Fall Outdoor Lighting Tips

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by Kurt Clements Many people associate the fall months with cooler temperatures and changing colors. But another defining characteristic of fall is that the days become shorter. When showing homes in Chicago my hours of work get shorter too because of the sun going down. Yes, there’s limited daylight, as the sun rises later and sets earlier.   Find out why …

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Common Misconceptions About House Flipping

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by Kurt Clements Reality TV shows have energized everyday people to dive into the real estate market and make money flipping houses. The dramatic presentation and profitable end results make the industry seem like a sure thing. But house-flipping, like any industry, has its share of challenges. In the South Side of Chicago it appears like everyone is flipping.  However the …

5 Things To Know About Severe Weather And Homeowners Insurance

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by Kurt Clements  – Sever Weather of Palm Tree, Not in Chicago The average homeowner feels secure knowing they have insurance in the event of a severe weather calamity. Most people believe that no matter what happens, they have paid for protection against disaster. Unfortunately, not every homeowners insurance policy provides full reimbursement from severe weather losses. Hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and other …

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5 Things To Do This Fall To Get Ready For Winter

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by Kurt Clements Simple home and yard tips don’t have to take a lot of time, but can save a lot of headaches if that first winter storm catches you unaware. In Chicago our first winter storm can happen anytime. Take the advice of a Chicago Realtor that sells a ton of homes each year and prepare your home for winter …

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4 Things You Should Know About Conventional Mortgage Rates

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By Kurt Clements Securing the best conventional mortgage rate possible can pose a challenge for even veteran property buyers. Your mortgage rate will be determined by a variety of factors that pertain to your unique financial portfolio as well as economic forces. While no one has full control over all of the things that influence the process, understanding the manageable aspects …

Want To Buy A Home? Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

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by Kurt Clements Burdensome student loan debt and a penchant for purchasing new electronics by 20- and 30-somethings can make saving up for a down payment on a home seem impossible. But Millennials and other potential home buyers may be surprised to discover that previous generations had money-saving challenges of their own. Consider for a moment that many of our valued …

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Buying A Home? Take Stock Of These Things

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By Kurt Clements What are some of the most important factors that buyers take into consideration when looking for a new home in the south side of Chicago? There are the obvious things like price, square footage, location and lot size. Those are the basics. Other things that are often weighed are garage size, how updated the kitchen and baths are …

Long-Distance House Hunting Tips

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House hunting is stressful enough even if you are moving to another part of town. However, when you are searching for a house from afar, it can make the task of finding the right home for your needs seem almost impossible.  As a Realtor in the South Side of Chicago I always want to help clients moving in understand the …

Tips for Selling Your Home This Fall

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Tips For Selling Your Home This Fall August 23, 2018 by Kurt Clements Football season has kicked off, temperature cooling and pumpkin spice everything is right around the corner.  While most people associate the spring and summer months as the ideal times of year to buy or sell, fall is still a great time to put your home on the market.  In …

Chicago Listings Need Flowers

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Chicago Listings Need Flower Power While the weather is still pleasant this fall, it can be a good idea to plan ahead for early spring blooms. Trim shrubbery, plant bulbs, install new edging or add whimsical garden accessories to assure that when spring rolls around you’ll have something attractive to look at. This is especially true for South Side Chicago …