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…

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 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…

Home Prices: Where Will They Be in 5 Years?

My clients make good decisions because they are well-educated… the transaction is well-executed, and the CLOSING is well-delivered! Here’s a sample of the information I provide to my clients (short & sweet, just the meat – no fillers): Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is…

Budget Friendly Projects With Big ROI

Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive home improvement projects that will not only increase your enjoyment of your home, but will also increase the home’s value. High quality…