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Lisa Erthal, Real Estate Pro in 62035
Lisa Erthal answered:
Is it just me but do homeowners seem to decorate much more for Halloween these days than in years past??? I love it. Do You?
They sure do. I just read an article that is among the top 3 Holidays! You should see Alton, IL..One of the oldest and haunted towns in the US, we even have a HUGE parade, and the kid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Curb Appeal in Rogers Park
Anthony Cava…, Real Estate Pro in Channahon, IL
Anthony Cavalea IV answered:
Can a new neighbor cut down a tree that is on my property? It is my tree. He claims "air rights"
I believe he can trim the part that overhangs his property. He can't cut it down. Consult your attorney about an injunction or the like.

I will also add that your neighbor can&# ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Curb Appeal in 60406
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
I'd like to plant bushes on the side of my house that has lots of traffic instead of putting up a fence. What type of bush would you suggest?
If the city allows you to plant bushes, try Arborvitae. They grow tall and thin and make great fences.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 28, 2012 Curb Appeal in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I have a Curb Appeal service for the northern suburbs of Chicago and don't know the best way to reach potential clients. Any suggestions?
Go into local real estate offices with flyers. Buy advertisement on real estate websites. Try and partner with some agents. When you do a job, ask if you can put a sign out front, and i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 18, 2010 Curb Appeal in Chicago
Eric Rojas, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eric Rojas answered:
Great looking garage-top deck - where can I find examples/ideas?
You can contact Jon Hill, Owner of Artistic Construction... my licensed full service GC. He'll help come up with creative ideas and does great work (helps with design concepts as much ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 24, 2010 Curb Appeal in Lincoln Square
Mark Roncone,  in Naperville, IL
Mark Roncone answered:
My question deals with my HOA.
I would continue to try and work it out with the HOA or contact an attorney. I would not put it up without approval.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2008 Curb Appeal in 62258
Ken Dooley C…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ken Dooley CIPS, ABR, TRC answered:
Rooftop Deck Permit - Any Knowledge on This?

You need to consult with an architect. They are responsible for signing off on any drwaings required by the city before a permit is issued. The city has strict standards and co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Curb Appeal in Lakeview
Stacy Karel, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Stacy Karel answered:
Should there be a difference in price between outdoor and indoor parking?
tough call. Depends if you have 2 cars and how much you value the garage- which is secured. The covered spot I would value less than the other 2.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2008 Curb Appeal in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
Ken Dooley C…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ken Dooley CIPS, ABR, TRC answered:
Would it be foolish to add a fireplace to our home prior to selling?
Hi Laura,

It's never foolish to add attributes to enhance the marketability of your home. If it's lacking and it can be done, then go ahead and install a fireplace.
The cost howeve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 8, 2007 Curb Appeal in Norwood Park, Chicago, IL
Stacy Karel, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Stacy Karel answered:
Parking: How much of a difference does INDOOR vs. OUTDOOR make?
You know best how convenient an indoor space is... I would estimate a $10,000 premium for indoor (and the same for increase in value).. but having parking is the most important for res ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 31, 2012 Curb Appeal in Uptown
Patti Pereyra, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Patti Pereyra answered:
Does it hurt resale if you don't have a parking space or garage with your unit?
Hi Deb:

This will depend on the building of which you speak. There are lots of high rises in Chicago that have plentiful rental parking, or spaces not deeded to a particular unit tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 30, 2007 Curb Appeal in Chicago, IL
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