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2011 

  To better serve the needs of real estate investors in Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland suburbs, I recently earned the Certified Investor Agent Specialist™ (CIAS) Designation. With the CIAS, I have the training, tools and calculations to effectively serve the five investor types: First-T...
03/28/2011
It is fair to say that most of us strive to achieve the highest price we can when we sell our home. However, overpricing the home can have costly consequences that may not be immediately obvious at first glance.  An overprice property typically sits on the market stagnating and quickly becomes o...
03/18/2011
Rock gardens, rose gardens, herb gardens, vegetable gardens... all are beautiful and appealing in their own right, but how do you know which type of garden is right for you and your home? The right combination of beauty, care, and functionality is what you want to look at when planning a garden.P...
03/12/2011
America's largest private home, the Biltmore Estate boasts 250 rooms and 175,000 square feet. Nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, the home was also ranked eighth on the American Institute of Architects’ 2007 list of the top 150 favorite American structures. Join...
03/09/2011
In recent years, selling property online has gained tremendous ground. Buyers no longer have to spend all day driving to each listing in the newspaper. Now, buyers can find a home that suits their needs with a click of the mouse. Internet listings have numerous advantages over traditional adverti...
03/09/2011
  What's the difference between being preapproved and prequalified?   First-time buyers frequently assume being pre-qualified and pre-approved for a mortgage are one and the same. This common mistake can lead many buyers to regard their applications with unrealistic expectations. Applying for a ...
03/04/2011
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