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5 Steps for Readying Your Home for Spring

March 12, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Original photo by Erik Cooper As winter draws to a close, you’re likely dreaming of spring. For many homeowners, that means creating a to-do list to make sure the house is ready for the coming warmer months. Here are five tips to help y...

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5 Ways to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in the Windy City

February 25, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Max Talbot-Minkin The Windy City loves a good party, especially when it’s centered around celebrating local heritage. That’s why St. Patricks Day is such a big deal! Every year, around March 17th the city starts to look a li...

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Chicago Valentine’s Dates That’ll Make You Feel the Love

January 30, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to plan something big for your date night. Whether you’re looking for a low-key dinner in the neighborhood or a cross-town trek for a fun activity, there are plenty of options. Get ...

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Rising Federal Interest Rate Affect Chicago Homeowners

January 8, 2019 | KlopasStratton
On December 19, 2018, the Federal Reserve announced it will raise interest rates for the fourth quarter in a row. The new rates - 2.25-2.5 percent - were decided after considering current and expected inflation and labor market costs. Homeowner...

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Neighborhood Highlight: Charming Roscoe Village

December 20, 2018 | KlopasStratton
Roscoe Village resides in Chicago’s North Center area and ranges from Addison Street to Diversey and Ravenswood Avenue to the Chicago River. Its namesake street runs from east to west and hosts commercial and residential buildings. With easy ...

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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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