Realty Executives Great Lakes Region Raises $10,000 at Annual Community Event

Realty Executives brokerages of the Great Lakes Region recently benefited the Make-a-Wish foundation, raising $10,000 at the annual Booling for Wishes event. The Make-a-Wish foundation works to grant wishes to children who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. The money raised by the event will grant two wishes for children and their families.

Founded in 1980, The Make-a-Wish organization, 501(c) nonprofit, has granted nearly 480,000 wishes worldwide. Each wish, averaged at $5,000, is chosen personally by the child and family receiving the gift. Headquartered in Phoenix, the foundation is active in over 40 countries and continues to grow globally through generous donations and volunteerism. 

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Creative Thanksgiving Table Settings

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and for so many of us it marks the beginning of the most wonderful time of year: the holiday season! But if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal at your home, it can get easy to get caught up in wanting your table to be decorated as tastefully and beautifully as possible. 

Whether this is your first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner or your twentieth, you’ll love to see some examples of beautiful table setting ideas. Here’s our guide to creating a great table setting this Thanksgiving holiday.

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Converting a Storage Place Into So Much More

When you’re dealing with a smaller apartment, one thing is certain – you’ll have to be innovative if you want to get the most out of your space. There are plenty of situations where you’d want to have an additional room. For example, if you’ve got two kids, them sharing a single room during adolescence is sure to cause frustration all around. With that in mind, we’ve decided to give you a couple of tips on how to convert a storage space into a bedroom. Read on and enjoy! 

The Right Color

So, you’ve decided to convert a storage space into a bedroom. Sure, if you’ve got a walk-in closet that you can do without; making a bedroom out of it is certainly possible. It won’t be a spacious one, obviously; let’s just say you won’t be able to transport your piano safely inside. However, you can still utilize the space you have to the best of your abilities. And by using some interior designing tricks, you can make it seem bigger than it really is. 

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Realty Executives Tucson Elite Named Top Property Management Group

Realty Executives Tucson Elite has been named to the “Best Property Management Company” list for 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. The companies were chosen by PropertyManagement.com and included the top 30 property management firms in Tucson.

PropertyManagement.com, a leading resource to help property owners identify reliable, trusted, and experienced property management services in the United States, has announced the 2019 Best Property Management Companies in Tucson, AZ. The guide recognizes 30 top property management firms based on costs, customer rating, reliability, and experience.

PropertyManagement.com used a selection process that evaluated each company across 30 different metrics. After careful assessment of 225 property management companies in the Tucson, AZ area, only 30 firms were selected for the final list. The research identified companies that scored the highest in outstanding customer reviews, credibility, high-level professionalism and more.

“Our goal is to help property owners make the most of their investments,” says Joyce Collins, Recognition Manager. “A reputable property management company can help owners save time and money by advertising rentals, collecting rent, handling maintenance issues and responding to tenant complaints.”

In addition to top picks for property management companies, the website also offers tips on rental marketing, tenant screening, liabilities, and a worksheet to keep track of income and expenses. For a detailed listing of the Best Property Management companies in Tucson, AZ please visit: https://www.propertymanagement.com/companies-in-tucson-az.

originally published by the chestnutpost.com.

The Rick O’Connor Group and Realty Executives Cornerstone Welcome New Broker

Realty Executives Cornerstone and The Rick O’Connor Group is proud to announce the addition of Megan Willette as both a Broker and Administrative Assistant to their Crystal Lake office in Illinois. 

Willette comes from a law education background, previously working with a fellow Realty Executives office before joining Realty Executives Cornerstone. She received her real estate license in 2015, after moving to Illinois. With a passion for working with first time buyers, Willette walks clients through each step of the home buying process, making her a great addition to The Rick O’Connor Group as a Buyer’s Agent. 

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Tips for Building a Sustainable Home

You may be looking for ways to reduce your impact on the environment, and if you’re looking to build a home, there are plenty of reasons to build sustainable. From using renewable materials to installing solar panels and even building smaller, here’s what you should keep in mind if you’re looking to build your home the eco-friendly way.

Build a smaller home

There are many benefits of building a small home, from a lower building cost to less maintenance and even better energy efficiency. You could build the largest, most eco-friendly home, but still a small home built with the same eco-friendly home design will have the least environmental impact. Whether you’re interested in living in a tiny home or you just want your home design to be space-efficient, there are so many ways to build a smaller, smarter home so that you can still live comfortably while reducing your footprint.

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Different Ways You Can Save for a Down Payment

Everyone wants to save money but it’s usually easier said than done. And let’s face it, you’re only human! When there’s so many tempting things to purchase related to home buying, it’s essential to set yourself up for success early on. If you’re wary about where to start, try some of these helpful tips for how to save for a down payment.

Lower your Current Mortgage Rate with Refinancing

Purchasing a home is a huge expense. If you already own a home and are looking to relocate, consider refinancing your current mortgage to save for a down payment. 

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