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Press Releases from StartingPoint Realty (8 total)

Chicago First-Time Buyers Prefer New or Updated Homes

Shift Away from “Starter Homes” Expensive for Buyers For generations of first-time home buyers, real estate logic was simple: buy an affordable home as soon as possible, fix it up, build equity, and then eventually trade up for a nicer home. But Chicago home buyers are no longer following this script. According to Ryan Gable, CEO and founder of StartingPoint Realty, the paradigm shift is significant, and it has lasting

Food and Coat Drive Begins for St. Colette Parish

Local Entrepreneurs, Alumni Give Back to Community As autumn begins, St. Colette Parish in Rolling Meadows prepares for the seasonal needs faced by less fortunate families. This year, their efforts will have some help from two local entrepreneurs who are alumni of St. Colette’s school. Ryan Gable, founder and CEO of StartingPoint Realty, and Mike Reppe, proprietor of Rep’s Place, a popular sports-themed restaurant, have teamed up to support St. Colette’s charity

First Time Buyers Should Take Advantage of Early 2019 Market

After enduring years of fast-moving home sales, bidding wars, and lean inventory, home buyers might finally catch a break. Nationally, the inventory of homes for sale increased by 4 percent in November 2018, continuing a trend of improving supply that began last summer. The growth in home inventory has caused sellers to soften their asking prices and negotiate deals. Home prices, while still rising on a year-over-year basis, have been

Chicago Area Real Estate Firm, StartingPoint Realty, Inc., Named Among Top 1% of …

StartingPoint Realty, Inc. stands among an elite group of top-performing real estate sales teams, according to 2017 transaction statistics compiled by REAL Trends and as advertised in the Wall Street Journal. The teams in REAL Trend’s list of “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” averaged about 147 transaction sides and $62 million in closed sales volume. Less than 1% of approximately 14,000 real estate professionals nationwide achieve this distinction. The accomplishment

Chicago Home Buying Seminars Empower First Time Buyers

Competitive Market Conditions Require Home Buying Education First time Chicago home buyers face a host of challenges in today’s real estate market. Low home inventory, combined with rising prices, fast-paced sales, and rising interest rates have created a highly-competitive environment that shows no signs of relenting. The conditions are daunting for any home buyer. For first time buyers, the situation adds stress to a process that can already seem overwhelming. To

StartingPoint Realty Hosts Coat Drive for Local Families in Need

Chicago and Schaumburg Based Real Estate Company Pledges to Collect 250 Coats to Keep Chicagoland Residents Warm This Winter SCHAUMBURG, IL— With winter on the horizon, StartingPoint Realty is taking matters into their own hands to prepare local families with their Share the Warmth Coat Drive. Donations of clean, new or lightly used coats, hats, gloves and scarves are requested to last those in need through the season. StartingPoint Realty has

Fewer First-Time Buyers Using FHA Mortgages

For decades, mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration were the preferred choice of first-time home buyers, due to low down payments and flexible credit score requirements. However, changes to underwriting guidelines in recent years have made these mortgages less popular. Ryan Gable, owner of StartingPoint Realty, has witnessed how changes to the FHA mortgage program have affected first-time home buyers. “There are two primary reasons why FHA mortgages have

StartingPoint Realty Launches New Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Contact Person: Ryan Gable Company Name: StartingPoint Realty Voice Phone Number: 847-942-6952 Fax Number: 847-241-0009 Email Address: RyanGable@StartingPointRealty.com Website URL: www.startingpointrealty.com StartingPoint Realty Launches New Website Finding an informative and easy-to-use real estate website is essential for first-time home buyers. This can be challenging, since most real estate websites focus on listings, while offering little or no information on the home buying process itself. In the case of StartingPoint Realty, the company website isn’t

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