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Our Champaign Urbana Real Estate Group

Now our little group of Champaign real estate experts is growing and here are a couple of recent additions.  

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Buying a Home in Champaign-Urbana IL- How Long Does it Take?

How long does the home buying process take in Champaign-Urbana IL? At a minimum, it will usually take 30 to 60 days because that’s how long most banks need to process a home loan once you have a signed purchase contract on a home. In other words, if you already knew which house you wanted […]

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What Does “As-Is” Really Mean? Champaign-Urbana Home Buying FAQ

The term “as-is” may be used by a seller to describe a Champaign-Urbana home for sale and it can be very confusing for home buyers. What does it really mean if a home is being sold “as-is”? When it comes right down to it, all homes are being offered “as-is.” In other words, the condition […]

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Buying a Champaign-Urbana Home: What To Look For During Showings

When you head out to look at Champaign-Urbana homes with your real estate agent, the things you’ll likely pay the most attention to are the things on your “wants and needs list.” That list might include the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the kitchen layout, whether the home has a garage or a basement, etc. […]

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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should (Spend That Much)

One trial home buyers in Champaign-Urbana IL face, especially first-time home buyers, is figuring out how much money they’re comfortable spending on the purchase of their home…and then sticking to their budget. You may be thinking “Not me! I know what I can afford and I don’t overspend!” And if that’s the case, then great. […]

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5 Things To Do to be Better Prepared for Buying a Home in Champaign-Urbana IL

Thinking about buying a home in Champaign-Urbana IL? It’s a big decision, as you know, but one that can immensely improve your lifestyle, as well as put you on a path to a rewarding financial future when done with discretion. Here are a few tips that can help prepare you to move forward with the […]

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How Long Does it Take to Find the Perfect Champaign-Urbana Home?

Earlier today I met with clients who I’ve been working with for a few months now to find their perfect Champaign-Urbana home. We looked at 3 more homes today, but still none of them quite fit the bill, and my clients were somewhat apologetic that it was taking them so long to find the right […]

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Why do you need a pre-approval letter to buy a home in Champaign-Urbana?

Thinking of buying a home in Champaign-Urbana? If so, you will need to get a pre-approval letter from the bank (unless you plan on paying with cash). It’s not just something we recommend doing, it’s something you will NEED to do, or you can’t put an offer in on the house you want (or any […]

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