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    June Maintenance Minute

    By Ryan Dallas | June 20, 2019

    The hustle and bustle of the summer season is all around us. Between the camp schedules and vacations, there are a few key items to pay attention to around the house this time of year. We partnered with Troy Doehring from Tech Spec Home Inspection Services to bring you your maintenance checklist for June.  Want... Read More

    5 Tips to Investing in Real Estate

    By Ryan Dallas | June 13, 2019

    Real estate investing is hotter than ever, and it’s no wonder why. Mortgage rates are low, home prices are strong, and demand for rentals is growing. But if you’re interested in investing in real estate, where do you start? And what do you need to know? Here are five crucial tips I’ve gathered over the... Read More

    May Maintenance Minute

    By Ryan Dallas | May 21, 2019

    If you need an excuse to get outside into this nicer weather, we’ve got you covered! Most of this month’s Maintenance Minute is focused on outdoor tasks to get your home cleaned up and ready for summer. We partnered with Troy Doehring from Tech Spec Home Inspection Services for your May Maintenance Minute. Check it out:... Read More

    Ryan Dallas Real Estate Impact: Feeding Our Kids

    By Ryan Dallas | May 15, 2019

                 Our mission at Ryan Dallas Real Estate goes beyond just real estate. It’s about serving at the highest level possible: to our clients, to our partners, to our families, to our communities. That mission is at the heart of our Ryan Dallas Real Estate Impact! initiative where our company... Read More

    In the RDRE Spotlight: Chris DeRosa

    By Ryan Dallas | May 13, 2019

    We’re excited to highlight Chris DeRosa, Broker & Listing Partner at Ryan Dallas Real Estate, in our RDRE Spotlight. Chris graduated from Eastern Illinois University where he was a member of the cheer team (Go Panthers!). Following graduation, he moved to Champaign where he worked in business-to-business sales prior to starting his career in real... Read More

    The Best Time to Sell is Here

    By Ryan Dallas | May 10, 2019

    It’s finally here—springtime, a key selling season for the real estate market. This year, we’re seeing higher buyer expectations for existing homes on the market and the new ones that are about to hit! That means you’ll want to present your home in the best possible way in order to sell in your desired timeframe... Read More

    April Maintenance Minute

    By Ryan Dallas | April 28, 2019

    Spring… you’re finally here! These hints at warmer weather have us energized to get outside and check off those essential spring home maintenance tasks. With everyone seemingly busier by the day, we partnered with Troy Doehring of Tech Spec Home Inspection Services to get his short list of the 5 key tasks to tend to... Read More

    March Maintenance Minute

    By Ryan Dallas | March 26, 2019

    Hopefully sooner rather than later, warmer temperatures will finally be here to stay. With the snow now melted and our spring fever in full effect, it’s a good time to tend to some of the important home maintenance tasks that got delayed during the colder winter months. We partnered with Troy Doehring from Tech Spec... Read More

    Your Guide to Getting Pre-Approved

    By Ryan Dallas | March 11, 2019

    Searching for a new home is an exciting time. While shopping idly online or at open houses may be pleasant, serious home buyers get tremendous benefits from starting the process with a lender and securing a pre-approval letter. We sat down with David Nelson, Mortgage Originator NMLS #1718338 with Illinois National Bank, to get a... Read More

    How Recent Mortgage Rates Affect You

    By Ryan Dallas | February 11, 2019

    This is a welcome bit of relief: Over the past two months, mortgage rates, which had been climbing steadily for over a year, started to trend down. In fact, our trusted local lenders report that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate has dropped to around 4.45% from a high of 4.94%. For reference, that’s the lowest... Read More