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1. Moroccan Style

moroccan styled living room decorMany ethnic groups have called Morocco home. Their various influences merged into a dazzling, distinctive style of decor. From Ancient Rome comes the craft of tile-making. Vividly colored ceramic tile mosaics are a Moroccan specialty.

The Moors introduced Arabic art. Geometric designs and marquetry--elaborate inlaid wood patterns--are a few of their notable contributions. Graceful rounded archways echo throughout the interior in wood panels, tapestries, and the very structure of the building.

Indigenous Moroccans, called Berbers, are a nomadic people. They weave kilims (wool rugs) and recline on stacks of floor cushions. Their appreciation for nice fabric shines through in modern design. Flowing jewel-toned drapes and countless

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chicago ridge condominium for sale

6119 Marshall Ave, Chicago Ridge IL  60415

If you want a deal then this is it!  This is the lowest priced 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Chicago Ridge condo for sale.  Conveniently located on the first floor for those that don't want to deal with stairs.

It needs TLC but could be turned into a great unit with some cleaning, new flooring, paint, and the master bath needs to be redone (shower is in bad shape).  This unit could be a good investment.  Renting is allowed with a one-year minimum lease.  Pets are also allowed.

If you have the time and the ability to use some elbow grease but don't have the funds for a higher priced place, this could be a perfect beginning.  Call Judy Orr at 708-536-8200 for more information or to see this unit.

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orland park home design trends for 2019

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If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design.  We can't constantly keep changing everything in our homes, but it's fun to see what's trending now.

Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in the near future) so they can factor renovation costs into their overall budget.  We will be selling our home next year and we're working on updates now.

Even if you have no immediate plans to buy or sell, we advise our clients to be thoughtful about the colors,

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orland park townhouse for sale long run creek subdivision

14132 Sterling Dr, Orland Park IL  60467

This is the lowest priced Orland Park townhouse for sale in popular Long Run Creek subdivision.  Clean and ready for your decor.

The main level has a formal living room and dining room, a half bathroom plus an eat-in kitchen.  All appliances will remain.  The kitchen has sliding doors that open to the deck in back.  The laundry room is also conveniently located on the main level.

There are 3 bedrooms upstairs including the master en suite with a private, full bathroom.  The unfinished basement has been framed out so gives you a start if you want to finish it off.

The 2 car garage is attached to keep you out of inclement weather.  This is a great location in West Orland - go east to LaGrange Rd for

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Everyone has at least experienced how to move once in our life. And in such a case, planning every aspect of the relocation 2 people moving from their orland park home for saleseems to be a daunting task. With all the scheduling, coordinating, and packing you’ll need to accomplish over the next few weeks, it can be easy to get overly stressed and anxious. If you’re a starter, you may not know where to start and what to do precisely.

 To get all things done without losing your mind, here are the things to prepare when you’re planning your first move.

  1. Calculation of moving costs

First thing in your checklist should be the calculation of moving costs and the setting up of your budget. While most people who are moving don’t really feel like creating a budget, you should understand that not

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Moving all your possessions from your old house to a new one can be emotionally and physically stressful. From deciding Taping up a box for an Orland Park movewhich item should be put in one box to ensuring all valuable items are safe and secured, everything involves careful planning and preparation. When it comes to your belongings’ security, steps should also be taken throughout the move.

If you want to guarantee the safety and integrity of your belongings during your move, here are a few tips to consider from the get-go. 

  1.          Make an inventory of your items

 The first step is to come up with a detailed inventory of all the things you currently own. Prepare a spreadsheet and list down the quantity, description, and photos of all your valuables. Having an inventory will

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Optimizing security must be a priority for a homeowner. Of course, the immediate purpose behind optimizing home security is to protect and keep a family safe and secure. In addition, a comprehensive approach to home security can also enhance the market appeal of a residence if put on the market for sale. There are five key strategies to consider when it comes to the enhancement of home security in the 21st century.

 1. Security Cameras

Tremendous advancements have been made in regard to home security cameras. In addition, the cost associated with security exterior home security cameras on a buildingcameras suitable for the exterior of a residence have dropped significantly in recent years. In other words, this type of equipment has become markedly affordable for homeowners working

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8033 tripp chicago home for sale

8033 S Tripp, Chicago IL 60652

Click the address link above to read all about this great brick bungalow with an addition in the Scottsdale area of Chicago.  Two of the three main level bedrooms had their walls removed to create a larger living room and kitchen.

The living room has possibilities - you could create a formal dining room if you'd like where one of the bedrooms used to be.  There is still a main level bedroom and a full bathroom on this level.

The kitchen has beautiful hardwood floors and is an "L-shape" with an area that has more cabinets and the staircase up.  There is a mud room addition off the kitchen that has space for a bench and shoe storage or however you'd like to set it up.  This is a great area to put your boots on &

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Following is another guest post from author Jessica Kane

messy hoarder roomThere is nearly always work that must be done to a home to prepare it for sale and the marketplace. Even if nothing else, some coordinated staging needs to be undertaken to make the interior appealing to prospective buyers. Some effort may be needed to up the curb appeal of a property to garner a prospective buyer’s attention in the first instance. Unfortunately, there are especially challenging situations in which a property needs more than the normal amount of work to get it into a condition suitable for sale. One such circumstance is when hoarding has occurred in the residence.

What most people know about hoarding they’ve gleaned from media reports or perhaps one or another of the

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tinley park home for sale at 17619 woburn rd

17619 Woburn Rd, Tinley Park IL  60487

Click the link above to see the website we created for this great Tinley Park 2-story located in the Radcliffe Place subdivision.  This is 4-5 bedrooms (all bedrooms are on the second level with a split plan that has the 5th bedroom, currently used as an office, on another wing).

As you step into the foyer you'll notice the beautiful bamboo floors that were installed around 5 years ago.  These put the "hard" in hardwood and are easy to maintain and keep looking great.

The living room features a Ben Franklin stove for those cold winter days.  The formal dining room is off of the living room with access to the kitchen.

The eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinets and granite countertops.  All appliances

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