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Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:39pm | Home Buying, First Time Buyer
When buying or selling a home, many have heard of an appraisal and a home inspection. While both are very important to the entire transaction, an appraisal and home inspection are two very different things. If you're looking at buying a new home or property, or you're interested in selling your current property, it is beneficial for both parties to know the difference between the two and why they are important. What is a home appraisal? READ MORE >
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:52am | Home Owners, Home Buying, Selling, preparation
The list of new responsibilities can seem overwhelming when you buy a home or become a first-time homeowner. One responsibility that tends to get overlooked until it becomes a larger issue is that of household pests. A household pest is "a destructive insect or other animal that attacks" your home. Pests range throughout the U.S., but the most common pests are those that have become almost commonplace in our lives. Here are some of the most common pests encountered by homeowners throughout the U.S., and what you can do to help prevent pests in your home. READ MORE >
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:27am | Buy a Home, Home Buying
The thrill of the hunt gets your blood pumping every time. You get butterflies in your stomach just thinking about it. You know your perfect match is out there; you just didn’t expect the search to take so long. Every time a new contender catches your eye, another obstacle rears its ugly head. Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Just to clarify, we’re talking about shopping for a home—not a romantic pursuit. But hey, it’s Valentine’s Day. Why not have a little fun? Let’s count the ways that home buying is like online dating. READ MORE >
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 3:05pm | neighborhood, Home Buying, Sell My Home
When considering the mysteries of what attracts the ultimate buyer, few will deny that "curb-appeal" is a sort of magic bullet. READ MORE >
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:32pm | Buy a Home, Home Buying
Spring is here, and along with the buds and flowers comes a new crop of home buyers—Are you one of them? If so, you want to be well prepared to get that home you have always wanted. 1. Mortgage Matters READ MORE >
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 9:08am | Home Buying, Add character
When searching for a home, it is easy to "fall in love" with a property. Before you put in that offer though, ask yourself can you BE in love in the house? How a home stacks up in the realm of romance might take top tier in some people's list of priorities, but even if it doesn't, issues like privacy, noise, temperature and certain amenities can definitely break up your love affair with a property. READ MORE >
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 10:19am | Home Buying, Negotiate
So, you're finally off the fence and ready to buy a home before prices mortgage rates rise any further. Here's what you need to know about jumping into the market at this time of year. Selection is limited READ MORE >
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:30am | Home Buying, Selling, Windows, Make-it or Break-it, Add character
Window
  When sizing up a home, either to purchase or to sell it - windows are one feature that can make a dynamic difference. Size and placement of windows affects the character and curb appeal of the home from the outside, and light, views, energy efficiency, air flow, noise and egress from the inside. Done right, windows can make your home everything you would want it to be. Windows that are inadequate can be a headache and an expensive fix. READ MORE >
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 11:31am | Home Buying, First Time Buyer, Buy a Home
Buying a Home in Today's Market     READ MORE >
The Watsons are active in local communities and have lived in the Northwest Suburbs for over 40 years. Their knowledge and experience will get you the results you want! ~ Jayne Smith, Palatine, IL
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