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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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Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?   Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed:“Homeowners with mortgages have seen thei...
02/04/2019
Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to...
01/22/2019
Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to Watch As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your starter house to move into your f...
01/03/2019
24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Real Estate Market   This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales had decreased for several...
12/27/2018
4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Housing Crash in 2019  There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another housing crash like the one we experienced a decade ago. Here are four reasons why today...
12/20/2018
Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American Dream As we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing market may slow down. Over the last six years, the inventory of homes for sale has been near historic lows, which has been the force behind increasing home pr...
12/19/2018
5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense. 1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buy...
12/17/2018
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
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