Northern Illinois Real Estate - Local News & Tips

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Managing Real Estate Broker - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes
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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2018 

Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage Process A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainties about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, b...
10/31/2018
Are You Spending TOO Much on Rent?Chances are if you are renting you are spending too much of your income on your monthly housing expense. There is a long-standing ‘rule’ that a household should not pay more than 28% of their income on their rent or mortgage payment. This percentage allows the h...
10/30/2018
Thinking of Selling Your Grayslake Home?    Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are tr...
10/29/2018
Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Until You Know the Facts Some Highlights:Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts: 72% of buyers who purchased homes this year have...
10/26/2018
Where are Grayslake Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?  There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer these questions: The Home Price E...
10/25/2018
You Don't Need 15-20% Down to Buy a Grayslake Home!   According to a new study from Urban Institute, there are over 19 million millennials in 31 cities who are not only ready and willing to become homeowners, but are able to as well!Now that the largest generation since baby boomers has aged int...
10/24/2018
Housing Is Still Affordable in Grayslake IL and in the United States! Lately, there have been many headlines circulating about whether or not there is an “affordability issue forming in the housing market.” If you are considering selling your current house and moving up to the home of your dream...
10/23/2018
Will Grayslake Home Prices Continue to Increase?  There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices. From those who are worried that prices are falling (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “...
10/22/2018
A Values Driven Company   Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate is a company based on values with a focus on lifestyle and community. Our company was born out of a desire to provide amazing service to today’s savvy consumers. This is the foundation that makes Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ...
10/12/2018
Find Your Dream Home with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes! A new home is a chance to bring fresh energy into your life. Searching for your next home can be an exciting journey, especially with the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate app and website that combine the convenience o...
10/10/2018
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