Month: March 2019

Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a home in... More

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is the breakdown... More

Local Business Spotlight: First Ascent Climbing & Fitness in Chicago

IRPINO Real Estate Presents our Local Business Spotlight series featuring local businesses in Chicago’s Uptown and Buena Park neighborhoods. In March we visited First Ascent Climbing & Fitness, a local, community-focused climbing gym. We met with Dan Bartz, one of their co-founders to learn more about their big and bright Uptown facility which includes 10,000 square feet... More

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to... More

Highland Park Townhome For Sale: 1450 Concorde Circle

IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this Stunning END UNIT Townhouse in Chantilly for sale at: 1450 Concorde Cir, Highland Park, IL 60035. 3 BEDROOM | 2.5 BATHROOM This stunning 3 Bed/2.5 Bath End Unit Townhouse in highly desired Chantilly subdivision offers the largest floor plan, approx. 2528 SF, and amazing neighborhood amenities. Features... More

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014, with millennials... More

Niles Home For Sale: 8114 N Oketo Avenue

IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this Niles, IL home for sale at: 8114 N Oketo Avenue, Niles, IL 60714. 4 BEDROOM | 3 BATHROOM Renovated and Updated Inside and Out, this Brick Beauty situated on a Double Lot offers Stunning Living Space and is truly Move-in Ready! Features include: Complete Gut Rehab Gourmet Kitchen... More

Chicago Condo For Sale: 4311 N. Sheridan, Unit 400

IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this Chicago condo for sale at: 4311 N. Sheridan, Unit 400, Chicago, IL 60613. 2 BEDROOM | 2.5 BATHROOM Live in the lap of luxury in this Top Floor, Penthouse Condo in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Features include: The wide and open floor plan welcomes you in... More

3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying A Home Come True [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking too much about it. Living within a budget right now will help you save money for down payments while also paying down other debts that might be holding you... More

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