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Navy Pier 4th of July Celebration

by Allyson Hoffman

July 3-4, 2015

The Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

Celebrate America’s favorite summer holiday with patriotic music and a fireworks display at the Navy Pier, a Chicago tradition enjoyed by thousands each year. Navy Pier is one of the Midwest’s premier historical landmarks visited by millions annually. It is comprised of fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, exhibition facilities and other family attractions.

The celebration begins July 3rd at 10:00 AM and continues through midnight on July 4th with performances of Dragon’s Thunder by Cirque Shanghai at 2 PM, 6 PM and 8 PM. The Landshark Beer Garden will provide live music throughout the day without charge.

As a tribute, active service members will be entertained with free Ferris wheel rides and their family members will pay only $3.00 each, courtesy of the U.S.O.  The only requirement is an ID for Ferris wheel rides and drinks at the Beer Gardens.

Additionally, the Navy Pier Rooftop features the Freedom Fest event with BBQ, a full bar, and music with a live DJ. This event provides a spectacular viewing point for the fireworks display. General admission for the Rooftop Freedom Fest is $34.00. Admission to the Navy Pier fireworks display is free. For Freedom Fest ticket information, please click here.

Navy Pier provides much more than just the holiday celebration for those interested in exploring its exhibitions and permanent attractions. Come early and spend a day celebrating the history of Navy Pier and America!

Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

When:  July 3rd and 4th, 2015

For more information regarding Navy Pier events, please click here.

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
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Sell Your Home Faster: The Benefits of Staging

by Allyson Hoffman

Home sellers should consider everything possible to create an edge in the marketplace. So, to increase your chances of success when it is time to put your house on the market, consider these tips for staging your home to impress potential buyers, to sell quickly and at the best price.

Hiring a professional stager is a great option to make your home more attractive, especially if you don’t have the time or desire to stage your house on your own. Professional staging typically produces a faster sale at top dollar, and potentially saves months of added mortgage payments. So, before you try the do-it-yourself method, consider the hours it takes to properly stage a home. Using a professional to do the job will certainly minimize your time invested and reduce associated stress.

If you plan to do the staging yourself, you’ll want to start by eliminating clutter to help buyers envision themselves in your house. Find a place to store extra furniture and remove as many personal items as possible. If you do not have the room in your home to store, then consider renting a storage unit while your home is on the market. The associated cost is typically quite minimal.

A bright and airy home will typically sell faster, so be sure to open your drapes, let in natural light, and paint the walls with light, neutral colors. If you have a lot of heavy or dark furniture, also consider eliminating some of it as well.

Be sure to consult with your real estate agent. An experienced real estate professional  can provide suggestions and the local market knowledge that will help you with ideas designed to sell a home in your specific area. For information regarding home sale preparation in Chicago’s North Shore, North or Northwest suburbs, feel free to contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to help you determine the value of your home, and offer suggestions that can help you sell your house quickly and for the best price.

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
RE/MAX Villager
Serving Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest Suburbs
847-310-5300
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