Jim Ludes: Your Grundy & Will County Expert's Thoughts

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I had a dealing with a lender last spring/ early summer that I'm now far enough removed from to comment on. My clients were ones that purchased a nice property through me the previous year. They own multiple additional properties in my region and one in Florida as well. They make mega bucks in th...
This is the year-end report for market share in Coal City, Diamond, Carbon Hill, IL per MLS statistics of closed transactions January 1st 2007- December 31st, 2007. I'm proud to say that Onorato Real Estate is again, the leader in properties sold. In a local, family-owned, office of 14 Realtors, ...
Market Statistics CriteriaStatus: Active, Back on Market, Contingent, New, Price Change, Re-activated, Temp Off Market, Pending, Closed, Expired   Area: Coal City / Diamond   Property Type: Detached Single, Attached Single, Two to Four Units, Mobile Home, Land, Deeded Parking/Boat Slips, Multi Fa...
   I don't want to get into the politics of parties or candidates but I just want to remind everyone that, like Iowa tomorrow, you'll soon have the opportunity to vote in a primary election for President of the United States of America. If you're registered to vote, AWESOME! If you think you're r...
This is a sequel to my blog about updating your remarks section. I will not use pictures of known real estate listings in my MLS to protect the guilty.This is a neat little picture of a house and totally fits a listing done in January in most parts of the country. However, if it's still on the ma...
In checking the hotsheets yesterday morning (12-28-07) I found two listings that really stuck out to me. The first was blogged about here, the other was this:I'm browsing the cancelled listings. I come across one in my town and try to decipher exactly why it may have been cancelled:*It's listed b...
If you're tired of political rants or ever at a loss for discussion topics at a tavern, family event or at the office and in any vicinity of sports fans, there's always one debate that's sure to kill the next few hours for you. Who is the greatest NFL Quarterback of all-time?It's truly a debate t...
This morning I'm at the computer checking the hot sheets to see the recent activity in my market area. I came across a listing on a street where I sold a townhouse a year ago and my interest piqued. I checked the price drop which seemed appropriate though still a little high, no big deal.Looking ...
Tony Romo's been taking some heat this past week for a stinker of a game turned in at home versus division rival Philadelphia in which his team, the Dallas Cowboys lost 10-6. While it was probably an injured thumb that caused many of his passes to be off target , many have speculated that his poo...
Saturday, November 17th the Coal City Coalers football squad (and most of the town) will be heading north to take on the Driscoll Catholic Highlanders of Addison in semi-final action. This marks the 3rd time in 4 years that the Coalers have gone to at least the final four!  Unfortunately, the las...

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