Water Parks in St. Charles and the Fox Valley

Water Parks in St. Charles and the Fox Valley

Posted on .

Just in time for the dog days of summer, here's a list of our favorite pools and water parks. Here in the Fox Valley we love the Quarry in Batavia, Otter Cove in St. Charles, and Splash Country in Aurora.The Quarry was recently entirely renovated and features the best...

Is Your Home Seductive?

Is Your Home Seductive?

Posted on .

Is your home alluring, compelling, even seductive? It better be in this competitive market, because these days it's a price war and a beauty contest when your home is listed for sale. Everyone knows that 90% of all buyers start their home search on the internet and...

Explore Geneva: Swedish Days 2015

Explore Geneva: Swedish Days 2015

Posted on .

Swedish Days is the biggest festival of the year in Geneva IL. Swedish Days celebrates the Scandinavian heritage of the 19th century immigrants who founded Geneva. From June 23rd to the 28th, 10,000s of people will visit the Windy City Carnival, participate in...

Do You Have an Unusual Home to Sell?

Do You Have an Unusual Home to Sell?

Posted on .

Do you have a house that you've been told will be "hard to sell"? Is your house or property different from most of the other houses in your area? Have you tried to sell and been told "it's all about price, your house is so unusual that you'll have to under-price to get...

Explore St. Charles: Pride of the Fox Riverfest 2015

Explore St. Charles: Pride of the Fox Riverfest 2015

Posted on .

The 2015 Pride of the Fox Riverfest in St. Charles, IL is June 10-14 this year. There is so much to do all weekend, from the carnival to enjoying live music on stage to the super-popular dragon boat races on Saturday and Sunday.I've been taking the kids to Riverfest...

Thinking of Buying a Short Sale?

Thinking of Buying a Short Sale?

Posted on .

There's a lot of confusion around purchasing a short sale, so here's some information that may help if you're thinking of buying a short sale in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia or the surrounding areas.A short sale is not the same as a normal sale and the approach to...

Staging Your Home: Part 1

Staging Your Home: Part 1

Posted on .

Lots of people watch the home staging and real estate shows on HGTV and come away with the rather misguided perception that a gallon of paint and a vase of flowers set up a house to sell in a week. Some agents flounce around your house and arrange knick-knacks in their...

What is a Buyer Agency Agreement?

What is a Buyer Agency Agreement?

Posted on .

Have you been asked to sign a Buyer Agency Agreement? If you're in the early stages of looking for a home, or haven't found an agent you trust, you're probably wary. And I don't blame you.Just because someone shows you a few houses he isn't necessarily qualified to...

St. Charles House Sold Quickly With Virtual Staging

St. Charles House Sold Quickly With Virtual Staging

Posted on .

St. Charles Home Sold For 98% of List Price in Just 9 Days"Leslie, you're a miracle worker. If only we'd known you when we first tried to sell a year ago. Thank you so, so much".After a frustrating year on the market, the home owner called me and asked if I could do...

First Time Home Buyer Questions

First Time Home Buyer Questions

Posted on .

Nationwide, mortgage rates are low in Illinois and home prices remain relatively low, too. This combination, plus rising rents, is pushing renters in some cities toward first-time homeownership.Buying your first home can be exciting, but you should also do your...