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  • The Real Estate Market is "Springing" Thinking about selling your home in spring ? Here are the top articles, blogs & news that can help you to get started.  5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare for the Spring Market by realtor.comStart packingClear away the clutterImprove your homeInterview real estate agents (call me!)...
  • Peak opportunity: news and real estate advice you can count on!   Great advice from Realtor blog. 4 Things to consider when taking advantage of the real estate market in Autumn:*Tax Benefits*Before Winter Arrives*Inventory Selection at it's Peak*Holidays are on the horizon, the best time is now Buying a Home in the...
  • These details below may or may not surprise you, but they do tell you a lot about the aging population in the United States.  Think beyond 'sandwich generation'; today's seniors are making a number of choices that you should be aware of.  This growing population is prioritizing the things important to them. The average...
  • The rightsizing process commonly triggers strong emotions, due to the sentimentality of items and lifetime mementos. Here are the top 10 things you can do to ease the process: Start with easy stuff. ​  Get rid of anything that's broken, damaged, or no longer wanted. Next, go to the out of the way spaces like attics, crawlspaces...
  • Real Estate Numbers in Chicago North Shore   The numbers below are generated from the MLS data and are showing year to date resutls in Chicago North Shore. Here are the top 3 towns by highest sold home, average sale price, and number of transactions. Single family homes, condos & townhomes were used for the average price....
  • Working with many clients over the years, I have learned that often a list of what to do is provided to homebuyers; but rarely a highlight of what to stay away from.  Here, I want to share with you the things to look out for as you embark on your new home purchase. Before you start to look for that new home, here are 5 things to avoid...
  • Buying a new home is an exciting time but also a very big decision. To make sure everything goes smoothly; once pre approved for your mortgage, you begin your home search while at the same time gathering the paperwork for your lender.  Here is a mortgage application checklist that will help you when working with your mortgage professional...
  • Canoeing with GoPro at Skokie Lagoons. This 5 minute video was created with iMovie, and is cut from 1h 20min video shoot.     Kayak & Canoe launch on Tower Road in Winnetka.   Directions to Chicago River Kayak & Canoe Rentals along site Tower Rd., West of Forest Way.  If you need a kayak or a canoe...
  • Make Your Home Easier to Sell with these 10 easy steps   1. Toss stacks of newspapers and magazines. Clear clutter. Store your small decorative items. Pack out-of-season clothing to make more closet space using storage organizers. Clean garage to make sure it reflects as space for cars; nothing else.  2.  Let more light...
  • Are you looking to sell your home? Here are some quick tips to consider:   The value of your home is NOT How much money or equity you have in it? What you need out of it? What did it appraise for? What you heard your neighbor’s sold for? How much it insures for? Based on memories and treasures.   The...

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