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Orland Park, Illinois Real Estate and Homes For Sale

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in Orland Park? Judy Glockler has been helping clients buy or sell homes in Orland Park and the surrounding areas for four decades! Combine that with being part of the #1 Real Estate Brokerage in Orland Park in sales and volume, Coldwell Banker Residential, Judy’s knowledge of the local market goes unmatched.

Integrity, award-winning client service and truly listening to her clients and having their best interest in mind are some of the many reasons for her industry-leading high percentage of repeat clients and referrals. Mention this blog post to receive a free home warranty, at closing, as a thank you, when you work with Judy.

Call or email for more information: (708) 529-JUDY.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Orland Park Real Estate Market Update – March 2018

How is the Orland Park, Illinois residential real estate market? Click play on the video below to learn more about the Orland Park real estate market activity for March 2018.

Overall, the number of active listings is down 29% from last year and down 7% from last month. The days on market is down from last year, a positive trend in the local inventory turn over rate. With fewer homes for sale than this time last year, it might be a great time to sell. If you are on fence, or would like to know what your home is currently worth, go ahead and give us a call. Mortgage rates are also expected to increase, so consider that as well.

Thinking of buying or selling We are local – and based in two Coldwell Banker offices including one in Orland Park.  Contact The Glockler Group – award-winning client service & expertise for over four decades.

 

Orland Park Real Estate Market Update – January 2018

How is the Real Estate Market in Orland Park, Illinois?

Click play to view the Orland Park Real Estate Market Update for January 2018.

Looking to buy or sell real estate in Orland Park or the Chicago suburbs? Contact The Glockler Group, with Coldwell Banker Residential – The Premier Real Estate Firm – today: 708-529-5839

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Millionaire to Millennials: Don’t Rent a Home… Buy.

Millionaire to Millennials: Don’t Rent a Home… Buy! | Keeping Current Matters

In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that, “If you want to build real financial security, real wealth for your lifetime, then you need to buy a home.

Bach went on to explain:

“Homeowners are worth 40 times more than renters. Now, that first home doesn’t need to be a dream home, it can be a very small home. You might literally have to buy a small studio apartment, but that’s how you get started.”

Then he explains the secret in order to buy that home!

Don’t do a 30-year mortgage. You want to take that 30-year mortgage and instead pay it off early, do a 15-year mortgage. What happens if you do a 15-year mortgage? Well, one, you pay the mortgage off 15-years sooner, that means you’ll be able to retire in your fifties. Number two, you’ll save a fortune (on potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest payments).”

What will it cost to pay your mortgage in fifteen years? He explains further:

“For fifteen years, you got to brownbag your lunch. Think about that! Brownbag your lunch literally for fifteen years. You can retire ten years sooner than your friends. You’ll have real wealth, because you bought a home – you’re not a renter. And you’ll be financially secure for life.”

 

 

The first step is to see what you can afford – speak to a mortgage lender and obtain a loan pre approval. Then, contact The Glockler Group. We work with many first-time home buyers as well.

Who is David Bach?

Bach is a self-made millionaire who has written nine consecutive New York Times bestsellers. His book, “The Automatic Millionaire,”spent 31 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He is one of the only business authors in history to have four books simultaneously on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and USA Today bestseller lists.

He has been a contributor to NBC’s Today Show, appearing more than 100 times, as well as a regular on ABC, CBS, Fox, CNBC, CNN, Yahoo, The View, and PBS. He has also been profiled in many major publications, including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, USA Today, People, Reader’s Digest, Time, Financial Times, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Working Woman, Glamour, Family Circle, Redbook, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Investors’ Business Daily, and Forbes.

U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch Continues… List Your House Today!

U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch Continues… List Your House Today! | Keeping Current Matters

Every winter, families across the country decide if this will be the year that they sell their current houses and move into their dream homes.

Mortgage rates hovered around 4% for all of 2017 which forced many buyers off the fence and into the market, resulting in incredibly strong demand RIGHT NOW!

At the same time, however, inventory levels of homes for sale have dropped dramatically as compared to this time last year.

Trulia reported that “in Q4 2017, U.S. home inventory decreased by 10.5%. That is the biggest drop we’ve seen since Q2 2013.”

Here is a chart showing the decrease in inventory levels by category:

U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch Continues… List Your House Today! | Keeping Current Matters

The largest drop in inventory was in the starter home category which saw a 19% dip in listings.

Bottom Line

Demand for your home is very strong right now while your competition (other homes for sale) is at a historically low level. If you are thinking of selling in 2018, now may be the perfect time.

What to Do After the Equifax Data Breach

(via Thefederalsavingsbank.com )

On Sept. 7, credit bureau Equifax announced it discovered a data breach, which gave hackers access to personal information on about 143 million U.S. consumers, plus that of some Canadian and U.K. citizens.

The data breach lasted from mid-May through July. Hackers could see names, dates of birth, addresses, Social Security numbers and some driver’s license numbers. Further, about 209,000 U.S. consumers’ credit card numbers and about 182,000 U.S. consumers’ dispute documents –
which contain personal identifying information – were accessed.

In short, hackers may have accessed enough information to open unauthorized accounts or lines of credit.

Consumers can protect themselves by taking matters into their own hands. Here’s what you can do to keep your personal and financial information under wraps:

Step 1: Find out if you were affected

Equifax created a website – www.equifaxsecurity2017.com – so consumers could determine if they were one of the 143 million whose personal information was accessed. The site requires your last name and the final six digits of your Social Security number.

Whenever you’re entering sensitive information – partial Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, or answering any security questions – it’s not wise to be on a public Wi-Fi network. Do this at home or on a secure network you trust; the hotspot at your favorite cafe doesn’t count.

Security blogger Brian Krebs wrote that some consumers found that, after entering the same information at different times, received different results. Krebs notes that it might be prudent to just assume that you are one of the many who were affected.

Step 2: Pull your credit report

There’s an easy way consumers can find out if someone has tried to open an account or line of credit in their name. This is through annualcreditreport.com, a website mandated by Congress so that consumers can access one free credit report every year from each of the major three credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian.

Everyone should make a habit of doing this anyway. Now is the perfect time to start if you aren’t doing this already.

Step 3: Sign up for credit monitoring

Equifax is offering free credit monitoring services to consumers through www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Krebs explains that these types of services alert you if someone steals your identity, but doesn’t prevent the theft from occurring in the first place.

Still, it can help you take the right steps in the aftermath of identity theft.

Step 4: Initiate a credit freeze

A credit freeze prevents anyone who has your personal information (yourself included) from opening an account or line of credit in your name. This is the most secure way to protect yourself from fraud or identity theft.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, to initiate a credit freeze, you need to contact each of the three credit bureaus individually by phone. Here are their numbers:

Equifax: 1-800-349-9960
TransUnion: 1-888-397-3742
Experian: 1-888-909-8872

You’ll need to provide information like your name, Social Security number, address and birth date.

When you freeze your credit, you’ll receive a unique PIN. This is the key you’ll use to unlock your credit if you decide to open a new account. Keep this in a secure location.

If you have any questions about how this breach may affect the mortgage lending process, reach out to The Federal Savings Bank.

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Orland Park Real Estate Market Update – February 2017

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Looking to buy or sell real estate in Orland Park or the Chicago suburbs? Judy Glockler has consistently been one of the top producing agents in the region. Contact her today: 708-529-5839

Make sure to like our new Facebook page to be notified of posts and great real estate and area related information!

Orland Park Real Estate Market Update – January 2017

Click play to view the Orland Park Real Estate Market Update for January 2017.

 

Looking to buy or sell real estate in Orland Park or the Chicago suburbs? Judy Glockler is consistently one of the top producing agents in the area. Contact us today: 708-529-5839

Make sure to like our new Facebook page to be notified of posts and great real estate and area related information!

 

Orland Park Real Estate Market Update For November 2016

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Looking to buy or sell real estate in Orland Park or the Chicago suburbs? Judy Glockler is consistently one of the top producing agents in the area. She and her team may be contacted via the contact form to the right.