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Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January - 02/28/11 06:25 PM
The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 2.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million in January from a downwardly revised 5.22 million in December, and are 5.3 percent above the 5.09 million level in January 2010. This is the first time in seven months that sales activity was higher than a year earlier. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said (0 comments)
Listing broker is Helen Oliveri, Call 847-967-0022 for more information. Lovely End unit with 2 beds, 2bths, separate office, in unit laundry and hardwood flooring. Ready for you to move in and enjoy. Buyer responsible for any/all compliances, taxes, room count, escrows, etc if required. All inspections/systems tests are at buyers expense. Offers require pre-approval & EM due in certified funds at acceptance. Seller addendum required before submitting offer. Cash deals require proof of funds. View the many pictures we have to offer at www.helenoliveri.com and call today to schedule a viewing of this property at 847-967-0022. This property is (0 comments)
Top 10 Ways to Cut Moving Costs - 02/24/11 06:48 PM
If you're moving into a new home, your pockets probably feel pretty empty right now. You've just paid a down payment, closing costs and broker fees, so the last thing you want is an expensive move. Lucky for you, we've got tips to help you pack up and ship out on a budget. If you don't need it, don't pay to move it. Movers base their prices on what you're shipping, so cutting down on clutter will simplify your life and lighten up the load in the moving truck. We're talking to you, the owner of the treadmill-turned-drying-rack. You can sell (0 comments)
Existing Home Sales in U.S. Probably Fell From Seven-Month High - 02/23/11 05:49 PM
Sales of U.S. previously owned homes probably dropped in January from a seven-month high, showing any recovery will take time to develop, economists said before a report today. Purchases decreased 1.1 percent from December to a 5.22 million annual rate, according to the median forecast of 73 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. A 13-year-low 4.91 million existing houses sold in 2010. Home demand has gained ground since July 2010, when sales reached the lowest level in a decade of records, as foreclosure- induced price cuts and historically low borrowing costs made buying more affordable. At the same time, 9 percent unemployment (0 comments)
Listing broker is Helen Oliveri, Call 847-967-0022 for more information. Lovely custom 4 bedroom brick home with 3.5 bathrooms, hardwood flooring throughout, and tastefully decorated. This home features a finished lower level with stunning wet bar and stone fireplace. The main level features an open floor plan with large kitchen, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, island, butlers pantry, and eat in area. Main level also has a separate dining and living room and full laundry room. Brick paver patio and attached 2 car garage is just another added amenity for you to enjoy. Many more features to list. Come see (0 comments)
Listing broker is Helen Oliveri, Call 847-967-0022 for more information. Spacious and Private 3800sqft+ Ranch home on over a 1/2 Acre lot in the lovely Golf Acres subdivision. Home is located on private cul-de-sac street and features hardwood flooring throughout, updated kitchen and bathrooms, 4 bedrooms with 2 walk-in closets. This home has a lot of natural light, lovely foyer with slate flooring, and 2 sliding glass doors leading to your back deck. Home also features a wood burning stone fireplace, oversized water heater, and attached 2 car garage. Come and see this lovely spacious home and the wonderful backyard (1 comments)
Surprising Insider Secrets for the 5 Stages of Buying Your First Home - 02/17/11 05:28 PM
Buying a home is not a discrete event; it's a process - a sequence of events that happens over time, sometimes over as long as several months or even years! While general guides to buying a home are a dime a dozen, I'vm excited to share with you some insider secrets you may not have heard elsewhere - one for each stage involved in buying a home. Here's to helping you make the best decisions at every phase of your homebuying process! Stage One: Deciding Whether It's The Right Time to Buy. Insider Secret: The market is the least important factor (0 comments)
Statistics published by the National Association of Realtors appear to overstate sales of existing homes by 15 to 20 percent, mortgage and property data aggregator CoreLogic says in a new report that concludes home sales fell more sharply last year than previously thought. A NAR spokesman said the CoreLogic claim "is premature at best," and NAR will be making some benchmark revisions to its historic sales data later this year. NAR's figures -- based on data collected from multiple listing services and large brokerages -- show sales of existing homes fell 5 percent in 2010, to 4.9 million. But CoreLogic, (0 comments)
Large 4 bedroom home with in-ground pool, outdoor entertaining area and more. Needs some touching up but well worth it. Come see for yourself. Buyer responsible for any and all compliances, taxes, room count, escrows, etc if required. All inspections/systems tests are at buyer’s expense. Offers require pre-approval & EM due in certified funds at acceptance. Addendum required after seller accepts offer. Cash deals require proof of funds. Seller addendum required before submitting offer. Cash deals require proof of funds. View the many pictures we have to offer at www.helenoliveri.com and call today to schedule a viewing of this property (4 comments)
Foreclosure Activity Down 17% from a Year Ago - 02/10/11 05:09 PM
RealtyTrac has released its January foreclosure market report. The tracking company’s analysis shows that foreclosure filings – including default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions – were reported on 261,333 U.S. properties in January. That equates to one in every 497 housing units in some stage of foreclosure last month. January’s filing tally represents a 1 percent increase from the previous month but a 17 percent decrease from January 2010. It marks the third consecutive month that filings have come in below 300,000, following 20 straight months where the total exceeded that threshold. Commenting on the newly developed trend, James J. (0 comments)
How to Build a Happy Home & Relationship - 02/08/11 04:16 PM
With Valentine’s Day happening next week, we asked 1,200 American couples - currently married or living together - to rank 11 home features based on what they though would best enhance their relationship. The results will surprise you: 21 % of women overwhelmingly said plenty of storage was at the top of their list compared to 13% of men 16% of men said water views of sunsets/sunrises would best enhance their relationships while only 10% of women said the same. Only 7% of men wanted a man cave while only 1% of women wanted a sewing and crafting room Click on the infographic below to (2 comments)
Five Things to Do When Your Mate Can't Qualify For a Mortgage - 02/07/11 05:47 PM
Being able to afford a home has inspired many couples to tie the home ownership knot, married or not. Even those who already own homes are looking at uber-low rates and running to refinance. But with lending guidelines tighter than a Nicki Minaj outfit, more and more wanna-be buyers are running into a major financial/romantic dilemma: one partner qualifies for the home loan, but the other's job record, credit blemishes or insufficient income fouls up the financing. What's a couple to do when one partner can't qualify for the mortgage? Take these five steps: 1. No Blame, But Take Action! It's (2 comments)
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom end unit condo with galley kitchen and eat in area with pantry closet and large living and dining room overlooking balcony with lovely pond views. Large master bedroom with master bathroom with dual sinks and separate storage unit in the condo as well. Unit come with 1 garage space and the community offers many amenities for you to enjoy. Come and see one of the best values in Triumvera. View the many pictures we have to offer at www.helenoliveri.com and call today to schedule a viewing of this property at 847-967-0022. This property is exclusively represented (0 comments)
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