Steve Lona's Blog Posts

Steve Lona's Blog Posts

Best Return On Investment For Home Renovations
Numbers for 2018 remodeling cost vs. value, have just come out. This analysis explains which renovations are most likely to provide the best return if resale is done within a reaso...

Half Of You Used The Internet To Buy A Home
I'm not surprised. I've been sharing this information with my peers since the data came out last week from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Most of the Realtors I shared...

Bolingbrook Plainfield Market Conditions February
Pricing in the southwest suburbs continues it's upward trend for the last 18 months. We've seen the measure of price per square foot, jump to an increase of over $10 per Sq Ft in t...

I Want To Move And Sell My Home But
It needs work! You look at that tired kitchen and you think; "I know our house could sell for more if we able to update this space." So why would you sink money into a space in you...

Important First Step You Are Not Doing When Selling Your Home
This time you're serious; "We're going to move". For whatever reason you've come to that conclusion, it's likely that you are not considering an important step before making that l...

An Important Number To Understand When Bringing Your Home To Market
There is a bit of a disconnect by homeowners when agents refer to the "sellers market" condition. I've been illustrating how there is little inventory available in the Bolingbrook/...

Do You Even Need An Agent
Most people search for homes on a device   Today, you don’t need a Realtor to find a home because with just a few clicks you can find countless properties to buy or even fin...

Bolingbrook And Plainfield Will See Mostly Increased Property Values 2018
It's official; the area is seeing fewer short sale and bank-owned houses for sale.That means the comparable values of homes will be higher because there are fewer of these properti...

Bolingbrook Plainfield And Romeoville December Market Trend
During the first week of December I illustrated the market opportunities for people thinking about selling their home. Indeed, as I indicated then, it's sellers season. Well, as pr...

Love To Make An Offer But
If you've seen homes in the past that appealed to you and thought, "I'd buy this place if it wasn't for__________. If you had a trust relationship with your advocate broker then yo...

5 Tricks To Keep Your Pipes From Exploding This Winter
5 Tricks to Keep Your Pipes From Exploding this WinterEven if you think they’ve already started to freeze.Ideally, you should winterize your pipes in the fall, before winter seri...

Bolingbrook EXP Realty Owner Explains Client Benefit Of Agent Ownership
One reason agent ownership benefits our clients...

Plainfield Bolingbrook See Fewer Distressed Homes For Sale
It's been a long slog through the last 8 years; fighting the negative impact that foreclosure and short sale properties had on home prices in our neighborhoods.Bolingbrook and Plai...

Bolingbrook Library To Host Social Media Safety Event
BOLINGBROOK, IL — With growing concerns regarding safety on social media, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, will welcome representative...

Counties Of Will Dupage And Lake Will Take It On The Chin
I'm not one to climb aboard bandwagons, but in this case the citizens of Illinois are facing serious consequences if the new tax cuts are passed.There has been a lot of discussion ...

Bolingbrook Holiday Tour
I love the way Bolingbrook lights up around this time of year. Enjoy....

Bolingbrook Plainfield Romeoville Market Insights For November 17
Significant drop in listing to contract daysThis is the average amount of time it takes a listed home to receive a firm offer. It's an indication that more buyers are moving into t...

Bolingbrook Market Condition December 17
Opportunity to sell your home is heating up in the Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville markets this fall. I expect the trend to continue into the winter selling season. Each com...

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