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Paul DeKruiff

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Paul DeKruiff is married, father of three daughters and a 17-year resident of Naperville. Contact him at pauldekruiff@comcast.net or (630) 446-0049.

Real News – The next three words in real estate investing

When considering commercial or investment real estate, you often hear three words, "Location. Location. Location." Those three words, in that order, are used when investors describe the top three investment...

Real News – Repurpose for a purpose (adaptive re-use)

When commercial real estate goes vacant, it can be especially hard on a community. Consider lost real estate taxes, an eyesore, and, in extreme...

Real News – Healthy Homes = Healthy Businesses (real estate)

By the time this article is published, a thousand volunteers will have participated in the Rebuilding Together event in western DuPage County. The event is attracting hundreds of Napervillians,...

Real News – ‘ee’ or ‘or’ – Which is it?

Lessee or lessor? Mortgagee or mortgagor? Which is it? Both help describe rights to real property. Before we start the vocabulary lesson, let's put some...

Real News – Feedback results in focus on new job

Just over a year ago, I wrote my first PN real estate column. I've received a great deal of feedback, surprised at times that the topics and content would resonate...

Real News – Love and real estate

Over the years my mother would receive plants and flowers, and with her green-thumb it was not unusual to see those flowers in her house 10 to 15...

Real News — Resolved to resolve

During a check up about a month ago, Dr. Know-it-all, who by the way looks too healthy to be seeing a bunch of sick people all day,...

Real News — Memories of my first car lot

Most everyone I know has a very vivid memory of the first time he or she drove a car, right down to make and model of car,...

Real News — Home for the holidays

As we enter the holiday season, we often reflect upon the past year, our lives, and our families. And if you're fortunate enough to have...

Real News — Car wash

Remember kickin’ it old-school down at the car wash by Rose Royce? You know the lyrics, “Working at the car wash yeah! Come on...

Real News — Counts, count

That is, foot traffic and car traffic count when it comes to freestanding retail properties. So locating at a busy intersection can help make...

Real News — The new service station

Chances are, unless you drive an electric Fisker Karma automobile, recently made famous by Justin Bieber’s high-speed scant from car chasing paparazzi, you own...

Real News — Stuff to store

In one of his notably famous routines, Comedian George Carlen stated that trying to find a place for your stuff is the meaning of...

Real News — from one hotel to the next

I don't know about your children, but some of mine cannot resist jumping on the bed, from bed to bed, the second we pull...

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