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Hinsdale Homes, Stage For Comfort

September 12th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, Hinsdale real estate
photo courtesy of Pottery Barn

When it comes to selling Hinsdale homes consider staging for comfort.  Let’s face it, most people want nothing more than a comfortable place to live in and if your home oozes comfort it gets set apart from the competition.  While everyone may have their own vision of comfort there are some simple ways to improve the overall feeling of a room in your Highlands home.

One way to make a living room appear more comfortable is to make it appear like it jumped out of the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog.  This sounds expensive doesn’t it?  It doesn’t have to be.  Consider white slipcovers and simple throw pillows.  This immediately makes your seating look new without breaking the bank.  Great lighting and fresh cut flowers can also add to the ambiance.

When preparing your Hinsdale home for sale consider keeping it simple and comfortable.  Light, bright and airy are the adjectives that come to mind.  Sit down with your Hinsdale REALTOR® today to discuss how you ken prepare your home in such a way that it has appeal to a broad number of potential buyers.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about selling Hinsdale homes.  My knowledge and experience can work to your advantage to get your home sold.

Click here to read “Stylish Staging That Has Comfort in Mind” from REALTOR Magazine.

Hinsdale Real Estate, Ready For Something Bigger?

September 5th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, answering all of your Hinsdale real estate questions

If you currently own Hinsdale real estate are you pondering whether you are ready for something bigger?  Moving up is something many homeowners toss around.  Some people buy a first home and life progresses to the point where salaries are bigger and their families have expanded and a bigger, better home seems like the right step to make.  Sit down with your Hinsdale REALTOR® today and weigh your options.

Moving up is similar to buying your first home in that you need to have a clear grasp on your finances and what you can afford in a new home.  Consider the equity your have in your current property and what you need out of a new Hinsdale property.  Just like buying a first home, make sure you know exactly what you can afford.

Contact me, linda Feinstein today, to learn more about buying Hinsdale real estate.  I welcome the opportunity to update you on current market conditions while heaping you gain a clear understanding of what your current home is worth.  My knowledge and experience can work to your advantage for all of your buying and selling needs.

Click here to read “Does Moving Up Make Sense?” from Realtor Magazine.

Hinsdale Real Estate, Avoid Buying Mistakes

August 22nd, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, answering all of your Hinsdale real estate questions

When it comes to Hinsdale real estate it is beneficial if you can avoid buying mistakes.  Mistakes can get in your way and alter the outcome of your purchase.  The more prepared you are the easier the buying experience can be.  Sit down with your Hinsdale REALTOR® today to learn more about our local market and gain the education you need to be successful.

The biggest mistakes to avoid when buying a Hinsdale home are varied, including lending issues and determining your needs in a home and in a neighborhood.  The most important thing is to ask questions.  Do not be afraid of asking as many questions of your lender as you need to be successful.  Knowing the rates, requirements, and fees is very important. In addition, sit down and do your research with your REALTOR®, know what you need and find out where you can find it.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about real estate in Hinsdale IL.  I welcome the opportunity to serve as your real estate guide, updating you on current market conditions while getting you started on your home search at the same time.

Click here to read “5 Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes” from REALTOR Magazine.

Hinsdale Real Estate, Value in Location

August 16th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, Hinsdale IL real estate

When it comes to Hinsdale real estate there is great value in location.  In fact one of the greatest thing about our area is its location, which immediately adds a great base value to properties simply for our close proximity to Chicago and excellent amenities.  However, within Hinsdale Illinois different neighborhoods add different value.

Buyers of real estate in Hinsdale with children want to be close to good schools, parks and recreational opportunities.  Many young professionals want to have great walkability, with dining and shopping close to home.   In general, accessibility, convenience and amenities all add to the appeal of a Hinsdale property.

Buying a home in a great location may cost more up front but your investment will appreciate in value more in the long run.  Your Hinsdale REALTOR® is a valuable resource for knowing where the best locations are.  Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today for more information related to Hinsdale real estate.  My knowledge and experience can work to your advantage for all of your Hinsdale real estate needs.

Click here to read “9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your House” from House Logic.

Selling Hinsdale Real Estate, Make Most of Curb Appeal

August 8th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, Hinsdale real estate

If you are selling Hinsdale real estate make the most of your home’s curb appeal.  Curb appeal is the calling card for your home, making a potential buyer want to walk in the front door or walk away.  If you want to sell your home your goal is to have as many potential buyers walk through your front door as possible.

How can you improve the curb appeal of your home?  Walk around your Hinsdale property and examine every detail.  What is inviting about the exterior of your home and the landscaping that surrounds it?  Likewise, what needs work?  From edging your gardens and pruning your trees to patching the sidewalk and sealcoating your driveway, make sure the outside of your home looks well cared for.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about selling homes in Hinsdale IL.  I welcome the opportunity to give you a complimentary listing presentation and help you understand local market conditions as well as what to expect from the selling process.  Let my knowledge and experience get your home sold in a timely manner while capturing as close to asking price as possible.

Click here to read “Curb Appeal is a Must!” from Realty Times.

Selling Hinsdale Real Estate, Do You Have to Drop Price?

July 30th, 2014

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Linda Feinstein, answering all of your Hinsdale real estate questions

Selling Hinsdale real estate may beg the question, do you have to drop your price for your home to sell?  Most sellers want to sell in a quick time frame while capturing as close to asking price as possible.  When a Hinsdale property languishes on the market a seller may be tempted to drop his price.  The question is, does it have to come to this?

An experienced Hinsdale REALTOR® will guide you through the selling process, starting by offering a fair market value at which to list your home.  If your home is priced fairly and not selling your REALTOR® will evaluate what is going on in the market and what can be done to attract buyers to your home.  This does not have to mean reducing the price.  Staging your home and better photos could be all you need to get buyers walking through your front door.

Contact me, Linda Feinstein, today to learn more about selling real estate in Hinsdale IL.  I welcome the opportunity to provide you with a complimentary listing presentation while updating you on current market conditions.  My knowledge and experience can work to your advantage to get your home sold in a timely manner.

Click here to read “How to Sell Your Home Without Dropping Your Price” from Realty Times.

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.