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Monthly Archives: December 2017

    Happy New Year from all of us at The Spaniak Team….

    By Alison Brelie | December 29, 2017

    From all of us at the Spaniak Team, We wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Read More

    Simple New Year’s Eve Decor Ideas To Ring in 2018

    By Alison Brelie | December 28, 2017

    Having a New Year’s Eve Party? Check Out these DIY Decor Ideas!! The Shopper’s Guide to New Year’s Eve Decor Ideas   Information provided by: Style Caster Read More

    Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

    By Alison Brelie | December 26, 2017

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for... Read More

    Happy Holidays from the Spaniak Team!

    By Alison Brelie | December 22, 2017

    Happy Holidays from the Spaniak Team! Read More

    Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent

    By Alison Brelie | December 20, 2017

    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in which they surveyed recent home buyers and sellers about their experiences. An entire section of the profile is dedicated to buyers’ experiences with their real estate agents. If you are looking to buy in 2018, here are the top 5 benefits of... Read More

    Rents Are on the Rise: Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

    By Alison Brelie | December 19, 2017

    There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating: “Rents are up 2.7% year-over-year at the national level.  Year-over-year growth continues to fall... Read More

    The Spaniak Team Featured Home of the Week….

    By Alison Brelie | December 18, 2017

    Featured Listing of the Week! Gorgeous, Updated and Renovated Home in the Heart of Arlington Heights! New Baths, New Carpet, Refinished Hardwood Floors, Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances! $355,000 Read More

    The Spring Market Starts Before the Super Bowl

    By Spaniak Team | December 14, 2017

    The spring market starts earlier than you think. Before the Super Bowl, even. Looking to buy a home? Click here to search the MLS Looking to sell a home? Click here to get a home value report You may have heard that the best time to list your home is right after the Super Bowl. It... Read More

    48 Oh-So-Easy Desserts Every Christmas Party Needs…

    By Alison Brelie | December 14, 2017

    You have to try these Oh-So-Easy desserts for the Holiday.  Are you looking to buy or sell this Holiday season? Call me today 847.379.8813!   Information provided by: Country Living Read More

    What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

    By Alison Brelie | December 13, 2017

    We recently shared that over the course of the last 12 months, home prices have appreciated by 7.0%. Over the same amount of time, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed... Read More