homes: Luxury Homes Market Report - 02/20/13 07:01 AM
How’s the Luxury Market?
According to the Institute for Luxury Home marketing, Luxury is rising.
Call Helen today to talk about your selling or buying needs!
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homes: The Lake County Home Building & Remodeling Expo January 2013 - 01/10/13 01:53 PM
The Lake County Home Building & Remodeling Expo January 2013 New Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 January 18-19-20, 2013 Fri: 4 pm to 8 pm Sat: 10 am to 6 pm Sun: 10 am to 5 pm Lake County's anticipated annual event is back and has so much more than ever before. With amazing displays of home goodies and more how-to presentations, this is a homeowners dream. Doing this by delivering even more participants and exhibits with a twist, we're putting new exciting renovation ideas into play. So come on down, and renovate your dreams. Enjoy live … (0 comments)

homes: Exquisite 4 Bedroom Colonial Home - 5 Tournament Dr. S. Hawthorn Woods, IL - 07/14/11 05:59 PM

 
Exquisite home with extraordinary finishes and upgrades. Five beds, 3.5 baths with full, finished basement and home fitness center. Fully upgraded main floor with first floor Master Suite, breathtaking kitchen, and two-story family and living room with see thru fireplace. Home also boasts a brick paver patio with fire pit, three car garage, and a wonderful location overlooking the 8th green. Luxury country club living at its finest. For more information on this property contact the listing broker, Helen Oliveri at 847-967-0022 or helen@helenoliveri.com. Visit us online at www.helenoliveri.com.
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homes: Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January - 02/28/11 06:25 PM
The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.
Existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 2.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million in January from a downwardly revised 5.22 million in December, and are 5.3 percent above the 5.09 million level in January 2010. This is the first time in seven months that sales activity was higher than a year earlier.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said … (0 comments)

homes: 4 Bedroom Home 2800 Mayfield Dr Park Ridge, IL - 02/15/11 06:32 PM

Large 4 bedroom home with in-ground pool, outdoor entertaining area and more. Needs some touching up but well worth it. Come see for yourself. Buyer responsible for any and all compliances, taxes, room count, escrows,  etc if required.  All inspections/systems tests are at buyer’s expense. Offers require pre-approval & EM due in certified funds at acceptance. Addendum required after seller accepts offer. Cash deals require proof of funds.  Seller addendum required before submitting offer. Cash deals require proof of funds.  View the many pictures we have to offer at www.helenoliveri.com and call today to schedule a viewing of this property … (4 comments)

homes: 4 Bedroom Home 510 Burnt Ember Buffalo Grove, IL - 01/20/11 05:51 PM

4 bedroom home in Stevenson District in good condition w/ plenty of space and updated kitchen. Come and see today.   Buyer responsible for any/all compliances, taxes, room count, escrows, etc if required. All inspections/systems tests are at buyers expense. Offers require pre-approval & EM due in certified funds at acceptance. Seller addendum required before submitting offer. Cash deals require proof of funds.  View the many pictures we have to offer at www.helenoliveri.com and call today to schedule a viewing of this property at 847-967-0022. This property is exclusively represented by The Helen Oliveri Team of Keller Williams Realty.
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homes: Recently Updated Home 4 Bdrm Home - 1657 Cranshire Ct Deerfield, IL - 01/19/11 04:30 PM

Recently updated HM w/ new paint and carpeting on large lot. Come see this large spacious Split Level today. Buyer responsible for any/all compliances, taxes, room count, escrows, etc if required. All inspections/systems tests are at buyers expense. Offers require pre-approval & EM due in certified funds at acceptance. Seller addendum required before submitting offer. Cash deals require proof of funds. View the many pictures we have to offer at www.helenoliveri.com and call today to schedule a viewing of this property at 847-967-0022. This property is exclusively represented by The Helen Oliveri Team of Keller Williams Realty.
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homes: 4 Bedroom Cape Cod Home 1363 McDaniels Highland Park, IL - 08/18/10 03:09 PM

4 bed Cape Cod on wonderful lot in East Highland Pk with long side drive, 2 car detached garage, finished lower level, and more. Come and see today!  Buyer responsible for any/all compliances, taxes, room count, escrows, etc if required. All inspections/systems tests are at buyers expense. Offers require pre-approval & EM due in certified funds at acceptance. Addendum required after seller accepts offer. Cash deals require proof of funds. Seller addendum required before submitting offer. Cash deals require proof of funds.  View the many pictures we have to offer at www.illinoisforeclosuredeals.com and call today to schedule a viewing of … (0 comments)

homes: Apartment rentals surge on foreclosures, jobs - 07/28/10 05:24 PM
U.S. apartment landlords are seeing a surge in rentals as mounting foreclosures reduce homeownership and an improving job market for young adults encourages them to find their own places to live.
The number of occupied apartments increased by 215,000 in the 64 largest U.S. markets in the first half, according to MPF Research. That’s almost double the units added in all of 2009 and the most since the firm began tracking the data in 1992. The vacancy rate declined to 6.6 percent last month from 8.2 percent in December.
“Demand is pretty stunningly strong in the first half,” Greg Willett, a … (2 comments)

homes: Foreclosed Homes Sell at 27% Discount as Supply Grows - 06/30/10 06:13 PM
By Dan LevyJune 30 (Bloomberg) -- Homes in the foreclosure process sold at an average 27 percent discount in the first quarter as almost a third of all U.S. transactions involved properties in some stage of mortgage distress, according to RealtyTrac Inc.A total of 232,959 homes sold in the period had received a default or auction notice or were seized by banks, RealtyTrac said in a report today. That’s down 14 percent from the fourth quarter and 33 percent from the peak a year earlier, the company said. The average price of a distressed property was $171,971, according to the Irvine, … (0 comments)

homes: Large 3 bedroom Townhome 7137 W Golf Rd., Morton Grove - 04/13/10 04:03 PM

Large 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom townhome with attached 2 car garage.  This home has many wonderful features such as 2 fireplaces, 2nd floor laundry, balcony, and patio.  This newer construction home has an oversized kitchen with granite counters, island, and stainless steel appliances.  Also, a stunning living room with fireplace and dining area as well and full finished walkout lower level with fireplace. Space in this townhome is not an issue.  Come and see all the wonderful features this home has to offer.   Visit this home and many others at www.helenoliveri.com and make this home your best move today. This … (0 comments)

homes: Chicago-area home sales are hot, prices not - 03/26/10 11:29 AM
Distressed properties may not be driving the spring home-selling market, but they can be considered a co-pilot. Sales of existing homes in Chicago recorded their sixth consecutive month of year-over-year improvement in February, the first month of what is traditionally the start of the buying season. But for every 10 single-family homes and condominiums sold within the city last month, four were distressed properties. Foreclosures, once dismissed as unseemly, are increasingly in upscale neighborhoods and in move-in condition, and their bargain-priced sales are causing a ripple throughout the market. In the past six months, the median sales price in Chicago has … (3 comments)

homes: 9 Carlisle, 3 Bedroom House in Hawthorn Woods - 03/09/10 05:32 PM

Lovely updated home with hardwood floors throughout and screened in porch. Only steps from the lake & in great community. Come see all this home has to offer.  Fully updated interior Buyer responsible for any/all compliances, escrows etc if required. All inspections/systems tests are at buyer’s expense. Offers require pre-approval & EM due in certified funds at acceptance. Addendum required after seller accepts offer. Cash deals require proof of funds. Seller addendum required before submitting offer. Cash deals require proof of funds.  View the many pictures we have to offer at www.illinoisforeclosuredeals.com and call today to schedule a viewing of … (0 comments)

homes: Visit the all New Helenoliveri.com - 02/16/10 05:01 PM
 
Visit the all new Helenoliveri.com
After months of preparation we have upgraded our entire website with a fresh new look and better functionality. We’ve put a lot of thought and effort into our new website in order to make it more appealing and user friendly to our visitor. Here are just a few of the new features for you to check out on the new www.Helenoliveri.com.
New Search Features
We have a great new search tool that gives you more options to choose from in order to narrow down your search to fit your specific needs. You can use the … (0 comments)

homes: Fannie, Freddie to buy back loans - 02/11/10 04:35 PM
WASHINGTON - The government-controlled mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said they will buy back troubled loans contained in securities they have already sold to investors.
The companies are repurchasing mortgage loans for which borrowers have missed at least four months of payments. At the end of last year, Fannie had about $127 billion of such loans, while Freddie Mac had about $70 billion.
The companies guarantee the mortgage securities they sell to investors.
Buying the delinquent loans back would cost less than making those guarantee payments, both companies said.
Fannie Mae, based in Washington, and its McLean, Va., … (3 comments)

homes: Buyers, sellers finding solid ground as market thaws - 02/05/10 04:44 PM
Mary Ellen Podmolik Local Scene
February 5, 2010
With 2009 wrapped up — thankfully if you ask real estate agents — there are a slew of statistics out there to quantify just how dour the local real estate market was as well as predictions about what lies ahead for the next 11 months of 2010.
The look backward isn't pretty. The look ahead isn't particularly rosy, either, but it does show where opportunities lie in the market, both for buyers and sellers.
Who bought homes last year? Among Illinois homebuyers, 51 percent were first-timers who were, on average, 29 years old … (2 comments)

homes: U.S. Economy: New-Home Sales Fall, Capping Worst Year - 01/28/10 03:31 PM
Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Sales of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in December, capping the worst year on record and signaling the government’s tax-credit extension has yet to shore up demand.
Purchases declined 7.6 percent to an annual pace of 342,000, marking the fourth decrease in the past five months, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. For all of 2009, sales declined 23 percent to 374,000, the lowest level since records began in 1963.
The falloff following the expected expiration of an $8,000 incentive for first-time buyers indicates the market remains dependent on government assistance. A setback in … (2 comments)

homes: December home sales down nearly 17 percent - 01/25/10 04:52 PM
WASHINGTON – Sales of previously occupied homes took the largest monthly drop in more than 40 years last month, sinking more dramatically than expected after lawmakers gave buyers additional time to use a tax credit.
The report reflects a sharp drop in demand after buyers stopped scrambling to qualify for a tax credit of up to $8,000 for first-time homeowners. It had been due to expire on Nov. 30. But Congress extended the deadline until April 30 and expanded it with a new $6,500 credit for existing homeowners who move.
"It's 'exit stage left' for first-time homebuyers," wrote Guy LeBas, an … (3 comments)

homes: General Electric Expects to Lose 7 Billion in Commercial Real Estate - 12/10/09 02:54 PM
GE is a bellweather for the commercial real estate market as their vast holdings are fairly well diversified. Unfortunately the picture the company paints is dim. General Electric expects to lose 13 percent more of it’s portfolio in 2010. That is on top of a 34 percent loss since it’s highs of 2007. So if you are looking at commercial property, keep these numbers in mind. The expectation of profits from the sector are not likely until 2011 if not later.
Executives from GE Capital, a unit of General Electric Co. said on Tuesday that the company expects to have about … (0 comments)

homes: Six figures for NYC's 'smallest apartment' - 12/08/09 01:56 PM
Democrats push more mortgage aid The Washington Post House Democrats are seeking to tap the government's massive bailout fund to help homeowners who have lost their jobs and are struggling to make their mortgage payments. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Monday signed on to a proposal by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) that would channel $3 billion from the federal Troubled Assets Relief Program toward mortgage relief for jobless Americans. The measure would designate another $1 billion for a program that gives grants to state and local governments to purchase foreclosed properties and use them for more productive … (0 comments)

 
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