Karen Pioch, Real Estate

Karen Pioch, Real Estate Karen Pioch, Realtor Real People Realty

At your service for all your Real Estate needs. I specialize in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs and Lake Summerset Recreational Community.

10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]
07/05/2019
10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home. Make sure to ask your agent for details about each step and what else may be required in your area!

The PERFECT lake house is now even BETTER!  Recently updated lakefront log cabin with fabulous view and move in ready. N...
07/04/2019
23 Delburne Drive, Lake Summerset, IL, 61019

The PERFECT lake house is now even BETTER! Recently updated lakefront log cabin with fabulous view and move in ready. New kitchen, appliances and landscaping! Fabulous screen porch, walk out lower, two wood burner stoves, updated baths, new carpet and ceramic, main floor open floor plan, gorgeous hardwood floors. Lower level has bonus sleeping room with attached bath, perfect for guests. Forced air furnace and air conditioning. Extra storage for all those lake toys. Lakefront has 60 foot steel sea wall, concrete patio and maintenance free pier. Lake Summerset, a gated, lake community in Northwest Illinois, provides amazing amenities, easy access to several local communities and excellent investment opportunities for the lake enthusiast.

Recently updated lakefront log cabin with fabulous view a...

Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?
07/03/2019
Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?

Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?

The housing crisis of the last decade was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. Homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping their equity for cash. When prices started to fall, many homeowners found themselves in a negative equity situation (where the

Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for Condominiums
07/02/2019
Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for Condominiums

Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for Condominiums

When deciding to buy a home, people are presented with many different options. The type of home you buy depends on your needs, budget, and in many cases, the desired maintenance level. For many millennials, their choice has been buying a condominium! According to CoreLogic, “Last year about 43%

Congratulations to my client Greg and his attorney on a successful closing today!  So happy we found you a great home!
07/01/2019

Congratulations to my client Greg and his attorney on a successful closing today! So happy we found you a great home!

Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO
07/01/2019
Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO

Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO

Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. The top 5 reasons are listed below:

Financing fell thru on this beauty and it is now available at a new lower price! Enjoy all the wonderful nature Lake Sum...
06/30/2019
1831 Darby Lane, Lake Summerset, IL, 61019

Financing fell thru on this beauty and it is now available at a new lower price! Enjoy all the wonderful nature Lake Summerset has to offer at this beautiful home. Nestled on a quiet wooded lot, with no one behind you, this 3 bed plus loft (or easily converted to 4th bedroom) has main floor master, laundry, and open concept. New roof in 2015. New furnace and air in Nov 2016. Entertain in the open concept first floor including the light and bright living room, kitchen/dining and family room. Two gas fireplaces for those chilly nights. Large deck and tons of storage. Full basement awaiting your ideas. The 3 car garage for all those lake toys! Enjoy that large private deck. Lake Summerset, a gated, lake community in Northwest Illinois, provides amazing amenities, easy access to several local communities and excellent investment opportunities for the lake enthusiast.

Financing fell thru on this beauty and it is now availabl...

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]
06/28/2019
Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years. Stock owners are more positive about real estate than stocks as an investment. Of the 4 listed, real estate is the o

Congratulations to Steve on the purchase of his new home!  So happy we found your dream home.  Thanks also to Mazek Law ...
06/27/2019

Congratulations to Steve on the purchase of his new home! So happy we found your dream home. Thanks also to Mazek Law for his legal guidance.

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection
06/27/2019
Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or i

Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!
06/26/2019
Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to...

PRICE REDUCTION!  Just in time for summer fun!!!!!  Professionally rehabbed lake front home! NEW kitchen with all the up...
06/25/2019
1949 Baintree Road, Lake Summerset, IL, 61019

PRICE REDUCTION! Just in time for summer fun!!!!! Professionally rehabbed lake front home! NEW kitchen with all the upgrades, NEW baths, NEW hardwood floor and NEW carpeting. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, main floor master suite, main floor laundry, 3 car garage, walk out lower level with tons of storage, boat storage. Radon mitigated. Beautiful lakefront with 2 cantilever piers and fire pit. Popular bay location. Boat, lift negotiable. Just move in!

Professionally rehabbed lake front home! NEW kitchen wit...

Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!
06/25/2019
Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!
06/24/2019
Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]
06/21/2019
4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. This means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Now may be t

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes
06/20/2019
Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the home they will eventually buy. Many spend hours searching listings and building Pinterest boards of their fa

What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
06/19/2019
What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortg

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?
06/18/2019
Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer
06/17/2019
5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willi

This adorable home on along the Fox River has been completely renovated to a gorgeous river retreat. All new mechanicals...
06/15/2019
3813 Riverside Drive, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

This adorable home on along the Fox River has been completely renovated to a gorgeous river retreat. All new mechanicals, windows, kitchen, bath, hardwood flooring. Beautiful stone wood burning fireplace and open concept. Walk to river, marina and restaurants. Home is situated on a double lot with a view of the river from the expanded deck. Multiple parking areas, oversized shed perfect for golf cart or boat toys, room to add garage. Two office/den rooms can also be utilized as sleeping areas. Cozy private patio off master bedroom and beautiful landscaping. Truly move in ready! Don't wait, this is a real opportunity!

This adorable home on along the Fox River has been comple...

Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]
06/14/2019
Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers.

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!
06/13/2019
Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth. According to Pew Research Center,

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!
06/12/2019
3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building

Congratulations to dear friends and buyers on their new home.  Best Wishes Always!!!!
06/10/2019

Congratulations to dear friends and buyers on their new home. Best Wishes Always!!!!

Sold and closed!  Congratulations to my wonderful clients...... I will miss you!
06/02/2019
Karen Pioch, Real Estate

Sold and closed! Congratulations to my wonderful clients...... I will miss you!

PRICE REDUCED - GET READY FOR THE SUMMER! Lakefront ranch nestled in a popular wooded bay at Lake Summerset. This home has a flexible open concept with plenty of windows to that beautiful lake view. Main floor master bedroom with full attached bath, second bedroom and second bath. Main floor laundry off the roomy kitchen with big pantry, attached 2 car garage and deck off main living space. Anderson triple pane windows. Lower level has additional "bonus sleeping area", half bath and family room with wood burning stove. Plenty of storage. Walk out to patio and to the private lake front dock. Ready and available for new owners.

As a Certified Staging Consultant, let me work with you for the fastest sale and the most money!
05/24/2019
The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a Certified Staging Consultant, let me work with you for the fastest sale and the most money!

Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in d

05/20/2019

Beautiful Lake Summerset professionally rehabbed lake front home! NEW kitchen with all the upgrades, NEW baths, NEW hardwood floor and NEW carpeting. Move in and enjoy! #lakesummerset #lakehouse #realpeoplerealty #whatareyouwaitingfor #qualityoflife #laketimegirl

Under Contract!!!!!
05/17/2019
Karen Pioch, Real Estate

Under Contract!!!!!

College Hills! Sought after 1 bedroom with loft or potential second bedroom in Townhomes of College Hills. Award winning Fremd school district and adjacent to Harper College. Newer windows and furnace. Wood laminate floors and ceramic means no carpet. Gas fireplace, Updated kitchen and baths. Master Bedroom, loft and laundry all upstairs Oversized patio adjacent to open park like setting. Attached garage and plenty of guest parking. Close to tollway and Schaumburg business district . Shopping galore. Loving maintained. Don't wait on this one!

Back on the market!  Come see this great home.
05/09/2019
Karen Pioch, Real Estate

Back on the market! Come see this great home.

College Hills! Sought after 1 bedroom with loft or potential second bedroom in Townhomes of College Hills. Award winning Fremd school district and adjacent to Harper College. Newer windows and furnace. Wood laminate floors and ceramic means no carpet. Gas fireplace, Updated kitchen and baths. Master Bedroom, loft and laundry all upstairs Oversized patio adjacent to open park like setting. Attached garage and plenty of guest parking. Close to tollway and Schaumburg business district . Shopping galore. Loving maintained. Don't wait on this one!

Karen Pioch, Real Estate
05/04/2019

Karen Pioch, Real Estate

05/03/2019

Open House Sunday May 5th from 1-3 pm at Lake Summerset. Professionally rehabbed lake front home! NEW kitchen with all the upgrades, NEW baths, NEW hardwood floor and NEW carpeting. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, main floor master suite, main floor laundry, 3 car garage, walk out lower level with tons of storage, boat storage. Radon mitigated. Beautiful lakefront with 2 cantilever piers and fire pit. Popular bay location. Boat, lift negotiable. Just move in!

More happy buyers!  Congratulations to Kim and Gary on the purchase of their new home.  So glad I could help you find th...
04/30/2019

More happy buyers! Congratulations to Kim and Gary on the purchase of their new home. So glad I could help you find the PERFECT home!

Congratulations to my clients Ashley and Brett on the purchase of their new home of their dreams!   Enjoy life in the co...
04/26/2019

Congratulations to my clients Ashley and Brett on the purchase of their new home of their dreams! Enjoy life in the country!

Sold and closed!  Congrats to my happy clients!!!!
04/26/2019
Karen Pioch, Real Estate

Sold and closed! Congrats to my happy clients!!!!

JUST LISTED! ONLY $179,900 AND MOVE IN READY! Adorable 3 bed, 2 bath ranch across street from Fox River. Freshly painted and new wood laminate floors. Fenced yard and eat in kitchen. Close to Downtown, I90, Community Pool and Fishing Spots!

UNDER CONTRACT!!!!  Someone will be ready for summer!
04/24/2019
Karen Pioch, Real Estate

UNDER CONTRACT!!!! Someone will be ready for summer!

PRICE REDUCED - GET READY FOR THE SUMMER! Lakefront ranch nestled in a popular wooded bay at Lake Summerset. This home has a flexible open concept with plenty of windows to that beautiful lake view. Main floor master bedroom with full attached bath, second bedroom and second bath. Main floor laundry off the roomy kitchen with big pantry, attached 2 car garage and deck off main living space. Anderson triple pane windows. Lower level has additional "bonus sleeping area", half bath and family room with wood burning stove. Plenty of storage. Walk out to patio and to the private lake front dock. Ready and available for new owners.

With more than 2,300 year-round residents, Lake Summerset, a gated, lake community in Northwest Illinois, provides amazi...
04/24/2019
Lake Summerset Real Estate

With more than 2,300 year-round residents, Lake Summerset, a gated, lake community in Northwest Illinois, provides amazing amenities, easy access to several local communities and excellent investment opportunities for the lake enthusiast. #realpeoplerealty #laketimegirl #lakehouse #qualityoflife #lakesummerset

Homes and Lots Available at the Lake Summerset Recreational Community

04/18/2019

With more than 2,300 year-round residents, Lake Summerset, a gated, lake community in Northwest Illinois, provides amazing amenities, easy access to several local communities and excellent investment opportunities for the lake enthusiast. Contact me to learn more or visit this great lake community. www.lakesummersetforsale.com #lakesummerset #lakehouse #qualityoflife #realpeoplerealty #whatareyouwaitingfor

As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) let me help you with your retirement home goals.  #realpeoplerealty #lakesumme...
04/13/2019
What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) let me help you with your retirement home goals. #realpeoplerealty #lakesummerset #delwebb #55andover #retirement

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to...

Missed the open house last night?  No worries OPEN HOUSE this Sunday April 14 from 1-3 pm.  Come check out this great ho...
04/10/2019
Karen Pioch, Real Estate

Missed the open house last night? No worries OPEN HOUSE this Sunday April 14 from 1-3 pm. Come check out this great home!

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OPEN HOUSE Tuesday 4/9 from 5:30-7:30pm and this great townhouse close to EVERYTHING! Schaumburg, Shopping, Dining, Tollway, Harper College, Fremd Schools....literally EVERYTHING! Come join Donna after work to tour this great property!
#realpeoplerealty #openhouse #townhouse #closetoeverything #dontrent

04/10/2019

When each of these homes did not sell with the original listing office, they came to Karen to ultimately sell their home. If you want to sell your home for the fastest time and the most money, contact Karen Pioch at www.karenpioch.com or call 847-894-1563

CONTRACT IN ONE DAY!
04/07/2019
Karen Pioch, Real Estate

CONTRACT IN ONE DAY!

JUST LISTED! ONLY $179,900 AND MOVE IN READY! Adorable 3 bed, 2 bath ranch across street from Fox River. Freshly painted and new wood laminate floors. Fenced yard and eat in kitchen. Close to Downtown, I90, Community Pool and Fishing Spots!

OPEN HOUSE Tuesday 4/9 from 5:30-7:30pm and this great townhouse close to EVERYTHING!  Schaumburg, Shopping, Dining, Tol...
04/03/2019
2635 College Hill Circle , Unit 164, Schaumburg, IL, 60173

OPEN HOUSE Tuesday 4/9 from 5:30-7:30pm and this great townhouse close to EVERYTHING! Schaumburg, Shopping, Dining, Tollway, Harper College, Fremd Schools....literally EVERYTHING! Come join Donna after work to tour this great property!
#realpeoplerealty #openhouse #townhouse #closetoeverything #dontrent

Sought after 1 bedroom with loft or potential second bedr...

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