Peoria County real estate is on the list at #10 for the most affordable areas to buy a home. New research from ATTOM Data Solutions found that nearly 4 in 10 US counties studied require no more than 28 percent of a buyer’s annualized weekly wages to purchase a median-priced home. These 10 markets […]

House prices are up 5% to 6% locally in Central Illinois. Some areas are a little bit more, some areas are a little bit less. In a normal market, there are around 2,500 homes for sale. In a buyer’s market, that number is closer to 4,000 homes for sale. Right now, there’s approximately 1,000 homes for sale.

Sweater weather has arrived, and winter is just around the corner. Halloween and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. It’s that time of year to perform some preventative maintenance around your home to make sure your home is ready for the upcoming winter season.  To help with this, we have created a Property […]

1Step One in our 10 step process to selling your home – Use a Realtor or go For Sale by Owner (FSBO)? The first item in our 10 step process to selling your home is to decide whether you want to sell your home For Sale by Owner or hire a Realtor. Every situation is […]

You did it… you made the decision to sell your home. The sign is now in the yard and it’s listed for sale. Home showings will start soon. So what do you do once a home showing is scheduled? Break out your Preparing for Showing Checklist!We’ve created this simple checklist that you can use before […]

The first thing to understand is that buyers buy on emotion, not logic. It’s essential to put your time and money into home improvements that will appeal to a home buyer’s emotions. Your home is going to sell based on how it looks and makes a buyer feel. Replacing a furnace or central air appeals […]

It’s very important that you prepare your home for sale and have your home 100% ready for showings BEFORE putting it on the market because you only have one chance to make a good first impression. You want your home to show its absolute best the first day that it goes “live” on the market. […]

During my 18 years as a real estate agent, I continue to see home sellers make the same home selling mistakes over and over, and these mistakes are costing them thousands and thousands of dollars and in many situations, preventing their homes from selling. The good news is, each and every one of these mistakes […]

Deciding whether you should buy a new house and then sell your current home or list your existing home first and then find a new home can feel a bit like the chicken and the egg conundrum. There are certainly pros and cons to both approaches, and we’re here to help you figure out which […]

An estimated 5.4 million (already existing) homes sold in the last year, according to The National Association of Realtors, and only 7 percent of those were properties sold by their owner. Sellers are heavily relying on agents to sell their property, but that doesn’t mean it’s a right fit for everyone. Are you considering selling your […]

There are many costs involved in selling a house and knowing these costs upfront will make the experience much more enjoyable because you know what to expect. Knowing your closing costs will help you determine how much profit you can expect from the sale of your home so you know how much you can spend on another house should you be looking to buy another home[…]

When selling your home, knowing how to price your home is the most important decision you will make. This process will help you set the proper asking price so you sell your home for the greatest amount of money, in the least amount of time. The 3-Step Process to Properly Price Your Home Step 1: […]