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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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VA Home Loans by the Numbers  Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans & 2 million active duty service members which helps them achieve their dreams of homeownership. In 2017, $189 billion was loaned to veterans an...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Here are home sales and real estate statistics for October 2018 in the North Shore villages of Winnetka,Wilmette, Keniliworth, Glencoe, Northfield, and Glenview. WINNETKA WILMETTE KENILWORTH GLENCOE NORTHFIELD GLENVIEW  

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Hubbard Woods had 5 homes close in October 2018, with one selling as a foreclosure. CLOSED HUBBARD WOODS HOMES IN OCTOBER 2018 1518 EdgewoodList price: $795,000Sold price:  $500,000 (foreclosure)Days on market: 844      1336 ScottList price: $1,095,000Sold price: $1,000,000Days on market: 105    ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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NORTHFIELD HOME SALES for October 2018 6 homes closed in Northfield in October, 1 more than last October. The median home price is $443,000 for last month’s sales.  NORTHFIELD REAL ESTATE MARKET TODAY Homes for sale: 47Price range: $359,000 to $4,500,000Under contract: 9Absorption rate: 8.5 month...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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GLENVIEW HOME SALES for October 2018 37 homes closed in Glenview in October, 2 less than last October. The median home price is $552,000 for last month’s sales.  GLENVIEW REAL ESTATE MARKET TODAY Homes for sale: 277Price range: $250,000 to $2,800,000Under contract: 75Absorption rate: 6 monthsCond...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers   Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” which revealed that,“Consumers often think they need to put more money down to purchase a home than is actually required. In a 2...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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 Expert Marble Shower Cleaning services near Chicago, IL Do you have a marble shower with dirty grout lines?  Is the caulking and silicon moldy or cracked and falling apart? If any of these sound familiar then you need to have your shower professionally cleaned and sealed before water damage effe...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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GLENCOE HOME SALES for October 2018 13 homes closed in Glencoe in October, 4 more than last October. The median home price is $854,000 for last month’s sales.  GLENCOE REAL ESTATE MARKET TODAY Homes for sale: 88Price range: $350,000 to $5,500,000Under contract: 19Absorption rate: 6 monthsCondos f...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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KENILWORTH HOME SALES for October 2018 3 homes closed in Kenilworth in NOctober, one less than last October. The absorption rate in Kenilworth (see below) is the highest of the North Shore communities at almost 10 months. This means that if no new homes came on the market, it could take up to 10 ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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WILMETTE HOME SALES for November 2018 16 homes closed in Wilmette in November, slightly more than last November when 14 homes closed. The median home price that sold in Wilmette last month is $675,000.    WILMETTE REAL ESTATE MARKET TODAY Homes for sale: 156Price range: $269,000 to $3,600,000Unde...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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WINNETKA HOME SALES for October 2018 16 homes closed in Winnetka in October, slightly less than last October when 19 homes closed. The most positive thing to see (in the stats below) is that the absorption rate in Winnetka is 6 months. This means that if no new inventory came on the market, a hom...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall ... Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  596 Homes Sell 278 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.20  Jim StarwaltManaging Broker Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes783 N Barron Blvd, Grayslake IL 60030 Cell Phone: 224-62...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Quartz Countertops in Winnetka and North Shore Kitchens The long dominance of using granite for kitchen countertops has been waning for several years. It is no longer the reigning high-end countertop despite its durability and popularity. The new queen of the kitchen is quartz - and it is, in fac...

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 Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?   There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year.   We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question.   Here are our sources:   Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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A Buyer calls me and says “hey a Relative you served in the past has recommended I work with you.”  “There’s this home I am interested in.”  “Can I forward you the details and arrange for the Agent who shared the property with me to call you to preview it?”  This scenario happens quite often with...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage Process A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainties about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, b...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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Are You Spending TOO Much on Rent?Chances are if you are renting you are spending too much of your income on your monthly housing expense. There is a long-standing ‘rule’ that a household should not pay more than 28% of their income on their rent or mortgage payment. This percentage allows the h...

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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7038 Le Claire Skokie IL SoldFriday one of my buyer clients closed the purchase of a single family house located at 7038 Le Claire Skokie IL 60077. I helped her find this house and it turned out to be a great experience for both of us. My team that handles real estate sales in Skokie IL is Coldwe...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
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I am always looking for an edge in my business, and if that edge can even make me look a little better than usual, all the better. My original profile picture was one that featured an American flag flying over the bridge that crossed the Galena River. It was taken at  Boy Scout campout that our t...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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Thinking of Selling Your Grayslake Home?    Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are tr...

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