Home Equity and College Aid

By Lisa Finks | October 14, 2019

Reprinted from the Wall Street Journal How Home Equity Affects College Aid The rules vary dramatically between schools on how much of your home equity will be used to calculate an aid package By Beth DeCarbo Updated Oct. 3, 2019 2:52 pm ET Fall is hunting season across the U.S., a time when high-school seniors target their favorite colleges and their parents aim for financial aid. One factor to consider when applying: the impact of your home’s equity on financial […]

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It's the Black Friday of Real Estate!

It’s the Black Friday of Real Estate! Or is it?

By Lisa Finks | September 24, 2019

So it’s the Black Friday of Real Estate this week!! Have you heard? You can see the national stats in the article. Here are our New Trier Township stats: May 2019 = 618 homes on market v. Sept 2019 = 514 homes on market. 17% decline in inventory. May 17-24, 2019 = 451 showings v. Sept 17-24 = 333 showings. 26% decline in showings May 2019 = 110 under contract’s v. Aug 2019 = 78 Under contract’s. 30% decline in […]

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North Shore Halloween Fun for Kids

North Shore Halloween Fun for Kids – 2019

By Lisa Finks | September 23, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to North Shore Halloween Fun for Kids! Friday, October 18, 5:30 – 8pm, Halloween Spooktacular,(Kid friendly), 2400 Chestnut Ave, Glenview Saturday, October 19, 4 – 8pm – Halloween Happenings (Kid friendly), Wilmette Park District Friday, October 18, 4 – 6pm, Pumpkins in the Woods, (Kid friendly), Tower Road Beach, Winnetka Saturday, October 26, 1 – 2:30pm – Spooky Skate (Kid friendly), Wilmette’s Centennial Ice Rink Saturday, October 19, 6 – 9:30pm, Haunted Trail (age 10 & up – scary), Lloyd Beach, […]

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Top 10 Haunted Houses in Chicago

Top 10 Scariest Chicago Haunted Houses

By Lisa Finks | September 23, 2019

Your ultimate guide to the Scariest Chicago Haunted Houses! Feeling brave? Chills and thrills for all this Halloween with this Top 10 list of Chicago’s Haunted Houses. Visit one or all, if you dare. . . Scream Scene | 4701 Oakton St., Skokie | 10/24/19 – 10/27/19 Fright Fest | Great America, One Great America Pkwy, Gurnee | 9/14/19 – 11/3/19 Dungeon of Doom | 600 29th St., Zion | 9/27/19 – 11/9/19 13th Floor | 1940 George St., Melrose […]

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Compass Concierge on Chicago’s North Shore

By Lisa Finks | August 30, 2019

Now available on Chicago’s North Shore! Get funding to front the costs for improvements that increase the value of your home! Lisa & Lourdes are pleased to bring you Compass Concierge, a game-changing program for home sellers on the North Shore and throughout Chicago. Preparing for Market: Getting your home ready for market can seem overwhelming with a long “to-do” list and an even larger hit to the wallet!  We’re here to take the sting out of getting ready for […]

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Winnetka Showings By Week 3Q 2018

What’s Going On In The Winnetka Market? Four Charts Provide The Answer – Nov 2018

By Lisa Finks | November 2, 2018

There has been a lot of talk about skittish buyers and drops in home sales in the Chicago area.  I was curious how that translated to the Winnetka market so analyzed the data and was surprised by what I found. First, showing activity – the third quarter started out slower than 2017 but in the last few weeks, it has picked up and has pulled ahead of last year.  So buyers are out shopping and the pace is starting to […]

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Wilmette Homes For Sale

What’s Going On In The Wilmette Market? The Answer in 4 Charts – Oct 2018

By Lisa Finks | October 27, 2018

There has been a lot of talk about skittish buyers and drops in home sales in the Chicago area.  I was curious how that translated to the Wilmette market so analyzed the data and was surprised by what I found. First, showing activity – it is essentially even with last year and, in some weeks, up over 2017 numbers.  So buyers are out shopping in equal numbers to one year ago!  That is good news. Next, I looked at Under […]

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Six Design Trends for Kitchen and Bath Spaces

By Lisa Finks | October 21, 2018
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216 Lockerbie

216 Lockerbie

By Lisa Finks | October 21, 2018
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North Shore Real Estate Stats

More Evidence that the tip-top of the home market is red hot

By Lisa Finks | October 21, 2018
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