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By Jennifer Kinzle, Top Rated Kane County Agent!
(Charles Rutenberg Realty of Illinois)
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 Admit it, you've looked at houses online before.  Your search history may be long or short, from looking at painting ideas,  or interior design, perhaps daydreaming about a new home or thinking about gutting your current one.  But at some point, you've hit the Internet and typed in "Houses in St...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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NORTH SHORE REAL ESTATE PERSPECTIVES FOR 2020 A recent report by RIS Media asks the real estate experts what they think is coming for 2020. While there may be broad and sweeping thoughts on real estate, usually these articles are national in scope. We all know real estate is local, right? (RIS Me...

By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
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Home sales slowed down a bit in October 2019 for Naperville despite lower interest rates with only 119 closed sales vs 2018's 125 closed sales.  The year to date inventory as of 10/31/19 was 1,466 closed sales vs 1,616 in 2018.  With the bulk of sales in the $301K to $500K range, Naperville still...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  HUBBARD WOODS REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 2019  NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN OCTOBER 2019There were 2 new home listings in Hubbard Woods in September: 1480 Tower Road$1,300,000          834 Boal Pkwy.$1,799,000     SOLD HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN SEPTEMBER 2019 4 homes closed in September:  1487 TowerO...

By Jennifer Kinzle, Top Rated Kane County Agent!
(Charles Rutenberg Realty of Illinois)
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As one of the biggest expenses in most Americans' budgets, a home mortgage payment is a tried and true way to make sure you pay yourself every month as a landlord. The added bonus includes a roof over your head and an endless list of repairs.  The joys of home ownership are never ending!A typical...

By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
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Illinois 2nd city had a bad  October with slower home sales compared to 2018.  With only 95 closed sales compared to 2018's 134 it was not a treat for homesellers in Aurora, IL.  Year-to-date sales also show a decrease of home sales from 2018s 1,405 closed sales to 2019's 1,075 year to date sales...

By Terri Buseman, Downtown Chicago
(RE/MAX Premier Properties)
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Winter is coming! And, with the recent drops in temperature and early snowfall, there’s no more avoiding it. It’s time to get prepared! Buying and selling real estate in Chicago and the South Loop doesn’t stop just because the season changes. It’s important to keep up with the maintenance of your...

By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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Good afternoon!As many of you know, I have an extremely strong presence in the Four Lakes, Lisle neighborhood as the go to Realtor for the community. This is due to an aggressive marketing campaign which I began a few years back... I am now bringing the same marketing strategy and tenacity to the...

By Jennifer Kinzle, Top Rated Kane County Agent!
(Charles Rutenberg Realty of Illinois)
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Gather round, dear home buyers and let me share a story about the epic journey of home ownership.  Legend says when offered a free guide through unfamiliar territory, you should take it. If you're shopping online for that first home, or perhaps your dream home, or ready to downsize into a empty n...

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 are Transfer Taxes? HOW Much are They?   WHO Pays?  When I first speak with clients seeking information regarding mortgage financing, they're typically focused on 3 things: What Down Payment they will need What their Interest Rate will be Can they get Approved for a Mortgage  The answers to...

By Jennifer Kinzle, Top Rated Kane County Agent!
(Charles Rutenberg Realty of Illinois)
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What's a nice home like you selling As-Is?  That's a great question we often get from buyers.  Why are they selling this home as-is.  Wait, is something wrong with it?  Home sellers have a lot of decisions to make, some pretty big, some a lot smaller.  By choosing to sell their home as-is, it may...

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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 2019 -  Halloween Safety Tips for Pets  The Halloween Season with all its scary costumes, parties, tasty treats, spooky decorations, and haunted homes are finally here ...  But sadly, potential dangers also arrive with it.  And that means we should be taking the time and making the effort to pla...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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There are alternatives to FHA Loans!I work with many terrific loan officers that offer my clients many helpful programs to get you into that new home. This is one of those great programs offering a conventional loan with 3% down.Saving enough funds for a down payment & closing costs is one of th...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Where do Your Winnetka Property Taxes Go? For what we pay locally in property taxes, I think it’s wise to understand how they are divvied up. In the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe, it’s understood that a large percentage goes to the schools. Th...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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MEXICAN RESTAURANTS IN WINNETKA AND THE NORTH SHORE  If you love Mexican food like me, you are always on the lookout for good restaurants in the suburbs.    Is your palate beyond cheesy burritos and heavy bean/rice side dishes?  (not bad stuff, just not "inspired".) You know what I mean - the typ...

By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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Good morning!!I received the following comment yesterday from one of the videos I posted:"These are like Brady Bunch shows, so cheesy you have to watch but getting way too redundant!" Ouch. Kind of funny though. At first I was hurt. Then a little angry honestly, and thoughts of blocking the comme...

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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  The Many "Species" of Student Loans & How They Can Affect Your Home Buying  Did you know that it is now thought that there are almost 18,000 bird species to be found across the world? A recent study released by the American Museum of Natural History revealed a new accounting ... one that almost...

By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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I love this article from the National Association Of Realtors Magazine. So appropriate for October and DEFINITELY entertaining!    10 Most Horrifying Decorative Trends. Demons. Monsters. Zombies. … Your house? Click here for the full article    

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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American Tribal Map - Winnetka & North ShoreA Canadian mapping company has developed an innovative map called “Native Land” that shows where indiginous tribes once lived on the land we live on now.   For those of us living in the Chicagoland area, these Native American tribe names sound familiar....

By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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3 GREAT Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional To Help You Sell Your Home   Click Here For The Three Reasons :-)                   #RealEstate #SellerTips #FSBO

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