December 2014

What’s Your Home Worth?

We are excited to announce our new program which provides even greater features and accuracy regarding what’s happening in your neighborhood. Want to know what your home is worth in today’s market? Want to know what the home down the street sold for? Want to know what your neighbors home sold for? Click the link

Give the Gift of a Home – 3 Ways to Fit it in your Budget

Crowdfunding the gift they really want. This time of year we are all struggling to think of creative gifts for our loved ones.  Instead of the crazy tie or slippers, why not give them what they really want…. a home. More specifically, the down payment for your house. Being realistic, you’re not going to be

Get a Sneak Peek at Helen’s New Charming Chicago Listing!

4131 N Monticello Ave – Chicago $241,500 Investment opportunity! 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroom multi-family home with detached 2 car garage. Each unit of this 2 flat features a living room with bay windows, spacious kitchen with ample storage and eat-in areas, hardwood floors and full bathroom with tile showers. There is also a full, unfinished

Events In Our Community – Hawthorn Woods Country Club Santa Dinner

  Santa Dinner #1 Thursday, December 18 6:00-8:00pm Santa Dinner #2 Sunday, December 21 5:00-7:00pm   Adults: $27.00+ Children 6-12yrs: $16.00+ Children 2-5yrs: $13.00+ Under 2: Free Visit with Santa one last time before Christmas! This event sells out every year, don’t hesitate to make your family’s reservation today! To make reservations call the Club

Helen’s Favorite Christmas Cookies – Kourambiethes

It’s the time of year for Cookie exchanges and holiday parties with delicious indulgences.  This year, try Helen’s favorite cookies with the recipe below.     TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 30 min Prep: 15 min Inactive Prep: 45 min Cook: 30 min   YIELD: about 3 1/2 dozen   INGREDIENTS 1 pound cold unsalted butter,

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

With home prices increasing, the equity in your home is rising as well.  Many homeowners are now seeing opportunities for refinancing, remodeling or even moving.  If you’re not sure what’s right for you, review the tips below.   Analyze your home. Make a list of all the things you love about your home.  Make an

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah to all our friends who celebrate!  Have a wonderful holiday.  

What’s happening in the Long Grove real estate market? See below!

Looking to buy or sell in Long Grove? Keeping up on the market is important when you’re preparing. The value and time on market of other houses in your area will help determine what you will pay or sell your home for and how long you can expect to be on the market yourself. Long

Helen does it again…. Another one SOLD in Hawthorn Woods Country Club!

78 Tournament Drive N – Hawthorn Woods, IL. 60047 $607,000 – 97% of the list price in only 13 days on the market! Way to go Helen and congratulations to our happy clients! Looking to get sold in the shortest amount of time for the most money? Call Helen today at 847.967.0022 or email