Author Archives: Richard Gerber

About Richard Gerber

Living Your Lifestyle A home is more than just architecture. A home supports our lifestyle. Whether you entertain large groups or prefer intimate gatherings. If you need privacy to work from home or an energizing space to spark creativity. Do you prefer a vibrant urban hub or quiet rural setting. A home nurtures who you are, it is why we feel comfort there, and it is why it is so important to us. We provide highly personal service to people buying and selling their most valuable asset, and their transition to their next home. We make the experience enjoyable, predictable, and worry free. We specialize in Sellers, Buyers and Investors of Luxury Homes, Single Family Homes, and Town Homes in Schaumburg, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Inverness and other suburbs in Northern Illinois. For more information, feel free to contact me at Rich@RichardGerber.com or visit http://www.RichardGerber.com

When Does the Spring Market Start

For the past several years, the spring market in the Chicagoland area has started in January. We had great buyer activity and strong contracts in January, February and March. If you or someone you know is thinking about selling a … Continue reading

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Moving away from the open floorplan

Home owner preferences are moving away from the togetherness of open floor plans. The open floor plan allowed families to be together more at home, but it comes with a lack of privacy and personal space. The traditional living room … Continue reading

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The Upside of Not Moving-Up

When a family is not able to find that perfect move-up home, some will re-invest in their current home. If they like their neighborhood, schools and friends, some homeowners are opting to expand their current home by finishing a basement, … Continue reading

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Move-Up Buyer Challenge

The typical move-up buyers are couples in their 30’s to 40’s who need more space for their growing families. In our area, the common profile of a move-up home is a 2-story, 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath with a finished basement … Continue reading

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What’s Going On with Flipping Houses

We want to believe that we can make money off flipping houses. There are still homes in poor condition on the market, and there is still a very strong market for beautifully updated properties since most millennials are not interested … Continue reading

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Upgrading Outdoor Space

Fifty-six percent of buyers would sacrifice house square footage for more outdoor space. Larger yard space means extra privacy from neighbors, which is a big deal for people moving from an apartment or condo. More than just a big back … Continue reading

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Buying a Home Sight Unseen

In a market where the best homes are selling in days, more buyers are making offers on homes without visiting the home in person. Some buyers can’t wait until their schedule allows for a showing. According to the National Association … Continue reading

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