House & home


Homeownership is a significant undertaking, whether buying or selling a home or renovating or building one. It is a major life purchase that significantly affects personal and financial levels. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, the journey towards achieving home ownership – and making it your own – can be both exciting and challenging.

Both personal and financial implications extend far beyond the initial purchase. It provides a sense of stability and security, offering a place to come home to after a long day of work or raise a family. Homeownership also provides opportunities for personal growth, such as taking on home improvement projects and renovations, cultivating a backyard garden, or hosting social events for friends and family.

Downers Grove Magazine has rounded up local industry experts who understand the emotional aspect of finding your dream home, selling a property, or desiring a design change. Homeownership can be rewarding with the help and guidance from these professionals in the field.

— Mary Braatz: RE/MAX Enterprises

Tracy Driscoll and Diane Crisp: Platinum Partners Realtors

— Brita Pagels: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

— Natalie Weber: KW Experience Realty

— Laura McGreal: @properties Christie’s International Real Estate

— Chad Esslinger: Esslinger Design Company