Laura Karambelas-Oak Brook & Downers Grove Blog

Real Estate Agent - Baird & Warner Downers Grove
I am hoping to provide valuable information on the Chicagoland real estate market. I report on current sales, market conditions, fun things to do. Also providing some information about myself and how I sell homes.
...between a PRE-APPROVAL AND A COMMITMENT. I am writing this because I don't understand why having a commitment date met is such an issue!  I have a home listed that is under contract and the loan commitment date is April 25th.  I was getting concerned because as of last Friday the appraiser has...
Gorgeous Brownstone in the Heart of SchaumburgLocation: Old SchaumburgJust steps to shopping & restaurants. Beautiful Brownstone has over 3000 square feet plus a full basement. This home is loaded with luxury. Truly shows like a home you would see in a magazine. Main level features all hardwood f...
LOWEST PRICED UNIT IN WESTCHESTER WOODS! Price Reduced to $308,000!Location: Westchester WoodsSoaring ceilings, open floor plan, tons of windows and lots of light. Eat-in kitchen with island, all appliances, tons of cabinets & hardwood floors. Living room with gas fireplace and door to deck. Mast...
 You found your "DREAM HOME", the offer was accepted by the seller, NOW WHAT?When the Seller accepts your contract to purchase, there is still more work to be done to assure a smooth closing on your new home.   Here are some of my responsibilities as a professional Realtor from contract to closin...
This has been on my mind for a while so I need to get it off my chest! I am sure I will experience many different opinions on this subject and some negative, but I am ready.I am not an investment adviser *disclaimer*Please remember this is my opinion and it may be a little "Old School", but this ...
This is the weekly Real Estate Market Update for Oak Brook, Illinois from April 5 thru April 12, 2008. This contains information for the activity of single family homes.Contingent = 2784,900 & 795,000New on the Market = 4799,900889,0001,440,0001,975,000Price Changes = 2749,900 to 699,9001,459,000...
...what your Grandma told you? Every year time seems to speed-up.I am 41 (may I add...a young 41, almost 42) and I am the mother of two beautiful children. My son is finishing up his Junior year in High School and starting to prepare for college. When I look at my children I can't believe how qui...
Downers Grove Illinois 1 Month Market Survey  Under ContractList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,9992119$150,000 - $199,9997114$200,000 - $249,99910114$250,000 - $299,9997204$300,000 - $349,9996215$350,000 - $399,9994223$400,000 - $449,9999209$450,000 - $499,9997525$500,000 - ...
 This is a 3 month area market survey for Oak Brook, Illinois.  This information was provided by the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois (MLSNI) as of March 29, 2008.    Under ContractList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on Mkt$800,000 - $899,9992173$1,000,000 - $1,999,9993201$4,000,000 ...
If you're in Chicago this evening and it suddenly goes dark, don't worry!  Chicago will make history this evening by being the "flagship" city in the United States for Earth Hour. The reason the World Wildlife Fund chose our city is because our iconic skyline, Mayor Daley is very involved in goin...

Laura Karambelas

Realtor - Downers Grove
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