Loop North Real Estate News

Chicago apartment fees rising as landlords prepare for tax hikes

Struggling to stay ahead of Chicago’s ever-increasing real estate tax bite, more and more landlords are turning to non-refundable rental fees and other monthly surcharges to boost cash flow.

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Homeowners should skip holiday shopping and go mortgage hunting

Homeowners should forget about shopping for holiday bargains and start mortgage hunting now to lock in the best 2019 loan deals.

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Alderman says Tribune Tower East revisions address traffic concerns of neighbors

Developers of Tribune Tower East got a second chance to reassure neighbors concerned with traffic the proposed 113-story skyscraper would attract.

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Cozy fireplace can help ward off Chicago ‘polar vortex’

After suffering through the epic polar vortex winter in early 2019, many Chicago homeowners are looking forward to pouring a goblet of hot spiced wine and hunkering down around a cozy fireplace over the holidays.

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Double-digit property tax hikes put squeeze on home resale values

While resale home prices in Chicago continued to inch higher in October, buyers and sellers are worrying about the elephant in the room, rising real estate taxes.

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How to shop for a mortgage now and avoid home-loan vultures

With financial sharks and birds of prey stalking borrowers in the world of Mortgageland, the goal of every borrower seeking to refinance should be to learn to swim and fly around them.

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Homeowners should read the fine print on their mortgage documents

The fine print on your adjustable-rate mortgage may not have a happy ending. But with rates on a downward slide, refinancing your home loan could be your best option. First of two articles.

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Will Fed action push home loan interest rates lower over holidays?

If you are planning to buy a home or refinance your mortgage before the end of the year, you are in for a holiday gift – lower mortgage interest rates.

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As home sales slump, sellers ask, ‘Where are the buyers?’

With a shortage of buyers touring listings this summer, many Chicago home sellers were left scratching their heads as the market for single-family homes slumped in several North Side neighborhoods.

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Why are luxury homes in North Park bargain-priced at $100,000 less?

Ever wonder why market values of similar luxury homes in different neighborhoods vary greatly in price?

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