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Are You Relocating to Chicago Illinois? Forget The City-Come to The Country! - 08/27/10 06:22 PM
Are You Relocating to Chicago Illinois? Forget The City-Come to The Country! Without doubt there are a lot of families around the country in the throws of relocating. This maybe because your employer wants you to move to their facility in another city, it may be because your new job was only available in another city, or you may just be coming home. If you are relocating to Chicago Illinois it's unlikely you'll actually move into the city of Chicago itself, although a few of you might. The city of Chicago houses about 3 million people but the suburbs are even (2 comments)
Get Some Skin In The Game or Avoid Short Sales in Barrington and Palatine - 08/26/10 04:47 PM
Get Some Skin In The Game or Avoid Short Sales in Barrington and Palatine Short sales. Should you buy one in Palatine or Barrington? In case you have no idea about short sales the simple overview is this. The homeowner must sell and cannot fully repay his mortgage loans. So he will ask them to approve the sale and receive less. i.e. short So should you, can you and will you buy one. Much of this question depends on your personal circumstances so seek the advice and counselling of your Realtor for Palatine or Barrington. They can be long drawn out (0 comments)
Building Your Dream Home In Barrington & How To Choose Your Vacant Lot - 08/25/10 05:59 PM
Building Your Dream Home In Barrington & How To Choose Your Vacant Lot If you have been pondering building your dream home in Barrington but don't yet have a lot there are certainly plenty to choose from. I remember about 4 years ago the average number of lots for sale at any one time hovered around 100. With 75 square miles of real estate the lots were scattered around the villages. Today there are 194 available lots for sale in Barrington area. So how do you choose and are there considerations today that were not there 4 years ago? Before building (0 comments)
Townhomes can be found on Bogey Lane and Falcon Drive and many of them back up to Peregrine Lake giving owners gorgeous views over the water. The townhomes here are 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 to 4 bathrooms and 2 car garages. Typically you'll get 2100 to 2500 square feet of space with living, dining, kitchen, loft spaces, laundry rooms and full basements, many walk out.
Golf Course Condos and Townhomes - Lake Barrington Shores - Lake Barrington Illinois 60010 - 08/21/10 05:59 PM
Golf Course Condos and Townhomes - Lake Barrington Shores - Lake Barrington Illinois 60010 What's you preference? Out on the golf course playing a round with friends on a warm autumn day or back at home tidying up the yard, mowing the lawn and raking leaves as they fall? At Lake Barrington Shores your yard, lawn and leaves are not your job. The association will take care of all that so you don't have to feel guilty. Load up your clubs and set off to the golf course for a round on a late summers day. Or if you don't (0 comments)
The IRS Can Play a Big Part in Choosing a Personal Real Estate Assistant. - 08/20/10 05:43 PM
The IRS Can Play a Big Part in Choosing a Personal Real Estate Assistant. Are you getting too busy and need some help? I am almost there and have started to consider my options. Much of the work I could delegate would fit nicely into the roll of a personal assistant. A virtual assistant could do some of this same work. An agent could help me with some of my leads. All 3 provide me with some relief but how do I decide? First let me consider payment options. A personal assistant is going to be asked to do set tasks (2 comments)
Round Lake IL Short Sale Approved in 30 days with Bank of America - 08/20/10 02:54 PM
Round Lake IL Short Sale Approved in 30 days with Bank of America Short sales in this area can sometime be very contentious. It can take months to get offers and we rarely get multiple offers on a property. Sellers can get disheartened - frustrated - sad - so when a buyer comes in with a decent offer close to market value hope is back on the horizon. For my short sale listings I tie the buyer to the contract for 90 to 120 days to give the seller, the bank and the short sale attorney time to submit the papers (2 comments)
Weekend Free Realtor Closes 20-30 Short Sale Deals Per Month - 08/17/10 12:29 PM
Weekend Free Realtor Closes 20-30 Short Sale Deals Per Month Now as a Realtor that gets these kinds of emails every day I pick and choose which ones to read and which ones head straight for the trash bin. Sometimes the subject peaks my curiosity - not because I am interested - but because they seem so unreal. Here is an excerpt from todays email that I chose to open. His subject line is as above. I’m a 30-year-old Chicago Realtor and I close 20-30 short sales a month along with my partner, one of Chicago’s largest short sale attorneys. I (5 comments)
Active Adult Community of South Barrington-Regency Collection Ranch Homes - 08/15/10 04:32 PM
Active Adult Community of South Barrington-Regency Collection Ranch Homes Barrington has only one active adult community and you can find it in The Woods of South Barrington. The Regency Collection is a gated active adult community of ranch homes and is just to the south of the main development of The Woods of South Barrington. A typical home in this young active adult community is about 2500 square feet, walk out basements are available, 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2/3 bathrooms and 2 car garages. Considering an active adult community for the next phase in your life? You need to be (1 comments)
Can You Save Money by Buying a Home Without an Agent? - 08/13/10 10:00 AM
Marte was a real estate broker prior to her copy writing business. Her summary of buying a home without an agent is an extremely well written article and I thank her for letting me post it here on my blog. Via Marte Cliff (Marte Cliff Copywriting): In a word: NO. We keep hearing about people who think they can save money by acting as their own agent when purchasing a home. In truth, it will probably cost them more. Here’s why: For starters, without the aid of a buyer’s agent, you aren’t going to know if you’re paying a reasonable price for (1 comments)
The Woods Of South Barrington Luxury Homes - 08/12/10 07:00 PM
The Woods Of South Barrington Luxury Homes If you are looking for new construction in South Barrington - The Woods of South Barrington is a new developent of luxury homes on smaller lot sizes. You'll be able to choose from ready to move into homes, re-sale homes or custom built homes. The builder of The Woods of South Barrington is Toll Brothers and the homes here are built very much in The Toll Brothers style.
There are a few lots left for building in the original phases or you can opt to have a luxury home built in the final (1 comments)
Getting Top Dollar For Your Lake Barrington Shores Real Estate - Market Report Update - 08/11/10 09:11 PM
Getting Top Dollar For Your Lake Barrington Shores Real Estate - Market Report Update Summer is hot yet coming to an end and schools will be back in session before the end of the month. Before we know it our thoughts will turn to preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas.Perhaps for some of Lake Barrington Shores residents you'll be making plans to close up your home and head south for the winter. If you want to sell your Lake Barrington Shores real estate and get top dollar by the end of the year it may be time to review the market data. (0 comments)
Renting a Home in Barrington or Nearby Chicago Real Estate Markets is Not a Matter of What You Want. - 08/11/10 05:07 PM
Renting a Home in Barrington or Nearby Chicago Real Estate Markets is Not a Matter of What You Want. If you are looking at renting a home in Barrington or any of the surrounding Chicago suburbs you must show the owner of a home that you have not only the ability to pay the rent but that your attitude towards another persons home is one of caring and respect. The economy has created a lot of movement across the USA with job seekers looking across state lines to find a new job and often securing a job which is too far (0 comments)
Active Rain - Not Sure If I Love You Or Hate You For Knocking Me Off My Number One Spot. - 08/10/10 10:17 AM
Active Rain - Not Sure If I Love You Or Hate You For Knocking Me Off My Number One Spot. Since taking my SEO to the Top course with Katerina Gasset my web site has been a work in progress while continuing to dominate my town on Active Rain with my blog. In the last 2 weeks I finally got to number 2 on Google for one of my main keyword phrases. Being the persistent little "whatsit" that I am I achieved a number one spot on Google the following week. We jockeyed for the top spots for a little but (6 comments)
Celebrating a Wediing Anniversary This Week - 27 Years and Feeling it in my Joints! - 08/09/10 01:17 PM
Celebrating a Wediing Anniversary This Week - 27 Years and Feeling it in my Joints! Yes my husband and I will have been married for 27 years on Friday August 13th and I still remember some of the fun of that day like it was yesterday. Why am I feeling it in my joints? Well partly because I am now 50 so the joints are getting on in life and partly because of the crazy things we have done over the years. Here is a little window to our inside world of married life. I made my own wedding dress. I (4 comments)
South Barrington Luxury Homes-Nathans Glen-Hidden Lakes-What Are You Looking For? - 08/09/10 11:39 AM
South Barrington Luxury Homes-Nathans Glen-Hidden Lakes-What Are You Looking For? South Barrington has long been considered the part of Barrington that offers the most in luxury homes in the area. With much of the area already established the homes here are now aging and many would not be considered luxury homes now. One of those prestigious areas was The Glen of South Barrington-a gated community of larger homes If we step back ten to fifteen years many of the homes in South Barrington were new. They were bigger-had more of those luxurious features not found in other homes. Marbel - Travertine (0 comments)
Can You Be My Palatine Buyers Agent? - 08/08/10 02:15 PM
Can You Be My Palatine Buyers Agent? I was recently asked this question by a new buyer client. Because our area has a number of schools that have very good report cards and are known as "good schools" it is often the case that home buyers will search in more than one area for a new home. My buyer client is moving specifically to place his children in one of those "good schools" that have better report cards and more to offer the children. My Barrington site was how he found me but he was concerned that maybe I would only (1 comments)
Dear Competing Realtor-You Are Being Left Behind And I Am Not Sure You Know It - 08/07/10 04:50 PM
Dear Competing Realtor-You Are Being Left Behind And I Am Not Sure You Know It After a morning of showings in North Barrington I came home to answer emails and lead phone calls. The phone rings again. This is how our conversation goes. "Hello this is Corinne, how can I help you?" "Oh Hi this is Jackie with Realty Company XYZ. My clients are visiting your web site and looking at rentals in Braymore Hills. Can you tell me the addresses or MLS numbers?" " If your clients are on my web site they could be viewing any of the 100's (5 comments)
Multiple Offers on Barrington Illinois Homes-Isn't That a Thing of The Past? - 08/03/10 03:52 PM
Multiple Offers on Barrington Illinois Homes-Isn't That a Thing of The Past? Yes it is a buyers market in Barrington- there are plenty of homes to choose from. However our activity has certainly picked up and many homes are now selling. Price changes are still common and we are seeing new listings every day. Some agents are busy - others are not. Our average marketing time is still about 7 to 8 months. So you may well be surprised to know that multiple offers on Barrington Illinois Homes are being made. For the second time recently I am representing a buyer (2 comments)
I Did It! I Am Number One on Google. - 08/01/10 09:39 PM
I Did It! I Am Number One on Google. Last week I wrote a post about being number two on Google and only having Homes.com to conquer. This weekend I had no clients. I finally had time to get some yard work and mulching done. I checked emails with my IPhone which I always carry in case I am needed as a broker - but the computer sat on my desk unused. After an afternoon siesta - I was exhausted from a lot of yard work and just fell asleep - I turned on the laptop to catch up with posts, (67 comments)
Real Estate in Barrington IL-Homes With Swimmng Pools - 08/01/10 08:11 PM
Real Estate in Barrington IL-Homes With Swimmng Pools Homes in Barrington IL with swiming pools can be viewed in extremes. Swimming pools are somewhat of a love hate scenario. Why? The climate here in Barrington IL has 4 very defined seasons. Winter can be long - as can summer. We swing from sub freezing temps in winter to 90's in summer. Spring and Autumn are much shorter. Summer can seem long with temperatures in the high 80's and low 90's for a good 3 months. Autumn arrives and September gives a pleasant break from the heat but as early as late (0 comments)
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