May 2016
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North Shore News and Notes
Welcome to the May Edition of North Shore News & Notes - Glenview Edition! 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
Glenview Real Estate Fast Stats

In April, 205 homes came on the market in Glenview as new listings! This is the highest level in the last 8 years.  14 of those homes were in The Glen and 6 were in Southgate.  As you can see, median average sales prices are up for Glenview and Southgate and only slightly down for The Glen in general.  While inventory is beginning to creep up, the market is still fairly balanced betwee sellers and buyers.  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!

Multiple exposures blended together create stunning images to show off your home.
It should come as no surprise that 89% of homebuyers 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 For 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: Farmers Market and other Summer Fun!

French Market
Throughout the spring check out Glenview's own outdoor Farmers Market , on Saturday's from 8am-12pm offering a variety of farmer's market goods such as produce, flowers, cheeses and breads from local and regional vendors.

El Bandolero Couples Dance Contest, May 26
"Jordan" Live Concert at The Rock House, May 28
Wilmette Memorial Day Parade, May 30
Glenview Memorial Day Parade, May 30
Winnetka Children's Fair, June 10-11
Jackman Park Concert Series, June 15
Marionette Puppet Theater, June 25

Check out my blog for things to do, info on schools, recreation, fine arts, restaurants and more. 
Opening Doors...
" 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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