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Neighborhood Highlight: Wicker Park & Bucktown

November 8, 2018 | KlopasStratton
Header photo by David Hilowitz Northwest of Chicago’s Loop you’ll find Wicker Park and Bucktown, two of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city. Wicker ranges from the Bloomingdale /Trail - known as the 606 - to Division, and Ashland...

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What to Expect From a Home Inspection

July 9, 2018 | KlopasStratton
When you’re ready to search for a new home, you’ll have a multi-step and ultimately rewarding process in store for you. One of the most important but oft-overlooked steps in the home-purchasing process is the inspection. Given that a home p...

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7 Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off at Resale

June 22, 2018 | KlopasStratton
All homeowners want to make the most of their investments in real estate. After all, purchasing a home is likely the largest single investment an individual will ever make. Doesn’t it make sense to seek the highest return on that investment? ...

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8 Can’t-Miss Things To Do This Summer in Chicago

June 15, 2018 | KlopasStratton
Summertime is the best time in Chicago. As May turns to June, the city comes alive with activities, and there’s truly something for everyone. To help you make the most of the warmest months in the Second City, here’s a look at 8 can’t-mis...

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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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