Chicagoland Homes for Sale

For Buyers


A Better Way for Buyers
Count on Real Properties Realty Group to give you the attention you deserve.
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Buying a home is an exciting time in one's life. Making the smart move of choosing a REALTOR® is your first step to ensuring that your new home and community meets your needs. My services and experience range from financial aid to helping you find the home that best suits you and your family. For your convenience, we also provide listings by email. I pride myself on repeat business and hope you'll come to understand why.

How We Can Help
Before You Start Looking
Closing Costs

As Your Agent, We Will:

  • Assure that you see all the properties in the area that meet your criteria.
  • Before your new home search gets underway, we'll provide a list of professional financial institutions with dedicated individuals ready to demystify loan programs, explain rates, outline terms, and ultimately pre-qualify you for a new mortgage.
  • Make sure you don't pay too much for your new home and help you avoid costly mistakes.
  • Answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.
  • When we find the home that's right for you, we'll provide accurate and complete information on that property.
  • We'll explain all pertinent real estate terms and review and discuss legal forms, contracts, and professional procedures related to your new home purchase.
  • We'll guide you through the buying process - from contract to closing. We'll help you develop a winning offer, present your contract, and negotiate on your behalf.

Before You Start Looking For Your New Home:

  • Check your credit rating. Straighten out any errors before it's too late.
  • Determine a comfortable monthly budget for your new purchase, including down payment and monthly payment.
  • Find a loan program that meets your needs and get pre-qualified (preferably pre-approved).
  • Choose a REALTOR® that you trust and who understands your needs.
  • We won't waste your time by showing you properties that don't meet your criteria. Doing business "A Better Way" means that we'll listen and learn about your new home requirements related to price range, home style and characteristics, and neighborhood amenities.
  • We will help to identify important features you need your new home to have.

Closing Costs to Expect:

  • Lender fees include charges for loan processing, underwriting, preparation and establishing an escrow account.
  • Third-party fees include charges for insurance, title search, and other inspections such as termites.
  • Government fees include deed recording and state & local mortgage taxes.
  • Escrow and interest fees include homeowner's insurance, loan interest, real estate taxes, and occasionally private mortgage insurance. We're committed to helping you save time, we'll provide a list of qualified attorneys and home inspectors, and make arrangements for necessary property inspections.

    Find out how much your closing costs could be.

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Lawrence Madden