real estate

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next.(1) This climate has been unsettling for some homebuyers and Read more

Thinking of listing your home next spring? Get your outside photos now… on me!

If you consider selling your home next year, get your exterior photos done now! Don't showcase your beautiful plants as brown and barren. First impressions are everything! Listing your home in the spring with stunning photos of your outdoor spaces will help your home stand out from the competition. I work with the best Read more

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorating and settling into a new place. Almost all sellers want to make Read more

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19% in 2021, driven primarily by low mortgage rates and a major supply shortage. But while some had hoped 2022 Read more

A Curated List of Chicago’s Best Summer Events

Chicago is undoubtedly the best city to be in the summer! From an endless amount of food festivals, free concerts and movies, to fun outdoor activities - there is something for everyone to enjoy! Here are my top Chicago summer events I'm looking forward too. Cezanne Exhibit at the Art Institute, Now until Read more

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many of them are also feeling desperate to lock in a mortgage—which has only added fuel to the fire. Fortunately, if you’re Read more

Should You Add an Outdoor Kitchen to Your Home?

If you enjoy entertaining but would like more flexibility, an outdoor kitchen may be the solution. It can give you additional space for cooking and entertaining, but there are drawbacks to consider. Reasons to Create an Outdoor Kitchen If you like to cook outside in the spring and summer but currently only have Read more