As we move into Autumn, the Chicago Real Estate Market still has a lot of great homes to offer. We’ve stepped up our game with two brand new market reports. In addition to our City and North Shore reports, you can now download market reports for the Northwest and Western suburbs. Check out our market reports to spot the latest trends in Chicago’s top neighborhoods and suburbs.
Uptown is a neighborhood on Chicago’s north side that sits along Lake Michigan. Its boundaries are Foster Ave. on the north, Lake Shore Drive on the east, Montrose Ave. on the south and Ravenswood Ave. to the west. Popular areas within Uptown include Sheridan Park, Buena Park, Margate Park and Argyle Street (“Asia on Argyle”). Uptown is an affordable alternative to the neighboring Wrigleyville, North Center, Ravenswood and Andersonville communities.
The Summer is coming to an end, but the Chicago Real Estate Market is still hot. There are great homes to be found in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Check out our market report to spot the latest trends in Chicago’s top neighborhoods and suburbs.
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The Chicago real estate market started to really pick up in June. Lots of homes sold quickly, but there are still plenty of great homes for sale. I’ve looked through the numbers and picked my top neighborhoods and suburbs to search for homes.
Many first time home buyers are uncertain about when to shop for a mortgage and how to do so. It’s probably easier and less time consuming than you think.
Here are some quick tips on shopping for a mortgage:
- You only need to talk to one bank initially
- All banks follow the same guidelines outlined by Freddy Mac and Fannie May for loan preaprovals
- When you are under contract, then you can shop around to different lenders to find the best loan
Ravenswood is a neighborhood on Chicago’s north side. The neighborhood is nestled between Montrose Avenue on the south and Foster Avenue on the north; its western border is the Chicago River, and its eastern border is Clark Street. Ravenswood is commonly associated with its other residential neighbors, Andersonville and Ravenswood Manor. Lincoln Square also falls within its borders. [Read more…]