Clear Advantages of Buying Property in France

France is undeniably one of the most beautiful countries in Europe with interesting medieval towns, attractive beaches, pristine mountains, stylish cities, and a culture based on the best things in life like haute cuisine and fine wine. This excellent mix of history, scenery, culture, sophistication, and a pleasant climate entices property buyers to purchase and own a property in France. And not to mention that day-to-day living in this country is remarkably reasonable and the property tends to be excellent value for money. These are just a few of the many reasons why some people consider buying a property in France. Buying a property in France can be complicated, but with its clear advantages in mind, the time, effort, and …

Illinois Real Estate – Chicago and Rural Areas

Illinois can be divided into Chicago and rural areas. Alas, the same can be said for Illinois real estate prices. Illinois The birth home of President Lincoln, Illinois is a state with two identities. Chicago is an overwhelming presence and essentially a state unto itself. The rest of Illinois can be classified as much more rural with the down home atmosphere such places take on. This presents you with a unique living opportunity as you can choose to live in low stress towns and venture into impressive Chicago on weekends or for word. On the other hand, you can live in Chicago and take tranquil weekends outside of the bustling city. In short, Illinois offers a little something for everyone. …

Get Rid of Rodents – Once and for all

They might be cute, or they might be big and ugly, but their incessant need to chew is not helping your home. Rodents can do serious damage to your woodwork, wallboard, insulation and siding. The mess they leave in your kitchen cupboard is frustrating, sure, and with the costs of food going up you can’t afford to fork out for your furry friends’ dinners as well as your own. Tackle the rodent issue as soon as you spot signs of their encroachment – don’t wait until you find yourself leaping onto a chair to avoid that rat racing across the kitchen. At that point, you’ll be waging a war rather than just defending your borders. If you’ve copped on to …

Build Relationships and Leads Will Follow

Starting out in the real estate business (or any business for that matter) can be a little anxiety inspiring. The initial stage of getting off the ground is always a challenge. There are plenty of ideas out there on how to get new business, but one of the best ways to build your business is by building on the relationships with your current clients. If you offer outstanding service and do the job right, you will get the referrals. Word of mouth is still one of the best marketing tools a business can ask for. Always keep your seller in the loop – give them information and updates as to how their home is being marketed, provide prompt feedback from …

Avoid Buying into Bats: A Thorough House Inspection Includes Checking for Sign of Bats

Twice now, I have spotted a bat in our home. My husband and I recently purchased this house. As careful, first-time buyers we made sure to dot all of our i’s and cross all our t’s. We hired a reputable building inspector and he spent hours checking into all possible or potential problems with our to-be home. The house was built in 65′ and as expected, the inspection brought up a few concerns. What did come up seemed minor and do-able: until the bats flew in. Now, I dont know for sure if we have a bat colony roosting in the house. But watching my husband flailing around the house, swatting at these moth-like flying mammals, all the while experiencing …