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Should You Buy A Fixer Upper Or Move-In Ready Home?

December 14, 2018 by Kurt Clements There’s a lot to be said for buying a move-in ready home. All you have to do is put your things away and start living your life. On the other hand, buying a fixer upper has its advantages, too. You can get a great bargain on a fixer upper home. So which one should you choose? …

3 Things You Need To Know About Divorce And Homeownership

by Kurt Clements Divorce can be an incredibly emotional and financially stressful time. Questions about what happens to assets and the family home add to the anxiety. Each state has divorce laws that differ and that can complicates decision-making. For example, marital assets are distributed differently in community property states from equitable distribution ones. The idea of 50-50 splits may be …

Complete These Repairs Before You List Your Home

by Kurt Clements Chicago expects the best when it comes to selling your home. There are several things to do when you prepare to list your home for sale. One of the projects you’ll need to do is complete certain repairs. Your home should be in the best possible condition before your real estate agent shows it to potential buyers. While …

9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season—Starting From Home

By Kurt Clements The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with holiday joy. But there’s no need to stop at your front door. Let the spirit of the season radiate outward from your house into …

How To Keep Your Pets Safe During Your Home Sale

by Kurt Clements If you have pet in Chicago they likely are going to be inside.  As a homeowner, you probably wonder what you can do to keep them safe after you decide to put your home up for sale. With all the disruption going on during a home sale, it’s all too easy for pets to get lost, frightened or even injured. Learn …

Guide to Quartz, Granite and Laminate Countertops

by Kurt Clements It can be confusing choosing the right countertop material for your kitchen. Most investors for Chicago rehabbed homes on the South Side use granite, but more and more are using quartz.  Here is a list of some common countertop materials along with their pros and cons. Knowing the differences will help you choose the right material to serve …