Chicago Real Estate

March 15, 2021

The Best Way to Determine Home Value

Real Estate Home Value

 

Getting an accurate property value can be challenging when using the online home estimators. The online tool may not be pulling property details from up-to-date information. Take a look at our comments about the Zillow Zestimate. 

 

For an accurate home value estimate, go through a real estate ...

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Feb. 15, 2021

Protect your Home During a Cold Snap

cold weather tips for home

 

It’s not uncommon for Chicago to experience an extreme cold snap in January or February. And while not uncommon, it’s best not to be unprepared. There are a few different ways that frigid cold temperatures can cause damage to your home. Follow these simple steps in and around your ...

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Dec. 12, 2020

Advantages of Buying a Home in Winter

Menard Johnson Home Buying

 

In Chicago winter, with colder temps and snow approaching, you might assume that it’s not a good season to be looking for a home. As most are focused on holiday festivities, this opens up opportunities for home buyers. In our connected world with access to property listings, the real ...

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Nov. 12, 2020

Your Home Winter Checklist

Chicago Winter Home Checklist

 

As the weather turns colder and we spend more time indoors, it’s the perfect time to take inventory of regular maintenance and make a list of things that need to be fixed. Even if your home is running smoothly, regular maintenance is important. Preparing before the snow and cold ...

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Oct. 14, 2020

6 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Broker

Chicago New Construction Home

 

An online search for real estate will bring up a lot of information. So, why hire a broker? At first glance it may seem that buying or selling a home on your own will save you money. But that might not be the case. According to the National Association ...

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Sept. 15, 2020

Fall Leaf Cleanup Tips

Fall Leaves

 

Fall is a gorgeous time of year, especially in Chicago, with the bright autumn colors and cooler weather. But it also means dealing with falling leaves. While it might be tempting to avoid this chore, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by cleaning up the leaves. Over time, a ...

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Aug. 14, 2020

9 Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Broker

Questions to ask a real estate broker

Buying or selling a home is a big deal. It’s important to have a high comfort level with your real estate broker. When searching for a new broker, you can get referrals from friends, research online reviews and ask the broker for client referrals. All of these are important steps ...

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July 15, 2020

Preparing to Sell Your Home

 

Menard Johnson Chicago Real Estate

 

Whether selling a condominium, loft, multi unit or single family residence, making a strong first impression is key. How do you appeal to the emotional side of those looking to buy a home? By staging rooms so that the homebuyer can see themselves living in the property. Here ...

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May 15, 2020

DIY Home Design Ideas

 

Simple updates around your home changes the atmosphere. Some updates, such as adding color to your garden, painting the front door, replacing an old bathroom shower door or new lighting in the kitchen, can add value to your home. And while others may not notice the new details, they ...

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Nov. 4, 2019

Winterize Your Home Checklist

Winterize Chicago Home

 

As the weather turns colder and we spend more time indoors, it’s the perfect time to take inventory of regular maintenance and make a list of things that need to be fixed. Even if your home is running smoothly, regular maintenance is important. Preparing before the snow and cold ...

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