Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What You Need to Know About Identity Theft Insurance

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With all talk about the growth of identity theft and the devastation it can reap on its victims, you may be wondering what you can do to protect the identities of yourself and your family members; and you may have considered identity theft insurance. If you have, you are not alone. Many Americans have opted for identity theft insurance, according to a recent article from the Equifax Finance blog.  For those who are concerned about losing their identity, identity theft insurance provides some peace of mind. If you are considering purchasing identity theft insurance, here’s what you should know, according to the article, “Do I Need Identity Theft Insurance?

First, identity theft insurance does not keep you from falling victim to identity theft. What it does, is make it easier, if you ever do fall victim. Repairing your identity after theft can be costly. The insurance will help cover those costs, like phone bills, lost wages, cost for notarizing fraud affidavits or other documents, and certified mail costs, and it also may occasionally cover pre-approved attorney fees.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Chicago’s Top Growing Cities

Do you want to know how much your city’s population has changed in the 10 year period between 2000 and 2010? Chicago Real Estate Forum recently published an infographic showing the population growth for some of Chicago’s top cities according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

”An infographic is a great tool to take a large amount of data and put it into a graphic image that you can actually understand. Anyone can easily look at this infographic and discern how Chicago's population has grown over the past 10 years,” said Mitch Levinson, publisher of Chicago Real Estate Forum and managing partner of mRELEVANCE.

According to the data, the cities that grew the most between 2000 and 2010 are Aurora, Joliet, Plainfield, Homer Glen and Huntley. Aurora grew by more than 54,000 residents in the 10 year period, while Joliet grew by more than 41,000 people. Plainfield and Homer Glen both saw an increase of more than 24,000 residents, and Huntley grew by almost 19,000 residents. Other large cities with a high rate of population growth included Elgin, Naperville, Waukegan, Evanston and Bolingbrook.

Overall, Chicago saw a massive population increase in the Southwest suburbs and a relative decrease in the near Northwest.

The infographic was designed by Marketing RELEVANCE, a marketing, communication and interactive agency with offices in both Chicago and Atlanta.

For information on the latest new homes in the Chicago real estate market, add Chicago Real Estate Forum to your Google+ circles.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Laraway Ridge in New Lenox is Almost Sold Out

hartz homes general photoThere isn't much time left to purchase a new home at the popular Laraway Ridge Community by Hartz Homes. There are only four lots left, and buyers can choose from three and four bedroom floor plans that feature two-car garages and full basements. Floor plans start from 1,800 square feet and pricing for these Will County new homes starts at $222,000.

Laraway Ridge is located in New Lenox, and residents will benefit from nearby shopping as well as easy access to I-355, I-80 and Metra Trains.

Home buyers interested in ranch floor plans should consider the Crystal, which boasts a luxury master suite with his and her walk-in closets, a master bath with a double bowl vanity and a spacious, open kitchen that lets in plenty of light. Buyers interested in a two-story floor plan should check out the Sapphire model, which has a second floor family loft and second floor laundry room.

Each home at Laraway Ridge includes decorator light fixtures, furniture quality cabinetry and nine-foot first floor ceilings.

For more information on the few homes remaining at Laraway Ridge, contact 815-463-0945.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Purchase a Naperville New Home at Ashwood Park

http://www.chicagorealestateforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Crestview-Builders-Home-Exterior.jpgNow is your chance to own a brand new DuPage County home in Ashwood Park from Crestview Builders.

These gorgeous two-story four bedroom, four bath floor plans start a 3,058 square-feet. In addition to plenty of square footage, homeowners will also enjoy three-car garages, second-floor laundry rooms and covered porches.

Additional home features include full basements and stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen. Customize your home with even more great options, such as a butler's pantry, an optional screened porch or a second dining area.

Tour the current model home at Ashwood Park to get a glimpse of the luxury that Crestview offers. The model boasts walk-in master bath closets with ample storage, as well as a spacious master bedroom with enough space for a sitting area.

New home packages at Ashwood Park start in the upper $400,00s, and residents will also be able to enjoy an $8 million clubhouse with three swimming pools, a spacious workout room and several outdoor sports courts, meeting areas and party rooms.

Naperville is one of Chicago's finest suburbs, and is one of the best places to live in the entire country, according to CNN Money Magazine. The area is also home to several award-winning schools, such as Naperville Central High School and Naperville North High School.

To find out more information on Ashwood Park, visit the Crestview Builders website or call
(630) 922-0511.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Purchase a New Chicago Condo at Cornelia on the Park

Cornelia on the Park Site PlanHere's a chance to own a spacious luxury townhome in one of Chicago's hottest locations. Nexstep LLC is now developing three bedroom and three bath  Chicago new townhomes with a starting price tag of $459,900 at Cornelia on the Park.

Homeowners will find that it's easy to enjoy amenties such as private balconies, two-car garages and can even enjoy custom options such as a private roof deck, powder room and an optional third floor bedroom or office with a skylight.

Each townhome comes with wood floors, an eat-in kitchen with glass tile backplash and granite counters and a master bathroom with a walk-in closte and glass-enclosed shower and marble vanity.

The biggest perk of Cornelia on the Park however, is due to its prime location. Located between Belmont and Addison Street, these Chicago homes are just a short walk away from Wrigleyville so you can easily catch a Cubs game or take part in the Wrigleyville nightlife.
Delivery for these luxury homes begins summer 2013 and a furnished model will be available this spring.

For more information, visit www.corneliaonthepark.com or contact (312) 751-2777.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Check Out New Kendall County Homes From King's Court Builders

feature photoThe King's Court motto of "whatever you can afford, we can do," is one that any homeowner can enjoy. Founded in 1986, King’s Court Builders is now selling custom homes at Lakeside of Grande Park in Plainfield.

Be sure to visit the elegant four bedroom model home at Lakeside that features hardwood flooring and a fireplace with granite face and a wood surround. The spacious kitchen comes equipped with double ovens, and the master bath contains a glass shower and gorgeous marble tile

Homeowners can choose from two-story and open ranch plans with four bedrooms and an added bonus room that be turned into a rec room, office or game room. Build your King's Court custom home and you'll also have the option of upgrading to a King's Court signature features package, which includes popular options such as the King’s Court Critical Seal energy saving program and double-ovens in the kitchen.
The Lakeside community is within walking distance of Grande Park Elementary and Murphy Junior High School, and the community itself has an impressive seven mile trail system that is perfect for your daily walk or run. Residents can also take advantage of the community clubhouse and aquatic center that offers a lap, sports and kiddie pool.

Plainfield is the fastest growing town in Kendall County and also offers a variey of recreation opportunities, such as the Wedgeweood Golf Course and Lake Renwick Preserve.

For more information on King’s Court Builders call 630-904-2036 or visit the King’s Court website.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Purchase a Chicago New Home at the Reserve of St. Charles

Have you been searching for a one-of-a-kind custom home? Then design and purchase a John Hall custom home in the Reserve of St. Charles!

These Kane County new homes are built to suit each homeowner’s personal needs and tastes, so no two homes are alike! These gorgeous homes offer four or five bedrooms and options such as three-car side-load garages. Each home in the Reserve of St. Charles is built on an entire half-acre lot, which allows for plenty of space and privacy. Custom home packages start at $475,000 and include landscaping.

John Hall Homes is a 100 percent compliant Energy Star partner, so new homeowners will enjoy low heating and cooling costs in addition to many other quality features. Each custom-built home includes stainless steel appliances, custom finished oak flooring, granite countertops in the kitchen and cultured marble vanity tops in the bathrooms.

The Reserve is located west of the Fox River and across the street from the award-winning St. Charles North High School. Residents will enjoy living close to downtown Geneva, which features a variety of shopping and dining located among historic buildings and picturesque tree-lined streets.

For more information on building your custom home, visit the John Hall Custom Homes website