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River Park, McHenry - Custom Home for Sale with Private Pond on 2.33 Acres!

River Park, McHenry - Custom Home for Sale with Private Pond on 2.33 Acres!

119 Geneva Lane, McHenry IL 60051




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Jim Starwalt

Thinking of making a move?

Download the New Free RE/MAX Home Search App or text the word MOBILE to 224-677-2200.

Log onto my website at www.StarHomeTeam.com and search Northern Illinois Homes for sale.

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Jim Starwalt, Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Center
Phone: 847-548-2625
Jim@StarHomeTeam.com

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River Park, McHenry - Custom Home for Sale with Private Pond on 2.33 Acres!

2014 Real Estate Market - Midwest Sales and Prices Are Up!

2014 Real Estate Market - Midwest Sales and Prices Are Up!

Existing Home Sales and Prices from NAR's Existing Home Sales Report

In the Midwest homes sales are up 1.7% and home prices are up 4.1%




Click here to search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale.

Jim Starwalt

Thinking of making a move?

Download the New Free RE/MAX Home Search App or text the word MOBILE to 224-677-2200.

Log onto my website at www.StarHomeTeam.com and search Northern Illinois Homes for sale.

Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com

Jim Starwalt, Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Center
Phone: 847-548-2625
Jim@StarHomeTeam.com

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2014 Real Estate Market - Midwest Sales and Prices Are Up!

Silver Leaf Glen, Round Lake - 4 Bedroom Home for Sale

Silver Leaf Glen, Round Lake - 4 Bedroom Home for Sale

2502 W Magnolia Lane, Round Lake IL 60073




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Jim Starwalt

Thinking of making a move?

Download the New Free RE/MAX Home Search App or text the word MOBILE to 224-677-2200.

Log onto my website at www.StarHomeTeam.com and search Northern Illinois Homes for sale.

Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com

Jim Starwalt, Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Center
Phone: 847-548-2625
Jim@StarHomeTeam.com

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Silver Leaf Glen, Round Lake - 4 Bedroom Home for Sale

Grayslake New Construction Home for Sale - Brand New Home!

Grayslake New Construction Home for Sale - Brand New Home!

220 Bluff Ct, Grayslake IL 60030




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Jim Starwalt

Thinking of making a move?

Download the New Free RE/MAX Home Search App or text the word MOBILE to 224-677-2200.

Log onto my website at www.StarHomeTeam.com and search Northern Illinois Homes for sale.

Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com

Jim Starwalt, Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Center
Phone: 847-548-2625
Jim@StarHomeTeam.com

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Grayslake New Construction Home for Sale - Brand New Home!

Newport Cove, Antioch - Lakefront Community: Dream Home for Sale

Newport Cove, Antioch - Lakefront Community: Dream Home for Sale

40418 N South Newport, Antioch IL 60002




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Jim Starwalt

Thinking of making a move?

Download the New Free RE/MAX Home Search App or text the word MOBILE to 224-677-2200.

Log onto my website at www.StarHomeTeam.com and search Northern Illinois Homes for sale.

Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com

Jim Starwalt, Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Center
Phone: 847-548-2625
Jim@StarHomeTeam.com

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Newport Cove, Antioch - Lakefront Community: Dream Home for Sale

2014 Real Estate Market - Buying can be More Affordable than Renting

2014 Real Estate Market - Buying can be More Affordable than Renting 



In a recent press release, Zillow stated that the affordability of the nation’s rental inventory is currently much worse than affordability of the country’s home sale inventory.

The release revealed two things:

Nationally, renters signing a lease at the end of the second quarter paid 29.5% of their income to rent
U.S. home buyers at the end of the second quarter could expect to pay 15.3% of their incomes to a mortgage on the typical home

Furthermore, renters pay more than the average of 24.9% that was paid in the pre-bubble period while buyers actually pay far less than the 22.1% share homeowners devoted to mortgages in the pre-bubble days.

Don’t Become Trapped

If you are currently renting you could get caught up in a cycle where increasing rents continue to make it impossible for you to save for a necessary down payment. Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries explains:

"The affordability of for-sale homes rema…

Selling Your Illinois Home - 14,109 Houses Sold Yesterday!

Selling Your Illinois Home - 14,109 Houses Sold Yesterday!

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale.

 The only thing they might want to consider is... If it hasn't sold over the summer, maybe it's not priced properly.

After all 14,109 houses sold yesterday, 14,109 will sell today and 14,109 will sell tomorrow. 14,109!

That 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.

NAR reported that sales are at an annual rate of 5.15 million.

Divide that number by 365 (days in a year) and we can see that, on average, over 14,000 homes sell every day.

Sales are at the highest pace of 2014 and have risen for four consecutive months.

You want to get the fair market value for your home. However, if it hasn't sold in today's active real estate market, perhaps you …