Author - Tom Brown

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I am a Chicago dad and I live in the Ravenswood neighborhood with my wife and 2 daughers, one of which is in preK at Coonley.  I am also a realtor and web developer.  I built SchoolSparrow.com to help parents find the top CPS neighborhood schools that have homes for sale (or rent) right now within their specified budget, and with their specified minimum number of bedrooms.

To Sell or Not To Sell? Here Are Questions to Help!

Many people in Chicago are ready to sell their current homes and move on, but a home sale in this current real estate climate is, shall we say, not ideal.  If you are struggling with what to do with your current Chicago home, then the answers to these questions might help you navigate your situation:

1.  On paper, how much of a mortgage can you afford for a new home if you do NOT sell your current home?  


On paper, the bank is not going to count rental income on your current ho...

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 8:00 AM by Tom Brown