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Shredding Event

by Denise D'Amico
Village of South Barrington
Shredding Event


Saturday, September 22nd
9a.m. to Noon
Village Hall

How To Lose A House in 10 Days

by Denise D'Amico
How to Lose a House in 10 Days
Home buying is arguably one of the most stressful purchasing experiences in adult life. Why is the process so draining? Unfortunately, there are myriad of issues that can make a deal fall through – especially if you aren’t working with a professional agent. RE/MAX has 10 ways you might lose out on your dream home and how working with an experienced RE/MAX agent can help you avoid them:
1. You don’t have enough saved up for the down payment Surprise! Homes are expensive. In addition to closing costs, there can also be unexpected fees around every corner. Make sure that you have significant cushion savings in addition to whatever you plan on putting down for your house-you never know how these things will play out.
2. You don’t have your ducks in a row Staying organized is essential when you’re house hunting. Are you serious about the bid you’re putting down? Make sure that you’re fully aware of all deadlines, contingencies and paperwork involved in moving forward with your home purchase.
3. You’re shopping way out of your budget As Andie Anderson puts it in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, “You can’t lose something you never had.” Looking for houses that are priced outside of your budget is the first way to “lose a house” – you’ll lose out on a home that you never had a chance of buying. Pre-plan for the strong possibility of putting in an offer above the asking price. This may mean looking at homes listed a few thousand below your budget to create padding in your budget to make a higher offer.
4. You lose a bidding war Quick, decisive, assertive-these are all necessary traits to win a bidding war. Working with an experienced RE/MAX agent who can negotiate on your behalf is a great way to ensure you play your cards right. Remember, all is fair in love and [a bidding] war.
5. You come down with a bad case of buyer’s remorse What’s the most obvious symptom of buyer’s remorse? Cold feet. Sales contracts fall through all the time because buyers back out at the last second, succumbing to the fear of such a life-altering decision. Keep your wits about you and trust your gut.
6. You close too slowly Sellers are trying to get sales contracts through as swiftly as possible. In this climate of high demand and limited inventory, residential real estate is a hot market. There will almost always be someone behind you, vying for your potential future home – if you really want it, work hard to satisfy the seller and make things official as soon as possible.
7. Your inspections aren’t timely Speaking of closing quickly-inspections are sure to take some time. If you’re lucky, all you’ll need is one inspection. If an inspector discovers any problems, you’ll have to start making appointments with specialists to look further into the house’s issues. This is a race against the clock, limited by the timeframe set out in the sales contract. Don’t waste any time getting the inspections going or you might find yourself without a house to inspect.
8. Your seller isn’t happy with their appraisal An appraisal that comes in lower than anticipated is always taken by the seller as a personal blow. This proves to be an issue for the buyer, too. Either the seller will become difficult or, even worse, you’ll have to pay the difference between the appraisal and the sales price out of pocket. Make sure to keep communication with the seller open and diplomatic when frustrations are running high.
9. You can’t secure a mortgage You’re so close to the finish line-and then your mortgage application is declined. Apply for pre-approval so the seller knows that you’ll be able to buy their home. If you are proactive throughout the buying process the odds of you losing the home are significantly slimmed.
10. You don’t have an agent on your side None of the above issues are simple. Having someone on your side that knows the ropes of the home buying process is the most valuable tool in your home-buying box. Don’t go it alone-let a professional help you with the most important purchase of your life. Going agentless can leave you more vulnerable to losing a house you have your eye on. Without an agent you’ll find yourself drowning in the details.
Don’t make a bet or pick someone random. Call The Denise D’Amico Real Estate Team today at 847-551-9290 or email Denise.

OPEN HOUSES---Sunday, April 22nd

by Denise D'Amico
Visit our 2 OPEN HOUSES
in the gated Glen of South Barrington
Sunday, April 22nd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
3 Ambrose Lane offered at $1,099,000
and 12 Corey Drive offered at $897,000
Please stop in and see
Denise D'Amico
Matt D'Amico
3 Ambrose Lane
South Barrington
12 Corey Drive
South Barrington

17th Annual Scarecrow Festival

by Denise D'Amico


Everyone is invited to Barrington’s 17th Annual Scarecrow Festival, a family-friendly FREE event held at Memorial Park (Hough and Lincoln Avenues) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

This extremely popular event is emceed by Bob the DJ and features free pumpkin, scarecrow, and cookie decorating. Also on tap are pony rides, inflatable games, face painting, and other fun activities throughout the day. Pumpkins, cookies, and painting supplies are provided for free; please bring old clothes for scarecrow decorating. Food and beverages offered by Kooker’s and Gnarly Knots Pretzel Company will also be available for purchase. The event is sponsored by ChiroFit, Heinen’s Grocery Store, Costco, and the Village of Barrington. For more information, please go to

9-11-01 In Honor and Remebrance

by Denise D'Amico





OPEN HOUSE Sunday, May 15th - 1pm to 3pm

by Denise D'Amico
Sunday, May 15th
1pm to 3pm
26 Overbrook Road  -  South Barrington, IL 60010
Offered at $725,000
Completely Remodeled and
Located on Private Pond!
Updated home in the heart of South Barrington. Quaint Pottery Barn feel. Sunset Ridge Farms boast rolling streets, mature trees, large front yards. Enjoy your private vaulted screened porch overlooking a private pond. Master Bedroom with sitting area, fireplace and balcony overlooking yard. Updated kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances. Updated baths, new Pella windows, recently repainted. New Rock Hard Maple flooring throughout. Finished walkout basement with kitchenette with powder room. Award winning schools, close to I-90, low taxes

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, July 25th from 2pm to 4pm

by Denise D'Amico
Saturday, July 25th from 2pm to 4pm
Barrington School District 220 Schools
1905 Bridlewood - Hoffman Estates
Reduced to $459,900
Sharp home in Barrington School District 220. 2-Story foyer. Updated kitchen with maple cabinets and granite, stainless steel appliances, vaulted family room with fireplace open to kitchen. Master suite with updated bath. Loft with walk in closet overlooking family room can be 4th bedroom. Lower level with full bath, office or 5th BR. Updates include windows, siding, HVAC, sump pumps, garage door, all light fixtures, stone paver patio. Backs to open retention area.


by Denise D'Amico


The SuperMoon!


The scientific phenomenom known as "perigee moon" will appear not only once, but three times this summer on July 12,  Aug. 10 and Sept. 9, all on days that full moons are expected, according to NASA.

Last year's "supermoon" was 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon, prompting many Southern California residents to pick up a camera and observe the spectacle.
On Saturday, the "supermoon" will appear at 4:25 a.m., so far making it the closest and largest full moon this year.

Aug. 10th's "supermoon" should be especially large because it will become full at the same hour of perigee.

Happy 4th of July from The Denise D'Amico Group

by Denise D'Amico

Diva Montell and Jeorge Holmes at DiBenedetto!

by Denise D'Amico


Absolutely Amazing Singers

A Must See!

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