March, 2015

Oprah Auctioning Contents as She Sells Chicago Penthouse

Oprah Winfrey is decluttering her real estate portfolio and her Chicago condo. The Queen of Talk has been trying to unload herWater Tower Place penthouse for $7.5 million. But while waiting for the 56th-floor, 9,600-square-foot spread to sell, Oprah is auctioning off some of its valuable art and antiques on April 25. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers […]

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RE/MAX Webinar Calendar – April 2015

RE/MAX Professionals is excited to announce the list of upcoming Webinars being offered in the month of April. This month we are focusing on helping our Brokers¬†get the most out of the recent investments made by¬†Realtor.com along with how to acquire awesome 5-star reviews online. Visit the Calendar page on our Blog for details or […]

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How to Lay Sod Yourself and Save Money

I’m not a fan of doing backbreaking work, so I usually hire a professional to do yard work and any other dirty work outside. After researching the prices of laying sod so I can have a lawn worth mowing, I may change my mind on outdoor work because of the opportunity to save money. Laying […]

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Should You Hire a Friend as Your Real Estate Agent?

As the spring house-hunting season approaches, many Americans will be buying or selling a home — and some will enlist the help of a friend or relative who happens to work in real estate. But experts caution that hiring a friend as your real estate agent could backfire. “Realtors tend to be a social bunch,” […]

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March Madness to the Masters: The Best Time to Sell a House

You’ve heard it before: List your home early in the year. That way, you’ll be ready to close the deal when home sales peak in June. But what exactly does “early in the year” mean? Based on an analysis of supply, demand and sellers’ outcomes in the book “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real […]

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4 Reasons Your Mortgage Application Might Be Rejected

So, you’ve thought about whether renting or buying your next home is the right decision for you. If you decide to buy, you’ll likely have to prepare for financing your purchase with mortgage payments. Here’s where things can get a bit tricky. While getting a hold on the costs involved with home buying can help […]

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