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Orland Park, Illinois Homes for Sale – May 2018

Are you looking for a home in Orland Park, Illinois?

Currently, there are 254 single family homes, condos and townhomes for sale in this southwest suburban Chicago community.

Click here for a current list of homes for sale in Orland Park.

Looking for a professional, experienced Orland Park Real Estate Agent? Judy Glockler, The Glockler Group, has unparalleled experience in the local market – over 40 years of award-winning service. Coldwell Banker Residential is the #1 Brokerage in Orland Park, in closed sales and volume – no one sells more in Orland Park. Vast market knowledge is imperative in this market.

Call (708) 529-JUDY today and mention this for a free home warranty, at closing, when you buy or sell with Judy.

 

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.

I specialize in helping clients purchase and refinance homes in all 50 states.
I can finance your primary residence, vacation home, and investment property.
Please call or email me today if I can help you or anyone you know!

 

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New Real Estate Listing in Orland Park

New Real Estate Listing in Orland Park – 14043 Marilyn Terrace 

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Luxury Orland Park Home For Sale. Listed by Judy Glockler, The Glockler Group, Coldwell Banker Residential, #1 Brokerage in Orland Park + Chicagoland, closed transactions + volume

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Orland Park Real Estate Property Sales – November 2014

Orland Park – Property Sales for Single Family Homes

November Property sales were 33, up 32.0% from 25 in November of 2013 and 17.9% higher than the 28 sales last month. November 2014 sales were at their highest level compared to November of 2013 and 2012. November YTD sales of 375 are running -9.4% behind last year’s year-to-date sales of 414.

Would you like to know specific market activity for your neighborhood or property type? Contact us via the contact form on the right side of this site.

Orland Park – Holiday Light Recycling

Temperatures are supposed to increase this weekend, making it a good time to put up those holiday lights. When you’re testing out last year’s lights or lights you may already have and they don’t work – please recycle them.

Recycle your lights, from November 4 to February 16, at various locations throughout Orland Park, including the Franklin Loebe Center, Sportsplex and more. See below for details.

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Orland Park Named Chicago Magazine’s Best Place to Live

Chicago Magazine Top Cook County Suburbs

Chicago Magazine has named 12 suburbs and 12 city neighborhoods as its best places to live based on great homes, low crime and more. The magazine named Orland Park again, citing it as…

“The big kahuna of the southwestern suburbs,” known by many Chicagoans primarily for the huge Orland Square Mall, the shops of Orland Park Crossing, and its scores of retail plazas…Home buyers with a hunger for recreation will find well-kept fields, forests, and ponds.

In addition, the village has three Metra stations, various restaurants and local businesses, many golf courses and fitness options and a variety of housing options – from spacious homes to an abundance of townhomes, condos and the newly-developed apartment complex Ninety7Fifty. Orland Park is conveniently located with access to Interstate 55, 355 and 80.

Are you looking to buy or sell in Orland Park, Palos Park, Homer Glen or the surrounding communities? With over 35 years of experience in the local market, and a consistent top Agent in her office and the area, Judy Glockler offers unparalleled experience and unmatched marketing. You can contact her at: 708-364-6216.

Beautiful Brick Georgian in Orland Park (Bridlewood Estates).

12642 Lake View Drive, Orland Park

This beautiful brick Georgian has an amazing large deck with a wonderful private yard. Home features optional main floor 5th BR or office, large sunny kitchen, with granite, island, updated appliances & pantry, overlooking spacious vaulted family room with fireplace. Hardwood floors throughout!  3 car garage. Buyers will love the Bridlewood Estates location-close to shopping, expressways & more. Homer Glen and Lockport schools! $499,900

Call Judy Glockler, RE/MAX 1st Service. (708) 233-2653.