Author: Gallagher & Henry

  1. Sold! – Tips and Tricks for Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market

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      Before buying a new home, many first need to sell their current property, an endeavor that can be time-consuming and intimidating, particularly so in a competitive marketplace like the Chicago area. By embracing some battle-tested real estate strategies, however, you can put yourself in a position to succeed, earn top dollar, and turn that…

  2. Homebuyers’ Most Wanted

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      While every prospective homebuyer holds his or her own list of priorities and must-have amenities, a number of features pop up more frequently than others on wish lists. From open-concept floor plans and quality schools to flex spaces and dedicated laundry rooms, these elements stand particularly popular among today’s homebuyers: 1. A Dedicated Laundry…

  3. Top 10 Things Your Home Shouldn’t Be Without

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      Spills, scrapes, and unpleasant scents. Live in a home long enough and you’re sure to encounter your fair share of accidents, mess, and the unexpected. With the right products on hand, however, you can unlock a quick solution and minimize any damage. These 10 rather accessible products can help you keep an orderly, tidy…

  4. 8 Myths of Millennial Homebuyers

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    Entering the workforce and beginning to carve out lives of their own, the Millennials have captured their share of attention over the last decade, and that’s proven particularly so in the real estate game where one in three homebuyers come from the Millennial set. As the nation’s largest, most active share of homebuyers, outpacing both…

  5. Know Your Purchasing Power

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      How Getting a Grasp on the Numbers Will Help You Land Your Dream Home It is said that knowledge is power – and that mantra rings especially true in the real estate world. Unfortunately, far too many prospective homebuyers rely on faulty data, assumptions, or arbitrary numbers, especially so when it comes to a…

  6. Helping Your Homebuilder Help You

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    How establishing open dialogue with your homebuilder can help you land your dream home. Building a new home will likely be the biggest investment of your life – and perhaps among life’s most daunting experiences. But it need not be so. By opening the lines of communication with your homebuilder and establishing transparent and honest…

  7. Why the Backyard is Moving Out Front – and How to Get in on the Fun

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    While a backyard can offer seclusion and privacy, a respite from the noise and grind of daily life, more and more homeowners are relaxing in front of their homes in an effort to cultivate deeper community connections capable of propelling more fulfilling, healthy lives. Not that this should come as a surprise given our over-scheduled…

  8. To Love It or List It?: 4 Key Questions When You’re Deciding to Renovate or Move

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      To renovate or move? ‘Tis the question for many homeowners contemplating the years ahead. As needs and priorities change and lives evolve, a home that once seemed charming and complete may be falling short in contemporary times. That might call for a renovation or addition to make the home more functional and modern. Or…

  9. 4 Steps to a More Organized Garage

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    We ask a lot of our garages – to hold bikes and athletic equipment, outdoor furniture and tools, garbage cans and recycling bins, and, of course, cars. As a result, garages can become a cluttered mess. Following a few battle-tested organizational principles, however, can transform your garage from a jumbled dumping ground into a tidy…

  10. Buying New: Top Reasons Homebuyers Ditch the Resale Market and Embrace New Construction

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    From one American Dream-chasing generation to the next, many homebuyers have faced the same, challenging dilemma: to buy an existing home or to opt for new construction. While existing homes maintain their appeal, generally – though certainly not always – featuring a lower initial price tag and closer-to-town locations, new homes continue to capture the…