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Posted on 05/10/2020
Home Buying: Use an Agent or DIY?
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock After spending enough time researching real estate online, you probably think you can do just as good a job selling your home as a professional real estate agent. However, it's more difficult than it sounds. Even though you can access many of the same advertising venues as a professional, they have a wide...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Finances: Are You Ready to Buy a House?
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Few things are more exciting than buying a house and making it your home. Knowing when it’s the right time to buy derives from your personal circumstances, but some external elements and market realities affect when it’s right to buy too. Here are some of the things that can affect your decision to...
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Posted on 05/01/2020
1482 Maple Lane, Elgin, IL 60123 now has a new price of $239,900!
Huge sprawling Ranch home with a full brick exterior (maintenance-free). Large open floor plan featuring an over-sized kitchen 33' long with breakfast bar and fireplace with cooking grill & firewood storage, New flooring in the kitchen which includes two pantries. Sunk-in living room (33' long) with new carpet and a beautiful bay window. New Paint throughout the home. Newer windows with wide hallways. Florida room/mudroom with a full wall of windows. Nicely landscaped yard with mature trees and storage shed with outdoor space/concrete patio just steps outside of the oversized patio doors. Extra-wide front door can be wheelchair...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
What Does It Take to Optimize Your Home Sale Earnings?
You don't have to be an expert home seller to maximize your house sale earnings. In fact, there are many things that you can do to optimize the profits from your home sale, such as: 1. Craft an Effective Home Listing An effective house listing enables you to make a great first impression on prospective homebuyers. Thus, if you...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Thinking About Getting a Reverse Mortgage? Read This Before You Apply
Photo by Alexander Mils from Pexels If your wealth is tied up in your home, how can you free up some cash? A reverse mortgage is available to homeowners with mostly or fully paid-off mortgages. The monthly payments, which come from the lender to you, are not counted as taxable income. But there are mortgage taxes, and interest...
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Posted on 04/18/2020
1482 Maple Lane, Elgin, IL 60123 now has a new price of $249,900!
Huge sprawling Ranch home with a full brick exterior (maintenance-free). Large open floor plan featuring an over-sized kitchen 33' long with breakfast bar and fireplace with cooking grill & firewood storage, New flooring in the kitchen which includes two pantries. Sunk-in living room (33' long) with new carpet and a beautiful bay window. New Paint throughout the home. Newer windows with wide hallways. Florida room/mudroom with a full wall of windows. Nicely landscaped yard with mature trees and storage shed with outdoor space/concrete patio just steps outside of the oversized patio doors. Extra-wide front door can be wheelchair...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Weekend Project: Build a Swing
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 04/09/2020
1482 Maple Lane, Elgin, IL 60123 is now new to the market!
Huge sprawling Ranch home with a full brick exterior (maintenance-free). Large open floor plan featuring an over-sized kitchen 33' long with breakfast bar and fireplace with cooking grill & firewood storage, New flooring in the kitchen which includes two pantries. Sunk-in living room (33' long) with new carpet and a beautiful bay window. New Paint throughout the home. Newer windows with wide hallways. Florida room/mudroom with a full wall of windows. Nicely landscaped yard with mature trees and storage shed with outdoor space/concrete patio just steps outside of the oversized patio doors. Extra-wide front door can be wheelchair...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Home Options for Communal Living
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Multi-generational homes have grown in popularity as the benefits of communal living become more recognized and celebrated. If you are searching for a home to share with both your children and parents, there are many options open to you. Single-family home with apartment: Some single-family homes have been built or renovated to include...
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Posted on 04/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 9 N 13th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174
RARE & EXCELLENT INVESTOR/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN ST. CHARLES to acquire a 3-Unit Apartment Complex with (3) 2-bedroom apartments & 1 1/2 baths. Two-story building. All units have private garages, storage space and washer & dryer with all units. DO YOU WANT TO DOWNSIZE and LIVE in one unit and EARN ADDITIONAL INCOME by renting the other units?? Private secluded backyard. Walking distance to downtown St. Charles with the river views, bike trails, Pottawatomie park, golf courses, festivals, restaurants and much more! 2017 New Furnaces and Air Conditioning in all 3 units. Newly stained decks and patio. Fully rented through May/June...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Tips for Home Sellers
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Certain selling mistakes could lead to less money for your home than you wanted or other problems that make this process more complicated than it needs to be. Before you put your home on the market, keep...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your House?
If you list your home and fail to stir up interest in it, there is no reason to panic. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to ensure your house consistently garners homebuyers' attention. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you showcase your home to dozens of prospective buyers. 1. Bolster Your House's Curb...
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