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Meet John Rouse

Why are barns red? Don’t know? Meet Mr. John Rouse. John knows why barns are red and many more fascinating facts about farms and barns. Laura stumbled upon John by chance while selling a home neighbor of Mr. Rouse. She

Buyer advice in strange times

Buyer advice in Strange Time

We live in strange times. Stephanie J. Brown wrote, “Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.” So whose time in real estate is it? Certainly, it’s

outdoor kitchen

How to Create Your Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

Create a beautiful outdoor cooking space for relaxing and entertaining all summer long. As summer approaches and temperatures start to rise, no one wants to spend time inside sweating over a hot stove. With an outdoor kitchen, you can make

The benefits and draw backs of an open house

The Benefits and Draw Backs of an Open House

Our grandparents and their real estate agents used open houses to get the word out that their home was for sale. It was an invitation to the public to visit the house and “try it on”. The open house was

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Improving the Odds of Receiving an Offer

In the Summer of 2021 it is almost impossible NOT to get an offer on your home. The inventory of existing homes for sale is low and new homes construction is in the incubation stage. That being said, the majority

Outdoor Structures That Bring the Indoors Out

  Summer has arrived. Take to the backyard and celebrate in these stunning outdoor structures. From pergolas to outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. It can completely transform the look of a deck or patio and turn a seldom-used space into a

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June Events in Lake County, IL

Next Weekend is just around the corner! Every season in Lake County creates long-lasting memories. Take a social distancing adventure through nature at one of the Lake County Forest Preserves or our state natural areas like Illinois Beach State Park,

Choosing the right realtor

Choosing a Realtor

Choosing a real estate representative (agents, realtors or brokers) is important to meet your real estate goals. Either when selling or purchasing a home selecting the best fit for you like finding shoes that feel great and provide you with

10 Curb Appeal Tips From the Pros

10 Curb Appeal Tips From the Pros

A good-looking face isn’t just memorable – in real estate, an attractive exterior can make or break a home sale. We asked home professionals for their best tips on creating a sparkling outside that beckons potential buyers inside. Why Curb