Real Estate Agent
- 1999 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
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Searching for your next home? Try our state-of-the-art map search – with it you can quickly search the entire market. Simply type the address, city, MLS ID, or just hit the search button to get started. The large format map allows you to click and drag, zoom in and view detailed information and photos for all properties currently listed on the MLS.
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Whether you are selling your home, searching for your next home, or have any questions about the process – I look forward to helping you!
I've lived in the Chicagoland area all of my life, growing up in West Chicago. I've lived in Bartlett, Batavia, Aurora and North Aurora. I've worked as an Office Manager/Administrator for the past 25 years and my love for Real Estate has driven me to pursue real estate as a second career. My father was a carpenter by trade and I've learned a lot over the years from him as far as building construction.
I'm an outdoorsy person and love any opportunity I can get to explore the areas forest preserves, bike paths and many wonderful festivals that take place during the spring, summer and fall. I enjoy running, biking and swimming, triathlons and am a Beachbody coach. I enjoy adventure vacations: hiking the Rocky Mountains, white water rafting, bike trips, etc.
Percentage of Homeownership by Decade and by State
Percentage of Homeownership by Decade and by State
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4 Reasons to Buy This Fall
Renting or Buying, You're still paying a Mortgage
Whether You Rent or Buy, You’re Paying a Mortgage
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s.
As The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University explains:
“Households must consume housing whether they own or rent. Not even accounting for more favorable tax treatment of owning, homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord plus a rate of return.
That’s yet another reason owning often does—as Americans intuit—end up making more financial sense than renting.”
Christina Boyle, a Senior Vice President, Head of Single-Family Sales & Relationship Management at Freddie Mac, explains another benefit of securing a mortgage vs. paying rent:
“With a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, you’ll have the certainty & stability of knowing what your mortgage payment will be for the next 30 years – unlike rents which will continue to rise over the next three decades.”
As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ which allows you to have equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee the landlord is the person with that equity.
Interest rates are still at historic lows, making it one of the best times to secure a mortgage and make a move into your dream home. Freddie Mac’s latest report shows that rates across the country were 3.43% last week.
Whether you are looking for a primary residence for the first time or are considering a vacation home on the shore, now may be the time to buy.
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Looking to Sell?
Hurry Up and List Your House TODAY!!
That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2016 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!
The May numbers are not in yet, but the April numbers were sensational. Jonathon Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, explained:
“We had a triple crown of April home sales reports, so 2016 is in the pole position to earn best year of home sales in a decade.”
And Freddie Mac also expressed a tremendous optimism regarding home sales for the rest of the summer:
“Home sales typically rise in the spring and summer months, and we anticipate acceleration in home sales that will surpass 2007’s pace by late summer.”
The only challenge to the market is a severe lack of inventory. A balanced market would have a full six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, there is less than a five-month supply of inventory. This represents a decrease in supply of 3.6% from the same time last year.
With demand increasing and supply dropping, this may be the perfect time to get the best price for your home. Contact a local real estate professional today to see whether that is the case in your neighborhood.
How much will your project cost
Here's a good resource to help you figure out approximately how much that home improvement project will cost you. Copy and past the link below to get you to Homeadvisor
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Thinking of For Sale By Owner? Think Again!
Thinking You Should FSBO? Think Again
According to NAR's Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers:
- 88% of buyers look for their new home online.
- Using a real estate agent can net you $39,000 more than FSBO'ing.
- There is a long list of people that you will have to negotiate with when you decide to sell your home, using an experienced professional can help ease the process