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Posted on 06/14/2021
Drawbacks of Financing Your Mortgage through a Credit Union
Image by Burst from Pexels Buying a home is an exciting time. As you start to comb through listings and decide you’re ready to take the plunge to purchase, you’ll want to pursue getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This way, you'll know how much you're approved for and can shop for homes within your price range. Additionally, having...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 1035 S Elm Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
This updated home close to river, parks and country club has loads of charm! Are you looking for an area with an active lifestyle? Walking distance to a riverfront park with walking trails, 8 tennis courts, shuffleboard, the historic district, the riverfront, another park with at least 3 ball diamonds, tennis courts, boat launches and country club. Also close to highly rated Kankakee Farmers Market in downtown Kankakee along with businesses such as Station Street Cafe, Moon Cookie Gallery, Grapes and Hops, Rigos Cafe, Stefari Cafe and more! Walking in to this home creates a welcome feeling with the hardwood floors, crown molding, large...
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Posted on 06/10/2021
3095 River Road, Kankakee, IL 60901 is now new to the market!
One of the best views of the Kankakee River! All of the living areas have great views of the combination of the Kankakee and Iroquois Rivers! Located along the popular 6 mile pool of the boating part of the river. A nice bonus is it is across the river from the unadulterated Shannon Bayou Forest Preserve for a natural view that should never be developed! The home has a large double decker deck (60' long on 2nd level) overlooking the river from either level! Inside, this home has 2 kitchens, 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs plus 4 living areas and 2 dining areas plus a fireplace. The 3 bedrooms have hardwood floors and the washer dryer is upstairs...
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Posted on 06/10/2021
302 Chesterfield Court 302, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 is now new to the market!
Affordable Bourbonnais 1 story condo! You must see this condo before someone finds out they can afford a condo under $125,000! Beautiful laminate floors in the living room, dining area and hallway. Living room has a gas log fireplace, cathedral ceiling and speakers that stay. The kitchen has a breakfast bar with granite countertops overlooking the living room. The stainless steel appliances stay. Down the hallway is the main bathroom and the guest bedroom with bay window. The master bedroom has a walkin closet, master bath with double basin sink, ironing board and shower plus the bedroom has sliding doors to a lighted, covered patio with...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 is now new to the market!
1 story townhouse in the heart of Bourbonnais! This low maintenance concrete sided townhouse is close to parks, the river, downtown with shopping, grocery stores, professional services, banks and more. Inside this desired townhouse are hardwood floors, a living room/dining room combination or just a large living room with gas fireplace, eat in kitchen that leads to the 2 attached garage. The stainless steel appliances stay. Behind the living room are the bedrooms and the main bathroom. The 14'x14' master bedroom has sliding doors to the concrete patio. Also, the MBDR has 3 sliding closet doors plus another closet door. Guest bedroom/office...
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Posted on 06/07/2021
Avoid These Common Mortgage Mistakes
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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Posted on 05/31/2021
Upcycling Your Office File Cabinets
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay Is your workspace feeling a little blah lately? The new year is just the right time to make a change! Make it part of your New Year's resolution to create a cheery, bright, and welcoming workspace by upcycling your old, dingy file cabinet into this blackboard-sided, pretty yet utilitarian piece of office furniture!...
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Posted on 05/25/2021
Bourbonnais, IL Real Estate Market Update 5/25/2021
Click here to view Bourbonnais, IL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 1095 N Western Hills Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901
Contingent on home sale with 48 hour kickout. Not just another ranch home! This home feels even larger than the 1760 square footage it is because as you first walk in you see the vaulted ceiling in the 25' long living room. This Limestone Township 3 bedroom ranch with 1st floor laundry room. It also has a large eat-in kitchen with vaulted ceiling that makes it feel more spacious! The kitchen appliances stay. And the sliding door in the kitchen leads to the new deck overlooking the oversized back yard which is perfect for possible entertainment such as a pool, trampoline, games or just to look out on! Back inside are the 3 bedrooms with...
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Posted on 05/24/2021
A Beginners Guide to Building Fairy Gardens
Image by normwear from Pixabay Fairy gardens are miniature gardens either planted in containers or in part of an actual garden. They typically feature small plants and decorative materials depicting a tiny scene or living space for “fairies” or other small imagined creatures. Some are purely decorative, while others are interactive and meant to be played with. Setting...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Video Tour - 57 S Knollwood Lane, Kankakee, IL 60901
Close to everything! So much to brag about with this step saver ranch in West Kankakee! Step into this brick home to find a homey foyer leading into the large living room. The large dining room leads to the eat in kitchen with walk in pantry. The kitchen steps into the attached garage with access to the crawl space and attic. Most of the home has hardwood floors. Period bathroom with tile floor and ceramic tiled wall. Both bedrooms are spacious with the master having 2 closets. Most of the larger items have been updated. New roof in 2014, new water heater in 2014, carpet in LR approx. 2019, new furnace and central air in 2016. Just a short...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
57 S Knollwood Lane, Kankakee, IL 60901 is now new to the market!
Close to everything! So much to brag about with this step saver ranch in West Kankakee! Step into this brick home to find a homey foyer leading into the large living room. The large dining room leads to the eat in kitchen with walk in pantry. The kitchen steps into the attached garage with access to the crawl space and attic. Most of the home has hardwood floors. Period bathroom with tile floor and ceramic tiled wall. Both bedrooms are spacious with the master having 2 closets. Most of the larger items have been updated. New roof in 2014, new water heater in 2014, carpet in LR approx. 2019, new furnace and central air in 2016. Just a short...
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