grayslake homes for sale: 4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter 2019 - 12/14/18 11:29 AM
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 normal housing market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.  
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes
783 N Barron Blvd, Grayslake IL 60030
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grayslake homes for sale: New Grayslake Townhome for Sale - 3D Interactive Tour! - 12/06/18 01:47 PM
New Grayslake Townhome for Sale - 3D Interactive Tour!
 
 
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Managing Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes
783 N Barron Blvd, Grayslake IL 60030
Cell Phone: 224-627-7581
Jim@StarHomeTeam.com
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grayslake homes for sale: Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019? - 12/05/18 11:44 AM
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 is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see, interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019.
How Will This Impact Your Mortgage Payment?Depending on the amount of the loan that you secure, … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters - 12/04/18 11:21 AM
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 median net worth of a homeowner was $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased by 5% ($5,200 today compared to $5,500 in 2013).
These numbers reveal that the net worth of a homeowner is over 44 times greater than that of a renter.
There are … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: 24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home - 11/28/18 02:23 PM

24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a HomeIn real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from the winter and hit the market ready to buy.

According to Bank of America’s annual Home Buyer Insights Report, 41% of renters surveyed agree that spring is the best time to buy a home. The surprising result, however, is that when ranking the seasons, winter … (1 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House - 11/27/18 01:59 PM
The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House   Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition!The #1 Reason to List Your Home in the Winter Months is Less Competition!Housing supply traditionally shrinks at this time of year, so the choices buyers have will be limited. The chart below was created using the months’ supply … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: 7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season - 11/20/18 09:17 AM
7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season     Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their new employees in their new positions as soon as possible. Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable - 11/15/18 01:14 PM
Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable  
Everyone knows that housing affordability has been negatively impacted by rising prices and increasing mortgage rates, but there is another piece to the affordability equation – wages.
How much a family earns obviously impacts how easy or difficult it is for them to afford to own a home. Because of an improving economy, wages are finally beginning to increase – and that dramatically affects home affordability.
According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) September 2018 Housing Affordability Index, wages have increased in every region of the country: After applying current … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year? - 11/01/18 01:39 PM
How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?  
There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year.   We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question.   Here are our sources:   Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible real estate financing within ever-changing business environments.   The National Association of Realtors (NAR) – The largest association of real estate professionals in the world.   Freddie Mac – An organization which provides liquidity, stability, … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Until You Know the Facts - 10/26/18 09:10 AM
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 put down less than 20%. 76.4% of loan applications were approved last month. The average credit score of approved loans was 727 in September.  
Jim Starwalt Managing Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes
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grayslake homes for sale: Where are Grayslake Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years? - 10/25/18 12:21 PM
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 Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100 market analysts, real estate experts, and economists conducted by Pulsenomics each quarter.
Zelman & Associates – The firm leverages unparalleled housing market expertise, extensive surveys of industry executives, and rigorous financial analysis to deliver proprietary research and advice … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: You Don't Need 15-20% Down to Buy a Grayslake Home! - 10/24/18 02:05 PM
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 into prime homebuying age, there will no doubt be an uptick in the national homeownership rate. The study from Urban Institute revealed that nearly a quarter of this generation has the credit and income needed to purchase a home.
Surprisingly, the largest share of mortgage-ready millennials lives … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: Housing Is Still Affordable in Grayslake IL and in the United States! - 10/23/18 10:23 AM
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 dreams, but are unsure whether or not to believe what you’re seeing in the news, let’s look at the results of the latest Housing Affordability Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). According to NAR:
“A value of 100 means that a family with the median income has exactly enough income … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: Will Grayslake Home Prices Continue to Increase? - 10/22/18 01:42 PM
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 “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak levels when they are adjusted for inflation), there seems to be no shortage of opinion.
However, the increase in prices is easily explained by the theory of supply & demand. Whenever there is a limited supply of an item that is in high demand, prices increase. It is that … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: Find Your Dream Home! - 10/10/18 03:26 PM
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Our latest technology can help with your successful home search. Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has a mobile app to help you narrow your search and get easy access to local affiliated agents.
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grayslake homes for sale: Make a Move this Fall with BHGRE Real Estate Star Homes - 08/29/18 01:36 PM
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grayslake homes for sale: Buying a Home in 2018? The Cost of Waiting ... - 12/13/17 10:07 AM
Buying a Home in 2018? The Cost of Waiting ...
What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?
We recently shared that over the course of the last 12 months, home prices have appreciated by 7.0%. Over the same amount of time, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market.
As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, however, you must not be concerned about price, but instead about the ‘long-term … (1 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: #1 Reason to List Your Grayslake House Today! - 12/11/17 11:57 AM
  #1 Reason to List Your Grayslake House Today!
Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher price.
Historically, this made sense. However, today’s real estate market is not following the rules of the past.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) measures buyer “foot traffic” each month. It receives data on the number of properties shown to a prospective purchaser by … (0 comments)

grayslake homes for sale: Live in Prairie Crossing, Grayslake! - 12/08/17 09:39 AM
Live in Prairie Crossing, Grayslake!
Prairie Crossing is a unique community and great part of Grayslake, Illinois.
 It's one of the towns that kicked of the national movement towards small, sustainable communities, conveniently placed in the most desirable locations for commuters and families.
This week, resident and local real estate expert Jill Kosikowski tells about some of the great features this community has to offer!

  
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grayslake homes for sale: Buying a Home Can Be Scary... Unless You Know the Facts - 10/27/17 01:50 PM
Buying a Home Can Be Scary... Unless You Know the Facts
 
 
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:
40% of millennials who purchased homes this year have put down less than 10%. 76.4% of loan applications were approved last month. The average credit score of approved loans was 724 in September.  
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