All Blog Entries by Judy Orr

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bridgeport real estate
2946 S Quinn Street, Bridgeport - Chicago, IL  60608

Click the photo or link above to see a website created just for this gorgeous Bridgeport home for sale.  This home went through a gut rehab in 2006, and the 2-car garage was also built then.  All mechanical items, electric, plumbing, and everything you can see was redone.  Get room sizes and more for 2946 S Quinn by clicking the link.

2946 s quinn living room

Since then, a new roof, soffits, gutters, Velux skylights, and the rear door (Provia storm) were installed and come with a transferable warranty from Feldco (new towards the end of 2019, early 2020).  Move in condition!

drone shot of 2946 Quinn
Middle house is 2936 S Quinn St

The website will tell give you the details, but there are 3 bedrooms with a tandem room being used as a 4th

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tinley park townhouse for sale

16714 Westwind Dr, Tinley Park IL  60477

This is the lowest priced townhouse in popular Westwind subdivision (there is a lower-priced short sale currently under contract).  Now is your chance to get a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse with an upper-level den/loft with a fireplace and a finished basement with a 2nd kitchen.  It's an estate sale that needs updating, but it's a great place with plenty of space.

There is an L-shaped living/dining room set-up.  All appliances will remain in both kitchens, plus the washer & dryer.  The master bedroom en suite offers a private full bathroom plus a walk-in closet.  The 2nd bedroom has double closets.  The loft/den with a fireplace is also on this level (as well as the full hall bathroom).

The lower

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tinley park home for sale 16504 67th court
16504 67th CT, Tinley Park IL 60477

Click on the address link above to view a website created just for this Tinley Park home for sale.  Convenient one-level living with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms (both updated), plus a garage.

As you step in the door off the covered front porch (for relaxing on fair weather days), you'll notice the open concept living room and kitchen with hardwood and tile flooring.  The kitchen is updated with a double-tiered island with an eating area plus the cooktop on the island.  Appliances will stay.

The three bedrooms include a master en suite with a private, updated half bathroom.  The full bathroom has been recently updated with a new Bathfitters tub and surround.  The laundry area is off the master bedroom.

The

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family moving day in scottsdale, az

Everyone is nervous about something bad happening on moving day. The majority of the mishaps one might hear and read about are, fortunately, very preventable. Supplies and know-how make the packing process a breeze, and turn moving day from a stressful trial to little more than a usual chore. Adding a few extra items to a pre-move checklist and learning a few tricks of the trade helps anyone prevent damages during their move, no matter how far their items will travel. 

Avoiding Damage to Your Items

The packing process for fragile items is mainly uniform. First, the items should be coated with some sort of protection. We recommend wrapping items in bubble wrap or packing paper. The added layer of protection helps absorb any shocks caused in

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be careful for online holiday scams

For most of us, we look forward to the upcoming holidays and celebrating with our family and at our workplaces.  In the past, we'd have to worry about pickpockets (we still do), but today's scams can hurt us without being near us physically. 

I've written an article about home security, and you need to take your credit and identity protection as seriously, if not more.  Scams, identity theft, and stolen charge card numbers spike around the holidays.  Following are tips on protecting yourself from 8 different scams:    

1. Data Breaches 

Using charge cards and doing online shopping during the holidays is great for the different stores and suppliers.  As we've seen, hackers and scammers can break into big company sites that we felt we could

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Tinley Park townhouse for sale
16225 Lake Villa Ave, Tinley Park IL  60477

Click the address link above to see a website created just for this rare duplex-styled Tinley Park townhouse for sale - it's only connected to one other unit!  It is located in the popular Park Place subdivision.

This large unit offers 2 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a main level, 2nd level, lower level plus an unfinished basement!  There is an attached 2-car garage that enters right into the kitchen, which is so convenient when coming home with groceries.

As you step into the private entry you'll notice the vaulted ceilings in the living and dining rooms.  There is brand new carpet throughout and fresh paint. 

Wait until you see the spacious kitchen full of white cabinets, offering plenty of storage. 

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get your credit in shape before looking at Scottsdale homes for sale

I have to admit that I'm kind of surprised when I begin working with a buyer and they truly don't know their FICO score or much about their credit at all.  I've worked with several buyers that assured me they were pre-qualified by a mortgage lender only to find out that they weren't.  These buyers just figured they could buy a house.  When I had them speak to one of my lenders, they had to clean up their bad credit.

The first thing you need to do before looking at homes is to check on your credit.  It's not a good feeling when you fall in love with a house only to find out you can't get a mortgage on it.  You put time, effort and emotions into house hunting and it really hurts when you find out you are not creditworthy to buy, after you've found

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oak forest condo for sale
5329 Woodland Dr, Unit B, Oak Forest IL  60452

Click the address link above to see the website created for this unique main level condo with a private entrance and no one on top!  Located in popular Shade Tree subdivision, this cute Oak Forest condominium is affordable and move-in ready.  Check out more with multiple photos and room sizes here.

This unit has great curb appeal and the interior has been freshly painted and has brand new carpet in the two bedrooms.  The living/dining combo has wood laminate flooring and features a fireplace for those cold winter nights. The cute galley kitchen has a window and all appliances will remain.

The master bedroom is large with a wall of closets.  It also has access to the shared full bathroom.  There is a

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Whether you're putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home's resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day. 

spend money on home maintenance now to prevent spending more in the future 

Small Maintenance and Repairs

We show so many homes that lack basic maintenance.  The house might look fine and we usually don't find out how normal maintenance has been deferred until the home inspection.  Don't think of maintenance as something you don't need to keep up with, or that it's a waste of time.

Neglecting small maintenance and repairs can cost you around 10% of your home's value. Most appraisers claim that homes showing little to no preventative

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batavia home for sale
1034 Viking Court, Batavia IL  60510

Click the address link above to see the entire website created just for this home. This is your chance to get a true ranch home with a full basement in the desirable Breton Manor subdivision.  This is located in a quiet cul-de-sac and has an attached 2.5 car garage to keep you out of inclement weather.

As you enter the foyer you'll see the 3-sided fireplace that is also viewable from the sunken living room.  The formal dining room has hardwood floors and has access to both the living room and the kitchen.

The kitchen is brand new with white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, new counters & backsplash - it's all recently updated!  The kitchen opens up to the family room, or use it as a dinette & den combo -

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