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Posted on 04/12/2021
Benefits of Purchasing a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Buying a home can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. However, deciding if you should rent or buy your next home can be a very difficult decision. But once you understand the benefits of owning a home, you can have confidence as you move through the home-buying process. You...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 523 E 2900 North Road, Clifton, IL 60927
Great home on approximately 1.3 acres just outside of Clifton! This 4 bedroom home has a fireplace in the living room to stay warm in the winter and a large dining room for family gatherings. Spacious farm style kitchen with an island. 4 bedrooms upstairs. Updates include:new roof 2012, new siding 2012, new furnace and central air 2018, new vinyl windows 1994 and new generator about 2016. Home has a cell phone repeater for better reception. Shower in basement. Outside on the 1.3 acre property are many trees and a shed and huge 30'x23' garage for almost all of your storage needs!This home is very affordable and has been cared for but does...
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Posted on 04/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 322 River Run Drive, St. Anne, IL 60964
Beautiful ranch style all brick and limestone townhome in Aroma Park township, ST. Anne Address few minutes away from the Kankakee river! This home has an awesome open floor plan with 2 bedrooms plus an office/ formal living/ formal dining room , chef's kitchen with tons of cabinets and stainless appliances, Kitchen open to the huge family room that has cathedral ceilings, large laundry room, 2 car attached garage, city water and sewer, semiprivate setting that backs to the woods, beautiful covered concrete patio, Great for nature lovers! Call today for your private...
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Posted on 04/06/2021
310 N Convent Street 2, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 now has a new price of $20!
$500/month plus internet and phone, if needed. Arrive at this brick building and park on the side. The 2 rooms directly in front of you when you enter are the 2 you may be renting. One may be used for a secretary/waiting room or for another office. The other can be used for a private office. There are common area rooms including entry, waiting room in front, bathroom and common area kitchenette. Electric, gas and water will be provided. Parking is not assigned but plenty available. Handicapped acessible ramp in back and...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Steps to Submitting an Offer
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay You and your agent invested hours, days, weeks and even months searching for the right house. Time spent visiting open houses. But now all your efforts pay off. You’ve found the one. It’s the right size, the right neighborhood and within the budget parameters. This is the home of your dreams. It’s time...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Video Tour - 12 Elmwood Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901
At the end of a dead end street is where you'll find this quality stone Prairie influenced home with 170' of river frontage and beach on the boating part of the Kankakee River, the cleanest river in Illinois! Bring your jet skis! You'll be amazed at all this home has to offer! Located on nearly 2/3rds of an acre, this home has 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4+ car attached heated garage, 2 fireplaces, 3 zones of central air, 6 zones of sprinkler system, two (2) 50 gallon water heaters, state of the art electronic boiler heating system, an inground and indoor pool and an indoor hot tub, a large finished, heated basement with steam room, Generac...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
12 Elmwood Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901 is now new to the market!
At the end of a dead end street is where you'll find this quality stone Prairie influenced home with 170' of river frontage and beach on the boating part of the Kankakee River, the cleanest river in Illinois! Bring your jet skis! You'll be amazed at all this home has to offer! Located on nearly 2/3rds of an acre, this home has 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4+ car attached heated garage, 2 fireplaces, 3 zones of central air, 6 zones of sprinkler system, two (2) 50 gallon water heaters, state of the art electronic boiler heating system, an inground and indoor pool and an indoor hot tub, a large finished, heated basement with steam room, Generac...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 868 Edwin Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
BACK ON THE MARKET~SPACIOUS RANCH HOME IN BOURBONNAIS~ 4 BEDROOMS~ 1.5 BATHS~ LARGE BACKYARD WITH PATIO~ DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE~ 4TH BEDROOM COULD BE USED AS FAMILY ROOM~ NEW KITCHEN GRANITE COUNTERS~ NEW REFRIGERATOR~ NEW WINDOWS~ ALL INSPECTIONS ARE DONE AND READY FOR ITS NEW OWNER~ CALL TODAY TO...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
How Quickly is Investment Property Profitable?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
Another Property Sold - 620 Evergreen Lane, Bradley, IL 60915
Nothing to do! Move right in to this ranch home in Bradley in BOURBONNAIS Elementary School District! Generous living room, with bay window to bring the afternoon light in, flows right into the kitchen and eating area. Hardwood floors in the living area and eating area gives this home a relaxing and cozy feeling! The updated kitchen with hardwood floors also, has many newer features such as cabinets, counters, sink, lights, stainless steel appliances, etc. Down the hallway are the 3 bedrooms and a full bath. Coming in from the attached garage is the utility room with washer and dryer and cabinets as well as the private 1/2 bath. The utility...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
Another Property Sold - 1514 Bittersweet Drive, St. Anne, IL 60964
Lovely Custom Built ranch built on a 1.44 acre site on the boatable part of the Kankakee River. The home has an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings and family room and kitchen open to each other. Upper level has loft over looking family room plus a 31x16 bonus room. Great first floor master bedroom with large master bath with walk in shower. Beautiful views of the river from multiple windows. A 3 plus car garage, sun room, multiple decks and a wood burning fireplace are just a few of the amenities this home has to offer. Seller was working on getting this property out of the flood plane but as of now it requires flood...
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Posted on 03/25/2021
7986 E 6000 N Road, Grant Park, IL 60940 now has a new price of $450,000!
A truly unique home! From the moment you first walk into this home you feel like you have stepped back in time yet have the features you want for today! And with this many rooms it is perfect for multiple study areas/offices. Conveniently situated on nearly 2.5 acres between Grant Park, Manteno and Bourbonnais yet just farmland in view! This Victorian style home, complete with glass handle doorknobs, was taken down to the foundation and rebuilt with an addition about 10 years later. With large open rooms, this 12 room home has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. There is a parlor when you first walk in for guests that steps into the family room...
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