Updates, Staging, Preparing – Oh my!

  If you are considering selling your home or just want to make some improvements that will bring a nice return on investment… take a minute and read these articles! Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI File these six upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment. Read 7 Tips for Staging Your Home Make your…

Why Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference

  If you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra, “location, location, location” in reference to how identical homes can increase or decrease in value due to where they’re located. Well, a new survey shows that when it comes to choosing a real estate…

Keeping COOL Thoughout Summer

How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC Want summer comfort but hate the AC? Follow these tips on how to keep your house cool without frosty air conditioning. Read 5 Things That REALLY Will Put a Serious Dent in Your Energy Bills Stop sending so much money to your utility company with these simple…

Here’s WHY You Should BUY

Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house?   Conlon responded: “I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is still the fastest path to wealth in…

Shining the Light on Solar

Before you get involved in Solar energy – please do your homework. Whether you are the buyer or seller in this transaction, there are important things to consider when it comes to the transfer of ownership of your home.   Do you Lease or Own the panels? OWNED PANELS: If the panels are owned by…

How to ADD Value and CURB Appeal

Are You Making One of These 7 Landscaping Mistakes? Read 11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100 Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door. Read 6 Outdoor…

How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home

SOLD – 2 houses in 2 weeks at the OPEN HOUSE! How did I do this?? Strategic pricing and Target-audience marketing!! Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring…

The Big Down Payment Myth

Having the spare capital to put 20 percent down on a home purchase is great, but it’s certainly not the norm. Still, many people think it is and that belief may be holding some would-be home buyers back, particularly young adults. Indeed, 39 percent of non-owners say they believe they need more than 20 percent…

5 Reasons to Sell BEFORE Spring

  No Matter What the Groundhog Says, Here are 5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which groundhog you listen to today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season. Many sellers feel that the spring…

Great Tips -Preparing Your House For Sale

Here are some handy tips for preparing your house for sale. And every little bit helps when it comes to the proper presentation of your home.                                 – Best advice… De-clutter   Click here for your FREE print copy of…

Who knew? Student Loans = Higher Credit Scores! Wow!

According to a recent analysis by CoreLogic, Millennial renters (aged 20-34) who have student loan debt also have higher credit scores than those who do not have student loans. This may come as a surprise, as there is so much talk about student loans burdening Millennials and holding them back from many milestones that previous…