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Close on your North Shore Home on Time

So you’ve found the perfect North Shore home and the only thing left for you to do is to wait for closing. Closing dates are made in good faith, but sometimes closing dates can get moved for one reason or another. Once you have a closing date set, here are four steps you can take […]

Mortgage Rates Up Slightly on North Shore

Mortgage rates on Chicago’s North Shore are up and possibly may rise higher. The current 30-year mortgage average is hovering just under 4 at 3.9%. With the continual uptick many would-be buyers are concerned that their chances at owning a slice of the American dream have gone out the window. Comparatively, those who were in […]

North Shore – Is a Condo the Right Choice?

Many Americans dream of one day owning their own home. Similar to the effort needed to make any dream come true, being a North Shore homeowner takes a lot of work. Buying a home on the North Shore of Chicago means committing to making any repairs needed along the way, complete with a commitment to […]

Fresh Paint for Your North Shore Home

One of the most important rules of thumb when you’re preparing to sell your North Shore home is to look at it from a buyer’s point of view, not just from your own. Nowhere is that truer than in the wall colors you choose. You may love strong colors and have a very stylish décor […]

North Shore Home Buyer Trends 2019

Are you in the market to sell your North Shore home and wondering what type of homebuyers are out there? The National Association of Realtors recently released their Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report. Click the video below to see the highlights, here are the major take away points. Younger Millennials (1990-1998) were 11% […]

Curb Your Energy Consumption in Your North Shore Home

The average North Shore household spends $2,200 annually on energy bills. A good portion of those utility bills is the electric bill due to the various electronic devices and computers we rely on. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that: “Consumer electronics and computer equipment now represent 15 percent of global residential electricity consumption.” […]

Selling Your North Shore Home

Whether you’ve accepted a job offer in another city or have decided to relocate, circumstances have arisen that require you to sell your North Shore home. Luckily, 2019 has been kind to home sellers. Limited inventory has home prices on the rise and buyers all but throwing money at sellers’ feet for a chance to […]

What Do North Shore Homebuyers Want?

Sales of existing homes in March 2019 were down 4.9% from the previous month and home sales were down 5.4% from a year ago according to the National Association of Realtors. Luckily, the Midwest, including the North Shore, still has a strong real estate market. Even with the strong market we are faced with a […]

Keeping Cool in Your North Shore Home

We can’t believe it is nearly June! We’ve had a cooler spring on Chicago’s North Shore so far, but summer and its scorching hot days will be here before you know it along with the higher utility bills. There are some simple ways to keep your utility bills low and your bank account happy if you […]

Is a Home Warranty Worth the Money?

When buying a home on Chicago’s North Shore, you may wonder if it is worth the extra investment to purchase a home warranty. Is it worth the money? Will it help to protect your investment? First, let’s clarify what a home warranty is. Do not confuse a home warranty with home insurance, they are two […]

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