All Blog Entries by Judy Orr

Found 286 blog entries published by Judy Orr.

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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When you require some sort of contractor for your home, you necessarily must undertake comprehensive due diligence. As orland park contractorspart of that process, you need to be able to verify that the proposed cost for services is fair and appropriate. At first blush, you may feel confused when it comes to the matter of verifying the reasonableness of a project fee proposal. On some level, it's rather like maneuvering through ascertaining appropriate tips for an array of different service providers. albeit on a much larger scale. 

There are some specific strategies you can employ in ascertaining whether a prospective home contractor is proposing a reasonable and fair fee for services. Each of these strategies provides specific insights that can prove invaluable to you as

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orland park house for sale

Click the photo above to see the website created for this beautiful home at 16838 Steeplechase PKWY, Orland Park IL  60467

This gorgeous brick 2-story in popular Grasslands subdivision has it all!  Move-in condition with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, a 3 car garage, and a finished basement.

Step into the foyer and you'll pass by the formal dining room with hardwood floors. Enter the spacious living room with a fireplace with a wood surround and mantel for those cold winter days.  

The kitchen has plenty of maple cabinets, granite countertops and a Viking refrigerator/freezer plus a Viking range/oven. There is a snack bar for quick meals or your morning coffee.  All stainless steel appliances will remain.  The eating area is sunny and bright

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hazardous materials removal man for orland park real estate

Not all articles and blog posts directly relevant to preparing a home for sale are bright and happy presentations. The grim reality is that tragic events and challenging situations arise when it comes to residential property that must be frankly discussed. This is one of those times. Through this discussion, you are provided important information and necessary strategies to restore a residence to livability (and salability) in the aftermath of a tragic event or ongoing situation that existed on the premises for an extended period of time.

Examples of Traumatic Events and Other Challenges in Residential Property

Typically, when a person makes the decision of putting a residence on the market for sale, the overriding issues include making certain

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Taking care of your Orland Park home

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk.

In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. And even if you avoid a catastrophe, those minor issues can still have a big impact. Properties that are not well maintained can lose 10 percent (or more) of their appraised value.

The good news is, by dedicating a few hours each season to properly maintaining your home, you can ensure a safe living environment for you and your family ... and actually increase the value of your home by one percent

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orland park home for sale 10254 hyacinth

 Click Orland Park Home for Sale - 10254 Hyacinth Dr

Click the link above to see the website we created for the convenient one-level living Orland Park home for sale with an attached garage.  Now is your chance to get a nicely appointed home at an affordable price and with low utility bills.

This is a wonderful ranch style home that was originally 3 bedrooms.  It has been converted to 2 large bedrooms with a formal living room, kitchen and dinette area, spacious family room and 2 bathrooms.

As you step in the front door you'll notice the light and bright and open feel of the living room to the dinette area.  The dinette area is next to the kitchen with a snack bar.  All appliances will remain.  

The family room has a fireplace for those

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As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”

It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, shifting conditions could impact you if you plan to buy, sell, or refinance this year.

HOME VALUES WILL INCREASE

The value of real estate will continue to rise. Freddie Mac predicts housing prices will increase by 4.3 percent in 2019.  While the rapid price appreciation we witnessed earlier in the decade has slowed, the combination of a strong economy, low unemployment, and a lack of inventory in many

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mount greenwood home for sale

Click the picture above or here to view a website just for this Mount Greenwood house for sale

This is an updated ranch with basement home for sale in popular Mount Greenwood.  Be sure to click the link or photo collage above to see the website dedicated to this great brick home.

This is 2-3 bedrooms - 2 of the bedrooms are "tandem".  This was used in the past as a 3 bedroom home but because of our Multiple Listing Service (MLS) rules, we have it listed as a 2 bedroom home.  You could use the extra room as an office, den or whatever you'd need it for.

You'll notice the gleaming hardwood floors when you step into the living room.  There is a beautifully finished basement, which really expands the space and offers a laundry area and storage. 

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