lake forest real estate: Selling Your Lake Forest Home: Beyond Marketing - 05/15/17 12:46 PM
Selling your Lake Forest home takes marketing, of course. Highlighting its features—the
specific details that the Lake Forest MLS lists for every property—is only the beginning. The
number of bedrooms, square footage, lot size—even the architectural style—all help buyers
eliminate offerings that won’t satisfy their housing requirements.
These are quantitative marketing specifics that qualify a residence. Most have numbers
attached. They’re also the basis for the “comps” that the bank or other mortgage lender will use to
estimate your property’s market value. But they are only the first step in selling your Lake Forest
home. They can (hopefully, will) interest buyers—but they don’t do much more than that.
What’s … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: Next for Lake Forest Trailblazers: Shipping Container Homes? - 05/15/17 12:30 PM
I don’t know about you, but when I used to hear the term “affordable housing” I’d think of
value-priced Lake Forest condominium listings, some of the nicer area mobile home parks, or
maybe fixer-uppers likely to be snatched up by professional house flippers (ultimately to become
slightly less affordable housing).
When I heard “affordable housing,” I did not think “packing crate.” Nor did I think,
“steamer trunk” or “storage unit.” That turns out to be entirely appropriate; nobody is volunteering
to live in those.
Where I missed the boat was that I did not think, “shipping container.”
But that was then—this, as they say, is now. Those simpler days … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: Lake Forest Home Equity—a Perpetual Salary Machine - 05/15/17 12:11 PM
You might have had a science teacher who explained to the class why perpetual motion
machines aren’t possible. He would have had some common sense to back up his point
(everybody knows nothing lasts forever). But the actual scientific explanation had to do with
physics and Newton’s Laws: in the end, perpetual motion just isn’t in the cards.
When it comes to real estate, however, for a lot of happy residents, their Lake Forest home
equity comes awfully close to being a kind of perpetual income machine.
There may not be a Newton’s Law of Retirement Motion, but for anybody planning their
long-term future security, there should be. … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: Rental Properties in Lake Forest and Some Magic Stagecraft - 04/02/17 08:46 AM
Striving to become a prudent person is a laudable goal—one usually only achieved after
impetuous youthful misadventures have taught the wisdom of prudence. Caution—particularly in
financial matters—may seem to be synonymous with prudence—but they aren’t always the same
thing. Especially when there are magicians at work.
An example of that can be found in the way most people think about Lake Forest rental
properties. There’s no sleight-of-hand from the landlord’s point of view: few would argue with the
proposition that rental properties are a prudent form of investment.
The now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t sorcery happens when the audience (in this case,
renters) view the same proposition: buying a home instead of … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: Rate Hike No Surprise for Lake Forest House Buyers - 04/02/17 08:35 AM
Lake Forest house buyers and sellers were not surprised in the least at last week’s Federal
Reserve decision to notch up the Fed Funds short-term rates. For once, anticipating the move had
been easy. The surrounding factors—the economy, employment, and consumer confidence
measures—were all in unison, pointing to a meaningful improvement now underway.
Already, a day before Wednesday’s announcement, Lake Forest readers could confirm what
was coming: “Mortgage applications rise 3.1% as borrowers rush to lock in rates,” per CNBC
on Tuesday; “Mortgage rates jump as economy revs up,” echoed MarketWatch.
The editors at CNNMoney, well aware that the “news” was not likely to gather much
attention, wisely chose … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: Lake Forest Relocation Tips: Nuts and Bolts of the Move - 03/08/17 06:20 AM
 If you go looking for new ideas to make a relocation to or from Lake Forest easier, it’s amazing how often the words “stress” and “relocation” appear in the same paragraph. The most universally agreed-upon method is to separate the two by hiring relocation professionals—not surprising since many of the most-read articles are authored by people involved in the industry. But the runners-up when it comes to relocation are either work-related (for those who are making the move to change jobs) or moving-related (the nuts and bolts of a household move).
Since I’m involved in moving-day drama reduction on behalf of my … (1 comments)

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