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MenardJohnson & Associates offers a wide range of services to assist you throughout your home buying process. From finding a home to helping you move in - Menard Johnson & Associates will be there every step of the way.
Currently, MenardJohnson Real estate has new Single Family homes being built in Roscoe Village, and Hamlin Park. Price s range from $1,300,000 - $1,479,000. These new construction homes have either 3 bedrooms on the upper level,
or 4 bedrooms on the upper level. LOT sizes vary from 25 x125, 27.5 x 125 and 41 x 125.
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Buying a home, especially if it is your first home, can often seem to be a daunting task. Finding a home that meets your needs, getting the financing to purchase the home, inspecting your new home, information about the neighborhood, setting up utilities, and packing up /moving can seem like a large burden. MenardJohnson & Associates takes the worry out of buying a home by assisting you in all areas of the home buying process.
Whether a condo, loft, single family or even mulit unit, home buying should be a fun and exciting process. MenardJohnson Real Estate helps the process become just that. MenardJohnson Real Estate strives to service our clients in every aspect of the purchase. There are a variety of Chicago homes, so come and let us help you find the home of your dreams.
Time Magazine recently wrote the following on the housing market and the best times to buy and sell a home. The below information is from the Time Article, which provides a great deal of insight into the perspcetive minds of the buyers- happy reading!!!
When is the best time to buy a Home?
The housing market, a reliable bellwether of the economy, seems to be bouncing back
Many of the nation’s largest home builders surprised analysts by reporting a profit in the quarter that just ended. Home sales continue to rise nationwide, compared with 2011, and home prices also are up. Prices rose 4.6% in August compared with a year ago -the largest year-over-year increase in more than six years.
The best month to make an offer on a house is January.
Fewer buyers are willing to house-hunt during cold, nasty weather, so there’s less competition and few, if any, bidding wars. Sellers also tend to be more motivated than they will be in the spring, when there are more buyers. Why? They may have just received their credit card bills that reflect Christmas spending and may be feeling financially insecure. And their decision to try to sell their houses in the winter means they’re willing to risk listing during a time of the year when properties tend not show particularly well.
The best day of the month to make an offer on a house is the first Tuesday. Why early in the month? Because the homeowner just wrote a mortgage check for a house he no longer wants – or needs to sell — and he doesn’t want to write another one. Why Tuesday? Because by Tuesday he’s starting to worry that he won’t get any offers from house hunters who saw the house the weekend before.
The best time of the year to sell a house is the spring. Buyers come out of the woodwork during the spring, and with tax refund checks in the bank, spring buyers more often pay full price. In fact, sales peak in the spring, helping to explain why about 60% of those who move do so in the summer. Tip within a tip: Don’t price your house with a zero at the end. Studies show that people perceive a precise price, such as $282,284, as lower than rounded ones, such as $280,000, even when the rounded prices are actually lower. Real-life sales show that one zero at the end of an asking price lowers the final sale price by .72% and two zeros lower it by .73%. That may not sound like much, but it can add up to thousands of dollars.
The best day of the week to list your house for sale is Thursday. This is more true during a sellers market, but if you list your house for sale on a Thursday, it will be available right away for weekend showings and by Saturday — the most important day of the real-estate week — your house will have shown only two days. That’s important because the fewer days on market, the better chance the home will attract a full-price offer. Even if your house doesn’t sell by the next Saturday, it will still show only nine days on market, benefiting from the psychological advantage of a single-digit number.
The best time to stop renting and buy a house is when it costs less to buy than to rent.