Navigating Property Taxes

When it comes to owning a home, you need to factor in property taxes when considering your monthly expenses. It’s important to understand how they’re assessed and how they differ across cities and counties. There are several factors that are considered when determining your property taxes. As a result, every city will assess them slightly differently. Assessed Value of Property This is the most obvious and … Continue reading Navigating Property Taxes

Featured Vendor Friday – Tom Gillund of Morgan Stanley

With the new year comes resolutions to get your finances in order. This week we are featuring Tom Gillund, a financial planner with Morgan Stanley. Team Lucky Duck: How did you get started as a financial planner? Tom Gillund: Being a business owner myself, I saw the values of strong financial planning. So three years ago I made a career out of it. TLD: Why … Continue reading Featured Vendor Friday – Tom Gillund of Morgan Stanley

Old School vs. Present Day Real Estate

The way the real estate industry ran before the internet versus how it operates today is drastically different. We thought it would be fun to look back and see how far the home buying and selling process has come. Going all the way back to the 1800s, real estate brokers would gather at their local association to share information on properties for sale. This is how … Continue reading Old School vs. Present Day Real Estate

6 Secrets To Hiring The Best Realtor

With nearly 1.2 million realtors across the nation, it can feel overwhelming to pick the agent that is going to be the best fit for you. Here are six secrets to hiring a great realtor. 1.Do Your Research  With the internet these days, it’s fairly easy to filter through hundreds of realtors to narrow down your options. You can check out their web presence and … Continue reading 6 Secrets To Hiring The Best Realtor

Featured Vendor Friday – Jason Hudoba with Wintrust Mortgage

This week we are so fortunate to have trusted mortgage lender, Jason Hudoba of Wintrust here to answer our questions for Featured Vendor Friday! Team Lucky Duck: How long have you been in the mortgage industry? Jason Hudoba: I started in the mortgage in 2000 during a time in the industry when there were small mortgage shops set up all over the place. I spent the last … Continue reading Featured Vendor Friday – Jason Hudoba with Wintrust Mortgage

Featured Vendor Friday: AmeriSpec Home Inspections

We recommend that every buyer gets a professional to inspect a home before they purchase it. We appreciate the work AmeriSpec Inspection Services does for our clients and they’re here today to answer some questions about the inspection process. Continue reading Featured Vendor Friday: AmeriSpec Home Inspections

Featured Vendor Friday: Global Title

Every home has a title, which indicates who has rights to the property. A title company handles the transfer of rights and ensures that no one else has access to your property. At Team Lucky Duck, we have had great experience using Global Closing & Title with our clients. Today we have the owner, Charlie Lawson, here to answer some questions. Team Lucky Duck: How did you get into … Continue reading Featured Vendor Friday: Global Title