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Market Update May 2022

What is the future of Home Affordability? We are all seeing the graphics on social media about how the increasing rates are affecting the purchasing power for buyers. Last year when rates were just south of 3%, buyers were able to absorb the...

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Katie’s Komments May 2022

First impressions…you only get one chance! When getting their house ready for the market some people tend to direct their focus more on the interior of the home than the exterior. It’s easy to do, but can be a costly oversight. Let’s face...

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Market Update April 2022

Months' Supply of Homes at an all- time low! When we look at the market to determine if it's a sellers market, buyers market or a balanced market we look at the months' supply of homes to help us define our market. What is the definition of ...

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Katie’s Komments April 2022

We are all aware of how crazy the real estate market is these days! This question has come up several times lately, so I thought I would briefly address it for all. “Should I bother spending money on updates and staging in this market?” Sh...

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Market Update: March 2022

It seems that the Fed raising rates is an attempt to keep home prices from increasing so it will be interesting to see how that plays out over the next few months as inventory is still low. Looking at the chart here makes it understandable why ...

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Katie’s Komments: March 2022

Let’s talk pillows! Throw pillows can be a game changer in any room. Changing your pillows out with the season will bring a fresh, current look to your spaces.They can also add a cheerful pop of color to the neutral palette that we are seeing...

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Market Update: February 2022

January brought record low inventory and cooling sales compared to 6 months ago. Inventory in Cook, DuPage and Kane is down 50% in inventory compared to August 2021. In Kane County in August 2021 there were 827 homes closed and in January 2...

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Katie’s Komments: February 2022

2022 is well underway, which means it is time to be on the lookout for this year’s design and décor trends. We will continue to see warm neutrals and earth tones this year. You will find these in decorative pieces and fabrics, as well as pai...

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Market update: January 2022

Working towards a more normal market? We think so. As expected, inventory shortages are here to start the year but looking at this heating up by mid-February. The early advantage will lean to sellers however buyers can still win in early 20...

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Katie’s Komments: January 2022

Happy New Year! As we welcome a new year, we also welcome new paint color trends for home decor. This year’s color trends definitely boast a more vibrant color palette and some version of blue or green. Pantone announces Veri Peri as its colo...

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