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2018 

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
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
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