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Gary Leavenworth

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Gary Leavenworth is a broker at Coldwell Banker in Naperville specializing in residential real estate. Contact him at gary@garyleavenworth.com.

Real Estate Logic – Profit potential is limited by location

Every geographical location carries its own upper limit for real estate values. The actual home you buy is really not as important as the...

Real Estate Logic – Facing up to your home’s shortcomings

Selling a home is an emotional experience for everyone involved, including buyer, seller and Realtor. One of the difficult things for the seller is...

Real Estate Logic – ‘Don’t Ignore the First Offer Because it Came so Quickly’

Let’s assume that you have had your home on the market for just one week. Your asking price is $525,000. Your agent calls to...

Real Estate Logic – How long will you continue to rent?

People are renters for various reasons. They may not be interested in owning a home because of the cost and effort involved in maintaining...

Real Estate Logic – ‘Making the Right Choices’

When buying your next home, there are certain basic decisions that are important. If you make all the right choices, you will have the...

Real Estate Logic – ‘Handling buyer remorse’

Over the past seven years that I have been writing this column for Positively Naperville, I have received many reader questions and topic suggestions...

Real Estate Logic – This Market is Bananas

If you have been paying attention to the real estate market this spring you have noticed that we have a major shortage of inventory...

Real Estate Logic – Can a realtor bring you a higher price?

From time to time, some homeowners decide to try to sell their homes themselves in the hope that they may save the money that...

Real Estate Logic – Strategies for Today’s Market

In follow up to my March column, we are continuing the frantic pace of this seller’s market. At times home buyers can feel hopeless...

Real Estate Logic – What to do once the kids are grown up

Like much of the Baby Boomer generation, my wife and I are now empty nesters and faced with deciding how we want to live...

Real Estate Logic – Competing in a seller’s market

Interest rates are low; the demand is high; the inventory is low; it’s a SELLER’s market and the buyers are going BANANAS!! BE PREPARED Though I...

Real Estate Logic – Seller Restrictions

Homeowners sometimes put restrictions on their Realtor® when putting their homes on the market. Some owners don’t want a for sale sign in the...

Real Estate Logic – The Basis for Comparison

When you, the buyer, go out to look at homes on the internet or in person, you probably compare the homes you see with...

Real Estate Logic – Making a Low Offer

What happens when the offer is deliberately much lower than what the owner is asking? Here are some thoughts from both the buyer’s and...

Real Estate Logic – The ‘For Sale’ Sign

With the invention of the Internet you may think that this topic is obsolete, but probably the oldest and still today the best tool...

Real Estate Logic – The sellers role in selling

Should the seller be at home during showings or conveniently absent? If at home, what should the seller say or not say, do or...

Real Estate Logic – Rose-colored Glasses

Do you look at your present home through rose-colored glasses? I hope you do if you are planning to live in it for a...

Real Estate Logic – NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY. DON’T MISS THE BOAT!

If you are thinking of buying your first home or moving up to a better home than you currently own, you won’t find a...

Real Estate Logic – Reacting to a low offer

Every seller would like to get their home sold as soon as possible. It is always exciting to hear that someone has made an...

Real Estate Logic – Buying and selling during unchartered times

For every one of us in Illinois, at 5PM on March 14, 2020, we experienced something that will most likely change our lives forever....

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