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Home buying and home selling services and advice for the Grayslake real estate area including all of Lake County and the Northern Illinois area.
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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
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 ...
12/05/2018
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 media...
12/04/2018
4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts th...
12/03/2018
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...
11/30/2018
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 ...
11/29/2018
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...
11/28/2018
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...
11/27/2018
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