Hofman on Homes: Insights on the North Shore Real Estate Scene

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker, Highland Park, IL
Here are a few great ways to celebrate Halloween this year:   HIGHLAND PARK Trick or Treat Hours - 3:00pm-7:00 pm BARK-O-WEEN Charity Pet Costume Contest, Trick or Treating, and Halloween Party WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 4:00pm-7:00 pm WHERE: Port Clinton Square, Highland Park, IL COST: $10 in a...
Just Listed! Highland Park, IL Ranch Home   2679 Oak Street - Backyard This expansive, 3 bedroom/3 bath hillside ranch in east Highland Park is the perfect retreat for work or play! The newer 600 square foot deck wraps around the upper level of the home creating a unique 2 level entertaining spac...
    1486 Concorde Circle, Highland Park, IL This simply gorgeous Chantilly 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath  home has just been reduced from $319,000 to $287,500! It's a fabulous value for a completely updated, picture-perfect end unit. This home boasts hardwood floors, extensive use of crown molding, chair...
Using Scents to Sell Your Home - Does It Make Sense? Image by Express Monorail via Flickr Don't underestimate the power of scent in your home if you're trying to sell. The article below, by Mary Umberger and featured in today's Chicago Tribune, explains how scents are part of the backdrop and cou...
2385 Woodpath, Highland Park, IL This graceful east Highland Park gem is perched at the end of a quiet street in an incomparable setting:  breathtaking ravine views plus ample table land. A classic and elegant colonial, it boasts 5 bedrooms, 3.1 baths and so many wonderful features! Large, open ...
Here is a recap of the September housing market in Highland Park:   Sales and Inventory: Property sales were UP for the month of September - 19 homes sold vs. 15 a year ago. However, compared with August sales, the numbers were down: 23 Highland Park homes sold last month. The total number of hom...
Looking for a great gift idea? The city of Highland Park sells gift cards good for purchases at over 80 of Highland Park's wonderful shops and restaurants. I love this idea! Every store, restaurant, and website known to man have their own gift card, so why shouldn't a city? It's too bad we can't...
Image via Wikipedia   Regular home maintenance is an essential component of home ownership, whether you are planning to sell your home soon, or live in it for the next 20 years.   Keeping up on the  tasks that keep your house in tip-top shape will payoff big when you go to sell your home - buyer...
  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will release the Existing Home Sales Report tomorrow, September 23. Be prepared for conflicting opinions when the news media starts announcing the findings. Like every industry report, there are nuances that can be confusing, so I hope the following in...
Image via Wikipedia   I absolutely love this time of year - there's a crispness in the air that signals the start of autumn as well as new beginnings in many areas of my life:  a new school year, the Jewish New Year, and, since both of my kids celebrate fall birthdays, a true new year begins in ...

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