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    Confused About What’s Going on in the Housing Market? Lean on a Professional.

    By Chris Harrison | January 20, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you probably want to know what’s really happening with home prices, mortgage rates, housing supply, and more. That’s not an easy task considering how sensationalized headlines are today. Jay Thompson, Real Estate Industry Consultant, explains: “Housing market headlines are everywhere. Many are quite sensational, ending with... Read More

    Interested in Real Estate?

    By Chris Harrison | September 7, 2022

    Considering a career in real estate? Chris Harrison joins Garrett and Derek on the CIBL Podcast to share his experience and expertise as a Real Estate Broker at Main Place Real Estate in Decatur, IL. Listen to the podcast or watch the video: YouTube | Apple | Spotify If you’d like to explore a career... Read More

    2021-2022 Market Review

    By Chris Harrison | January 25, 2022

    I hope this housing market review finds you and yours enjoying a healthy start to the New Year! The year 2021 proved to be a resilient year across the board in real estate, while many other industries focused on rebuilding amidst challenges imposed by the pandemic.  After an initial surge in the real estate market... Read More

    3 Upgrades You Can Make Right Now to Increase the Value of Your Home

    By Chris Harrison | December 17, 2021

    Image Source  Are you planning to sell your home soon? You can increase your home’s value by improving some of its areas. It may take some work but, with a good plan, budget, and vision, you can pull it off. Below are three major upgrades that can increase the value of your property. Upgrade #1:... Read More

    What to Know about Short Sales

    By Chris Harrison | October 22, 2021

    As we start to come out of this COVID-era and some recession, I think we’re going to hear a lot more about foreclosures and short sales. There is a difference between the two, so let’s focus on one today. A short sale occurs when somebody is still in good standing with the bank, but the... Read More

    Housing Market Update: 2021 Q3

    By Chris Harrison | October 8, 2021

    I hope this article finds you and yours doing well and enjoying the Autumn season. One of the seasons all of us Midwesterners seem to enjoy; the cooler temperatures, shorter days, and beautiful changing scenery. Let’s be sure to take it all in! Despite an end-of-summer taper in home sales, the housing market in Macon... Read More

    All About Title Work

    By Chris Harrison | October 7, 2021

    Hi, I’m Chris Harrison, managing broker here at Main Place Real Estate. Today I’ll be providing an overview on the importance of a title search and title insurance, which we in the industry often refer to as title work. The first part of title work is a title search. A title search is performed by... Read More

    Stage Your Living Room to Sell

    By Chris Harrison | August 31, 2021

    Wondering how to stage your living room to sell your home? We’ve got you covered! One of the most important things when it comes to staging is removing clutter. I have what I like to call the 50% rule. Oftentimes when you look at a mantel or a bookshelf, it has a lot of decorations... Read More

    Stage Your Deck and Patio to Sell

    By Chris Harrison | August 24, 2021

    Here’s the inside scoop on making your deck and/or patio look great for potential home buyers, neighbors, or just you and yours! Before you can decorate, you must begin with a clean deck. Remove dirt with a pressure washer and regularly sweep off debris. If you have large trees near your deck, you’ll want to... Read More

    The More You Know: Foreclosures and Short Sales

    By Chris Harrison | July 29, 2021

    Let’s talk about a couple of terms that everybody is used to hearing, but may not know what they actually entail.  The first phrase that’s heard a lot in real estate is pre-foreclosure. People often see that a home is in pre-foreclosure on a website and think it’s a great opportunity to get a deal.... Read More