SOLD! 250 Willowwood Drive, Oswego, IL 60543
Offered at: $339,000.
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Spectacular Home floor plan with curved front staircase & 3.5 bathrooms. Priced at $694,900
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Priced at $264,900. Professionally landscaped with sprinkler system outside. Top upgrades installed inside. The home has a finished basement with rec room, forth bedroom & full bath. The main floor has three good sized bedrooms, a kitchen with natural stained maple floors & cabinets. Great room with a beamed ceiling also has a fireplace. Check out the virtual tour link below for more info:
Buying your first home will likely be one of the most exciting and scary times of your life. Beyond the basic considerations – location, number of bathrooms, ranch style vs. multilevel – there are a number of important financial factors to determine before deciding which house is right for you.
1. Determine how a home purchase will affect your current lifestyle. In addition to the overall expense of the home, it is important to consider how long you plan to stay in the home, as well as your overall debt, both on credit cards and other loans. According to Investopedia.com, affordability should be the No. 1 thing you look for in a home, but you also need to be stable enough to know you are going to want to live in the home you pick for at least 10 years. If not, you could get stuck in a home you can’t afford in a city you’re ready to leave.
Not surprisingly, location not only affects affordability, but also potential resale value. Amy Hoak of MarketWatch states, “Homes located within walking distance of amenities such as schools, parks and shopping aren’t only more convenient for their owners, often they’re also worth more than homes in neighborhoods where driving is the rule.” Consider your lifestyle when you choose a location. Spending more to live within strolling distance of your favorite shops and restaurants is only valuable if you’ll take advantage of that proximity. BankRate.com offers a handy tool to help predict your monthly mortgage payments in different communities.
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According to Consumer Reports, kitchen and bathrooms are at the top of homeowner’s wish lists in terms of rooms that need work. Luckily, updating the kitchen or bathroom to reflect your personal style doesn’t have to be an expensive task. Replacing your plumbing fixtures and finishes can dramatically transform the space. No matter if your design preference is modern or contemporary, Delta Faucet offers a wide range of styles and designs at various price points to meet your needs. For instance, the Linden kitchen and bath collection, in the Venetian Bronze finish, offers a striking combination of transitional style and old-world charm. Carry that look throughout the space with coordinating accessories and a fresh coat of paint for an affordable room makeover.
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This Deerpath Trails home has just been completed. It offer’s 3100 sq. ft, four spacious bedrooms, 1st floor den & a four car garage! All stainless kitchen appliances including the refrigerator. Best part is the great park location on the Oswegoland Park Districts Bike Path. Great home for $404,900 with stamped concrete patio too!
The home has been under construction for the past few months, but the home is now complete & the landscaping & sod has just been planted. It’s a great floor plan with approx. 2200 sq. ft, three good sized bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms! Lot’s of hardwood floors & the kitchen offers built-in stainless appliances & a large walk-in pantry closet. Priced at $334,900. Check out the HD Virtual Tour at the below link: