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Hinsdale Real Estate, Great Time to Buy

July 22nd, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, Hinsdale IL real estate

When it comes to Hinsdale real estate now is considered a great time to buy.  An improving economy, low mortgage rates, and higher inventories are combining to make a great climate for buyers.  In addition securing financing is easier than it has been in recent years which is helping buyers who have been waiting for easier times.

If you have been waiting for ideal timing to buy a home in Hinsdale Illinois now could be a great time to start looking for a home.  It is thought that pent up demand is here, with those who held off on buying throughout the recession now ready to make a move.  In addition, the overall sentiment is that real estate is still a solid investment.  The Western Chicago Suburbs have a great deal to offer a buyer, with great schools, easy access to the city and a quality of life that is sought after.

Contact me, linda Feinstein, today to learn more about current market conditions in the Western Chicago Suburbs.  I welcome the opportunity to serve as your guide to our local market and get you started on your Hinsdale real estate search.  Let my knowledge and experience work to your advantage to help you find a home that suits your needs and your lifestyle.

Click here to read “Five Great Reasons to Buy a Home Right Now” from Realty Times.

Selling Hinsdale Homes, Virtual Tour Important

July 7th, 2014

A virtual tour is important when it comes to selling Hinsdale homes.  Today’s home buyer starts his search online and the better the images are the more likely he is to want to walk through your front door in person.  A virtual tour can be created from photos, video, or a combination of the two, allowing a potential buyer to walk through your Hinsdale home from the comfort of his home or office.

Preparing your Hinsdale real estate inside and out is essential prior to taking the photos or video of your home.  The outside of your home should look impeccable and inviting, with walkways clear of clutter like toys and tools, and the lawn freshly mowed and edged.  Curb appeal needs to be flaunted, showcasing your home’s outdoor living space as well as the entrance into your home.

Inside your home make sure there is plenty of light and all surfaces are void of clutter.  All beds should be made and bathrooms cleaned.  Your furniture should be arranged to maximize the appearance of your homes size and space as well.  This is the first impression a buyer may have of your home so make it count.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about selling real estate in Hinsdale IL.  I welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and share my marketing plan with you as well as to give you helpful advice on how to best prepare your home for sale.  My knowledge and experience can work to your advantage to get your home sold.

Click here to read “Prepare Your Home for a Virtual Tour” from Realtor Magazine.

Getting Ready to Sell Hinsdale Real Estate

June 27th, 2014

Getting ready to sell Hinsdale real estate takes preparation. As with anything, the more you do to prepare for your sale, the better off you will be.  While cleaning and organizing are important, there are other steps you can take that will ensure a smoother process.  Sit down with your Hinsdale REALTOR® today and discuss your home and your expectations prior to listing it and jumping into showings.

Some tips to preparing for selling your home include:

  • Have a home inspection completed.  This will help you avoid any unwanted surprises and enable you to make necessary repairs.
  • Locate all of the manuals and warranties that go with appliances and systems within your home.
  • Work on your home’s curb appeal.  The more attractive your home is on the outside the more likely people will want to see the inside.

An experienced Hinsdale REALTOR®can be extremely valuable in helping you prepare for selling your home.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions, get opinions and get a thorough understanding of what is going on in the market.  The more up to speed you are the less stressful the selling process will be.

Click here to read “5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market” from Realtor Magazine.

Buying Hinsdale Real Estate, Tips for Success

June 20th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, answering all of your Hinsdale real estate questions

When it comes to buying Hinsdale real estate there are some tips for success that can make the entire process easier and less stressful.  Buying a home is a big investment and, as a result, choosing the right home can be overwhelming.  The more prepared you are the easier your decision can be.

Tips for a successful Hinsdale real estate search include:

  • Know what you can afford.
  • Get pre-qualified for a home loan.
  • Research the market.
  • Get to know the different neighborhoods as well as the amenities of the community.
  • Determine your needs and your wants in a home.

These are but a few tips that can help ease the stress of your search.  Sit down with your Hinsdale REALTOR® and determine your criteria in a home together.  Once you know what you are looking for it will be much easier to conduct a successful search.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about buying a home.  I welcome the opportunity to help you get to know our unique area while getting you started on your Hinsdale real estate search at the same time.  I know the Western Chicago Suburbs inside and out and look forward to sharing my knowledge with you.

Click here to read “8 Tips to Guide for Your Home Search” from Realtor Magazine.

Hinsdale Homes Keep Selling

June 13th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, Hinsdale real estate

Hinsdale homes keep selling.  While some areas of the country have seen a stalling of home sales the Western Chicago Suburbs are continuing to see an increase in interest and activity.  Here in Hinsdale Illinois more homes are selling than a year ago and the increase in activity is indicative of a continuing strength in our local economy.

The real estate tracking website Trulia shows that sales volume for homes in Hinsdale IL is up 7% for the three week period of May 22 through June 11, compared with the same time frame of a year ago.  The news gets better for buyers, as the average price per square foot is down 3.8% compared with a year ago.  This demonstrates that value is present and sellers are motivated.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about current market conditions.  It is a great time to be a buyer, with reasonable inventories and low interest rates.  I welcome the opportunity to get you started on your Hinsdale real estate search.  Let my knowledge and experience work to your advantage and help you realize your dream of calling Hinsdale home.

Selling Hinsdale Real Estate, Realtor Essential

June 4th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, selling Hinsdale homes

Selling Hinsdale real estate can be a time consuming process and a REALTOR® can be essential to reducing stress while getting the job done. Selling a home involves a great deal more than simply staking a sale sign in the front lawn and holding an open house, it involves pricing your home correctly for market conditions, marketing it, being available for showings, and negotiating a contract. If you are debating selling your home on your own or hiring a Hinsdale IL REALTOR®, weigh your options thoughtfully.

An experienced Hinsdale REALTOR® will market your home to every real estate professional in the area as well as to a long list of would-be buyers. As a result there will be a number of showings at your home. If you are selling your home on your own will you be available for showings at the drop of a hat? This is an important question to ask because flexibility is an instrumental part of selling a home.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about selling homes in Hinsdale IL. My knowledge and experience can work to your advantage to get your home sold in a timely manner while capturing as close to asking price as possible. I know Hinsdale IL and I know Hinsdale real estate.

Click here to read “Don’t Risk Your Safety, List With An Agent” from Realty Times.

Selling Hinsdale IL Real Estate, Helpful Hints to Find Right REALTOR

May 30th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, answering all of your Hinsdale real estate questions

If you are selling Hinsdale IL real estate there are some helpful hints that can enable you to find the right REALTOR®.  The right REALTOR® will be someone that you can trust and have faith in, as well as someone who will get the job done.  While knowledge and experience come into play for success it is very important that you feel comfortable with your REALTOR®.

What do you need to ask your Hinsdale REALTOR® prior to listing with her?

  • Is she a full-time REALTOR®?
  • How long has she been selling?
  • How many homes has she sold?
  • What is her marketing plan?
  • How many days, on average, have her listings taken to sell?

These are but a few questions to ask.  Getting personal recommendations from family, friends, neighbors and co-workers certainly helps as well.  A solid reputation is important when choosing a professional to sell your home.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about selling Hinsdale homes.  My knowledge and experience can help you sell your home and my track record speaks for itself.  I know Hinsdale Illinois and I know Hinsdale real estate.

Click here to read “12 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your REALTOR” from Realtor Magazine.

Hinsdale IL Homes, Adding Value

May 15th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, Hinsdale real estate

Owners of Hinsdale IL homes are often concerned with adding value when it comes to remodeling. A home is a big investment and it goes without saying that most of us want to capitalize on this investment. That being said, there are improvements that add to a home’s value and improvements that add up to wasting money. Knowing where you can recoup your costs is a big part of home ownership.

Remodels and renovations that add value to your Hinsdale property include:

  • Renovating the attic and turning it into an extra bedroom or bedrooms suite.
  • Remodeling the basement to create a rec room.
  • Adding a home office.
  • Adding a sunroom or screened-in porch.
  • Add another bathroom.

As you can see, adding livable space to a Hinsdale IL home adds to its value. OF course there are many more renovations that help to add to your home’s appeal, including kitchen remodeling, landscaping improvements and a new roof. Staying on top of current trends is helpful, especially if you plan to sell your home in the near future.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about real estate in Hinsdale IL. I welcome the opportunity to update you on current market conditions and help you get to know the different neighborhoods that make up the Western Chicago Suburbs.

Click here to read “20 Ways to Add Value to Your Home” from HGTV.

Buying Hinsdale Real Estate, Manners Matter

May 7th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, Hinsdale real estate

Manners matter when it comes to buying Hinsdale real estate.  It may seem odd to some buyers that being polite comes into play but it’s true.  Throw in a rude comment and you just may lose the home you have your heart set on.

What kind of manners are we taking about when it comes to buying a home?  There are a few behaviors that can get in the way of a Hinsdale real estate deal, including timeliness and keeping one’s opinions to oneself.  In other words, don’t make a seller wait and do not insult a seller’s home while the seller is within earshot.  Another etiquette tip is getting pre-approved for a loan.  It could be a real waste of time (yours, your realtor’s and a seller’s) to look at Hinsdale homes outside of your price range.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about buying real estate in Hinsdale IL.  My goal is to help you complete a successful property search and locate a home that suits your needs and your lifestyle.  Let my knowledge and experience serve as you guide to Hinsdale real estate.

Click here to read “Buyer Etiquette: How To Get The Home You Want” from Realty Times.

Selling Hinsdale Real Estate, Make Entryway Welcoming

April 29th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, Hinsdale real estate

If you are selling Hinsdale real estate it is important to make your entryway welcoming.  Some homes have a more defined entryway than others but defining this space and making it stand out can help buyers become more eager to see the rest of your home.  The entryway serves as a segue from the outside to the inside and as such should make a smooth impact on potential buyers.

How can you improve upon the entryway in your Hinsdale home?  Take a good look and see how you can define the space better or, if it is already a clear entryway, how you can make it more inviting and perhaps more functional.  Perhaps an appropriately sized rug or table with flowers can help make a statement.  Another great idea is seating, a place where people can remove shoes or take off a jacket.  Whatever choice you make the entryway should welcome people into your home.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today for more information on preparing your home for sale.  I welcome the opportunity to help you with the selling process, from pricing your Hinsdale home to marketing it.  I keep my fingers on the pulse of the Hinsdale real estate market in an effort to keep my clients educated and informed.  Let me knowledge and experience work to your advantage to serve all of your Hinsdale real estate needs.

Click here to read “Entryways Can Create Big Impact On A Buyers” from Realty Times.