Lyn Sims

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Suburban
Schaumburg Homes and Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

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2009 

  Lyn Sims is featured in Chicago Agent Magazine! I received a surprise phone call about a month ago that asked me if I would like to be interviewed to talk about first time home buyers in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs.  You bet, I said, I love 'em.  So I called the editor back and set up an inte...
09/30/2009
Roofs ... always a big concern with buyers and Charles Buell a home inspector from Washington mentions the most asked question 'How much longer?'  After all, the roof is one of the largest monetary protection purchases that a homeowner makes.  Charles gives his advice. My own post 'How to tell if...
09/25/2009
LinksMy BlogMy websitePhoto GalleryLivingroomLivingroomKitchenKitchenMaster BR2nd BRBackyard ViewFrontDescriptionThis place offers the largest BR's 16x12 in Schaumburg! Vaulted Greatroom, skylites, large kitchen with oak cabinets, pantry, newer appliances included. BR's are 'on suite' for roommat...
09/24/2009
Average Closing Costs in IllinoisThe survey was done by Bankrate and ranks each state for buyers closing costs. In Illinois our average costs would be $2079 on a $200,000 home purchase.    This will give you a good rough estimate that would be needed for closing or to double check your costs on y...
09/22/2009
STAGING ADVICE ~~ Some agents don't believe in it and say it doesn't help. To see a home languish on the market with clutter and ill placed furniture is just a complete shame to me.  Hiring a stager in this market place can mean the difference between selling your home and not selling it.  Plain...
09/21/2009
Buyers seem to be obsessed lately with getting the best price.  Are they overlooking things they should be paying attention to?  This post from Jim Valentine in Garnerville, NV gives some advice and suggestions on what should be important factors to consider when purchasing a home.  Price should...
09/21/2009
Pumpkin Lunacy!   It's that time of the year again when the trees begin to turn and people say: I've never bowled with a pumpkin?  Let's give it a go and google it!   Well here you are for more factoids that you can never use again except near Halloween!Pumpkins are believed to have originated in...
09/18/2009
Confused about APR?  What is APR?  Can I catch it and can penicillin cure it?  Just kidding!  This is a great explanation of the Annual Percentage Rate and what it means to you as a buyer.  Bill Ludewig is a successful loan officer in Escondido, CA and also expands his explanation on what to watc...
09/17/2009
$8000 first time home buyer tax credit could be used for: 6 months of mortgage payments!   Smooth sailing for 6 months!16 months of association dues!     That's a year and a half of no lawn mowing and laying by the pool!22 months of your car payments!    OR    pay your car off totally!80 months o...
09/15/2009
Schaumburg Aviation Celebration These are the pictures for the 2009 event held on August 29th and 30th at the Schaumburg Regional Airport.  A good time was had by all and there were lots of rides given to those who wanted to visit the great blue yonder by the Windy City Flyers.In case you didn't ...
09/14/2009
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