Home Buying Tips

Our real estate experts share helpful tips on how to buy a home, and some common pitfalls to avoid in order to improve your home buying experience.

First Time Home Buyer Programs in Chicago

As a first-time buyer, saving that 20% downpayment may sound daunting, if not impossible. You are not alone! In fact, the steep downpayment is the single biggest hurdle standing between new buyers and their first homes. For some, it can take a whole lifetime of work...

Questions to ask a real estate agent

Real estate agents are more than just witnesses to the purchase of your new home. The agent you choose will affect the options you see, the money you spend, and your success in negotiations. Most people go with the first agent they meet, or a recommendation from a...

How To Buy a Home

There are several steps to purchasing a home. It is recommended that you start by consulting your Buyer Agent as early in the process as possible to make sure that you don't make any missteps. Your agent will help you navigate through each step and make the process as...

Where to Start When You Want to Buy a Home

Research has shown that most buyers shop for homes online six months or more before they get serious and schedule in-person showings. Once you've decided to buy a home, it may be awhile before you make your purchase, that's completely normal. Here are some steps that...