Downsizing Resources

May 20, 2024

Buying a New House Before Selling Your Old House

How to Buy a New House Before Selling Your Current One

Buying a new house before selling your current one can be a strategic move, but it requires careful planning and consideration. Here’s a detailed guide to help you navigate this process effectively.

Assess the Market Conditions


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April 25, 2024

Time To Upsize or Downsize? Navigate the Chicago Suburbs Real Estate Market: Sell Your Home and Find New Listings

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Navigating Your Next Real Estate Move

Deciding whether to upsize for that extra bedroom or downsize for less upkeep can feel a bit like the classic rock hit—"Should I stay or should I go?" If you're humming this tune while pondering ...

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March 19, 2024

Break Free from Downsizing Limbo: Expert Real Estate Tips in Chicago

Are You Stuck in Downsizing Limbo?

Downsizing—it's a significant step, especially for empty nesters in Chicago looking to simplify their lives. If you've raised your family in a spacious home but now find the nest empty, you might be contemplating how to downsize your home in the Chicago ...

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March 11, 2024

Time to Move On? Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Home in Chicagoland

Is Now the Moment to Say Goodbye to Your Home? Let's Find Out Together

Ah, the sweet, comforting embrace of home! It's where the heart is, where memories nestle in every nook and cranny, and where life's milestones are celebrated with gusto. But, like the chapters of ...

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March 7, 2024

Urban Oasis: Attract Pollinators with Native Plant Containers

Embracing the Wild: The Magic of Native Plant Pocket Gardens in Urban Jungles

Hey there, green thumbs and nature lovers! It's Laurie here, your go-to guide for all things Chicagoland, bringing you a little slice of the great outdoors, right to your doorstep—or balcony, or windowsill, or wherever you ...

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Feb. 12, 2024

Smart Downsizing Tips: Making Space for Millennials and Avocado Toast

Why Millennials, Avocado Toast, and Your Next Big Move Are A Perfect Blend

Ah, Millennials. The generation that’s been accused of killing everything from doorbells to department stores, yet here they are, keeping the avocado industry thriving single-handedly. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why that 30-something is snapping a ...

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Feb. 12, 2024

Divorce Real Estate Advice: Sell Your Home Fairly and Efficiently

Sell Your Home During Divorce: Expert Advice & Neutral Brokerage Services

Divorce can be like navigating through a stormy sea. Emotions run high, and the waters are murky with decisions that need to be made with clarity and care. When it comes to selling a shared home during a divorce ...

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Feb. 8, 2024

Making the Choice: Should I Sell or Rent My Home in Chicago? Expert Advice Inside!

Deciding Whether to Sell or Rent Out Your Home: A Strategic Guide

The decision between selling or renting out your home is pivotal, requiring a deep dive into market trends, personal financial situations, and long-term goals. This blog post aims to shed light on the factors you should consider, leveraging ...

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Jan. 23, 2024

Prepare for Chicago’s 2024 Real Estate Market with 2023 Insights

Navigating the 2024 Chicago Real Estate Landscape: What the Latest Trends Mean for You

Hello, Chicago home enthusiasts! It's Laurie here, your friendly neighborhood Realtor, ready to unpack the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) 2023 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. This goldmine of information sheds light on current ...

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Jan. 19, 2024

The Pitfalls of Home Selling in Chicago: Expert Advice to Save You

A Hard Lesson in Real Estate: Balancing Expectations with Market Realities

Selling a home is a complex affair, often tangled in personal expectations and harsh market realities. I recently encountered a situation that exemplifies this perfectly—a listing that taught me as much as it challenged me.

I had a client ...

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