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Welcome to Champaign County’s Real Estate Blog! This blog will provide you with information, tips, trivia and general insight into the real estate market in Champaign.



While I've referenced it in another post, I have finally finished the whole book, "Your First Home, The Proven Path to Home Ownership".  The principles included really should be shared with anyone looking to buy a home, not just first-time home buyers.  One of the top articles that caught my eye ...
Yesterday morning I was up eating an early breakfast with Tessa, my 2 year old daughter. I started to think about my schedule for the day.  Who I was meeting, what listing appointments were coming up, homes I wanted to see in Urbana and different calls I had to make.  After realizing it would be...
 It's pretty tough to break this topic down to 4 basic tenants but the book "Your First Home, The Proven Path to Home Ownership" has made a very good effort.The "Rules" of real estate are always localThe best deals are usually win-win Price does not equal valueChoose with your heart and with your...
I have to admit that when I started in real estate I was very confused by a lot of the abbreviations I found in our local MLS.  I would see the showing instructions of "Call NAUKB, go show" on about every 4th listing and I wondered how Mr. NAUKB owned so many homes in our town.  I quickly learned...
If you hadn't already heard, KWRI put the location of next years convention up to a vote.  The choices were San Deigo, San Fransisco, Phoenix and Orlando.   From the title you've probably already guessed that Orlando is the winner.Looks like we'll get to spend a week in February of 09 in (hopeful...
Imagine if you will...You're browsing through the latest issue of your local homes magazine and spot your dream home.  The picture of the front of your new home looks immaculate.  The grass is the greenest you've ever seen, the landscaping is ideal!  You see the pictures of your perfect kitchen, ...
Sorry, It's SOLD!  Contact me for others like it.   Warm & inviting! Step inside and enjoy the warmth & character throughout this updated home. New in 2007; bamboo wood floor, crown molding & trim, complete bathroom update with marble tile, light fixtures, a new electrical panel and much more. Th...
Is Your Real Question, "Are Sunday afternoons for football, yard work, or selling homes?" The following questions (or some variation) on Open Houses come up during my appointments with home sellers almost every time.Will an Open House sell my home? Do you plan on hosting an Open House?Will you ha...

Mark Waldhoff

GRI, CRS - Champaign/Urbana, IL
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