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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2010 

In this special 203K FHA Loan, what types of improvements can I make? Repair/replace roofs, gutters and downspouts. Repair/replace HVAC systems. Repair/replace plumbing and electrical systems. Repair/replace flooring. Minor remodeling such as Kitchens and Baths Painting, both exterior and interio...
12/31/2010
These are the highest home sale prices for 2010 in the Northwest Suburban Communities of Chicago.   Bartlett                   $575,0004BR 2story, 4.5BA's, 2 fireplaces, 3 car garage with 4614 square feet built in 1994. Woods of Bartlett Community.   Barrington             $6,400,0005BR's, 5.3BA'...
12/30/2010
My recent blog post quoted the 10 states with the most 'population exodous' over the last year and Illinois showed up as Number 2.  An ironic reference? I think not. Then I saw an article in Chicago Magazine giving our county tax data as the highest in the nation.  Six counties in the Chicago met...
12/29/2010
Lyn, I'm confused about all the dates.  Can you explain them again? Each real estate contract (in Illinois) has a few different levels of action that need to be taken on the buyers part.  I'll do the contract dates in order that buyers must follow:5 Day Attorney Review - this gives the buyer and ...
12/28/2010
What happens if there is something wrong? Our contract here in the Northwest Suburbs of IL states that 5 business days after the contract is accepted you have the right to hire an inspector to go through the property with you.  If something is found 'deficient' or non-working we have to notify th...
12/27/2010
Inexpensive Home Updates   Curb Appeal Regardless of whether or not you're planning on selling in the short term, improving your home's outer appearance will improve both the value and charm of your home. Re-painting the front door and trim will give the front of the house the feel of a newer hom...
12/24/2010
Criteria to Obtain the Best Interest Rate No doubt you're aware that mortgage rates have been low throughout the year. You've also probably heard that this fall has seen interest rates dip to record lows for the modern era. But you may have also heard that some buyers or refinancing homeowners ar...
12/23/2010
The dreaded 'M' Word - MOLD.  Here is a home inspectors (Jim Quarello) point of view who actually used to provide the service and explains what is necessary to become 'certified'.  Some people feel that it is a needed additional service that they provide to quell buyer fears of a mold infested h...
12/22/2010
Top Winter Selling Tips Keep it Cozy: You may be energy conscious during most winter days, but when potential buyers are on the way you will want to turn the thermostat up a few degrees in advance. You want you home to be comfortable for a wide range of visitors.Time the Light: Having indoor and ...
12/22/2010
10 States Losing the Most Residents Using data from Moody’s Economy.com, Forbes identified the top-10 states where more residents are leaving than arriving. The factors that encourage outbound migration from these states are mostly economic — high employment and high cost of living — although bot...
12/20/2010
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