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Debbie Mack/Buyers Agent/Relocation Specialist

Congratulations!  You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one.  You'll be joining the ranks of hundreds of families who realize that home ownership offers a number of benefits including building equity, saving for the future, and creating an environment for your family.  When you own your own home, your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours.  Over time, your home will increase in value.

In the following reports, you'll find the information you need to make a wise buying decision.  We'll take you through the planning process step-by-step , to help you determine which home is right for you.  You'll find a host of informative articles on mortgages, viewing homes, the offer, closing details and moving.

Please contact me if you have any questions about buying a home in Plainfield or elsewhere in Illinois.

Debbie Mack, Broker
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
Mack & Wyse Team

Can't I just use the listing agent as my agent?
Traditionally, buyers would stop at a house for sale and be shown the property by the agent
showing the house. The problem with this method is that the agent showing the house is
usually the listing agent, who represents the seller. Be careful about what you say to a
listing agent. A listing agent's role is to find a buyer and to get as high a price and as
possible for the seller. He or she is required to inform the seller of any facts that may
influence the seller's decision about whether or not to accept an offer. For example, if you
mention to the listing agent the amount of the loan you are qualified for, the agent may
pass that information on to the seller. Always keep in mind that you want the lowest price
and the best terms. If an agent is not directly working for you, they could very well be
working against you.

What should I look for in a buyer's agent?
It's important that you choose an experienced agent who has extensive knowledge of the
homes, neighborhoods, builders and legal requirements in your area. Your agent should
be active in finding you potential homes, keep you informed throughout the entire process,
negotiate aggressively on your behalf, and answer all of your questions with speed and
competence. First, find an agent who represents you and not the seller. This is very
important during the negotiation process. If you are working with a buyer's agent, he or she
is required not to tell the seller of your top choice. In addition, he or she is also focused on
getting you the lowest asking price. Also, when you use a buyer's agent, you will see more
properties. Not only are buyer's agents able to search the Multiple Listing Service, they can
also actively search for homes that are listed as FSBO (for sale by owner), or homes that
sellers are thinking about listing.


Why do you need a Buyers Agent?

Why do I need a buyer's agent?

A buyer's agent is your insurance for getting the best price and terms possible on your new
home. A buyer's agent uses an  extensive network of resources to find homes that suit your
needs, and negotiates with the seller's agent on your behalf. Your buyer's agent will also
assist you by providing information about area schools and neighborhoods, pointing out
features and drawbacks of each home, researching zoning requirements and providing
market data on what other homes have sold for in your area, and can even help you find
the best financing sources for your mortgage. Once you've chosen a home, your buyer's
agent can help you through the closing process, answering all your questions and
representing your interest throughout the process.

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Neighborhood Information

Total population 26,098
Male population 11,832
Female population 14,266
Median age 40.00
Median age (male) 39.00
Median age (female) 41.00
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 5,678
Married 11,040
Separated 164
Widowed 1,736
Divorced 2,168
Population by age
Under 15 5,476
Age 15 to 24 3,567
Ages 25 to 44 6,137
Ages 45 to 64 6,069
Age 65 and over 4,849
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 22,751
Moved from abroad 69
Moved from a different state 307
Moved from the same county 1,134
Moved from the same state 1,389
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 23,986
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 1,494
White collar 10,464
Blue collar 2,280
Class of worker
Self employed 662
Private company 10,059
Not for profit company 799
Government workers 1,224
Total households 9,374
Family households 6,756
Non-family households 2,618
Households with children 3,501
Households without children 5,873
Average people per household 2.77
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 437
Some high school 6,181
Some college 5,396
Associate degree 1,596
Bachelors degree 4,149
Graduate degree 2,155
Average household income $91,648
Median household income $73,710
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $88,182
Median income 45-64 $108,201
Median income over 65 $38,846
Housing occupancy
Housing units 9,636
Occupied housing units 9,374
Owner occupied units 7,456
Renter occupied units 1,918
Median housing costs per month $1,535
Median gross rent per month $1,626
Housing by year built
Year built median 1997
Built before 1939 209
Built between 1940 and 1949 54
Built between 1950 and 1959 380
Built between 1960 and 1969 151
Built between 1970 and 1979 379
Built between 1980 and 1989 746
Built between 1990 and 1999 4,155
Built between 2000 and 2009 3,227
Built after 2010 335
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 5,257
Houses without mortgage 2,199
Median value with mortgage $224,700
Median value without mortgage $194,000
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2017 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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