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Monthly Archives: March 2018

    5 Reasons Why to Sell This Spring!

    By Alison Brelie | March 26, 2018

    Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market right now! More... Read More

    20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring

    By Alison Brelie | March 23, 2018

    When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! I can help with specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local... Read More

    Is a Major Home Renovation Worth It in the Long Run?

    By Alison Brelie | March 21, 2018

    Let’s say you have a 4-bedroom colonial style home in a great school district. The neighborhood is amazing, and you are very comfortable there, but your kids are all grown up and the original benefits of the home no longer apply. You’ve always wanted a huge master suite and are considering merging 3 of the... Read More

    Don’t Let the Home Inspection Get Out of Control

    By Spaniak Team | March 20, 2018

    If a home inspection gets out of control, it can derail your entire real estate deal. I’ll explain how to avoid this today. Looking to buy a home? Click here to search the MLS Looking to sell a home? Click here to get a home value report How do home inspections get out of control? I’ll... Read More

    Party 3/15/2018 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

    By Alison Brelie | March 15, 2018

    We are having a Sushi & Wine party! Open to the public! Today, March 15th from 4 pm to 7 pm!! You are invited!! New construction in District 28 at 1851 Beechnut, Northbrook, Illinois. Read More

    You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think!

    By Alison Brelie | March 13, 2018

    Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Using data from the United States Census... Read More

    4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

    By Alison Brelie | March 12, 2018

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.3% over the next year. The bottom... Read More

    Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 11th in observance of Daylight Saving Time. Looking to buy or sell? Call me today at 847-379-8813!

    By Alison Brelie | March 9, 2018

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    18 Unbelievably Cheap But Awesome DIY Home Decor Projects

    By Alison Brelie | March 8, 2018

    Everybody wants to have a beautifully decorated home. Imagine impressing family and friends with your exquisite décor and have them wondering how you did it. Adding your own personal touch to your décor can make your house feel even more like home. Unfortunately, the costs of decorating a home can be expensive. The houses you... Read More

    How to Properly Price Your Home

    By Spaniak Team | March 6, 2018

    When it comes to selling your home, your price is the most important factor to consider. But how do you properly price a home? Looking to buy a home? Click here to search the MLS Looking to sell a home? Click here to get a home value report If you’re planning on selling your home, you... Read More