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DEQ's

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Upgrading a Home That’s Decreasing in Value

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Danny from Portage Park asks if it’s a good idea to continue making improvements on their home for when he and his wife want to sell it a few years, even though it has been decreasing in value.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Buying or Renting During a Time of Transition

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Chris from Schaumburg asks if renting is a better option than buying since he has a baby on the way and he may go back to school.

3 years
ago

Rodkin on a Condo’s Value Loss Due to Obstructed Views

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Ryan asks if there’s a way to estimate the loss of a condo’s value due to future building projects obstructing the lake view.

3 years
ago

Rodkin on Refinancing after a Low Appraisal

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Corey from Chatham asks what his next step should be after his refinance was denied due to a low appraisal.

3 years
ago

Rodkin on the Pressure to Buy a Home

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Mary from Belmont Cragin asks if she should hurry to buy a home before the low home prices go up.

3 years
ago

Rodkin on the Signs of a Housing Market Upturn

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Rob from North Center asks if the recent increase in home sales is a good sign for the housing market.

3 years
ago

Rodkin on Lessons Learned from the Real Estate Market

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Nora from Edgebrook asks about the best lesson we can learn from the state of the real estate market over the past few years.

3 years
ago

Rodkin on Buying a Two-Flat as a First Home

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, readers named Leanne and Mark from Uptown ask if it’s still true that a two-flat is the best place to start homeownership in Chicago.

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