How to Prevent Mold in Your Home


BY LAUREN DEPIERO It’s hard enough trying to stay cool during the humid summer months without having to worry about mold in your home. With the added moisture in the air, our homes are more susceptible to mold growth. Luckily, we can prevent mold in the home before it even becomes a problem. If you’re […]

7 Important Home Repairs to Do Right After Moving Out


By Daniel Bortz Congratulations: You’re moving out, and on to your next home! Now all you have to do is pack up your things and skedaddle, right? Not so fast. If you’re still trying to sell your current home, you’ll want to make sure it looks its best, which means you might have to make a […]

Guidelines For Selling Land

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There are several questions that should be considered to help answer the question of how much is a parcel of land worth.  A few of these questions are: How is the land currently used and how might it be used in the future? What is the quality and production capabilities in that case of agricultural […]

Building Wealth Investing In Farmland


Building wealth through ownership of farmland is normally a long-term investment; the same as owning other real estate or investing in the stock market. Total returns for owning farmland are a combination of annual cash profits and appreciation in value. Farmland could normally be expected to have a 4%-6% cash return on investment annually over […]

What is a 1031 Exchange and How It May Be Beneficial? 


By David Pope The Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 provides for the opportunity to defer the payment of capital gains tax liability on the sale of real property by reinvesting the proceeds from the relinquished property into another similar asset using a qualified intermediary.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December […]

8 Design Trends Home Owners Will Crave in 2019


As stated recently in REALTOR Magazine by Barbara Ballinger. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Print December 17, 2018 by Barbara Ballinger Shifting economies, demographics, and land shortages are issues altering how we live and what buyers are looking for in a home. Going smaller has become bigger—a trend Not So Big House author and architect Sarah Susanka first advocated more […]



By Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio | Jan 16, 2018 renting-myths Leonardo Patrizi/iStock Years ago, I discovered cockroaches in my Chicago apartment. I spent money on sprays, traps, and other gadgets to rid my place of the disgusting rent-free tenants, but I was no match for them. So I turned to my landlord for help. If he […]

Home Purchase & Education Go Hand in Hand


For many families, schools are an essential consideration when searching for a new home. However, most property searches only offer property related criteria such as price, beds, baths, and square feet. As such, locating properties that meet the criteria for your family and your child’s education can be challenging, especially when you are less familiar […]

How to Track Your Home’s Value


Buying a home is generally the single largest purchase that we make in our lifetimes and most of us are interested in not only the value of our properties, but also the general value of like properties in our neighborhoods. Whether you have just moved into a new home or have lived there for years, […]

Become an Expert on New Homes Hitting the Market


Knowledge is power and early knowledge can offer you a powerful advantage, especially in tight real estate markets. Those who find properties first gain an edge by being the first have a chance to see new properties and thus the first to make offers. More often than not, this first to market knowledge pays off. […]