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Festivals, Events, & Chicago Mag Article Saying “Now is a Great Time to Buy”

In Buying Real Estate, Chicago Events, Chicago Real Estate, Chicago Realtor, Chicagoland Real Estate, Chicagoland Real Estate Agent, Chicagoland Realtor, Investing in Real Estate, Money-Saving Tips, Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Selling Real Estate, Uncategorized on 05/24/2013 at 4:24 pm

With summer here, you or someone you know might be considering buying a house.  If that’s the case, you should know that according to Chicago Magazine, “Chicago-area home prices have finally bottomed out, most experts say—making now a great time to buy.”  Did you know that “late last year Zillow named Chicago the best market for homebuyers among 142 metro areas?”  If you’re curious to learn more, check out the article now.  Call or email me with questions any time, and I’ll let you know which banks are offering added financial incentives to qualified buyers.

Make sure you don’t miss any summer fun and stay on your budget by checking out Millennium Park Events and Chicago Festivals where free events are also listed.

Enjoy the summer, all those BBQs, and be careful out on the road.

As always, let me know if we can help you with any of your real estate questions or concerns.

Jerry A. Mustafa
MANAGING BROKER
Golden Arrow Realty Inc

Email: jerry@goldenarrowrealty.com
Website: http://www.ownchicagorealty.com/
Blog: honestlyagoldenarrowrealtyblog

Office:  (773) 622-1100 x 202
Toll Free:  (877) 427-9778
Cell:  (773) 544-7790

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Free Chicago Museum Days, Home Safety, and the Chicago Real Estate Market

In Buying Real Estate, Chicago Real Estate, Chicago Realtor, Chicagoland Real Estate, Chicagoland Realtor, Investing in Real Estate, Money-Saving Tips, Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Uncategorized on 01/21/2013 at 9:48 pm

This time, I’m sharing money-saving and home safety tips as well as good news for home buyers and investors.

The Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every weekday until February 13, 2013. If you don’t have an Illinois driver’s license or an Illinois State ID, please call them and ask what you can bring to prove your residency. The Field Museum also has SOME free days for Illinois residents in January and February. Additionally, here is another website with more Chicago freebies. Please check all websites for details.

According to a Forbes magazine article, Chicago has been a buyer’s market in 2012. While affordability is still high and mortgage rates continue to be historically low, you might want to consider pursuing buying a home or investment property this year.

Yesterday’s Chicago Sun-Times highlighted December’s spiked residential sales and prices during what has historically been the slowest time of the year. If you’re sitting on the fence about buying, you might want to start looking before home prices increase even more.

If you already own a home, January is National Radon Action Month, and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is asking Chicagoans to test their homes for harmful levels of radon, a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that can lead to death if unchecked.

As always, let us know if we can help you with any of your real estate questions or concerns.

Jerry A. Mustafa
MANAGING BROKER
Golden Arrow Realty Inc

Email: jerry@goldenarrowrealty.com
Website: http://www.goldenarrowrealty.com

Office: (773) 622-1100 x202
Cell: (773) 544-7790

Money-saving Tips for Investors & Museum Lovers!

In Buying Real Estate, Chicago Real Estate, Chicago Realtor, Chicagoland Real Estate, Chicagoland Real Estate Agent, Chicagoland Realtor, Investing in Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Selling Real Estate on 02/17/2012 at 10:21 pm

This time, I’m sharing good news for investors and money-saving tips for free museum trips! 

Although residential investors I know have been enjoying low vacancy rates, they’ve told me that they were disappointed they haven’t received any help from the federal government.  Investors are finally going to get their wish!  Proposed changes to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) will make mortgage modifications available to owners of rental properties.  Principal reduction incentives will also be offered for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans.  Please spread the word to everyone you know.  Here’s the Chicago Tribune article.

Chicago’s largest museums are offering many free days to Illinois residents this month.  Other museums offer weekly free days which are listed on the city’s website

As always, let us know if we can help you with any of your real estate questions or concerns.

Visit our website at:  www.ownchicagorealty.com.

Email us at:  honestlyblog@goldenarrowrealty.com.