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    When to Refinance

    By Hope Tucker | February 16, 2022

    A lot of people wonder when to refinance their home. There are a few things to consider. Let’s dive in! Someone might want to refinance to potentially take some cash out of the equity. There are a couple of reasons why someone might want to do this. The first one is if you had a... Read More

    6 Tips to Get the Best Property Valuation

    By Home Team | February 11, 2022

    If you’re already a homeowner, then selling your home is a large part of buying a new one. Of course, you’ll want to get as much money out of your old home as you can, so that means that you’re going to need to receive the highest property valuation possible. Thankfully, there are a number... 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

    CI Living – Main Place Real Estate says 2021 to eclipse a record-breaking 2020

    By Chris Harrison | February 17, 2021

    Main Place Real Estate is a boutique real estate firm with an office in Decatur, operating in the surrounding Macon County area for residential services and throughout central Illinois for commercial real estate services. 2020 was one of the best years for residential real estate in the central Illinois area. A combination of historical low... Read More

    Shifting Color Tones

    By Taylor Peterson | February 16, 2021

    If you’re thinking about selling your home this year, let’s talk about how color schemes and color preferences are shifting. In the past, grays have been the go-to color. I have used them personally, and a lot of my friends and family have too. Everybody likes gray – it’s a good color and it matches... Read More

    Three Things to Help You Prepare to Buy Your Dream Home

    By Brandon Barney | January 22, 2021

    Sometimes we think about our dream home as all that it is – a dream. Don’t let your bank account discourage you, though. By making clever decisions such as arranging your wish list, taking another look at your down payment, and keeping up with the market, you could be in “home sweet home” in no... Read More

    How to Invest in Real Estate

    By Chris Harrison | January 1, 2021

    Can you really make lots of money with real estate investing? Real estate investing seems like something that only the wealthy and famous do and for many locals, this type of investing seems like something beyond the scope of what they fiscally can achieve. It’s completely normal to not know where to start. There’s multitude... Read More

    Tips for an Affordable Kitchen Renovation

    By Taylor Peterson | December 4, 2020

    Tips for an Affordable Kitchen Renovation One of my greatest passions is flipping houses and when it comes to remodels everyone loves an updated, gorgeous kitchen. However that oftentimes comes with a hefty price tag! According to a 2019 study done by Houzz and Home, the median investment in a kitchen renovation got as high... Read More

    Simple Living is the New Trend

    By Chris Harrison | November 27, 2020

    Simple Living is the New Trend There are a great number of real estate articles that come across my desk, but one recently caught my attention. In the WSJ, the article follows a new trend that has taken this country by storm – simple living. LA and New York City had their time, but now... Read More

    Hope Tucker + Cole Babcock on WCIA CiLiving

    By Hope Tucker | November 24, 2020

    Hope Tucker and Cole Babcock had the pleasure of visiting with Heather on WCIA CiLiving at the end of October! They talked about how to use fall colors for curb appeal and our unique tool, the Matterport camera. Watch the segment to find out exactly how our Matterport camera works and how we can use... Read More