Grace and Julia give their take on Houzz’s 2018 trends in the debut episode of their new series, ‘Pops for Properties’. Click here for a complete list of Houzz’s 2018 trends! Looking for a new Chicago home or condo? Visit our homepage for updated listings daily!
In Chicago we know the weather can be extremely unpredictable. Lately, we have been experiencing a big temperature drop accompanied by an abundance of rain! With the cold air, rain and eventually snow, comes excuses on why you can’t leave the house: you don’t have rain boots, you don’t have an umbrella, its too cold… Read More
Only 1 week left before the spookiest day of the year! Check the list below to find Chicago’s best haunted houses, you won’t be disappointed! #gorobrennergroup #chicago Chicago’s best haunted houses
Decluttering always seems to be on the brain but is constantly pushed back. It always seems like a huge project that will never be finished but that is not true. You can set goals for yourself to just do one room at a time, each month (or whatever timeline you choose), in order to get… Read More
When house hunting you’re looking for houses that you can see yourself living in. You work on imagining where you would put things, how the house would look with your things inside of it, and what personal touches you can do to make it yours. Why not keep this in mind when selling your house?… Read More
With the weather warming up it’s the start of a new season, barbecue season! BBQ’s are the best activity to bring friends, family and co-workers together. When throwing a BBQ you are concerned with the people you invite, the food and equipment to grill, the music and the thirst quenching beverages. The last thing on… Read More
Technology is growing everyday and it is time we connect it with our homes! There are apps for just about anything. Not sure what the color of your walls are? Take a picture and an app will give you the closest match it can find! Working on a new house project and misplaced your toolkit?… Read More
There are many factors that go into making the decision to purchase a home. It may start with smaller questions like when and where. As time progress and the idea of being a home buyer becomes more real you ask yourself the big questions like what is my budget? Below are tips that will help… Read More
So you are thinking about putting your house on the market but you’re not sure if you want to let go completely. Renting could be a great option for you but how do you know if it’s the right one. Below you can read in depth about the factors that go into renting and selling… Read More
Who run the world? Girls. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, single females contributed to a significant amount of home sales in the last year. “Despite having a much lower income ($55,300) than single male buyers ($69,600), female buyers made up over double the amount of men (7 percent),” says Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. “Single women for years have indicated… Read More
Spring has officially sprung in luxury real estate. The new season has not only ushered in brighter mornings and longer days, but also a fresh collection of distinguished residences to call home. From a gorgeous Pacific Palisades traditional with enviable outdoor entertaining spaces to a lakeside Minnesota estate with a three-hole golf course and proximity… Read More
According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: Is it better to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market? The index examines the entire US housing… Read More
Have your heating system serviced. Look for a heating and air-conditioning contractor that belongs to the Air Conditioning Contractors of Americaand employs technicians certified by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program. Check your roof for damaged or missing shingles. Caulk around windows and doors. Silicone caulk is best for exterior use because it won’t shrink… Read More
Buying your first home is an exhilarating experience! It may mean you’re growing your family or you’ve finally gotten that promotion that will allow you to make a big investment. However, it can also be a very stressful time. Through the help of your realtor, lender and other great resources, you can be fully prepared for this… Read More
1st Home Illinois is offering new incentives for first-time homebuyers OR buyers who have not owned in the last 3 years in our area (Cook County). $7,500 definitely comes in handy on a down payment or when covering closing costs! Email Grace Goro or Susan Brown for more information Grace@reprealestate.com | Susan.Brown@phhonline.com
I laugh every time. Elizabeth Banks is hilarious and this is all too true. A must-watch for soon-to-be buyers for sure.