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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Spring is on its Way to Champaign-Urbana IL - 03/17/11 04:38 PM
Spring is on its Way to Champaign-Urbana IL Sure signs of spring are beginning to appear all over Champaign-Urbana IL. In fact, the picture here is of a little bundle of flowers that recently popped up in my backyard! Soon enough we'll be spending our Saturday mornings tending to our lawns and gardens, and luckily, several events have been planned here in Champaign-Urbana over the coming month or so to help residents prepare for and welcome in the new spring season... Spring Leaf Collection: The city of Urbana will be collecting leaves during the weeks of April 11-15 and April 25-29 (2 comments)
How to Buy a Home: A First-Time Home Buyer's Guide, Part 6 - 03/15/11 04:36 PM
How to Buy a Home: A First-Time Home Buyer's Guide, Part 6 Part 6: Closing This, my friends, is the final chapter of becoming a homeowner! Let’s recap, shall we? You began the process by finding a reputable real estate agent to work with, and then you spent some time working with your lender to get your preapproval letter for your loan. From there, you and your agent went on the hunt looking for your dream home until you found… “The One”!!! Armed with your preapproval letter, you wrote a strong offer. After a bit of negotiating, you and the seller (2 comments)
Champaign County IL Real Estate Market Report, February 2011 - 03/07/11 07:47 PM
Champaign County IL Real Estate Market Report, February 2011 February 2011 Residential Sales Information Compared to February 2010 The following real estate market information concerns only residential sales in greater Champaign County, IL and includes houses, condos, co-ops, and zerolots. February 2011 Closed Sales Statistics: 115 units sold $124,831 average sale price 95.1% sale-to-list price ratio 123 average days on the market February 2010 Closed Sales Statistics: 106 units sold $116,450 average sale price 95.0% sale-to-list price ratio 98 average days on the market What's going on in our Champaign IL real estate market? The number of sales are (2 comments)
An Active Rain Challenge Pushed Me Over the Hill! - 03/07/11 03:09 PM
An Active Rain Challenge Pushed Me Over the Hill! Today when I woke up I had right around 98,000 points here on Active Rain and just a few moments ago that number shot up and over 100,000! How did I earn so many points so quickly, you might be asking? Well, I participated in an Active Rain challenge and was finally awarded those 2,500 points today…that’s how! Sure, I know some of you fellow Rainers out there aren’t crazy about these Active Rain challenges, but I’m all in favor. Everyone needs a boost now and then, and that’s exactly what (8 comments)
How to Buy a Home: A First-Time Home Buyer's Guide, Part 5 - 03/04/11 05:52 PM
How to Buy a Home: A First-Time Home Buyer's Guide, Part 5 In case you're just tuning in, here are the links to parts 1 through 4: Part 1- Finding a Real Estate Agent to Represent YOU Part 2- Getting Pre-Approved for a Loan Part 3- Finding Your Dream Home Part 4- Making an Offer
Part 5: Under Contract- It’s Where the Real Work Begins Many times, people think that the most difficult part of buying a home is finding the right house. If only it were that simple! The real work begins when you’re “under contract," and it’s (3 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.