Buy or Rent? Buying is Starting to Make Financial Sense Again

sudler-sothebys-logo29 June 2009 – This week?s Crain?s Chicago Business (PDF) is reporting that the relative cost of owning vs. renting is swinging back in favor of home ownership across the U.S. and in Chicago. The Chicago real estate market is already seeing signs of this with an increase in pending home sales. There are great expectations that June?s sales numbers will finish off what should be a strong second quarter. Realtors® see this trend continuing as many of their buyers have reengaged and are actively looking at properties and going forward with offers. Tire kickers have become purchasers. As sellers have been adjusting their prices, buyers have making repositioning themselves regarding financing. Borrowers are expanding their lending options, taking advantage of the $8000 tax credit and creating greater equity in their purchase with larger down payments.

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About Andrea Geller

Andrea Geller, Realtor® with Sudler Sotheby?s International Realty, specializes in residential real estate sales and marketing of resale properties and new construction homes. Acknowledged as an expert in the real estate industry, Andrea has been interviewed for industry related articles for print and online media including the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, Reuters,, and Illinois Realtor Magazine. Andrea's commitment extends to the community as an active member of several professional associations. Her appointments include the Board of Directors of the Chicago, Illinois, and National Association of Realtors® and the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. She markets herself under HOT PROPERTY®, an innovation in the real estate industry led by Chaz Walters that has been marketed since the 1990s. This unique real estate concept is always a step ahead of the industry providing marketing from cutting edge interactive exposure to targeted innovative advertising opportunities. Visit her at or 773.868.3090.

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