Author: Gallagher & Henry

  1. In the Spotlight: Homer Glen

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      The burgeoning southwest suburban village features two Gallagher and Henry communities in Goodings Grove and Kingston Hills. Homer Glen continues to solidify its standing as a gem of Chicago’s Southland region. Since being incorporated in 2001, the southwest suburban village of some 24,000 residents has become one of metro Chicago’s most desirable communities, providing…

  2. The 2019 International Builders’ Show

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  3. The Ranch is Back

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      Once viewed as a pragmatic, simplistic home design lacking imagination and character, a mix of nostalgia, shifting lifestyle trends and modern spins on single-level living have propelled the ranch-style home back into national prominence. In fact, Trulia reports that the ranch is the most popular home style in 34 states, including Illinois. “There’s no…

  4. Returning to Gallagher and Henry

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      For 30 years, Greg and Adrienne lived in a Gallagher and Henry-constructed home in an unincorporated patch of Downers Grove. The couple raised their two children in that two-story residence, crafting a lifetime of memories together. “The house fits us perfectly,” Adrienne beams. In early 2016, however, Adrienne began urging her husband to consider…

  5. Though Interest Rates are Rising, it Remains a Favorable Market for Buyers

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      As headlines blare about rising interest rates and a potential market slowdown, one might think 2019 will be a dire one for homebuyers. Think again. While it’s true interest rates are climbing on 30-year fixed rate mortgages, the current real estate environment remains a favorable one for buyers. Here’s why:   Consider Context Yes,…

  6. Sold! – Tips and Tricks for Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market

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      Before buying a new home, many first need to sell their current property, an endeavor that can be time-consuming and intimidating, particularly so in a competitive marketplace like the Chicago area. By embracing some battle-tested real estate strategies, however, you can put yourself in a position to succeed, earn top dollar, and turn that…

  7. Homebuyers’ Most Wanted

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      While every prospective homebuyer holds his or her own list of priorities and must-have amenities, a number of features pop up more frequently than others on wish lists. From open-concept floor plans and quality schools to flex spaces and dedicated laundry rooms, these elements stand particularly popular among today’s homebuyers: 1. A Dedicated Laundry…

  8. Top 10 Things Your Home Shouldn’t Be Without

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      Spills, scrapes, and unpleasant scents. Live in a home long enough and you’re sure to encounter your fair share of accidents, mess, and the unexpected. With the right products on hand, however, you can unlock a quick solution and minimize any damage. These 10 rather accessible products can help you keep an orderly, tidy…

  9. 8 Myths of Millennial Homebuyers

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    Entering the workforce and beginning to carve out lives of their own, the Millennials have captured their share of attention over the last decade, and that’s proven particularly so in the real estate game where one in three homebuyers come from the Millennial set. As the nation’s largest, most active share of homebuyers, outpacing both…

  10. Know Your Purchasing Power

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      How Getting a Grasp on the Numbers Will Help You Land Your Dream Home It is said that knowledge is power – and that mantra rings especially true in the real estate world. Unfortunately, far too many prospective homebuyers rely on faulty data, assumptions, or arbitrary numbers, especially so when it comes to a…