Newest MLS Listings Updated Several Times Daily

Street Address Area Price Beds Listing Date
126 La Londe Avenue Addison $79,900 1 9/21/2017
106 Wabena Avenue Minooka $199,900 4 9/21/2017
710 Vermont Avenue $285,000 4 9/21/2017
1173 Clearwater Court Palatine $399,000 4 9/21/2017
1837 Auburn Avenue Naperville $650,000 5 9/21/2017

Zillow Estimates: Not As Accurate As You Think

By Amy Fontinelle | Updated February 2, 2017 — 10:50 AM EST

Zillow’s property-value estimates, called Zestimates, are a popular consumer tool for seeing how much homes are worth. Whether you’re curious about how much your home’s value has changed, wondering if your home’s appraised value is high enough to let you refinance or curious about how much your coworker spent on his new house, Zestimates offer information for more than 100 million U.S. homes. But there are several reasons these numbers may not be as accurate as you’d like them to be. READ MORE

 

Moving With Children

Moving can be a stressful situation for everyone but for children it can be especially traumatic. So, how can you prepare them for the move? Here are some tips on making the process go as smooth as possible.

1. During the Packing/Unpacking Process
• Pack while they are sleeping or out of the house, especially their treasured items (toys, trophies etc). This helps avoid them unpacking items to play with them or getting emotional.
• Use color-coded tapes for respective rooms. For example, use blue tape for your son’s room and pink tape for your daughter’s room. This will speed up the unpacking process and get your children’s items back in their new rooms as quickly as possible. Plus, if you hire a moving company, it helps them be more efficient also.

Real Estate Investments

If you are thinking it’s time to purchase your first real estate investment property, here are a few things to consider first.

• Purchasing the Investment
The best option when buying an investment property is to pay cash for it, no financing. Now, if this is not possible (don’t worry not everyone can do this), you need to make sure that if the property is vacant, you can pay the mortgage. There will be times when this happens and making sure that the mortgage continues to be paid is crucial. One way to do this is to put the surplus from rent into an account. This account can be used for the times when the property is vacant or when repairs need to be done.

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