Thank you to everyone that joined us at Rotary Grove Fest in Downers Grove!
We had a wonderful time visiting with clients, friends, family and people of the community at Downers Grove's Rotary Grove Fest June 23-25! Thank you to everyone that came by our booth. We enjoyed rocking out in the Wenzel Select Properties Entertainment Area to all the wonderful live music and we cannot wait for next year!
Fun Holiday Hightlight of the Month: National Hot Dog Day - July 19th!
Where is your favorite HOT DOG
to view the best places to get a hot dog in the Chicagoland area according to SeriousEats.com!
Planning for Solar? Follow These Steps
Like most homeowners, you probably don't want to spend any more on your home's energy needs than you have to. Solar energy is a popular choice for many reasons, not the least of which are its affordability and efficiency. In fact, depending on where you live, if you finance a new solar energy system, your loan payment may be less than your current utility bill. If you're designing a new home or retrofitting an existing home and planning for solar... Read More
10 Home Security Mistakes That Attract Burglars
A home burglary occurs once every 15 seconds in the United States, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Some homeowners assume it won't happen to them, or that if it does, their insurance policy will reimburse them for the cost of any stolen goods or damaged property.
The fact is that home burglaries occur in all 50 states. Even if you have homeowner's insurance—a requirement if your home is financed... Read More
2017's Housing Market Predicted to Beat Expectations
The economy's growth rate was slow for the beginning of 2017—consumer spending and inventory investment were both down—but the housing market remained strong. The resilience of the market was attributed in part to an increase in the demand for homes fueled by lower interest rates. In addition, unemployment fell to its lowest level since 2001. With more potential home buyers employed, the demand for homes increased.
Low Mortgage Rates
As mortgage rates fall housing affordability... Read More
by Matt & Eumeka
We were so fortunate to have found Lisa Wenzel of Wenzel Select Properties, Ltd. as our Realtor, she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. I met Lisa Wenzel about 8 years ago when I was looking for my first rental. As time went on and I became engaged, we decided to purchase a home. During the first year of looking, Lisa led us through multiple rounds of negotiations to get to a price we were comfortable with. However, as first time home buyers, we became indecisive regarding location and price which cost us a few properties. We were so afraid of the selection and mortgage process that we started to put off buying a house for a few years. Lisa continued to work hard for us by educating us and coaching us through the entire process. She always answered every phone call or email no matter what time or day. I never felt like she was just trying to sell us a house and we were never pressured to make an offer on any property. Through our personal ups and downs, Lisa Wenzel stuck by us and I can not thank her enough for her kindness, dedication, and determination. She was very flexible and knowledgeable which made our experience less stressful. Through the years, Lisa was not only our realtor but also became our friend. She inspired me to get my own real estate broker license and I could not be more happy. Lisa's professionalism and expertise made our experience worth the wait. I highly recommend her to everyone!
SRKC, LLC on the sale of their investment property!
Dan & Emily on the purchase of their new home!
Thank you for allowing WSP to assist you with your most valuable investment.
Lisa M. Wenzel
Big-Impact Ideas for Small Patio Spaces
Do you have a small patio? Do you think its size is limiting what you can do with the space? Don't worry, It probably has a lot more potential than you think!
From the influx of urban dwellers to empty-nesters in transition to even the tiny-home movement, the trend of downsizing continues across the United States. Contrary to popular belief, you can have an impressive patio even if you have a smaller abode.
Here are a few design ideas to help bring your limited patio area to life while maximizing the space:
Add visual interest under foot with a patterned rug. A rug properly placed under a table breaks up a smaller floor, giving the illusion of more square footage. Colored rugs are readily... Read More
Always Start Your Home Search with Preapproved Financing
Today's real estate market moves swiftly. Often, buyers find they need to act quickly to avoid missing out on their perfect home. In today's market, sellers are receiving multiple offers, allowing them the luxury of choosing an offer that's to their exact liking. So, what can buyers do to increase their chances of enticing sellers with their offers?
The Benefits of Mortgage Preapproval
Preapproved financing gives buyers a significant edge over those whose competing offers do not have a mortgage preapproval letter... Read More