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The impact of exterior composition on home prices

Posted by Thomas King // July 23, 2014

The impact of exterior composition on home prices –  The type of building materials used in the construction of a house often determines not only the cost of construction but also the price the property will command. Among the materials put to use in constructing the exterior of a house are timber, concrete, steel, aluminum, […]


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What constitutes living space in a home?

Posted by Thomas King // July 16, 2014

What constitutes living space in a home?   When one considers buying a home, the size of the construction obviously has a direct correlation with the price. However things are not as straightforward as that. The size of a house is determined by what is termed as legal square footage.  According to the American National […]


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The impact of bed/bath ratio on home pricing

Posted by Thomas King // July 9, 2014

The impact of bed/bath ratio on home pricing –  Any home with which has more bedrooms and bathrooms in comparison to another one will for most part command a higher price. This is something that any home appraisal will bear out. Quite often when comparing two similar properties to purchase, it might be a good […]


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Chicago Housing Prices

Posted by Thomas King // June 25, 2014

Chicago Housing Prices –  What do Chicago housing prices look like currently? Well it looks like things are looking up, as evidenced by the Case-Shiller Index of homes in Chicago having risen 20% in 2012 and an additional 11.5% in 2013. Though not making as much as they did in the pre-recession days, sellers are […]


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Investing in Chicago suburbs

Posted by Thomas King // June 25, 2014

Investing in Chicago suburbs –  There is a lot of interest in investing in Chicago suburbs these days, fueled by strong cash flows. A prime example of this is the recent purchase of Cantera Meadows which is in the western Chicago suburb of Warrenville by Adventus, a Canadian REIT for $28.4 million.  As a matter […]


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Finding a home to buy online

Posted by Thomas King // June 18, 2014

Finding a home to buy online We use the Internet to buy almost anything these days, given how it saves time by eliminating the necessity of actually making a trip to a store or a shop. Considering how stressful it can be to hunt for a home to buy a lot of people are increasingly […]


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Chicago Waterfront

Posted by Thomas King // June 11, 2014

Chicago Waterfront Chicago is undoubtedly one of the greatest cities in the world with stunning architectural edifices, an eclectic and cosmopolitan city ethos, a vibrant cultural heritage and a lively nightlife. What it also has is one of the most stunningly beautiful waterfronts anywhere. Imagine that you have stepped back a little from the waterfront […]


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Get a lowdown on Chicago Real Estate

Posted by Thomas King // June 4, 2014

Chicago is one of America’s premier cities and the third biggest in terms of its population (2.7 million) after New York and Los Angles. The city is renowned for its spectacular architecture, its cosmopolitan ethos, its lively art and culture and as a center of education and learning. It is therefore natural that a lot […]


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Everything you wanted to know about Chicago Real Estate Mortgage

Posted by Thomas King // May 28, 2014

Among the factors that go into any Real Estate investment decision, the rate of mortgage and the availability of mortgage credit are possibly the most significant ones. Its significance stem from the fact that a mortgage loan is in most cases the biggest and most important financial commitment that an individual will make in life, […]


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Hotel Accommodation in Chicago

Posted by Thomas King // May 21, 2014

Chicago is one of the busiest cities in the world and always finds people coming in large numbers for various reasons. Some come for business others are tourists, while some are here to enjoy the sports. In fact this city has something for everyone. Chicago welcomes people from all over the world. O’Hare International Airport […]


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