Welcome to MW Real Estate Solutions and Olivia Homes!
Welcome to Midwest Real Estate Solutions and Olivia Homes, where we are not your typical real estate company. What makes us different is simple. We are committed to helping you, and your family in a very timely manner. We work with homeowners that may be up against strict timelines, and may need to sell their property quickly.
Best of all, there are no surprises, just sound advice and professional service, backed by our commitment to excellence. On top of that you will receive personal attention at each step of the process.
The biggest mistake we see homeowners make is that they do not explore all of their options and simply run out of time due to pressure and stress. Pick up the phone and call us immediately to set up an information only appointment.
Call Midwest Real Estate Solutions and Olivia Homes at 1-800-HOPE-DAY
There are many myths and misconceptions about a person’s credit and how it affects their ability to purchase a home. Advice from friends and family is not always correct and it deters qualified buyers from purchasing a home. Myth #1: You need to have spotless credit to qualify for a loan There are actually loan programs out there that do not rely on credit, sometimes the lender looks at a borrowers 12 month history to ensure that all credit obligations are paid on time. There are also programs where less than perfect credit is ok like...read more
If you are looking to sell your house, you should make potential buyers say “WOW” with curb appeal before they even walk in your house. This is accomplished by giving your house curb appeal. The MLS requires you to put a picture of the outside as the first picture of the listing so people may never even look at the other pictures if the house doesn’t have curb appeal. If your house looks run down from the outside but is immaculate in the inside, it won’t matter, people will associate the outside with the rest of the house. You only get...read more
Are you looking to give your bathroom remodel the WOW factor!? Bathrooms are extremely important if you are trying to sell a house (just as important as kitchens and curb appeal). Having a nice master bath in a house is a must if you are going to get top dollar and not having a master bathroom can cost you anywhere between $20,000-$80,000 in sales price depending on the area. If you have the room to add a master bathroom in a house that doesn’t have one, you should do it. Not only will you get the investment returned, but you will sell...read more
The kitchen is the heart of most homes. It is where a family typically congregates in the mornings and evenings. Most home buyers will heavily base their buying decisions on the kitchen. You want potential buyers to say “WOW” when they see your kitchen because this will sell your property. So here are 5 tips for making your kitchen sizzle and your Realtor say “We have multiple offers!”read more
Does your house have squeaky creaky floors when you are walking from one room to another or when you step in a certain area of the house? If so, you could be scaring away possible buyers if your house is for sale. Many people associate squeaks and creaks with old houses that need a lot of work. There are ways to quiet the squeaks and creaks but the sounds may not go away forever, sometimes routine maintenance will be required. Almost everyone loves hardwood but the flooring typically become squeaky after several years. This is very much the...read more
The worst thing that can happen to a person who buys a rental property for investment purposes is when it becomes an unrentable condo for some reason. This happens with condos quite frequently because condominium bylaws are changed. Owner occupants in the condo building get fed up with someone’s tenants next door because most tenants do not treat the property with the same care as an owner occupant would. The owner occupants then rally together and change the bylaws to not allow rentals. When condominium bylaws are changed to not allow...read more
Security deposits are becoming a rare occurrence in Chicago because of all the rules surrounding them. Chicago enacted strict rules recently because some landlords were using the security deposits for other purposes. Chicago used a shotgun approach and if a landlord does not pay a few cents in interest now, the landlord may get a few thousand dollars in fines. That is why many landlords in the city of Chicago are now doing non-refundable move-in fees. The move-in fee is typically much less than a security deposit but it does not incentivize...read more
It is tax season again and the date to file your taxes is rapidly approaching. Some people dread tax time but many people actually look forward to this time of the year since they receive large amounts of money back from Uncle Sam. Consumer spending increases dramatically during tax season and many blow their tax refund before they even get it. Instead of spending your tax refund on a new big screen television, an expensive vacation, or using the money for a liability that only takes money out of your pocket, consider ways to use the money to...read more
Radon awareness has risen substantially the last few years because it is a serious threat to families all across America. Radon is estimated to cause 20,000 deaths each year from lung cancer according to the EPA and the Surgeon General Office. Smoking is the only cause of lung cancer that takes more lives per year. The EPA estimates that there are 8 million houses in the US with elevated levels of radon. Radon is a radioactive gas produced from the decomposition of uranium and can be found in most soil variations. It travels upward through...read more
Everything is becoming more expensive in 2014. We are only into February but economists are predicting cost of living to rise significantly this year and inflation to rise. Healthcare premiums have gone up drastically for many families as well as everything from gas, to college education, to travel, to food. Housing which is your largest expense is going up as well! Rent According to Zillow, Rents are projected to rise 2.5%. We are already having record highs for many rental markets but it will continue to rise in 2014 and beyond. The...read more