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New Member - Green - Very Green -Tim Montague from Urbana, IL    Welcome to the 'Rain, Tim!  You have joined a group that mirrors your Motto - “Growth for the greater good!” At AR, we follow the AR Community Culture for the greater good as well. Check out the Weltanschauung  and the Community Gui...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Experts Predict Where US Home Prices Are Headed   Home prices have risen in most U.S. markets this year, with most states reaching price levels not seen since the real estate boom year of 2006. How long will they continue to rise? Check out these predictions from four top housing economists: Nati...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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The landing strip to the door is possibly the most used space in your home. Almost every family uses it for different purposes like storing necessary things, stashing shoes or umbrellas, or keeping keys, mails, and other small things. However, when you have a squint front entry, it has become a ...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Has the idea or thought about adding a dark piece of furniture been on your mind and you are unsure whether or not it would be a good idea? Changing up furniture or adding a new piece that is a different color can be stressful change for anyone. But using good lightening or even keeping it simpl...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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With college classes coming right around the corner, freshman parents are wondering, should I purchase an investment home for my college student with the potential of future income? It may sound like an amazing opportunity! A home for your student to live while going to school and there is equit...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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During the autumn season, one great way to update your home is by changing the colors of the exterior to coincide with the wonderful autumn ambience.  It can be a perfect time to see which parts of your home exterior should be focused on before the winter comes to lay claim.  Whether it be addin...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Most of the urban apartments and homes tend to be small and so are the kitchens in them. Fortunately, smaller space does not mean that you cannot create a beautiful and functional kitchen. Though small kitchens feature a confined work triangle, inadequate counter space, and little space for appl...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Besides repairing, decluttering, and staging, a deep cleaning of the exterior is also necessary to sell your home. One of the most quickest and cost-effective ways to remove the dirt and mildew around your home during summer is pressure washing. Check out this article on my website for tips to pr...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Completed in early spring 2012, Vaupel Home Furnishings is a home furniture business in McLeansboro Town Square. The renovation project was done for a client who was on the quest of moving his furniture business to the south zone of the town square. An easy way to give new life to a place is to ...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Using the attic space is a nice way to extend your remodeling project. In most houses, this space is wasted either to keeping high school yearbooks or to nesting birds. In fact, renovating this place into a master bedroom will give you major return on your investment. Adding an attic bedroom wil...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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With Christmas is coming soon, it is normal that your friends or any relative will drop by. Some of them may want to stay over too. Taking early preparations will spare you from getting panicked when you hear a knock at the door. Check out these ideas, which will help you to get ready for your g...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Visitors and guests get the first impression of a house from its front entry. So, it is needless to say that the place should be warm and inviting enough to make people feel comfortable. You can beautify the place and use it as the tone setter of your interiors by adding architectural details to...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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During the winter season we are usually not up for home renovations.  It’s cold, we have guests coming and just flat out to hectic for any big time projects.  Well, you are in good fortune because this article will help you with the process of renovating during the chilly season.  By determining...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Light in general helps to enhance and liven up any room that it occupies.  The same effect can happen with lighter colored furniture used within a home.  They too, can make the space feel more radiant and jovial if it has more of an uninteresting and closed in build to it.  The lighter furniture...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Christmas decor can take many forms and the most traditional form is probably bringing a large, ornate Christmas tree into home. However, only an ornamental tree is not enough to give the home a Christmas spirit. It is necessary to complement the tree by adjusting, adapting, adding, and changing...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Now that it is the autumn season how about taking advantage of the weather during this time by having some outdoor entertainment.  There are a plethora of options to choose from when wanting to entertain yourself or your guests outdoors for the fall season.  However, depending on where you live ...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Are you getting ready to sell your home? Staging the home will give you certain advantage in this competitive market and add 10-15 percent more to the price you expect for your home. Hiring a professional can be costly – something between $50 and $150 per hour. Fortunately, cheap home-staging op...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Bring in more natural light with an attic addition Image via: Pinterest Now we have to admit that as the years go by our collection of things multiply. And most of the time we choose closets, spaces underneath the stairs, basements or -Attics. Yet, have you ever thought of using your attic for ...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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When deciding to relocate to a new area, your head can get filled with the new adventures and opportunities waiting ahead of you. Yet when all of the clouds from the excitement have cleared then comes the challenging first part of the process which is finding a place to live. If you are able to v...

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Urbana’s Market at the Square Season: May 4 – November 2, 2013 When: Every Saturday morning Time: 7 AM-12 noon, rain or shine Location: Corner of Illinois & Vine Streets in Downtown Urbana Market Map: Locate your favorite vendors and groups   Urbana’s Market at the Square is one of the largest an...

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