Chicagoland Real Estate News

Nov. 23, 2022

Home seller FAQ: is it still a good time to sell my home? (November 2022)

Home seller FAQ: is it still a good time to sell my home?

Click here or the image above to see my quick update on whether it’s still a good time to sell your home in Chicago — the quick answer⁉️ It depends 😉 It’s still a sellers’ market, so ...

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Aug. 18, 2022

See all the homes for sale in Burr Ridge IL

Juice WRLD’s mom buys home in Burr Ridge IL | Crains Chicago BusinessHave you seen the headlines this week? Mom of the late rapper recently bought a home in Burr Ridge IL — for $8.3 million 😳

See all the homes for sale in Burr Ridge IL

While you may not have “heir of a late famous rapper” money, you too ...

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June 2, 2022

How's the Oak Park real estate market? Live, real-time update (bookmark this page!)

How's the Oak Park real estate market? As of this first posting (6/2/2022), we are still experiencing buyer demand that is outpacing the supply of new homes being put up for sale, sending home values soaring! Watch my May 2022 housing market update video to see the ...

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Jan. 27, 2022

How to sell and buy at the same time in Chicago or suburbs

The writing is on the wall: You’re going to buy— and sell — at the same time. 😳

The first thing to know is you’re not alone: 71% of buyers are also, simultaneously, sellers. The key to success on both ends of the deal is having an ...

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Jan. 27, 2022

What to look for when buying a Chicagoland investment property

What to look for when buying an investment property

Got your heart set on buying an investment property this year or even this month ❤️? Here's what to look for: ⁣

🎯 An attractive location. You hear everyone going on about "location, location, location" because it really is that important: schools, neighborhood amenities, shopping, businesses, and public ...

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Oct. 7, 2021

Buy a home in less than a week: A Case Study

There’s still time to find 🏡 before the holidays… 

Case Study

A couple weeks ago Sunday, some new buyers contacted me about wanting to buy a home ASAP so they could get moved out of their rental apartment and into their own home. 

A few days of ...

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April 26, 2021

The best calls I get to make...

“For $X, would you like this house to be yours?” I excitedly asked my buyers this weekend... (Equally as excitedly) “omg yes! It’s right in line with what we were hoping to get it for, and our monthly payments will be $50 less than we were budgeting for!!” ...

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Sept. 3, 2020

Full steam ahead into fall real estate market

Dear friends,

We are continuing to experience a strong sellers' market in many areas right now, with lower inventory than usual coupled with higher than normal buyer demand - fueled by crazy low interest rates and the pandemic exposing for many the ways in which their current homes were no longer ...

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Oct. 25, 2018

Is the local Chicagoland real estate market shifting?

Chicago’s Near West Suburbs: Market Quick Stats

As of 9am on 10/25/2018…

OAK PARK: Single family homes: 50 of 265 (19%) are under contract. Condos/townhomes: 58 of 168 (34.5%) are under contract.

RIVER FOREST: Single family homes: 7 of 69 (10%) are under contract. Condos/townhomes ...

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April 13, 2018

Is your home ready for aging in place?

Guest Post by Claire Wentz,

Is your home as safe as it could be? Or are you awkwardly maneuvering mobility aids through doorways, stretching to reach your kitchen cabinets, and shuffling across slick flooring? While mobility changes are a part of getting older, your home shouldn’t be making ...

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