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Home Buying

Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

 We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all Read more

4 Interior Design Trends You Will See Everywhere in 2023

When 2022 began, nerves were still raw from months upon months of pandemic-induced stress. Today, things feel much more ebullient—including the anticipated design trends of 2023. Turns out, many of us are ready to shed our sweatpants and homebody tendencies and reenter life with abandon. Few places reflect that shift more so than our Read more

The Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the Read more

2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)

Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates. In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on inflation. And while some market sectors have been slow to respond, the housing market has reacted Read more

CRAIN’S 2022 NOTABLE NONPROFIT BOARD LEADERS

Ivona Kutermankiewicz Board member, Jackson Chance Foundation About Jackson Chance Foundation At Jackson Chance Foundation, we remove the financial burden of parking fees, giving every family the opportunity to be with their child each and every day. We give families access to the best hospitals, neonatal specialists, surgical abilities, and nursing staff that they Read more

What to Do If You Bought a House, Then Discovered a Problem That the Seller Didn’t Disclose

What to Do If You Bought a House, Then Discovered a Problem That the Seller Didn’t Disclose If you purchased a home, then weeks, months, or even years later, you discovered an issue that wasn’t disclosed to you, you may feel devastated and angry. Here are some options to explore.   Learn about Read more

Essential Questions to Ask When House Hunting

Essential Questions to Ask When House Hunting Whether it’s your first time buying a home or you have completed many real estate transactions, there are essential questions to ask during every house hunting experience. From questions before seeing the house, during the tour and post-tour, ensuring you ask the correct questions will result Read more

Don’t Assume That There Is Something Wrong with a House That’s Back on the Market

Don't Assume That There Is Something Wrong with a House That's Back on the Market If a home sale is pending and then the house goes back on the market, people often assume that the prospective buyer backed out after discovering a major problem with the property. That’s not necessarily true. If you see Read more