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Can You Afford to Live in These Cities?

This is Where Your Salary Can Take You

City living doesn’t come cheap, so we broke it down for you and figured out what salary you need in order to afford a house in some of the trendiest cities in the U.S!

San Francisco – $152,173


Median House Price: $835,400      Monthly Payment: $3,551

Los Angeles – $100,147


Median House Price: $536,700     Monthly Payment: $2,227

Boston – $86,054


Median House Price: $435,300     Monthly Payment: $2,008

New York City – $85,488


Median House Price: $397,600     Monthly Payment: $1,995

Denver – $70,741


Median House Price: $386,800     Monthly Payment: $1,651

Miami – $64,879


Median House Price: $315,000     Monthly Payment: $1,514

Chicago – $61,291


Median House Price: $244,100    Monthly Payment: $1,430

Philadelphia – $53,108

Median House Price: $234,800     Monthly Payment: $1,239

Atlanta – $39,385

Median House Price: $191,500     Monthly Payment: $919

Pittsburg – $31,962


Median House Price: $140,000    Monthly Payment: $746


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Full Service Law Firm With Offices In Homer Glen, Joliet, And Naperville

Castle Law is a general practice law firm based in the southwest suburbs of Chicago with offices in Homer Glen, Joliet and Naperville. Our firm has attorneys skilled in all aspects of real estate, business law, wills, trusts and estate planning and family law, as well as a litigation practice with highly experienced lawyers with a proven track record of success in personal injury and criminal defense, DUI and all traffic offenses.Our attorneys are dedicated to providing you with the assistance that you need at such a critical time in your life. We take pride in the level of representation provided by our team of attorneys and experienced staff, many of whom have been employed with the firm for over twenty years. Our clients have enjoyed great successes through our firm’s services which are a direct result of a high caliber team devoted to our clients’ issues.Focused On Getting You The Help You Need To Move ForwardAt Castle Law, each attorney concentrates in a specific area of law. This allows us to have a clear understanding of the specific legal issues that our clients are facing. Our clients will benefit from both the knowledge of our individual attorneys and also the combined capabilities of our law firm that can assist with most, if not all, of their business and personal needs.

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You will work directly with your attorney throughout your entire case. We seek to minimize your risk and maximize your return. We provide solutions that really solve the problems you are experiencing. We are committed to exploring all options available to you to achieve success.

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Top 5 Homes for Sale in St. Charles

Tamara O’Connor is your go to real estate contact for St. Charles!

tamaraThere are many qualities and skills that go into being excellent real estate professionals – integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work. – Tamara O’Connor Team

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1. 38W447 N. Lakeview Circle – $1,495,000

Lakeview 35 beds | 6.2 baths | 7,600 sq ft

Lakeview 1

The Virginia Governor’s Mansion! Enjoy stately design & elegance in this architecturally distinct residence. Gracious entry with arched opening to the 2-Story Great Hall with stained glass dome. Generous room sizes and a flowing floor plan to facilitate entertaining. The Kitchen was just enhanced with granite countertops & new stainless steel appliances. The paneled Office/Library offers custom built-in cabinetry & bookcases, as well as a marble surround fireplace. 5 Bedroom suites – all with private baths. Elevator serves all 3 floors. Additional living space including Media Room, Game Room, Recreation Room & Kitchenette in the deep pour, walkout lower level. Their is also a commercial ice maker! Radiant heated floors in the basement and garage. And the views! Enjoy sweeping golf course vistas & the rolling grounds. Too much to list!

2. 38W220 Heritage Oaks Drive – $1,499,000

Oaks 16 beds | 7.0 baths | 6,675 sq ft

Oaks 2

Exquisite residence surrounded by breathtaking private grounds in the ideal location! Elegant interior spaces including a soaring 2 story foyer opening into a dramatically elegant DR. Fabulous custom kitchen boasting exquisite granite, custom cabinetry, ultra high end SS appliances w/Viking range, ovens & warming drawer & Sub Zero fridge, walk-in pantry, 2 large islands. Rounded & vaulted eating area offers access to deck. Beautiful FR w/FP & stunning views of the expansive & private backyard! This impressive home also boasts an expansive master retreat w/a custom walk-in closet! Ultra luxurious master bath w/whirlpool tub & double sinks. Intricately detailed bdrms & baths complete the expansive 2nd level. Stunning finished walkout w/recreation, exercise, media, bonus rooms & full bath. Unfinished space w/ceilings heights at 15 ft! Gorgeous architecture nestled on a private lot surrounded by mature trees & lush greenery. Live the lifestyle you deserve in this expertly crafted home!

3. 6N575 Route 31 Highway – $2,399,000

Route 15 beds | 6.2 baths | 10,000 sq ft

Route 2

Stunning riverfront Estate by Avondale Custom Homes! Flowing floor plan starting with the Grand Foyer featuring the circular staircase & elaborate millwork. Spacious Great Room with beamed ceiling, cast limestone fireplace & incredible views of the Fox River. The Gourmet Kitchen features custom cabinetry, stone countertops, commercial grade appliances: SubZero refrigerator, 48″ Wolf SS oven/range, dual Miele dishwashers. Octagonal Breakfast RM with backyard & river views. Two Master Suites: 1st & 2nd Floors. All 5 Bedrooms are suites with private baths. The Office has access to a Private Deck with River Views. nearly 10,000 sq. ft. of finished space on 3 Levels. Optional additional 4-Car detached GAR for toys/additional vehicles.

4. 36W181 River View Court -$1,479,999

Riverview 1

 4 beds | 4.1 baths | 7,362 sq ft

Riverview 2

Impeccably maintained estate perched above small lake! This over-the-top custom built Havlicek home is almost 7500 sq ft with a lower level walkout to an incredible outdoor entertainment area. Dramatic 2-story foyer flows into great room with floor-to-ceiling windows, stunning 2-sided fireplace (1 of 6) & luxurious built-ins. Chef’s kitchen includes double viking convection oven, grill, sub-zero refrigerator, viking professional 4-burner cooktop, gas griddle, warming drawer, Gagenau dishwasher & custom cabinetry. Fabulous gentleman’s library complete with custom built-ins & its own spiral staircase that unites the lower level & family room/bar & workout room. $65,000 theater room that even rivals the local theater. Master suite w/private balconies. Lutron lighting and sound system throughout. Heated 4+car garage & so much more! This estate blends seamlessly with its surroundings. Waterfalls, stocked pond & award winning pool creates a glorious backdrop. This home is not to be missed!

5. 38W675 Burr Road Lane – $3,895,000

5 beds | 6.2 baths | 11,788 sq ft

Tucked behind private gates & set on 7-plus acres, this exquisite residence is an architectural masterpiece boasting 12,000 sf of comfortable luxury. For the true connoisseur of perfection, this home represents the finest quality of craftsmanship, top-of-the-line amenities, & exceptional attention to detail thru-out including extraordinary hand-painted murals. Enjoy breathtaking views of the manicured landscape, expansive patios, private balconies, pergolas, outdoor fireplaces & pool/spa. An impressive kitchen for entertaining, two-story wood-paneled library, office with balcony, hearth room & stunning living/family room w/soaring ceilings await the lucky buyer. Offering five bedroom suites, 2nd floor den & a gorgeous master suite with luxurious bath, there is plenty of space for the entire family. Then there is the lower level…WOW! Theatre, exercise room, sport court, bar, golf simulator, cigar room & recreation area! INCREDIBLE! All this on a picturesque setting close to downtown!

Don’t forget to give Tamara O’Connor a call about homes in St. Charles!














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