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Four Lakes 2011 Market Report - Lisle Illinois Real Estate - 12/31/11 09:04 AM
Four Lakes 2011 Market Report - Lisle Illinois Real Estate -a warm summer afternoon in Four Lakes, Lisle... The Four Lakes Condominiums, located in Lisle, Illinois, is a great community of condominiums set between hills, trees, and lakes... With tennis courts, swimming pools, beach volleyball, and the Four Lakes Ski Hill, residents are busy all year long. After the fun, many residents unwind with a drink at The Lodge, located at the bottom of the hill... -the beach volleyball courts are quiet this day in early fall at Four Lakes, Lisle... -skiing and snowboarding are popular attractions at Four Lakes, Lisle...
Activity in 2011 Homes Sold: 62 Average Sales Price: $72,260 Homes Currently for sale: (0 comments)
River Bend 2011 Market Report - Lisle Illinois Real Estate - 12/30/11 05:01 PM
River Bend 2011 Market Report - Lisle Illinois Real Estate -an end unit townhome on a sunny fall day at River Bend, Lisle... The River Bend subdivision, located in Lisle, Illinois, is a nice subdivision of townhomes in a great location, with easy access to highways, golf, shopping and more... The homes of River Bend come in several models with a wide range of upgrades. The townhomes feature high ceilings, multiple decks, and open floor plans... -a nice display on this front deck at River Bend, Lisle... -the living room in this Augusta model in River Bend has high ceilings, large windows, and a fire place...
Activity in 2011 Homes Sold: 4 (0 comments)
Please NAR, stop lobbying Congress, and start working on our image... - 12/21/11 10:23 PM
I recently paid my annual dues to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). The dues increased this year from $404 to $444. I am sure this was difficult for many struggling real estate agents, especially during the holidays. For some, important decisicions will have to be made... That being said, it doesn't bother me that the dues went up. Costs occasionally will do that. It was the reason for the increase that concerns me... According to Inman News (100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders: 2011), the increase would go to "boost spending on political activities, despite polls showing majority opposition from members." Political activities. Huh. Sounds like (6 comments)
p.s. I love the Zestimate... - 12/15/11 09:51 PM
I read an interesting post today. Featured on Active Rain, it was titled "Are You the Chauffeur Driving Online Traffic to Your Real Estate Competition?" and was well written by Andi Grant in Long Beach, California...
The post questioned whether it was a smart move for agents to add widgets to their blog or website linking to the outside real estate websites Trulia and Zillow. After reading the post as well as the long stream of comments (I was comment #53), I was amazed at the bad feelings many real estate agents harbor towards both companies. Frankly, I don't get it... I don't look at Trulia (7 comments)
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