Category: Home Buyers

Dawn Dause Interview

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Posted by WCKG on Thursday, October 5, 2017

Check out Dawn’s radio interview with WCKG! Her interview can be seen at the 1 hour 37 minute mark and contains lot’s of great information about the buying and selling process as well as the Dawn Dause Group!

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Why Is Autumn A Good Time To Buy?

Why is autumn a good time to buy? Many people think spring or summer are the best times for real estate but that’s not always true! Check out these reasons you should be shopping for a home in the fall!

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  • Less competition: Less buyers in the real estate market during the fall months means that the buyers that are home shopping are less likely to enter into a bidding war. Even though there are less homes on the market to choose from, buyers can find great deals if they are patient.
  • Lower prices: Statistically, October is the best month to purchase a home because buyers are likely to pay less than market value during this time.  Just for comparison, the month of April is the best time for sellers since buyers pay an estimated 1.2% above market value according to RealtyTrac.
  • Tax credits: Closing on a home at the end of the fiscal year can reap some great benefits come the following April. These benefits are in the form of tax deductions; home owners may be able to deduct mortgage interest, property taxes and closing costs.
  • Home improvement deals: When many home buyers move into their new digs, they often times want to start making improvements to the home such as investing in new appliances. December offers the best deals on appliances according to Consumer Reports and it’s also a great time to purchase televisions as well.
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Dawn Dause Group Review

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Check out one of Dawn’s latest reviews from Zillow!
 
Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2017 – gergescz
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Shorewood, IL.
Local knowledge: Five stars
Process expertise: Five stars
Responsiveness: Five stars
Negotiation skills: Five stars
We chose Dawn after having our home on the market with another realtor for 9 months with no offers. Dawn sold our home in 2 1/2 weeks! Dawn’s marketing strategies are outstanding and I’m sure this helped get our home sold. Dawn has great communication skills and kept us “looped in” with everything that was going on with our home. We highly recommend Dawn Dause if you are looking for a realtor that is motivated and in touch with the market as well as always keeping her client at the center of the transaction!
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Luxury Home Trends In 2017

Luxury home trends in 2017 include lot’s of space, including garage space, and technology built into the home. Read on for more features that luxury buyers are looking for in 2017.

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Shorewood Home

Photo of a Shorewood home just listed in the Vintage subdivision.

712 Dover Way Shorewood, IL 60404

Just listed in the sought after Vintage subdivision in Shorewood. Over 3,300 square feet with a large eat in kitchen, finished basement with 5th bedroom and full bathroom, large bedrooms, hot tub, above ground pool, deck and much more! Call 815-954-5050 for more information or to schedule a showing!

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Home Buying: Why You Should Buy In 2017

There are several factors that make home buying in 2017 a good idea. If you are on the fence about hopping on the home buying train, think about these factors that make 2017 the perfect year to purchase a home.

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Downsize-Why Buy A Smaller Home?

  1. Photo of a small home for an article discussing reasons to downsize.Make your life simpler: A large home usually means more expenses, more maintenance work and upkeep, and possibly more space than you really need. Moving to a smaller home can (sometimes) mean a less expensive mortgage, less work to maintain the home and becoming mortgage-free quicker.
  2. More money for other goals: Usually a larger home means a bigger mortgage which means that much of your income is spent on housing. When you downsize, you can have a smaller mortgage which means more income can go towards other goals such as savings, retirement, travel, college tuition, etc. The freedom to have more money for life goals  is something that many homebuyers are looking for and can be achieved when buyers choose to downsize.
  3. Gain the potential to move into a better neighborhood: Most homebuyers desire to live in a great neighborhood in a sought after area and to put down roots there. Moving into a smaller home in a great area instead of choosing a larger home in a different area can be a wonderful  trade off. Being in a great area can mean a better school district, better walkability, lower crime rates, and more.

If you are considering downsizing, be sure that you have lived in your current home long enough that you have some equity, at least enough to cover closing costs. Meet with a mortgage lender to determine what the profits may be from selling your current home and how much you can save if you downsize and go with a smaller mortgage.

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Open House

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1112 Foxview Drive Joliet, IL 60431

All Minooka Schools! Pristine Condition! Finished basement with bathroom! Home is in cul-de-sac with a fenced yard! Brand new carpeting! 1st floor den! Spacious family room offers fireplace! Eat in kitchen includes all appliances, corian counters! Huge walk in pantry! Large bedrooms have walk in closets! Ceiling fans! Loft! Master bedroom suite features walk in closet and private bathroom! Patio! Storage Shed!

Open house this Sunday, March 19th from 1-4 pm! Come and see this beautiful home!

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