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Third Annual McHenry County Fair BBQ Cookoff Prize Purse Exceeds $700 McHenry County - BBQUERS start smokin'! The third annual McHenry County Fair BBQ Cookoff takes place Sunday August 3 at the fairgrounds in Woodstock. This year the Adult Class will cook Beef, Pork, and Poultry. Children ages 9-18 cook Hamburger, Chicken Leg, and Sausage. Children younger than 16 need to be supervised by an adult. Adult class prizes total over $550 in cash and prizes. Junior Class prizes total $150. To be eligible for Adult Class grand prizes, entrants must compete in all three classes. Deadline is July 31. Event organizers would like to (1 comments)
Chicagos 51st Annual Venetian Night & Fireworks Show - 07/17/08 07:56 AM
51st Annual Venetian Night Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:45pm - Dramatic re-enactment of air/sea rescue 8:25pm - Lima Lima (out of Naperville) flyover 8:30pm - Boat Parade 9:30pm - Fireworks Approximately 35 boats will be decorated with lights and props as they sail along beautiful Lake Michigan, between the Shedd Aquarium at Roosevelt Road and the Chicago Yacht Club at Monroe Street. People of all ages stake out spots along the lakefront as early as 9 a.m. to ensure a good view of the event. With an expected attendance of 675,000, public transportation, walking or biking to Venetian Night is suggested. (1 comments)
July 18th Lake In The Hills American Legion Meat Raffle - 07/15/08 10:38 AM
The Lake in the Hills American Legion Auxiliary is hosting it's 2nd Annual BBQ Meat Raffle on Friday, July 18th, 2008 starting at 7 pm at the Legion Post 1231 located at 1101 W. Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills. A large variety of meats ready for the grill are available to win! Ribs, Chops, Steaks, Chicken and Roasts too! Everyone is welcome to come join us. For further information, call (847) 658-2010 Hope to see you there! Vicki Watzlawick, Broker Owner, Exit Platinum Realty, LITH IL www.vickisdreamhomes.com (0 comments)
Cancer Benefit run for Gina Size July 26th - 07/13/08 12:46 PM
CHRISTMAS IN JULY (Sponsored by Miller Lite) Sondalles town pump, Montell Wisconsin. Lot's of bikers meeting at Joey Ds in Crystal Lake Illinois on Route 176, to enjoy the 3 hour ride up to Montello, stopping at the Broker Spoke in Darien Wisc, and also Whats The Point in Fort Atkinson. $10.00 donation gets u all the tap beer you can drink from 1 til 6PM. This event is sponsoired by Miller Lite! Raffles, Food, Music by Lori & Her Crazy DY Silent auctions at Yahooz, Tamberas and Jeff's Rivers Edge Keep the shiney side up guys and thanks for helping (7 comments)
Lake In The Hills Summer Concert Series-Beatle Band this week! - 07/13/08 11:17 AM
Summer Concert Series Pack a picnic and bring the family out for the 2nd Summer Concert at Village Hall on Wednesday, July 16th at 6:00pm. Stockwood, the World's Youngest Beatles Tribute Band. Formed in April of 2004, Stockwood started as an act for an elementary school talent show. At that time, much like the real Beatles, there were five musicians. Shortly thereafter, the fifth member left the group and the other four original members remain to this day. All members of Stockwood are excellent students and active in their respective churches. They also find time around their busy musical schedule to participate in (0 comments)
Algonquin/Lake In The Hills Life Jacket Loaner program - 07/13/08 08:43 AM
As many of us long time residents know, we have lost several lives to the mighty fast moving waters of our Fox River. SO kudos to the Algonquin/LITH fire department for coming up with this program" Need a Life Jacket? Call the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Department Spending the day down by the river? Hosting children on your boat? Having a pool party? Borrow a child's life jacket from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District! All residents of Lake in the Hills are encouraged to take part in the Life Jacket Loaner Program, a safety program designed (0 comments)
My Short Sale secret interview July 11th at 11:30 - 07/11/08 09:17 AM
I am soooo excited! I guess I've been doing so well at learning how to sell Short Sales succesfully that the Harris Real Estate University is going to call and interview me this morning at 11:30 Central time! If you want in on this free call and to learn some of my secrets use this link: Vickis Short Sales Secrets If you have questions, I think there might be time to ask them at the end of the call. Don't be shy, I am willing to share my knowledge to help all of you! Vicki Watzlawick, Broker Owner, CERTIFIED Short Sale Expert, (0 comments)
I LOVE bad news! - 07/11/08 08:44 AM
For all of you agents who haven't realized that this market is here to stay for a while, I urge you to read the following as posted TODAY on the front page of the Daily Herald: "The foreclosure problem is getting worse and will stay with us well into the next decade," said Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Economy.com. "The job market is eroding and homeowners have less equity. Lenders are much less willing to work with you if you've got negative equity, and you're more likely to give up your house if you're deeply under water." If you positioned yourself (10 comments)
Illinois foreclosures still way up! - 07/11/08 08:13 AM
FRONT PAGE OF THE DAILY HERALD! Significantly more Chicago area households received some type of foreclosure notice this June than last, suggesting the local foreclosure problem stands to get worse before it gets better. June foreclosure filings - including default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions - increased by 76 percent in Lake County, 53 percent in Cook County, 36 percent in McHenry County, 31 percent in Kane County and 30 percent in DuPage County compared with the same month a year earlier, according to statistics from RealtyTrac Inc. Statewide, June foreclosure filings increased by 42 percent over the previous (0 comments)
Agents Listing A Short Sale On Their Own Home - 07/10/08 08:23 AM
Agents Beware! The lender can take 100% of your commission and apply it to what's owed the lender if they catch you being the agent of your own Short Sale. Think about it. As the Seller you are not allowed to profit anything from a Short Sale, so why wouldn't the lender take the commissions if they were going to you? You are asking them to forgive tens of thousands of dollars in debt and you want to try and walk away with a few thousand of that? In my office, listing your own Short Sale is NOT allowed! Agents are too emotionally attached to (9 comments)
Buying property in Mexico FAQ - 07/06/08 09:32 PM
May an American buy property in Mexico?Yes, an American may buy property in Mexico; however, there are certain constraints. Under Mexican Law there exists a restricted zone which reaches inward from the borders (100 km) and the coastline (50 km).If so, How?In regard to owning property in the restricted area Mexican Law allows the foreigner two options: Through a Trust Agreement ("fideicomiso") or Through the incorporation of a Mexican company (for non-residential purposes) A trust agreement is made among the Seller/Trustor who places the property in a trust, a Mexican Bank (the trustee) who must request a permit from the Ministry (6 comments)
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