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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 […]

A Monthly, Quarterly & Yearly Home Maintenance Checklist To Keep In Your Back Pocket

Maintaining your home’s value is important for when you potentially sell it in the future, and it can be vital for your personal health and wellness. Don’t feel daunted by this responsibility! Here’s your ultimate yearly home maintenance list for monthly, quarterly and yearly upkeep. Monthly Clean kitchen disposal with diswashing detergent and a combination […]