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Home Office Ideas

A True Story: One of the partners in SeBern Custom Homes was in downtown Chicago for a meeting a week ago. He drove in the rush hour, on a clogged expressway, and parked a in a lot located one ...
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Economic Update: Is The Light Green, Yellow or Red For You To Build a Custom Home?

Your custom home, with few if any compromises, is one of the key decisions you will ever make. It determines where and how you will live, your social and business networks, how you will raise your children and their ...
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Craftsmanship: The Difference-Maker

Building or remodeling a custom home is completely different than buying an existing house. An existing house is nice, sufficient, good enough. But your own custom home is exactly what you need, and what you have always wanted. It ...
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Ideas For Your Dream Home

If you are building or remodeling your dream home, then the possibilities are endless. When you custom build, what your home becomes and where it is located are really up to you. So, as long as you are freeing ...
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Kitchen: Ideas

Have you ever noticed that, whether you are alone, or with your spouse and/or children, or with a parent or grandparent or friend, or during a party or holiday with dozens of guests, at some point, everyone will gather ...
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Good to Great

In the book, Good to Great, author Jim Collins states that Good is the enemy of Great. It’s a natural human tendency to feel that Good is Good Enough. And if you become satisfied with Good Enough, you will ...
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Color, Style and Lifestyle Trends in 2015

As you probably already know, the color of the year is Marsala  (a sort of Cinnamon-Indian Red…Pantone 18-1438 TCX.) But when you choose colors for your home, think long term…unless you want a Marsala-colored roof.  Benjamin Moore’s 2015 color ...
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How to Make a Great Residential Real Estate Investment

For over 60 years following World War II, high end (luxury) residential real estate values consistently increased.  Then, for just a couple of years, the market slowed down.  Well, its back..... Luxury real estate is a rock solid investment ...
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The Custom Homebuilding Process

OK, so you are done with compromise and sick of buying someone else’s problems. It’s time to build a custom home. It’s your time. And here’s how, in a nutshell: Call SeBern at 630-377-7767 for an appointment. Reserve a ...
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The First Step In Building (or Remodeling) Your Custom Home

The first step is to meet with and choose your builder (hopefully, SeBern). There are several key reasons for this: You need to decide whether you will need an outside architect, or if one works for the builder (a ...
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