If it feels like cabin fever is setting in, we have just the cure for you! Get out to the terrific home shows happening around Chicago and the suburbs! Even if you’re not a homeowner yet, attending a home show gives you information and ideas you could use in the future! It’s also a great way to get do-it-yourself tips, and network with area contractors.

One word of caution: if you approach a home builder’s booth, be sure to state you are already working with StartingPoint Realty. Otherwise, the builder will immediately consider you their direct client. That makes it difficult for us to help you, if you come to us after-the-fact!

This is important to remember, because a home builder will not suggest protective contingencies for you. Meanwhile, their purchase contract will likely include a host of disclaimers and arbitration clauses that protect them. New homes are not free of defects!

Here are the home shows coming up around Chicago and the suburbs:

January 21-22: Oak Brook Home Show

Drury Lane Theater & Conference Center, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free admission and free parking! Over 30,000 square feet of home inspiration.

January 21-22: Lake County Home Improvement Expo

Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake, IL. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and military, kids under 17 free. Special guest: HGTV’s “Design on a Dime” star, Kelly Edwards!

January 27-29: Ideal Home Show Chicago

Navy Pier, Festival Hall B, Lobby 2. 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. Hours: Friday, noon to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. WGN Radio’s “Mr. Fix-It Show with Lou Manfredini” will be appearing live on the Ideal Main Stage.

January 28-29: Chicago Home Show

Oak Lawn Community Pavilion, 9401 Oak Park Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free admission, free parking! A home show without the hype. One of the longest-running annual shows in our area!

Explore Homes in Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs!

Whether you prefer Chicago’s urban pulse, or the hometown atmosphere of the Northwest suburbs, our area is a great place to live! And if you’re looking for a new home this year, turn to the home buying experts at Starting Point Realty! Join us at our next free home buying seminar and learn all about the home buying process. There is no obligation and no pressure – just good information!

Contact us for real estate guidance in Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs!

Ryan Gable Broker/CEO Starting Point Realty

 Phone: 847.348.1154
Email: RyanGable@startingpointrealty.com
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