What is a Pre-Foreclosure in Chicago?

With millions of homes across the country going into foreclosure, it’s important for both buyers and mortgage holders to understand the process. So what is a pre-foreclosure in Chicago anyway? Many homeowners across America and Chicago are facing difficulties making their monthly mortgage payments. When a homeowner misses 3-6 months of mortgage payments, the lending institution will … Continued

How to Avoid Foreclosure in Chicago

A rise in number of houses sold is an indicator that the housing market is rebounding. Recent data shows foreclosures nationally dropped to their lowest levels since November 2005. Years after the mortgage meltdown and housing market collapse. Many people in Chicago Illinois are still struggling to make their mortgage payments. It can be fearful … Continued

How to Sell Your House to an Investor in Chicago IL

Home ownership just isn’t what it was in the 1950’s. In the past, people would buy a home and live there for the rest of their lives, often passing it on to their family. Things have changed. Many first-time homebuyers are going into it with the attitude that they’ll sell when it’s time for a change. If … Continued

Selling Your Home During a Divorce in Chicago

If you’re wondering about the ins and outs of selling your home during a divorce in Chicago Illinois… we’ll dive into the steps and things to look out for in this article. It is claimed that half of all marriages in the United States after some time end in divorce. Because of this, Chicago Illinois … Continued

How to stay in my home after foreclosure in Chicago

A recent study estimates that 47% of foreclosed properties are still occupied. When you first see that stat you may be surprised… but we’re not. What most people don’t realize is that banks aren’t in the business to own homes. They are in the business to loan people money. But when they have to foreclose … Continued

What do I need to do to sell my house in Chicago IL?

You want to sell your Chicago house, and you want to get top dollar. Excellent! But “What do I need to do to sell my house in Chicago“? Here are some tips on how to get your home ready to sell if you’re looking for top dollar that the market will bear: *NOTE: These instructions … Continued

We buy houses in Chicago companies – are they credible?

If you’ve been driving around in Chicago, chances are you’ve seen some billboards advertising companies that buy houses. Often times they say things like “We Buy Chicago Houses!” or “Cash For Your House”. Are these “we buy houses in Chicago companies” credible? How do I know if the local house buying companies out there are honest … Continued

Understanding the Foreclosure Process in IL

Understanding the foreclosure process in IL is an important part of navigating your own home foreclosure. Before we dive in… What is foreclosure anyway? Foreclosure is the legal process that lenders use to take back property securing a loan, generally after the borrower stops making payments. Foreclosure is no fun.  But just know that it’s not … Continued

Can I sell my Chicago house in foreclosure?

Do you have a Chicago IL house that’s in foreclosure right now? Many people going through the IL foreclosure process want to get out from under that burdensome house and wonder if they can sell the house in foreclosure. The short answer: yes. The long answer: it’s a little more complicated, but usually you can … Continued

How do I sell my house without an agent in Chicago?

If you’re looking to sell your house or investment property in Chicago without using a real estate agent, we can help. Although we do cooperate with brokers, sometimes it’s best to avoid paying someone to be in the middle. After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a property in a commission is a lot of money. … Continued

Selling My House Fast in Chicago

You need to sell your Chicago house fast right?  If you’re saying… “I’m having the toughest time selling my house fast in Chicago“… you’re at the right place 🙂 These tips will help you get your property sold. [NOTE: Most important – if you really need to sell fast, consider the option of selling for cash offer … Continued

I’m Relocating And Need To Sell My House In Chicago

Relocation is a complicated exercise in coordination. We get local Chicago home sellers calling us or submitting their house info on this website every week saying “I’m relocating and need to sell my house in Chicago“.  The great thing is that we’re able to help a good many of those sellers sell their house quickly … Continued

Illinois Property Taxes Sold

You’ve had your Chicago property taxes sold, but now what? Don’t worry, if you caught it in time you won’t lose too much. Make most of the same payments you’d have to make anyhow, but now included are some small fees and a variable interest rate to the person who purchased your taxes. If you … Continued

Chicago Debt Snowball

Did you know that only 20% of Americans are free from debt? It is true, Americans live in a self-fulfilling, I need-it-now society where debt is racked up quicker than you can say, ‘debit or credit?’ Getting caught in a never-ending debt cyclone is not uncommon and not something that is easily omitted from one’s … Continued

Moving out of Chicago fast

Ride Out of Town   Chicago is a great town. The food, the culture, the history and the people! What’s not to like? Well, that list is getting pretty long as well unfortunately. Shots fired: Everyone wants to say the record-setting crime is isolated to the South and West sides of the city, but it … Continued