Budgeting For Your Home In Retirement
Planning your finances with a retirement budget can significantly decrease money-related stress and allow you to fully enjoy your retirement. Budgeting is extremely important throughout all aspects of your life, but retirement planning is crucial to developing peace of mind. …- more -
5 Strategies for Homebuyers With Financial Concerns
Are you getting ready to start house hunting? You may have been going over your financial documents and evaluating your personal savings. If you’ve made any financial missteps over the years, you might be worried about whether or not you’ll …- more -
Senior-Friendly Technologies That Connect Older Adults and Their Loved Ones
Is your senior loved one thinking about a move to or from Chicago? As we age, our needs change. While physical and healthcare needs come to mind, emotional well-being is just as important. This makes it necessary for loved ones …- more -
Homeowners – How will Chicago’s property tax hike impact you?
Aldermen narrowly approved a $94 million increase to Chicago’s property tax levy as part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s pandemic budget, bringing the total to $1.63 billion. Using 2019 tax bills, the city estimated the hike would cost the average Chicago …- more -
Chicago Ranks #1 for Most Residential Conversions in the US
91 Old Buildings Repurposed Since the 1950s Adaptive reuse focuses on rehabilitating older buildings and giving them a new purpose. Not only is this a great way of preserving historic value within communities, but it can also minimize new construction …- more -
Increase In The Conforming Loan Limits and What It Means For Buyers
In November 2020, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) came out with its 2021 mortgage loan limits. The FHFA is the independent regulatory agency that supervises and oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Bank System. What …- more -
Finding a Home You Can Afford in Your Senior Years
When you reach a certain age, your family home may become too much to manage. It’s at that point many seniors begin thinking about moving. However, moving in your later years isn’t as simple as it was in the days …- more -
The Importance of Staging Your Home To Show and Sell!
Your home is your castle and you should live comfortably and in your style. Then it all goes out the window when you decide to sell. If your goal is to optimize price and reduce market time, in any market …- more -
Let’s help someone in need during these trying times
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and sheltering in place at home. During these trying times, it is important to remember there are so many people in our various communities not as fortunate. If you …- more -
Should You Hire A Professional To Take Your Listing Photos?
Selling your home means putting a lot of thought into how it looks. You’ll want to clear the clutter, give it a fresh coat of paint, or maybe even hire someone to stage it with curated furniture and artwork. Yet …- more -
What to Know When Purchasing a Home in the Current Market
The year 2019 was a buyer’s dream for the Chicago real estate market due to falling interest rates, especially for the first seven months or so. In August, for example, the number of homes sold was down seven percent year-on-year. …- more -
We are here for you, and we are stronger together!
Dear Clients, Friends, and Family, On behalf of @properties and The Dobbs Group, I would like to share our thoughts, precautions, and procedures as we navigate in these uncertain times. Our personal and professional lives have been and will …- more -