realtybob: JUST RELEASED-LATEST NORTHWEST SUBURBAN REALTOR MARKET SHARE GRAPHS FOR YOUR COMPARISON - 02/11/10 04:12 AM
 
When it is time to sell or buy a home, use an experienced Re/Max Realtor.
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realtybob: JUST RELEASED-LATEST DUPAGE COUNTY REALTOR MARKET SHARE GRAPHS FOR YOUR COMPARISON - 02/11/10 04:07 AM
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realtybob: JUST RELEASED-THE LATEST REALTOR MARKET SHARE GRAPHS FOR KANE COUNTY - 02/11/10 04:01 AM
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realtybob: BARRINGTON AREA REALTOR MARKET SHARE GRAPHS FOR COMPARISON - 02/11/10 03:55 AM
The latest data has just been released for your information.
Barrington Area (10)
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realtybob: REMAX IS SELLING HOMES AND IS NUMBER 1 IN SCHAUMBURG AND THE NORTHWEST SUBURBS AGAIN - 02/09/10 04:17 AM
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realtybob: NEW 2010 FHA MORTGAGE CHANGES FROM HUD-STILL A GREAT WAY TO BUY.... - 01/22/10 08:51 AM
HUD NEWS
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Shaun Donovan, Secretary
Office of Public Affairs, Washington , DC 20410
HUD No. 10-016 FOR RELEASE
Melanie Roussell Wednesday
http://www.hud.gov/news/index.cfm
 
FHA Announces Policy Changes to Address Risk and Strengthen Finances
New Measures Will Help FHA Better Manage Risk, While Maintaining Support for the Housing Market and Access for Underserved Communities
WASHINGTON - Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner David Stevens today announced a set of policy changes to strengthen the FHA's capital reserves, while enabling the agency to continue to fulfill its mission to provide access to homeownership … (0 comments)

realtybob: NEW FANNIE MAE GUIDELINES WITH STRICTER RATIOS MAY MAKE IT HARDER TO BUY YOUR NEXT HOME... - 12/16/09 02:32 AM
NEW FANNIE MAE GUIDELINES WITH STRICTER RATIOS-BUYING YOUR NEXT HOME MAY BE HARDER.
https://www.efanniemae.com/sf/guides/duguides/pdf/current/rndodu80.pdfHere are the new rules that lenders will be following on Fannie Mae loans.It is usually a great idea to get pre-qualified before you venture out to look into the cold to look at homes.For help with this or any home buying questions in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs like Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Streamwood, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Barrington, South Barrington, Elk Grove, Dundee, Palatine and surrounding areas-just give me a call or email.....    bob@realtybob.com   or 847-230-7303  and I will put my 25 years Realtor experience to work for … (0 comments)

realtybob: Housing market stabilizing, according to Fed Chairman at May 5th meeting - 05/06/09 04:33 AM
The housing market, which has been in decline for three years, has also shown some signs of bottoming. Sales of existing homes have been fairly stable since late last year, and sales of new homes have firmed a bit recently, though both remain at depressed levels. Although some of the boost to sales in the market for existing homes is likely coming from foreclosure-related transactions, the increased affordability of homes appears to be contributing more broadly to the steadying in the demand for housing. In particular, the average interest rate on conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgages has dropped almost 1-3/4 percentage points … (0 comments)

realtybob: FHA raise limits on financing in the Chicagoland Area - 02/27/09 05:31 AM
A bit of good news for low-down payment financing.  FHA requires 3.5% down, and that can be a gift.  
 
   The revised 2009 limits for the Chicago MSA are as follows:
 
      One-Unit:   $410,000
      Two-Unit:   $524,850
      Three-Unit: $634,450
      Four-Unit:  $788,450
 
 
 
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realtybob: Fantastic Home Deals-Low Mortgage Rates-Homebuyer's Credits-Lots of Choices! - 12/30/08 08:42 AM
This is probably the best Homebuyer's Market we have ever seen!
First-time homebuyers can get a $7,500 tax credit   
Who is eligible?
•·                     All US Citizens who file taxes and are first-time homebuyers
 
Income Limits:
•·                     Homebuyers who file as single or head-of-household taxpayers can claim the full $7,500 credit if their modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than $75,000.  If you earned between $75,000 and $95,000, you are eligible to receive a partial tax credit
 
•·                     For married couples filing a joint return, the income limit doubles to $150,000.  If you earned between $150,000 and $170,000, you … (0 comments)

realtybob: Schaumburg Waterfront Homes to Enjoy! Live your Dream! Vacation at Home! - 12/22/08 05:17 AM
Click here to see the Schaumburg Waterfront/Waterview homes. Call me if you wish to schedule a personalized viewing or if you have any real estate questions. I have been a Schaumburg Realtor for 24 years and am an Accredited Buyer's Representitive.  http://mredllc-pdf.connectmls.com/servlet/PdfDownload?pdfFile=report-2a0dada74.pdf
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realtybob: Streamwood Homes Avoid Foreclosure-SLMP-Streamlined Loan Modification Program - 12/16/08 07:50 AM
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE STREAMLINED MODIFICATION PROGRAM
Q: What is a modification?


A: A modification is a change to the original mortgage terms. It may include a change to the product (an ARM to a fixed rate mortgage), interest rate, amortization term and maturity date, and/or unpaid principal balance. The change/s is made to create a more affordable payment for the borrower.
Q: What is a streamlined modification?


A: A streamlined modification is a modification that requires less documentation and less processing. In this case, the streamlined modification seeks to create a monthly mortgage payment that … (0 comments)

realtybob: SLMP-Streamlined Loan Modification Program-Questions and Answers - 12/16/08 07:47 AM
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE STREAMLINED MODIFICATION PROGRAM
Q: What is a modification?


A: A modification is a change to the original mortgage terms. It may include a change to the product (an ARM to a fixed rate mortgage), interest rate, amortization term and maturity date, and/or unpaid principal balance. The change/s is made to create a more affordable payment for the borrower.
Q: What is a streamlined modification?


A: A streamlined modification is a modification that requires less documentation and less processing. In this case, the streamlined modification seeks to create a monthly mortgage payment that … (0 comments)

realtybob: BARRINGTON AREA REAL ESTATE MARKET SALES DATA FROM THE LAST 12 MONTHS - 12/08/08 04:15 AM
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realtybob: Hoffman Estates Real Estate Sales Data from the Last 12 Months - 12/06/08 07:57 AM
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realtybob: Schaumburg Real Estate Market Statistics over the last 12 Months - 12/06/08 07:29 AM
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realtybob: Chicago Sports Teams and Schaumburg Flyers - 12/04/08 08:19 AM
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realtybob: Chicago Sports Teams and Schaumburg Flyers - 12/04/08 08:17 AM
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realtybob: Chicago Sports Teams and Schaumburg Flyers - 12/04/08 08:16 AM
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realtybob: Schaumburg tax bills go down on many homes! - 10/13/08 09:08 AM
My own and many of my clients Schaumburg tax bills have gone down from the 2006 bill for the latest 2007 tax bill, due on November 3, 2008. Mine went down about 7%. The school districts came in much lower than last year, as well as several other municipal taxing bodies. Since it was a tri-ennial reassessment year, we were all expecting major increases. What a nice surprise and what a great Village to live in! Be sure to make sure you are getting the homeowners exemption, if you lived in the house on Jan 1st of that tax year. You … (0 comments)

 
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