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Posted on 05/17/2021
4 Ways to Care for Your Flower Garden
To have a thriving flower garden, the work doesn’t stop once you’re done planting. All plants, but especially flowering plants, need ongoing attention and maintenance to get the most bountiful blooms and healthy plants. There are several things you can do to care for your flower garden to make sure it looks beautiful all year round. Here are...
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Posted on 05/14/2021
Schiller Park, IL Real Estate Market Update 5/14/2021
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Posted on 05/14/2021
9307 W Irving Park Road 20, Schiller Park, IL 60176 is now new to the market!
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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Posted on 05/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 2907 Emerson Street, Franklin Park, IL 60131
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. BRICK RANCH IN THE HEART OF FRANKLIN PARK. VERY WELL MAINTAINED OVER THE PAST 62 YEARS BY IT'S 2ND OWNER. HARDWOOD FLOORS ON THE MAIN FLOOR UNDER NEWER CARPETS. FRONT COAT CLOSET. EAT IN KITCHEN WITH WOOD CABINETS AND PANTRY CLOSET. MAIN FLOOR BATHROOM HAS A CERAMIC TILE FLOOR, TUB ENCLOSURE AND GLASS BLOCK WINDOW. FINISHED REC ROOM IN THE BASEMENT. BASEMENT BATH HAS A CERAMIC TILE FLOOR, STAND UP SHOWER AND A NEW TOILET. GLASS BLOCK WINDOWS. LOADS OF STORAGE. EXTERIOR EXIT OUT OF THE LAUNDRY ROOM. BRYANT GAS FORCED AIR FURNACE 2021. BRYANT CENTRAL AIR 4 YEARS OLD. ROOF 8 YEARS. 100 AMPS CIRCUIT...
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Posted on 05/11/2021
8456 W Center Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171 is now new to the market!
Location, Location, Location. Brick ranch with refinished hardwood floors. A bow window and marble tile entry in the living room. 6 panel wood doors. Remodeled kitchen with wood cabinets, granite counter tops, and backsplash. All of the kitchen appliances are stainless steel. Frigidaire stove, Frigidaire microwave, Amana side by side refrigerator and Whirlpool Dishwasher all included. Main floor bath has marble tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor and jacuzzi tub. Partially Finished basement has glass block windows. Rec room, 3/4 bath, and plenty of storage. 93% high efficiency Lennox Pulse Furnace. Central air just replaced in...
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Posted on 05/10/2021
Regular Home Maintenance Can Reduce Costly Repairs
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay As a homeowner, it is important to complete preventative home maintenance on a regular schedule. Home maintenance is necessary because it ensures potential problems are identified before they become costly repairs. Not every issue will be caught ahead of time, here are a few common examples of home maintenance issues that could...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Franklin Park, IL Real Estate Market Update 5/9/2021
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Posted on 05/05/2021
Lombard, IL Real Estate Market Update 5/5/2021
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Posted on 05/03/2021
Evaluating Different Offers for Your Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Whether it is a seller's market or you just have an appealing home, you could end up with multiple offers -- how can you decide which offer is best? Your agent is an excellent source of information and can help widdle through unqualified buyers, but if you still have to choose between multiple...
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Posted on 04/30/2021
Addison, IL Real Estate Market Update 4/30/2021
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 10828 W Grand Avenue, Melrose Park, IL 60164
A rare find. Over 1/2 acre of land. This lot size is 65.6 x 348.3 The house is set way back off of Grand Avenue. Very long asphalt side drive leads to a 3 car 24 x 28 garage with a 60,000 BTU heater. House had O'Hare soundproofing which included windows, doors, insulation, furnace and central air. Hot water heater 2018. Back part of the roof is newer. Charming interior. Updated and very well maintained. Front and back finished porches has newer vinyl plank flooring, heat and a/c. The property does have a well. The well water is only used for gardening. Has a pump and a switch for turning on and off. The house is on city water. ...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 3624 Hawthorne Street, Franklin Park, IL 60131
Location, Location, Location. 3 bedroom 2 bath bi-level. Roof, vinyl siding and gutters all less than a year old. Circuit breaker electric, Cement patio in fenced yard. 2 car cinder block and brick garage with access off the alley. Lower level family room with full bath. Laundry room has a small 2nd kitchen area. This house needs updating. Blocks away from North Park. North Park offers outdoor tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball, picnic areas, tot playground, sand areas, volleyball court, and soccer fields. Selling as-is. Conventional financing only. No FHA or...
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