Grayslake, IL Real Estate News

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Girl Scout Drive Thru Cookie Sale - March 5, 2016 Date: Saturday March 5, 2016 Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Location: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes 783 N Barron Blvd (Route 83) Grayslake IL 60030 The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana will be selling Girl Scout cookies at our office on Saturday March 5, 2016. With convenient drive up service, buying cookies has never been easier! Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program fund new adventures and the life-changing opportunities girls get at Girl Scouts—from trips to our nation's capital to community projects to spending the summer at camp. The Gift of Caring program is back this year! Customers can make a donation to Girl Scouts and the money is used to purchase girl scout cookies that are sent to organiz...
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Selling Your Grayslake Home in 2016 - Affordable Home Decor Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Selling Your Grayslake Home in 2016 - Affordable Home Decor
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Selling Your Grayslake in 2016 - Small Bedroom Arranging Tips Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Selling Your Grayslake in 2016 - Small Bedroom Arranging Tips
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Selling Your Grayslake Home in 2016 - the Innovation Home Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Selling Your Grayslake Home in 2016 - the Innovation Home
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Staging Your Grayslake Home to Sell in 2016 Living Room Arranging: TV vs. Fireplace Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker Owner Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Staging Your Grayslake Home to Sell in 2016
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Home Buying in 2016 - Free Consultation Event When: Saturday February 20, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12 noon Where: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes, 783 N Barron Blvd, Grayslake IL 60030 Join us to discuss all your real estate and mortgage questions. First time homebuyer programs. Purchase and refinance mortgage options. Why you should consider buying now. Advantages of working with a realtor. Get your home search started. Buying a second home or considering an investment property. Mortgage and real estate questions? We've got answers! Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gar...
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Selling Your Grayslake Home - From Boring to Beautiful Kitchen See how a basic kitchen received a fresh face on an affordable remodeling budget. Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Selling Your Grayslake Home - From Boring to Beautiful Kitchen
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Buying Your Grayslake Home - Consider the Outdoor Space Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate® Dream Team member and outdoor design expert Carson Arthur has the three questions that you should ask yourself about an outdoor space, before you decide to buy a home. Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Buying Your Grayslake Home - Consider the Outdoor Space
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Quick Video Tips - Help Your Grayslake Home Sell Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Quick Video Tips - Help Your Grayslake Home Sell
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Green Ideas to Help Sell Your Grayslake Home Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Green Ideas to Help Sell Your Grayslake Home
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Selling Your Grayslake Home: Tips for Updating the Kitchen Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Selling Your Grayslake Home: Tips for Updating the Kitchen
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Your Grayslake Dream Home 2016: Tips for Your New Kitchen Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Your Grayslake Dream Home 2016: Tips for Your New Kitchen
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Buying a Grayslake Home in 2016With interest rates still below 4%, many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year. If you look at what the four major reporting agencies are predicting for 2016, it may make the decision for you. The chart below averages the predictions by quarter. With the exception of Fannie Mae, the experts agree that interest rates will increase by three-quarters of a percentage point, costing you more to pay back your loan. Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625J...
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Grayslake Real Estate 2016 - Existing Home Sales Rebound in December The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their latest Existing Home Sales Report on Friday. Sales of existing homes rose by the largest increase ever recorded as they rebounded 14.7% over November’s numbers and now stand at 7.7% higher than a year ago. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, had this to say about the surge in December sales: "While the carryover of November's delayed transactions into December contributed greatly to the sharp increase, the overall pace taken together indicates sales these last two months maintained the healthy level of activity seen in most of 2015. Additionally, the prospect of higher mortgage rates in coming months and warm November and December weather allowed more home...
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Real Estate Quick Tips - Increase the Value of Your Grayslake Home Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Real Estate Quick Tips - Increase the Value of Your Grayslake Home
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Selling Your Grayslake Home - Great First Impressions Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Selling Your Grayslake Home - Great First Impressions
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
2016 Sell Your Grayslake Home: Kitchen Design Tips Click here to search Grayslake Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        2016 Sell Your Grayslake Home: Kitchen Design Tips
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Selling Your Grayslake IL Home in 2016 Watch this short video for tips on quickly staging your home for last minute showings. Click here to search Grayslake Illinois Homes for Sale. Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Easily search Northern Illinois Homes for Sale with photos, open houses and virtual tours at StarHomeTeam.com Jim Starwalt, Broker OwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star HomesPhone: 847-548-2625Jim@StarHomeTeam.com Find Me Online        Selling Your Grayslake IL Home in 2016
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Are Your Ready to Buy a Grayslake Home in 2016? A recent study by Fannie Mae, What Do Consumers Know About The Mortgage Qualification Criteria?, revealed that many consumers are either unsure or misinformed regarding the minimum requirements necessary to obtain a mortgage. Let’s break down three such challenges. Down PaymentPerceptionsMany renters have mentioned that the lack of an adequate down payment is preventing them from moving forward with the purchase of a home. According to the Fannie Mae report: 40% of all renters don’t know what down payment is required 15% think you need at least 20% down An additional 4% think you need at least 10% down The RealityThere are programs offered by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA that require as little as 3-3.5% down. VA and USDA loans offer 0% ...
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Top Reason to Sell Your Grayslake Home Now! If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory shortage: “While feedback from REALTORS® continues to suggest healthy levels of buyer interest, available listings that are move-in ready and in affordable price ranges remain hard to come by for many would-be buyers.” The latest Existing Home Sales Report shows that there is currently a 5.1-month supply of homes for sale. This remains lower than the 6-month supply necessary for a normal market and well below November 2014 numbers. The chart below details the year-over-year invento...
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