PAINTING - by Jeffrey Lambert
1. Different paint finishes have their advantages
Before you begin to paint, consider wall imperfections and other factors. Semi-gloss paint offers greater durability and is very easy to clean. If your wall is less than perfect, however, semi-gloss paint can enhance the imperfections. Flat paint will do a much better job of hiding imperfections, but it's much easier to damage than high-gloss. Eggshell is a great middle-of-the-road option.
2. Small samples prevent big surprises.
REASONS TO BUY OR LIST A HOME IN WINTER - by Marla Mink-Johnson
Don't wait until spring to list your home or to buy a new one.
Buyers - Typically there are fewer homes available for sale in the winter but sellers may be more motivated which may result in a better price. You also have less competition for that dream home from other buyers in the winter. Have your financing lined up so there is no delay in being able to make a qualified offer before someone else does!
Sellers - You may have 30 people show up at an open house in spring. But are they looky loos or are they serious buyers? Probably for the most part neighbors looking to see what yours looks like and how it's priced so they can get an idea how their home compares. The buyers who are in the market in the winter are very serious. Your home has less competition and is more likely to be seen by those serious buyers which could lead to a multiple offer situation. After the holidays there is a burst of buyers out looking. They have waited for the holidays to be o... Continue Reading
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS CHECKLIST! - by Marla Mink-Johnson
One Month before - Do your online shopping so gifts arrive in time.
Wrap gifts as you buy them.
Make the menu and buy non perishable ingredients.
Three weeks before - Address and mail cards
Put up the tree.
Decorate the house.
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Featured Event: Christmas Around the World & Holidays of Light
- Date: 12/31/2016
- Time: Various
- Location: Museum of Science & Industry - Chicago