Is 2020 A Good Year to Buy a Home?

Happy New Year! The start of the year is always when experts reach for their crystal balls and forecast what trends the housing market will see. Basing their expectations on current trends, expert predictions ca...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

As the calendar rolls into a new year and a new decade what a better time to start fresh. Now is the time to invest in habits and a lifestyle that will nourish and support your dreams for the next year. It is tr...

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Tips for First Time Home-Buyers

You have made one of the biggest decisions of your life: you have decided to purchase your first home. Although you are filled with excitement, you also feel some anxiety and concern about a mortgage, taxes, and...

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Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Here in Carroll County, IL, we’re no strangers to cold winters. Here, we offer you some important tips and tricks that you can follow to save as much energy as you can during the winter. Tips and tricks to sav...

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Preparing Your Vacation Home for Winter

Closing up your Carroll County vacation home for winter requires more than just ensuring you have locked the doors and thrown out the trash. Because a properly prepared house will withstand months of vacancy, yo...

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Tips for Fishing in Freshwater Lakes

When the dog days of summer set in, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as a day of fishing out on beautiful Lake Carroll. The waters of our large private lake are stocked each season with a variety of freshwate...

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Explore Illinois’ Driftless Region

Geologically unique in Illinois is the gorgeous terrain of the Driftless Region – so called because the 10,000 square mile area was untouched by glacial drift which flattened much of the Midwest’s landscape du...

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Tips for Buying a Home in Summertime

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in the summer – if you are in the market to buy or sell a home, real estate is at its hottest during the summer months. During the summer, more homes go up for sal...

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