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Karen Breen…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Yes, it’s true…real estate activity slackens during the holidays. But, many home owners really don’t have a choice because of a necessity to relocate. You may find yourself in that same situation… Read more
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Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
1. Figure out what it's worth.  If the item costs less than $200 (such as a countertop microwave, a toaster oven or iron), it's not worth it to try to repair.  Just junk it, donate it, or offer it free… Read more
Blogged Sun Dec 14, 2014 by Noah Seidenberg Home Buying Home Selling Home Ownership
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Homeowners in cold-weather climates, such as the Northeast, Midwest, and mountain areas, face icy conditions, blizzards, and other cold-weather storms. Beyond requiring a quick trip to the convenience… Read more
Blogged Thu Dec 11, 2014 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
Michael Rose…, Real Estate Pro in 60654
Does gain outweigh the cost? YES!   Here are some big-ticket repairs that will increase the value of your home greatly:   1.      Siding Replacement.  Having this totally updated can lessen the… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 19, 2014 by Michael Rosenblum Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Home Ownership
Michael Rose…, Real Estate Pro in 60654
People tend to clean their homes before the holidays approach in a frenzy.  It is a great idea to get ahead and start now.  If you are looking for some cleaning hacks to help you, here are some great… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 19, 2014 by Michael Rosenblum Curb Appeal How To... Home Ownership
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Halloween cleanup can be the scariest thing about the holiday. Here’s a tip sheet on how to remove eggs, toilet paper, wax, and other messes that go bump in the night. Halloween can be a messy holiday.… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 22, 2014 by Maureen Moran Quality of Life How To... Home Ownership
Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
The many materials that make up your house — wood framing, plywood, glass, metal ducts, nails, plumbing pipes — all expand and contract at different rates.When a house cools at night, these materials… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 22, 2014 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
Mario Greco, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Looking for more evidence that Chicago's housing market is firmly in rebound mode? Webster Square in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood provides it.   According to a recent story by Chicago Magazine,… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 21, 2014 by Mario Greco Market Conditions In My Neighborhood Home Ownership
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Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Black-painted trim and molding is making a stimulating shift from white—and can beautifully highlight a room’s best features.In a space like the kitchen, black paint can create a sophisticated and… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 15, 2014 by Christy Starks Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Some homes have problems.....big, expensive SCARY problems that are beyond the capabilities of even the most talented do it your selfer.   This is why it is imperative to have a qualified home inspection.  … Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 16, 2014 by Christy Starks Home Buying Remodel & Renovate Home Ownership
Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Labor Day through Halloween is your window for preparing lawns for a lush spring. Although spring lawn care gets all the attention, fall lawn care is the make-it or break-it season for grass. “I’m… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 15, 2014 by Maureen Moran Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
ou know how Dr. Oz says that if you keep your body fit and your mind nimble, you’re likely younger than your chronological years? The same principle applies to your house. An out-of-shape house is… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 15, 2014 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
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Dympna Fay-H…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
What is your definition of wealth? Some might say a wealthy person is someone who does not have to worry about money. She can do as she pleases without ever having to check in with anybody. Others say… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 14, 2014 by Dympna Fay-Hart Quality of Life Market Conditions Home Ownership
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Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
A new study from the government accountability group, the Civic Federation, shows that skyrocketing property taxes are a reality and huge concern for both suburban and city Cook County property owners.  … Read more
Blogged Sun Oct 12, 2014 by Christy Starks General Area Property Q&A Home Ownership
Cecelia Marl…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
1. Do not change jobs, become Self - Employed or quit your job.2. Do not purchase any large items on credit such as cars, appliances or furniture.3. Do not use your existing credit cards excessively or… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 10, 2014 by Cecelia Marlow Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
Mario Greco, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
  There's more to owning a house than your monthly mortgage payment. Homeownership comes with a host of other costs; everything from property taxes, monthly assessments and homeowners insurance to those… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 9, 2014 by Mario Greco Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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Gene Mundt, Real Estate Pro in 60451
     Why Millennials Hoping to Buy a Home in the Future NEED to Establish Credit NOW       Here are 2 statistics I ran across recently:80% of Millennials believe owning a home is "part of… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 8, 2014 by Gene Mundt Financing Credit Score Home Ownership
Mario Greco, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
The number of homes sold each month in Chicago continues to drop. And as Chicago Tribune real estate writer Mary Ellen Podmolik writes, that is creating an uncertain market for both buyers and sellers.… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 7, 2014 by Mario Greco General Area Market Conditions Home Ownership
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Michael Rose…, Real Estate Pro in 60654
Chicago real estate market is ever changing at Koenig Rubloff we track the ever changing market. Here is a quick overview for condos for zip code 60610 & 60654. Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 3, 2014 by Michael Rosenblum Market Conditions In My Neighborhood Home Ownership
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