Eddie Ruettiger's Blog Posts

What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward

Some Highlights:Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward.Connect

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Coronavirus is not causing a real estate crash for 5 Simple reasons

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last TimeWith all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another

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Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market

Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing MarketThe Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen.

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Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a HomeRents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing

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Should I Sell My House This Year?

Should I Sell My House This Year?If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and

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2020 Luxury Market Forecast

2020 Luxury Market ForecastBy the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors

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Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future WealthAccording to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age.

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National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall

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The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you

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Big Demand 4 Small Homes

Big Demand for Small HomesMovies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different.Since 2015, the square footage of newly

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3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This YearOutside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home

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The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise YouThis will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible

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A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

A 365 Day Difference in HomeownershipOver the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide

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It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd?As noted on&

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$24,000.00 Given to Mooseheart Child City & School

This was an honor to be able to go and award these amazing students $24,000.00 to help.

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Pricing & Rates!

     Will County Real Estate Junkies                   Pricing & Rates!;

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Reasons why this fall is the best time to sell Will County real estate Junkies

#Reasons why this fall is the best time to sell #Breaking down the pricing process Property taxes News Bolingbrook & Channahon information on the real estate in the will county and greater

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August by the Numbers The Ruettiger Group at Baird & Warner

August by the Numbers The Ruettiger Group at Baird &

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$24K of Solid Good

 Help us give five Chicagoland housing-related charities a chance to make even more of an impact with a $24,000 grant!Voting runs Aug. 1 - 31Click

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3 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home Now

3 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home NowWhether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy

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The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020.The higher your interest rate, the more money

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5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of RentOwning a home has great financial benefits.In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of

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Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s

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10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer

10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer Some Highlights:If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start.Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to

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Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?

Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?The housing crisis of the last decade was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. Homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping

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Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for Condominiums

Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for CondominiumsWhen deciding to buy a home, people are presented with many different options. The type of home you buy depends on your needs, budget, and in

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Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO

Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBORising 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

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Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

Know What to Expect at Your Home InspectionSo you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer

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Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale.

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Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment!

Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment!Some Highlights:If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the

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What is holding you back? 2 Myths holding back Buyers.

2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersFreddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed

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How does owning a home or the idea of owning make you feel?

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your HomeWe often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling

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How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family WealthThere are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth.How Housing Matters

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2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your HomeIn today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However,

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We remember yesterday, today and always. . .

All Gave Some. Some Gave All.We remember, today and.

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4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in AmericaEvery year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice

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Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!

Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The

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The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price.Some Highlights:The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home

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Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be

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Top Days to List Your Home for Sale to get best price

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale Some Highlights:ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single-family home and condo sales over the past eight

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What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

What is Really Happening with Home Prices?Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current

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4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

4 Tips for Making a Competitive OfferSo, 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,

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New Research, Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time BuyersHome prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers

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A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market

A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing MarketThe housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are

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A Tale of Two Markets

A Tale of Two Markets Some Highlights:An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the

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Summer is Coming! Time for a Vacation, and a Vacation Home?

Summer is Coming! Time for a Vacation... Home?During the summer, many families travel to their favorite vacation destination. What if instead of renting a house or staying in a hotel, you could

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Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown RevisitedRecently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and

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Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who

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