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3 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid
Posted on 07/21/2019
3 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid
With so much to think about these days, it is not surprising that some first-time home buyers make mistakes they later regret as they shop for a home for sale. Presented here are some of the most popular mistakes, along with tips to help you avoid a similar fate. Looking for a home before getting a mortgage Many...
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Another Property Sold - 3536 Frontenac Court, Aurora, IL 60504
Posted on 07/20/2019
Another Property Sold - 3536 Frontenac Court, Aurora, IL 60504
Completely updated 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse with an ideal location close to Route 34, Metra, dining, and shopping! Gleaming hardwood flooring in the living room and dining room and ceramic tile in the kitchen and foyer, vaulted ceilings with skylight, updated lighting, and a cozy fireplace. Updated powder room on the 1st floor. Updated white trim and doors! Lovely kitchen with upgraded cabinets and an eating area. Upstairs features a huge loft with a walk-out balcony, two bedrooms, and wood laminate flooring. Large master bedroom with new master bathroom. Need even more space? Check out the finished basement with ceramic tile and...
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You Can Buy a Home Without an Agent, But…
Posted on 07/14/2019
You Can Buy a Home Without an Agent, But…
You may be thinking to yourself that rather than hiring an agent, you could use that commission money for something else. In most cases, buyers' real estate agents will ask for five to eight percent of the property's purchase price, which is certainly not cheap. After all, can’t you just post your ideal house on a Facebook forum...
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Update Your Family Room with a Fresh Fireplace
Posted on 07/07/2019
Update Your Family Room with a Fresh Fireplace
You've moved into your vintage home with grand plans to update it as you go. Some renovations must wait for your budget to improve. But here are some budget-wise ways to update the family room and move your home in the direction you want by giving your fireplace an update or upgrading your mantel. Freshen the fireplace Arguably...
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Using a Tankless Water Heater
Posted on 06/30/2019
Using a Tankless Water Heater
Ever have one of those random mornings that everything goes wrong? Worst of all, everyone in the house managed to get ahead of you into the shower and now there's no more hot water. Ugh! You demand hot water! At least, you'd like to. And you can make demands with an on-demand hot water system. On-demand Tankless Water...
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Another Property Sold - 230 Mondovi Drive, Oswego, IL 60543
Posted on 06/29/2019
Another Property Sold - 230 Mondovi Drive, Oswego, IL 60543
WELCOME HOME TO THIS VICTORIA MEADOWS BEAUTY WITH ROOM FOR EVERYONE! 4-5 BEDROOMS OFFERS IN-LAW ARRANGEMENT ON MAIN FLOOR, 3 FULL BATHS, 3 CAR GARAGE & OPEN PRAIRIE VIEWS BEHIND. YOU ARE GREETED BY A LIGHT & BRIGHT OPEN FLOOR PLAN W/CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, LARGE FOYER, OPEN STAIRCASE, ATTRACTIVE CERAMIC FLOORING COMPLIMENTED BY NEW CARPET & PAINT IN MANY ROOMS. CHEERFUL UPDATED ISLAND KITCHEN HAS LOADS OF 42" CABINETS, CORIAN COUNTERTOPS & TWO PANTRIES. ENJOY FAMILY TIME IN THE SPACIOUS FAMILY ROOM W/WALL OF WINDOWS FOR OUTDOOR VIEWS. THE BACK FOYER LEADS TO DEN/5TH BEDROOM, FULL BATH, LAUNDRY ROOM & GARAGE ACCESS. MASTER SUITE BOAST A LARGE...
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Do you want to Buy a Home, or Build a Home?
Posted on 06/23/2019
Do you want to Buy a Home, or Build a Home?
Build or buy is the age-old question humanity has asked ourselves since the dawn of time, or since real estate became a thing. So which should you choose, and why? Ask yourself the following questions to help simplify the decision for you and your family. How long do you want to wait? Buying a finished house has the...
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What to Consider when Choosing Windows
Posted on 06/16/2019
What to Consider when Choosing Windows
Windows have both aesthetic and functional uses in the home. They help the keep the fresh air in the house and the elements out. Windows are also an essential source of security in a home, and poorly secured windows can be dangerous for you. Many people do not plan enough for windows when building or renovating a house....
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How Much Should You Spend on a Smart House Device?
Posted on 06/09/2019
How Much Should You Spend on a Smart House Device?
There is no set amount that a homeowner should spend on a smart house device. In fact, depending on the smart gadgets you purchase, you may wind up spending only a few dollars, or hundreds, on these devices. But if you understand how to shop for smart home gadgets, you may be better equipped than other property owners to...
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Downsizing With Your Dog
Posted on 06/02/2019
Downsizing With Your Dog
So, you recently downsized your living space. You mentally prepared to adjust your lifestyle to a more compact living area, you reorganized all your belongings, implemented new storage systems and found the most effective furniture arrangements, but what about the dog? While the new living arrangement might be a little adjustment for you, it could be a more...
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Another Property Sold - 25662 South Ascot Court, Channahon, IL 60410
Posted on 05/30/2019
Another Property Sold - 25662 South Ascot Court, Channahon, IL 60410
Immaculate Hunter's Crossing quad level town home on quiet cul de sac boasts open floor plan. Large living room with vaulted ceilings is open to dine in kitchen w/island/breakfast bar that opens to deck. 2 ample sized bedrooms upstairs, finished basement with full bath and large family room, could esily be converted to another bedroom. New roof 2017. 2 car garage. All appliances stay. Neutral decor through out makes it easy to add your personal touches. Perfect for a starter home, investment property (association allows rentals) or for someone looking to down size. Association responsible for grass and snow removal. No SSA, Minooka...
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