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RE/MAX is the United State's No. 1 real estate franchise - and the nation's No. 44 franchise overall - according to Entrepreneur magazine's 30th Annual Franchise 500 survey. The survey appears on the magazine's Web site and in its January 2009 issue. Subway bested McDonald's to capture the top position overall. Behind No. 2 McDonald's came Liberty Tax Service at No. 3. Among real estate franchises, RE/MAX ranks No. 1 for the ninth time in the past nine years. The closest competitor - Keller Williams - came in at a distant (3 comments)
Elk Grove Village IL Homes - $450,000 and up - Is anything selling? - 12/31/08 11:11 AM
Elk Grove Village Illinois Homes - $450,000 and up - Is anything selling? Update for the Luxury Home Market Well, to answer your question, YES! There have been 8 sales so far this 2008 year for the $450,000 and up single family market. What are some marketing tips that you might want to know about if you are planning on selling your home?
Out of the total 8 sales, 5 homes were built before 1988. Out of those 5 sales, 4 mentioned that they were totally remodeled (see great kitchen pictures) and had reasonable market times..
Out of (4 comments)
Debt Cures gives great credit advice - Book review - 12/28/08 03:00 PM
I’ve never written a book review of sorts before but after reading ‘Debt Cures they don’t want you to know about’ by Kevin Trudeau. I wanted to express how truly exceptional this book can be for consumers. If you want a book to explain the credit reporting process in general – this is the book for you! Bad credit and want to fix it – this is the book for you! How the credit industry and banking industry are screwing the public – this is the book for you! Lots of tips? You bet! Here is a small sampling that I’ve (14 comments)
How to Improve your Credit Score before you purchase a home - Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 - Schaumburg Illinois Real Estate - 12/28/08 01:59 PM
How to improve your credit score before you purchase a home will take some help from this book and a little work! I’ve never written a book review of sorts before but after reading ‘Debt Cures they don’t want you to know about’ by Kevin Trudeau. I wanted to express how truly exceptional this book can be for consumers. If you want a book to explain the credit reporting process in general – this is the book for you! Bad credit and want to fix it – this is the book for you! How the credit industry and banking industry (2 comments)
Out of the total 25 sales, 7 homes were built before 1988. Out of those 7 sales, 5 mentioned that they were totally remodeled and had reasonable market times.
Out of the 25 sales, 6 homes were built after 1998. This is (1 comments)
Out with the old - in with the new! Hello 2009 and some AR tips! - 12/21/08 11:54 AM
So what have I learned in the Rain over the year 2008! Tons baby so listen up! This post actually started with a post from Brad Andersohn on the great things that happened in 2008 and just a year in review. I took a look at my own posts over the last year and here are a few of my noticings: I've gotten much better at writing and SEO based on my statistics and click thru's. I've noticed that the SEO changes and suggestions that people have helped me with have indeed worked. Like using the full word ‘Illinois' in my post (26 comments)
Hoffman Estates Illinois Buyers - A tip for peace of mind - Home Warranty - Buyers Agent Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 - 12/19/08 12:29 PM
WHAT IS A HOME WARRANTY AND HOW DOES IT WORK? WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME AS A BUYER? A home warranty can give a purchaser peace of mind. If anything catastrophic happens in the house, you are only financially liable for the deductible. So if the furnace goes out one evening and you just can't get it going (as long as it is maintained and not abused) you would call the warranty company and they would send out a technician to fix/repair/replace the furnace depending on the problem. So yes, if the furnace did indeed blow up (heat exchanger) you (1 comments)
Where our Governors make your license plates. A recent survey carried out for leading toiletries firm'Brut', people from Chicago have proved to be themost likely to have had sex in the shower! In the survey, 86% of Chicago's elite residents andgovernment officials (almost all of whom are registeredDemocrats) said that they have enjoyed sex in the shower. The other 14% said they hadn't been to prison yet.
I've got to change my logo now! (12 comments)
SCHAUMBURG IL HOMES - $209,999 2BR 2BA LYN SIMS (847)230-7324 - SCHAUMBURG ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE - 12/16/08 04:14 PM
BIGGEST BR'S GUARANTEED! 2BA'S, 1 CAR GAR - SCHAUMBURG ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE - $209,900 LYN SIMS (847)230-7324Location: HEATHERWOOD ESTATES2BR 2BA, 16x14 Master and 20x13 2nd BR, Great space in this largest end unit, culdesac location with garage, can walk to all grocery, bank, workout. Walking path & pond nearby. Open feeling with neutral paint and carpet, all appliances incl microwave. Angled livrm, formal Dinrm AND Eat-in Kitchen, private patio with great view. Master BR has a cool WINDOW SEAT, walk-in closet and luxury BA. 2nd BR perfect for roomies, etc. it's so large. Utilroom with sink, washer & dryer. Manor Home/Coach (0 comments)
Elk Grove IL Buyers - Great Step for peace of mind - Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 - Elk Grove Village IL Buyers Agent - 12/13/08 12:13 PM
WHAT IS A HOME WARRANTY AND HOW DOES IT WORK? WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME AS A BUYER? A home warranty can give a purchaser peace of mind. If anything catastrophic happens in the house, you are only financially liable for the deductible. So if the furnace goes out one evening and you just can't get it going (as long as it is maintained and not abused) you would call the warranty company and they would send out a technician to fix/repair/replace the furnace depending on the problem. So yes, if the furnace did indeed blow up (heat exchanger) you (4 comments)
Schaumburg Homes - Top 10 Home Improvement Project Paybacks - Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 - 12/10/08 04:03 PM
Top 10 Home Improvement Project Paybacks Every year I have posted on my website Remodeling Magazine’s Improvement Project Payback Reports for my clients and prospective clients looking for this kind of valuable information. This proves that every nail, fence post and shingles should ‘improve’ your home for maintenance and your sense of well being, your sense of home, your sense of style. Not only to improve value! If you go down to Lowe’s or Home Depot and spend $20 in materials on your home – does it increase your home that amount? If you spend $35,000 on a kitchen remodel does (2 comments)
Schaumburg Homes - Glens of Schaumburg - Schaumburg Illinois - Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 RE/MAX Suburban - 12/09/08 12:37 PM
Glens of Schaumburg Manor homes/Coach homes in Schaumburg Illinois was originally built by Pasquinelli Builders starting in 1986. The Glens is a popular area with commuters because it is close to the Schaumburg Metra Station which you can walk (if your athletic) or drive. It offers plenty of parking and express runs into Schaumburg. The complex at inception offered very contemporary floor plans with 9 foot ceilings on the 1st floor units and vaulted ceilings thruout on 2nd floor units. If you like a spacious feeling with lots of light, this is the place for you. Some of the unique features (0 comments)
Autumn Ridge - Schaumburg Illinois Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Schaumburg IL - 12/07/08 03:57 PM
Autumn Ridge is considered one of the more upscale townhome communities in Schaumburg first developed in 1990 by Town and Country Builders. When I first visited the subdivision many years ago it impressed with the brick exteriors and it offered a ranch model which was in buyer demand but never built by most builders. For extras and unique points we have: vaulted ceilings, full wall brick fireplaces, end unit upgrades, 1st floor Familyrooms, palladium windows, lunette windows, catwalk landing, whirlpools, skylites. Another rarity at the time was that it also offered basements and buyer favored 2 car garages. Autumn Ridge has (1 comments)
Schaumburg Homes For Sale - Schaumburg Illinois Real Estate - 12/05/08 06:56 PM
If you are currently in the market for a new home, you may be interested in how a real estate agent can help you. You are about to make a great investment of both money and time. I have a wealth of experience helping buyers of all categories like you make sound, informed decisions. Did you also know that we don't cost you a thing? That's right - zip, nada, zilch! Here are some ways that a Buyers Agent can help you: Agents can help establish a plan for a home that fits your needs. Style, size, amenities, and other preferences will help determine what (0 comments)
Hoffman Estates Illinois Homes - Hoffman Estates IL Real Estate - Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 REMAX Suburban - 12/04/08 01:39 PM
If you are currently in the market for a new home, you may be interested in how a real estate agent can help you. You are about to make a great investment of both money and time. I have a wealth of experience helping buyers of all categories like you make sound, informed decisions. Did you also know that we don't cost you a thing? That's right - zip, nada, zilch! Here are some ways that a Buyers Agent can help you: Agents can help establish a plan for a home that fits your needs. Style, size, amenities, and other preferences will help determine what (2 comments)
Market comments, updates and news about the surrounding communities of Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Roselle, Bloomingdale, Bartlett, Streamwood, and Hanover Park in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs.
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