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Posted on 05/16/2022
A Basic Guide to Flood Safety
Floods are among the most common natural disasters homeowners contend with. Since flooding can be caused by many things--hurricanes, heavy rain, thawing snow and more--your home may be at risk no matter where you live. Luckily, there are plenty of simple measures you can take to prepare for a possible flood and stay safe during one. Here are...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
The Pros & Cons of Higher Down Payments: What Homebuyers Should Consider
Buying a home requires extensive financial planning. While the widely accepted standard for down payments has been 20% of the purchase price for decades, many are wondering if that’s still required. In reality, there are ways to qualify for a mortgage with less than 20% down payment—even some options without a down payment at all. However, there are...
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Posted on 05/02/2022
Home Safety Basics: Fire Prevention
Keeping your home safe doesn't have to be complicated. By practicing good habits and establishing best practices with everyone in your household, you can prepare for--and prevent--major issues. Fire safety is a particular concern that can be accomplished by remembering a few simple tips. Here are the basics of household fire safety: Maintain & Test Your Smoke Detectors...
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Posted on 04/30/2022
7734 S Luella Avenue S, Chicago, IL 60649 is now new to the market!
BEST AND ROOMIEST HOUSE AT A VALUE THAT CAN'T BE BEAT. This 5 bdrm, 3-1/2 bths is perfect for your family. Newly rehabbed in 2020. Space for everyone. Great for entertaining. Wonderful neighbors on a quiet tree-lined street. Minutes from the beach and South Shore Country Club. Every feature you can imagine and the fireplace adds a WOW-factor you won't believe...come see it...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
Oak Park, IL Real Estate Market Update 4/29/2022
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Posted on 04/25/2022
Trending plants for your living room
Plants in the living room have been a steadfast interior design trend over the last several years. With this trend's enduring appeal, it's helpful to know more about the most popular plants featured in professional designs. Here are some of the most popular trending plants to have in your space: Monstera deliciosa Monstera deliciosa, sometimes called the Swiss...
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Posted on 04/18/2022
Quick Tips for Setting Up Your Gaming Home Theater
Home theaters are great for watching movies, but they can also make ideal gaming rooms. With a big screen, high-quality sound system and comfortable seating, you can create an enjoyable gaming environment in your home. Whether you want to play old favorites or try new games, these tips can help you with setting up a home theater to...
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Posted on 04/11/2022
Understanding grandmillennial style
Sometimes called “granny chic,” the grandmillennial style of decorating has come to the forefront of accessible design trends. Grandmillennial style is a perfect balance of new and vintage, mixing beloved heirloom pieces with contemporary essentials. To help you understand the basics of this chic yet comfortable decorating scheme, here are some of the key elements of the style:...
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Posted on 04/04/2022
Mortgage basics: A brief 30-year mortgage guide
Most homebuyers, even those just starting their first-time homeowner journey, have learned a thing or two about 30-year mortgages. For example, some 30-year mortgages will let you pay the mortgage down earlier than 30-years, while others may fix a prepayment penalty to that plan to make up the loss in revenue from the interest rate. But what about...
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Posted on 03/30/2022
Oak Park, IL Real Estate Market Update 3/30/2022
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Posted on 03/28/2022
Is a Walk-In Closet Right for You? What to Consider
Walk-in closets continue to be a popular trend for home upgrades and renovations. They can be an excellent addition to your lifestyle and a significant selling point for potential homebuyers. However, when determining whether adding a walk-in closet is the best idea, there are many things to consider. Here are the key advantages and disadvantages of walk-in closets...
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Posted on 03/21/2022
How to Hide Your Radiator: 3 Simple Design Ideas
Does your home have a wall radiator you wish you could hide? While immobile, radiators can be hidden or disguised in plenty of creative ways. If you're looking for smart and safe ways to make your radiator less of an eyesore, here are some ideas to try. Upcycled Iron A clever way to hide your radiator while also...
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