How I Price Your Home for Sale

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Pricing your home correctly is the key to a timely home sale. Price too high, you get no offers. Price too low, and you leave money on the table. I use the following criteria to arrive at a viable target...
Tips for Working with Mortgage Lenders

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The purchase of a new home means a long-term commitment of repayments to a mortgage lender. This can be anything from 15 to 30 years. It is vital to do some homework before choosing who you take your business...
Try FSBO or Work with a Pro?

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Try FSBO or Work with a Pro?Just because I am a REALTOR® does not mean I don’t understand what motivates home sellers to consider selling their home themselves. I like saving money too!
Expectations for Home Prices in 2019

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Expectations for Home Prices in 2019I gathered some forecasting information in regard to home prices and the housing market in general, for the coming year. Keep in mind the housing market ebbs and flow, and...
First-Time Homebuyers: Learn the Lingo

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So you’re thinking about your very first home purchase? That’s great! Let me help you out by explaining some of the lingo associated with buying a home.Real estate salesperson: Another name for a...
Tips for Making the Most of Open House Visits

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Thinking of buying your first (or next) home? Add visiting open houses to your ‘to-do’ list. They are a great way to learn more about an area’s amenities, and the homes in that area. I have hosted many...
Dining in Chicagoland, My Favs!

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I find myself dining out more often in our awesome Midwest summer days and nights; thought I would pass on a few great spots I’ve found over the years. You’ll find these places in Des Plaines, Mt...
Tips When Using a Pro Home Stager

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The idea behind staging a home is to highlight its best features and amenities, and to minimize the areas not so likely to be selling points. Staging doesn’t mean a bit of decorating, repairing and cleaning,...