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By HOM Editorial Team | October 1, 2015
Homeowners in the Roger’s Park neighborhood of Chicago are thrilled with the installation of a new spray water pool at their local Pottawattomie Park. The water feature is one of many improvements the neighborhood has seen since Alderman Joe Moore laun …
By HOM Editorial Team | July 1, 2015
Chicago homeowners are taking control of their property taxes, thanks to the efforts of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. “We’re doing something a little different to help homeowners with property taxes here in Chicago,” says Brian Bernardoni, the …
PAST CALLS FOR ACTION
Oppose New Fees On Housing Providers in Granite City
August 14, 2020
City residents were asked to oppose a proposal before the city council to increase housing provider license fees, which would have resulted in rental increases.
Tell Your Representative to Vote NO on Rent Control
February 27, 2019
Ask your State Representative to vote “NO” on any bill that would repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act, or establish Rent Control.
Tell the City Council to vote NO on the proposed Public Safety Pension Fee
November 21, 2018
Residents of Peoria were asked to contact their city council member about a new proposed fee on property owners.
Reform The Home Inspection Process In Park Forest
June 6, 2018
Residents in Park Forest were asked to tell Park Forest officials (Village Trustees and the mayor) to have inspectors conduct inspections as soon as possible after the home is listed to minimize any disruptions or delays in the sales process.
Say No to New Mundelein Real Estate Taxes
April 9, 2018
Residents of Mundelein, IL were asked to contact their elected village officials in opposition to a real estate transfer tax referendum.
There are over four million incidents of housing discrimination every year. How to proceed if you are one of the homeowners who’s experienced this.
“When housing markets are fair, individuals have access to better economic opportunity and the ability to build more wealth.”
Conventional loans have become more competitive, and are now available through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with down payments as low as 3%.
Cities are working to address the lack of affordable housing as a means to boost homeownership opportunities. Small-dollar mortgages could help.
Outdoor heating is an essential for your outdoors space. With so many options, it can be hard to know which type one is right for you.