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MERIBEL is a great townhome community located near the intersections of Barrington and Schaumburg Roads just north of the Home Depot Center. There are great ammenities in either direction with a play park at one end and a socceer field on the other. Shopping is within walking distance for 2 grocery stores, 3 banks and Bally's Workout Center. And for when you have that 'home improvement urge' come over you there is always Home Depot and Lowes. Meribel is comprised entirely of 2-story styled townhomes each with a private entryway and one car garage. Features and upgrades could include: 9 foot (0 comments)
Schaumburg Illinois - Where to recycle batteries and CFL Bulbs? - 05/31/09 02:01 PM
CFL Bulb and Household Battery Drop Off Program Residents should not dispose of Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs and household batteries in the garbage for environmental reasons. Mercury from the bulbs and toxic chemicals from the batteries can leak into the ground, contaminating the water supply. The village now provides two drop off sites for the residents of Schaumburg.
Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center 101 Schaumburg Court Hours: 8am-6pm
Engineering and Public Works Facility 714 S. Plum Grove Road Hours: 8am-4pm (2 comments)
Septemberfest - Schaumburg Illinois - September 5,6,7th 2009 - 05/30/09 09:41 PM
Septemberfest 2009 is Coming Soon! Septemberfest 2009 "Schaumburg Celebrates Abraham Lincoln" will be held on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center on September 5, 6, & 7 2009. The event will feature an arts & crafts show, bingo, carnival, local and national entertainment on three stages, Taste of Schaumburg (food!), fireworks, Labor Day parade, Not-for-Profit Day, Miss Septemberfest competition, and free shuttle service from multiple Schaumburg locations. The website (www.septemberfest.org) is updated as information becomes available. Look for the actual Septemberfest program in the upcoming fall edition of the Cracker Barrel Newsletter. It is anticipated that up to 250,000 (2 comments)
Schaumburg Illinois - RE/MAX Suburban and Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 - 05/30/09 04:26 PM
RE/MAX Suburban Ranks Among Nation’s Most Productive 500 Lyn Sims, broker associate at RE/MAX Suburban located in Schaumburg Illinois is proud to be affiliated with one of the top RE/MAX Brokerage Firms as ranked in the 2009 Real Trends 500. This award is a NATIONAL RANKING of the top 500 leading real estate offices in the nation.
Call Lyn today for selling your home or purchasing a home in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs near Schaumburg. With her 25 years of experience and her affiliation with a top nationally ranked company for the last 20 years - she'll get the (0 comments)
Oh No ..... not Zillow! - 05/28/09 05:06 PM
Oh No ..... not Zillow! One of my past clients recently was called into his investment brokers office to go over his account and obviously make any future battle plans that were necessary. This has been a trying time for anyone with any kind of investments and offering a shoulder to cry on was the actual topic of the meeting. After going thru all the various accounts, the planner came to the 'real estate portion' of the program and gave my client the value of his home. $209,000 ..... REALLY? My client asked 'how do you know what the value of (11 comments)
Tinker Bell the 5 lb Chihuahua - 05/28/09 01:20 PM
Had to pass along this great story about 'Tinker Bell' the 5 lb. Chihuahua belonging to Dorothy Utley of Michigan. Poor Tinker Bell was lifted up into the sky by a violent storm and carried away. After a fruitless, two-day search, a pet psychic told Dorothy Utley to go to a wooded area a mile away, where she found the very hungry but frantically happy dog! Is that a crazy story or what? And I'll just throw in the the moral of the story: don't let your dog watch 'Wizard of Oz' in a storm!
The most common buyer question that I receive is when the roof is around 15 years old in our Chicago Area. The roof is looking a little ‘worn’ and sometimes depending on the color – a little beat up! Think of all that rain and snow falling on your (29 comments)
Lexington Green - Schaumburg Illinois - Market Update April 2009 - 05/22/09 11:50 AM
Lexington Green - Schaumburg IL I have a lot of buyers in the Schaumburg Area ask me 'What is a coach home or a manor home anyway'? It all started with Lexington Builders on the eastern edge of Schaumburg somewhere around 30 years ago. A 'Coach Home' is simply a different name for a 'quad' or group of 4 homes put together. In the coach home layout there are 2 homes on the 1st floor and 2 homes on the 2nd floor. Then 2 of these groups of 4 are put together for a total of 8 and 'voila' the coach home! (0 comments)
BARTLETT ILLINOIS - $299,900 BEST WOODED VIEW - BASEMENT - 05/21/09 05:25 PM
UNBELIEVABLE VIEW - BASEMENT - HARDWOOD FLOORS - END UNIT - MASTER SUITE - 9 FT CEILINGSLocation: FOREST RIDGE NEAR VILLA OLIVIAThis is the biggest and best available! Newer end unit townhome near Villa Olivia with full basement and 2 car garage. Super square footage, hardwood floors, neutral carpeting, 9 foot ceilings on 1st floor, 3 panel doors. 3BR's, 2.5BA's, Loft or Den, Formal Dinrm for entertaining in Greatroom area. Cozy fireplace too. Master Suite has luxury bath upgrade and walk-in closet. Backs to tree lined area with private patio to watch deer. Come see our 'WOW FACTOR'.This is the lowest (2 comments)
Lyn Sims - 20 Years with RE/MAX - 05/20/09 12:50 PM
Lyn Sims - Successes and Milestones! Lyn is pleased to announce that she has been with RE/MAX Suburban for 20 years in May 2009! If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, give Lyn a call. You will value her experience and the ability to get the job done so you can be on your way to your new location!
Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 at RE/MAX Suburban
I proudly serve and sell real estate in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. If you are thinking about purchasing or (4 comments)
I proudly serve and sell real estate in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. If you are thinking about purchasing or selling your home in the communities of Itasca, Roselle, Medinah, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Streamwood, Elgin, South Elgin, St. Charlesand more (3 comments)
Schaumburg Homes - Search the MLS - Helpful Real Estate Website - 05/18/09 01:08 PM
Looking for a helpful real estate website? My comprehensive real estate site offers tons of helpful information no matter how many times you've moved! First time buyers Complete MLS listing search Complete Foreclosure search from RealtyTrac - FREE Staging your home Mortgage Calculator Home inspection Mortgages Home Warranty Info Virtual tours, photos, widgets, interactive flyers Curb appeal Residential Styles Village Information School Information - IL State Board of Education School Listings Metra Information Census and Demographic Info by Zip Code Real Estate Dictionary Mortgage Terms Dictionary
Dan 'the man' (no last name or location) decided to write a post and comments on Karen Parson-Fiddler's recent AR feature on 'Anti-Realtors, why don't they blame the pool guy'. Having an opposing view is obviously not a popular choice, but Dan went out of his way to Realtor bash in his post. It seems that Dan blames all Realtors and attached cohorts for the current housing crisis.
I would like to answer Dan and some of his allegations in his post of April 28, 2009.
Dear Dan: My answer to your post along with (6 comments)
Tips for buying a foreclosure - A very common misconception about purchasing a foreclosed property. - 05/15/09 03:19 PM
This is another valuable post/article that I would like my readership to have. It is from a very knowledge gentlemen and top producer named Richard Weisser who works in Georgia. I couldn't have said anything better myself so I would love to present his post in it's entirety. There has been such a tremendous interest in REO's (Real Estate Owned Homes) and Foreclosures that I wanted you to be totally informed. Armed with great information you can decide if a foreclosure is right for you. This post should precede my post "The Princess and the Foreclosure".
Via Richard Weisser Coweta Fayette Real Estate (0 comments)
Buying a Bank Owned Home - the REO - 05/15/09 02:49 PM
Lately with all the media flurry about REO's (Real Estate Owned Properties) and Foreclosures I wanted to send my readers some really good basic tips on buying one of these beauties for themselves. Tips on what you should know and just common sense advice on the procedure. Everyone wants one - but is it really a good idea for you? This post is from a very knowledgeable gentlemen and top producer in the Massachusetts area named Bill Gassett. Since I couldn't explain it any better - I will present his post as one of the best examples I could find on the subject. (2 comments)
Schaumburg Township - Senior Freeze and Senior Exemptions - 05/15/09 02:33 PM
Good news for seniors in Schaumburg Township and Cook County! Senior Freeze Beginning in the tax year 2008, the total household gross income for the Senior Freeze increased to $55,000. Also, the Senior Exemption amount will increase from $3500 to $4000 which translates to an approximate savings of $200. Both of these changes are new State Statutes that were passed in 2008. These changes will be reflected on the 2nd installment of your 2009 tax bill. According to the Assessors Office: “Qualified senior citizens can apply for a freeze of the assessed value of their property. Over time, in many (2 comments)
The Princess and the Foreclosure - 05/15/09 11:12 AM
The Princess and the Foreclosure The story begins in a far away place called the 'Northwest Suburbs of Chicago' just down the street from a great cul-de-sac called 'Never never land' (and not Michael Jackson's place). It's a story about a girl, a Princess actually, trying to buy her first home and having totally unrealistic expectations as to what will occur. The Princess is just beginning her chosen career and just can't afford too much at this juncture. But even though her pocketbook is less than full - her expectations are that of Beverly Hills! The Princess is prequalified by her trustworthy (2 comments)
You gotta have a sense of humor right? - 05/13/09 11:47 AM
You just gotta have a sense of humor on some things! But something that my secretary said the other day made me think? You don't really think that buyers will not know that this is a joke about Air Force One last week doing a fly over in New York? Well, maybe not! Here was her comment 'Hey, how did you get that picture with that plane so low'. I noticed it in the tour right away. Yes I also put the pic in the virtual tour to see if anyone would notice! The seller laughed his head off and thought (10 comments)
This post actually began last month with what I call the ‘Panic Peddling Newsletter’ from RealtyTrac regarding foreclosures across the U.S. I posted that info on my blog and then I began to wonder about the validity of their figures. Great! I started to do a little investigational research and got side tracked as we all do with other business. Then the ‘Panic Peddler’ arrived again for March with the 1st quarter statistics. According to RealtyTrac's numbers, Illinois is 5th in the nation for foreclosures.
Wonder how RealtyTrac validates itself and (5 comments)
OH NO, Here comes Toto! - 05/04/09 07:00 PM
OH NO, here comes Toto! This weekend here in Illinois we had really great weather so we decided to take the dog for a walk in the local forest preserve called Mallard Lake. Very nice area with ponds, trails, etc. We were enjoying ourselves on the final leg of our walk when around the bend - here comes 'Toto'. I am really bad at remembering dog breed names and this dog was headed straight at us on our left at a pretty good clip. What was strange was obvious - he or she was alone! No owner anywhere around. I was (4 comments)
Title Insurance Fees - How much? - 05/01/09 04:52 PM
Wow, have you been asleep at the wheel too? I am talking about the outrageous increases in Title Insurance in my area! Someone at the office was kind enough to send me some updated info from our local 'Behemoth' title insurance company (CT&T) and my eyeballs almost popped out of my head. Have you noticed this too in your area? $200,000 coverage was $885.00 and is now ..... $1095. That's around a 24% increase! $500,000 coverage was $1,335.00 and is now ..... $1695. Residential Closing Fees (aka the closing table to use with pens included, very nice chairs at no (11 comments)
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