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!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Confidence in Housing Market Grows



In 2008 our economy was shocked and housing concerns skyrocketed. According to a National Housing survey conducted this June, consumers are becoming more and more confident in regards to purchasing homes. Normal levels have yet to be reached, but this is a great sign. 

See this MSNarticle and video, and check out the bright spots yet understandable wariness of the current housing market.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Wild Idea in the Windy City



You all know that I deal with homes in the Chicago suburbs, but this Houzz.com article still hits home since it’s about my favorite city! 
A Lincoln Park home is highlighted for its art, architecture, and intuitiveness with space-obviously city homes aren’t known for their large yards.   
The images will make you rethink your spaces, especially since this home was once only inhabitable by pigeons due to its roof collapsing! 
Enjoy this inspiring article and let me know what fun and inventive ways you have made your house your own!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Peak home prices are years away…but should you sell now?



Selling your home is a big decision. 
Getting the price you want for your home in the current state of the economy is always a gamble.  

Although home prices have rebounded from the recession, how do you know if now is the right time to put your house on the market?  This MSN RealEstate article and corresponding video dives into the issue and gives you some insight to aid in your decision.