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Tips For Selling Your Home In The Winter

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by Kurt Clements Winter typically isn’t one of the busier home buying seasons, especially in the South Side of Chicago – those seasons are reserved for spring and summer. But to think that you can’t sell your home at market value during the winter months is being naive. In fact, you can even use some of the characteristics that define the …

Foreclosure Rates Expected To Dip Below 12-Year Low

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by Kurt Clements The record-setting pace of the U.S. economy continues to positively impact the housing market and home foreclosures now stand at an astonishing 12-year low. As a Realtor in the South Side of Chicago the market continues to impress me too. Coming off a GDP growth rate of 4.1 percent and a historic bull stock market run, everyday Americans …

Winterizing Your Yard: 3 Landscape Tips

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by Kurt Clements Did you see the snow flurries in Chicago on Saturday, winter already?  It is time to get your property winterized for the Chicago cold that is coming. Here are 3 tips to assure that your yard will not only survive the winter, but flourish during the dormant season. They’ll assure that your landscape will greet spring full of …

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Real Estate Remains A Strong Wealth Management Investment

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by Kurt Clements A young long-haul trucker driver once took an elder’s advice and invested all of his money into real estate. Even though he was seldom at home to enjoy the fruits of his labor, he hired a property management company to handle the properties. The advice that stuck with the driver was simple. “They’re not making any more of …