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Sump                                    New roof requires more than shingles
pump                                    Ventilation,
is needed                               installation are
addition                                just as vital
                                        as materials
   Q. I have lived in a house for
33 years that was built in 1961. I
have a very high water table, and,      B    A           M
during some springs, I get water        Daily Herald Correspondent
seeping into the basement. It
comes in through hairline cracks           You’ve lived in your house for
in the basement’s concrete floor.       20 years and you suspect it’s time
I have to use a submersible pump        for a new roof. All you need to do
that is usually about ¼- to ½-inch      is call a few roofing contractors,
deep, deeper if I don’t do any-         get some quotes and go with the
thing about it.                         lowest one. After all, a shingle is
   Is there some way to treat the       just a shingle, right?
                    floor or seal it       Wrong. Shingles are just one
                    so this won’t       component of roofs. What you’re
                    happen?         I   getting these days with a roof-
                    don’t want to       ing job is a whole roofing system,
                    install a sump      and the quality of the system, as
                    pump, because       well as the installation, can make
                    it would run        the difference between protect-
                    24 hours a          ing the value of your home and
                    day. Spring is      jeopardizing it.
                    the only time I        Four components go into a
Henri de Marne have water (not          roof — the shingles, or roofing
Home repair         every spring),      materialsthemselves;ventilation,
                    but it can be       insulation and drainage. Virtu-
                    very frustrating.   ally every roofing supply manu-
   A. There is no reliable way to       facturer has a system of products,
seal a residential concrete floor       comparable in quality across the
to keep water out; the hydrostatic      board from low to high. What the                                                                                                   PHOTOS BY MARK WELSH/mweslsh@dailyherald.com

pressure is too great. If you use       installer does with those prod-        Using a pitchfork, Peterson Roofing worker Darek Andruszkiewicz, tears up a section of the roof of a home in Arlington Heights.
a submersible pump, you must            ucts is crucial.
have a sump to put it in, as it            “You can take the best roof-                                              as well as ask as many questions      every few years because of com-        tractor inspects your roof, too,
needs to be immersed in water to        ing product in the world, but if                                             as possible. Even before obtain-      plaints.”                              as this is crucial in determining
operate.Youmustbeusingafloor            you do not adjust the system to          Roofing 101                         ing proposals, there are several         To find reliable roofing profes-    whether you will get an adequate
pump that needs to be turned on         the situation, you’re going to run       • Read a glossary of the            things you should do to make          sionals in your area, consult asso-    roofing system.
and off manually. A submersible         into trouble,” said Michael Prate,       terms and parts of a roofing        sure you are contacting a reliable    ciations like the Chicago Roofing         “If someone comes out and
sump pump is the only practical         chairman of the Steep Slope              system you will need to know        contractor. Check various Web         Contractors Association and the        just measures and doesn’t check
way to keep the rising water table      Roofing Committee for the Chi-           when comparing quotes from          sites, such as the Better Business    National Roofing Contractors,          for insulation or ventilation, that
from pooling onto the basement          cago Roofing Contractors Asso-                                               Bureau and the state attorney         but don’t overlook recommen-           just doesn’t cut it,” Prate said.
floor. If you have a problem only       ciation. Prate also owns Prate           contractors — Page 3                general’s office.                     dations from your local building          Checking for proper insula-
occasionally, the sump pump             Installations, a residential and                                                Peterson also recommends           supply store or from friends.          tion and ventilation is imperative
should not be running all the           commercial roofing company in          said James Peterson of Peterson       consumers go to www.laborin-             “Word-of-mouth is a fantas-         because if either or both are poor,
time, but even if it works 24 hours     Wauconda.                              Roofing Co. in Arlington Heights.     dex.com to check out the legiti-      tic way to find a reputable con-       the situation can cause a buildup
a day, isn’t keeping the basement          Most roofing professionals will     “So what we’ve learned over the       macy of contractors.                  tractor,” said Jim Kirby, associate    of moisture, which leads to mold
dry worth it? The depth at which        tell you that the industry is rife     years is to offer customer ser-          “You can go to some of the         executive director of technical        and ultimately deteriorates a roof
the sump pump is installed can          with shady contractors who cut         vice above and beyond what is         other sites which will show no        communication for the National         more quickly.
be determined so that the pump          corners on installations or don’t      expected.”                            complaints against a contractor,”     Roofing Contractors Association.          “We like to get up inside the
will come on only when the water        write detailed contracts, which           The best way homeowners can        he said. “But Labor Index will        “Contractors want to build busi-       attics to take a close-up look at
rises to a level close to the base      allows them to escape respon-          protect themselves is through         show you all of the names a con-      ness in a particular area and you      the number of ventilation holes,”
of the slab. Make sure that the         sibility when the roof begins to       education, and the way to do that     tractor has operated under and        don’t do that by providing bad         Peterson said. “We also look for
pump’s discharge is able to flow        exhibit problems.                      is to thoroughly investigate the      you can find out the companies        workmanship.”
away from the foundation or you            “Our industry has a black eye,”     companies you get quotes from         who have changed their names             Pay attention to how each con-                   See ROOF on PAGE 3
will be recirculating the water.

   Q. I live in a condo on the
fourth floor. I am trying to
remove outdoor carpeting on my
                                        How to spot an aging roof needing replacement
balcony because it is saturated
and moldy. I started the messy             With the unusually harsh win-                                                                                   Pro-Tech Roofing in Des Plaines.       ground.
process and discovered a thick          ter just past, it’s not unusual for                                                                                “I know that when my car breaks           For safety reasons, most indus-
covering of glue underneath.            roofing problems to suddenly                                                                                       down, I don’t necessarily want a       try experts suggest that you don’t
How can I safely and efficiently        appear. Repetitive freeze-thaw                                                                                     new car. This is the same thing.”      climb up on a roof yourself. Use
remove this glue?                       cycles are primary culprits in                                                                                        For isolated leaks, it could be     a pair of binoculars before climb-
   A. Wear heavy-duty rubber            damage.                                                                                                            something as simple as a chim-         ing up on a ladder.
gloves and pour boiling water              “Snow melts during the day,                                                                                     ney cap or flashing improperly            Once you’ve contracted with
over one 2-square-foot area at a        runs down the roof, then the                                                                                       sealed at critical points.             a roofing professional, expect
time. Scrape the softened adhe-         water freezes again, expands                                                                                          Older roofs, however, will          the installation to take about one
sive with a broad-blade putty           inside the components and tears                                                                                    exhibit danger signals that indi-      day. Most roofing jobs these days
knife and put it in a plastic bag.      things apart,” said Jim Kirby of                                                                                   cate it is time for replacement.       are tear-offs, and not reproofs
Once you have successfully              the national Roofing Contractors                                                                                   These include:                         where new shingles are placed
removed the glue from one area,         Association.                                                                                                          • Water stains on ceilings.         over old ones.
move on to the next.                       Areas particularly prone to this                                                                                   • Warped, cracked or missing           A tear-off will allow the roofer
                                        type of damage are the valleys, or                                                                                 shingles.                              to get down to the roof deck to
  Q. I moved into my townhouse          the low points in the roof where                                                                                      • Shingles that are dried out       install a complete system, which
three years ago and noticed that        snow tends to gather in the first       Mike Chrouser of Peterson Roofing, right, works with Darek                 and almost break when touched,         may include new venting and
the carpeting in the second-floor       place, as well as down toward the       Andruszkiewicz to remove old shingles and other materials                  as well as blistered or curled shin-   insulation.
guest room was darker along all         edges, along the gutter lines.          before tacking down the new roof.                                          gles.                                     Also expect your roofer to clean
the walls of the room. The garage          Although a leak may suddenly                                                                                       • Excessive loss of shingle sur-    up and completely haul away all
is below this bedroom. The              appear, don’t be so quick to           rent one isn’t very old. The fault    see if it can be repaired because     face granules. Look for gran-          old roofing materials.
                                        assume that you need an entire         may lie with the installation.        I’m not one to automatically          ules in rain gutters or near down
         See DEMARNE on PAGE 2          new roof, especially if your cur-        “When I inspect a roof, I look to   replace it,” said Bill Marcum of      spouts where they empty on the                           — Arlene Miles




                                                           Large inventory, low rates are a rare mix
                                                           B    J       M                                                                         bust year we generally see three to        home to sell taking advantage of this
                                                           Daily Herald Correspondent                 Market profile                              four percent in appreciation.”             market?
                                                                                                                                                                                                “Some are still hesitating and that
                                                              Those who reap great benefits                                                         What differences do you see              is a shame because interest rates are
                                                           are often those who see opportunity                                                    between the city and suburban mar-         low and there are lots of choices out
                                                           where all others see ruin.                 on the state of the Chicago area’s real     kets?                                      there. But they do have to get used to
                                                              Colbert Coldwell, founder of Cold-      estate market.                                “There is a larger variety of hous-      a longer process to purchase a home
                                                           well Banker LLC, knew that in 1906                                                     ing and price points in the city than      because there are more places to look
                                                           when he started his company out of           How is the housing market in the          there are in the suburban markets.         at and because of new financial guide-
                                                           the ashes of the San Francisco earth-      Chicago area faring?                        So there is usually less of an inven-      lines — the mortgage approval pro-
                                                           quake and subsequent fires.                  “The Chicago market is improv-            tory buildup in the city. And in the       cess is more time-consuming. But it is
                                                              And more than a century later, one      ing. My top sellers tell me that we are     suburbs, the inventory buildup that        still an incredibly good time to buy.”
                                                           of his successors knows the same is        returning to a more normalized mar-         occurs is more prevalent in the upper
                                                           true in today’s real estate market.        ket. It is still not the robust market of   bracket prices than it is in the more         What steps need to be taken to
                                                              “People who want a new home             two or three years ago, but people are      medium-priced houses.”                     strengthen the Chicago area real
                                                           who are not taking advantage of this       making more decisions and we are                                                       estate market?
                                                           buying opportunity should be,” said        seeing more momentum in the last               Are rising gas prices having an            “The market is what it is. There
                                                           Fran Broude, president and chief           90 days.”                                   impact on where people choose to           is never anything magical that can
                                                           operating officer of Coldwell Banker                                                   buy?                                       be done. All we can do as Realtors is
                                                           LLC in Chicago, southeastern Wis-             How does the Chicago area mar-              “Access to public transportation        educate our buyers and sellers and
                                                           consin and northwest Indiana. “This        ket differ from the national market?        has always been important to home          point people in the right direction for
                                                           is an incredibly good time to buy a           “We are more insulated in the            buyers, but it is even more important      financing.
                                                           home.”                                     Midwest so we do not see the wild           today than it was a few years ago. So         “With sellers we try to help them
                                                              The current combination of low          swings that they see in the coastal         buyers want to purchase a home that        remove some of the emotion that they
                                                           interest rates and high inventory has      markets. The coastal markets enjoy          is convenient to their place of employ-    may have attached to their price. We
                          GILBERT R. BOUCHER II/
                                                           created a “very appealing time for         the spikes, but they are also victims       ment.Theyaren’taswillingtosettlefor        can also educate them about what
                          gboucher@dailyherald.com         buyers,” Broude said.                      of greater falls. Here we see slow,         long commutes as they once were.”          they may be giving up in terms of
Fran Broude is p resident of Coldwell Banker                  In the real estate business for many    steady appreciation and I suspect
in Northbrook.                                             years, Broude is happy to comment          that that will continue. Even in a            Are first-time buyers who have no                       See MARKET on PAGE 5
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Roof: Contractors can provide alternative bid quotes
Continued from Page 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               have the potential of damaging
                                                                      Roofing glossary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              everything inside the building,”
details in the flashing, the brick,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kirby said.
chimney, walls and underlay-                                          Commonly used terms that will help make sense of what goes into a new roof.                                                                                                                                                                                      Most of all don’t be afraid to ask
ments.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             questions.Ifyoudon’tunderstand
    When you receive the pro-                                         Architectural shingle:                                          planks.                                                       installing in cold weather.                                      shingles to each other.                                        terminology or the importance of
posal, pay close attention to the                                     Shingle that provides a                                         Drip-edge: An installed lip                                   Ice dam: When a snow load                                                                                                       a better ice and water shield, ask
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Selvage: The non exposed
contents. In addition to the quote                                    dimensional appearance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for explanations until you do.
                                                                                                                                      that keeps shingles up off the                                melts on a roof and refreezes                                    area without on rolled roofing,
for the work, make sure that con-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “At some point, you’re going to
tractor’s insurance certification                                     Asphalt plastic cement:                                         deck at edges, and extends                                    at the eave areas. Ice dams                                      designed for nail placement                                    have to put a little bit of faith in the
covers any subcontractors who                                         Asphalt-based sealant                                           shingles out over eaves                                       force water to “backup” a                                        and sealant.                                                   contractor,” Prate said.
may work on the job. If it doesn’t,                                   material used to seal and                                       and gutters, and prevents                                     roof and cause leakage.                                                                                                            That isn’t as hard as it sounds.
or if you are shown a subcontrac-                                     adhere roofing materials. Also                                  water from backing up under                                                                                                    Soffit ventilation: Intake                                     The more you educate yourself,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nesting: Installing a second
tor’s certification instead, you                                      called mastic, blackjack, roof                                  shingles.                                                                                                                      ventilation installed under the                                the easier it will be to select a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    layer of shingles aligning
may end up being liable if an                                         tar, bull.                                                                                                                                                                                     eaves, or at the roof edge.                                    roofer.
                                                                                                                                      Eaves: The roof edge from                                     courses with the original roof
accident occurs while your roof is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tear-off: Removal of existing                                     “You’ll know by the way they
                                                                      Blistering: Bubbles or                                          the fascia to the structure’s                                 to avoid shingle cupping.
being replaced. Also look for con-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   roofing materials down to the                                  answer your questions,” Kirby
tractors who follow Occupational                                      pimples in roofing materials                                    outside wall. In general terms,                               Pitch: Ratio of the rise of the                                                                                                 said “The more they explain what
Safety and Health Administra-                                         that is usually moisture                                        the first three feet across a                                 roof to the span of the roof.                                    roof deck.                                                     they’re going to do, the better off
tion guidelines.                                                      related. In shingles, blisters                                  roof is termed the eave.                                                                                                       Telegraphing: When shingles                                    you’ll be.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Power vents: Electrically
    “The hardest part is when peo-                                    are either moisture under or                                    Flange: Metal pan extending                                                                                                    reflect the uneven surface                                        A good roofing contractor will
                                                                                                                                                                                                    powered fans used to move
ple ask for references, because a                                     trapped inside the material.                                    up or down a roof slope                                                                                                        beneath them.                                                  also honor your request to add
supplied reference is not going to                                                                                                                                                                  air from attics and structures.                                                                                                 an upgraded feature to a line
                                                                      Buckling: When a wrinkle or                                     around flashing pieces.                                                                                                        Underlayments: Asphalt-
say anything bad,” Prate said.                                                                                                                                                                      Racking: Method of installing                                                                                                   item that you may have found
                                                                      ripple affects shingles or their                                Usually at chimneys and                                                                                                        based rolled materials
    Contractors with nothing to                                                                                                                                                                     shingles in a straight up the                                                                                                   on another proposal to make the
hide will allow you come into                                         underlayments.                                                  plumbing vents.                                                                                                                                                                               bids more comparable, Kirby
                                                                                                                                                                                                    roof manner.                                                     designed to be installed under
their office to access their files                                    Counter-flashing: The                                           Flashing: Materials used to                                                                                                    main roofing material, to                                      added.
and get contact information of                                                                                                                                                                      Rigid vent: Hard plastic ridge                                                                                                     As far as cost goes, that’s a diffi-
                                                                      metal or siding material that                                   waterproof a roof around any                                                                                                   serve as added protection.
former customers. If possible,                                                                                                                                                                      vent material.                                                                                                                  cult one to judge with the variety
                                                                      is installed over rooftop base                                  projections through the roof
ask these individuals if they know                                    flashing systems.                                               deck.                                                         Roof louvers: Rooftop                                            Valleys: Area where two                                        of options available. The roofing
of other homeowners who have                                                                                                                                                                        rectangular shaped roof                                          adjoining sloped roof planes                                   area of a ranch is considerably
worked with the company and                                           Cupping: When shingles                                          Flashing cement: Sealant                                                                                                       intersect on a roof, creating a                                more than for a two-story home
                                                                                                                                                                                                    vents. Also called box vents,
ask them about their satisfaction.                                    are improperly installed                                        designed for use around                                                                                                                                                                       with the same overall square
                                                                                                                                                                                                    mushroom vents, airhawks,                                        “V” shaped depression.
    One of the most difficult things                                  over an existing roof or are                                    flashing areas, typically                                                                                                                                                                     footage. The roof’s slope also is
                                                                                                                                                                                                    soldier vents.                                                   Waterproof underlayments:
to do once you have your quotes                                       overexposed, they form a curl                                   thicker than plastic cement.                                                                                                                                                                  a cost consideration. Think of it
in hand is to compare them                                            or cup.                                                         Hand-sealing: The method                                      Self-sealant: Sealant                                            Modified bitumen-based roof-                                   this way — you’ll spend more on
because everyone writes them                                                                                                                                                                        installed on shingles. After                                     ing underlayments that seal                                    your next car, but you’ll keep the
                                                                      Deck: The substrate over                                        to assure sealing of shingles
differently. A crucial aspect is the                                                                                                                                                                installation, heat and sun will                                  to wood decks and waterproof                                   roof longer.
warranty offered because a weak                                       which roofing is applied. Usu-                                  on very steep slopes, in                                                                                                                                                                         After learning all you wanted
one will lead you to believe you                                      ally plywood, wood boards or                                    high wind areas, and when                                     activate sealant to seal the                                     critical leak areas.                                           to know about residential roof-
are covered for defects in prod-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ing and then some, choosing the
ucts or poor workmanship when                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       shingles may be the least of your
you really are not.                                                  backed up by the manufacturer                                   at ice and water shield, there is a                              Examining your quotes will                                    flashing, etc. We will tell you why                             worries. Laminated shingles are
    “Everyone is going to tell you                                   where you can be guaranteed that                                generic kind that costs $30 a roll,                           also show you why you shouldn’t                                  we believe you should have Pro-                                 the most popular. Choose a color
that they’re offering a 30-year                                      someone will come out and fix                                   but costs can go up to $95 for the                            necessarily go with the lowest                                   posal A, but it’s up to you.”                                   that will coordinate with other
warranty,” said Bill Marcum of                                       any problems that may occur.”                                   better ones,” Prate said.                                     bidder.                                                             Consider a proper roof a long-                               elements of your home includ-
Pro-Tech Roofing in Des Plaines.                                        Another task homeowners                                         The same accounts for flash-                                  “We offer two contracts, Pro-                                 term investment, one that will                                  ing trim, siding and brick. Light
“Check into what type of warranty                                    should do is to pull out line items                             ings around architectural walls                               posal A and Proposal B,” Peter-                                  enhance the look of your home                                   colors work well on ranches to
is offered and who is involved in                                    and compare each individually.                                  and chimneys, sealants, num-                                  son said. “Proposal A is what we                                 and raise its curb appeal, even if                              add height and size, while dark
it. If it just comes from the roofer,                                Doing so will show discrepancies                                bers of recommended vents, and                                believe you should have. Pro-                                    you are planning to sell it within                              shades do the opposite and are
then what happens when he wins                                       in the grades of products used by                               the like. Higher line item costs                              posal B is the industry standard,                                several years.                                                  appropriate for two-story homes.
the lottery and goes out of busi-                                    individual contractors.                                         should translate into higher qual-                            but it may be missing ventilation,                                  “The roof is the cover of your                               Soft earth and wood tones are the
ness? You want one that will be                                         “For instance, when you look                                 ity products.                                                 better underlayment, proper                                      home and if you do it wrong, you                                most popular colors.



Roselle, Mount Prospect condominiums included in Rick Levin auction
   Rick Levin & Associates Inc.,                                     and Mount Prospect at 7 p.m.                                      • Twenty-five condominiums                                  viously priced up to $521,900, the                               son St., Mount Prospect.                                        money, is required to bid. For
a Chicago-based real estate auc-                                     June 26 at the Hyatt Rosemont,                                  located at Park Street Crossing,                              condos have suggested opening                                       Complete bidder’s informa-                                   a brochure on the auction, call
tion marketing firm, will conduct                                    6350 N. River Road in Rosemont.                                 225 E. Main St. in Roselle. Six of                            bids from $175,000.                                              tion packages are available at                                  Rick Levin & Associates at (773)
a multiple-property auction of                                         Properties in the auction                                     the condominiums will be sold                                    • Two row houses, located at                                  the scheduled open houses.                                      252-4500 or visit www.ricklevin.
condominiums in Skokie, Roselle                                      include:                                                        absolute, regardless of price. Pre-                           Founders Row, 1 to 15 W. Emer-                                   A cashier’s check, as earnest                                   com.


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            7 PIPER LANE, HAWTHORN WOODS                                             708 CRESTVIEW, INGLESIDE                                     71 LOCHLEVEN, INVERNESS                                      25705 W. GLADE, LAKE VILLA                                     25661 RASKA LANE, LAKE VILLA                                    953 LORIE LANE, LAKE ZURICH
                          $485,000                                                           $224,500                                                     $564,900                                                      $659,000                                                       $139,900                                                        $899,000
               Newly updated Luxury Ranch Home on 1                                 Fantastic and Spacious 3 bedroom ranch                       Smashing Alexander model in Inverness on the                  1/2 Acre of privacy on Fox Lake..SELLER WILL                     Well kept home in great location! Finished                     Quality all brick home on 1/3 acre lot with
               acre offers a new Stainless Steel Kitchen,                           home with finished walkout basement. This                    Pond. This open flowing floorplan features                    PAY FIRST YEAR TAXES.. Enjoy the Lake                            porches in front and rear of house, formal                     landscaped lighting and underground sprinklers.
                                                                                    home has hardwood floors, ss appliances,                     volume ceiling, skylights and recent updates.                 Sunset Views! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, update                        dining room, brick fireplace, updated furnace                  Tons of features from hardwd floors, 2 sty family
               2    Fireplaces,   Hardwood      Flooring,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      room, split staircase, 2 sty fireplace, gourmet
               Outstanding Master Suite with Luxury                                 new maple cabinets, two full baths and huge                  Finished lower level and much more await you.                 Kitchen, new carpet, hardwood floors. 4 Car                      and H2O heater. All appliances stay. Detached
                                                                                                                                                 Come see what you have been missing.                          Garage. Great Neighborhood. Price to Sell!!                      2 car garage backs to wooded area. Sold as is.                 kitchen, and full english basmnt with fireplace
               Whirlpool Bath & Walk in Closets!                                    closets. Fantastic Deck for entertaining!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and bar.
    Kathy Knoll / Warren Bremer 1-847-359-5588                          Warren Bremer 847-456-6335                                     Alice Scifo 847-431-8054                                     Pat Kappeler 847-254-8300                                       Chris Hoelz 847-921-8605                                       Michelle Dorfman 847-217-1984




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                  1070 HOLLY, LAKE ZURICH                                         910 HOLLY CIRCLE, LAKE ZURICH                                   73 GOLFVIEW, LAKE ZURICH                                3 STONEGATE CIRCLE, LINCOLNSHIRE                                 2934 FALLING WATERS, LINDENHURST                                  6903 WILDSPRING, LONG GROVE
                         $375,000                                                           $355,000                                                      $249,000                                                    $275,000                                                            $180,000                                                    $1,550,000
                Slightly wooded site in a cul de sac boasts                         Amazing private wooded lot will captivate you!               Updated ranch with hardwood floors                            Stevenson High School District, Near Metra, Near                 Dramatic 2 story ceilings, colonial trim,                      5200 Sq. ft. of detail rarely seen! Home has
                gorgeous two story home. Newer kitchen,                             Anderson newer windows, open layout, vaulted                 thru/out. Home has newer windows, roof,                       parks, tennis club, and offers a wooded lot in a                 upgraded carpeting and fireplace are all                       exquisite moldings thru-out, top of the line
                huge family room, 4 spacious bedrooms, plus                         ceiling, skylight in kitchen, all matching                   and gutters. Over sized attached garage with                  quiet circle of homes! Huge lot with all city                                                                                   appliances, granite counters, sherry cabinetry,
                                                                                    appliances stay, new furnace, oversized H2O                                                                                services make this home very expandable...a little               here. Washer and Dryer in unit. Master                         hardwood floors, and one of a kind light fixtures.
                a delightfully finished basement! Hardwood                                                                                       10x17 room that can be used for work area                                                                                      suite with double closets. Kitchen with
                floors in LR/ DR/ Kitchen/ Brkfst Rms.                              heater. Great sized deck and patio for summer                                                                              paint, carpet, and updating should make a profit!                                                                               Complete media room in lower engligh basement.
                                                                                    BBQs!!!                                                      or storage area. Large yard with 15x16 deck.                                                                                   pantry and microwave. Also for rent!!
    Kathy Knoll / Warren Bremer 1-847-359-5588                          Angie Rasiarmos 708-507-8910                                   Michelle Dorfman 847-217-1984                                Kathy Knoll / Warren Bremer 1-847-359-5588                      Alice Scifo 847-431-8054                                       Michelle Dorfman 847-217-1984




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                     8537 N. OZARK, NILES                                        831 ST. JOHN'S PLACE, PALATINE                                 25583 BLUESTEM, ROUND LAKE                                     1939 WINDSOR, ROUND LAKE                                         314 TREEHOUSE, ROUND LAKE                                  446 LIBERTY COURT, SCHAUMBURG
                           $424,800                                                           $249,000                                                   $299,900                                                      $288,500                                                          $153,500                                                      $175,000
                Updated kitchen with new fridg/stove/dishwasher                    Gorgeous and completely updated                               Geneva Model On Quiet Child Friendly Street                   Best Buy in Valley Lakes boasts open floor                       Very spacious townhome nestled in the woods                    Surrounded by parks, this totally updated
                and corian tops. Oakwood floors in all bedrooms,                   townhome with all the bells and whistles.                     Backing to Pond. Home Equipped with 9ft                       plan, 2 story foyer & living room, designer                      offers a "GREEN" setting w/ inviting open foyer!               penthouse unit boasts an outstanding open floor
                closets and family rooms. Extra family room to                                                                                   Ceil,Accent Marble FP, Bonus Eatin Kitchn,Form                kitchen overlooking breakfast & family rooms!                    Living & Dining Rms open to huge kitchen w/                    plan with huge great room overlooking new
                enjoy beautiful back yard. This house has been                     Totally re-done kitchen with hardwood                         Dining Rm,4 True BRs,Full Mstr BR w/Soaker Tub                                                                                                                                                kitchen and spacious dining area. Numerous
                                                                                   floors, oak cabinets, new appliances, and                                                                                   4 bedrooms + huge loft, deck, patio, central                     breakfst rm! Huge master suite and 2nd
                treated with love.                                                                                                               & Sep Stand Up Showr,Full Eng Style Basmnt.                   vac. Newly professionally finished basement.                     bedroom. Glistening hardwood floors!                           windows splash sunlight throughout!
                                                                                   silestone counters. Very close to train!
    Warren Bremer 847-456-6335                                          Michelle Dorfman 847-217-1984                                  Dana Branch 224-715-3657                                     Kathy Knoll / Warren Bremer 1-847-359-5588                      Kathy Knoll / Warren Bremer 1-847-359-5588                     Kathy Knoll / Warren Bremer 1-847-359-5588




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Charlotte A. Roehrig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Executive Vice President
              101 ESSEX PLACE, TOWER LAKES
                        $948,000
                                                                             27205 IVANHOE, UNINCORP. LAKE COUNTY
                                                                                              $1,187,400
                                                                                                                                              1759 NAPA SUWE LANE, WAUCONDA
                                                                                                                                                         $424,900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (630) 202-5310
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mortgage Financial Advisors, Ltd.
                Pick out your appliances and make this home                         Quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to the Lakewood                    Lake views*English Basement*2.5 Story Family
                your own!!! Two story foyer, vaulted ceilings,                      Nature Preserve. Estate living in this new                   Room W/Floor To Ceiling Stone Fireplace*Dual
                Brazilian cherry first floor, gourmet kitchen with                                                                               Staircases*Loft*1st    Floor  Study*Cathedral
                center island, cherry cabinets, granite counters &                  home with two staircases, huge great                         Ceilings*Massive Oak Railings & Trim*Granite
                much more. Phenomenal and luxurious master
                suite!!!
    Alice Scifo 847-431-8054
                                                                                    room, fabulous granite kitchen, oak floors,
                                                                                    18' ceilings. Country feeling close in.
                                                                        Terry Herriges 847-533-7976
                                                                                                                                                 Kitchen w/ 42" Cabinets & Crown Mouldings*SS
                                                                                                                                                 Double Ovens
                                                                                                                                       Terry Herriges 847-533-7976
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    croehrig4mtg@aol.com

				
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