Crain’s Chicago Business gave a recap on the homes that they chose for their Luxury Homes of the Weeks in 2015, and many of our agents had their listings represented! Specifically mentioned in the article was Joanne Nemerovski’s listing in the West Loop that went under contract quickly after being chosen as Luxury Home of the Week, Susan O’Connor Davis’s vintage Kenwood listing and Sherry Molitor’s Glencoe Listing which also sold quickly. Also representing Crain’s Luxury Homes of the Week in 2015 were Brad Lippitz, Jeff Lowe, Natasha Motev, Robert Sullivan, Amy Bendigkeit, Jennifer Mills Klatt, Beth Gomez, The Frumentino Team, Jean Anderson, Donna Mancuso, Mona Hellinga, Jonathan Dick, and Patricia Carollo. To read the article and check out the galleries of 2015, please click here. Congratulations to all of these agents on their fantastic luxury listings in 2015!
1800 N. Wolcott Avenue, a three bedroom, two full and one half bath listing from Broadway agent Brad Lippitz, was featured on Curbed! Within close proximity to the 606 trail, this home has an open airy feeling on the interior, and a sleek white exterior. To read the entire article, please click here.
The KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation has announced that they will be awarding grants of $25,000 each to Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity and $25,000 to The Sunshine Kids. These grants are made possible because of the generosity of the agents and employees of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, so thank you to all who support the KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation! Please click the respective publication names to read about the grants in Daily North Shore, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, and Patch.
With 70 feet of beach to enjoy, 711 Roslyn Terrace is a beautiful home newly listed by Evanston agent Sally Mabadi. Featured in Crain’s, the 3,400 square foot, three bedroom, four full and one half bathroom residence has a cedar deck overlooking the lake and three balconies. To read the article, please click here.
Lake Forest agents Jean Anderson, Donna Mancuso and Dick Christoph Jr.’s sale of their listing at 225 E. Onwentsia was highlighted in Crain’s. The 6,500 square foot, five bedroom, five full and one half bath home sits on almost three acres of land and has a grand spiral staircase and picturesque exterior grounds that include a bluestone patio. To read more about this residence, please click here.
Mag Mile agent Janet Owen was asked to offer her outlook on the real estate market for 2016 as one of Chicago Agent Magazine’s local experts. Janet gives insight on such topics as jobs and the economy, market demand and inventory, and new construction. To see what Janet thinks is in store for the market in the upcoming new year, please click here.
Bonnie Wilson of our Evanston office was honored at a luncheon yesterday as she was sworn in as the new President of the North Shore Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors®! The organization is a network of successful Realtors® advancing women as professionals and leaders in business, the industry, and the communities we serve. Congratulations to Bonnie!
Once upon a time, real estate was thought to slow down as the New Year approached, giving way to hot cocoa and flurries of snow. These days, we know better, and when winter comes around, it’s also the time to buy or sell your house. So, grab your mug, sit down by a fire and find out why now is the season of homes for the holidays:
- January is typically the month when employees are transferred to new positions. Your home must be on the market now because these buyers often can’t wait until spring.
- Buyers have extra time off from work, which means more hours in their day to search for a home.
- Serious buyers are out. Your home won’t be subject to casual window shoppers, (they’re too busy at the mall or on their computer searching for holiday gifts).
- Tax benefits are the ultimate holiday gifts for both buyers and sellers who close before the end of the year. (See your tax advisor for more details and the best advice to take advantage of a transaction that takes place before December 31.)
- Temperature isn’t the only thing dropping this winter; mortgage rates are near historic lows.
- Twinkling with holiday lights, your house will shine bright to eager buyers looking for their perfect home.
- Homes are new beginnings for buyers and sellers. When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, sellers will want to start fresh and buyers will want to be all settled into their new home.
The independent brokerage firm Intero Real Estate Services of Santa Clarita has joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. The fast-growing firm, which was originally founded in 2009, is well known in the Santa Clarita Valley area and its thirteen offices will now operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. Intero is also wholly owned by HomeServices of America, parent company of KoenigRubloff, and we are thrilled to have another sister company carry the Berkshire Hathway HomeServices brand. To read more about the exciting addition to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, please click here.
Mag Mile agent Janet Owen was posed the question “What makes a holiday party magical?” by Classic Chicago magazine. Janet recalls some of her greatest memories from years past and tells the publication what she finds most special about this time of year. To find out what Janet loves about the holidays, please click here.