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Real Estate & Rogers Park Updates, News, and Information

Welcome to my Real Estate Blog!

Here I'll share news, insights and tips I've learned from my 35 years in the real estate business. Be sure to check back often to read news and information about the latest trends in the market, as well as tips and tricks for buying and selling homes. Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to sell your home, my insights can help you navigate the world of real estate with confidence. Plus, I'll keep you updated on local neighborhood information and happenings alongside miscellaneous tips and tricks about home ownership, to boot. Thanks for stopping by!


My Latest Blog Entries & Articles


Why A Home Inspection is Important: What You Need to Know

Getting a home inspection is one of the smartest things you can do when considering purchasing property - whether it's your first home or investment property. Home inspections give you critical information about the condition of the property so that you can make an informed decision before signing on the dotted line.

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Why Are Selling Conditions So Good For Sellers Today?

Are you thinking of whether or not to sell your home? If so, consider this: recent studies have shown that homes are selling faster and for more money than they have in years. So if you're looking to sell, now may be the time! Keep in mind, though, that it's important to market your home correctly if you want to get the best price. Learn more about why now is the perfect time to sell!

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What Credit Score do I Need to By a Home?

It is important to understand your credit score before you start the mortgage process. A credit score is a number that reflects your creditworthiness. It's based on information in your credit report, such as how much you owe and how regularly you pay your bills. Your credit score can affect your ability to get a mortgage. Generally, the higher your credit score, the lower your interest rate will be.

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10 Commandments of Choosing the Right Agent

In a seller’s market, it’s more important than ever to hire the right real estate agent. With so much competition for buyers, you need an agent who understands the demands of this type of market and knows how to get your home in front of the right people. In this blog post, we will discuss the 10 commandments of choosing a real estate agent in a seller’s market. Follow these tips, and you are sure to find the best agent for your needs!

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Selling Your Home? Don't Go It Alone

When selling your home, it is important to remember that working with a professional real estate agent is more important than ever. Selling your home on your own may save you some money in commission costs, but it could end up costing you much more in the long run. A real estate agent will have the knowledge and experience to get your home sold. Here are six ways a professional real estate agents can save you time and money.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist: 8 Places You're Probably Forgetting

Hey, it's that time of year again where the sun is shining and everyone is getting ready to do some serious Spring Cleaning. But before you start scrubbing your floors and dusting your shelves, make sure you check out our list of 8 places you're probably forgetting to clean, so you can make sure your house is spick and span before the warmer weather arrives. Read about the most forgotten Spring Cleaning places now!

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8 Simple Ways to Spruce Up Your Spring Décor

Spring is finally here! From the warming weather to the blooming greenery, there is just so much to love about this season. It’s time to pack up your cozy winter décor and start refreshing your home for spring. But before you break out the bunnies and eggs, check out this list for a few simple and easy ways you can spruce up your home this season.

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