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How to Use Gifts for a Down Payment on a New Chicago Home

In today’s real estate market, lenders are requiring higher down payments than before the bubble burst in 2006. To meet this requirement, potential homebuyers are asking relatives to help fund their down payments and/or closing costs.  However, there are rules that apply when using gifts for these purposes. Gifts can only be used as a …

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Edgebrook Glen- Tucked Away In Chicago's Northwest Side

The name of the neighborhood ‘Edgebrook’ might not resonate with many folks in Chicago.  When you drive this area of Chicago’s far northwest side, you’ll think you’re far away from the city.   However, that’s exactly the idea of CA Development’s newest neighborhood: Edgebrook Glen.   Hidden away next to Indian Woods forest preserve within the boundaries …

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Chicagoland Real Estate Forum is a community of information about real estate in Chicago.  It is open for posting to almost anyone in the industry…just let us know that you want to post to the site and we will set you up. We do moderate the posts for content and to make sure it is …

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Purchasing Green Built Homes in Chicago Saves You Money

We all know about the federal tax credit currently available for first-time homebuyers, but you may not be aware that there is also a tax credit for homebuyers that purchase a green built home or products to make your home a little more environmentally-friendly. By purchasing new Chicago homes that incorporate green standards, you are …

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