6 Bedroom River Grove Home for Sale!



This home has a full basement and is move in ready! Spacious dining & living room area ideal for entertaining guests. Full basement with space for a rec room, man cave, kids play area or whatever suits you best. Long driveway & brand new 2 1/2 car garage. Also has new shingles & siding.




Kitchen 2

Living Room



Bolingbrook Home For Sale


Beautiful 2 story 3bd/1.5ba with a large sunroom, backyard. $235,000

Large yard w/large sunroom & shed. Oak surround fireplace in family rm, new carpet, tiled bath & kitchen. Newer windows, lg. master bedrm w/double doors and private balcony. New doors, roof, concrete driveway, remodeled baths and a very nice kitchen with newer appliances. Close to I-55 & 355. very close to shopping center, restaurants and theater.

Bath Fireplace Kitchen Kitchen 2 Room Sunroom Sunroom 2

2 Bedroom Willowbrook Condo for Sale

Living Room

Well maintained 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Willowbrook Condo. Convenient location close to shopping and major expressways. All appliances included refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave.





Living Room 2



West Loop Loft for Rent! Totally Remodeled over 1000 sq ft


Right on Madison Street in the West Loop
Washer Dryer In Unit !
Over 1000 sq ft
Pet friendly. Dogs and Cats ok
Totally remodeled.
Hardwood flooring
Stainless Steel Appliances
Granite Kitchen Countertops
12′ exposed concrete ceilings
1 bedroom plus large den 1 Bathroom
Huge living room
Carpeting in bedroom and den
$1800 includes indoor garage parking (great spot right by the door)



Exterior 2



Kitchen 2


Living 2



Plainfield IL Home For Sale

Plainfield Single Family 

$499900 / 3br – 3000ft²

   Vacation in Your Own Backyard. Beautiful oak trees tower this magnificent home with elegant paver driveway, walkways and full irrigation system. Gorgeous backyard retreat features in-ground pool with chlorine-free filtration system automatic pool cover, fountains, pool lights, pool house/gazebo with changing room and built-in outdoor firepit make this yard the perfect place for entertaining. Finished basement with fireplace, theater room, etc.

Middle school and YMCA located in subdivision with water park, baseball fields is perfect for the kids. Down the street from huge park with walking paths, playground, and amphitheater which hosts summertime music concerts and nighttime movies. Walk to beautiful downtown Plainfield for quaint shopping, dining and entertainment Only 30 miles to downtown Chicago. Pace bus pick-up service within subdivision.


Living 2 Living Kitchen Dining  Bdrm

Plainfield IL Home For Sale.


Plainfield IL Townhome For Sale 4 Bdrms 2.5 Baths


$325000 / 4br – 3300ft²

Recently upgraded & move in ready! This is ONLY 4bd townhome in subdivision and has 3bds on 2nd level! Living areas feature open concept. Living dining kitchen and den make up main level. Kitchen has SS appliances & 36in cherry cabinets. Oversized windows throughout allow great natural light. Master bdrm/bath boasts 10ft ceilings & skylights. Whirlpool tub, separate shower, dual sinks. Huge Lower level family room +more

Bath Bath 2 Bdrm Bdrm2 Bdrm-office Bsmt Bsmt 2 Entry  Ext back  Kitchen 2 Living Living 2 Living 3 Living 4 Master Bdrm Yard

Plainfield IL Townhome For Sale.


The Benefits of Buying the Ugliest Home on the Block!

Ugly Home

Yes, I said it, “The Ugliest Home on the Block”. If you’ve already started you home search, you’ve probably already seen a home with old broken kitchen cabinets, pink tiled bathrooms, and green shag carpeting! Well maybe not that bad, but you get my point. 🙂

At this point you are wondering, “Why did my Realtor bring me here?” Yes I know in addition to me being a Realtor, I am a huge fan of HGTV’s “House Hunters”. So I know what your thinking! 🙂 LOL

Most new homebuyers today are looking for stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, totally upgraded, in a good school district, with a low price.

So what do you do if everything on your wishlist is not in your price range?

Here are a few solutions;

  • Ask your lender about a rehab loan.
  • Expand your search area.
  • Consider an income property.

A rehab loan will allow you to buy a home that needs work. It gives you the money to repair the home, then sit back and enjoy your ideas, not the ideas of the previous homeowner. You will also increase the value of your home.

Expanding your search area will of course allow you to see more homes. I understand you may love the area that you are in, but know that there are new opportunities for everyone. The area that you may not want to expand to may have better school districts, better home values, and even communities based on your social activities. So keep an open mind.  Ask your Realtor to send you community info. Do a search online yourself and find things that you may love. Compare the homes in the expanded area with the homes in the area that you originally chose. Write pros and cons down for each and may the best home win:)

Consider an income property!  Consider buying a multi-unit investment property or a home with an income suite. You may have never thought about being a landlord but, with this option you can have a large percentage of your mortgage paid. You can also ask your lender about a rehab loan with this option.

As a Realtor I want you as a home buyer to understand the possibilities available to you.

Here’s a great one that I found on a great blog “Living In Olympia”.  http://bit.ly/1jUBhJJ Notice the big difference a little color can make. So remember keep an open mind while searching.

Home before and after


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Throwback Thursdays – Is your yard ready for your 4th of July party?

The 4th of July Holiday is almost here! This is a Holiday that I look forward to every year because of celebration with family, fireworks and the best barbecue ever! But if you have a family as large as my family there is rarely ever enough seating for everyone. So how I’ve searched High & Low (On Pintrest! LOL) for great ways to spruce up a yard for the holiday. http://jonesdesigncompany.com/our-house/our-backyard/

Here’s one from Jones design company, I love it. It’s a small yard with great seating for a great family gathering.  Check out there website.
Yard before

Yard after


Now here’s a great one for both kids and adults.  Everyone loves twister & this one is so easy.  Cut a hole in the bottom of a box & spray paint the circles.



Here’s a gorgeous idea for the evening dinner party.


For a large family, set up lots of tables with 4th of July colors.

4th of July Party

Here’s another great one!

4th of July Party 2


Beautiful & Comfortable for a large family! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/134334001359470160/

yard Seating


I hope you found a few great ideas today.  Now I have to choose my favorite 🙂  Enjoy & check back next week for great ideas.  And don’t forget to follow me on Pintrest for other great home ideas!  http://www.pinterest.com/knifie/

Best Wishes,


Throwback Thursday’s – Before & After Remodels

Hi Everyone,

It’s “Throwback Thursday” again.  Today I thought I would talk about a very important area in your new home!  Your laundry room!

How many of you have viewed homes and walked into a laundry room that looks like this?

Old Laundry Room

Well maybe not that bad, but you get my point right :).  There are so many homes that are for sale with neglected laundry rooms.  This is a part of the home that many people don’t want to be in for a very long time.  So why not make it a comfortable gorgeous space?

Like this…..

Laundry Room

Or this……

Laundry Room 2

Or this…..

Laundry Room 3


Love the organization of all three, makes some of us want to spend a few extra minutes in the laundry room, right 🙂

So I’ve found a few great before and after remodels on Pintrest.

Here’s a great one!  Just a a few cabinets, a little paint, and decorate to your taste.

Laundry Room 4

You can find all of the details on this great website, http://bit.ly/1ibaXLD click the photo and it will take you directly there.  They’ve even listed the prices of everything needed for this great makeover.  Here are a few.

-Paint for Walls (Gray at Lowes) – $33
-Paint Supplies (Walmart) – $6
Here’s another great remodel.  From boring to beautiful!
Laundry Room 5
Here’s the link with all the details http://bit.ly/1pK0NUy.  Both makeovers are DIY and very inexpensive.  Hope you enjoyed this  Throwback Thursday!
Don’t forget to follow me on Pintrest for great home remodeling ideas daily!

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