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Roadmap to Selling Your Home

Your home holds all of your family’s memories, but maybe it doesn’t fit your needs any longer. When you’re ready to take the step and sell your home, make sure to set yourself up for success. We’ve put together a roadmap of milestones to help you plan out the selling process from start to finish. […]

Your Home Inspection Questions, Answered!

Congratulations! You’ve made it to your home inspection, which means you’re within reach of closing on your home. Unsure of what to expect? We (and your REALTOR®) here to help. Why should you have a home inspection done? Purchasing a home is a big commitment, and a home inspection is your way of knowing you’re […]

Make Your Open House A Success

So you’re selling your house, and now it’s time to show it off to buyers! Use these tips, and the help of your REALTOR®, to make a great first impression during your open house. Make Your Home Open House Ready Make sure your home is picture-perfect by the time your open house comes around. Here […]

The Ultimate Winter Maintenance To-Do List

As cold weather creeps in, it’s time to start looking at your winter maintenance to-do list. Use this list to start checking off your tasks to prepare for everything that comes with the wintry season. Check for Drafts Before Chicago temperatures drop consistently into the single and negative digits, save on your energy costs by […]

The Home Renovations That Will Bring You Joy – & ROI

Whether you’re doing a home renovation for your own pleasure, to update your space or to fix something that’s broken, home projects are always in demand. We’re breaking down the projects that bring the most joy to homeowners, and the ones that will make you the most money when you’re ready to sell. Home Projects […]

Cold Weather Tips for Safety and Prevention

During the winter season, it’s important to be proactive in protecting your family and your home from the elements. Below are our tips to combat the cold weather and prevent larger issues in the future. Increase your thermostat’s temperature 2 to 3 degrees on extra cold days Leave cabinet doors open if pipes are inside […]

4 First-Time Homebuyer Loans and Programs

Buying your first home can be a daunting task. But don’t fret, options are available to help you save money in the process! There are thousands of dollars available for first-time homebuyers through loans and programs in the Chicago area.   Find the right one to save you money on your home purchase.  1st Home Illinois  First-time homeowners, […]

Transfer Taxes: What You Need to Know

If you’re thinking about buying or selling your home, make sure you know about transfer taxes. These taxes are part of your cost when your home is sold and the title goes from one individual (you, the seller) to another individual (the new homebuyer). The state or city charges transfer taxes to complete a sale […]