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Our main goal is to provide information for those looking to buy or sell a home as well as those who are looking to invest in real estate whether it is an investment property or house hacking. We also feature market updates and exclusive interviews with lenders, attorneys, inspectors, insurance agents, appraisers, and contractors.

Our main goal is to provide information for those looking to buy or sell a home as well as those who are looking to invest in real estate whether it is an investment property or house hacking. We also feature market updates and exclusive interviews with lenders, attorneys, inspectors, insurance agents, appraisers, and contractors.
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Our main goal is to provide information for those looking to buy or sell a home as well as those who are looking to invest in real estate whether it is an investment property or house hacking. We also feature market updates and exclusive interviews with lenders, attorneys, inspectors, insurance agents, appraisers, and contractors.

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Episodes

10 Tips to Make Your Next Offer the Winning Bid

12/5/2019
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The more intentional you are about your offer, the better your chances of making a successful bid. Follow these 10 steps, and you’ll be well prepared. The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the Cobblestone Realty team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any thoughts, ideas, or feedback. We would love to hear from you. Find us online: Instagram: @cobblestonerealtychi Facebook: /cobblestonerealtychi Website: www.cobblestonerealtygroup.com

Duration:00:11:30

Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

10/31/2019
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In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy a home? The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the Cobblestone Realty team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any thoughts, ideas, or feedback. We would love to hear from...

Duration:00:05:20

7 Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

10/3/2019
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Congrats! You’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage and have found a home to buy! You're undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to be a homeowner but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, here are 7 things you shouldn’t do after applying for a mortgage. The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the Cobblestone Realty team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any thoughts, ideas, or feedback. We would love to...

Duration:00:04:09

4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

9/26/2019
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So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! In this episode Mauricio Lopez goes over 4 steps provided to help buyers make offers, along with some additional information for your consideration. The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the...

Duration:00:03:45

8 Simple Rules for Negotiating your Offer and Getting that House

9/20/2019
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Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate. And it could happen. Many sellers accept the best offer they receive, and for a variety of reasons. But sellers are also known to reject offers for a variety of reasons. Or make counteroffers. This is especially likely if you bid low, or when you’re up against multiple competing offers. In this episode JC goes over 8 simple rules every buyer should know before they start negotiating. The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is...

Duration:00:08:14

How Quickly Can You Save for a Down Payment?

9/11/2019
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Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Whether you have just begun to save for a down payment or have been saving for years, you may be closer to your dream home than you think! The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the Cobblestone Realty team. Feel...

Duration:00:03:27

How to Prepare Your Credit to Buy a Home with Johanna Diaz

9/5/2019
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In today's episode Ricardo Rodriguez, Realtor and owner at Cobblestone Realty sits down with Johanna Diaz of Credit Rx - A credit consulting company that has helped thousands of people go from bad credit to homeownership in the last few years and the first credit consulting company to ever be recognized by Top Agent Magazine. Topics covered in the episode: The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the Cobblestone Realty team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any...

Duration:00:36:50

How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent for You

8/28/2019
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In this episode guest host, Melissa Szanati, Senior Housing Specialist and Realtor at Cobblestone Realty shares tips on how to find the right real estate agent for you. Buying or selling a home is no small feat, and it’s one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. That’s why finding a real estate agent with the experience to guide you through the process is key. Finding a real estate agent takes time, but picking your agent carefully will pay off in the end. Follow these tips...

Duration:00:10:27

Mid-Year Housing Market Update and 3 Things To Know Today

8/12/2019
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Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are saying is on the horizon, we go over the top three things to put on your radar as we head into the coming months. The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the Cobblestone Realty team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any...

Duration:00:03:44

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is and Get Pre-Approved

8/12/2019
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In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. Even if you are not in an incredibly competitive market, understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing whether or not your dream...

Duration:00:03:43

5 Tips For Starting Your Dream Home Search Today

8/12/2019
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In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the whole process. The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the...

Duration:00:04:10

Get Yourself Familiarized with The Home Buying Process

8/12/2019
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Any major purchase requires research, careful analysis, consideration, and thought. Home buying isn't any different! Determining the right location, the number of bedrooms or bathrooms needed, and outdoor space is the easier things. However, there are many other factors to think about in your home search. The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the Cobblestone Realty team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any thoughts, ideas, or feedback. We would love to hear from...

Duration:00:05:26

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Not FSBO

8/12/2019
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Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. The Chicago Real Estate Podcast is proudly brought to you by the Cobblestone Realty team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any thoughts, ideas, or feedback. We would love to hear from you! Find us online: Instagram:...

Duration:00:04:36