first time homebuyers

New Mortgage Programs for Chicago First-Time Home Buyers

The challenge of saving for a down payment is a constant struggle for many first-time home buyers in Chicago. According to the Washington Post, the housing market is missing one specific group: young first-time home buyers. Realtors are commenting on the low numbers of this young generation that they are seeing in the marketplace. The …

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Seven Steps to a Successful First Year of Chicago Home Ownership

From the euphoria of owning your own place to anxiety over just how much maintenance will your new home will need, becoming a first-time homeowner in Chicago brings out a range of emotions. Luckily, BrightNest has compiled a list of the top seven things to do in your first year of home ownership. Form Habits: Detecting …

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September Tours of New Homes in Chicago Increase

Usually sales of new homes in Chicago decline slightly during the fall and winter months. However, last month saw an increase in home tourings and offers at the national level that were much higher than September 2011 levels, according to Redfin. Redfin is an online real estate brokerage site that connects homes for sale with …

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