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Five Things You Can Start Doing Now to Sell Next Year

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Embracing spontaneity may be good for last minute Blackhawks tickets or an evening out with friends, but preparing your home to sell on the fly—not so much. Springtime is generally one of the most active times for the Chicago real estate market. And by spring, real estate brokers…

These Surprising Features May Increase Your Home’s Value

Mark.Miles
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Most people know the benefits of upgrading their home’s interior and exterior when looking to increase the value of the property, but you may be surprised to find out that these neighborhood features can impact your home’s worth. These neighborhood amenities are worth keeping in mind when it comes…

Chicago Yearly Home Prices Hits 25 Year High

Mark.Miles
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According to the October report by the Case Shiller Home Price Index, single family home prices rose 10.9% over last year. This is a blast of good news to counteract the blast of frigid air that has bombarded the city of late.

Remember These Unique Tips to Sell Your Home

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You’ve already been told to clean out your closets, eliminate the clutter and give the lawn a makeover, but did you know there are additional steps you can take to sell your home that have nothing to do with cleaning, remodeling or staging? While it’s important to provide…

How to Improve Your Chicago Home’s Curb Appeal

Mark.Miles
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If you’ve been preparing your Chicago home for the market, you’ve likely spent a great deal of time and money on improvements, renovations and staging. The interior of your property is immaculate—devoid of any discernable flaws that could be detected by even the pickiest of buyers. But unless…

Recognizing the Best Offer for Your Chicago Home

Mark.Miles
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You’ve made the necessary improvements to your Chicago home, had every room professionally staged, your real estate agent has expertly priced your property and you’ve hosted a number of showings for several potential buyers. Now it’s time to start fielding bids. Sounds straight forward enough, right? While homeowners…

Selling Your Chicago Home in 2012

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The Chicago Tribune had a good article on Friday about options for that home that wouldn’t sell in 2011. There are a number of resources owners can tap for fresh selling approaches and ideas on how to make your property more attractive to buyers in the current market.