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Posted on 05/19/2022
Video Tour - 995 S Myrtle Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
Within walking distance of a park and the Kankakee River! Attractive 3 story. 4 BDR+, 2.5 bath home w/relaxing covered front porch to watch the neighborhood! Fin basement with 2 possible bedrooms and fin attic could be a bedroom, an artists studio, a child's play area or an office! Hardwood floors under the carpet upstairs. FPL (non-functional) in living room. You will love the home but the 29'x23' garage is what stands out! The garage is roughed in for a furnace. Fenced yard. New roof June 2015! Also, the kitchen has been renovated with new cabinets, countertops, sink, faucet, ceramic tile floor and stainless steel appliances. New furnace...
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Posted on 05/19/2022
995 S Myrtle Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901 is now new to the market!
Within walking distance of a park and the Kankakee River! Attractive 3 story. 4 BDR+, 2.5 bath home w/relaxing covered front porch to watch the neighborhood! Fin basement with 2 possible bedrooms and fin attic could be a bedroom, an artists studio, a child's play area or an office! Hardwood floors under the carpet upstairs. FPL (non-functional) in living room. You will love the home but the 29'x23' garage is what stands out! The garage is roughed in for a furnace. Fenced yard. New roof June 2015! Also, the kitchen has been renovated with new cabinets, countertops, sink, faucet, ceramic tile floor and stainless steel appliances. New furnace...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
Tips for Taking the Stress Out of Buying a Home
40% of all homebuyers report that buying a home is one of the most stressful events in their lives. There are many sources of stress, but the more prepared you are, the better you’ll be able to handle them. Here are some tips for handling the most common stresses of buying a home: Find the Right Real Estate...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
Pet Safe Houseplants: Polka Dot Plants & More
Growing indoor plants can be incredibly rewarding and enhance the aesthetics of your home. However, it's important to know which plants are safe for every member of your household to be around. While many attractive and popular houseplants are toxic to pets and humans, there are plenty you can grow indoors safely, like polka dot plants. Here are...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
695 E Broadway Street, Bradley, IL 60915 is now new to the market!
3 bedroom brick ranch in Bradley. Some hardwood floors. Centrally located near shopping and other conveniences. Garage not included, landlord uses it. Only $1300/mo rent. $43 application fee includes credit check. Corner...
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Posted on 05/02/2022
Designer secrets for beautiful living rooms
How does an interior designer turn regular living rooms into beautiful living rooms? Do they pull from a list of favorite living room ideas? Do they feature natural light from a window seat pouring over a coffee table? Maybe they feature one entire wall of wall art. While everybody’s personal style preferences are different, there are some common...
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Posted on 04/26/2022
Bourbonnais, IL Real Estate Market Update 4/26/2022
Click here to view Bourbonnais, IL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/25/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Decoupage
If you’re wanting a fun and inexpensive way to create custom home decor, search no further than decoupage. Decoupage is the art of gluing layers of paper to other surfaces to achieve unique designs and textures. All you need to get into decoupage is a good paint brush and a jar of Mod Podge or other decoupage glue....
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Posted on 04/20/2022
Another Property Sold - 212 Steeplechase Circle 212, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
This 1 story condo in the much sought after Trotters Chase is located in the heart of Bourbonnais features no steps into the unit or garage and is ready for you! Freshly painted interior, brand new carpet and floor coverings and new blinds from Hansen's Window Coverings! With 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, 2 car attached garage, this Abby unit has 2 master bedroom suites with walk in closets! 4 rooms have oversized palladium style windows to stream in natural light to maintain your good mood! Each of the 5 rooms have cathedral ceilings and each is a different height from 11 to 14 feet to add a different personality to each room! This unit has a...
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Posted on 04/18/2022
Keep the clutter at bay with these work from home tips
We’ve all gone over most of the regular work from home tips, such as taking breaks, setting the correct work hours, maintaining a morning routine, etc. But occasionally, we’re left wondering how to keep a work-life balance while staying on top of home life, home maintenance, video call schedules and keeping the mess to a minimum. Here are...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
1065 S Poplar Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901 now has a new price of $104,987!
Before walking into the home, there is a 15'x8' open front porch great for relaxing and watching the neighbors walk by! Located in the much sought after historic Riverview Brick neighborhood, is this brick home close to river, parks and country club! This home has what you have been looking for. Updates include 40 gallon water heater in 2019, windows in 2016, block windows in basement in 2016, roof on house in 2016. Walking in to this home creates a welcome feeling with the front porch, hardwood floors, full bathroom upstairs plus walk up attic! The large dining room is great for family functions and is next to the kitchen with its custom...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Video Tour - 1065 S Poplar Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
Before walking into the home, there is a 15'x8' open front porch great for relaxing and watching the neighbors walk by! Located in the much sought after historic Riverview Brick neighborhood, is this brick home close to river, parks and country club! This home has what you have been looking for. Updates include 40 gallon water heater in 2019, windows in 2016, block windows in basement in 2016, roof on house in 2016. Walking in to this home creates a welcome feeling with the front porch, hardwood floors, full bathroom upstairs plus walk up attic! The large dining room is great for family functions and is next to the kitchen with its custom...
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