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The Housing Market One Year into the Pandemic

In Lake Carroll, Real Estate, Research by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

There’s no question the global COVID-19 pandemic really shook things up in the past year, upending everything from travel to healthcare to social plans. Along with everything else, the housing market went on a wild ride, setting records in unprecedented conditions.  A Slow Start No one could have predicted exactly how the housing market would respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. With significant job loss and …

Explore Illinois’ Driftless Region

In Activities, Attractions, Lake Carroll, Nature, Research, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

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 during the last Ice Age. Instead of flat prairie, the Driftless region is marked by striking rock formations, rolling hills and lush natural beauty. If you’ve never explored Illinois’ northwest corner, you’ll …

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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

In Buying & Selling, Lake Carroll, Research, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

The time has come to sell your home – but how does selling work? Many people go into the selling process assuming it takes less planning and consideration than buying, but to get a great price for your property and to sell it quickly requires commitment and organization. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid when selling your home. Doing Renovations That Don’t Count …

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A First Time Home-Buyer’s Guide

In Buying & Selling, Lake Carroll, Real Estate, Research, Resource, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

Thinking about buying your first home? Buying a house can be exciting – but it can be intimidating too. There are a lot of factors at play when it comes to finding the right place from big things like cost and location to detail-oriented work like getting your financial records in order and scheduling inspections. All in all, buying a home can be simpler if …

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Tips for Buying an Investment Property

In Buying & Selling, Investment, Lake Carroll, Real Estate, Research, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

Have you ever thought about buying an investment property? Managing tenants and maintaining a building isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but a real estate investment property is a great way to earn income if you understand what you’re getting into. Here are a few things you’ll need to consider when looking for an investment property.   Higher Upfront Costs Financing for an investment property works …

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New Year’s Eve Traditions Around the World

In Fun Facts, Research by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? While all across the U.S. we ring in the New Year with champagne, kisses and a resolve to improve ourselves in the months to come, those aren’t the only traditions people have for starting the year off right. Around the globe, New Year’s observances are incredibly diverse – though most New Year’s traditions are done to bring …

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The Different Types of Snow

In Fun Facts, Nature, Research by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

If you love winter sports, now is the time to jump into life in Lake Carroll. Our skiing, tubing and snowboarding season is just getting rolling with months of fun ahead. If you’re new to the slopes, Lake Carroll is a great place to learn the ropes with beautiful snow cover and trails for all skill levels. Before you bundle up and head out to …

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The Science Behind Ice Fishing

In Ice Fishing, Lake Carroll, Lifestyle & Leisure, Research by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

If you’ve experienced a midwestern winter, you might think you know all there is to about ice. In fact, if you’re one of Lake Carroll’s community of ice fishers, you might even qualify as an expert on the stuff. Ice fishing is one of our community’s favorite winter activities, and it is the amazing scientific properties of frozen water that make it all possible. So, …