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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Take a close look at your windows, doors, and skylights to stop air leaks, foil water drips, and detect the gaps and rot that let the outside in. You can perform a quick check with a home air-pressure… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 25, 2014 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
Are you preparing your home to sell or rent? -- Painting your home, rental income property, or commercial space can be stressful but doesn’t need to be. Throw away all those paint swatches! -- All you… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 16, 2014 by John Meyers Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Chicago's first ever designer "Show House" is located at 4035 N. Hermitage Avenue and will feature all of the hottest trends in interior design.  Eight different designers, each taking on their own room,… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 10, 2014 by Christy Starks Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
7 Hot Home Improvement Trends that Make Your Home Work for YouHome improvement trends embrace energy efficiency, low maintenance exteriors, and double-duty space. Today’s home improvement trends show… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 10, 2014 by Maureen Moran Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
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Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
I am constantly being asked which home improvement or remodeling projects are worth the investment...will it add value to my home?  Money Magazine recently published their annual review of home improvements… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 29, 2014 by Christy Starks Curb Appeal Remodel & Renovate In My Neighborhood
Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Clean Cabinetry Kitchen design industry leaders have forecast that kitchen cabinetry lines will continue to be simple and clean.....but featuring a more modern aesthetic with both strong texture and… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 25, 2014 by Christy Starks Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Well.....trending in home decor I mean!  Shades of beige and brown out!  Shades of whites and grays are IN!  And, are now becoming the trendy wall color choice. For fresh contemporary & sophisticated… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 23, 2014 by Christy Starks Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Hawthorne Place District – A Chicago Historic DistrictProbably the most beautiful block in the neighborhood, in my opinion.....Hawthorne Place is one of very few streets along Chicago's north shore that… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 18, 2014 by Christy Starks General Area Remodel & Renovate In My Neighborhood
Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
The history of the Courtyard building in Lakeview East began in the pre-war times beginning in the 1920s.  The courtyard buildings, as the name implies, are arranged around a central open area and usually… Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 17, 2014 by Christy Starks Curb Appeal Remodel & Renovate In My Neighborhood
Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
A few cost-effective add-ons can give a modest deck an edge and deliver a handsome payback should you sell your house. A deck is one of the most cost-effective of all home improvement projects. In fact,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 30, 2014 by Maureen Moran Quality of Life Remodel & Renovate How To...
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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