With its tree-lined streets, small-town charm and easy access to Chicago’s hustle and bustle, Park Ridge has long been one of Chicagoland’s most desirable communities. Stephanie Szigetvari, Vice President of Brokerage Services for @properties in Park Ridge, touts housing diversity as another reason that home buyers should consider the northwestern suburb.
You only get one chance to make a first impression – and that’s especially true when your home hits the market. If you’re thinking about listing your property, here are a few tips to ensure it’s in optimal showing condition.
Summer may be winding down, but there is still time to sneak in a few outdoor gatherings before the temperature drops. We’ve talked about maximizing small outdoor spaces and important patio prep tips, and now we’re sharing an assortment of décor pieces and accessories that will help elevate your outdoor entertaining space for a Labor Day barbecue or end-of-summer bash. Whether you are looking to completely deck out your space or just add a few pieces, here are some of our favorite items:
Whether it’s a new career or the opportunity to move closer to loved ones, there are a number of reasons for relocating. But a long-distance home search can present more challenges than a local one, especially if you’re unfamiliar with your destination city.
Through the first six months of 2019, Chicagoland home sales are tracking below 2018 levels, with volume down 6.5% year over year. One factor behind the mid-year slowdown, according to @properties co-founder Thad Wong, is the so-called SALT cap, which put new limits on state and local tax deductions starting in 2018.
Just about everyone expected mortgage interest rates to rise in 2019. But after reaching 5% last November, the average 30-year mortgage rate is back in the 3% range, the lowest it has been in over 2 years.
This latest development is welcome news not only to homeowners who are looking to refinance, but also to prospective buyers and sellers. Here’s why:
Earlier in the year it was announced that Living Coral was 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year. Chosen for its vibrant, but mellow tone, it evokes feelings of warmth, comfort and cheerfulness. Its no surprise that Living Coral and similar tones have made a home on doors, interiors and more. Over the past seven months, we’ve seen Pantone’s Color of the Year everywhere and wanted to share how it’s been beautifully incorporated.
It’s no secret that wallpaper is back on the scene. Prints, colors and texture are gracing the walls of homes and commercial locations everywhere. Talk about interior elevation! With an increasing amount of interest in wallpaper, we sat down with Marcy Swerdlow of Mitchell Black to answer some FAQ’s and shed light on the options you have to incorporate wallpaper into your home.