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A happy senior couple moving boxes into or out of the back of their car. They are moving house, perhaps downsizing. They are looking at the camera, smiling.

Downsizing? Here’s a Quick Guide

Downsizing is never easy, whether you’re doing it yourself or helping someone else – such as a parent or an elderly relative – do it. Downsizing not only involves a physical change in your environment, it also means giving up many of ...

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Moving Up: A Guide to Buying Your Next Home

Are you thinking of moving out of your starter home and into a bigger property or a better neighborhood? You’ll find plenty of wonderful opportunities in the Fox Valley area. Before making the big leap, however, it’s best to ask yoursel...

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Choosing the Right Real Estate Broker

If you want your real estate transaction to be a successful one, you need to have the right real estate agent by your side. Here are 8 questions you need to ask when you begin your search: Where can I find a real estate agent? The...

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Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Are you thinking about buying your first home? Here are several great tips to keep in mind: Be aware of your credit scoreYour credit score is crucial when it comes to buying a home. When you know your credit score and credit history, y...

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Winter-proofing your Fox Valley home

As the beautiful fall colors envelope Greater Fox Valley, it also means it’s time to prepare your home for the winter ahead. Luckily, weather forecasters are predicting a warmer winter for Illinois this 2018-2019, with more rains but belo...

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Loved working with Val!

Val Farkas is the best realtor I ever worked with. While looking for a house Val suggested looking at 55 plus communities. I was very against the idea but went along with it. Guess what? I am buying in a 55+ community! I would have never been e...

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Highly recommend Patti and Miscella.

We have moved many times over the years. Patti Rambo at Miscella Real Estate proved to be the most professional, pleasant and easy going real estate company/agent that we have EVER dealt with. Patti made the transition run remarkably smooth and...

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