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Chicagoland Real Estate

By Helen Oliveri | Broker in Hawthorn Woods, IL
  • 4 Reasons to Buy Before Winter

    Posted Under: Market Conditions, Home Buying  |  October 30, 2014 9:46 AM  |  16 views  |  No comments

    It's that time of  year again.  Winter and holiday decorations are going up in the stores again.  While this may have you thinking about time with the family. staying warm and planning for the new year, if you are on the fence about moving you may want to get the gears in motion.  Here's 4 great reasons to let Helen get you in a new home for the holidays.

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    Mortgage Interest Rates are Projected to Rise

    We've been experiences some all-time lows for mortgage rates.  As the market improves, those rates will rise.  The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors are in unison projecting that rates will be up almost a full percentage point by the end of next year.  This means that if you wait for the warmer weather to come back, you will be paying more on your mortgage than if you sold right now.

    Prices Will Rise

    The market is improving.  That means that we will soon switch into a sellers market again.  Your dream house will cost you more next year than it will right now.  The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report released recently projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 11.2% (most pessimistic) and 27.8% (most optimistic). Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

    Holiday Hosting

    The holidays are right around the corner.  If you get in a new house, think of the joy of decorating and welcoming the family.  You may want to expand to have more room as your family grows, or at least a bigger kitchen.  Why spend another year doing the same traditions in the same space when you can bring the traditions to a new space.  We have it on the highest authority that Santa will find you after the move.

    Moving on with Life

    You've been thinking about it.  You've been dreaming about the possibilities.  So what are you waiting for?  Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe it is time to buy.  Your life is going to happen, but it can happen in a place you love.

    There's a myth that real estate doesn't do well in the winter.  The reality is that Helen sells all year long, and is picking up new listings and leads every day.  Stop waiting and dreaming, and call Helen today at 847.967.0022 or email helen@helenoliveri.com.

  • Get A Sneak Peak: Helen's new Terrific HWCC Listing!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Hawthorn Woods, In My Neighborhood in Hawthorn Woods, Investment Properties in Hawthorn Woods  |  October 29, 2014 1:18 PM  |  30 views  |  No comments

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    3 Somerset Hills Court

    Beautiful executive style home in HWCC with terrific curb appeal. Spacious 4 bed, 2.5 bath brick 2-story home with attached 3 car garage and a stunning expanded kitchen. This home features built-in speakers, recessed lighting, Nest thermostat system and wiring for networking throughout the home. The living and dining room have plush carpet, crown molding and roman columns. The huge kitchen has an island with breakfast bar overhang, double oven, granite counters, hardwood floors, and an eat-in area. There is also a 2-story family room with fireplace, a study, powder room, master bedroom with sitting area and large walk-in closet. Stunning backyard with brick paver patio off the kitchen. This home features an easy living floor plan in a terrific friendly community with activities for all.

    See all the photos and details at: http://bit.ly/1nQSJSa

    Wondering what your home is worth? Helen is happy to help you too. Click the link for your free market snapshot: http://bit.ly/1poEjmy.
  • 5 Reasons it may be Time to Down Size

    Posted Under: Home Buying, Home Selling, Home Ownership  |  October 28, 2014 1:06 PM  |  32 views  |  No comments

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    One of the best parts of dreams is that they are always changing.  Just as your house was once your dream home, it may not be anymore.  We all know the old adage that bigger is better, but this may not be true - especially when it comes to your home!  You also are not alone.  Below is 5 reasons we've found that frequently cause people to want to down size.


    Empty Nest - Have all the kids gone off to college?  The house was great when you needed room for all those toys.  Less people usually means you need less space.

    Retirement - Once you actually retire you will probably find your needs have changed.  You may wish to move somewhere warmer, start traveling more, or just stretch out your savings.

    Saving Money - A smaller house means less taxes, insurance and mortgage payments.  It also means less energy, so lower utility costs.  You may just want to put some away for a rainy day.

    Chores - More space means more to clean and upkeep.  It also usually means more yard work.

    Travel - If you travel for work or love vacationing you may find that most of your space is wasting away.  If you're not there to enjoy it, why pay for it?


    Regardless of your reasons, if it's time to down size, let Helen help.  She is the expert in selling for the most amount of money in the shortest time.  Then you can get that new dream home that fits what you're wanting right now!  Call 847.967.0022 or email helen@helenoliveri.com.


  • What’s happening in the Kildeer real estate market? See below!

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Kildeer, Home Buying in Kildeer, Home Selling in Kildeer  |  October 28, 2014 11:23 AM  |  33 views  |  No comments

    Looking to buy or sell in Kildeer? Keeping up on the market is important when you're preparing. The value and time on market of other houses in your area will help determine what you will pay or sell your home for and how long you can expect to be on the market yourself.

    Kildeer Real Estate Market Statistics for October 2014

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     Kildeer - 2

    Active Listings


     
    Detached Single
    Bedrooms# ActiveAvg. PriceAvg Market Time
    All55$749,596205
    37$582,384291
    433$724,114189
    5 or More15$883,687199
  • Asking Price

    Posted Under: Market Conditions, Home Selling, How To...  |  October 27, 2014 1:08 PM  |  47 views  |  No comments
    How does the asking price effect the sale of your home?  Find out with Helen's new video.



     
    Watch more of Helen’s videos at http://bit.ly/Z9A6OF.

    Looking to SELL or BUY?  Talk to the expert!  Call Helen today at 847.967.0022 or email Helen@helenoliveri.com.
  • A Tip A Day: 7 Weekly Habits for a Healthier Home

    Posted Under: How To..., Home Ownership  |  October 24, 2014 12:55 PM  |  70 views  |  No comments

    A healthier home is always a good thing.  What tricks does your family use to keep a healthier home?


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  • Home Styles

    Posted Under: Home Buying, Remodel & Renovate, Home Ownership  |  October 24, 2014 9:42 AM  |  79 views  |  No comments

    What’s your favorite type of house?  Check out the architectural guide below.

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    http://bit.ly/1nesLYt

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