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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 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...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are increasing which is causing bidding wars to almost disappear. Some see these as signs that the market wil...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year.  If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone! According to the 2018 Bank of ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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KENILWORTH HOME SALES for November 2018 2 homes closed in Kenilworth in November, 1 less than closed in October. The 8.5 month absorption rate shows a buyer’s market where inventory is high and sales are sluggish.  KENILWORTH REAL ESTATE MARKET TODAY Homes for sale: 34Price range: $650,000 to $13...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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NORTHFIELD HOME SALES for November 2018 4 homes closed in Northfield in November, 2 fewer than closed in October. The median home price was $676,000 for last month’s sales. The 7.4 month absorption rate shows a buyer’s market where inventory is on the high side and sales are sluggish. NORTHFIELD ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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GLENCOE HOME SALES for November 2018 8 homes closed in Glencoe in November, 5 less than closed in October. The median home price was $925,000 for last month’s sales. The 5.3 month absorption rate shows a balanced market between buyers and sellers. And the differential in price range for homes lis...

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

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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WILMETTE HOME SALES for November 2018 27 homes closed in Wilmette in November, 10 more than closed in October. The median home price was $550,000 for last month’s sales. The 4 month absorption rate (listed below) is a good seller’s market but inventory is always lower this time of year.   WILMETT...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Step 1: Slate Floor Cleaning & Stripping This is what happens to natural stone floor, specifically slate, when the flooring is waxed with a carpet covering the floor tiles for a period of time.  Slate floors are a common flooring element in most homes in the Chicagoland area.  Most of the floori...

By Matt Kombrink, Your #1 Source For Real Estate
(RE/MAX All Pro)
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Top 5 Concentrations of Million Dollar Homes in Chicago's Western SuburbsChicago's west and northwest suburbs offer many options for the luxury homebuyer.  We've taken a sampling of communities in Kane, Dupage and  Cook counties to see what's out there.   There's definitely not a shortage of home...

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

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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  Do you schedule marble restoration service the same way you schedule your HVAC guy? (Chicagoland) Marble is a elegant stone which holds a hyper sensitive polish a needs the guidance of a Granite Hero. White marble is the mainstream design trend in Chicago, & will require yearly maintenance to ...

By Matt Kombrink, Your #1 Source For Real Estate
(RE/MAX All Pro)
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December Opens with Slightly Higher 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, raised their rates on t...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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What is the Best Time to List my Winnetka Home? A very common question from home sellers interested in knowing when the market is hottest. In Winnetka and other North Shore villages, the spring months see the highest number of new homes coming on the market. The flip side is that there are also a...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Chicago Stone Restoration Experts!Chicago weather impacts the care and maintenance of all natural stones. The Restoration of natural stone is the process to bring it back to its original state. It may also involve the altering of the stones surface to match a desired finish. In some cases, an own...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Marble Floor Honing & Polishing - Burr Ridge, IL 60527Maintaining bathrooms is hard enough, but when you have Cremma marble in your floor it can be really difficult. Depending on what cleaners you do or don't use you can damage the floor without even knowing it. This is marble floor restoration ...

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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  Establishing Legal Ownership: Condos, Dwelling Parcels, PUDs I've "been around" ...  Around the mortgage business, that is.  For over 40 years. And during those 40 years,  besides being a Mortgage Originator, I also held an IL Real Estate Appraiser license for around 2 decades.  Plus I was hono...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  November saw just one new listing in Hubbard Woods. Priced to sell and needing work - could be torn down: NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS 1505 Tower Road$459,000        SOLD HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS - 5 closed sales in November (and one delayed to December)    955 GreenwoodList price: $770,000Sold pri...

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

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Marble is mined and quarried from the mountains.Marble is a metamorphic stone found in the mountains of North America, South America, Asia, and, Europe. Italy is the most famous region form the mining and distribution of marble. Marble doesn't come from the corn fields of Chicago.  Massive amount...

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