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How to Know When You’re Ready to Own a Home
Posted on 06/16/2019
How to Know When You’re Ready to Own a Home
Owning a home is a big part of the American Dream. In fact, it’s such a part of American life that entire television networks devote hours of airtime to buying, selling, and renovating homes to riveted audiences across the country. So surely, owning a home is a good thing. Right? It all depends. Is owning a home right...
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Have You Tried Dry-Scaping?
Posted on 06/09/2019
Have You Tried Dry-Scaping?
No matter where you live, smart planning means landscaping for your climate. While magazines, websites and home and garden television shows display verdant English gardens dripping with wisteria and spritely fountains, responsible landscaping means ecologically sustainable plants and watering systems is the way to go. If you’re in a newly built home, designing a low-maintenance yard from scratch...
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6 Tips to Maintain Your Lawn Mower
Posted on 06/02/2019
6 Tips to Maintain Your Lawn Mower
If you have a beautiful lawn, it is also right to assume that you have your own lawn mower. This tool is essential for people who always want to make sure that their lawn is well taken care of. The same goes for your mower, but the question is to keep in excellent condition all summer long. Use...
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Review Your Home Selling Options
Posted on 05/26/2019
Review Your Home Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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Bad Habits That Can Affect Getting Mortgage
Posted on 05/19/2019
Bad Habits That Can Affect Getting Mortgage
Securing a mortgage can be quite challenging if you do not meet specific requirements and demands made by the lenders. But really, you can’t blame lenders or mortgage companies for setting up these rules. Most of these demands are made to ensure the borrower can repay a loan without too much of a problem. Everyone has one or...
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Choosing the Right Mattress for Your Home
Posted on 05/12/2019
Choosing the Right Mattress for Your Home
Buying a new mattress requires some careful considerations because a bed is not what you buy and use for a few months. A mattress lasts for several years in the home. On this note, there are some factors you should consider when buying a new bed. You must be able to choose the mattress that will give you...
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How to Make Your Kitchen More Appealing to Buyers
Posted on 05/05/2019
How to Make Your Kitchen More Appealing to Buyers
Putting your house on the market is a lot like preparing to host a holiday party; you want to make the best possible impression on people without having to spend a small fortune in the process! Assuming your home is not drastically outdated or in disrepair, there are a lot of simple things you can do to make it...
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Organize Your Important Life Documents
Posted on 04/21/2019
Organize Your Important Life Documents
The last thing your family needs is to have no idea where to find your important papers and last wishes when confronted with a sudden illness or death. No one wants to talk about these things but taking the time to organize your paperwork can give your loved ones true peace of mind when dealing with your estate....
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10924 Clearwater Lane, Plainview, IL 62685 now has a new price of $259,000!
Posted on 04/18/2019
10924 Clearwater Lane, Plainview, IL 62685 now has a new price of $259,000!
ENJOY THIS INCREDIBLE VIEW OF THE LAKE from the Great Room, Master Bedroom, Loft and the lower level Family Room. Chase the chills away this winter with a roaring fire in the Great Room and Family Room fireplaces of this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. In the summer time enjoy entertaining on the wrap around deck, patios and the firepit. Boat dock and deck at the waterfront. There is a 50 year warranty on the Roof. Aeration Septic System. Enjoy as a year round home or second home where family and guests can be on separate levels with bedroom and baths on all three...
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Luxury Condo or Country Estate?
Posted on 04/14/2019
Luxury Condo or Country Estate?
The millionaire lifestyle conjures up visions of luxurious Country French-style mansions nestled in verdant estates at the end of a mile-long tree-lined drive, their arching bows of blossoms dipping overhead as you pass through in your top-down convertible. And that lifestyle is a perfectly pleasant way to live. But is it your way to live? Luxury comes in...
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Another Property Sold - 1313 Jane Drive, Gillespie, IL 62033
Posted on 04/12/2019
Another Property Sold - 1313 Jane Drive, Gillespie, IL 62033
SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HO-HUM AND WOW!! Get your showing set up TODAY to view this 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with a beautiful heated sun room in Kimberly Estates. You won’t want to miss this one! Completely remodeled in 2018. Laminate wood flooring (13 millimeter), all rooms painted with low VOC paint, new serving and baking counter and cabinets in eat-in dinette area, closet organizers added s added in the bedroom closets, bathrooms were all remodeled, all new fans and lighting throughout and there is a new storage shed in the back yard.. Furnace/AC and roof new in 2014. Don’t miss out on this one—call to setup your...
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Another Property Sold - 900 East Columbia Street, Litchfield, IL 62056
Posted on 04/12/2019
Another Property Sold - 900 East Columbia Street, Litchfield, IL 62056
LOOKING FOR A HOME ON ONE LEVEL? This is it! This 3 bedroom, one bath ranch with oversized 2 car detached garage sits on a large lot. Hardwood floors throughout. New breaker box, 10/18. Priced to...
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