Paco had a very disarming approach with his clients. He understood what we wanted,
and made sure that we had access to a wide range of opportunities. My fiancée and
I work different hours and Paco made himself available during brief windows of time.
Overall, we could not be more satisfied. ~ E & TJ Roy
I’ll recommend Paco, he was wonderful! He stayed in contact with me throughout the
entire process. He earned every cent of his commission. As a matter of fact, I have
recommended him to my friends. Go Paco! ~ Patricia
I will recommend Paco. He was friendly, helpful and understood our needs in the housing
market. Paco was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. ~ A & J Ziemba
I have already recommended Paco. Very professional and gave the right amount and
type of information I wanted. He was also well prepared. After a bad experience with
an Agent from another company, this was a great experience! ~ M & J Peterson
Your Agent Paco Aramburu made what should have been an extremely nerve-wracking experience
into a pleasurable, well-informed, and trusted transaction. I will recommend your
Agency to my friends because of my experience with Paco. ~ Aaron
Paco, I just wanted to take a little time to commend you on your efforts. Throughout
the entire process, you have remained our professional realtor and counselor and
we appreciate you more than our words could ever express. Keep up the good work!!
~ Eunice and Chemia
It was fun working with Paco! I'm so tired of Agents that only talk to me until they
learn that I buy investment properties. All of a sudden, they don't answer the phone
anymore. But Paco stayed with me and had my best interest in mind. ~ Kevin
Paco, I want to thank you for helping me find my home. It was truly a pleasure working
with you. I feel very comfortable and satisfied with my purchase. You have an outstanding
work ethic that is so rare today. You are a wonderful representation of your company;
they should be very proud to have someone like you. I will definitely refer others
to you as well as Jameson Sotheby’s; you will be the “official” Realtor of choice.
I’ll recommend Jameson Sotheby’s because Paco works there. Paco took me to see all
the units that I wanted to see, even when other Realtors refused. He made recommendations
and didn’t sell to me. Throughout the process, he has been wonderful, always available
to answer questions and address my concerns. Paco; many referrals to come. ~ Victoria
Paco and my entire family worked hard to find us the house. We’re happy with him
because he showed us everything, even when he knew it was no good for us. But we
ended up with a great place, with room for everyone and we’re paying less than we
hoped at the beginning.
--Lester & Dolce
We worked with Paco Aramburu. He was so wonderful. He was patient and he advocated
for us like we were his family. After seeing many properties, having deals fall through
and coming so close to the closing and not making it through − Paco held strong and
didn't push us into anything we were not prepared for. He was wonderful and it was
absolutely the best real estate experience we've had! We love Paco and thank you
-- Paris and Leslie
My mom was very happy with her purchase. I received from Paco all the info we needed
and was able to make the right choice.
This site gives you a real-life analysis of properties in the market right now and
a way to search for them on your own.
One is for sale the other is for rent.
If you cannot afford to waste money on rent, you should be buying.
Let’s assume that you’re renting an apartment in Chicago. That means that you’re
paying around $1,800 a month for a smallish place with a good location.
Adding it all up, you’ll pay your grateful landlord $21,600 at the end of one year
and $108,000 at the end of 5 years.
“I know!” You say, “But I have to live somewhere and I’m not tied to a mortgage.”
The problem is that your landlord is paying his/her mortgage with your money and
accumulating equity thanks to you.
“What do you mean by equity?”
Equity is basically the money you have left after you sold your property. So let’s
work on this scenario:
You buy a condo larger than your apartment in a good location in Chicago – say on
Lake Shore Drive and Schiller St. – with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, hardwood floors, stainless
steel appliances, and everything ready for you to move in.Look for similar condos
“That would be too expensive. Wouldn’t it?”
If you put 5% down (you could put less, and in some cases nothing) your monthly payments
would be $1,645.05 (including: mortgage, taxes, assessments, and insurance). You’re
already saving $154.95 a month. Look for similar condos here.
“A modest savings,” you say. But there are other hidden benefits.
Your interest will be deducted from your taxes and – assuming a 30% tax bracket –
you will get $3,039.63 from an uncle named Sam. This is for the first year, and if
you buy well, there would be some equity left. Contact Paco to learn your affordability
“Okay, but it’s not rocking my world.”
You forgot the rent! You see, the rent is strictly an expense. So at the end of five
years you’re out $108,000 – if they don’t raise it every year by at least 5%. Add
to that the accumulated equity ($26,318.09) if the market continues in this present
slump and property values do not go above the present 0.1% appreciation we’re in.
Contact Paco to learn your affordability coefficient
“This could change my life.” You finally agree with me.
I have a client who just bought a 3-flat on Chicago’s North side and paid $250K.
But here is what makes this story relevant. After renting the other two units and
living in the apartment upstairs, he presently pays no mortgage and receives $600
a month over his expenses. For investment opportunities in your area, contact Paco
He’s no Donald Trump, but he’s getting ready to buy another 3-flat and begin a mini
Find out how much house you can safely afford.
This Real Estate Market Makes It Cheaper To Buy Than To Rent
The data shown in these paragraphs is for informational purposes only and accuracy
of the figures hereinafter set forth is not guaranteed. The actual costs with respect
to each transaction will vary depending upon the circumstances.