Housing Market and Neighborhood Tools for your Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 11, 2015 5:30:00 PM

brakur_housing_marketWhen thinking about your home value, the effect of remodeling your kitchen, the housing market around you and other things, there are so many factors that come into play. Fortunately, and thanks to great modern technology, many of those ingredients you want to consider can be understood through aggregator tools that pull all that information together for you.

In recent years the only way to know this kind of information would be to bring a team of local experts into one room and painstakingly map it all out for hours and days. Fortunately, that’s not the case anymore. YOU can be the expert on your area with the help of tools. 

When considering neighborhoods, you hear everyone talking about local home values, schools, crime rates, amenities, affordability of the area, community information, etc. Never before has all this information been so available to anyone who wants to look.

If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bath, selling your house, or even if you just want to be “in the know” about your community, here are some things you can become the expert on by using free tools and apps found on the Internet. 

What’s the Housing Market Like?

Take a look at the local housing market and determine your values compared to others around you. This may help you with your budget decisions on remodeling your kitchen or bath. 


Home Prices in the Area

See the local trends in what’s selling, and if things are improving or declining, and in what areas.



Quality and Landscape of Local Schools

How do your local schools rate, and what do the locals say about them? Good, bad or indifferent?




Local Crime Rates

How bad is crime in your area compared to others?


brakur_crime_statisticsCommunity Information

Find information about your community and the people in it.


These are just a few of the things you can become an expert on just by using tools to help you understand it. Below are a couple of our favorites to help you learn about your local market and help you make informed budget decisions on your kitchen or bath remodel. These tools also have corresponding free mobile apps that you can download and use anywhere. 

Tools to help you learn about your local market (i.e. housing values, crime, schools, etc.). 

trulia  www.trulia.com

zillow  www.Zillow.com


At Brakur Custom Cabinetry we are very familiar with our surrounding area and tools you can use to ensure you are very well informed when it comes to remodeling your kitchen or bath. If you are planning on moving in the near future we can guide you to what most realtor’s advice would be for your Chicagoland kitchen remodel.

If you’re ready to begin speaking to a design expert and start the process of remodeling your kitchen or bath, request an expert here

Click below to download resale remodeling tips.

Resale Remodeling Tips

Topics: Custom Kitchen, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Housing Market

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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