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Monthly Archives: June 2018


    By Alison Brelie | June 28, 2018

    Summer brings to mind many images of happy days. Perhaps it’s sitting on the patio sipping cocktails with friends under an umbrella. Maybe you think of cookouts with the entire family while the kids run around the lawn, or possibly you dream of warm summer nights around a bonfire with someone special. Whatever summer brings... Read More

    4 Reasons to Sell This Summer!!!

    By Alison Brelie | June 22, 2018

    Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family... Read More

    Don’t Let a Multiple Offer Situation Get the Best of You

    By Spaniak Team | June 20, 2018

    Are you concerned about how to navigate a multiple offer situation? Today I’ll be sharing my top advice for how buyers and sellers should approach this difficult scenario. Looking to buy a home? Click here to search the MLS Looking to sell a home? Click here to get a home value report Recently, our Illinois market... Read More

    Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home

    By Alison Brelie | June 13, 2018

    A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.” When the results were broken down by the parent’s age, millennials (those 18-36)... Read More

    Don’t Blind Yourself to All the Opportunities in Our Market

    By Spaniak Team | June 5, 2018

    Is it a buyer’s or a seller’s market? Well, here in Chicagoland, it actually sort of depends. Looking to buy a home? Click here to search the MLS Looking to sell a home? Click here to get a home value report Our market is truly hot at the moment. But is it a buyer’s market or... Read More

    4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

    By Alison Brelie | June 4, 2018

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.2% over the next year. Home... Read More