persistence: Illinois Housing Market Facts....Statewide Statistics. - 10/31/10 01:38 AM
 
 
Record low mortgage interest rates and even more affordable home prices contributed to helping purchasers of Chicago-land real estate in September, although the Illinois housing market remains restrained after the home buyer tax credit ended. Stable and robust signals from the economy are needed in the areas of employment still, which will result in improved consumer confidence.
According to the Illinois Association of REALTORS® latest announcement, statewide total home sales (which include single-family and condominiums) in September 2010 was just over 8,000, which was down about 5 percent from August’s approximately 8,400 home sales; year-over-year for the month of … (0 comments)

persistence: Sabbath Gleanings...... staying the course... NO MATTER WHAT.... =-) - 08/01/10 08:47 AM

 

How many times have you read the storys of the fathers of the faith in the bible ~~~ apostles, kings, and prophets all having to "go the distance" before they received what the Lord God wanted them to recieve?
What did you think when you were reading those storys?
I hope THAT doesn't happen to me...... I would not be able to go through THAT...... Why isn't life easier to get through....? Why does God let those things happen?  
 
 
 
 
Those are some of the things I have heard mermered in bible study classes … (6 comments)

persistence: Sabbath Gleanings......... I am getting back into the swing of things slowly... - 07/21/10 12:55 PM

 
 
 
 
After writing a comment on Sara Washburns Facebook page about Christianity yesterday, I suddenly felt more renewed to post here in ActiveRain.
To be frank I am still getting my feet wet around here and even though my posts are getting better statistics, I stillfeel like a new born puppy learning to sniff around again.
Please be patient with me while I find my blogging legs again. I promise my blogs will continue to get better as time goes on. I have heard it written and said that practice makes perfect. My blogs will NOT be … (2 comments)

persistence: Sabbath Gleanings......... are you a person of your word?? - 07/10/10 08:06 AM
Hello there everyone!!
After having the home I live in get sideswiped by a tornado, I am back. God was good to me in that even though our internet connection got interuppted, the home was not touched and we were all safe. We have such a wonderful Creator in and though our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus)!!
This weeks Sabbath Gleanings is about backing up your promises with actions.
Yeshua (Jesus) said we are to love one another. He then describes what that love is. According to Yeshua (Jesus), to love your neighbor means that you walk in His holy (set apart) commandments … (7 comments)

persistence: Little one... we are not in Kansas anymore...... ;-) - 07/07/10 01:35 AM
 
Hello everyone.....
I have been gone for this past week because the home I am living in got sideswiped by a tornado!!!
Part of the backyard fence is gone in one section, and a tree fell from the next door neighboirs yard and destroyed fencing in the back of the garage in another section.
A LOT of trees in the city got either uprooted, or LARGE branches got torn off and THROWN many feet across the roads and onto roofs of other homes.
Thank the Lord our Creator, our home did not get hit at all !!!
I do not … (7 comments)

persistence: Sabbath Gleanings.... the power of an example, for good or bad..... =-O - 06/19/10 02:29 PM
Well I have not delivered the post on a Saturday and as far as I know I have skipped a week. I am soooo human and have so many faults.
I know you all forgive me and some of you were even praying for me because you were wondering "what was going on with Alex."
Well, I am still here..... hehehehehe ...... no worries about that!!And I THANK YOU for your prayers, those of you who did.....
I am going to be talking about the power of a good and a bad example and what either of them can do in … (1 comments)

persistence: Sabbath Gleanings.... how to keep a brokerage or a real estate team healthy.... - 06/07/10 05:20 AM
 
This weeks Sabbath Gleanings is taken from the situation of the children of Israel and Moses when a bunch of disgruntled men banded together to split the congregation:
 
"Now Korah the son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men....." (Read the whole story HERE)
Fighting against leadership can spread like wild fire through an organization. This happens because the people in the group trying to destroy the leadership feel so strongly about what they are doing. They work extra … (5 comments)

persistence: Sabbath Gleanings....... are you looking at the wrong thing(s)? - 06/01/10 12:20 PM
This is the first of my series and I am so sorry I did not get it to you on Saturday, as I told you I would.
I AM glad I did say that scheduling permitting I would get these posts out and I DID have scheduling issies.
Without further ado, here we go......
Here is the subject verse for this post:
"How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they are making against Me. "(Numbers 14:27)
 
This after the spies had come … (4 comments)

persistence: A new series coming...... "Sabbath Gleanings".... a Hebrew perspective... - 05/15/10 08:16 AM

 
 
In my walk with our divine Creator and His Son, our blessed Messiah, Jesus ("Yeshua" in Hebrew) since 1980, I have been changed in so many ways it is hard to describe everything that has happened to me.
One thing that I CAN say and describe that has happened to me is I was changed from a Greek or gentile way of thinking, to a progressively Hebrew one.
Jesus was Hebrew, and what better way to understand the things He said and taught, than studying the Hebrew way of life and thought.
On Saturdays, scheduling permitting, I will … (5 comments)

persistence: Christianity and real Estate..... How are we to approach those not like us? - 04/24/10 01:18 PM
 
In the past months I have struggled with several things:
The almost total demise of my real estate marketing. Having to relocate to a new state, where I only knew one person. Leaving most of my possesions in Florida, where I was living. Having to depend on public transportation in the state I live in. Not having a place to call my own to live in. Along with these seemingly difficult circumstances, I have found a new lease on life in other areas:
Getting to know new people at a church I found to worship at. Working at a place … (16 comments)

persistence: .... I'll Be Back ..... - 04/10/10 04:00 AM
Just to let everyone know, I am going to be coming back and posting regularly again.
I will be starting a series on what it means to be a Christian real estate agent from the perspective of our relationship to our Creator in His son, our Messiah, Jesus.
This will not be just about doing what is right, BUT having the right heart and relationship in our Messiah Jesus' sight.
It will be loosely associated with several books I have read in the past years AND from my own personal experiences.
The series will have numerous biblical references, so you can … (9 comments)

persistence: I would like you guys to pray for me..... about full time Ministry.... - 04/02/10 07:05 PM
For a LONG time in my Christian life I had felt a call to the Ministry.
Then after 10 years I became a licensed Minister with the Church of God, a Pentecostal denomination akin to the Assemblies of God.
After 15 years being licensed and seeing all the things associated with Ministry and seeing things behind the scenes in churches, I gave up my Ministerial license to hopefully go do the things I KNEW were good to do.
No more dealing with the perceptions I had. Growing up and dealing with long hidden family secrets that kept pulling me in wrong … (13 comments)

persistence: Christianity and Real Estate ~~~ What happens when you trust God... - 01/18/10 02:29 AM
As many of you might know, I went through a REALLY tough time in the past 8 months.
For 5 months I did not have income that paid my bills. I had to sell my car because I did not have the money to get it fixed. I lived from hand to mouth for all this time, not knowingwhere my next meal would be coming from and livingdependent on the generosity of others. In all this time I never went homeless. I always had a place tosleep.
My faith went through an incredible transformation, though.
God kept whispering in my ear … (30 comments)

persistence: Christianity and Real Estate ~~~~ 1400 members and still going strong!!!!! - 01/02/10 08:49 AM
 
This is a milestone in our groups history and one I was not sure would come...
We have now over 1400 members in "Christianity and Real Estate", the largest group in ActiveRain for those who are real estate professionals and are Christiansin practice for their lives.
This group started on 01/25/2007, after a prompting from God to me.
I felt ActiveRain needed a group that was a place where real estate professionals who were active Christians couldgo to encourage, build up and pray for each other.
As a result we were attacked almost immeadiately byathiests who screamed "Fair Housing rules" to … (4 comments)

persistence: Chicago Area Real Estate Happenings ~~~ Interactive Chicago map of Homes for sale for $150,000 to $200,000 ~~ FORCLOSURES! - 12/23/09 09:23 AM

 
Here is another of my "Interactive Map of Homes for Sale in the Chicago area".
These homes are ALL in foreclosure with asking price ranged from $150,000 to $200,000.
Can you imagine how much a DEAL some of these homes are?
Just from a buyers perspective, some of these homes would be like stealing candy at a convenient store.
 
Please remember this:
MOST of these homes were worth MORE than TWICE their asking prices 3-5 years ago.
There are literally HUNDREDS of homes on this interactive map for the choosing!! If you have any questions about a particular … (6 comments)

persistence: Chicago Area Real Estate Happenings ~~~ Interactive Chicago map of Homes for sale for $100,000 to $150,000 ~~ FORCLOSURES! - 12/14/09 10:10 AM
 
Here is another interactive map of homes for sale in the Chicago area priced at $100,000 to $150,000. All these homes on this map are in foreclosure and there are great deals out there. If you are looking for a GREAT deal on a home, let The Knights Team ReferralGroup help you all the way from beginning to end.
If you are wanting to invest in property and are not afraidof putting in some seat equity, there are homes out therethat will yield large profits upon selling, after renovation.
We also have a group of investors that we can market … (8 comments)

persistence: Chicago Area Real Estate Happenings ~~~ Interactive Chicago map of Homes for sale for $50,000 to $100,000 ~~ FORCLOSURES! - 12/12/09 05:11 AM

Here is interactive map number 6 of homes for sale in the Chicago area.
This map is for homes priced between $50,000 and $100,000.
Every single one of the homes in this map are in foreclosure.You can get a GREAT deal and help someone get out from under a great financial burden.
If you are an investor and you are looking for a steal of a deal,this map will help you see what is out there.
Come and see us at The Knights Team Referral Group for all your real estate needs.
Investing Residential Commercial Vacant land When you are … (6 comments)

persistence: Chicago Area Real Estate Happenings ~~~ Interactive Chicago map of Homes for sale for less than $50,000 ~~ FORECLOSURES! - 12/12/09 04:57 AM
 
Oh my goodness........... this is my 5th map in my series of homes for sale in the Chicago area.
This interactive map is for homes priced less than $50,000 that are in foreclosure.
If you are an investor and you are looking for a steal of a deal,this map will help you see what is out there.
Come and see us at The Knights Team Referral Group for all your real estate needs.
Investing Residential Commercial Vacant land When you are looking for more information on any of these properties, just e-mail us or call us.
 
 
 
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persistence: Chicago Area Real Estate Happenings ~~~ Interactive map of homes for 150,000 to 200,000 ! - 12/11/09 04:21 AM

 
 
This is the fourth map in my series of homes in the Chicago area for sale. This interactive map will list homes for sale in the range of $150,000 to $200,000.
Remember, all these homes were selling for almost DOUBLE the current asking price 3 years ago.
Just think, you could be buying a home for $150,000 that was worth almost $300,000 3 years ago!!!
The first time buyers credit of $8000 has been extended AND if you are buying a home that is a MOVE up home, the credit will be $6,500 dollars.
 
If you … (4 comments)

persistence: Chicago Area Real Estate Happenings ~~~ Interactive map of homes for 100,000 to 150,000 ! - 12/10/09 09:07 AM
 

 
Since I made the first two maps in this series, I figured I would make another interactive map of homes for sale in the Chicago area in the $100,000 to $150,000 range.
Tomorrow I willl be posting another set of maps for your information.
We invite all owners, buyers, sellers, and investors of South Suburban Chicago, Illinois and Indiana homes for sale or rent, to search our real estate webpages for all your needs.
View Larger Map … (4 comments)