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Posted on 09/15/2021
Addison, IL Real Estate Market Update 9/15/2021
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Posted on 09/13/2021
Gardening: Are Raised Brick Gardens Right for Your Landscape?
Although ground-level perennial flowers and native grasses enhance any landscape, hardscape elements make a significant difference. Raising gardens by employing brick, stone and other masonry products elevates a property’s aesthetic value and curbside appeal. But with wide-reaching landscape designs and assets available, property owners are sometimes tasked with difficult decisions. If you are considering raised brick flower gardens,...
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Posted on 09/11/2021
Video Tour - 2525 Elder Lane, Franklin Park, IL 60131
Totally remodeled brick Georgian. New furnace and central air 2021. New windows including front picture window 2021. Upgraded new circuit breaker electric panel 2021. All new light fixtures and ceiling fans. Refinished hardwood floors on first and second floors. Freshly painted. Brand new kitchen with new white shaker cabinets that have under-cabinet lighting, quartz countertops, stainless steel sink, and luxury vinyl plank flooring. Brand new kitchen appliances include Frigidaire stainless steel 5 burner self cleaning gas stove, GE stainless steel Energy Star Dishwasher, Hisense stainless steel Energy Star bottom freezer...
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Posted on 09/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 2609 Hessing Street, River Grove, IL 60171
Looking for a ranch? This double wall face brick home built in 1994 is waiting for you. Only 27 years old. 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths on the main floor. Legal 4th bedroom with egress window and full bath in the basement. Generous size bedrooms, tons of storage and closets. Hardwood floors. Never have to clean gutters here. Gutter guards have a transferable lifetime warranty. Overhead sewers have kept this basement completely dry. Sump pump with watchdog back up only 3 years old. New Lennox gas forced air furnace and central air, New hot water heater and New ejector pump all done this year, 2021. Roof only 6 years old. Anderson bay...
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Posted on 09/11/2021
2525 Elder Lane, Franklin Park, IL 60131 is now new to the market!
Totally remodeled brick Georgian. New furnace and central air 2021. New windows including front picture window 2021. Upgraded new circuit breaker electric panel 2021. All new light fixtures and ceiling fans. Refinished hardwood floors on first and second floors. Freshly painted. Brand new kitchen with new white shaker cabinets that have under-cabinet lighting, quartz countertops, stainless steel sink, and luxury vinyl plank flooring. Brand new kitchen appliances include Frigidaire stainless steel 5 burner self cleaning gas stove, GE stainless steel Energy Star Dishwasher, Hisense stainless steel Energy Star bottom freezer...
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Posted on 09/11/2021
Melrose Park, IL Real Estate Market Update 9/11/2021
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Posted on 09/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 2416 Oak Street, Franklin Park, IL 60131
Brick georgian with 1st floor addition currently used as a master bedroom with a 1/2 bath. Could also be a family room. Remodeled kitchen with wood cabinets, corian counter tops and stainless steel applicances. Top freezer LG Refrigerator only 1 year old. LG 5 burner gas stove, LG built in over the stove microwave. Dishwasher and garbage disposal. Furnace and central air 7 years old with a 10 year warranty. Hot water heater less than 5 years old. House roof 3 years old, Addition roof resealed and chimney was rebuilt. 2.5 car garage has an attached covered deck. Electric garage door opener. Circuit breaker electric. Remodeled...
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Posted on 09/06/2021
River Grove, IL Real Estate Market Update 9/6/2021
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Posted on 09/06/2021
5 Easy-Care Plants for Your Entryway
Many houseplants are high maintenance, but luckily you don’t have to work hard to keep some of the most impressive looking plants. If you want to add plants to your entryway for decoration and a good first impression, there are excellent options that don’t require a green thumb. Here are some suggestions for impressive but adaptable houseplants to...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Video Tour - 9442 Kelvin Lane 3212, Schiller Park, IL 60176
One bedroom condo ready to move into. Ceramic tile in kitchen and Livingroom. Newer carpet and double door mirrored closet in the bedroom. Remodeled ceramic tiled bathroom. Eat in sized kitchen includes Frigidaire electric 4 burner stove, Stainless steel KitchenAid refrigerator and microwave. Your own white Maytag washer and dryer right outside your back door. Your own furnace, hot water heater, and circuit breaker electric box. 2 unassigned parking spaces plus visitor parking. The building has been soundproofed. Recent improvements / maintenance completed are the new roof, siding, decks, and exterior painting. Fitness room...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
9442 Kelvin Lane 3212, Schiller Park, IL 60176 is now new to the market!
One bedroom condo ready to move into. Ceramic tile in kitchen and Livingroom. Newer carpet and double door mirrored closet in the bedroom. Remodeled ceramic tiled bathroom. Eat in sized kitchen includes Frigidaire electric 4 burner stove, Stainless steel KitchenAid refrigerator and microwave. Your own white Maytag washer and dryer right outside your back door. Your own furnace, hot water heater, and circuit breaker electric box. 2 unassigned parking spaces plus visitor parking. The building has been soundproofed. Recent improvements / maintenance completed are the new roof, siding, decks, and exterior painting. Fitness room...
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Posted on 09/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 9307 W Irving Park Road 20, Schiller Park, IL 60176
Recently remodeled 2 bedroom condo. Fabulous location. Pace Bus stop at the corner, Chase and TCF banks, restaurants, and shopping all just steps away. Less than 5 minutes to I-90 and I-294 entrance. Kitchen has a ceramic floor and maple cabinets. White Hotpoint Refrigerator, Roper White dishwasher and over the stove microwave included. Ceramic tiled bathroom floor with tub enclosure and jet tub. 6 panel white doors. Wood laminate floors in the living room and bedrooms. Newer vinyl replacement windows. Newer 9900 BTU wall air conditioner. Ceiling fans thru-out. 1/2 wall in living room has decorative stone. Mirrored closet doors in...
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