Author: Dawn Dause

Halloween Activities Around Plainfield

There are lot’s of halloween activities to do in and around Plainfield to celebrate the upcoming holiday-there are amusement parks, haunted houses and more!

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  • Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park: 1423 N. Broadway Street in Joliet
  • Annual Halloween Haunted House at the Timbers of Shorewood on Friday, October 20th from 5-10 pm and Saturday, October 21st from 5-10 pm. The Timbers of Shorewood is located at 1100 North River Road in Shorewood. 
  • Bronkberry Farms Fall Fest: October 14th and 15th from 9 am to 6 pm. 18061 S Bronk Road in Plainfield.
  • Heap’s Haunted Corn Maze at Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm located at 4853 U.S. 52 in Minooka.
  • Hayride Of Horror: October 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th from 7-10 pm in Dellwood Park located at 199 E. Woods Drive in Lockport.
  • The Ghost Tour of Naperville with Kevin Frantz: Walking tour of Naperville to check out haunted spots. Upcoming dates include Friday, October 13th, Saturday October 14th, Sunday October 15th and more. Call (630)-205-2664 for more information.


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Dawn Dause Interview

Live in the WCKG Studios Remarkable Radio!

LIVE in the WCKG Studios Remarkable Radio with Mark Imperial! Know someone we should have on the show? E-Mail us at

Posted by WCKG on Thursday, October 5, 2017

Check out Dawn’s radio interview with WCKG! Her interview can be seen at the 1 hour 37 minute mark and contains lot’s of great information about the buying and selling process as well as the Dawn Dause Group!

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Why Is Autumn A Good Time To Buy?

Why is autumn a good time to buy? Many people think spring or summer are the best times for real estate but that’s not always true! Check out these reasons you should be shopping for a home in the fall!

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  • Less competition: Less buyers in the real estate market during the fall months means that the buyers that are home shopping are less likely to enter into a bidding war. Even though there are less homes on the market to choose from, buyers can find great deals if they are patient.
  • Lower prices: Statistically, October is the best month to purchase a home because buyers are likely to pay less than market value during this time.  Just for comparison, the month of April is the best time for sellers since buyers pay an estimated 1.2% above market value according to RealtyTrac.
  • Tax credits: Closing on a home at the end of the fiscal year can reap some great benefits come the following April. These benefits are in the form of tax deductions; home owners may be able to deduct mortgage interest, property taxes and closing costs.
  • Home improvement deals: When many home buyers move into their new digs, they often times want to start making improvements to the home such as investing in new appliances. December offers the best deals on appliances according to Consumer Reports and it’s also a great time to purchase televisions as well.
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Dawn Dause Group Review

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Check out one of Dawn’s latest reviews from Zillow!
Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2017 – gergescz
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Shorewood, IL.
Local knowledge: Five stars
Process expertise: Five stars
Responsiveness: Five stars
Negotiation skills: Five stars
We chose Dawn after having our home on the market with another realtor for 9 months with no offers. Dawn sold our home in 2 1/2 weeks! Dawn’s marketing strategies are outstanding and I’m sure this helped get our home sold. Dawn has great communication skills and kept us “looped in” with everything that was going on with our home. We highly recommend Dawn Dause if you are looking for a realtor that is motivated and in touch with the market as well as always keeping her client at the center of the transaction!
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Thursday Tip-Fall Curb Appeal

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Thursday tip!

Curb appeal is still important even when selling a home in the fall! Be sure to rake leaves, trim bushes, and try putting potted mums on the front porch. If the front door needs it, give it a fresh coat of paint so it is the focal point of the front of the home. Try hanging a fall wreath, power wash the exterior, clean the windows, etc. Taking steps to improve your home’s curb appeal will ensure it gives a great first impression to potential buyers.

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Plainfield Fall Events

Check out these upcoming Plainfield fall events! Lot’s of different fun activities on the horizon for the whole family to enjoy!

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  • Harvest 5K and Kidz Miler: Sunday, September 24th at 8 am at Village Green Park in Plainfield. This fun annual event features a 5K and a mile race for kids. For more information, contact the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce at (815) 436-4431
  • Fire Prevention Week Open House: Saturday, September 30th from 11 am until 2 pm at 23806 W 135th Street in Plainfield. This family event will include a fire station tour, demonstrations, displays, raffles, hot dog lunch and more. For more information, call (815) 436-5335
  • Homecoming Parade: Saturday, October 7th at 9 am in downtown Plainfield. For more info, contact Pauline at 815-436-3200 x 815811
  • Spooktacular: Save the date-Saturday, October 28th in downtown Plainfield. For more event information check out the Chamber of Commerce website or call (815) 436-4431
  • Halloween: Plainfield trick or treat hours are 4-8 pm on Tuesday, October 31st
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September Special

Are you thinking of listing or buying this month? Check out our September special and save on attorney fees! Every little bit helps when you can save on closing costs.


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The Design Rule Of 3-How To Use It

The design rule of 3 is a widely known guideline for interior design. It is fairly simple to implement in your home and helps design elements look their best. The rule of 3 basically means that objects grouped in odd numbers are more visually appealing and more impactful than things grouped in even numbers.

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*Accessories: Grouping knick knacks in groups of 3 creates a balanced and finished look.

*Color: Using only two colors for a room can make the space feel bland and two dimensional. Try adding in a third accent color and see how the room transforms into a finished space with depth. The same is true for texture; adding three textures to a room really brings it to life.

*Difficult spaces: If you have a room or corner in your home that is awkward to fill, try adding three things to the area such as a piece of furniture, a shelf, and a piece of artwork.

*Vignettes: Try using three objects of different sizes to fill the tops of tables, shelves, or nightstands.

*Artwork: Hanging artwork in groups of three instead of groups of 2 or hanging pieces in odd numbers instead of even numbers is generally more appealing to the eye.


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Congratulations to Rich and Marcia! We wish you many happy years in your new home!

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