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Neighborhood Highlight: Chicago’s Booming West Loop

May 21, 2018 | KlopasStratton
Sitting just west of downtown is Chicago’s West Loop, an area that is experiencing a development boom quite unlike anything in recent memory. The West Loop area is bordered to the north by West Grand Avenue, to the south by I-290, to the w...

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5 Common Reasons Why Homes Fail to Sell

May 14, 2018 | KlopasStratton
You hire an agent, spending time and energy getting your home ready for the open market. Then, when your house is ready to officially go up for sale … nothing happens. Anyone selling a property expects 2 specific things to happen: 1) sell ...

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The 10 Best Chicago Neighborhoods for Families

April 13, 2018 | KlopasStratton
The 10 Best Chicago Neighborhoods for Families Chicago is a world-class city that sprawls along the southwest edge of Lake Michigan, stretching toward a mass of suburbs. Chicago’s vast footprint creates a number of different pockets and ne...

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First-Time Homebuyers: What to Expect

March 23, 2018 | KlopasStratton
Buying your own home is a part of the American dream, something to strive for. But the home-purchasing process can sometimes seem intimidating for first-time buyers, with so much to think about and consider. But first-time homebuyers actuall...

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Will the New Tax Bill Affect the Chicago Market?

March 23, 2018 | KlopasStratton
Late in 2017, the president signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The law’s most prominent features are reductions in tax rates for businesses and individuals, as well as limits on personal deductions, state and local tax deductions, pro...

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10 Home Staging Tips for a Fast Sale

March 5, 2018 | KlopasStratton
Most home sellers have two primary goals: 1) to get maximum value, and 2) to sell as quickly as possible. But what are the strategies and tactics that will help you reach those goals? One great place to start is home staging. While you’ve ...

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The Best Outdoor Patios in Chicago

September 18, 2017 | KlopasStratton
It's no secret Chicago has some the greatest restaurants in the country. They also have some of the best outdoor patios to accompany them. If there's one thing we all love, it's a quiet outdoor oasis with a glass of vino and good company. Al...

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Can I Sell My House As Is?

July 18, 2017 | KlopasStratton
Can I Sell My House As Is? How to Boost Your Home Sale Price and Come Out Ahead Dear Sophia, I want to sell my house for the highest price, with the lowest possible investment in renovations. Can I sell my house as is, or should I make min...

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Lincoln Park 3 Bed 2 Bath Condo

June 27, 2017 | KlopasStratton
Lincoln Park 3 Bed 2 Bath Condo 725 W. Diversey Unit 2W Chicago, IL 60614 $675,000 A 2008 new construction in an intimate 8 unit building. Unit 2W is splendid with a large outdoor terrace, a fireplace, hardwood floors and garage parking ...

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Old Irving Park Townhome

June 26, 2017 | KlopasStratton
Old Irving Park Townhome 3872 Milwaukee Court Chicago, IL 60641 $374,900 Private courtyard community in Old Irving Park, leafy and quiet! 2 bed plus den and 2.5 bath home on four levels- the fourth level has storage space and a deck. 2 ca...

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