Real Estate Insider Updates and Information

October 21, 2017

1. Buyer makes an offer 

2. Seller signs the contract, accepting the offer

3. Buyer orders the home inspection (it costs $300-$700 depends on size of the homes)

4. Hire an attorney to review the signed contract and conduct a real estate closing (fixed rate is around $400-$750, paying at the closing)

5....

October 18, 2017

When my husband and I purchased our first home in 2008, it didn't come to my mind finding a realtor would be necessary. First, I thought I had access to see all listings available through public websites. Second I didn't think there would be anyone as interested as myself in finding the best fit for...

October 17, 2017

Email me if you have a specific building in Streeterville, River North, New East Side and South Loop that you want to know more about!

I will post an article with the building information and recent sale summary.

MinKimDesignChicago@gmail.com

October 17, 2017

When you make an offer for a house, including a pre-approval letter from a lending institution can be helpful. Especially if there are multiple offers, because it informs the seller that you are a serious and ready buyer. 

More importantly, while obtaining a pre-approval letter, you will be able to k...

October 16, 2017

1. HOA (Homeowner Association) fees: expense for the common area and building maintenance and management service charges such as having 24 hour doorman or onsite building managers. Therefore, the more amenities the building offers, the higher HOA fees tend to be.

2. Reserve fund: the amount of funds...

October 16, 2017

What makes Streeterville a nice neigheborhood to live?

When I first moved to Streeterville in 2005 it was about a half empty. After 10 years, it is hard to find an empty block. I studied urban planning but it doesn't take much of study to figure this out. 

Streeterville is less then 10 minutes away wa...

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