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Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 to 49 and 21 percent of people aged 50 or older say the same. There is no secret to becoming rich: it takes time, sacrifice and good financial sense. Here are a few ways to build your household’s wealth.

Let Compound Interest Work for You Compound interest is your interest earning interest. While the concept may work against you when you take out a loan to buy a car or use your credit card, it works in your favor when you’re saving money. For example, if your savings is growing at a rate of four percent,

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9101 54th oak lawn home for sale

Click here to view a website with more details and photos

Convenient one-level living in this brick corner ranch that offers a 3 car garage with alley access!  As you step inside you'll notice the beautiful hardwood floors in the living room, hallway and all three bedrooms.  The living room is open to the dinette area, offering an open living concept.

The kitchen has been updated (around 7 years).  All appliances will remain.  The bathroom was redone recently - down to the studs.

Other updates include:  all windows and exterior doors are two years young, water heater was replaced about 3 years ago, the roof and gutters on the house and the garage were done about 5 years ago and the electrical box was updated around 7 years back.  There are

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orland park condominium for sale

This is your chance to get a 2 bedroom, 2nd floor Orland Park condominium at an affordable price.  This is located on the top level of the building.  There is an L-shaped living and formal dining room.  Warm up with your corner brick fireplace on chilly winter nights.  

The eat-in kitchen has space for a small table.  All appliances will remain, including the full sized washer and dryer in the in-unit laundry room.

There are 2 bedrooms, including the master suite with a full, private bathroom.  There is a small balcony off the 2nd bedroom.  The balcony in the front of the building is screened-in, allowing for bug-free relaxing in fair weather.

Park your cars in the shared, 2 car tandem garage with 2 separate storage closets.  There is a long

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Palos Heights condominium for sale

13148 Timber TRL, Palos Heights IL  60463

Click the link above to view the single property website that will give you all the details and photos of this beautiful Palos Heights end-unit condominium for sale.  The elevator building is very well maintained and this is a 2nd-floor unit.  

Step into the beautiful foyer that has enough room for a table, bench, and chest.  The master en suite bedroom is to the left of the foyer.  Step through to the spacious living room.  Entertain in the formal dining room with space for your table and hutch.

The eat-in kitchen is lovely with white cabinets and counters.  Refrigerator was replaced December 2017, along with the furnace.  The kitchen windows were redone 3 years ago.

In-unit laundry room with full

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504 w adams manteno duplex for sale

504 W. Adams St., Unit 2, Manteno IL  60950

Wait until you see this beautiful Manteno duplex for sale - NO HOA FEES!  The photo above shows the soaring ceilings in the living room with hickory hardwood floors, that go into the kitchen.  The lovely corner fireplace is a focal point and will keep you warm and cozy on a cold winter night.  Click on the address link above or the photo collage below to see more photos and details.

This is large enough for a family with 3 bedrooms, including the master suite on the main level with a walk-in closet and a shared master bath that has been updated within the year.  There is a full bathroom on every level.  The eat-in kitchen is lovely with updated maple cabinets, granite countertops and a pantry closet. 

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When it comes to cleaning our houses, most of us will concentrate on dusting shelves, vacuuming the carpets and disinfecting the sinks, but we often forget about the appliances we use every day. Making sure appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and stove tops stay clean does more than keep your home looking its best. Cleaning these appliances regularly can be essential for keeping them in their best condition and ensuring that they run efficiently.

For example, refrigerator condenser coils can become covered with dust and lint. Thus, they have to work harder to keep your refrigerator running and could result in your fridge burning out before its time. In the case of washing machines and dishwashers, many people might believe that they

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orland park real estate 2018

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”

It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive continued real estate growth in 2018. However, changes on the horizon could significantly impact you if you plan to buy, sell or refinance this year.

HOME VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE

Get ready for another strong year! U.S. home values and sales volume will continue to rise in 2018.  

Experts agree that home prices will increase in 2018, but predict a slower rate of appreciation than 2017, which clocked

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Cheaper than rent or purchase as an investment as this unit is rentable! 

 

 11517 W Kedzie Ave, #65, Merrionette Park IL  60803  

This one bedroom Merionette Park condominium for sale has brand new woodgrain vinyl plank laminate flooring throughout.  The spacious living room has a brand new wall air conditioning unit.  Sliding door accesses the balcony, which will be replaced.  Details will be coming on that.

The eat-in kitchen is updated with brand new cabinets, countertops and stainless steel sink.  Appliances include a range/oven, built-in microwave and a brand new refrigerator.

The tiled bathroom is right off the bedroom (which has double closets) and has a new mirror and cabinet.  There are two good sized closets - the entry closet

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Following is a guest post written by Lance Mohr, a Tampa, Florida REALTOR

 

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting feelings anyone can dream of. However, it is not as easy as you might think. Having a lot of money is not all that matters. There are other factors to look into when buying a new home. Even the most luxurious property has its own drawbacks because there’s no such thing as a “perfect home”. Nevertheless, through several years of real estate experience, we have come up with various tips to guide you in choosing the home that adequately fits your style, needs and financial resources, may it be brand new or pre-owned.

Come up with a clear description of your ideal home. This way you have a clear understanding before you and your

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village of orland park illinois

Orland Park, IL is a hidden gem in the large pile of small cities across the US. It's an affluent suburb of Chicago that offers the perfect combination of small city living and convenient access to big city fun and endless attractions and activities.

Why Should You Move to Orland Park, IL?

Orland Park, IL is one of those rare villages that can please almost anybody.

  • Whether you love big city or small city living, Orland Park gives you convenient access to both.
  • Orland Park has many natural parks, so nature lovers will fit right in.
  • For those who want to raise a family, Orland Park boasts great statistics for safety, education, and community.
  • For those who want to choose a community with a bright future, Orland Park is one of the
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