DEQ's

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Taking Advantage of Low Interest Rates

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Jenny from the Lake View asks if she should cave in to the advice of real estate agents and lock in a low interest rate now, or continue to take her time searching for the home she wants.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on New Construction Homes in East Village/Ukrainian Village

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Ryan asks for an opinion on how new construction detached homes in East Village/Ukrainian Village will appreciate compared to similar homes in Bucktown, Lincoln Park, or Lake View.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Appraisal Disputes

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Penny from Florida asks if her appraiser, who valued her home lower than expected, is right about a garage-adjacent room not being an actual bedroom.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Why Some Houses Sell at Unusually High Prices

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Liz from Glenview asks why a neighbor’s house sold for about $400,000 when others near it are sitting at prices in the $300,000s.