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2008 

May 31, 2008 Gurnee, Illinois Real Estate Market Report Number of Single Family Homes FOR SALE: 335 Average List Price: $404,933 Average Market Time: 181 Days Number of SOLD Single Family Homes in May 2008: 31 Average List Price: $356,813 Average Sold Price: $328,920 Average Market Time: 166 Days...
05/31/2008
May 31, 2008 Grayslake, Illinois Real Estate Market Report Number of Single Family Homes FOR SALE: 246 Average List Price: $373,385 Average Market Time: 155 Days Number of SOLD Single Family Homes in May 2008: 27 Average List Price: $324,174 Average Sold Price: $307,227 Average Market Time: 171 D...
05/31/2008
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If you find the right home - are you really prepared to make an offer? You need to be pre-approved for a mortgage, so we know what price range to shop in and to be confident that you will qualify for a home mortgage. But outside of the financing, have you prepared yourself mentally to make an off...
05/30/2008
If you need to sell your current home while you are buying your new home, should you go ahead and buy? Although each situation is unique, it is generally NOT a good idea to buy another home before your first home is sold, in our current local housing market. I have been in many vacant homes over ...
05/29/2008
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When you make an offer on a home - do you need to worry about the appraisal? If you are buying a home and getting a mortgage, an appraisal is part of the mortgage approval. A common concern for buyers is that they do not "overpay" for a home. Although it is not expressly stated in the purchase co...
05/21/2008
For more information or to schedule a showing, please call Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate REMAX Center, at 224-627-7581. Virtual tour at www.StarHomeFinders.com Search from thousands of homes for sale in the Northern Illinois area at www.StarHomeFinders.com Registering is quick and easy! Search ...
05/21/2008
For more information or to schedule a showing, please call Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate REMAX Center, at 224-627-7581. Virtual tour at www.StarHomeFinders.com Search from thousands of homes for sale in the Northern Illinois area at www.StarHomeFinders.com Registering is quick and easy! Search ...
05/21/2008
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Depending on which Internet sites you are using to search for homes, you may find that many of the homes you like are already sold! Here are the basic status possibilities for a home listed for sale in our Northern Illinois Multiple Listing Service: Active - Home is available, actively for sale. ...
05/19/2008
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05/16/2008
TODAY’S HOUSING MARKET This may be your best opportunity market in years. Mortgage interest rates are low and prices in Illinois are holding strong, making housing a solid long-term investment. Homeownership builds wealth over time. A $10,000 down payment on a typically priced home in the U.S. at...
05/14/2008
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