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Low-Cost Ways to Increase your Home’s Springtime Curb Appeal
First impressions mean a lot;especially when it comes to your home’s curb appeal. Whether you’re getting ready for resale or just want to update the exterior, you may be thinking your home is ready for a curbside makeover. Here are some ideas to maximize your home’s curb appeal:
Is Your Home Photogenic?
The best way to look at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer is to take pictures of it… Read More
Home Sales Rise While Inventory
Falls to All-Time Low
Following a decline in December, existing-home sales were on the rebound in January, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Every sales region in the country reported month-over-month gains. For year-over-year figures, two regions reported a drop in sales, while a third saw sales gains and a fourth experienced no change. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR, the increase…Read More
Spring Home Maintenance Tasks to
Get Started on Now
Start now to complete all your spring home maintenance tasks. Even if you are only able to put in a few hours a week, each small task adds up.
Annual Spring Cleaning
This is the time when you clean things that you haven’t touched in months (or even a year). Wash the curtains, blinds, windows, and much more. Don’t forget to clean your baseboards and your fans. Your appliances could also use a good cleaning including the refrigerator. Now is a good time to get rid of any clutter that is lying around. Go through your closets, pantry, and medicine cabinet and dispose of outdated items… Read More
Need to Hire a Contractor for a Home Project? Here Are Some Tips
Planning for a major home project that requires a professional contractor? Here are some precautionary steps to ensure that you find a trustworthy person who does high-quality work.
Get a Recommendation, but
Do Some Research
The best source of recommendations is talking to people who have had similar jobs done. This can be as simple as asking… Read More
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I first met Lisa about ten years ago when she helped me find a house to rent. Fast-forward to this year and looking to buy a house I again reached out to Lisa. I re-introduced myself, not knowing if she would recall, but was immediately welcomed like little time had passed at all. She and her team immediately got to work understanding what I was looking for and getting the process going and bringing a positive energy to the home search process. She also put me in touch with contacts including mortgage and insurance that I may need to make sure I was prepared to move quickly when a home came available that I would want. Lisa was always available to take my call as I reviewed new listings and wanted to set up a showing. Eventually a property that met my needs was found, and Lisa helped immensely in securing a contract and closing a short time thereafter. I highly recommend Lisa and her team at Wenzel Select Properties for their personal attention, knowledge of the market, and simply a being positive experience working with them.
Congratulations to Jimmy & Gail
on the purchase of their new home!
Congratulations to Evan & Robin on the purchase of their new home!
Thank you for allowing WSP to assist you with your most valueable investment.
Lisa M. Wenzel
Managing Real Estate Broker
How Does Property Use and Occupancy Affect Your Mortgage?
Many things affect mortgage rates, such as your credit score, your debt-to-income ratio, and the location of your property. One thing not a lot of people have to think about is occupancy type but this will significantly affect rates. So what is occupancy type?
Occupancy type is how you use a property. There are three types:
Principal residence. This is the home where you live most of the time. For mortgage purposes, this is the home where you spend most of each year, and it is also the address listed on your federal and state tax returns… Read More
JUST LISTED! 1940 W Helen Dr Romeoville, IL 5 bed, 3 bath, ranch, vaulted ceilings, updates throughout. $345,000
OFFICE SPACE! 5201 Washington St Suite 3 Downers Grove, IL 681 sq. ft. professional office, private entrance, bathroom & parking included. $1,450
UNDER CONTRACT! 1640 Royal Oak Rd Unit 5 Darien, IL 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage condo with golf course views! $230,000
UNDER CONTRACT! 252 Eclipse Drive Carol Stream, IL 2 bed, 2 bath, first floor unit, vaulted ceilings, updates throughout. $225,000
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If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.