Chicago North Shore & Northwest Suburbs Real Estate Blog

  • Canoeing with GoPro at Skokie Lagoons. This 5 minute video was created with iMovie, and is cut from 1h 20min video shoot.     Kayak & Canoe launch on Tower Road in Winnetka.   Directions to Chicago River Kayak & Canoe Rentals along site Tower Rd., West of Forest Way.  If you need a kayak or a canoe...
  • Make Your Home Easier to Sell with these 10 easy steps   1. Toss stacks of newspapers and magazines. Clear clutter. Store your small decorative items. Pack out-of-season clothing to make more closet space using storage organizers. Clean garage to make sure it reflects as space for cars; nothing else.  2.  Let more light...
  • Are you looking to sell your home? Here are some quick tips to consider:   The value of your home is NOT How much money or equity you have in it? What you need out of it? What did it appraise for? What you heard your neighbor’s sold for? How much it insures for? Based on memories and treasures.   The...
  • Cycling through Harms Woods Forest Preserve to Chicago Botanic Gardens.    This GoPro outdoor cycling 15 minute video through Chicago Forest Preserve, Harms Woods & Skokie Lagoons to Chicago Botanic Gardens with an average speed of 15 mph. Enjoy the beautiful views and cycling experience at the beginning of the Fall season....
  • Things to do in Downtown Glenview Come visit Downtown Glenview and see why it is fast becoming a destination on the North Shore. Enjoy live theater and a variety of dining experiences that include pub eats, italian restaurants and more! Stop by the Glenview Grind for fresh brewed coffee that is sure to please the gourmet palate. Heinen...
  • The FHA 203K Loan can help you buy and renovate your new fixer-upper.   With the FHA 203k loan a borrower can make improvements and have home ownership in one loan. These loans are offered through the Federal Housing Adminstration, FHA and can keep your rate low.  Rates for these loans are competitive while they allow you to buy a...
  • Chicago's North Shore Real Estate Trends How many homes are on the market in Chicago's North Shore? Below are the numbers of traditional homes on the market vs. short sales vs. foreclosures with today's average price as of September 2014     Deerfield: REO/Foreclosure: 5; Short Sales: 7; Traditional Sales...
  • Looking for a home in Park Ridge, IL by subdivision?   Curently there are 190 homes for sale in Park Ridge with an average home price of $398,072. 165 of the homes are a traditional sale while there are 9 foreclosures and 16 short sales. In the past year the average market time was 88 days. 571 homes were sold year to date. Homes in...
  • Continuing care retirement communities CCRCs offer increasing levels of care at one location as residents' needs change. the security of knowing you'll be cared throughout various stage of health and aging is an attractive option for many seniors, but typically involves a major investment of resources. Before signing a contract with CCRC,...
  • Detailed outline of home buying and selling process. If you are getting ready to buy or sell a home, these steps are what to expect and keep you on track for a successful real estate transaction.   Buyers Start                    ...

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