Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Checklist for Your Home

The Chicagoland area is (finally!) experiencing some nice weather, and now is the time, before Summer is in full swing, to update the ‘to-do’ list for your home.

You want to fire up the grill, but before you do make sure your yard is free of hazards. You’re ready to get some fresh air, but first make sure you’ve cleaned and repaired your screen doors and windows.

Tips like these and others are all highlighted in this Houzz.com article for your convenience.  Some decorating inspirations in picture-form are included as well. Before you know it you’ll have your outdoor kitchen set up and entertaining into the beautiful evening hours!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May Checklist for Your Home



The Chicagoland area is (finally!) experiencing some nice weather, and now is the time, before Summer is in full swing, to update the ‘to-do’ list for your home. 

You want to fire up the grill, but before you do make sure your yard is free of hazards. You’re ready to get some fresh air, but first make sure you’ve cleaned and repaired your screen doors and windows. 

Tips like these and others are all highlighted in this houzz.com article for your convenience.  Some decorating inspirations in picture-form are included as well. Before you know it you’ll have your outdoor kitchen set up and entertaining into the beautiful evening hours! 

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Monday, March 9, 2015

March Check List – Spring Can’t Come Soon Enough!



Officially the first day of Spring is March 20th this year.  If you’re anything like me you are anxiously awaiting the day when you can stow away your winter boots to make room for sandals, and exchange storm windows for screens.

It’s only a few weeks away, so let’s get ready for spring with a March checklist for the home! From exterior to interior, this is a great start to prepare for the upcoming season. Go to this Houzz.com article for great tips, images, and reminders of how you can welcome spring with arms (and windows) wide open! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Is your Agent Telling you Everything you Need to Know?



Trulia came out with a great blog on some key bullet points that every seller should know before they sell their home.  Although the market currently has a low amount of inventory, that doesn’t mean your house will sell as fast as you would like. 

With these 6 key points, you will be more informed about what to do before your house goes up for sale, and most likely have a better chance at selling it successfully!

Monday, November 17, 2014

10 Ways to Get Your Living Room Holiday Ready!



The holiday season is here and with it comes the entertaining season!  From cocktail parties with neighbors to out of town guests staying through the New Year, you’ll want to get your home holiday-ready! 

This Houzz.com article breaks down the best ways to pull your living room together for the season.  The room where most of your time will be spent, the Living Room needs to be warm and inviting, but also clutter-free with extra room for all those Christmas presents! 

Read  the 10 ways you can get your living room ready for the holidays, and remember these are also great tips to get you that much closer to market your home for  sale in the Spring! 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

U.S. Existing Home Sales at One-Year high, Prices Up



A real estate sign advertising a home for sale is pictured in Vienna, Virginia, outside of Washington, October 20, 2014.
Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing
The housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track, according to this Reuters article.   
Home sales increased to the strongest numbers since September of last year.   
Also a recent decline in mortgage rates should help support sales as well. 

For more information and the full article, click on this link, and contact me with questions. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

4 Reasons to Live in the Suburbs



If you’re a city dweller and are starting to think about making the move to the burbs, read this MSN article to give you more peace of mind on this big decision. 

Living in the suburbs for over 30 years now, I could give you more than four reasons why it is just as fabulous as living in the city, but these top four are reason enough. 

Whether you’re doing it to expand your family, slow down your pace, or to improve your quality of life, this article will reassure you that the suburbs are going to give you what you’re looking for and even more than you need. Plus the city is just a Metra ride away!