Custom built to perfection this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2.5 car garage home sits on over a half acre professionally landscaped lot in Terrace Hill. Two story foyer, formal living and dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen w/lots of cabinet/SS Appliances/French Doors to the patio, family room with masonry fireplace, first floor laundry, master suite w/ private luxury bath, spacious secondary bedrooms with lots of closets, over 2600 sq ft in this traditional home plus an additional 1300 sq ft in your professionally finished basement w/rec room/full bath /play room, side apron off the garage for extra parking, screened-in room and patio to enjoy your summer evenings. Close to shopping and lots of recreation.

25851 Oak Lane, Ingleside 17N725 Hidden Hills Trail, West Dundee 3600 Wintergreen Terrace, Algonquin

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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