Single Women Homebuyers Dominate Market

Who run the world? Girls. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, single females contributed to a significant amount of home sales in the last year. “Despite having a much lower income ($55,300) than single male buyers ($69,600), female buyers made up over double the amount of men (7 percent),” says Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. “Single women for years have indicated… Read More

10 Over $10 Million

Spring has officially sprung in luxury real estate. The new season has not only ushered in brighter mornings and longer days, but also a fresh collection of distinguished residences to call home. From a gorgeous Pacific Palisades traditional with enviable outdoor entertaining spaces to a lakeside Minnesota estate with a three-hole golf course and proximity… Read More

Homeownership Better Way of Producing Wealth

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: Is it better to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market? The index examines the entire US housing… Read More

8 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Have your heating system serviced. Look for a heating and air-conditioning contractor that belongs to the Air Conditioning Contractors of Americaand employs technicians certified by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program. Check your roof for damaged or missing shingles. Caulk around windows and doors. Silicone caulk is best for exterior use because it won’t shrink… Read More

First Time Homebuyer Checklist

Buying your first home is an exhilarating experience! It may mean you’re growing your family or you’ve finally gotten that promotion that will allow you to make a big investment. However, it can also be a very stressful time. Through the help of your realtor, lender and other great resources, you can be fully prepared for this… Read More

$7,500 cash assistance now available to help cover down payment or closing costs!

1st Home Illinois is offering new incentives for first-time homebuyers OR buyers who have not owned in the last 3 years in our area (Cook County). $7,500 definitely comes in handy on a down payment or when covering closing costs! Email Grace Goro or Susan Brown for more information Grace@reprealestate.com | Susan.Brown@phhonline.com