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It’s Pumpkin Spice Season: Plan A Neighborhood Potluck

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by Kurt Clements Fall is the time to get back into a comfortable routine, but it’s also a great time to incorporate social events into weekend work parties, and gather friends to offer neighbors a helping hand — or just moral support — to spruce up their property. With my Chicago homeowners fall is the last time to get a block …

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 …

Home Trends – Mindfulness

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Home Trends Includes Natural Mindfulness Designs by Kurt Clements Urban and suburban life offers wonderful conveniences and cultural benefits. But a downside that many families are experiencing is the pervasive use of electronics and disconnectedness from nature. We forget to include mindfulness as an option when looking for a home to purchase. This is also true for my South Side Chicago …

Want To Know Why Your Chicago Home Didn’t Sell? Not Enough People Saw It…

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Why isn’t your Chicago home selling? It is most likely because not enough people saw the listing! Check out our latest blog post!  We’ll get you up to speed on how to get your house off the market and sold quickly. Your Suspicions Are Confirmed Times have changed!  It’s not enough to simply “list, sit back, and wait!” Price is …

YOUR MORTGAGE APPLICATION WAS DENIED! Now What?

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This is our third entry in our ‘Now What?’ blog series designed to help those people that want to become a Chicago homeowner, but have no idea what to do. Your Mortgage Application Was Denied!  Now What? Back in the day I was at a Brian Tracy seminar and I listened to him speak.  He is an extraordinary speaker and personal …

Recently Inherited a Chicago Home That You Don’t Need? Here’s How to Get It Sold Without Too Much Stress

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Has a loved one or family member recently passed on and left you with their Chicago home? Inheriting a house can be a delightful gift, but it can also present a significant number of challenges that you must navigate. Let’s explore how to deal with an inherited house and, should you decide to, how to sell it without incurring too …

Curious About Chicago Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Fees? Here’s What You Need to Know

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If you are thinking of buying a condominium or a home that is part of a planned community, you have likely come across the term “homeowners’ association” or HOA. In short, the HOA is a coalition of local Chicago homeowners who have banded together to manage the needs of the local community. Let’s explore the concept of the homeowners’ association, …

Spring Is Coming to Chicago: Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning and Breathe New Life into Your Tired Spaces

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Chicago spring is almost here – and with it, the need to clean out the clutter and freshen up your home. Let’s explore a few tips that will help you to get a jump on your spring cleaning so that you can get outside and enjoy the nice weather later. Need It? No? It’s Got To Go! Do you consider yourself …

Buying a Chicago Rental Property? These 4 Key Tips Will Ensure You Buy One That Turns a Profit

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Are you considering purchasing a Chicago rental property? With today’s interest rates doing little to encourage saving, many individuals are looking elsewhere for new investment opportunities. In today’s blog post we’ll share four essential tips for buying a profitable rental property. Let’s get started. Buy A Property With Year-Round Potential Many real estate investors agree that the best rental properties …