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Valley Lakes, Round Lake - Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home, 3 Car Garage!

Valley Lakes, Round Lake - Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home, 3 Car Garage!

206 S Winthrop Dr, Round Lake IL 60073




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Valley Lakes, Round Lake - Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home, 3 Car Garage!

Lakewood Grove - Spacious 4 Bedroom Home with 3 Car Garage!

Lakewood Grove - Spacious 4 Bedroom Home with 3 Car Garage!

548 W Caldwell Dr, Round Lake IL 60073




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Lakewood Grove - Spacious 4 Bedroom Home with 3 Car Garage!

Illinois Real Estate 2014: Don't Wait - Move Up to the Home You've Always Wanted!

Illinois Real Estate 2014: Don't Wait - Move Up to the Home You've Always Wanted!

Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of.

Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%.

However, sellers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are increasing probably doesn’t make sense.

As rates increase, the price of the house you can buy will decrease. Here is a chart detailing this point.



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Home Selling and Home Buying in Northern Illinois - My Team Can Help You!

Home Selling and Home Buying in Northern Illinois - My Team Can Help You!

Watch our short video and meet the Jim Starwalt Star Home Team.




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Jim Starwalt

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Home Selling and Home Buying in Northern Illinois - My Team Can Help You!

5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home in 2014

5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home in 2014 Housing is the one leveraged investment available. You're paying for housing whether you own or rent. Owning is usually a form of "forced savings". There are substantial tax benefits to owning. Owning is a hedge against inflation.
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5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home in 2014

Home Sales Reach Seven Year High

Home Sales Reach Seven Year High

There are still some saying that the housing market is challenged.

Young adults are burdened with too much student debt. Interest rate increases are killing demand. Homeownership is no longer seen as part of the American Dream.

Housing statistics prove otherwise: 13,945 houses sold yesterday, 13,945 will sell today and 13,945 will sell tomorrow.

13,945 is the average number of homes that sell each and every day in this country according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report.

According to the report, there were 5.09 million homes sold in 2013. Divide that number by 365 days in a year and we can see that, on average, almost 14,000 homes sell every day.

NAR revealed that sales had increased 9.1% as compared to 2012 and that it was the market’s strongest performance since 2006.

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The Number #1 Home Seller Mistake - Selling Your Illinois Home in 2014

The Number #1 Home Seller Mistake - Selling Your Illinois Home in 2014



Data provided by ActiveRain.com.

Active Rain asked 1,000 real estate agents to rate the top mistakes made by home sellers.

In order of importance the survey results were:

1. Overpricing your home.
2. Showing availability.
3. A cluttered home.
4. Not removing unpleasant odors.
5. Unwilling to negotiate.
6. Not willing to make repairs.

While I agree that an overpriced home is more difficult to sell, in my years of experience selling over one thousand homes -

The number one mistake is not allowing showing appointments and putting too many restrictions on when the home can be shown.

Contrary to common belief, a buyer can look past clutter and will consider putting in an offer on an overpriced home.

However, if a prospective buyer cannot see the property, they WON'T make an offer on it and the WON'T buy it.

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