Did You Know?
Norridge is a village in Cook County, Illinois. The population was 14,572 at the 2010 census. The village and its neighbor to the east, Harwood Heights, together form an enclave within the city of Chicago (i.e. they are completely surrounded by the city). Norridge is sometimes referred to as the "Island Within a City". The current President of Norridge is Daniel Tannhauser.
The name "Norridge" was suggested by resident Mrs. Link. "Nor" comes from Norwood Park Township, and "Ridge" comes from the nearby suburb of Park Ridge.
Why Should You Choose IBA for Your Real Estate Education?
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What Types of Seller or Buyer Queries Do Norridge Licensed Brokers and Realtors Handle?
How long does it take to buy a home?
From start (searching online) to finish (closing escrow), buying a home takes about 10 to 12 weeks. Once a home is selected and the offer is accepted, the average time to complete the escrow period on a home is 30 to 45 days (under normal market conditions). Though, well-prepared home buyers who pay cash have been known to purchase properties faster than that.
Market conditions are a major factor in how fast homes are sold. In hot markets with a lot of sales activity, buying a home may take a little longer than normal. That's because several parties involved in the transaction get behind when business suddenly picks up. For example, a spike in home sales increases the demand for property appraisals and home inspections, yet there will be no increase in the number of appraisers and inspectors available to do the work. Lender turn-around times for loan underwriting can also slow down. If each party involved in a deal takes a day or two longer to get their work done, the entire process gets extended.
Do you need a resume for real estate?
As a real estate agent, you need a resume that will sell you just as well as you sell the property.
Five Realtor Resume Writing Tips
Before you start writing, make sure you know how to write a resume in a way that best emphasizes your strengths.
Real estate agents have a large impact on many peoples' lives. The act of buying and selling a home can be extremely stressful for regular folks, and they rely on the experience and expertise of realtors to make the process as smooth as possible.
As a real estate agent, you'll have many diverse responsibilities. A successful agent in Norridge has to be adept in a variety of skills, such as:
1.Generating leads through various marketing campaigns, like phone calls, email, and online ads.
2.Negotiating deals between buyers and sellers can also lead to the need to resolve conflicts.
3.Holding open houses as well as escorting potential buyers to properties that match their needs.
4.Creating legal documents like lease agreements, contracts, and deeds.
5.Consistently keeping up to date with the local and national real estate market trends.
What does it take to get rich in real estate?
There are four primary "wealth generators" at play when you invest in real estate, depending on the strategy you get into:
1.Cash Flow. This is the extra income you'll get to keep each month (or year) that you own the property. Cash flow can be deceptive because it fluctuates when certain repairs are higher or lower in different months, so it's important to factor in non-monthly costs like vacancy (the amount of time the property sits vacant), repairs, capital expenditures (expensive projects that need to be replaced on a home every so often, like appliances, roofs, windows, plumbing, etc.), along with the regular expenses (utilities, management, etc.).
2.Appreciation. When the value of a property increases, it's called "appreciation." While appreciation is not always guaranteed, real estate has always increased historically in America over the long run, averaging 3% per year over the past century. Another type of appreciation that can come into play is known as "forced appreciation," the concept of increasing the value by physically improving the property.
3.Loan Pay-down. When you buy a property with a mortgage, each month your loan balance decreases. This means, over time, your tenant is essentially paying the loan down for you, helping you build wealth automatically. To make this concept clearer, pretend for a moment you owned a property that you bought for $1,000,000 with a mortgage for $800,000, and it made $0 in cash flow (it '�broke even") and never climbed in value. However, after that thirty-year mortgage is paid off, you'll now have a property worth $1,000,000 that you didn't actually save for. Your tenant paid it off due to the "loan pay-down."
4.Tax Benefits. The final wealth generator from real estate is the tax benefits associated with owning property in the United States. The U.S. government likes real estate investors and uses the tax system to encourage our purchase and leasing of properties. From extra tax write-offs to the lack of "self-employment tax" to the 1031-exchange and more, real estate investors can pay significantly less tax than other business owners, using the extra cash to buy more properties or pay off the loan faster �'� helping to build greater wealth.
The road might be foggy �'� but if you just keep moving forward, more of the road ahead will be revealed.
What’s my housing budget?
Okay, the first question you need to ask yourself is: How much house can I afford? If you don't ask this question when buying a house, you might go with whatever number a lender approves for you. And that could run you the risk of carrying a mortgage burden so large and for so long that you feel like Atlas after Zeus dropped the weight of the world on his shoulders for all of eternity.
To avoid living that nightmare, don't take on a mortgage with payments that are more than 25% of your monthly take-home pay. This includes grown-up stuff like property taxes, homeowner's insurance, and (depending on your situation) private mortgage insurance and homeowners association dues. For an easy way to see how these costs affect your house-buying budget, use our mortgage calculator.
What hours do most real estate agents work?
The standard workweek is 40 hours, although many real estate agents will be asked to work beyond the typical 9-to-5, especially since many client meetings take place on weekday evenings and on weekends.
Can I see Comparative Market Analysis?
A CMA is the first step in determining a price for the house. It examines the neighborhood, showing prices at which similar properties sold. If you want to see an in-depth view into how one of these comparative market analyses is done, consult IBA's guide to everything that goes into rock-solid comparative market analysis.