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selling homes…a family tradition


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1120 Sandstone Drive, Libertyville IL

Fabulous walkout ranch located on the highly coveted Lake Minear.  Rare opportunity to purchase your own private beach, as well as a portion of the private island tucked behind the home.  Personal pier & motorboat rights come with the property as well.  $1,500,000  View photos here


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Buying a home? Ask yourself these 3 questions…

Have you ever noticed, when you are in the market to buy a car, boat or home, or change jobs, or travel – that everyone is an expert?  Sometimes, we need to smile, and say thank you for the advice, and walk away.  Heed our own head and heart.  And if you are thinking of buying, it wouldn’t hurt to ask yourself these 3 questions…


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Should you refinance your mortgage?

Are you one of the over 6 million homeowners who currently has a mortgage on your home?  Are you thinking about refinancing?  If you fit the profile of one of 5 homeowners types, then you want to take action.  Click here and take a minute to read this article, to see if you fall into the “refinance now” category.


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Fun (and completely useless) real estate trivia

Do you know why brass is the best metal for doorknobs?  Or what a red door in Scotland means?  Read these fun #realestate trivia facts to find out!

11 amazing real estate facts


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Buying a home is a big deal…

…so why would you do it alone?

Typically, real estate is the largest personal investment an individual will make.  It is also a very complicated process, having become more and more complex over the past several years.  A mistake can be very costly.  Don’t start the process by yourself.  Rely on the professionals who are there to assist buyers from start to finish.

Feeling overwhelmed?  You aren’t alone.  Click here to see what research shows…


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The top 10 perks of a 55 and older gated community are…

Often times, downsizing sellers who are entering their golden years are a bit at a loss as to which direction to head, when it comes to housing.  Most are accustomed to a large home, and today’s older generation tends to have lived in the same home for a number of decades.  Most have only owned that one home, the place where they first moved when they got married, raised their children, and often times became their retirement nest egg.

Over the past 10-15 years, 55 and older communities have increased in not only number, but in popularity.  While met with resistance when they initially hit the real estate world, now, these communities offer exactly what most of the senior homeowners are looking for…a place to call home.  Curious as to the top 10 benefits these communities offer?  Click here Top 10 perks


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Are you on Pinterest?

So are we! Stop by and follow our home-related boards!

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Want to buy a home? Why you shouldn’t let fear stop you…

Fear.  The afraid of the unknown.  The perfect topic for the spooky month of October, with it’s month-long celebration of Halloween.  However, fear is also a dreadful emotion to feel, and face, when pursuing the goal of buying a home.  It’s okay to be afraid.  Buying a home is a big step, both financially and emotionally.  It is also one of the most rewarding steps you can take in life.  So don’t give up!

Buying a home?  Don’t let fear get in the way.


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Fall influenced decor

Oranges, yellows & reds seem to be mostly associated with the Fall season. However, these wonderfully warm colors are great to use all year long.  Especially in colder climates, or dimly lit spaces (like the north rooms of a home).  Want to warm up your home’s decor?  Take a look at some of these ideas …

Fall Color Schemes


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How much higher are interest rates today, than 30 years ago?

The answer to the above question may surprise you.  This infographic provides an interesting perspective on interest rates. Thinking of #buyingahome or #refinancing? Now may be your time…

http://ow.ly/BqTjh