Home Buying

Featured Listing | 3734 N Lakewood

FEATURED LISTING | 3734 N Lakewood Ivona Kutermankiewicz and Sophia Klopas has listed 3734 N Lakewood for $1,799,000 Featured Listing Located on a quiet stretch of Lakewood Avenue in prime Southport Corridor, this 4500 square feet greystone is nothing short of spectacular. With much of its original [...]

The Ten Most Commonly Asked Questions in Home Buying

It’s a big financial leap to becoming a homeowner. Historically, it has helped middle-class families build long-term wealth. Committing to a too high of a mortgage payment though can easily leave you house poor. If feel you are ready to transition from a renter to a homeowner, here are ten of the most [...]

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or [...]

A $15mm Home Hits Winnetka: Few Can Compare

An 18,000-square-foot lakefront parcel is being built in Winnetka by the Chicago attorney who led George W. Bush's legal team in a dispute over Florida ballots in the 2000 U.S. presidential election A prominent Chicago attorney and his wife, Philip and Janice Beck, are building a $15.6 million dollar lakefront home in Winnetka. [...]

Five Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

Real estate investment is a major financial play that requires no shortage of commitment. Any number of potential pitfalls can turn a seemingly sound investment property into a money pit. You have to be prepared for all contingencies when becoming a landlord. But how do you know when you’re ready to plunge into real estate [...]

Just Listed – Wicker Park Duplex – 2136 W Crystal #1

New Price! Come see this beautifully maintained and tastefully updated south-facing duplex in Wicker Park! The condo boasts ideal layout with 2 bedrooms on the upper level and 1 bedroom down, large sun-filled living spaces, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows, dry bar and a fireplace in the family room, high ceilings with crown [...]

Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff office opens in Bucktown

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRulboff Realty Group recently announced its expansion to a new Bucktown office scheduled to open by the end of 2017.  The Damen Avenue location was previously occupied by Buzz Killer Espresso coffee shop.  The office will give the most prominent Chicago residential real estate firm street presence in a neighborhood where [...]

What’s Your Home Buying Power?

What’s Your Home Buying Power? If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” Many buyers become so caught up in how much they can afford that they don’t realize their total buying power—that is, the total amount of [...]