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What All First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

What All First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

We’re heading into one of the busiest seasons in real estate. If you’re gearing up to buy your first home, you may have some competition out there. Spring and summer tend to dominate the housing market and see the most…

Buying an Airbnb Home

Buying an Airbnb Home

Are you thinking about buying a home to rent out on Airbnb or other rental sites? These types of real estate investments can generate extra income for many years. But if this is your first time buying a property to…

Breaking Up With Your Home

Breaking Up With Your Home

You know how it goes. In the beginning, it was all sunshine and heart emojis. You fell in love, and it was hard to imagine ever feeling differently. But time marches on, and sometimes you grow apart or fall out…

How to Stage a Bonus Room

How to Stage a Bonus Room

If you’re selling your home, then you know how important it is to stage it. Staging your home makes it more appealing to potential buyers, as it’s easier for them to imagine themselves in the home. But what if you…

Plan a Spring Break Staycation

Plan a Spring Break Staycation

What better way to enjoy the home you love than by planning a Spring Break staycation? By spending your vacation time at home, you can finally take advantage of all those amenities that made you fall in love with your…

Pros and Cons of Dual Master Suites

Pros and Cons of Dual Master Suites

If you’ve been house hunting, then you may have seen a listing or two that includes dual master suites. Although they are by no means common, more and more homes are featuring dual master suites – especially new luxury construction.…

Tips To Keep Your House Warm

Tips To Keep Your House Warm

Here in the Chicagoland area, we are all to familiar with long, cold, winters!  Like many of us, you may be trying to reduce your heating bill, however, if the thought of turning down the temperature on your thermostat makes…

Caring for Hardwood Floors

Caring for Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors have become attractive to many homebuyers today. They provide warmth and character and when properly cared for can last a lifetime. Here’s what you need to know about caring for your hardwood floors so that they stay beautiful…

Get Into a Seller’s Mindset

Get Into a Seller’s Mindset

It takes more to sell a home than putting up a listing and hoping for the best. In order to make the most of your home sale, you need to get into the right mindset. Knowing what’s ahead and preparing…

What To Know Before Selling

What To Know Before Selling

If 2019 is the year you want to sell your home, then there are some things you should know before you do it. In fact, the more time you can spend getting organized and preparing your home before it hits…

Is Winter a Good Time to Buy?

Is Winter a Good Time to Buy?

You’ve probably heard that the real estate market hits it peak in spring and summer, when kids are out of school and families have time to make the transition. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be in the market…

2019 Home Design Trends

2019 Home Design Trends

Happy New Year! It’s 2019 – are you ready for a home décor re-boot? It’s that time of year when many homeowners want to de-clutter, get organized, and try out new looks in their living spaces. Are you one of…

Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

Is there anything cozier than a wood-burning fireplace on a cold winter’s night? Maybe it’s what sold you on our current house. Or perhaps it’s a wish list item for the house you’d like to buy in 2019. Although fireplaces…

Title Vs. Deed

Title Vs. Deed

If you’re buying a home, then you’ve probably heard the terms “title” and “deed.” While these words are often used interchangeably, they are in fact different. And it’s important to understand the distinction when you’re getting ready to purchase a…

2019 Resolutions for Home Sellers

2019 Resolutions for Home Sellers

Is selling your home on your to-do list for 2019? While selling a home can be a big undertaking, it’s much easier if you strategize and set goals. If you’re planning to put your home on the market in the…

Buy a Home Perfect For Entertaining

Buy a Home Perfect For Entertaining

It’s the holiday season, which means at some point you’ll probably be entertaining in your home in the next few weeks. If you’re somebody who enjoys being a host, then it’s important to think about that when you’re searching for…

Prepare to Buy a Home in 2019

Prepare to Buy a Home in 2019

Is buying a home on your list of goals in 2019? Are you unsure where to start? While buying a home can be a complex process, there are steps you can take now so that you’re more prepared when the…

Save Money Over the Holidays

Save Money Over the Holidays

Are you saving money for a down payment on a house? Then you may be wondering how to get through the holiday season with some money left in your pocket. It can be so easy to overspend this time of…