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7 Types of Tax-Deductible Home Improvements

For today's blog, I've decided to share an article from Realtor Magazine addressing 7 types of tax-deductible home improvements. I hope you find it useful. Happy reading! With Tax Day approaching, make sure your clients are taking all the home deductions for which they may qualify. Nearly a quarter of homeowners say they’re Read more

Pesche’s Garden Center

Through my work as a realtor, I have seen firsthand how green spaces can add thousands of dollars to a home's value. They also enhance a home's visual appeal and contribute to a healthier and more joyful lifestyle for those who live there. For years, in mid-May, I made my annual Read more

If you like what she did with the Old Post Office, check out her house in West Town

To read the full article on Crains, follow this link For non-subscribers, we are including the full article below: When she was leading the rehab of Chicago’s Old Main Post Office, Sheryl Schulze was working with a giant, antique canvas, a 2.5 million-square-foot Art Deco landmark. Schulze, a principal at architecture firm Gensler, worked Read more

830 N Grove

830 N Grove Oak Park OPEN HOUSE Sat 5/4 @ 1-3pm    Nestled on the most centrally-located block of Oak Park, this immaculately renovated home combines modern comforts with classic charm. Meticulously redesigned in a modern farmhouse style, this complete gut rehab boasts a wealth of upgrades for Read more

The ‘Best Day to Sell’ for 2024

As the spring season approaches, homeowners contemplating selling their properties are met with a critical question: when is the best time to list? Realtor.com’s latest analysis shows that strategic timing and market readiness are the answer. Timing is Crucial: Real estate agents recommend that sellers prepare their homes for the busiest time of Read more

Elevate Your Home: Expert Tips for Fixing Common Interior Design Eyesores

No matter what your personal style may be, when it comes to interior design, there are some common mistakes that can drag down the aesthetic of your home. From drab walls to exposed cables, these eyesores can diminish the overall appeal of your living space. However, the good news is that there are Read more

House hasn’t sold yet? Consider these changes

Every homeowner dreams of waking up to the news that their house has been sold. However, if you find yourself scrolling through MLS listings only to see your property still listed as unsold, fear not. This February, consider making a few strategic tweaks to transform that lingering 'for sale' sign into a triumphant Read more

1901 W Armitage, 3

1901 W Armitage, 3 SOLD Over-asking with Multiple Offers   COMING SOON Welcome to a stunning, full-floor simplex penthouse located on a corner lot in prime Bucktown! This sun-drenched unit offers a unique, well-laid-out living space with cathedral ceilings, two fireplaces, and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. As Read more