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EDGEBROOK CUSTOM BUILT HOME BY THIS OWNER ON 65 x 124 LOT. OVER 4200 SQUARE FEET ABOVE GRADE PLUS 2200 SQUARE FOOT BASEMENT. AMAZING STYLE AND FLOOR...
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Suburban setting meets city living at its finest. Ideal Old Irving/Portage Park location just steps from vibrant Six Corners. Quiet, inside...
Live in the city and feel like suburbia!! Fantabulous 3-Bedroom Brick Ranch on oversized Chicago lot in Norwood Park featuring front and back yards...
Historic Old Norwood Huge Home on a 51 x 212 lot. Enter off of an open front porch to a Foyer and open staircase, Formal Living Room with Wood...
WEXFORD SUBDIVISION. THIS REGENCY MODEL FEATURES A GRAND 2 STORY FOYER W/GRANITE FLR THE GOURMET KITCHEN HAS AN ISLAND, 42'' CABINETS AND...
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Why You Should Never Buy a Home Without the Help of a REALTOR®

You wouldn't defend yourself from a lawsuit without the assistance of an attorney, nor would you diagnose and treat yourself for an illness . . . you would consult a physician.  Likewise, you should never make what may be the biggest financial decision of your life without the assistance of a professional REALTOR®.

The problem with buying real estate is that everybody seems to know just enough to be dangerous.  Your friends, relatives and co-workers are anxious to share what they know and give you advice.  The issue is that they 'don't know what they don't know'.  Following advice from non-professionals can cost you a boat load of money and perhaps even a really bad financial and life decision.

Omar Cavada Honored as a TOP Agent by National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

Omar Cavada, Chicago real estate brokerThe National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) released their top 250 Latino agents awards for 2016, and Omar Cavada was among those honored.  The awardees were honored for their significant number of transactions and dedication to homeownership.

"During my many years in the real estate business, I have had the pleasure of serving extraordinary sellers and buyers who deserve nothing less than my very best. There is no greater honor than to receive referrals from my previous clients, affirming that I have served them well." said Omar.

Congratulations from all of us at CENTURY 21 McMullen!  We're proud that you choose to be a member of our team!

Give Omar a call for exceptional service.

Heard of Vampire Energy? It May Be Sucking Up To 10% of Your Electric Bill

Did you know that according to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, 'vampire energy' wasters account for 10% or more of your household electric bill?

Even when you turn off your electronics, like televisions, DVRs, and satellite boxes, they may still be using electricity.  This is because they are not completely 'off'.  They are in stand-by mode and can still be using electricity. This is called stand-by power or phantom load and the lost energy is called vampire energy or leaking energy.

Chargers for your laptops, phones, and other electronics (which many people never unplug) are also consuming and wasting electricity while they are plugged in.  

So what should you do to cut down on leaking energy and save money on your electric bill?  Easy answer: Unplug everything when you are not using it.  Too much of a pain?  There are 'smart' power strips you can buy to turn all power off to your devices, some with remotes and some that can even treat devices differently depending on whether you want them to stay on or not.  For instance, you may want to leave your DVR on if you are recording shows.  

Read CNET's recommendations on power strips and a more detailed explanation of how to waste less electricity.