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Home buying and home selling services and advice for the Grayslake real estate area including all of Lake County and the Northern Illinois area.
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4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a n...
12/14/2018
No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are increasing which is causing bidding wars to almost disappear. Some see these as signs that the market wil...
12/13/2018
Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year.  If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone! According to the 2018 Bank of ...
12/12/2018
How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your month...
12/11/2018
What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. As a seller, you will likely be most conc...
12/10/2018
New Grayslake Townhome for Sale - 3D Interactive Tour!   Click here for Property Details on 548 Topeka, Grayslake.To arrange a private showing, call me today - Jim Starwalt at 224-627-7581. Jim StarwaltManaging BrokerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes783 N Barron Blvd, Grayslake IL 6...
12/06/2018
Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?   The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below ...
12/05/2018
Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data covers responses from 2013-2016. The study revealed that the media...
12/04/2018
4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts th...
12/03/2018
Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country! Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to an...
11/30/2018
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