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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Smartphones like Apple’s iPhone and those based on Google’s Android do more than make calls, thanks to hundreds of thousands of downloadable mini-software items called apps. There are many home improvement… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 23, 2014 by Carol Duran Home Selling Tech Tips Remodel & Renovate
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Michael Rose…, Real Estate Pro in 60654
Remodeling Cash Back If you are considering a remodel in your home, here are some great updates that will get you money back when you sell your home:       Replacing the exterior siding with upscale… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 8, 2014 by Michael Rosenblum Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Karen Breen…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
I am often asked, “Should sellers fix up their home before selling?” First, let’s talk about the stuff any Realtor is going to tell you so you have context for the rest.It is easier to sell a… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 3, 2014 by Karen Breen Elia, ABR, CRS Home Selling Remodel & Renovate
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Michael Rose…, Real Estate Pro in 60654
Home Sweet SUMMER Home.  Even if you don’t have a second home for summer, there are great ways to update your space for summer.  Despite just playing with color, here are some great ideas to help bring… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 24, 2014 by Michael Rosenblum Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
File these six upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment. Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 4, 2014 by Maureen Moran Home Selling Remodel & Renovate How To...
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
If you’re looking for ways to unplug your children and get them some fresh air, try these engaging outdoor projects. You’ll introduce them to a little pride of home ownership while adding some finishing… Read more
Blogged Wed May 21, 2014 by Carol Duran Quality of Life Remodel & Renovate How To...
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Just another weekend? Not if you take advantage with one or more of these 5 great projects you can easily pull off for under $300. Most of the cost of these DIY weekend projects is in the materials.… Read more
Blogged Thu May 15, 2014 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor How To...
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
A charcoal grill can be as basic as a 55-gallon drum cut in half and turned on its side, or as extravagant as a $1,000 ceramic-lined cooker. When shopping for a charcoal grill, author and barbecue expert… Read more
Blogged Wed May 7, 2014 by Carol Duran Quality of Life Remodel & Renovate How To...
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ramp up your curb appeal with cool landscaping projects you can easily pull off in a weekend. Project #1: Install Rigid Flower Bed EdgingThe setup: A crisp edge where the lawn meets the flower beds looks… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 30, 2014 by Carol Duran Curb Appeal Remodel & Renovate How To...
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
1. Switch the plates. Upgrade your drab, plastic switch plates with snazzy covers that match or accent your décor. Even the most expensive brass switch plates cost less than $20 each. Or, spend a buck… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 16, 2014 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor How To...
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
How it works Known variously as a sun tube, sun tunnel, light tube, or tubular skylight, a solar tube is a 10- or 14-inch-diameter sheet-metal tube with a polished interior. The interior acts like a… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 28, 2014 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate Going Green How To...
Benny Rivera, Real Estate Pro in 60639
I recently read this article and thought my readers would like the pics.Check out the link http://goo.gl/oLH1IX      For more crazy ideas.Call The Ben Rivera Team at 312.857.3104 or email us at… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 19, 2014 by Benny Rivera Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
It’s all determined by the way light and colors interact. “People have to understand that the color of an object won’t look the same 24 hours a day,” says lighting designer Joseph Rey-Barreau.… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 19, 2014 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor How To...
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
What’s seasonal affective disorder?Bears aren’t the only ones with the urge to hibernate. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a big-time case of the winter blues -- a very real type of depression.… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 12, 2014 by Carol Duran Quality of Life Remodel & Renovate How To...
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
The right tools and pre-winter maintenance will ensure that your home and your family are safe and from cold-weather threats. First, understand the threats Blizzards. Storms with heavy winds and large… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 4, 2013 by Maureen Moran Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
How to Prevent Freezing Pipes By taking preventive measures before cold weather arrives, you can prevent freezing pipes and the costly damage that goes with them. Where the trouble lies"Some pipes… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 4, 2013 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
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Peter Burke,…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
The following is interesting information on what to do when the storm hits. However, here are a few ideas on what to do BEFORE THE STORM! To claim a loss you may need to prove what you had! Take a cell… Read more
Blogged Fri Nov 22, 2013 by Peter Burke, SFR Remodel & Renovate Home Insurance Home Ownership
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Goran Utvic, Real Estate Pro in 60656
List Price $329,900 | 4565 N McVicker Ave, Chicago IL 60630 | 3 Bedroom 2 Bath | 1,274sf Read more
Blogged Tue Nov 12, 2013 by Goran Utvic General Area Home Buying Remodel & Renovate
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Kenan Jue, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Which amenities can luxury homebuyers expect to find in today’s market? For our latest Real Estate Lab report, we combed through two years’ worth of luxury listings to see which words… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 31, 2013 by Kenan Jue Market Conditions Home Selling Remodel & Renovate
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Are you haunted by strange noises and weird odors? With the proper maintenance, you’ve got more than a ghost of a chance to rest easy. Zombie OdorIt’s either time to throw out the garbage,… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 9, 2013 by Maureen Moran Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
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