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Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home

How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartment. It is especially important to have clean credit before Read more

The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 to 49 and 21 percent of people aged 50 or Read more

Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fence. Or maybe your dream home has all the conveniences of modern Read more

The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

Hiring a real estate agent is absolutely in the best interests of home owners and buyers. According to the National Association of RealtorsⓇ, there are over 1.4 million RealtorsⓇ. With so many options to choose from, how does a buyer or seller choose the right real estate agent? We’ve narrowed down the top deciding Read more

New On The Market | 1827 W Erie Street for $1,499,000

Ivona Kutermankiewicz, just listed 1827 W Erie Street for $1,499,000 Phone: 773.865.5661 Last Fall Donovan Eckhardt of Greymark Development Group was driving to one of his custom home construction sites when he came across a “For Sale” sign on a potential teardown. He was immediately intrigued. Donovan had all kinds of ideas Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

U.S. Pending Home Sales Increased 3.5% in March

Pending home sales in the U.S. reached a seven-month high in February, which was a nice rebound from January's disappointing numbers. It's an indication another strong spring selling season could be in the offing. The National Association Realtors reported its pending home sales index increased by 3.5 percent month-over-month in February. This surpassed analysts expectations. Read more