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Holiday Decorating on a Budget - Homeowners - Dickerson & Nieman Realtors

Now that you own your own home, the possibilities are endless when it's time to decorate your home for the holidays. As a new homeowner, you likely have a host of expenses fighting for space in your budget. Fortunately, gorgeous holiday decorations don't have to cost a lot of money. Our real estate agents suggest following these tips to help you decorate your home without breaking your budget.

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November
14

Restaurants for Thanksgiving - Rockford, IL - Dickerson & Nieman Realtors

Moving to a new house is a pretty stressful ordeal, especially if you're moving around the holidays. Not only have you had a million other things to worry about, but many of your pots, pans, and kitchen utensils are likely still packed up in boxes. So no one will blame you if you don't feel like cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. Fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants near Rockford homes for sale that can provide everything you need and then some for a delicious Thanksgiving Day feast. Here are our favorite places in the Rockford area where you can go for Thanksgiving dinner.

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October
31

Cinnamon Rolls - Rockford, IL - Dickerson & Nieman Realtors

They say variety is the spice of life, but actually, it's cinnamon. It makes almost everything better. November 1st is National Cinnamon Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a fresh, warm, gooey cinnamon roll? If you're looking at Rockford homes for sale, there are plenty of great places in the area where you can go for all different types of cinnamon rolls. Here are a few of our favorites.

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October
10

WFH Office Upgrades - Dickerson & Nieman Realtors

In today's modern age, it's become more important than ever to have a home office setup in your home, and many homeowners have found themselves working from home part- or even full-time for the foreseeable future. If this sounds like you, be sure you update your home office setup accordingly to accommodate your needs. Here are a few suggestions from our real estate agents for optimizing your home office.

  1. Spring for an ergonomic desk chair.
    An ergonomic desk chair becomes important if you spend more than an hour or two a day working from home. Sitting in the wrong position for four, six, or eight hours a day can lead to physical fatigue and discomfort, especially if it's a daily thing. Visit an office store and find an ergonomic desk chair you'll be comfortable sitting in for long periods. Your company may even cover the cost if you're a full-time work-from-home employee.

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September
26

Coffee Day Stops Around Rockford, IL - Dickerson & Nieman Realtors

International Coffee Day is observed on October 1, a day set aside for celebrating this beloved beverage that's become an ingrained part of our culture. Rockford has plenty of independent local coffee shops to head to and savor a cup on October 1 and then return to time and time again.

Our real estate agents suggest trying the following coffee cafes where you can get your caffeine fix on International Coffee Day and beyond.

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September
19

Fall Foliage 2022- Rockford, IL - Dickerson & Nieman Realtors

As the weather cools, leaves around Rockford change colors and create an explosion of orange, red, and yellow. Heading out to see the fall colors is a popular pastime, and you'll be able to combine your leaf-peeping with other activities such as hiking or boating.

Our real estate agents recommend visiting the following popular sites to see the changing colors of fall around Rockford.

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August
29

Closing Day for Sellers - Dickerson & Nieman Realtors

You've finished negotiations and accepted an offer for your Rockford home for sale. Congratulations!

Accepting an offer on your home is a huge deal. It marks the end of an emotionally painstaking process and allows you to begin the next stage of your life. That said, closing day is an even bigger deal. At this point, you'll officially transfer ownership to the buyer and receive your proceeds from the sale.

When you partner with our real estate agents, closing is an easy, streamlined process for you as the seller. But there are still a few things you need to take care of.

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August
15

Fajita Day Around Rockford, IL - Dickerson & Nieman Realtors

National Fajita Day is on August 18, so head out to a local Mexican restaurant to enjoy these simple yet delicious dishes. They're made from marinated slices of meat—often steak or chicken—and grilled onion and peppers and other toppings, all on a soft flour tortilla.

Whether it's National Fajita Day or any day you're craving these tasty entrees, our real estate agents suggest trying the following Rockford Mexican restaurants.

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