Chicago Real Estate

Home Staging Tip – Urban Gardening in Small Spaces

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by Kurt Clements Home staging means getting a home ready for sale with the goal to maximize the sale price and close a sale as fast as possible. Some home staging tasks are very dreary, like having to get the place sparkling clean. That is really not fun work. It may be better, if it is affordable, for the homeowner to …

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7 New Home Upgrades that Could Save Your Life

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by Kurt Clements One of the best things about moving into your new Chicago home is personalizing it and really making it yours. From hanging wall art to arranging furniture to finding the perfect spot for your grandmother’s hand crocheted afghan, it’s a real joy to decorate. But are you forgetting about the big investment you just made? Consider the following …

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3D Printing Used For Home Renovations And Construction

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by Kurt Clements 3D printing technology is a game-changer in the home construction business, including Chicago.  I thinks that the South Side of Chicago could benefit from these homes.  Not only is the technology capable of printing a home, but it can also be used to print one at a much lower cost when compared to traditional home construction. All3DP reports …

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Why Do People Stage Homes To Sell?

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by Kurt Clements If you’re selling your Chicago home, your real estate agent has likely advised you to stage your home to sell. But why exactly do people stage homes to sell? Some people go to great lengths to stage their home too, even going so far as moving possessions into storage units or renting furnishings! Check out our recent sales …

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4 Simple Tips To Make Sure Your Home Smells Inviting

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by Kurt Clements Take it from a Realtor that is in and out of hundreds of homes each month in Chicago, smell matters. As a diligent home seller, you’ve taken all your real estate agent’s advice about preparing your home for showings. You’ve de-cluttered, enhanced curb appeal and developed efficient strategies for leaving your home while viewings are taking place. But …

Hey South Siders!  Here’s Your Weekly List Of Upcoming Events!

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by Kurt Clements Hey South Siders!  Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events focused in the South Side, the Southwest Side, the Far Southwest Side, and the Far Southeast Side of Chicago. By the way, if you have any events you would like us to promote for you please email me at least 1 week in advance at [email protected]! Farmer’s …

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Rent-To-Own Opportunities For Those With Bad Credit

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by Kurt Clements In Chicago rent to own transactions are still a possibility. For those who have less than a stellar credit history; yet, who still want to have their own home, a rent-to-own option is worth considering. A rent-to-own (RTO) agreement is a hybrid between buying a home and renting a home. Usually, RTO deals require a significant down payment …

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Fed Holds Key Rate Steady As It Watches Economic Trends

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by Kurt Clements Federal Reserve policymakers held the federal funds rate at its current range of 2.25 to 2.50 percent. Analysts speculated that the Fed may lower its key rate based on signs of slowing economic growth and the President’s encouragement to lower the Fed rate. Federal Open Market Committee members cited “uncertainties” in support of their decision not to change …

Hey South Siders!  Here’s Your Weekly List Of Upcoming Events!

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by Kurt Clements Hey South Siders!  Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events focused in the South Side, the Southwest Side, the Far Southwest Side, and the Far Southeast Side of Chicago. By the way, if you have any events you would like us to promote for you please email me at least 1 week in advance at [email protected]! Farmer’s …

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4 Times When Laminate Flooring Is Better Than Hardwood

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by Kurt Clements Hardwood flooring is considered a premium flooring material. It’s natural, long-lasting, durable and comes in a wide assortment of colors, wood, stains and plank widths. But hardwood flooring isn’t always the best choice. If you’re looking at homes to buy and eliminating the ones with laminate flooring, you could be overlooking some important considerations. There are at least …