A Note from our Designated Managing
Real Estate Broker, Lisa Wenzel:
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF MY CLIENTS!! What a crazy 2021, homes going under contract the same day listed, multiple offer situations with OVER LIST sales prices, rates that were so low everyone was looking to buy AND THE DREADED COVID-19 VIRUS!!
First, I want to thank all my new clients for choosing to work with me, all my past clients for contacting me to sell/buy and all the referrals that were sent my way! I am so grateful you keep coming back to me and Wenzel Select Properties year after year.
2022 will be another great year as we will be moving into our new office in the 2nd quarter, along with some exciting news for WSP that will be coming down the pipeline very soon. Lastly, I am so happy I can use my years of Real Estate knowledge to assist you in selling your home or helping you find the perfect home for your family!!
Thank you again and if you are looking to make a move in 2022, or beyond, I am just a phone call away!
HAVE A FANTASTIC YEAR!!
Designated Managing RE Broker
Millennials Are the New Wave of Homebuyers
One group is having a surprisingly large impact on the housing market, and contrary to popular opinion, it is not the boomers. Millennials accounted for the majority of all home purchases over the past year. In 2021, approximately 1 in 3 buyers (37%) was a millennial, defined as someone born between 1980 and 1995 and ranging in current age from 26 to 41 years old. Millennials make up a significant proportion… Read More
Home Inventory Still Low, While Prices Continue to Climb
By the end of October, total housing inventory had fallen 0.8% to just 1.25 million units, according to the NAR. This was down 12% from a year ago, when there were 1.42 million units on the market. At the current sales pace, inventory levels would supply the market for just 2.4 months, unchanged from a month ago but down from a 2.5-month supply in October 2020. Despite low inventory levels, home sales… Read More
Here’s What’s Trending in Hardwood Flooring
Homeowners are appreciating the added value aesthetically and monetarily that hardwood floors bring to a home.
They also offer what can be an overwhelming variety of possibilities and choices,says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center.Here’s a look at four top flooring trends that will help if you can’t see the wood for the trees… Read More
Three Reasons to Take Your Time with Home Renovations
For some homebuyers, it makes sense to buy what’s known as a fixer-upper, a home that needs work. Fixer-uppers are appealing because they sell for less than move-in ready homes, and, in some areas, the demand for move-in ready homes leaves fixer-uppers as the only option.
Being prepared to renovate your fixer-upper into your dream home is important. New homeowners may want a transformation overnight, but rushing into renovation projects can be counterproductive.Here are a few reasons to ease into renovations instead of jumping in headfirst… Read More
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Working with Lisa was a great experience and what I loved most about Lisa was her honesty. When I first began my journey looking for a home, I was set on the first one I saw. But Lisa pointed out many flaws in the home and provided me with so much knowledge when considering a home. Lisa also has the best connections, such as home inspectors. When I found what appeared to be a perfect home, Lisa provided me with her recommended home inspector, Tim. Tim went through every nook and cranny and found many discrepancies and Lisa, being the honest and straight forward person she is, advised me to back out of the contract. I am so glad that she did because a week later the home caught on fire and would have caused me a headache and massive loss. Eventually I found the perfect home. My significant other and I found a home right behind her parents and the day we saw it, we put in our offer. With the help of Lisa and Melissa, the seller accepted our offer. The seller received multiple higher offers, but when we told our story, they couldn’t say no. Thank you so much for everything you have done Lisa!
Congratulations to Garrett
on the sale of his property!Congratulations to Paul on the sale of his property!Congratulations to Maurice & Tori on the purchase of their new home!
Congratulations to Lesley on the sale of her property!
Thank you for allowing WSP to assist you with your most valueable investment.
Lisa M. Wenzel
Managing Real Estate Broker
Start the New Year by Getting Your Finances in Order
Starting a new year is the perfect time to review finances and set goals. Here are seven financial wellness tips to consider in the new year.
Pay Off High Interest Debt
Binging on Black Friday deals or charging gifts to credit may be fun over the holidays, but the expensive credit card bills that show up in January are not. Get your finances in order by making a plan to pay off high-interest debt.
Participating in your company’s 401(k) plan or opening an IRA can lower your taxes now and improve your retirement later. If you already have a… Read More
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Team Wenzel, 1120 Norfolk Street,
Downers Grove IL 60516
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If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.