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Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Real Estate Market Update 10/29/13

    By Lauren Koprowski | October 29, 2013

    We had another successful week here with our Old Town team. One of our listings; 208 S. Grant Street is recently under contract with two offers coming in on the same day! We spent time with the Seller discussing their options, and guiding them through the process to help them make the best decision for themselves. The client is very pleased to have their... Read More

    Most People Open to Buying a Haunted House

    By Emily Heinz | October 22, 2013

    More than half of home buyers are open to buying a haunted house, according to’s 2013 Haunted Housing Report. Also, 35 percent of the nearly 1,400 people who took the survey say they have lived in a haunted home. Today released the results of its Haunted Housing Report, which ran on from... Read More

    Old Town Real Estate Update 10/21/13

    By Lauren Koprowski | October 21, 2013

    Hot to Trot! This weekend was very busy for us! We worked virtually non-stop all weekend showing property, writing offers for buyers, and meeting with sellers to list their houses. Not surprising, many people try to get settled before the Holidays set in, so we anticipated the pre-Holiday rush, and IT IS HERE! Stay tuned... Read More

    Old Town Real Estate Market Update 10/14/13

    By Lauren Koprowski | October 14, 2013

    We had a fun transactional experience lately. I, Emily, was looking for a house for some friends, so we sent a letter to the specific neighborhood in which they desired to live. In response to the letter we heard from four different people who may have interest in selling their house. Through exploring those properties... Read More

    Autumn Maintenance Tips

    By Emily Heinz | October 14, 2013

    Home Exterior Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. Consider installing gutter guards to make the job a lot easier. Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Use caulk to fill the holes or completely replace the wood. Lower... Read More

    Home Maintenance Checklist for the First Year

    By Emily Heinz | October 9, 2013

    DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2013 After buyers move in to their new home, they should be prepared for some home fixes to present themselves each season, says Rich Escallier, a handyman in Chicago. “If you can go six months without finding something that raises your blood pressure, you’re lucky,” Escallier says.... Read More

    Old Town Real Estate Market Update 10/7/2013

    By Lauren Koprowski | October 7, 2013

    We hosted four open houses over the weekend and had a great turnout for all of them. The beautiful weather brought people out and about and we saw showing activity pick up as well. We sold three houses over the weekend so it’s good to see our fall market pick up after a bit of... Read More

    Selling Your Home May Be Tax Free

    By Emily Heinz | October 1, 2013

    Written by Benny L. Kass on Friday, 27 September 2013 14:07   The real estate market has certainly picked up. Interest rates are still quite low and people are buying. In fact, we are starting to see duplicate and triplicate offers for many homes. That means that homes are selling, so let’s look at the tax consequences.... Read More

    Old Town Real Estate Market Update 9/30/2013

    By Lauren Koprowski | October 1, 2013

    We had open houses on 4 of our listings over the weekend and had at least a dozen groups of people who attended with over 30 groups at one of the homes! There were a lot of people out and about but very few scheduled showings. Usually the fall market is very busy so hopefully... Read More