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Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 6 Issue 10


Did You See Lisa Wenzel In The October Issue Of Chicago Magazine?

Lisa Wenzel Wins the 2016 5 Star Real Estate Agent Award!
Click HERE to read about Lisa's accomplishment of being awarded the Five Star Professional award for the 6th year in a row!
The Five Star Professional research team applies a vigorous research and evaluation process to identify service professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Professionals do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star award winners.  Five Star Professional follows standard survey practices used by other professional research organizations. The research also includes a regulatory review to provide necessary checks and balances.

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Be sure to check out our PINTEREST page which includes Fall crafts, Recipes and More

September Housing Trends

Looking for a report that provides you with today's Housing Trends from Realtors across the nation! Check out the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance Housing Trends Update for September 2016.  Click below for report.

October Housing News:   Forecasting a Positive Fall


Freddie Mac's Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) monitors the stability of the housing market by analyzing home purchase applications, payment-to-income ratios, on-time mortgage payments, and employment statistics. In June, the national MiMi value saw only a slight improvement from a month earlier, climbing 0.08 percent to 85. A MiMi value this high represents a housing market that, according to Freddie Mac, is "on the outer range... Read More

Five Ways to Evaluate a Home Offer


Receiving an offer for a house is not the final step in a real estate transaction. In fact, it is the beginning of another stage in the process: the negotiations. After receiving a formal offer, the seller reviews it and then responds to the potential buyer. A counteroffer may follow then further negotiations until a deal satisfactory to both parties has been arranged.
It is important to do a careful evaluation of each offer. Here are five tips for evaluating a real estate offer:
1. Look Beyond the Basic Amount Offered.
Obviously, the purchase price is the key piece of information in the offer. However, other offer elements may impact the total amount of money you'll receive in the transaction. For example, if the buyer asks that certain items... Read More

Five Problems Most Homeowner's Insurance Doesn't Cover


Policies for homeowner's insurance usually take several pages to explain the circumstances that are covered under the policy guidelines. Most homeowners don't bother to take the time to read through them, even when they attempt to submit a claim. Here is a look at some of the situations that most homeowner's insurance doesn't cover, unless you obtain a rider (i.e., add-on) policy that does.
1. Termites and Other Pests
Most insurance companies do not offer... Read More

Inexpensive Autumn Décor Accents


Fall is the season of bountiful harvests. Transform your décor with rich color and warmth. Here are a few ways you can add fall accents to your home:

Get Ornamental Gourds
And not just the requisite pumpkin for the porch, but several small-to-large ornamental gourds to be used as a dining room table centerpiece, as a coffee table prop, and even to place here and there on bookshelves. Ornamental gourds come... Read More

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Featured Testimonial

by Mike M.

So, I’d like to start off by saying that I had no idea how to do anything involving buying a home. I’m 29 years old, single, and had been renting for several years.  I had some fake idea, figured I could just point at one and say I’ll take it.  Lisa sat me down and gave me an explanation of how that does not work and she gave it to me in a very literal sense.  From there we went on to look at houses. She made an emphasis on resale value so that I could narrow down my search even more, with respect to what I wanted. When we finally found one, Lisa made sure to ease my impulsions but made sure I didn’t miss out on a great house and a great deal.  I would recommend Lisa and her team to anyone even remotely thinking of purchasing because Lisa will make sure that you are sure of what it is that you really want.  She will see you through it step-by-step, until the beginning of the new life for yourself.




Doug and Carol on the Sale of Their Home!

 Mike on the Purchase of His New Home!

Michael on the Sale of His Property!

Thank you for allowing WSP to assist you with your most valuable investment.

Lisa M. Wenzel
Managing Broker/Owner

Are Home Energy Audits Worth It? 


Offers for free or low-cost home energy audits are everywhere, but are these home assessments worth your time? Home energy audits are totally worth it, and fall is an ideal time to have an energy assessment performed: you'll receive actionable advice on staying comfortable in cooler temperatures. Learn what to expect when getting a home energy audit and how these audits can help you save money all year round. 

What Happens in a Home Energy Audit
These audits typically last two to four hours, depending on the size of your home and the complexity... Read More

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Featured Listings

2615 Clarke Street
River Grove, IL

1,702 sq ft. 3 bed, 2 bath
Spacious Inside and Out!
720 Maple Ave. #F
Downers Grove, IL

953 sq ft. 1 bed, 1 bath
Near Train Rental!
1935 Windsong Drive
Schaumburg, IL 

1,200 sq ft. 2 bed, 2 bath
End Unit with Pond Views!
3634 S. 57th Avenue
Cicero, IL 

1,005 sq ft. 2 bed/1.1 bath
Minutes from I-55
Managing Broker: Lisa Wenzel - 630 430-4797

Broker: Melissa Nelson – 630 392-5171

Broker: Christine Leonchik - 312 303-0094
Broker: Freddy Wenzel - 630 430-4790

Broker: Danny Reed - 708 703-4653

Team Wenzel, 924 Warren Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515 The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

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