Impressive 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 car garage home located on an oversized lot on one of the prettiest tree lined streets in Willoughby Farms. Great 26 x 20 sun room addition adds another 460 sq ft on to this already 2700 sq ft home. Recent updates include new carpet (2017), Anderson windows (including 2 additional ones in the garage) new siding and insulation, R49 insulation, roof (2011) freshly painted(2017),new fixtures. Sunny two story foyer, chef’s kitchen with island, spacious breakfast area, first floor den with French doors, family room with vaulted ceilings/masonry fireplace, master suite with vaulted ceiling/huge walk-in closet/deluxe bathroom with updated shower, generous sized secondary bedrooms, full basement ready to finished off could add another 1300 sq ft of living space, multi-level deck w/built in seating and patio to enjoy the mature landscaped yard. Lots of curb appeal both inside and out.

3690 Lakeview Drive, Algonquin 725 Harper Drive, Algonquin 7371 Grandview Court, Carpentersville

First Time Buyers

Whether you have spent years saving and preparing to buy a home, or you still aren't sure if it is something you can even dream of, the questions surrounding a first-time home purchase can feel endless.

You can find the answers and peace of mind by working with RE/MAX, the industry leader in experience and service.

Here are some tips to help you with the process of becoming your own landlord

Pre-qualify for a loan
Being pre-qualified for a loan determines how much house you can afford. It also allows you to move more swiftly when you find the right house, especially when you aren't the only interested buyer.

Shop for mortgage rates and terms
A difference of even half a percentage point can make a huge difference in how much you pay over the life of a loan. For example, the difference in the monthly payment on a $100,000 mortgage at 8 percent vs. 7.5 percent is about $35 per month. Over 30 years, that's $12,600.

Features that help or hurt resale value
In some areas, a swimming pool actually detracts from a home's value and makes the home harder to sell. In neighborhoods with two-car, attached garages, a single-car or detached garage may impact the home sale and future value. I can point out features that hurt, as well as those that help, resale value.

Rate the houses you tour
After touring each home, write down what you liked and didn't like. Develop a rating system which will help you narrow the field down to the house that's the best for you
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