Grayslake, IL Homes for Sale
577 jeffrey ave 55
$439,000
5 br, 3½ ba, 4,616 sqft
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 5-bedroom custom home with a premium location on a privat...

1038 williamsburg cir grayslake il 47
$344,988
4 br, 2½ ba, 2,418 sqft
Located in The Preserves on a larger private wooded lot, this beautiful home...

122 braxton way 42
$324,999
4 br, 2½ ba, 2,996 sqft
The home you've been waiting for! Beautifully updated with water views, loca...

671 brookstone rd 41
$319,900
4 br, 2½ ba, 3,501 sqft
Love to entertain? Include this beautiful home on your list to see! Offering ...

449 penny ln 35
$250,000
4 br, 2½ ba, 2,475 sqft
This home is easy to love with a spacious open floor plan and an abundance o...

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$239,999
3 br, 2½ ba, 2,222 sqft
This is a wonderful home that you'll be proud to own! Offering a traditional ...

Lake 001
$195,000
4 br, 2½ ba, 2,868 sqft
Needing more room? If so, we've got the perfect home for your family! Offerin...

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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
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Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?   Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed:“Homeowners with mortgages have seen thei...

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Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country! Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to an...

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Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market. However, some are seeing these adjustments as red ...

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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...

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Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs! Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage? By law, a homebuyer will receive a loan estimate from their lender 3 days aft...

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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 holi...

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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 difficu...

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Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at ResaleAccording to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes in the third quarter of 2018 benefited from rising home prices and netted an average of $61,232. This is the highest average price gain since the second quarter of 2007...

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5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place. To ensure a hassle-free process,...

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers   Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” which revealed that,“Consumers often think they need to put more money down to purchase a home than is actually required. In a 2...

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The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall ... Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  596 Homes Sell 278 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.20  Jim StarwaltManaging Broker Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes783 N Barron Blvd, Grayslake IL 60030 Cell Phone: 224-62...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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