lake county real estate. and then some…

selling homes…a family tradition

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How would you like to live in this Gurnee gem?

Lovingly remodeled Georgian-influenced 4 bedroom home situated on the 9th fairway of the Bittersweet Golf Course.  Stunning custom Amish kitchen addition! 

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What is the true cost of waiting to buy a home?

If you are thinking about buying a home, but aren’t sure about the cost, this KCM article offers a different way to look at it.  Especially, for the younger buyers who are watching every penny.  Years ago, when Oprah was still on, she had David Bach on her show.  He coined the phrase “the latte factor” and wrote books and seminars on the topic.  His theory was that if you saved what you were spending on a cup of Starbucks coffee every day, you could save up some big money.  This article has a similar theme to it, providing encouragement to buy the home NOW.  It may mean sacrificing a few items in the short term, however in the long run, it should be well worth it!

With Interest Rates and Home Prices on the rise, do you know the true Cost of Waiting?


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658 Beth Court, Gurnee IL

Looking for a maintenance-free townhome in a golf course community?  Look no further!  This cozy and versatile 2 bedroom/2 bath townhome is now available!  Subdivision includes swimming pools, clubhouses, tennis courts & a golf course (membership separate).

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Want a higher networth? Start by…

buying a home!

Most housing markets saw a crash in home values around 2008.  That has left some people questioning whether they should buy a home, or rent instead.  Here is a pretty good reason to buy – the average homeowners’ net worth is over 30 times greater than that of the average renter.   Who doesn’t want to be on the winning side of that statistic?

Homeownership’s Impact on Net Worth

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Get your creative juices flowing…

Last night I was sitting on the couch in my family room, after returning home from an evening walk with my dogs.  I have lived in this house for 8 years now.  And for 8 years I have stared at a blank wall on one side of the room, and a beautiful cherry Federal mantle on the other side.  Both are screaming for attention.  I think that it is time I do something to spice them up.  One of these ideas just may do it!  Or at least get my creative juices flowing…

Which one is your favorite?