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Salt of the Shire

Crazy Uncle Mike left warm, sunny East Bohemia, Czech Republic, for a 6-week visit in warm, balmy Chicago. In addition to business planning for 2019 and lively discussions about SEO and beta testing a microphone for our Podcast program, he …

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Chicago Market Report – January 2019

Flip through this data packed report for insights, trends and the general outlook on your local real estate market. If you want to dig a bit deeper give me a call to discuss how the trends impact the value of your …

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Create an At-Home Haven to Recharge This Winter

A home should be a destination to recharge after a chaotic day of work, commuting, running errands or transporting kids around. It should serve as a retreat to help you feel nurtured and relaxed — not stressed from unfinished chores …

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How Does Tax Proration Work?

Taxes may be the last thing on your mind as you advance through the homebuying process. Yet, there are important tax considerations that need to be worked out before you get to the closing table. One of those considerations is …

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How the economy impacts Chicagoland Real estate

“Lately, the economy hasn’t been all that fun to watch. Wild stock market fluctuations in the final weeks of 2018, uncertainty over the impact of economic tariffs and a predicted drop in the gross domestic product are all a bit …

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Chicago Market Report – December 2018

Flip through this data packed report for insights, trends and the general outlook on your local real estate market. If you want to dig a bit deeper give me a call to discuss how the trends impact the value of your …

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Staging Your Home – 12 Ideas that Sell

Ah, the age-old seller question: do I really need to put effort into staging my home? The answer: YES. Expecting to sell your home at your asking price without staging is similar to your Freshman year of college when you …

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Chicago Market Report – November 2018

Flip through this data packed report for insights, trends and the general outlook on your local real estate market. If you want to dig a bit deeper give me a call to discuss how the trends impact the value of your …

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Limoncello

The smell of grated lemon evokes a swirl of memories for me (right up there with garlic, basil and rosemary) .  A most recent memory is of coming home to find my creative, fabulous and very talented sister in law (also incredibly …

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Moving Away Party Planning 101

When it comes time to pick up and move your whole entire life to a new place, there are often a lot of different emotions involved. On one hand it’s exciting that you’re starting fresh in a new home; perhaps …

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