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6 simple spring cleaning tips for new homeowners

By Leslie Glazier | April 28, 2018

Spring cleaning can either be the best, or worst, part of the new season. On one hand, who doesn’t love spring weather? Plus, it can feel good to […] Source: 6 simple spring cleaning tips for new homeowners

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

By Leslie Glazier | April 10, 2018

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? | Simplifying The MarketWhen it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What […]

House Prices: Simply a Matter of Supply & Demand

By Leslie Glazier | April 5, 2018

House Prices: Simply a Matter of Supply & Demand | Simplifying The MarketWhy are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There are more purchasers in the market right now than there are available homes for them to buy. This is an example of the theory of “supply and demand” which is defined as: “the amount of a commodity, product, or service available and the […]

Chicago Living in the Clouds

By Leslie Glazier | March 30, 2018

Wonder what living in Chicago on the 50th floor looks like? It is beautiful! This exquisitely modern and customized appointed “Condo in the Clouds” provides a rare corner view of Chicago land with views of the Lake and City to North and East. This Rare corner unit has been transformed into a gorgeous, custom home…

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Leslie Glazier | March 30, 2018

Some Highlights:

Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7%)…

Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

By Leslie Glazier | March 27, 2018

Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale | Simplifying The MarketThe price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between Seller Traffic (supply) and Buyer Traffic […]

Home Design Trends to Watch This Year

By Leslie Glazier | March 20, 2018

Home Design Trends to Watch this Year We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in…

Old Town Chicago Penthouse for Sale with Views Forever City and Sunset Views

By Leslie Glazier | March 16, 2018

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise on expectation of future rate hikes

By Leslie Glazier | February 21, 2018

  Mortgage rates continue to post increases, and while the Federal Open Market Committee voted against raising rates in January, interest rates rose with the expectation more rate hikes are to come this year, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. (Source: Freddie Mac) The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.22% for the week ending February…

5 things sellers should do to prepare for the spring market

By Leslie Glazier | February 21, 2018

You may have heard, “The spring market begins after the Super Bowl.” That of course was 2 Sundays ago, and from all early indications, the spring market of 2018 has begun. As the busiest time of year for the housing market, spring – actually, February through May – brings opportunity for buyers and sellers alike.…