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selling homes…a family tradition


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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…

Click here to see the list


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Why it’s important to use a professional when you sell…

The Importance of Using an Agent When Selling Your Home | Keeping Current Matters


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Want the ultimate kitchen? Try these tips…

Ahhhhh…the holiday season is quickly approaching.  For some people, that means spending extra time in the kitchen – or worse yet, having lots of guests spend extra time in your kitchen.

In the world of real estate, the kitchen is generally the center of the home.  It tends to be a major focal point of buyers, and it usually is the most expensive room in the house.  And the room that we spend the most time in.  Not only to prepare and eat meals, it also serves as a homework space, hobby nook, home office and entertainment hub.  Have you ever noticed how many people congregate in the kitchen, whenever you invite a group to your home?

Better Homes & Garden put together 25 Tips to Get the Ultimate Kitchen.  While some are a bit more extensive (& expensive) to pull off, there are also some simple ideas that can easily be completed in time for the holidays.  Love your kitchen, it is such an important part of your home!

What one change could you make today?


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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