Staging your home


How to Stage Your Home

Staging your home

Thanks to an influx of home-decorating and renovation shows, potential buyers expect to see picture-perfect homes during their home search. How does one achieve this? By staging your home.  Staging a home is the process of strategically arranging furniture and décor to make it look “showroom ready” when selling, taking the time and effort to…Read More

Home Selling Tips

Home for Sale

Whether it’s the home where you raised your family, your first (or starter) home, or a home you’ve inherited from your parents, selling a home can be a stressful and emotional experience. Not only will you be packing boxes, but you’ll also be packing memories and embarking on a new chapter in your life. While…Read More

How Your Credit Score Plays Into Buying a Home

Credit Score

Nearly 40% of American’s make New Year’s resolutions. Of those making resolutions, 21% included buying a home on their list of 2020 resolutions.  Before you set out to make your dream of homeownership a reality, there are a number of questions to ask yourself: Where should I buy my home? What style of home do…Read More

Home Buying in 2020

Home buying

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This sums up the home buying forecast for 2020. While there will still be opportunities for home buyers, the actual buying journey will be as challenging as it has been in recent years.  The number of homes for sale has decreased since 2015, and inventory…Read More

Ways to Wow Your Winter décor

Winter decor

In order to survive a blistering cold Illinois winter, your home needs more than a six-month supply of coffee and a collection of blankets and sweaters. If you plan on hibernating until spring, your home needs to feel homey and inviting. Luckily, winter décorations mean more than keeping your holiday wreaths and décor until March.…Read More

2020 Real Estate Outlook

real estate outlook

What does the housing market forecast look like in the upcoming year? Here’s some 20/20 insight into the most common questions about home prices and sales, mortgage rates, and possible recession.    Will the cost of a home increase? Home prices are predicted to rise in 2020, but only at an average of 2.8% nationally. However,…Read More

Why You Should Sell Your Home in 2019

Sell your home

Are you thinking about selling your home? If you’re on the fence about doing so, keep reading. The last quarter of 2019 will likely be the best time to sell your home over the next few years.  The experts at Pacor Mortgage have compiled a list of reasons why you should sell now instead of…Read More

Re-Financing Your Home: What You Need to Ask

Re-financing your home

Refinancing is the latest buzz word throughout the mortgage and real estate world. But what is refinancing, exactly? In it’s simplest terms, refinancing is replacing an existing mortgage with a new one. The process is similar to when you applied for your original mortgage: researching options, gathering the correct documentation, and submitting an application.  Before…Read More

Prepping Your Home for Sale? Spruce it Up!

Home for Sale

Selling a home in today’s market takes more than enlisting the help of a realtor. Careful planning and sprucing up your home before you put it on the market will go a long way when it comes to making an impression on potential buyers. Consider these sprucing suggestions to get your home in top selling…Read More

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

Resale value

If you’re ready to put your house on the market, it’s important to pause and consider what home improvements could help to increase the resale value of your home. The quickest way to increase value is by creating a strategic plan with intentional, well thought out upgrades. Home improvement projects will cost you roughly $0.20-$0.25…Read More