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Posted on 09/23/2020
Key Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
An open house offers an excellent opportunity for a seller to showcase his or her residence to a large group of buyers. As such, it is important for a seller to plan ahead for an open house. If a seller devotes time and energy to prepare for an open house, his or her residence may make a positive impression...
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Posted on 09/19/2020
Chicago, IL Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Chicago, IL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 09/16/2020
Refresh Your Old Fireplace
Photo by kelsey roenau on Unsplash As the focal point of your living space, your fireplace needs to look its best or it could bring down the rest of your décor. But how can you restore the look and feel of that key design element without breaking the bank? There are actually many different ways to rekindle your...
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Posted on 09/09/2020
Tips on Preparing Your Real Estate Investments During a Recession
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Property owners got clobbered in the Great Recession of 2008, but that was the exception rather than the rule. Real estate typically weathers hard times well compared to other investments. Still, there’s always the possibility you could get squeezed if property values drop or if your personal or business income takes a...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
Financing Repairs on Your Fixer Upper
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay If you're hoping to make some major changes to your home, you're likely interested in the types (and terms) of financing available to you. The 203k loan was designed to give homeowners an attractive interest rate, so they'd be more likely to upgrade and modernize their homes. However, it's not available to...
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Posted on 09/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 5547 W Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630
Sharp! Prof. expanded & completely remodeled. High end finishes & gleaming hardwood floors thru out. 1st floor features 2 bedrooms, full bath, separate living and dining rooms, kitchen w/gorgeous granite & stainless steel appliances w/ walk in pantry& breakfast room and access to deck, yard and 2 car garage. 2nd floor opens to loft/family room, master suite w/ultra luxurious bath & walk in closet, 3rd full bath, and large 4th bedroom w/skylites, 2nd floor laundry room. Clean basement offers plenty of storage and convenient interior and exterior access. Great pedestrian friendly location on a quiet tree lined street. Walk...
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Posted on 09/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 5547 W Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630
Sharp! Prof. expanded & completely remodeled. High end finishes & gleaming hardwood floors thru out. 1st floor features 2 bedrooms, full bath, separate living and dining rooms, kitchen w/gorgeous granite & stainless steel appliances w/ walk in pantry& breakfast room and access to deck, yard and 2 car garage. 2nd floor opens to loft/family room, master suite w/ultra luxurious bath & walk in closet, 3rd full bath, and large 4th bedroom w/skylites, 2nd floor laundry room. Clean basement offers plenty of storage and convenient interior and exterior access. Great pedestrian friendly location on a quiet tree lined street. Walk...
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Posted on 08/26/2020
When Your HOA Switches Property Management Companies
Image by allPhoto Bangkok from Pixabay In a perfect world, every HOA would find an amazing property management company, and the union of the two organizations would last forever. Unfortunately, this world can be imperfect sometimes, and there are many reasons why the agreements between property management companies and HOAs may need to be dissolved from time to...
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Posted on 08/22/2020
Video Tour - 5547 W Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630
Sharp! Prof. expanded & completely remodeled. High end finishes & gleaming hardwood floors thru out. 1st floor features 2 bedrooms, full bath, separate living and dining rooms, kitchen w/gorgeous granite & stainless steel appliances w/ walk in pantry& breakfast room and access to deck, yard and 2 car garage. 2nd floor opens to loft/family room, master suite w/ultra luxurious bath & walk in closet, 3rd full bath, and large 4th bedroom w/skylites, 2nd floor laundry room. Clean basement offers plenty of storage and convenient interior and exterior access. Great pedestrian friendly location on a quiet tree lined street. Walk...
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Posted on 08/21/2020
5547 W Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630 is now new to the market!
Sharp! Prof. expanded & completely remodeled. High end finishes & gleaming hardwood floors thru out. 1st floor features 2 bedrooms, full bath, separate living and dining rooms, kitchen w/gorgeous granite & stainless steel appliances w/ walk in pantry& breakfast room and access to deck, yard and 2 car garage. 2nd floor opens to loft/family room, master suite w/ultra luxurious bath & walk in closet, 3rd full bath, and large 4th bedroom w/skylites, 2nd floor laundry room. Clean basement offers plenty of storage and convenient interior and exterior access. Great pedestrian friendly location on a quiet tree lined street. Walk...
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Posted on 08/19/2020
Chicago, IL Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Chicago, IL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 08/19/2020
Year Round Gardening in the Coastal South
Photo by Christo Anestev via Pixabay If you're planning to relocate to a coastal area in the American South soon, you're undoubtedly looking forward to having close proximity to the beach as well as enjoying warm weather on a regular basis. However, you probably also have questions about living in a warm-climate coastal environment when it comes to...
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