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534 S. Chase ★SOLD 211,500★

Fall in love the moment you walk through the door! Inviting living room features wood burning fireplace, arched doorways, and newly refinished hardwood floors (throughout house). Updated kitchen (2014) boasts 42 inch cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, updated lighting, and subway tile back splash. Formal dining room features crown molding, new light fixture, sharp… Read More

1210 S. Prospect ★SOLD for $292,000★

The house of your dreams, right down to the white picket fence! Move right in to this super clean and updated home. Remodeled kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, beautiful cabinets and recessed lighting. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout first and second floors, plus new wood laminate floor (2016) and recessed lights in family room… Read More

37 S. Charles ★SOLD for $237,000★

So much to love! This home is larger than it looks, with room for everyone! Updated kitchen has Corian counters, beautiful maple cabinets, and separate eating area. Spacious living room with hardwood floors and entryway with guest closet. Large bedrooms have hardwood floors and large closets, newer windows throughout. Both bathrooms nicely updated with ceramic… Read More

830 E. Maple ★SOLD for $189,900★

Location, Location Location! This terrific home features vinyl windows on 1st and 2nd floors, plus HW in living room and under BR carpet. Spacious rooms and closets. Kitchen opens to DR with sliding glass doors to deck. Large lower level family room has additional full bath. Large garage and 2nd deck in yard. Walk to… Read More

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

Only 9 Days Until Christmas! Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? How about over the long holiday break? Well, I have something that is sure to please. Although it’s not entirely free (which you may have noticed I’ve been trying to feature this season), it does promise a little something for… Read More

Trains, Trains, Trains!

20 days until Christmas! Have any train enthusiasts in the family? How about nature lovers? The Morton Arboretum is running it’s Enchanted Railroad exhibit through January 6, 2013 (closed December 24 and 25). The exhibit features an elaborate display of trains in a variety of types and sizes. Plus, with the weather being unseasonably warm, it’s… Read More

Time to Refinance?

The FHA made an important change to its refinance program Tuesday, March 6th. The FHA lowered the  premiums on refinances for some homeowners who originally purchased with an FHA loan.  However, the FHA put certain limitations on this opportunity, so only certain borrowers will be able to take advantage of today’s low rates.  However, that being said,… Read More

Refinancing Opportunities

With interest rates at historic lows, many homeowner are eager to refinance but frustrated when they find their home values are lower than their mortgage balances. There may still be hope, though. There have been some new developing programs (and some already existing) that are worth looking into. To that end, here are a few… Read More