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The Booming Rental Market
Harvard University recently published a report of the rental market in the United States. This study included rental-market trends over the last decade and predictions for the next ten years. One of the most surprising facts from the study is that renting a home has become a more common option for almost all types of Americans.
These are some of the results found in the report:
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Looking for a report that provides you with today's Housing Trends from Realtors across the nation! Check out the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance Housing Trends Update for April 2016. Click below for report.
April Housing Trends
Five Ways to Enhance Your
Home's Curb Appeal
The first long glimpse of a house, as a potential buyer steers toward the curb and then slows to a stop, is a critical moment. It could be an experience of love at first sight or immediate dislike—or something in between. As the seller, you definitely want the person who's shopping for a home to begin developing a good impression of your house before they step out of the car or click on your online listing. Here are five ways to ensure... Read More
Small Gains in the
National Housing Market
Freddie Mac's Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) analyzes home-purchase applications, payment-to-income ratios, employment figures, and the number of on-time mortgage payments in markets across the country to determine the stability of the housing market. All of these indicators point to a slight improvement in the housing market as it heads into the busy spring season. January's national MiMi value reached 82.7; while this isn't as impressive... Read More
Tap into the Nordic Décor Trend
Minimalist Nordic design is taking over the home décor scene in 2016. Scandinavian-inspired design principles, featuring white, simple color schemes and use of natural materials, provide attractive options for creating a balanced, beautiful home.
The Nordic movement, which evokes the simple, minimalist homes of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland, is enjoying new popularity as Americans seek to balance work life... Read More
Safe Alternatives to Toxic Cleaners
Open almost any kitchen cabinet and you're bound to find cleaning supplies made with toxic chemicals or other pollutants. While harsh chemical cleaners have become increasingly popular, there are plenty of all-natural alternatives that work just as well—usually at a fraction of the cost! Below are some common household ingredients that pull double duty as effective, eco-friendly cleaning agents.
White Vinegar: Despite the strong smell, vinegar is quite versatile when it comes to cleaning. In fact, due to its natural disinfecting and deodorizing properties, it makes an effective
all-purpose cleaner for virtually every surface in the house. Mixed 50/50 with water, white vinegar can be used to cut grease, get rid of wax buildup on wooden floors, kill mildew, and even get rid of stains... Read More
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by Karen & Tom Doolan
We interviewed several Realtors. It was critical to us that the realtor we selected has not only a good marketing plan but was also prepared to help us consult in what we need to do to get our property ready. Lisa had an excellent marketing plan that was grounded in social media and how buyers act in today's market! Very impressive!
Lisa was our advocate and her mission was to sell our home all along the way. We worked with Lisa for months before the property went on sale to ensure the house would show the BEST when it went on the market. As we got closer to putting the house on the market Lisa started to put her 'coming soon' marketing plan into action. The day our house went on sale Friday March 4th we had several showing with many lined up for the weekend. We sold in 36 hours, over list price. Here negotiation skills were awesome. We agreed to her every move as she is the professional we hired to get the most $'s from our home. Lisa is the most professional and focused Realtor we have had the benefit of working with. After the sale she was right there for the home inspection. We were still out of town for the winter during the inspection and Lisa jumped in with her husband to resolve a broken egress window. We are really happy we listened to everything Lisa recommended!
Excellent, excellent, excellent!
If you are serious about selling your home use Lisa and listen to her recommendations!
Lisa & Freddy Wenzel, 924 Warren Avenue,
Downers Grove IL 60515
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