Olson Home Buyers Blogs

Your Source for All Your Home Selling Insights

Welcome to the Olson Home Buyers Blogs, where you'll find a wealth of information and insights into the world of real estate in Illinois. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned investor, or simply interested in the local housing market, our blogs are here to educate and inspire you.

Inheriting a home: A Compassionate Guide to Deciding the Fate of Your Family Home

By joleanolson | December 7, 2023

Inheriting a home from a loved one often comes with a complex range of emotions and decisions. This guide is crafted with empathy, aiming to support you through the journey, whether you’re considering selling your inherited property or exploring other options. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge and compassionate advice, helping you make the best…

The Emotional Aspects of Selling Inherited Property

By joleanolson | November 26, 2023

Inheriting a property is often a bittersweet experience, laden with memories and emotions, and selling inherited property takes these feelings to the next level. As you stand in the echoes of your family home, the thought of selling can evoke a complex tapestry of feelings. This guide is designed to walk you through the emotional…

The 5 Most Difficult Situations Homeowners Face When Selling a House in Chicago

By joleanolson | November 7, 2023

Selling a house in Chicago can be a complex process, and homeowners often encounter challenging situations that can make the sale even more demanding. Read on as we explore the five most difficult situations homeowners may face when selling their Chicago homes and explain how there’s a way out. 1. Foreclosure Foreclosure occurs when a…

How to Save on Estate Taxes When Selling Your House

By joleanolson | November 3, 2023

If you’re a homeowner in Chicago, you’re probably aware of the various taxes that can eat into any profits from a home sale and you want to know how to save on estate taxes when selling your house. Estate taxes, especially, can be a big concern for those looking to pass on their property to…

How to Make the Most Money by Selling A House Unconventionally in Chicago

By joleanolson | October 31, 2023

Most people follow the traditional path of listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) with a realtor, but selling a house unconventionally in Chicago is on the rise. In fact, unconventional selling methods can sometimes lead to even greater financial gains. Here, we’ll explore alternative approaches to selling your house and back them up with…

What Happens When You Inherit a House in Chicago?

By joleanolson | October 29, 2023

Inheriting a property can evoke a mix of emotions: gratitude, nostalgia, and often confusion. While it can be seen as a generous gift or a cherished legacy, it also comes with its own set of challenges, especially when it’s in a bustling metropolis like Chicago. If you’re wondering, “What happens when you inherit a house…

How to Get Out of Foreclosure in Chicago in an Unexpected Way

By joleanolson | October 27, 2023

Facing a foreclosure can be overwhelming, and the stress is compounded when you’re unsure of how to navigate the situation. But what if we told you there’s an unconventional method that might be your saving grace? If you’re seeking answers on how to get out of foreclosure in Chicago, a “subject to” transaction could be…

Unconventional Ways to Sell A House in Chicago

By joleanolson | October 25, 2023

The Chicago real estate market can be as unpredictable as its weather. For homeowners looking to sell, navigating this landscape may require some out-of-the-box thinking. This article is a no-holds-barred look into the unconventional ways to sell a house in Chicago, shedding light on the benefits, potential issues, and how to navigate those challenges. 1.…

Become the Bank: What is Owner Financing and How Does it Work in Chicago?

By joleanolson | October 23, 2023

In today’s ever-evolving real estate landscape, creative solutions are paramount. Enter owner financing, a non-traditional method that’s reshaping the housing market in Chicago. For homeowners and investors alike, this option might just be the goldmine they’re looking for. So, what exactly is owner financing, and how can it transform your real estate journey? Let’s dive…