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Street Address Area Price Beds Listing Date
1317 LARRABEE Street Near North Side $999,000 3 9/26/2016
424 Seminole Lane Bolingbrook $169,000 3 9/26/2016
639 Park Plaine Avenue Park Ridge $357,500 3 9/26/2016
2 Cumberland Court Cary / Oakwood Hills / Trout Valley $214,500 4 9/26/2016
422 EVERGREEN Avenue Arlington Heights $464,925 4 9/26/2016

Final Walk Through

So you had your inspector look over your new home thoroughly and all repairs have been requested and made. So, why do you even need to do a final walk through? Most buyers use this time to discuss placement of various pieces of furniture but be sure to use this time wisely. Sure you can talk about where the bed will go but before you do that, make sure of a few things.

First and foremost, if there were repairs that needed to be made based on the home inspection; make sure they have been made. Inspect the repair, make sure it was done correctly and to code.

Second, it may have been a while since you inspected the home (most sales can take 45-60 days). So, make sure you check the basics such as:

Home Warranties

If you are selling or buying a home, I’m sure the discussion of whether to include a home warranty or not has been had. So, what is the answer? That depends on the situation.

Home warranties usually range anywhere from $300 to $600 per year. Obviously, policies vary from vendor to vendor but most include major appliances (dishwashers, refrigerators etc), heating and cooling, plumbing and electrical. There are also policies that are more expensive (up to $1200) that can also include more items.

So are home warranties worth the investment? It depends on the situation. Here are a few situations when buying a home warranty is a good idea:

• You have decided to put your house on the market. The coverage begins the minute you list your house, which protects you in case something breaks down before you sell. It also adds value to your potential buyers and gives them piece of mind.

It’s Time to Pack It Up

You’ve found it, the place to call “home”. So now what? It’s time to pack up your belongings and move to your new location. Whether you are moving within the same town or to another state, finding movers can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips when looking for a moving company.

• Get recommendations from people you trust who have used movers recently. These individuals are the best place to start.

• Don’t get estimates without someone coming in to do an in-house estimate. They have to see first hand how much stuff is jammed into your closets to give you an accurate estimate.

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