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By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Stay Calm and Take These Steps if You've Received a Mortgage Denial  Emotions play a big part in the home buying and financing processes.  In fact, an emotion (or two) may have provided most people the initial motivation to begin the process to buy in the first place ...   Emotions, such as cur...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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2018’s real estate market in the North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, and Glencoe presented some challenges to both buyers and sellers. The year started out in a fast rush with lots of inventory and many fairly quick sales. This continued through the end of May when suddenly the market fai...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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GLENCOE IL 2018 REAL ESTATE REVIEW Glencoe presents an anomaly in 2018 - there was an increase in home sales over 2017 - but the median price went down. Another worrying trend is that in both years, the list to sell price ratio was a dismally low number - 87% in 2017 and 84% in 2018. Those number...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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SEE WHAT SOLD IN YOUR VILLAGE IN DECEMBER 2018(scroll down) WINNETKA  WILMETTE  KENILWORTH  GLENCOE  NORTHFIELD  To CONTACT Margaret Goss, please call 847-977-6024 or email:  margaret.goss@bairdwarner.comMargaret Goss is a full-time real estate agent since 1998 servicing the North Shore communiti...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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WILMETTE IL 2018 REAL ESTATE REVIEW In Wilmette, 2017 and 2018 were almost fairly similar years for real estate statistics. Look at this chart comparing the two years: Total sales were down only slightly (by ten units,) the median price was down by 2.7%, list price to sell price ratio was exactly...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 No new listings in Hubbard Woods in December.SOLD HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS - 3 closed sales in December 1505 TowerList price: $459,000Sold price: $400,000Days on market: 11    780 LocustList price: $625,000Sold price: $605,000Days on market: 1991427 EdgewoodList price: $959,000Sold price: $900,000...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
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Blessed to Have Him      I have been inspecting homes for new home buyers for about 8 years full time. I was doing inspections part time for a few years before that. I was always a one man shop until July of 2018. I have averaged 2 inspections a day Monday through Friday for the past 2 years. Ov...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  What You Need to Know About Credit FreezesWhen Buying a Home   Currently, I'm working with clients that had chosen ... prior to their mortgage application ... to place a Credit Freeze on their credit file and credit accounts ...They had decided to take that action after the discovery of 2017's ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Here are the North Shore's Top 10 Residential Sales of 2018 It was a banner year in Winnetka, Kenilworth, and Glencoe for high-end luxury sales in 2018. Eight of the ten properties were sold for over $5,000,000. A total of $80 million was spent on these ten homes. All of these homes - except 1801...

By Matt Kombrink, Your #1 Source For Real Estate
(RE/MAX All Pro)
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January Starts with Lower Mortgage Interest Rates Are you out there shopping for your dream home this weekend?  Stay up to date with the latest Chicagoland mortgage interest rates. The Altizer Paloucek Group with CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc., our preferred lender, lowered their rates on three of t...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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WINNETKA IL 2018 REAL ESTATE REVIEW In Winnetka, 2017 and 2018 were almost identical years for real estate statistics. Look at this chart comparing the two years:  Total sales were down only slightly, the median price was similar, list price to sell price ratio was exactly the same, and market ti...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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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...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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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...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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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...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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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...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Mortgage Loan Borrowers Top 5 "Hiccups" & Mistakes "Wish Lists" are a hot topic for kids, no matter the time of the year.  Do you know any kid that doesn't have a list of things they're wishing for at the handy? Did you know that Loan Officers often have Wish Lists too?  I can tell you that I m...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Granite Countertop Seam Repair: Chicago & Northshore ILDoes your countertop have cracked or missing material falling our from the seams. This is actually very common. Granite Countertop seam repair is a common and affordable maintenance service in the Chicagoland area. A seam in a granite counter...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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What Homes are For Sale  under $1M in the North Shore Right Now Homes are coming off the market every day in December meaning less inventory until they are relisted in the spring.  If you are thinking about buying a home in the next few months and have an under $1 million budget, see what’s still...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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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...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
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When You Have to Shoot, Shoot. Don't Talk. This could also be titled... There's no time like the present.  It could also be titled Be Prepared. The best time to do something is now.     How many times in your life did you have an opportunity to do something, but maybe had reservations about how i...

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