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What do you really want your listing agent to tell you?

Selling your home?  It’s not our awards that will help us sell your home, it’s our actions.  See what KCM Blog suggests that your agent focus on, here.

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Top 13 tips for homebuyers to follow…

Is buying a home on your list of 2015 resolutions? Zillow has compiled a true, and amusing, list of 13 hints to follow. Spoiler – sex, drugs and rock n’ roll aren’t in the top 13…

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A good reason to buy a home NOW…

Speculation is that rates will RISE in 2015.  Thinking of buying?  Here is what it can mean to your bank account…
Buyers Purchasing Power | Keeping Current Matters


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SWALCO opens new electronic recycling sites

Is clearing out your home’s clutter one of your New Year resolutions?  If so, I am sure that you have an old computer, laptop, printer or even a fax machine hidden away somewhere.  Do you know that there are certain electronic items that may not be disposed of in a landfill?  If not, you aren’t alone.  Most people are not aware that, since 2012, Illinois law prohibits printers, scanner, televisions and computers from being “tossed out with the trash.”  SWALCO of Lake County opened up new collection facilities, as of January 2, 2015.  For a list of accepted items, hours & locations, please click here

New Drop-off Locations:

Antioch: Waste Management North 22333 Route 173, Antioch, IL
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Excluding holidays.
​Grant Township: Road District Facility 26535 Molidor Rd., Ingleside, IL
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Excluding holidays
​Grayslake: Public Works Facility, Recycling Center 585 Berry Ave., Grayslake, IL
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Also accepts: Cardboard, mixed paper, household containers, shoes, clothing and textiles
​Highland Park: Firearms Training Center 1180 Half Day Rd., Highland Park, IL
Every Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1st Saturday of the month 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Excluding holidays
Also accepts: Fluorescent light bulbs, foam containers, foam packaging materials, clothing and textiles
​Wauconda Township: Road District Facility 505 W. Bonner Rd., Wauconda, IL
1st Saturday of the month: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Excluding holidays
Also accepts: Fluorescent light bulbs
​Waukegan: Public Works Facility 1700 McAree Rd., Waukegan, IL
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Excluding holidays
Also accepts: Clothing and textiles