Sarah Rowland - Lake Forest Real Estate, North Shore Real Estate

I can help you search smarter, not harder in today's real estate marketplace.
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Great schools, good city services, nice parks and playground facilities, convenient shopping and transportation, a track record of sound development and good planning—these are just a few considerations that are important to many people when they choose a community in which to live.
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No one knows the people and the communities they serve better than a local real estate agent. It's my job to know the ins and outs of communities and the home-buying process.

Talk to me about buying a home.
I will help you understand real estate trends as well as how your future home compares to similar homes on the market, and similar homes that have recently sold.
Sarah Rowland   708.528.4087

Since your home will most likely be the largest investment you will ever make, it's important to stay organized and focused throughout the process. Whether you are downsizing or upgrading, I will be there with you every every step of the way.
8 questions to ask when looking at a home
Many people buy a home to get extra space for growing families, changing lifestyles, or to more comfortably host guests. Extra space also makes homes more appealing to buyers when it comes time to sell. Here are 8 questions to ask—and answer—when looking at properties:

  1. Is there enough room for you now and in the near future?

  2. Is the home's floor plan right for your family?

  3. Is there enough storage space?

  4. Will you have to replace the appliances?

  5. Is the yard the size that you want?

  6. Are there enough bathrooms?

  7. How much maintenance and/or decorating will you need to do right away or later?

  8. Will your present furniture work in this home?

As a rule of thumb, ask any questions you have about specific rooms, features, or functions. Pay particular attention to areas that you feel could become "problem" areas—additions, defects, areas that have been repaired.
Sarah Rowland
Sarah Rowland