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Why Buy a Foreclosure Property in Chicago
Invest in your future. Property is historically one of the best investments that is available, even after the recent housing bubble. The only sure way to protect savings from inflation is by purchasing hard assets, such as raw land, homes or apartment complexes.
There has never been a better time to enter the foreclosure market. Banks have a large stockpile of foreclosures in Chicago, and every time that a bank-owed home sells, the banks will list a new ...
After the recent housing bubble, millions of Americans were left upside-down on their mortgage payments. That is, they now owe more on their homes than the homes are worth on the housing market. That sounds like a financial nightmare, to say the least. Although there are many thousands of foreclosures in Illinois, being upside-down on a mortgage does not necessarily mean that the owners cannot afford to make the monthly payments.
A strategic default was ...
A new landlord of Chicago foreclosed homes will ask the question: Should I do the repairs myself, or hire help?
Dwellings are always being weathered by the sun, rain, snow and wind. New paint fades and cracks, over the years, and door hinges get squeaky. The inside of a dwelling is not safe from wear and tear, either. The people inside will bump into walls and doors at night, spill red wine on the carpet, and have kids that throw toys around.
Personal Finance – Setting Goals
Without a finance background, getting your finances in order can seem overwhelming. There are multiple bills to track, accounts to manage, and, of course, the money coming in has to be at least equal to the money going out. Without tracking spending habits and checks coming in, it may come as a surprise when there is nothing to save at the end of the month, or worse, when there is not enough to make ends meet.
The simple truth of personal finance is that it ca...
Personal Finance – Live Within Means
Before investing, one must save. Before saving, one must be free of debt. To be free of debt, one must live within their means.
We live in the age of easy credit. Every week credit cards come in the mail offering consumers thousands of dollars for nothing in return, at least for now. Shiny new computers, televisions and cars all appear in the homes of unemployed neighbors, thanks to Visa and MasterCard.
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