From all of us at Wenzel Select Properties, thank you for your continued support. We wouldn’t be anywhere without YOU, or valued client & Friend!
It’s a new season full of cooler weather, pumpkin patches and falling leaves. Visit our PINTEREST page which includes our favorite fall recipes, crafts, activities and more!
The Top Three Smart Features That Boost Your Home’s Value
Research shows that homebuyers will pay more for homes that have smart features. According to a study by Realtor.com, buyers pay around 5% more for houses with internet-connected technology. Consider upgrading to these three desirable smart-home products:
Install a Modern Security System
According to Realtor.com’s research, 63% of homes sold with smart features included security… Read More
National Home Sales Increase
After four months of declines, existing-home sales rebounded in June, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). All four major sales regions in the country recorded double-digit year-over-year sales gains, and three regions posted month-over-month increases. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR, the pace of home sales has climbed to a rate not seen since before the pandemic… Read More
These Five Decorating Choices Are Outdated
Trends in home decor come and go very quickly. While some aesthetics are timeless, others can look dated only a few years after they were popular. Here are some recent decorating trends that are no longer in fashion or on their way out.
The home decor rule that said you have to choose one type of metal and stick with it is outdated… Read More
Concerned About PMI? Consider These Points
When it comes to getting a home loan, three of the most dreaded letters are PMI. Those three seemingly harmless letters stand for private mortgage insurance, and borrowers have been conditioned to be wary of it.
PMI is a lender’s way of reducing its risk on mortgages that are secured with less than a 20% down payment. The cost is an annual premium that’s typically 0.5% to 1% of the entire loan amount on an annual basis. PMI has become something homebuyers mostly try to avoid because they’ve been told that having it is like throwing money away each month. Consider these points… Read More
Check Us Out! Click the Links Below and Visit Us Online!
by Dan & Lindsey
With the help of Melissa Mathis, we were able to purchase our first home. Melissa came highly recommended and after working with her, there are so many reasons why. We purchased a home during a very tough market, houses were selling so quickly and often would sell before even hitting the public market.
Knowing this information, Melissa was very available for us to look at homes quickly and she helped us keep on top of the revolving door of houses. Even with a few lost out on offers that went to higher bidders, she kept positive for us and kept reminding us that this is not a normal market and our house was out there! It took some time but we finally found the house for us. Melissa formed a great working relationship with the seller’s realtor and I believe that helped us secure the house during this crazy market! She had great recommendations for inspectors, mortgage companies, and lawyers. She helped us every step of the way even throughout closing and after. We never really knew how much time a realtor spends working throughout the week and Melissa showed that to us. She was accessible for so many hours during the day and made time for us so much throughout the entire process. We highly recommend Melissa to anyone searching for a home!
Congratulations to Tim on the purchase of his new home!Congratulations to Cameron & Sabrina on purchase of their new home!Congratulations to Ron on the sale of his property!
Congratulations to Mitchell & Dominika on the purchase of their new home!
Congratulations to The Dodge & Metoyer Family on the purchase of their new home!
Thank you for allowing WSP to assist you with your most valuable investment.
Lisa M. Wenzel
Managing Real Estate Broker
Six Tips for Homebuyers During the Closing Process
As the buyer, you should pay close attention during the closing process. A home purchase can fall through because the buyer’s financing does not get approved, the home appraisal comes in lower than expected, there are major home inspection problems, or in rare cases, there are problems with the seller’s title and ownership. Don’t miss these six tips:
The Abstract of Title or Title Insurance Binder
This document gives you the entire ownership history of the home and it’s a good idea to at least read the Requirements… Read More
Team Wenzel, 1120 Norfolk Street,
Downers Grove IL 60516
The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice.
If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.