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By Eric Egeland, SFR, e-PRO, CDPE
(RE/MAX SUBURBAN)
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    http://www.chicagolandhomeseller.com/MRD9085421 EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR 3 BED REO ON 2+ ACRES. HUGE SECLUDED LOT W/ MATURE TREES. GREAT LAYOUT. LIVING AREA W/ VAULTED CEILINGS, FIREPLACE & HARDWOOD FLOORS. ALL NEW STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN APPLIANCES. FRESHLY PAINTED INTERIOR W/ NEW CARPET T...

By Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, RAA
(PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy)
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For the most part home prices are on the rise on a national perspective.  Just last week the National Association of Realtors, NAR, reported that the average home price rose 10% to $180,000. This reflects 4th quarter to 4th quarter in 2011 to 2012. NAR compared 152 markets in the US.  In the 4th ...

By Rich Ranft, CAI, GPPA, AARE
(United Country - Beloit Auction & Realty Inc.)
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Is it a Good Idea to Bid Online in an Illinois Real Estate Auction? Over the past few years, real estate auctions online have really taken hold and have become much more mainstream. Though real estate auctions generally became popular due to the large amount of foreclosures that have gone on over...

By Rich Ranft, CAI, GPPA, AARE
(United Country - Beloit Auction & Realty Inc.)
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How to Buy Property at Illinois Real Estate Auctions If you have a bit of money on hand and want to invest in real estate, one of the best things you can do is to consider buying from Illinois real estate auctions. There are several wonderful real estate auction companies in Illinois that are exc...

By Maria Haun, ABR, CNE
(Keller Williams Realty Signature)
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Attention prospective home buyers and sellers! Rockford Area Realtors in cooperation with the City of Rockford present the 2011 Real Estate Boot Camp - an indispensable informational event for buyers and sellers looking to make the right move in the current economy! WIN A HOME! Get a free chance ...

By Maria Haun, ABR, CNE
(Keller Williams Realty Signature)
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Took a client out last week to show houses and we found a great one for his low price range.  It was in great shape for being priced at $54,900.  He could move right in without having to do really anything to the property.  I told him if he is even the least bit interested he should jump on it be...

By Maria Haun, ABR, CNE
(Keller Williams Realty Signature)
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According to 2010 census data released, Rockford is holding onto the spot as Illinois' third largest city. Unless a population boom is in our future, there are several cities poised to pass us.  Some are thinking Elgin will be the next to pass us, but it may take them 10 years to do so.  Their po...

By Rob Kleinschmidt
(Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspections)
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Here I am being recognized at our January national conference for performing over 1000 inspections in the past 3 years.  While the markets in our area are down over 30% in recently, we are going strong and building for the future!   Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspections provides top-rate h...

By Maria Haun, ABR, CNE
(Keller Williams Realty Signature)
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Is the market really down..or is it that there are just overpriced homes that need work out there?  I took my client out on showing a couple weeks ago and as i was getting ready to leave I thought I would take a quick look to see if there were any more listings that she may like...well there was ...

By James Frazier
(James Frazier Personal Development Coach)
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OK, I am no financial wizard but then those guys don't seem to be very effective anyway so I thought I would share an idea I have that might help anyone as well as stimulate our failing economy. While many people may be wondering whether to put their money into gold as a hedge against the crashin...

By Maria Haun, ABR, CNE
(Keller Williams Realty Signature)
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The ADDI Program provides six percent (6%) of the purchase price to be used as downpayment and/or closing cost assistance. The funding is provided as a five (5) year forgivable mortgage loan.  As long as the loan terms are met, no payments are required. • Applicant must be a first-time homebuyer ...

By Maria Haun, ABR, CNE
(Keller Williams Realty Signature)
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Until the market gets better to sell!  I was talking with a woman the other day at a party and of course she asked me how I thought the market was.  I told her for me it was going well.  This summer has been fantastic and will, cross-my-fingers, keep going!  I explained to her that homes are sell...

By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Coaching Whether you are new to the business or an experienced pro, coac...

By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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                                                      Selecting a home is not a logical undertaking for most buyers. Most buyers are very swayed by the initial emotions they feel when they first walk through the door of a potential new home. Almost instantly, the home either feels right or feels ...

By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
Comments 4
  We've all been told over and over which foods are good for us? Which ones provide these vitamins? and those are lacking in that vitamin. Perhaps you've NEVER heard "STORIES OF THE HEART" told in quite this manner before!                                                       FINALLY, even in the...

By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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               As an experienced real estate professional; I know that some "TRUTHS ARE SELF-EVIDENT............"  FEAR....its PARALYZING ; if you succomb to its power ( I've seen it so debilitating FEAR can  stop even a 280lb Football running back......dead in his tracks! If you allow it to beco...

By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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We are indeed fortunate to be called home to the historical and restored: Tinker Swiss Cottage, Barn, Museum and Gardens. WHO ARE THE TINKER'S? Robert H. Tinker (1836-1924)In 1856 Robert Tinker came to Rockford to work for the Manny Reaper Company. Rockford quickly became his home and over the y...

By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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                FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE EMPHASIZING the HUGE IMPORTANCE OF CURB APPEAL        This is our home (that we currently live in, while we are rehabbing it.) As you can see when we purchased this 4 bdrm,2 ba,3 car garage in July of 2006; it was not a "vision" in the least bit.  As a season...

By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
Comments 2
   Illinois' Rockford Region Has Big-City StyleWithout the Hassle & High Prices!Illinois' Rockford Region is just a hop, skip and jump from Chicago's hustle and bustle - in the rolling, beautiful hills of Northern Illinois. When it comes to size, we're a Big City. When it comes to low-cost, no-ha...

By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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     Illinois' Rockford Region Has Big-City StyleWithout the Hassle & High Prices!Illinois' Rockford Region is just a hop, skip and jump from Chicago's hustle and bustle - in the rolling, beautiful hills of Northern Illinois. When it comes to size, we're a Big City. When it comes to low-cost, no-...

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