3 Home Selling Prep Essentials

You’ve got to start somewhere when preparing your home to sell, but it’s not where you would think. Before jumping right into cleaning, decluttering, staging, and marketing, take some time to review. Having a solid understanding of the real estate market and the home selling process is essential for a smooth and stress-free sale. So […]


Homebuyers Rush To Lock In Mortgage Rates

As mortgage interest rates are the lowest that they have been since the Presidential election in 2016, prospective homebuyers rushed to complete mortgage applications and lock in rates. While some of these applicants have residential property under contract, others will take advantage of the lock in period (up to 60 days in most cases) to […]


What’s Hot in Home Design This Summer

Bright sunshine, warmer days, and a ton of new trends come with the change in season, and this summer certainly won’t disappoint. In the real estate world, these new trends revolve around the latest and greatest in wall colors and decorations, space savers, and creative living arrangements. We have our eye on a few interesting […]


The Hot Color In Housing: Millenial Pink

We all know that the gray trend is fading. That’s easy. Did you know that pinks have become a persistent trend in residential fashion? Our company’s luxury division, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, spends a lot of time paying attention to such things. Read the most recent article in their online magazine here. Frankly, I don’t […]



How To Protect Your Credit Score

When buying a house in the greater Hinsdale Illinois area, you need to protect your credit score during the home buying process. Doing so will assure that you get the most favorable interest rate on your mortgage. You have probably heard that your credit score drops each time that someone makes an inquiry about your […]



How To Hire A Listing Agent

It’s likely that your house is one of your most valuable financial assets. It stands to reason that the agent who represents you and your family in the sale of this asset should be the most qualified, correct? As you make your determination as to who that you are going to hire to be the […]


Home Inspection Dealkillers In Hinsdale IL

The sales contract that is most commonly used in the western suburbs contains language which defines what constitutes a deficiency by way of a home inspection. Generally, a deficiency is either a safety hazard and/or something that does not perform its intended function. For example, a water heater that does not heat water in a […]