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Preparing for Selling Your Home in the Spring

Planning to sell your home next spring? While the peak real estate selling season may still be a few months away, the busy-ness of the holidays is right around the corner and with it will come family obligations, shopping, vacation planning and more. Take our advice: If you want to sell your home in the … Continued

Home Renovations Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Summer is officially long gone and the holidays are right around the corner, which means its crunch time if there are still a few things around the house that you want to get done. If you are known as the hostess for all of the holiday festivities, you may want to freshen up your home … Continued

Home Financing Assistance Following a Natural Disaster

In the days following a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, earthquake, tornado, or other event, the initial focus is on ensuring that the basic needs of those impacted are taken care of. Those who have been displaced take shelter in community buildings or the homes of friends and neighbors. First responders and volunteers … Continued

Top Markets Where Renters Can Afford to Buy

As the cost of rent rises across the nation, the National Association of Realtors has been working to identify markets where renters can likely afford to become homeowners. The NAR recently completed the task this summer, with the release of a list of the country’s top markets with the highest share of renters who can … Continued

How Modern Technology Has Increased Home Security

According to a recent study conducted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, 48 percent of American adults, ages 18-35, rank a security system high on their list of most wanted smart home features. Criminals may be getting more crafty, but so is the tech industry’s resolve to keep them out. Thanks to technological advances … Continued

Give Your Basement a Makeover This Fall

Now that summer is officially over and the cooler weather begins to settle in, the family is going to want to spend a little more time inside. Instead of overcrowding the kitchen or the family room – especially during Football Sundays – why not consider renovating the basement and turn it into a relaxing, yet … Continued

How to Turn Your Home Office into the Office of Your Dreams

Whether you have the chance to work from home a few days a week, or need a space to get some extra work done, having the perfect home office is a must. Typically, we focus on items such as a desk, chair, lighting and a computer to get things done. Why not make this room … Continued

What You Should Know When Purchasing Your First Home

When it comes to purchasing a home it’s always a big and sometimes stressful decision, especially when it’s your first home. To help guide you in the right direction and to alleviate some of the stress that comes along with buying a home, we put together some of the “Do’s” for first time home buyers. … Continued

Chicago Native Wins $10,000 Home Renovation Contest

Plans to Refurbish Kitchen to Become Gourmet Center (Parsippany, NJ) August 21, 2017 –Tired of her boring, limiting kitchen, Brookfield, IL resident, Carol Colvin, entered a nationwide contest to win a home makeover. eLEND’s $10,000 Renovate Your Life Sweepstakes offered home owners the opportunity to refurbish, repair, add-on-to, or otherwise modernize their house. Each contestant … Continued

Transform that Spare Room into Your Dream Closet

It’s no secret that we all have way too many clothing items and accessories, leaving our closets and dressers a mess – especially after tearing through your wardrobe to find that perfect outfit. So, instead of continuing to cram everything into your tiny closet in your room, why not turn that spare room that has … Continued