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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 – How to shop for interest rates

If you’re going to be in the market for a new mortgage or to refinance your current one, you’ve got to do more than...

Real Estate Logic – Important Tools of a Realtor® vs. DIY

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 – You can change the interest rate, but not the price

It seems strange to talk about rising interest rates after being so low for so long, but here we are and we must adjust....

Real Estate Logic – Changing from a looker to a buyer

Do you consider yourself to be actively in search of a home to purchase, or are you just looking? Most buyers were once people...

Real Estate Logic – ‘The Right Time to Move’

Is this the right time for you to move on to another home? It may or may not be, depending on a number of...

Real Estate Logic – Four factors to ponder before a ‘for sale’ sign goes...

When the time comes to sell your home, every seller is interested in getting the highest possible price. To maximize your selling price, here...

Real Estate Logic – How to get top dollar when selling your home

As you get ready to sell your home, you will be very hopeful that you receive a handsome price. Nobody wants to hear that...

Real Estate Logic – Whose advice is best?

When you make your next home-buying decision, should you listen to the advice of other people? After all, a purchase of this magnitude is...

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...

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