Real Estate Advice

Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods for Investment Opportunities

The ever-changing landscape of neighborhood revitalization in Chicago can lead to great investment opportunities. So to keep you informed about these upcoming areas, let's explore some of the most popular up-and-coming neighborhoods. Revitalization breathes new life into neighborhoods, creating a ripple effect that positively impacts property values and investment opportunities alike. As downtrodden Read more

National Real Estate Market Update for 2023

In the world of real estate, the saying "location, location, location" has been replaced by a new focus: mortgage rates, mortgage rates, mortgage rates. Since the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates to combat inflation, the impact on homebuyers and the market has been significant. Higher rates have reduced affordability and demand, and Read more

The Ultimate Graduation Gift: Why Parents are Buying Investment Properties for their Kids

Are you a parent gearing up to send your child off to college? If so, you've probably thought about dorm costs and meal plans, and if you're like many parents, you might be shocked at the prices. But have you considered another option? A growing trend among parents is shifting the paradigm of Read more

Homeowner Exemption

The Homeowner Exemption is a tax break that can reduce the property tax you must pay on your primary residence. The exemption amount varies depending on where your home is located within Cook County, but on average, it is about $700. To apply for the Homeowner Exemption, you can fill out an application online or print out Read more

What Recent Bank Failures Mean for Mortgage Rates And You

Navigating the Silver Lining in Real Estate Amid Financial Uncertainty Silicon Valley and Signature Bank's recent collapse has sent shockwaves through the financial sector, resulting in widespread economic repercussions. Yet, despite the challenges, there's a silver lining for the real estate market: lower mortgage rates. In this blog post, we'll briefly overview the Read more

2022 SALES AWARDS – Ivona Kutermankiewicz

It is with great pride that I can say I have been awarded several prestigious accolades to recognize my success in sales, dedication to customer care, and commitment to providing excellent service. These awards include the Chairman’s Circle Diamond, placing me in the top one percent of real estate agents, as well Read more