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Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?

By Leslie Glazier | May 31, 2018

Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise? | Simplifying The MarketMortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this increase in rates, some are guessing that home prices will depreciate. However, some prominent experts in the housing industry […]

Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes

By Leslie Glazier | May 30, 2018

Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes | Simplifying The MarketA new trend has begun to emerge. With home prices skyrocketing in the starter home category, many first-time homebuyers are skipping the traditional starter homes and moving right into their dream homes. What’s a Starter Home? According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), simply put, a starter home is a one or two-bedroom home […]

All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

By Leslie Glazier | May 28, 2018

Why You Need a Digital Comparative Market Analysis

By Leslie Glazier | May 25, 2018

One of the most important tools for selling your home is a Comparative Market Analysis. Traditionally, a CMA would be a handout from your broker. @properties digital Comparative Market Analysis puts the power in your hands. Read this article: Why You Need a Digital Comparative Market Analysis

These Chicago Chefs Reveal Their Kitchen Must-Haves

By Leslie Glazier | May 25, 2018

We asked local Chicagoland chefs to help us narrow down the kitchen essentials and what we can finally declutter from the back of our houses. Read this article: These Chicago Chefs Reveal Their Kitchen Must-Haves

@properties Makes Arlington Heights Its New Home

By Leslie Glazier | May 25, 2018

Home to countless restaurants with outdoor patios, a quaint and walkable downtown, seemingly endless parks, summer events, and a world-renowned racetrack, it’s easy to see how someone could fall in love with Arlington Heights. We know we did. Read this article: @properties Makes Arlington Heights Its New Home

Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High?

By Leslie Glazier | May 23, 2018

Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High? | Simplifying The MarketInterest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high according to Freddie Mac. The current pace of acceleration has been fueled by many factors. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, had this to say: “Healthy consumer […]

Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!

By Leslie Glazier | May 15, 2018

Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD! | Simplifying The MarketSo, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by […]

Home Inspections: What to Expect

By Leslie Glazier | May 8, 2018

Home Inspections: What to Expect | Simplifying The MarketSo you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or even, in some […]

4 Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market is NOT 2006 All Over Again

By Leslie Glazier | May 3, 2018

4 Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market is NOT 2006 All Over Again | Simplifying The MarketWith home prices rising again this year, some are concerned that we may be repeating the 2006 housing bubble that caused families so much pain when it collapsed. Today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. There are four key metrics that explain why: Home Prices Mortgage Standards Mortgage Debt […]