Real Estate

Rent In Elmhurst Has Skyrocketed More Than Anywhere Else In Chicagoland: Report

Rent In Elmhurst Has Skyrocketed More Than Anywhere Else In Chicagoland: Report

RENTCafe, a nationwide apartment search website, recently released its Chicago Apartment Market Report, which looks at town in Chicagoland that saw the highest jump in rental rates in 2016. The apartment complexes included in the survey were multi-family properties with 50 or more units.

The Closing Process: What Home Buyers Can Expect on the Big Day

The Closing Process: What Home Buyers Can Expect on the Big Day

The hardest parts are over: You’ve found that perfect home in a haystack of listings, negotiated a deal you’re happy with, and secured a mortgage—and you’re now in the home stretch of the home-buying process. Just one more critical hurdle lies ahead: the home closing. Also known as “settlement” or “escrow,” this is a day when all involved parties meet to make this transaction official.

To make sure you’re fully prepared, here’s what to expect from the closing process, step by step.

How much does the average American pay in property taxes?

This article lists the states that have the lowest and highest property tax rates.  SPOILER ALERT: Residents in Illinois and Wisconsin are not in the favorable category.