Sellers

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Market Watch

Home buyers should keep an eye on the ebb and flow of the 2019 real estate market and trends. The housing market of 2019 may be one of changing tides. Predicting them is almost impossible. Before starting a search for your next apartment, loft, co-op, penthouse, townhouse, or condominium in Chicago, it’s a good idea to get a sense of the forces that sway the market.

Realtor.com compiled some data about housing market predictions and determined that both buyers and sellers may face challenges in 2019. You can see the full Realtor.com Housing 2019 Forecast here.

Below, is a collection of highlights from the report and other sources about 2019 trends and forecasts for the U.S. real estate market, with special emphasis on Chicago properties.

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Chicagoans are proud of their city. From the breathtaking skyline to its unique neighborhoods, Chicago is a sight to see. Chicago acts as a muse to artists across the globe, translating their inspiration into art. Below are ten renderings of Chicago enthused art that we love. Best of all, they are available for purchase for you to display in your home!

1) Why we love it: The skyline of Chicago is amazing, but Chicago itself is filled with a myriad of beautiful and historic buildings that sometimes don’t get the love they deserve. One of those structures is Marina City. Designed by Bertrand Goldberg, Marina City was the first in the United States to be constructed with tower cranes, when it was completed in 1964.

The design itself is simplistic and

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Perhaps the only people happy about winter in Chicago are the snowmen. Below are the top ten Snowmen across Chicagoland! Click the hyperlinks to check out spaces available for buying or renting in the indicated area!

10) Rainbow Beach Park Snowmen getting ready for….camping? 

9) The perfect looking snowman in Beverly. This is the Denzel Washington of snowmen…

8) Starting forward for the Bulls...on the West side of Chicago! 

7) Upper-Westside, where it looks like the people are sweeter.

6) This hipster snowman, with just a hint of a goatee was right outside of Cobb Café in Hyde Park.

5) Outside of Navy Pier, in the Streeterville area, this little snowman doubles as an advertisement as well as voicing the sentiments

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Staying warm and cozy through the fall and winter is a high priority when living in the colder climates. It can be difficult when showing a home during this period because comfortable at times may equal cluttered. We at reside360 enlisted the help of two local Chicago interior designers to show how to stage your home as warm and cozy without getting too frumpy. 

Brianne Bishop of Brianne Bishop Design

Chunky knit throws are a big trend right now and they are an easy, functional way to  make your home feel extra cozy; we are also loving all of the beautiful, soft faux fur  throws available.

Toss a couple on your soft down sectional, light a fire and you are set for one of  Chicago's most beautiful seasons.


See some of Brianne's designs below,

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It may surprise you to hear that Lincoln Park wasn’t always a highly sought after area, and in fact has a turbulent past.

Before the 1830s the area that is now known as Lincoln Park was swamp land and home to Native Americans. Eventually a US Amy base was developed and as the area became industrialized and used for agriculture a community sprang.

Not long after smallpox broke out and claimed the lives of many. The dead were buried in shallow graves, and due to less than efficient drainage systems the cemetery had to be relocated, which meant digging up the dead. Makes your current job sound pretty appealing doesn’t it?

Fast forward to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Lincoln Park was leveled and many lost their lives. It was at this point that

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Eight Steps To Selling Your Home

  1. Define your needs.

    Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, "Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?" For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city may necessitate a move. For your goals, write down if you'd like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin. Work with your real estate agent to map out the best path to achieve your objectives and set a realistic time frame for the sale.

     

  2. Name your price.

    Your next objective should be to determine the best possible selling price for your house. Setting a fair asking price from the outset will

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10 Questions To Ask Your Realtor About Selling a House

  1. Are you a full-time professional real estate agent?

    How long have you worked full time in real estate? How long have you been representing buyers? What professional designations do you have?
    Knowing whether or not your agent practices full time can help you determine potential scheduling conflicts and his or her commitment to your transaction. As with any profession, the number of years a person has been in the business does not necessarily reflect the level of service you can expect, but it is a good starting point for your discussion. The same issue can apply to professional designations.

     

  2. Do you have a personal assistant, team or staff to handle different parts of the

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Increasing Your Home's Appeal


Remember the 60-second rule: That's all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home's appeal.



Exterior

  • Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter.
  • Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds.
  • Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
  • Tighten and clean all door handles.
  • Clean windows inside and out.
  • Powerwash home's exterior.
  • Ensure all gutters and downspouts are firmly attached and functioning.
  • Paint the front door.
  • Buy a new welcome mat.
  • Place potted flowers near the front door.

Interior

  • Evaluate the furniture in each room and remove anything that interrupts "the flow" or makes the room appear smaller.
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How To Price To Sell And Still Make a Profit

The asking price you set for your home significantly affects whether you will profit in the sale, how much you will profit and how long your home will sit on the market. Your real estate agent's knowledge of the overall market and what's selling - or not selling - will be invaluable in helping you determine the price. The objective is to find a price that the market will bear but won't leave money on the table.

Here are some points to consider:

Time.

Time is not on your side when it comes to real estate. Although many factors influence the outcome, perhaps time is the biggest determinant in whether or not you see a profit and how much you profit. Studies show that the longer a house stays on the

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Understanding The Buyer

As the seller, you can control three factors that will affect the sale of your home:

  • The home's condition
  • Asking price
  • Marketing strategy

However, it's important to note that there are numerous other factors that influence a buyer, and you need to understand these consumer trends when you enter the sellers' market. The more your home matches these qualifications, the more competitive it will be in the marketplace. Your real estate agent can advise you on how to best position and market your home to overcome any perceived downsides.

Location

Unfortunately, the most influential factor in determining your home's appeal to buyers is something you can't control: its location. According to the National…
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