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A few of my clients have tried to sell their homes this year, but unfortunately, they were not able to sell their home at their desired price. If it was financial feasible for them to own 2 homes, I have advised these clients to lease their home in these tough times, and wait for the housing market to turn around. I have leased certain client's townhomes from $1850 to $2600 and luxury homes from $3000 to $5000 a month. Two of my clients have received a corporate 3 year lease and can't be happier. If you would like to lease your condo, (6 comments)
Growth Leader- I hit the jackpot today! - 02/23/09 08:16 PM
I hit the Jack Pot today by having a Growth Leader website! Within the last 24 hours, Growth leader has provided me with 3 leads. Two of the leads had only email addresses, but the third lead had a working phone number. About 15 minutes after this lead was emailed to me, I called the client and asked her if I could help her with her home search. She said yes and that she was looking for a home in the Buffalo Grove or Arlington Heights area, and that she would need assistance. I explained to her why it was a wonderful time for a first time buyer to (17 comments)
The $8,000 Tax Credit -- Let's Break it Down - 02/22/09 05:33 PM
One of my newly married clients asked me yesterday if he would qualify for the $8000 tax credit. The caveat is that his wife had previously owned a home before they were married. The answer is No.... The following post answers this question and many other questions people will be asking all year regarding the First time home buyer credit. It is one of the best summaries I have read on the tax credit thus far. You might want to keep it handy!
Via Nicole Lahti, Austin Texas Mortgage (Real Mortgage Partners): Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours....is not just Stevie Wonder's 1970 Motown classic, but our (2 comments)
Chicago Area Camp Expert will find you the perfect camp or teen tour! - 02/22/09 07:58 AM
Confused and don't know where you want to send your child to camp or which teen program would best fit your child's needs. Are you crazed about all the different camp choices?? Looking for an exciting new adventure for your teen?? Camp Experts and Teen Summers is a free summer camp and teen program advisory service. Camp Experts and Teen Summers takes the confusion out of finding the perfect summer program for any child. Choosing a summer overnight camp or teen program for your child takes a great deal of thought. Selecting a program that will reflect your child's interests, needs (4 comments)
On Saturday, February 21 the Tyson American Cup will be taking place at the Sears Center Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL. Bring the Kids for a great day of entertainment. The Tyson American Cup is the most prestigious international Pre-Olympic gymnastics competition that features top gymnasts in the country. The USA's 2008 Olympic medalists Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., and Joseph Hagerty of Rio Rancho, N.M.; 2008 U.S. all-around champion David Sender of Arlington Heights, Ill.; and 2008 U.S. junior all-around champion Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich., are among the world's top gymnasts and rising stars expected to compete In addition, the event (1 comments)
Dear Diary, My passion (besides real estate) is making people smile! - 02/19/09 10:37 AM
My real passion is..... Trying to make people smile! Since I ‘m not a good joke teller, actually I'm a horrible joke teller, I try to make people smile in other ways. In today's environment, where all you hear is negativism from the time you turn on the news when you first wake up, to the time you fall asleep at night, it's easy to go a day without a real smile. It's not that I'm oblivious to the news, or what's going on in the world, but since I can't change anything globally, I just love to make a little (20 comments)
A new minor league baseball team is expected to open in Zion, Illinois( located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago in the summer of 2010. According to reliable sources,Kevin Costner is one of the investors of the stadium project. I guess he feels that if he builds it... Lake County will come. Lake County is presently the only major area collar county that doesn't have a sports team. This new Lake County stadium which will have 5000 reserved seats as well as a banquet facility is expected to cost approximately 15 million dollars to build. Not only will this new stadium in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs be (6 comments)
Are you curious as to what Long Grove real estate sales were at the end of 2008 and the first few months of 2009?
Whether you are in the market to buy a home or to sell your current home, it is important to keep abreast of market statistics (or at least to work with a knowledgeable REALTOR who does). Newspapers, national magazines, and television news report on regional and national trends, but don't do a very good job of explaining the local real estate market in (2 comments)
Advertise Long Grove Open houses on Trulia and other websites! - 02/12/09 08:36 AM
The more advertising for your open houses the better! If you can't beat them join them! Yesterday I was googling long grove real estate and unfortunately my individual website ranking of www.buffalogrovehomes.com moved down from number 2 to number 6. As you can imagine I was not at all happy with these results especially since I was beaten by national online firms like realtor.com and trulia who aren't as familiar with the local Long Grove market like I am . I have seen every home and piece of real estate in the Long Grove area, can predict the next house to sell, tell you what home is the (11 comments)
Long Grove Illinois- Herons Landing Long Grove - 02/11/09 08:27 PM
The above information regarding was provided by Judy Greenberg, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Chicago Northwest Suburbs) Judy's websites, www.buffalogroveareahomes.com and www.buffalogrovehomes.com provide all the information regardless as to whether you are a potential buyer or seller. If you are a first time home buyer trying to determine how much you can afford, or an experienced buyer who is selling your home, Judy can help you with all your real estate needs . As a seller you benefit from Judy's savvy internet marketing skills and strong negotiating skills, and as a buyer you benefit from her passion for finding you your perfect home! Judy can be reached at 847-602-5435 or via (2 comments)
Long Grove Illinois- Many homes in many Subdivisions to choose from! - 02/11/09 09:07 AM
Currently there are 119 homes for sale in Long Grove Illinois. The prices range from under $250,000 to $3200,000. These homes you will find in the 48 different subdivisions ofLong Grove. To help you find the neighborhood that fits your family's needs, I have taken it upon myself as an ongoing project to present useful information about each Long Grove subdivision. For some of the subdivisions listed below I have included pictures as well as relevant data that can help you with your Long Grove real estate search. For example if you click on Herons Landing, I have provided relevant data to help you make the most informative decision (2 comments)
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