The Pros and Cons of Buying a Newly Built Home

According to Trulia’s latest survey, twice as many people prefer new homes to existing homes. “New” means brand-new, never lived in properties, or homes purchased in the preconstruction phase, and “existing” homes are preowned properties. Shiny and new sounds nice, but what’s actually behind the allure of these properties? New construction might seem like the ...

Labor Day

Labor Day has been a national holiday since 1894. It all began right here in Chicago with the strike by the American Railway Union at the Pullman Co.  After several innocent workers were killed President Grover Cleveland intervened and signed a law designating the first Monday in September, Labor Day. Labor Day is a day ...

What Homebuyers Want

By now you’re heard that housing prices are at all-time lows and now is the best time to find a good home for a great price.  The buyers out there know that for now, with inventory as high as it is, they are currently in the driver’s seat;  they recognize that low pricing coupled with ...

Housing Recovery

When, Where, and How? The housing market has a direct effect on the economy and always will.  Of course there are several factors that have led to a strained economy, but at times none seem more apparent than the struggling housing and real estate market, that continually seem to slow down any strength that the ...