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978 Elm Ridge Drive, Glencoe - SOLD NOVEMBER 2016!

by Allyson Hoffman

Blending Old & New!  

A Striking, Stately Skokie Ridge Tudor Set High Above the Street -- A True Vintage Treasure!

The Allure of Yesteryear and Desired Contemporary Updates Blend in this Inviting Family-Centered Home Combining Captivating Charm, Comforand Convenience!

This striking Tudor set on a high lushly-landscaped lot combines elegant vintage architecture and features with today’s desired updates. Arched doorways, leaded-glass and original woodwork provide the warmth of yesteryear. A fabulous cherry cabinet kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, open to the family room, adds today’s touches blending the best of old and new to this inviting and elegant historical treasure. From the front stone patio to the rear dining room with windows on three sides and radiant-heated floors, this charming home is truly one-of-a-kind. The main floor features a huge formal living room with a wood burning fireplace, an inviting family room (both with cherry hardwood flooring), a sunny dining room and library/office with N-S and W exposure, and even a multi-purpose fifth bedroom and adjacent full bath.

A grand stairway from the foyer with a tall, dramatic leaded-glass window on the landing leads to the second floor gallery/hall, the master suite with its full updated bath and a deep walk-in closet, three additional family bedrooms including one with an en suite bath, a second floor laundry area and an updated hall bath. Each bedroom features overhead lighted ceiling fans and abundant closet space. 

On the lower level, the fully-finished basement provides abundant storage, convenient exterior access to the backyard and a huge recreation room with a ground-level daylight window and second wood burning fireplace. An extra-large game room with wet bar potential and cabinetry, a lovely powder room, mechanical room and storage areas are all access here. Located in Skokie Ridge, this uniquely-special home with easy access to town, beach, train, highway and the community center offers truly irresistible ageless appeal!

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415 Elm St Unit 6B, Deerfield, IL - SOLD AUGUST 2016!

by Allyson Hoffman

Sunny & Bright!

Sunny 2-story condo with bright south exposure and great serene view of quiet fenced common treed yard -- features brand new carpeting and fresh paint throughout. Great room style living with Dining Room area opening to the huge Living Room with a wood burning fireplace and sliders opening out to a privare balcony. Kitchen features oak cabinetry, oak floors and a sunny window. Enjoy natural light from the skylight over the stairway and upper hall bedroom wing. A spacious hall bath provides access the a convenient second floor laundry closet. The spacious Master Bedroom with views to the lovely backyard has its own large walk-in closet and private full bath. A second bedroom has a full wall of ample closet space. Parking includes a hard-to-find deeded garage space and a second assigned space, conveniently located to the building entry. Association amenities include a glorious pool for summer fun and onsite maintenance engineer -- all with an ultra-convenient, commuter-friendly location only a few blocks to Deerfield's town center and Metra train! Sold During Processing.

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Homebuyer Trends

by Allyson Hoffman

In today’s tough competitive real estate market, homebuyers no longer seem to need the extravagant, over the top mansions that they once did. Now people are looking for more efficient, sustainable amenities, features that focus on making their home an affordable place to live.  Below are some of the top trends that most homebuyers are looking for these days:

1. Green building and sustainability – from recycled materials to water wells and water collection systems, today’s home buyer is concerned with organic, sustainable features. While green building can sometimes be expensive up front, even the cost conscious know that the results may save money in the long run.

2. Energy efficiency – those who go green are also concerned with sustainable, efficient resources. Buyers want energy efficient appliances and the latest in insulation techniques using spray foam and gels. Not only do they reduce current energy costs, but energy efficient homes help with resale.

3. Outdoor living areas – more people are staying home these days, and one of the hottest trends is outdoor living areas that create a seamless indoor to outdoor space and include living room style features. From comfortable sofas to televisions and sound systems and creative outdoor cooking areas, the right outdoor space becomes a natural extension of the interior.

4. Main floor master suites with luxurious baths – now more than ever, home is an oasis for hardworking homeowners, and large masters on the main floor (away from kids rooms or play areas) are key to a homeowner’s satisfaction. Along with the master, buyers are interested in soaker tubs, walk-in showers with seating and dual showerheads.

5. Home offices – more and more people find themselves telecommuting or working from home in the evenings, and space for a home office has taken priority over traditional home features like formal dining and living and even media rooms. Home buyers seek that unique space that separates work from family living areas.

Homebuyers’ priorities have changed mainly due to the changing economic times. The top trends reflect a new desire for comfort and flexible lifestyles, along with their concern for sustainability and efficiency.

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