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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2011 

Why does the Small Business Administration work AGAINST women? I don't know if any of you have ever incorporated and wanted to be noticed as a women owned small business (WOSB).  There seems to be many touted benefits including 'going to the head of the line' status with many government agencies....
02/28/2011
Schaumburg IL Homes - What types of financing was used? While investigating the total sales for each property type in Schaumburg IL I noticed a few striking differences between Schaumburg single family homes and multi-family home sales.   Depending on what type of property you have will figure in...
02/24/2011
Illinois Real Estate Market Trends for 2010 The Chicagoland region ended 2010 nearly even with home sales in 2009.Home sales down -26.6% for year end 2010.Median price down -7.0% to $144,000 which trends back to 2000 levels.More than 53% of homebuyers in IL were first time buyers in 2010.Affordab...
02/24/2011
Sold in Towne Place West! 1BR Aspen Model on the first floor with nice interior location. Towne Place West offers many ammenities including 2 pools, nature area & walking path, pond, picnic & play areas.  The one I sold was updated with remodeled bath, 6 panel doors, fireplace, ceramic tile in fo...
02/23/2011
Are lenders and loan officers supposed to have investigative skills? So let me pose you this question.  When a lender takes a loan application do they verify the taxes that the buyer tells them? Or ..... by reason of discovery do they verify what the buyer says just to be certain and ultimately c...
02/18/2011
Chicago Celebs you might know - Nate Berkus Nate Berkus put his Chicago Gold Coast home up for sale recently for $2,399,000.  Built in 1928 the 3,980 square foot condo with 3BR's and 4BA's in the Andrew Rebori building has wonderful vintage features.  Renovated in the 1940's by architect Samuel M...
02/15/2011
Chefs prefer the $38,000 stove? The Chicago Tribune did an article in the magazine section that talked about the preferences/craves that chefs have for their kitchens.  Jared Wentworth, master chef, said he wanted a La Cornue Chateau Series Oven which I had never heard of before. The company is l...
02/14/2011
Walmart helps our community and they've generously donated $41,000 to the Schaumburg Food Pantry The Walmart Foundation has awarded a $41,000 grant to the Schaumburg Township Human Services Fund to support the operation of the township’s food pantry in the 2011 – 2012 fiscal year. The grant will ...
02/13/2011
Cook County Assessor Mails Senior Freeze/Senior Homeowner Exemption Forms The Cook County Assessor's office notified senior residents that the annual Senior Freeze Exemption and Senior Homeowner Exemption forms were mailed on February 9, 2011.  Initially these forms were to be mailed at the end o...
02/12/2011
What is a Coach Home anyway?  And while I'm asking what the heck is a Manor Home too? I have many buyers ask me 'What is a coach home or a manor home anyway?'  It all started with Lexington Builders on the eastern edge of Schaumburg around 30+ years ago.  It was a new design concept for condos th...
02/10/2011
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