Right now, winter is in full-effect for the suburbs of Chicago. But the snow and cold shouldn’t stop you from taking the necessary steps to listing your home!
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Every season brings unique challenges to hosting the perfect open house. Everything from the weather to your home décor can impact how potential buyers view your home. An open house is all about making the best impression possible and showing off the major selling features of your home.
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Clutter is one of the worst things to have in a home that you are trying to sell. Zippy Shell can help safely store your stuff until your home is sold. We’ll deliver a storage container directly to your door, then store it in our climate controlled facility. Once you are ready to move into your new home, we’ll deliver it back to you at your new address.
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Don’t just update your home for the sake of updating. It’s important to make informed decisions about which updates you should make. Not every renovation on your home will help build equity. For example, converting two smaller bedrooms into one larger bedroom will lower the value of your home. Something that you really want in your home might end up being the opposite of what someone else really wants in their home. So, if you are planning to do some renovating in 2017, what should you invest in?
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Figuring out the best ways to give 30 days’ notice to your landlord can be difficult. It is considered to be a topic that many people deal with but not too many people discuss often. Everyone has to tell their landlord at some point that they will be moving out and we are here to provide a few steps on the best ways to let your landlord know you will be leaving!
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Do you ever feel like your home’s exterior needs some help? Well, to be honest- your neighbors probably do as well. I’m sure you have planned on eventually doing some renovations and upgrades, but the time just never seemed right. Well, newsflash: the time is NOW!
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When you fall in love with a house, it can be hard to not make a rash decision without completely weighing the pros and cons. Maybe the house is located in the perfect neighborhood, or in your ideal school district for your kids, but that isn’t the only important thing! You don’t want to get stuck with a house packed full of costly “surprises” after you move in.
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Not everything you update in your home will actually increase the value of it. For example, converting your garage into a second family room can detract from your home’s value because it doesn’t appeal to all buyers. Something that you really want in your home might end up being the opposite of what someone else really wants in their home. So, if you are planning to do some renovating in 2016, what should you invest in?
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On the fence about whether or not it’s time for you to buy your first home? After some time, paying rent can start to feel one sided. You give a substantial amount of your income a month to your landlord, but don’t get any of the financial benefits that come with owning your own home. Are you ready to buy your first home? Can you even afford it?
There are pros and cons to both renting and buying, so really it comes down to finding the right option for you. To help you make the decision, here are Zippylife’s list of the pros for renting and buying.
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Buying a home is expensive, real expensive- but it’s a great investment that increases the quality of your life and your finances. It might seem like a real financial burden, but you’ve done your homework and you’re prepared. The good news is, there are a few easy tricks that can help save you money during the home buying process.
That’s right, you can still save some money while getting the home of your dreams.
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