April 2006

Found 3 blog entries for April 2006.

orland park home soldSorry - this home is sold.  But you can search for other homes using the Chicago Suburbs MLS search.  Search one of the largest Multiple Listing Services in the nation.

Wow!  A remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with family room for only $149,500.

Bedrooms:  3
Bathrooms: 2


Call Judy Orr at 708-536-8200 if you'd like to view other southwest and near west homes for sale.

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Four out of every 10 real estate transactions were second home sales for vacation, part-time living and/or investment purposes, according to an annual report put scottsdale townhousetogether by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). These types of sales hit records in 2005.

Two surveys showed that 27.7% of property purchased in 2005 were for investment purposes and 12.2% were vacation homes. Many second home purchases are not really a 2nd home, but a 3rd, 4th, 5th or more because of good investment returns. What I found interesting is that the median distance of a vacation home was 197 miles from the primary residence, and 47% were less than 100 miles away while 43% purchased 500 miles or more away.

In Illinois I always think of friends and family that bought in

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curb appeal for your southwest chicago suburbs home for saleWhether you're trying to sell a home or not, the curb appeal of your home is something you can't hide. Spring is here and it's time to create your plan on exterior home maintenance after our Chicago winter.

Clean It Up

Cleaning up debris and any other clutter (Christmas lights still up?) should be done as soon as you can.  Store any out of season or holiday decor away.  Clean up leftover leaves, branches and other lawn waste.

Start Planting

Now is the time to start planting Spring bulbs for summer flowers.  You can also start trimming down certain plants that require pruning for best growing.

Now might be the time to consider adding flowers, shrubs and/or trees or removing some that just aren't working out.  Check with your village about

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