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By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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WHAT IS A HOME WARRANTY AND HOW DOES IT WORK? WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME AS A BUYER? A home warranty can give a purchaser peace of mind.  If anything catastrophic happens in the house, you are only financially liable for the deductible.  So if the furnace goes out one evening and you just can't get i...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 2
Elk Grove Village Townhome & Condo Search  Elk Grove Village townhome, condos, and 'better priced values' are currently being scooped up the fastest.  There are many great values to be had on the market right now.   The average list price in Elk Grove Village is $179,500 and there are many select...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 What Sold in Your Village in January 2021? The North Shore housing market is getting off to a solid start despite cold and snow. Inventory is down and most homes are selling quickly. I expect a robust and busy spring market that has already started. Most villages are experiencing a “seller’s mar...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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The Hubbard Woods real estate market got off to a good start this January. Lots of activity (not just here but the entire North Shore housing market.) Buyers are coming out earlier despite cold and snow and the current low inventory is spurring quick sales and higher prices. 3 NEW LISTINGS HUBBAR...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 1
 Deferral Plan for Seniors in Cook County for 2020 Taxes The Cook County Treasurer has reinstated a loan program for Cook County Seniors. If you are 65 years or older with a household income is $55,000 or less, you can apply for the "Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program."  The loans is...

By Haris Dedic, Glenview Real Estate - Chicago North Shore
(RE/MAX Villager 847-878-2588)
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Morton Grove, Illinois CondosDrive by video of condos with price range. Morton Grove, IL Townhouses Drive by video with price range of townhomes. More about Morton Grove real estate can be found here. Check out home buying and home selling tips on my website.If you are looking to buy or sell a ho...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 3
 I've written several posts about the Covid-19 effect on North Shore housing in regarding to single family residences. But what about condo market sales in 2020 vs. 2019?Condo sales were not explosive in the same way that single family homes started selling in June of 2020 (after the lockdown was...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Autumn Ridge is considered one of the more upscale townhome communities in Schaumburg first developed in 1990 by Town and Country Builders.  When I first visited the subdivision many years ago it impressed me with the brick exteriors and it offered a ranch model which was in buyer demand but neve...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 2
2020 North Shore Housing Review We all know what made 2020 a wonky year - so I won’t belabor that point. The result, however, was a roller coaster ride for the North Shore housing market.  The year started out as most do - cold and slow. Just when the spring market started to awaken, along came a...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 6
Should You Ever Skip Doing a Home Inspection? Skip the inspection? Why would anyone consider doing that? There are actually a few valid reasons where home buyers might pass on adding that contingency to their contract. I’ll discuss that later. But 99.9% of the time I would strongly recommend and ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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What Sold in Your Village in December? Here’s what closed in the Winnetka North Shore villages in December 2020.WINNETKA  Current Winnetka Real Estate Market:Sold homes December: 24Homes for sale: 49Price range: $350,000 to $6,399,0002020 Median price : $1,100,000Under contract/pending: 29Condos ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 1
HUBBARD WOODS December  2020 The Hubbard Woods real estate continued to be quiet during the holiday season - which is completely normal.1  NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTING IN December  2020 1518 Edgewood - $1,899,000 (new construction)      3 New PRIVATE NETWORK LISTINGS 1347 Scott - no price stated    ...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 4
Here are the things you will need to know if you are planning on selling. So how is the market doing currently in Schaumburg? Here are a few graphs to help give you an idea.What is the percentage of homes that are going under contract each month in Schaumburg? This tells you if the market is flat...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 4
Here are the things you will need to know if you are planning on selling. So how is the market doing currently in Hoffman Estates? Here are a few graphs to help give you an idea.What is the percentage of homes that are going under contract each month in Hoffman Estates? This tells you if the mark...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 2
The Schaumburg housing market is hot! Most homes are selling quickly & even some over list price. If you are interested in how the market is fairing in your subdivision, it would be best to call in an area expert, like me, rather than watch what the news people are saying.It only matters what is ...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 5
Schaumburg Housing Forecast for 2021The Schaumburg housing market is on fire! 🔥 Most homes are selling quickly & even some over list price. If you are truly interested in how the market is fairing in your subdivision, it would be best to call in an expert in your area rather than watch what the n...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Absorption Rate on the North Shore - Now and Then The real estate floodgates opened back in June 2020 when the stay-at-home order was lifted. Weary buyers - many of whom had been staying home with their families - poured out from the city into the suburbs. And very suddenly we had a different hou...

By Goran Utvic, We Buy & Sell Chicago Houses Fast
(606 Homes LLC | Chicagoland Brokers Inc, Chicago IL 60656)
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Chicago 2 Flat Home Renovation View the progress of this Chicago 2 flat conversion to a single family home. This Chicago 2 flat was purchased with a renovation loan that covered the entire construction cost. The existing Chicago 2 flat was completely gutted to the brick and all new framing, elect...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 2

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