DEQ's

2 years
ago

Rodkin on the New Rules from the CFPB

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, many readers are asking about the possible changes we should expect when buying a home next year following the new rules recently instituted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Two Neighbors with Different Asking Prices

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Connie from Humboldt Park asks if her neighbor—who is putting a similar condo on the market for a higher price—is correct in suggesting that they should raise their asking price.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Emphasizing a Home’s Best Qualities Out of Season

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Reilly from Lindenhurst asks how to show off the home’s best feature—a porch—to potential buyers when the area isn’t being used during the winter.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Pricing a Home with No Comparable Data

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Nicole from Burr Ridge asks for advice on how to determine the price of their home in a neighborhood where nothing has traded in several years.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on How to Sell a Condo Unit with a Noise Problem

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Stephanie from South Loop asks for advice on how to reduce the noise coming from her upstairs neighbor’s apartment now that she wants to sell.

2 years
ago

What to Fix First Before Selling—Interior or Exterior Flaws?

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Jill from Brookfield asks which should be repaired first—scratches and cracks on the interior doors or cracks and crumbles on the exterior concrete steps—before putting her home on the market.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Pricing an Empty Lot

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Barry from Mount Prospect asks for advice on how to price an empty lot he wants to buy, which seems to have no comparable sites.