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First-Time Home Buyer Tips & Advice

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Are you thinking about buying your first home? There’s a big checklist to go over when buying a home: school rankings, traffic patterns, noise level, Walk Score, crime rates. When you throw in competing buyers, possible multiple offers and lender requirements, the process can be overwhelming. But there’s no reason to go it alone. When you buy, […]

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20 Steps to Help You Sell Your Home

When you take these steps, you’ll help your RE/MAX Realtor®, Haris Dedic sell your home faster, at the best possible price. As homeowner, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. You Only Get One Chance to Make a Great First Impression  A well manicured lawn, neatly trimmed and clutter free porch […]

Renovate or Move? How to Decide

As a homeowner, there may come a time when you ask yourself: “Should I buy a new home, or stay put and renovate my old one?” Consider these factors when weighing your decision: Mortgage rates. Would your mortgage rate increase if you were to buy a new home? Renovation scope. How much would you need to do […]

Glenview, IL on YouTube

See what Glenview, IL has to offer in selected YouTube videos. Glenview Park District OverviewThe Glenview Park District is one of the largest, most unique park districts in Illinois! Whether you are interested in learning about the future, discovering the past, taking up a new sport, enjoying your leisure time in the great outdoors, or […]

Real Estate Summer Tips

Summer Maintenance & Selling Tips Top tips and advice from the leading real estate brokerage, online media and Haris. Your home’s curb appeal could be make or break for the amount of showings you have. In the same way curb appeal can attract potential buyers through your door, a less than spectacular home front can also […]

Financial Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home

Working with many clients over the years, I have learned that often a list of what to do is provided to home buyers; but rarely a highlight of what to stay away from.  Here, I want to share with you the things to look out for as you embark on your new home purchase. Before […]

The New Downsizing ~ Top 10 Rightsizing Tips

The rightsizing process commonly triggers strong emotions, due to the sentimentality of items and lifetime mementos. Here are the top 10 downsizing things you can do to ease the process: Start with easy stuff.   Get rid of anything that’s broken, damaged, or no longer wanted. Next, go to the out of the way spaces like […]

Make Your Home Easier To Sell With These 10 easy steps

10 Easy Steps To Help You Sell Your Home Easier 1. Toss stacks of newspapers and magazines. Clear clutter. Store your small decorative items. Pack out-of-season clothing to make more closet space using storage organizers. Clean garage to make sure it reflects as space for cars; nothing else. 2. Let more light into the interior […]

What To Bring When Applying For A Mortgage?

Mortgage Checklist Buying a new home is an exciting time but also a very big decision. To make sure everything goes smoothly; once pre approved for your mortgage, you begin your home search while at the same time gathering the paperwork for your lender. Here is a mortgage application checklist that will help you when […]

How To Make Your Relocation Smooth?

If you’re in the early stages of relocating to a new community you probably have many questions. It can be hard to know where to begin. That’s why I’ve compiled a short list of tips that can help you remember key steps to a successful relocation. Start Early While time constraints are often beyond your […]

Condo Buyer’s Guide

What you need to know when buying a condo Is buying a condo right for you? Condominiums, or condos, can be great alternatives to detached homes. City dwellers, singles, couples, seniors, and many others may look at the condos that suit their needs and budgets. Others may simply prefer low-maintenance living. Buyers who feel “priced […]

Tips & Advice For First Time Home Buyers

First-time Home Buyers Mistakes To Avoid Buying a home can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. Want to make sure you do it right? Avoid these all too common first-timer mistakes: Not getting to know the neighborhood. Walk around, drive the streets, and make sure it’s a place that feels safe and has the amenities you’re looking for. Forgetting to think […]