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​The Best Chicago Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating

  • Posted On Oct 26
  • By Maggie O'Keefe

Find out the best pockets of the city to visit this year on Halloween as well as some spooky and kid-friendly events around the city.

Create a Luxury Kitchen On a Budget

  • Posted On Oct 04
  • By Nadyja Von Ebers

Because of the number of appliances necessary, kitchens can be one of the most expensive rooms of the house to furnish economically as well as beautifully. Below are a few expert tips on low-cost ways to make your kitchen look more expensive and chic.

Three Tricks Chicago Home Buyers Use (Sellers, Watch Out for #2!)

  • Posted On Sep 22
  • By Mike McElroy

Everyone knows that selling a home involves the maneuvering of unexpected twists and turns. Be on the lookout for some of the tactics buyers use to convolute the process and respond accordingly. Below are some of the most common tricks that could result in lower profits on your end and how we handle these “Buyer Beware” scenarios.

Why Some Buyers Don't Find the Right Home (But You Will)

  • Posted On Mar 16
  • By Stacey Caplan

Here are the top four reasons some buyers never find the right home, and how to avoid them.

Agent Spotlight: Jonathan Self

  • Posted On Mar 15
  • By Stacey Caplan

People need an ally. A real relationship with an expert. I’m a millennial, and I know we like communication, speed and data. I grow my business around a concierge model, and now I’m in my clients lives like the family doctor, accountant, or financial advisor.

Three Ways to Sell Your Home For What It's Worth (or More)

  • Posted On Mar 09
  • By Stacey Caplan

It’s no secret that listing your home at the right price is key to a successful and timely sale. So what’s the strategy behind selling your home for top dollar? There are three ways you can price your home, and each strategy comes with it’s own set of risks and potential rewards. The best strategy for you will depend on your timeline and your willingness to play the home pricing game.

Chicago Real Estate Market Update: February 2017

  • Posted On Mar 07
  • By Stacey Caplan

​Chicago’s spring real estate market has arrived- and it’s booming! If the market continues at the pace it did this February, it’s looking like 2017 will be one of the strongest (and most competitive) real estate markets we’ve seen in Chicago in quite a while.

Chad

  • Posted On Mar 01
  • By Stacey Caplan

The week between Christmas and New Years is pretty quiet in the real estate world, but for Chad and Brendan, it was anything but slow. Chad’s lease was up at the end of February, and he was ready to upgrade to homeowner status come March 1st. That left exactly two months for Chad get approved for a loan, secure a real estate attorney and lender… oh, and find the perfect home.

Why Some Homes Don't Sell, But Yours Will

  • Posted On Feb 24
  • By Stacey Caplan

There are things you can do to minimize the risk of your home sitting on the market. Don’t leave your home’s fate up to chance. Here are the most common reasons other homes don’t sell - and how you can avoid making the same mistakes.

Agent Spotlight: Rob Nelson

  • Posted On Feb 20
  • By Stacey Caplan

From horse farm to commodity trading to real estate, this family guy has done it all. Introducing Access Chicago Realty north side expert, Rob Nelson!