As the summer heats up, so does the real estate market in cold weather states like Illinois. According to CNBC, home sales are on the rise again recently, and there isn't enough existing housing to meet the market demand. Although it is a seller's market, listing a home still comes with its fair share of uncertainty. Taking the steps necessary to ensure a smooth process is often easier said than done. What is there to know about selling a home?
Numerous Illinois residents have been able to generate good cash flow by leasing out their residential properties. For those who are relatively new to the whole landlord position, though, they may find that it is not always easy to get the most out of a property lease. When making residential real estate transactions such as this, what is included in the lease agreement can mean all the difference between making a profit and taking a loss.
The real estate market isn't what it used to be. The prices home sellers in northern Illinois can ask are not nearly as good as they were ahead of the Great Recession of 2007-2008. Yet, it remains true that our homes are the single most important investment any of us makes. No wonder, then, that when the time does come to sell, we want to get the highest possible return on that property.