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Posted on 05/12/2021
Try These Affordable Glamping Ideas
Photo by Rachel Claire from Pexels The term glamping comes from merging camping with glamor. However, glamor doesn’t have to be expensive. There are lots of ways to keep your costs down while still enjoying the most luxurious of outdoor getaways. Here are some of the top ways to have an affordable glamping trip: Don’t Go Too Far...
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Posted on 05/05/2021
Designing for Flow - How Your Home's Design Will Impact Your Lifestyle
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Your home's design has a significant impact on your lifestyle and overall enjoyment of the space. One major element of design that directly affects your comfort and daily life is the home's flow. What is Flow? A home's flow refers to the paths within the home that guide someone to specific areas. For...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
What to Watch Out for When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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Posted on 04/21/2021
Chicago, IL Real Estate Market Update 4/21/2021
Click here to view Chicago, IL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/21/2021
New Construction: 5 Tips for a Seamless New Home Build
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels When you're buying a new construction home, you might feel like there are too many choices and things to consider. But choosing a new construction company and watching them build your new home from the dirt up can be a very enjoyable experience. These five tips can help you get the most...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
Tips for Buying a Ranch
Image by Steppinstars from Pixabay Before you plunk your hard-earned money down on a working luxury ranch, look at several factors, including location, features, your experience and business opportunities. The success of the ranch hinges on your experience or the people you hire to run the ranch. Even if it’s a private ranch where you might sell horses...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
Real Estate Investment: 5 Property Types to Consider
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Real estate investing is a powerful way to build wealth, as investors can take advantage of rent payments, appreciation, tax deductions and leverage. Additionally, there are lots of properties to invest in. If you’re starting to explore real estate as an investment opportunity, here are five types of properties and why you...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 8614 W Madison Drive, Niles, IL 60714
Great curb appeal is only the beginning in this Ransom Ridge Expanded Tri level with terrific flow. Generous foyer offers secure interior access to deep 2 car garage, powder room, true laundry room with chute, and 1st floor family room with sliders to private fenced yard and back staircase to 5th bedroom/den or office - tucked away for quiet reflection or study, and convenient to galley kitchen w/deep panrty, and 2nd floor access -Or- step up from front foyer to Living room, with exposed hardwood flooring, and dining room with vaulted ceilings, kitchen ,and 2nd floor staircase leading to 4 BIG bedrooms up, incl. primary with private bath...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
Add a Touch of Nostalgia by Using Vintage Tinware as Planters
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
Keep Your Home More Secure With These Tactics
While there's a lot to be said for the value of high-tech home security systems, there are many basic, inexpensive things you can do to safeguard your home from intruders. Keeping your home secure begins with awareness, good communication, and positive habits. Where does good communication come into play? One example is the need to have a trusted neighbor...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Chicago, IL Real Estate Market Update 3/21/2021
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Posted on 03/17/2021
How to Be Proactive About Selling Your Home
Image by mynemesis2011 from Pixabay If you're anticipating putting your home on the market soon and want to sell it as quickly as possible, you're probably thinking that the best way to accomplish this is to accept a major drop in price. Although it's true that price points can affect how quickly a property sells, you don't have...
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