5 TV Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained!

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Indexreports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate

More Boomerang Buyers Are about to Enter the Market We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019. Recently, HousingWire analyzed data from the US Bankruptcy Courts and revealed that
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4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer

4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making
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Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’?

Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’? One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers rather than alienate the 61% of American households that have a

Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs

Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January. The trend continued through all buyers with a mortgage, as 62% made a down payment of less than

Thinking of Selling? Do it TODAY!!

Thinking of Selling? Do it TODAY!! That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2017 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! The February numbers are not in yet, but the January numbers
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Selling Your House? Price it Right Up Front.

  In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents

Homeownership Offers Stability & Wealth Creation

Homeownership Offers Stability & Wealth Creation The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build equity. They want a stable and safe environment. Building Equity In a recent article
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Making an Offer

Thinking of Making an Offer? 4 Tips for Success So you’ve been searching fr that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of

Thinking of Selling? Why Now is the Time

Thinking of Selling? Why Now is the Time It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year. The other

Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent

Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent Buying and selling homes should be fun, but sometimes it’s more complicated that you ever could have imagined.   There are many reasons you should use a real estate agent when buying or selling a home. If you choose to buy or sell real estate by yourself, without
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KW Real Estate Market Update – October 2016

KW Real Estate Market Update – October 2016 October 2016 Market Update A cooling trend in the housing market continued in August with diminished inventory levels being the primary driving force behind the decline. Despite near rock-bottom mortgage rates and healthy job growth, home sales eased after reaching record-setting levels in June. Affordability concerns have
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The Home Buying Process

Looking to buy a home in Naperville, Oswego, Aurora, Yorkville or Plainfield areas?  Here are some helpful tips as you begin the home buying process. Buying a new home is a HUGE accomplishment and one of the biggest purchases you will ever make!  Whether you are a first time home buyer, or a seasoned home owner