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2010 

I think that we can all agree that short sales are here to stay.  You may not like them and perhaps you have been avoiding them but no matter how hard you try eventually you will be dragged into one either by a buyer that absolutely loves a house that is a short sale or a former client that needs...
10/28/2010
When I first started in the business I used to lose sleep the night before a closing...tossing and turning I thought about all the things that could go wrong.  I look back on those days and smile with nostalgia. Now I don't lose any sleep because I know that the chances of actually closing are ab...
10/28/2010
During last year's slow down I signed up to do BPO's with a few different vendors.  It provided some gas money and gave me additional experience in doing valuations in my local area.   I did a couple of BPO's for a company names EValuation Solutions early this spring and again in the summer and a...
10/26/2010
I have had to lower the price on several of my short sale listings due to lack of activity.  A couple have had offers which the banks in their almighty wisdom denied!  Now I understand that the bank does not want to lose a lot of money but with large inventories and everyone vying for a growing s...
10/20/2010
With a corner location and large deck this 3 bedroom townhome is looking for a new owner.  Lovingly maintained with warm contemporary colors you will enjoy making this your next home.  With a family room on the 1st level and main living area on the 2nd level you ae able to isolate your various ac...
10/20/2010
Earlier this year I wrote a post regarding a fellow Realtor making a moral judgment on one of the housing portals after I answered a question.  You can see my original post here!  This is a follow -up to that post. In September I closed on a home with the buyer that made the inquiry on Trulia.  H...
10/20/2010
Located close to an elementary and junior high, this 3 bedroom home with detached garage and partially finished basement is ready for its next owner.  Current owners hate to leave since they just finished putting in new carpet in the bedrooms and stairs and painting the home from top to bottom.  ...
10/18/2010
After an afternoon of showing condo's in the South Loop and always being someone to take advantage of anytime I am in Chicago, a friend and I headed out to one of Chicago's best kept secrets - Close Up 2 at 416 Clark St.   If you are a lover of smooth jazz then put this spot on your "to do list"....
10/18/2010
Earlier this month I had a home inspection scheduled on the West side of Aurora, IL.  The home located in a Historic area was a short sale and the buyer wanted to know exactly what needed to be done to bring it up to today's standards.  Unfortunately, when we got to the home none of the utilities...
10/15/2010
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