Are “Love Letters from Buyers in their best interest?
Are love letters in the best interest of the Buyer, Seller or neither. The recent market in many areas have very low inventory making it very difficult for many Buyer’s getting an offer accepted. Because of this, Buyers are attaching “love letters” explaining very personal details of themselves with often include very compromising information that end up in the possession of Sellers and Realtors®. What You Need to Know About Buyer Love Letters to Home Sellers Think twice before you write or receive a home love letter. Read © Copyright 2021 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® #wareintheworld #warerealtygroup #houselogic #loveletters #Buyers #Sellers #nardotrealtor
Existing-Home Sales Continue Upward, Increasing 1.9% in November 2021
According to the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales are still on the incline as we approach the two-year mark in COVID. Since Omicron is on the rise, let’s watch to see if these numbers change in the coming months. As far as the Chicago real estate market, there is still high demand for single family homes and the condominium market is changing. Below are some key statistics from the report that are highlighted: Existing-home sales rose 1.9% in November from October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.46 million. The median existing-home sales price rose 13.9% year-over-year to $353,900. From one year ago, the inventory of unsold homes decreased 13.3% to 1.1 million – equivalent to 2.1 months of the monthly sales pace. For a more detailed report, please click on the following link: NAR Existing-Home Sales (November 2021) #chicagorealestate #Buyers #Sellers #wareintheworld #warerealtygroup #Realtor #nardotrealtor #narresearch
Chicago Agent Magazine Cover – July 2019
Guess who made the cover for Chicago Agent Who’s Who Magazine for 2019…… yes me. Not known for my makeup game, this was a nice excuse to get a little fancy with clothes and makeup. As a result of the photo shoot (which lasted 15 minutes), I was asked to be on the cover (pleasant surprise). By no means am I starting a modeling career but this has given me a chance to celebrate with my colleagues. Just in case you did not see the article, please click on the link below and if you would like to have a copy, I may have a few laying around the office. Just drop in or drop me a note and I will see to it that I will get a magazine over to you. Chicago Agent Profile – Sarah Ware #wareintheworld #chicagoagent #whoswho #chicagorealestate #warerealtygroup #naturalhair #southshore #southside #chatham #woodlawn #chicagosouthside
Fair Housing 50 Years Later…….
Although we are 50 years beyond the Fair Housing Act, discrimination still exists. “How can you pursue happiness if you can’t get housing.” #FannieMae #WareInTheWorld
Is Woodlawn the new Bronzeville?
So there have been a few articles as of late that talk about the rise of the Woodlawn housing market in Chicago. Is it the new next hot market for housing? Let’s take a look at these statistics for August 2017 and what picture this tells: Woodlawn_August 2017 Compared to this time last year, there are 61.1% more new listings, 83.3% closed sales but inventory is down -12.3%. Where are the Sellers and will this make them get off the fence. Will the Obama Library be the draw that finally bring home values back to market. Check out the DNA article here: http://bit.ly/WRG_Woodlawn. Continue to stay tuned. #wareintheworld #Woodlawn #chicagorealestate #southside #ObamaLibrary
Golf Anyone? Meet me in South Shore
New Golf Course South Shore – Who would have thought this 10 years ago this would be news for the south side of Chicago. The first African American President is from the south side of Chicago along with his wife (from South Shore). As we now approach 2017, we are having conversations that we only thought we would see in other parts of Chicago. What does this mean for property values? What does this mean for current owners who were here long before the cameras? As a resident of 10 years, I see the dynamics of my community changing rapidly although I sometimes grow impatient I still remaining hopeful. Click here (South Shore Values) to see the value in South Shore for all product types (single family homes, condos and townhomes). #wareintheworld
Will the Obama Library change real estate values in Washington Park?
The Library is coming aren’t you excited! The Library is coming aren’t you excited? Depending on who you ask will depend on what your sentence ends with, an exclamation point or a question mark. As excited as many people are, will this announcement bring to a struggling real estate market (both in Jackson Park and Washington Park) to becoming a vibrant community that will compete with bordering Hyde Park values. As a born and raised Chicagoan, I am happy this is coming but I don’t want the market to create a false sense of hope for investors, residents and skeptics. Check out the market data from Washington Park and see how the trends are moving; where are values really headed? Only time will tell…..
Ware Realty Group, LLC Launches New Chicagoland Property Search
95,000 Listings Instantly Available for Viewing at warerealtygroup.com Ware Realty Group, LLC is pleased to announce that we have added a powerful new property search on our website at warerealtygroup.com. We can now provide our existing clients and prospective new customers with easy access to the most timely and accurate real estate information from the Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) multiple listing service (MLS). In the new, sleek design, each property listing has enhanced property details, large photos, Google Maps, WalkScore®, and Social Media sharing. The interactive Map Search widget allows excellent location-based searches based on the area. The site is enriched with featured listings and embedded in sidebar widgets. There are galleries for different neighborhoods, price ranges, and property types to maximize visibility. We haven’t forgotten the mobile user – Ware’s Realty Group, LLC’s new search can also be accessed on any mobile devices – smart phones and tablets. So