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Can You Sell a House With a Mortgage?

It’s believed that most people live in their house for 40 or 50 years. Things have changed since that was a regular occurrence. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median number of years of people living in their homes is 13.2 years, with about 82% of homeowners staying there for up to 15 … Continued
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Who to Hire to Appraise, Haul, and Sell My Household Items

Whether you’re looking to downsize or sell items left in a house after a family member has passed away, it can feel overwhelming. You have to go through the entire estate to figure out what’s worth selling and what isn’t. While some families are prepared for the task, most require time and help. Factor in … Continued
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How to Negotiate Realtor Fees

Just like when you’re selling anything, selling a house requires a buyer and seller. The thing about selling real estate is that you can have a real estate agent represent you and your interests to help get you the most money (if you’re a seller) or aid in getting you the lowest price (if you … Continued
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Fees For Selling A House

Most people expect to pay a real estate agent a commission for selling a house. The unfortunate part of selling a house is that there are costs and fees you tend to overlook in the chaos. Some are negotiable, like real estate agent commissions, while others, like taxes, are not. Either way, it’s best to … Continued
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What Is A Short Sale Of A House?

Financial distress can come in many forms, such as a job demotion, a change in sales commission structure, or even job loss. These things can strain a homeowner and cause them to not make payments or only partial payments. It leaves you in a snowballing financial distress that becomes hard to escape. It leads you … Continued
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What Is Fair Market Value of A House?

Fair Market Value (FMV) is a term used in many instances. It’s typically used for larger purchases like vehicles and real estate. We’re going to focus on it as a real estate term. With real estate property being such a big purchase, it’s essential to know what it is when attempting to sell or buy … Continued
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Should I Sell My House As Is For Cash?

When most people are looking to sell a house as is for cash, they are looking for a quick answer to a problem they have with trying to sell their house. They are willing to trade some of their “fair market value” for a quick and easy solution that aids them in getting rid of … Continued
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Should I Sell My House To An Investor?

When you sell a house, there are just a couple of options. Do you want to sell it with representation, or do you want to sell it yourself? To maximize the sale, you’ll need to do a few things first, and when you couple that with the stress of a traditional home sale, selling yourself … Continued
Frequently asked questions in Chicago to sell my house fast

5 Frequently Asked Questions

We get many questions about what we do and how we do it. The topics vary greatly. At SILT Real Estate and Investments, LLC, we are cash home buyers who buy houses all around Illinois, no matter the condition. We understand that the process can be stressful and confusing. Here are 5 of the most … Continued
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Solving Problems And Selling A Difficult To Sell House

Instead of going over what to do in a bad situation, I figured we’d give you one we’ve dealt with and how we have helped the client. Every situation is different and may require creative thinking to solve your problems, but we like to help people and ensure their issues get resolved when they sell … Continued
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Selling A House In A Divorce

Going through a divorce sucks! It’s difficult with many emotions, including grief, anger, and fear. It can feel overwhelming to deal with. Most times, the most stressful part is dealing with the marital assets you have accumulated as a couple. This can include your house. Choosing what to do with your home can be extremely … Continued
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Options For Inherited House

We understand that losing a loved one is never easy, and dealing with their belongings and property can be overwhelming. After laying your loved one to rest, you’re probably unsure what to do next. There is all their stuff to deal with, including a house or home. Read on, and we’ll explain your options and … Continued
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Negative Equity On A House

Most homeowners don’t expect their house to depreciate when they buy it. Most real estate agents and other market experts say that homes appreciate, on average, about 3% to 5% depending on your local market, with an average of 4.3% since 1991 and 4.7% since 2000, according to FHFA. Even more recently, appreciation has climbed … Continued
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Selling Property With Delinquent Taxes

Property taxes are a necessary part of home ownership. They provide the needed funds for schools, libraries, roads, and local services like the fire department and police department. Every piece of property provides a small amount to the high cost those services require. Most people don’t realize how much they pay for those services. Even … Continued
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