Real Estate Blog

 

winfield home for sale

0S544 Robbins St, Winfield IL home for sale!

Click the link above to see the website dedicated specifically to this beautiful split level style Winfield home for sale. The website will provide full details and all the photos on this split level with a sub-basement.

There are 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, lower level family room plus a sub-basement, a two-car attached garage and a beautiful backyard with a patio for fair weather dining, entertaining and relaxing.

Formal living room with vaulted ceilings into the eat-in kitchen, which has a skylight to keep it light & bright. The kitchen has plenty of cabinets, new granite, new stainless steel appliances, new sink and faucet.

There are 3 bedrooms up.  The master en suite has a private

69 Views, 0 Comments

listing your orland park home for sale in winter

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months. This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising their clients to “wait until the spring” to list their home.

The truth is, homes are bought and sold year round. And while the market is typically quieter during the fall and winter, savvy buyers and sellers know how to use this slow down to their advantage. In fact, depending on your circumstances, now may be the ideal time for you to purchase or list a home. If you’re in the market

128 Views, 0 Comments

selling an orland park homeBelow you'll see a quick video showing 6 tips for selling your home, and I'd like to add, selling it for top dollar.  That was the mantra when we sold our prior home.  I would say to my adult children, keep your bedrooms (and the house) clean so we can get top dollar!  We made a joke about it.  But it's true.

Today's buyers are extremely picky.  With flip homes as competition in most price ranges, you might be competing with almost "like-new" places.  Many buyers want a home in move-in condition.  They don't want to have to paint or change the old carpet or remove dated wallpaper.  Wallpaper tried making a comeback, but it really isn't working.  Many buyers will accept a smaller floorplan in a clean, updated home vs. a larger home that needs any kind

194 Views, 0 Comments

haunted orland park home for sale

There are rules on what a seller and their agent need to disclose to prospective buyers about their home for sale.  In Northern IL, we use a comprehensive disclosure form that the seller needs to fill out.  There are separate Lead Based Paint forms for homes built prior to 1978 and a Radon Disclosure Form that everyone has to fill out.

There is nothing on the Seller Disclosure Form, called Illinois REALTORS® RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY DISCLOSURE REPORT, that asks the seller if they are aware that their house is haunted.  In the 35 years I've been selling homes in Orland Park, Homer Glen and surrounding areas, I've never come across a supposed haunted house.  At least no one has disclosed it and I've never heard back from buyers telling me that a

312 Views, 0 Comments

home buyer's guide to get mortgage ready

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.

The requirements to secure a mortgage may seem overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. But we’ve outlined three simple steps to get you started on your path to homeownership. Even if you’re a current homeowner, it’s a good idea to prepare in advance so you don’t encounter any surprises along the way.

Lending requirements have become more rigorous in recent years, and changes to your credit history, debt levels, job type,

937 Views, 0 Comments

This is your chance to buy a spacious home in Villa Park - voted as the 28th best place to live in Money Magazine in 2017.  Read all about it below and click the link to see the website we created just for this house.  Call us at 708-536-8200 for more information or to set an appointment to see this Villa Park home for sale.

Villa Park home for sale - 137 harvard ave

137 S Harvard Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
137 S Harvard Avenue
Price : $385,000
Bedrooms : 5
Bathrooms : 3.00
Square Foot : 2,400
Lot Size : 10,050 sq.ft.
County : Du Page
Property Type : Single Family
Year Built : 1928
624 Views, 0 Comments

orland park home for sale 12210 derby

12210 Derby LN, Orland Park home for sale

Click the link above to see all of the photos and get more details on this beautiful Forrester styled quad level located on the corner of a small cul de sac.  This is an Orland Park address but is technically in Homer Township and Will County.  

Step into the front door and you'll notice the vaulted ceilings in the living and formal dining room, which is the typical style of a Forrester.  Staying on the main level, you can walk back into the spacious family room with a beautiful fireplace surrounded by built-ins.  Wait until you see the 4-season room with a 15 person spa!  Enjoy this throughout the year. This room has been updated with a newer furnace (just for this room), spa heater and ventilation

766 Views, 0 Comments

orland park home design trends 2018

We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.

Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home?

So we’ve rounded up some of the hottest trends in home design to help guide you through the process. Whether you’ve planned a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, making smart and informed design choices will help you maximize your return on investment … and minimize the chance of “remodeler’s remorse” down the road.

WHAT’S HOT NOW

While 2017 was all about millennial pink, brass fixtures and bright white

875 Views, 0 Comments

alsip home for sale 5000 120th pl

This cute Alsip home sold quickly! Click here to search more homes for sale in Alsip.

Click here to see more photos and get more information

Convenient one-level living in this lovely Alsip home for sale located on a large corner lot.  There is a formal living room (with a gas fireplace) plus a family room, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen and a 2 car garage with a side drive.

The sellers are calling the room with the fireplace their formal living room, but you can use the home as you like.  They are also using the master bedroom (which has close access to the half bath) as a formal dining room, so once again, this home offers possibilities to use it as you'd like.  The other 2 bedrooms are on the other side of the home.

936 Views, 0 Comments

tinley park home for sale 16504 67th ct

Click the link to see all the photos and more details on this Tinley Park home for sale

This is a perfect home for those who don't want stairs.  Everything is located on one level.  Three bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, laundry area and 1 1/2 garage. This cute ranch home offers open concept living room and kitchen.  The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and an island with an eating area.  The living room and 3rd bedroom has hardwood floors.  The kitchen has slate and the other 2 bedrooms are carpeted. 

The master bedroom isn't being used as a bedroom but offers double closets plus a 1/2 bathroom.  The main bathroom has a new Bath Fitter's tub surround - easy to keep clean!  Other updates include: 2017 - interior freshly painted. 2016

1,074 Views, 0 Comments