May 2016
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North Shore News and Notes
Welcome to the May Edition of North Shore News & Notes! This month we look at the benefits of renovating, spring market activity and making the most of your beautiful summer plantings..

Real Estate sales are always on the rise in the spring months and this year is no exception. Please visit my website and use it as a resource to find out what is selling, what your home is worth and what's happening in your community. I hope you enjoy! Feel free to drop me a line and let me know your thoughts!

Best Regards, Lisa

Living Room Reno - Read the full article
I am often asked what home improvements add the most value.  The Remodeling Impact Survey (link below) quantifies the money side of it but intangible benefits exist as well. Everyone loves a newly remodeled home and those homes do sell faster and for more money than dated homes, especially since buyers don't often have the time or money to update... Read full article PLUS Remodeling Impact Survey
Wilmette Real Estate Fast Stats

This spring, 256 homes came on the market in Wilmette as new listings! February and April saw the most buyers writing contracts during those months.  For sellers, February listings performed well.  71% are now under contract and it took an average of just 23 days.  To see updated Home Sale Stats (Sales Price, Supply, Days on Market) in your area including specific elementary school and neighborhood stats please visit my website.

Of course, I am also happy to create a more detailed report to keep you informed!

If you plan to sell in the fall or next spring, do this now!

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Multiple exposures blended together create stunning images to show off your home.
It should come as no surprise that 89% of home buyers start their search online (NAR, 2012). The online images of your home need to impress.

While summer flowers bloom and the world is full of sunny skies and grassy lawns, tend to your landscaping, make it outstanding and then capture it at its peak (around August).  I use top photographers in the industry to make your home radiate - they consider angles, shadows and every detail, often blending multiple exposures to create a stunning finished product.

Call me so that we can get the exterior of your home photographed while its looking its best and then save the photos for a later listing date. Email Me to Book Photo Session
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Ask the Expert: Greg Rekett of Sutherland Homes

What is Spray Insulation and Why Should You Use it in Your Next Remodel Project?

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied plastic that can form a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners and other surfaces. SPF insulation is known to resist heat transfer extremely well... read more

Community Corner: French Market and other Summer Fun!

French Market
Throughout the spring check out Wilmette's own outdoor French Market, on Saturday's from 8 am - 1 pm offering a variety of farmer's market goods such as produce, flowers, cheeses and breads from local and regional vendors.

Wilmette Memorial Day Parade, May 30
Winnetka Memorial Day Parade, May 30
Winnetka Children's Fair, June 10-11
Stories in the Park, Maple Park, June 13
Wednesdays in the Woods, 7th Heaven Concert, June 15
Gilson Beach Campout, June 25 and June 29
Plaza Del Lago Concert Series, Conjunto - Salsa, June 30

Check out my website for ' Town Info'... schools, recreation, fine arts, restaurants and more. 
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" Lisa is a true professional and knows the north suburb's villages and  cities better than any other agent... seasoned attorney with extensive  knowledge of real-estate law, you are getting tremendous service not found with your average agent."
~Edward M.                          More Reviews 

Lisa Finks specializes in residential real estate in Chicago's North Shore communities. As a licensed attorney and former business owner, Lisa's in-depth knowledge of real estate law, contracts, and sharp negotiating skills provide unique benefits to her clients. Lisa's extensive involvement in the community also taps into the critical school and social networks that provide you with "boots on the ground" and the advantage of knowing the inside story.

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