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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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 Winnetka and North Shore Dog Beaches You don't have to have a dog that loves the water - or even one that chases balls and sticks. Winnetka and North Shore dog beaches are open for all dogs that want to cool off and socialize. And do something different than laze around the backyard on a hot day.The dog beaches require pets to be up-to-date on vaccinations and there are rules that must be followed, which are outlined on the websites (listed below.)  Along the North Shore, there are four easily accessible dog beaches.Winnetka -  Centennial Park BeachLocated on Sheridan Road just south of Elder (Elder Beach for humans is next door.)  The cost for residents is $35 for one dog and $15 for additional dogs.  Non-resident fees are much higher at $170.00 for one dog.  The Winnetka dog beach ha...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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Have you driven by the Mallinckrodt building on Ridge Road near Lake Avenue and wondered what they are like inside? Does it feel like the former convent it once was or the school it was converted to?The answer is yes . . . and no!  This beautiful Renaissance building has retained some of the stunning features of its past, both inside the converted condos and outside. But beyond that, the nun's rooms and classrooms are long gone in favor of quality built units with all the modern amenities.Mallinckrodt sits on a stunning 14-acre park in a residential section of Wilmette, near transportation and shopping.  There was much discussion about how to develop the complex when the Village of Wilmette purchased it, finally deciding to keep the building and convert it into condos for active seniors...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 How to Pay for Your Home Improvements You’ll probably want to improve your home at some point. It might be out of necessity if you need a new roof or fence — or you might want more space or additional amenities, like an updated kitchen or a swimming pool. Whatever the reason for your projects, you’ll likely need some help paying for them. Are you planning to make some improvements around the house soon? Here are four ways to cover the costs. SEE YOUR OPTIONS >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Low- and No-Down Payment Mortgage Loans You don't need huge savings to buy a home. In fact, some mortgage loans require zero down payment. Are you trying to buy a house on a budget? One of these loan options could help. READ ...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 Tips for Managing a Cross-Country Move With remote work so common these days, moving to your dream locale across the state, country or even the world isn’t as difficult as it once was. Still, that doesn’t mean a long-distance move will be easy. The logistics, the travel and the timeline can all be tricky to manage, and preparing for these potential challenges is key. Are you considering a big move this year? If so, follow these tips to help everything run smoothly. READ THE 5 MOVING TIPS >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   5 Tips to Help You Avoid Buyer's Remorse Buyer's remorse is common with homebuyers -- especially in a high-stakes, fast-moving market like today's. Want to ensure you make a smart move you don't ...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
  Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 How do you know when it's time to sell? The housing market has stayed competitive for months, and if you’re like many property owners, you’ve probably thought about selling. But is this the right time? Selling your home is a big decision, and pinpointing the perfect time to make your move can be challenging. Here are a few questions to consider if you want to explore what it would look like to put your home on the market soon. 5 QUESTIONS TO ASK >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Lessons Learned by Losing Out on a House Are you hoping to buy a home? A lot of homebuyers tried — and failed — last year. Fortunately, they learned some lessons along the way. Here's what you can glean from their experiences. READ MORE ...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
  Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 Getting Started in Real Estate Investing It seems like more and more people are investing in real estate lately. Is this the right time to try it for yourself? If all goes well, investing in property can help you build wealth and generate passive income. But this endeavor requires careful planning, of course, and not everyone is able to achieve the profits they’re looking for. Are you considering venturing into the world of real estate investing? Here’s what to consider before getting started. 4 THINGS TO CONSIDER >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Tips for Boosting Your Savings in One Year Buying a house might seem like a far-off and costly pipe dream — but it's not impossible by any means. Here's how to save up...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 5 Homebuying Misconceptions to Avoid It’s common for both first-time homebuyers and experienced homeowners to feel overwhelmed by the process of purchasing a house. Plus, myths and misconceptions often make the experience even more confusing. Myths like: Renting is cheaper than buying. You need a credit score of 700 to get a loan. You shouldn’t buy in a seller’s market. Have you come across any of these? If you’re thinking of buying this year, don’t let these misleading ideas deter you from your goals. READ THE 5 MYTHS >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Want to Improve Your Credit Score? Try This Your credit score holds a lot of power -- especially if you're trying to buy a house. Do you want to increase your scor...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 5 Homebuying Misconceptions to Avoid It’s common for both first-time homebuyers and experienced homeowners to feel overwhelmed by the process of purchasing a house. Plus, myths and misconceptions often make the experience even more confusing. Myths like: Renting is cheaper than buying. You need a credit score of 700 to get a loan. You shouldn’t buy in a seller’s market. Have you come across any of these? If you’re thinking of buying this year, don’t let these misleading ideas deter you from your goals. READ THE 5 MYTHS >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Want to Improve Your Credit Score? Try This Your credit score holds a lot of power -- especially if you're trying to buy a house. Do you want to increase your scor...
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By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
The current housing inventory for another popular small town on the Fox River - Yorkville is as follows:Single Family Detached homes - Currently there are 65 homes available with the following breakdown:New - 17Reactivated - 1Price Change - 5Active - 42There were only 49 homes available on 5/18/22 which shows increasing inventories as we head into the main home selling months.Currently there are 71 single family homes under contract.Single Family Attached Homes - There are currently 21 available attached single family homes with the following breakdown:New - 7Price Change - 1Active - 13There are currently 12 attached single family homes under contract.Rental Housing Inventory - A total of 11 rental units are available with the following breakdown:New - 2Reactivated - 1Active - 8 Whether...
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By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
Naperville, IL single family homes finally breaks into the 200's with 202 available single family homes  available as of 6/18/2022.  On May 14, 2022 there were only 167 homes available as a comparison.The breakdown is as follows:New - 54Reactivated - 4Price Changes - 12*Active - 132*The average days on market was 23.33 days for price changesThe inventory for single  family attached homes stands at 60 available for sale with the breakdown as follows:New - 18Reactivated - 7Price Changes - 6Active - 29Multi-Unit properties in the 2-4 unit category are as follows:Active - 2Residential Rental inventory is currently at 71 available units  with the following  breakdown:New - 19Price Changes - 2Active - 50 Whether you are wanting to rent, sell or buy in Naperville, IL give ma call and let's get...
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By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
With the Blues on the Fox at RiverEdge Park taking place this Father's Day weekend - Illinois 2nd City is enjoying the great weekend!  Home buyers will be glad  to know that inventory levels have gone up in the past few weeks.Currently there are 101 single family detached homes available with the following breakdown:New - 27Reactivated - 7Price Changes - 11Active - 56In the single family attached category there are currently 56 total units with the following breakdown:New - 16Reactivated - 3Price Changes - 4Active - 33 The multi-unit category currently has 3 available properties:All 3 are 2 unit housing.  These are great for investment purposes or to live in one unit and rent out the extra one for additional income.  These properties are far and few.
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By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
Just a quick update on the current inventory levels for Oswego, IL as of Saturday, 6/18/22.Currently there are 71 active  listings in the single family detached category.  The breakdown of these are as follows:New Listings* - 21Reactivated - 3Price Changes - 4**Active - 43*New Listings - On market for 7 days or less**A couple of buyer's remorse and some large price cuts - market starting to cool down.Inventory levels for the attached single family home category stands at 12 with the following breakdown:New - 3Reactivated - 2Price Changes - 4*Active - 3There are no 2-4 units currently available.Rental  inventory levels stand at 10 available units with rents ranging from a low of $1250 for a 1 bedroom 1 bath condo to a high of $2980 for a 2 story 4 Bedroom 2.5 bath home with 3 car garage ...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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Hedge Row Condos in Winnetka ILThe Hedge Row Condos in Winnetka were built in 1997 and are comprised of two buildings (360 and 380 Green Bay Road)  with 20 units in each building. They are conveniently located at the corner of Willow and Green Bay Roads and are within walking distance to downtown Winnetka and the train station.  Another plus is that Hedge Row allows pets.  Hedge Row offers 2 and 3-bedroom units with 2 plus bathrooms.  Heated, underground parking is available and small pets are allowed. These condos have good-sized rooms and some of the first-floor units open to the back and have a patio while the upper floors have large balconies.  Hedge Row is considered a luxury development but prices vary widely. Recent comps show sales from $430,000 to $1,130,000.  Search for condos...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Wheaton, Illinois - June 14, 2022There are currently 219 homes for sale in Wheaton, IL with an average list price of $617,592. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Wheaton that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Wheaton, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 140 homes for sale in Wheaton without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 2-6 bedrooms with a price range of $215,000 - $3,545,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1882 and 2022.Homes for sale in Stonehedge Wheaton, ILThere are currently 7 homes for sale in Stonehedge Wheaton, IL. The homes range from 3-5 bedrooms with a price range of $549,000 - $750,000. The properties currently availabl...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Glen Ellyn, Illinois - June 14, 2022There are currently 130 homes for sale in Glen Ellyn, IL with an average list price of $557,578. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Glen Ellyn that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Glen Ellyn, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 98 homes for sale in Glen Ellyn without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 1-6 bedrooms with a price range of $179,900 - $2,500,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1886 and 2022.Homes for sale in Glen Ellyn Countryside Glen Ellyn, ILThere are currently 7 homes for sale in Glen Ellyn Countryside Glen Ellyn, IL. The homes range from 3-4 bedrooms with a price range of $279,999 -...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Oswego, Illinois - June 14, 2022There are currently 161 homes for sale in Oswego, IL with an average list price of $424,070. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Oswego that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Oswego, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 45 homes for sale in Oswego without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 2-6 bedrooms with a price range of $117,000 - $2,399,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1900 and 2022.Homes for sale in Ashcroft Place Estates Oswego, ILThere are currently 19 homes for sale in Ashcroft Place Estates Oswego, IL. The homes range from 3-4 bedrooms with a price range of $379,990 - $509,990. The properties c...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Bolingbrook, Illinois - June 14, 2022There are currently 204 homes for sale in Bolingbrook, IL with an average list price of $345,042. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Bolingbrook that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Bolingbrook, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 90 homes for sale in Bolingbrook without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 2-5 bedrooms with a price range of $120,000 - $731,096. The properties currently available in were built between 1962 and 2022.Homes for sale in Indian Oaks Bolingbrook, ILThere are currently 10 homes for sale in Indian Oaks Bolingbrook, IL. The homes range from 2-4 bedrooms with a price range of $165,900 - $369,900. The p...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Schaumburg, Illinois - June 14, 2022There are currently 234 homes for sale in Schaumburg, IL with an average list price of $350,069. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Schaumburg that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Schaumburg, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 83 homes for sale in Schaumburg without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 0-5 bedrooms with a price range of $115,000 - $2,295,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1957 and 2021.Homes for sale in Weathersfield Schaumburg, ILThere are currently 14 homes for sale in Weathersfield Schaumburg, IL. The homes range from 3-5 bedrooms with a price range of $265,000 - $729,000. The pr...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Naperville, Illinois - June 14, 2022 (Part 3)There are currently 605 homes for sale in Naperville, IL with an average list price of $725,815. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Naperville that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Naperville, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 163 homes for sale in Naperville without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 1-9 bedrooms with a price range of $155,000 - $10,500,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1883 and 2023.Homes for sale in Hobson West Naperville, ILThere is currently 1 home for sale in Hobson West. This home has 4 bedrooms and is currently priced at $629,900. This property that is currently ...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Naperville, Illinois - June 14, 2022 (Part 2)There are currently 605 homes for sale in Naperville, IL with an average list price of $725,815. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Naperville that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Naperville, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 163 homes for sale in Naperville without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 1-9 bedrooms with a price range of $155,000 - $10,500,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1883 and 2023.Homes for sale in Tamarack West Naperville, ILThere are currently 2 homes for sale in Tamarack West Naperville, IL. The homes range from 4-5 bedrooms with a price range of $885,000 - $1,399...
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