Lyn Sims

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

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2009 

Staging Advice - Clean that crud off your stove that buyers will notice! Here's some easy solutions that I've found for you to get that burned on food and wrecked light colored stove tops clean!  I've tried a few of these steps myself with success!  If these tips don't work - then it's time for a...
12/31/2009
Famous Stars and Celebrities from the Chicago Area I bet you didn't know quite a few of these famous people were from our area - I know that I didn't!  Interesting little bio is included with each person.Did you know that Bruce Boxleitner (of Babylon 5 fame) was born in Elgin?Krusty the Clown's v...
12/31/2009
Seller fesses up about ugly kitchen wallpaper ....... Yes, it's true so I wanted to document it here for all to see!  A seller of one of my listings actually said something that Realtors® don't hear every day!  Yes, the house looks soooo much better without the country blue 90's wallpaper.  I sho...
12/30/2009
One of the most neglected and uninspected items in your home is your dryer.  Many inspections that I attend when buying a home has a dryer that is just about ready to explode or start on fire from lack of maintenace!  Fuzz, fuzz everywhere = fire folks!  It's an important issue that I'm sure you...
12/30/2009
Cost of Living Comparison Thinking of relocating out of the area and wonder what things will cost?Would you like to retire that snow shovel and feel the sand between your toes more often?Want to get farther away from your in-laws?This Cost Comparison Calculator can help!  In three simple steps we...
12/29/2009
Top 10 Posts for 2009 It always intrigues me what interests people on the internet.  Active Rain has been such a valuable asset and each year at this time I check out what people have been reading in order to improve next year in 2010.  Any trends?  Topics?  Or, should I be the first with topics?...
12/28/2009
This is a subject that I have felt strongly AGAINST for many years now.  Open Houses - to do them or not to do them - that is the question?  I personally have not held any open houses for many, many years and the #1 reason is:  The quality of the buyer or individual coming thru an open house.  W...
12/28/2009
Home Steps Smart Sell Program Looking to purchase a foreclosure or REO property?  Here is a short explanation of how Fannie Mae foreclosures are handled.Home Steps is the real estate unit of Fannie Mae and handles all their foreclosed homes. Home Steps markets a nationwide selection of Fannie own...
12/23/2009
Who says that nothing ever happens our Chicago Area on HGTV?  Interested in staging your home?  Transform that vacant house?  Want to get great advice and not turn your home into a decorating disaster?  This is an HGTV Clip of a before and after scenario from Julea Joseph a stager from Palos Par...
12/22/2009
Schaumburg Housing Market - September, October, November 2009 What's up with the Illinois and Chicago Market real estate you ask?  Well, sales totals increased in both the Chicago and Illinois markets overall for the last 3 months.  Clearly the federal tax incentives for first time buyers encoura...
12/22/2009
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