elgin: How to Create Your Must See Homes List - 11/07/19 07:53 AM
Admit it, you've looked at houses online before.  Your search history may be long or short, from looking at painting ideas,  or interior design, perhaps daydreaming about a new home or thinking about gutting your current one.  But at some point, you've hit the Internet and typed in "Houses in St. Charles" or whatever city you're looking at. 
Hunting for the perfect home is usually a time intensive activity.  The daydreaming of a new home starts often with a home builder floor plan, or perhaps a desire for a fresh view, or a fenced yard for a new fur baby.  Big life events like … (0 comments)

elgin: Changing FHA Condo Rules Start Today! - 02/01/10 02:09 AM
The new rules are shaking up the condo world in the Chicagoland area and Elgin Fox Valley! 
Wondering if the condo you're interested in purchasing is currently approved by FHA?  Visit this site to find out:  https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm
Beginning 2/1/10, there will be some changes in the way FHA handles condo approvals.  Spot approvals, meaning those that are done on individual condos (case by case) will no longer be allowed.  In this difficult market, many condo buyers who are searching for FHA approved condos will need to look on a shorter list of approved properties.  See the link above for assistance on … (0 comments)

elgin: Elgin's New WikiMetro - 01/28/10 01:56 AM
Our Real Estate Team for Elgin Fox Valley just signed up to use a new WikiMetro.  This is a website that  that is city specific that posts local information straight from Twitter.  This means you don't have to search through Twitter to find great local posts.  Sign up is free and you can even sign up to advertise your blog on other people's blogs! 
Enjoy the site and happy house hunting!
Jennifer Kinzle, E-Pro RealtorElgin Fox ValleyKeller Williams Fox Valleywww.ElginFoxValley.com

elgin: Elgin Fox Valley- St. Charles Cell Phone Donations - 06/25/09 01:17 AM
This is not your everyday Keller Williams activity, I admit.  It has nothing to do with lead generation, home selling, home buying, investing or even mortgages.  Some might even say this is not a very practical business move.  But, sometimes doing the right thing means more than making a business run.  We are making a difference in our community by taking a step in the right direction and helping those who need it most.  You can now drop off your used cell phones to our office.  The cell phones that we can collect will either go to anther company which will use the … (0 comments)

elgin: Keeping your New Home Secure in Elgin, Illinois - 06/11/09 03:27 PM
Keeping Your Home Secure in Elgin, IL
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, burglars generally will not spend more than one minute trying to get into a home. 
Unlocked doors and windows are the number one way to get easy access to break in, so check the locks.  A high quality door frame and lock can withstand a lot of abuse before giving away, so make sure you have a solid opening to start with.  Burglars avoid taking too much time to get inside or creating a lot of noise that may be overheard.   Front doors can use help from … (0 comments)

elgin: Elgin, IL single family housing market hits new low list price - 06/09/09 01:04 PM
Elgin, IL-Update for investors
June 8, 2009
A single family home in Elgin at 646 Wellington Ave was listed by a Realtor for $30,000 a few weeks ago, marking a new low price in the city of Elgin. 
@Jkinzle 646 Wellington Ave, Elgin, IL Buy a house for price of a new car! $30K http://cli.gs/Zdr4YR
Before anyone asks, no, this home is NOT habitable, and needs a total gut/renovation job to make it livable.  However, it should be pointed out that cash investors will be looking at making offers and possibly driving up the price over list due to the low starting point.  Aside … (1 comments)

elgin: I love REO's - 04/13/09 06:39 AM
Anytime an Elgin investor asks me about the market and short sales, I always try to mention REO's.  Why?  Well, because short sales take forever, they can be messy, the offer can get lost in the shuffle and another offer can come along and trump yours in the middle of it all.  Nothing worse than waiting 11 weeks for an answer only to get a NO with a higher offer on the table ousting my patient buyers.  But the REO's, now that is a sweet spot.  Of course, only for the strong stomachs and serious investor, because if you want a deal … (4 comments)

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