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Over 3480 finished sq. ft. in this 4 bedroom ranch with completely finished walk-out basement. Quality and upgrades throughout this 1 year old home. Beautiful location overlooking the lake & nature reserve. Hardwood floors hi-light the foyer, living room, dining room and kitchen areas. Vaulted ceilings, six panel doors and quality light fixtures throughout. Spacious kitchen with granite counters, island, lots of cabinets, pantry and stainless appliances. Master bedroom features luxurious master bath with whirlpool, shower and walk-in closet. 2 additional bedrooms with walk-in closets plus full bath. Convenient laundry includes washer & dryer. Huge lower level walk-out recreation room (0 comments)
This spacious bi-level home is situated on a beautiful tree lined cul-de-sac. Walking distance to two city parks. Neighborhood is convenient for shopping and easy access to downtown Crown Point. Huge lot offers spectacular back yard. Built in gas grill and large patio are great for entertaining. This house has lots of natural light with 2 bay windows! All appliances stay, including freezer and stove in lower level. New furnace and air conditioning in 2007. New roof in November 2006. Large family room with wood burning stone fireplace. Extra large master bedroom is 20 x 14.5 features a bay window (0 comments)
Just what you're looking for in one of the older Hammond ranch homes. Enjoy the enclosed, fully windowed front porch that spans the entire front. Living and dining rooms have high ceilings complete with large crown molding and hardwood floors. Extra large dining room has many possibilities and is bright & sunny with many windows. 3 bedrooms all with hardwood floors. Tiled kitchen complete with stove & refrigerator. Bath & kitchen may need some updating. Spacious basement has decorative fireplace in an area that would make a great rec room, plus laundry area and even room for storage. Furnace is (0 comments)
Perfect starter home! This adorable ranch has been extremely well kept and has many updates! Enclosed front porch welcomes you to home offering 2 bedrooms on the main floor and possible 3rd bedroom in full basement. Original hardwood floors throughout are in great condition and home has been freshly painted. Spacious living room has nice daylight window and flows through archway to formal dining room. Kitchen has been nicely updated with ceramic floors and decorative backsplash with border detail. Bright sunroom off kitchen gives plenty of options for entertaining, has its own heat and A/C unit, and nice sized deck (0 comments)
Larger than you think! This well maintained and updated 4 bedroom home has almost 2100 sq. ft. of living area PLUS a finished basement. Formal living room has hardwood floor. The bedrooms also have hardwood floors under the carpeting. Kitchen has plenty of cabinets and includes dishwasher and stove. Large dining area with large open doorway to the huge family room. The masonry fireplace is the hi-light of the 35x18 main floor family room with beamed cathedral ceiling. Two sliding doors open to the fenced yard complete with in-ground pool, patio and storage shed. Finished basement with rec room, office/play (3 comments)
Looking for a wooded lot on a quiet street? This beautiful corner lot is thickly wooded and will make a great building site. Wonderful location close to all conveniences yet away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This 1.5 acre lot already has survey and soil tests done. Take a look and make plans to build your dream home. For more information, see http://www.thejanacaudillteam.com
Buyer will receive $5000 Cash Reward offer after closing. Open concept 2 bedroom 1 bath townhome perfect for someone looking for maintenance free living while still owning a home. Main floor features 2 story great room with dramatic ceilings, gas fireplace, and ceramic foyer. Spacious kitchen opens to dining area and offers plenty of oak cabinetry, ceramic floors, and all appliances stay! Sliders off dining area lead to patio with side privacy fence. Main floor bedroom has ceiling fan and access to bath. Upstairs you'll find a nice loft area overlooking great room and master suite with walk-in closet, ceiling (0 comments)
SOLD AS IS! This home has great potential located in nice neighborhood close to major highways, shopping and more. 3 bedroom ranch has full basement and fenced yard. For more information, see http://www.thejanacaudillteam.com. (0 comments)
Great value! 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has been partially updated. Well built brick home ready for you to move into. Great investment as a rental home or starter home. Own your own home instead of paying rent. Lots of possibilities at this price. Motivated seller. Sold as is'' this home just needs a few more updates. Come take a look! For more information, see http://www.thejanacaudillteam.com
Great quad-level home in move-in condition located in excellent location close to schools, shopping, and more! Sellers have done many updates including newer furnace, hot water heater, and C/A, new light fixtures, new carpeting, and remodeled kitchen. Main level offers spacious living room that open to dining room with sliding doors to covered porch overlooking fenced yard. Kitchen has been completely updated with new cabinetry, floors, and countertops. Upstairs there are 3 good sized bedrooms and a full bath that has also been totally remodeled. Lower level has large rec room for additional entertaining and guest bath. Basement provides plenty (0 comments)
Rates Creep Up - 06/17/08 07:53 AM
A recent survey and a rate increase could mean more competition for homes Recent indication is that first time home buyers are getting tired of sitting on the sidelines. According to a recent online poll taken by the National Apartment Association, 17 percent of renters plan to make the jump to home ownership in the next year; 41 percent of the 2,041 respondents planned to be home owners within two years. Only 31 percent planned to still be paying rent five years from now. Another factor that could very soon contribute to an increase in home buying could be rising (2 comments)
Brand new home situated on quiet street in nice area within Crown Point school district. Adorable ranch is the perfect starter home! Covered porch welcomes you to open concept floor plan. Spacious living room is open to large country kitchen with center island, all new appliances, and breakfast nook with bay window. Master suite has full private bath and vaulted ceiling. Two additional good sized rooms also feature vaulted ceiling and have access to 2nd full bath. Finished laundry leads to side yard with paver patio. Nicely landscaped, priced to sell, and ready for new owners! Schedule your showing now! (0 comments)
Perfect starter home in move-in condition has been completely remodeled from top to bottom! Cute ranch plan offers 3 bedrooms, full bath and new kitchen with brand new appliances! Updates include new furnace, A/C, hot water heater, roof, windows, and freshly painted throughout. Drywall, insulation, and studs all brand new! Nothing left to do but start packing! This home is priced to sell by motivated seller! For more information, see http://www.thejanacaudillteam.com
Perfect family home! Well maintained and updated ranch home situated on large lot backing up to Skinner Pond and neighborhood park. No backyard neighbors! This 3 bedroom ranch offers updates including brand new furnace and A/C and 3 year old roof and hot water heater. Kitchen has been completely remodeled with new cabinets, countertops, and flooring within the past year. Full bath has also been recently remodeled. Enclosed porch in the back of the home has been converted into master bedroom (closet needs to be finished). Large finished laundry room just off attached garage. Home is priced to sell and (0 comments)
This roomy bi-level is ready for you to move in. Several new updates. Living room/dining room combination has high ceilings with accent beams. Light and bright kitchen has dinette area and includes appliances. All bedrooms have been recently painted and have new carpeting. Lower level family room is great for entertaining or relaxing. bath and laundry room complete the lower level. Washer and dryer also are included. 2.5 car garage has lots of built-in shelves for storage. Large deck overlooks the spacious back yard complete with fire pit. Great location and a great price! For more information, see http://thejanacaudillteam.com
The Best time to Lock in Your Mortgage Rate by David Reed - 06/09/08 10:06 AM
"What do you think about rates ... should I lock in now or wait to see if they fall further?" Think I've been asked that a time or two over the past 18 years? You better believe it. It's a good question-one that goes through every single buyer's head at some stage. A quoted interest rate is no good unless you've confirmed, in writing, that your loan is indeed "locked," or guaranteed for a designated period of time. You need to be proactive with your locked rate as well and don't assume that your loan officer already locked you in. In (1 comments)
Set your appointment now! This well maintained home is the best buy in Heather Hills! Kitchen & living room have vaulted ceilings with decorative openings. All 3 bedrooms have lighted ceiling fans. Kitchen features newer counter tops, lots of cabinet space and french doors to the spacious deck. Attic fan throughout whole house prevents you from having to run your air! Back yard has invisible dog fence (seller also will leave dog collars). Lower level is freshly painted with newer carpet and offers lots of space for entertaining. New sump pump & roof. For more informatin, see http://thejanacaudillteam.com
Well maintained ranch home in move-in condition offering 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and full basement now available! Ceramic foyer greets you to this open concept floor plan with volume ceilings throughout main level. Spacious living room opens to dining area conveniently just off kitchen. Large eat-in kitchen includes all appliances, plenty of oak cabinetry, and has sliders to good sized deck overlooking nicely landscaped yard. Master suite has vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, and full private bath with whirlpool tub. Two additional bedrooms both featuring vaulted ceilings and fans have access to 2nd full bath. Finished laundry area leads to (0 comments)
Buyer will receive $10,000 Cash Reward offer after closing. Exquisite 2 story home on prestigious White Hawk golf course. Offering 4800+ sq ft, formal LR & DR, 4 beds, 5 baths & finished basement, home is perfect for entertaining. Amenities include sprinkler system, security system, central vac & surround sound. Quality built w/oak floors, oversized trim & moldings, & 6 panel doors. Stunning 2 story foyer w/gorgeous oak staircase welcomes you. State of the art kitchen features granite, custom cabinetry, Kitchenaid 5 burner stove/griddle, built-in double oven & wine cooler. Kitchen opens to 2 story great room w/floor to ceiling (1 comments)
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