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

2011 

Home Buyer Etiquette - it's what you can expect to do and how to conduct yourself when you view someone else's home for sale.  In the real estate business we just call it 'showing manners'.  This is a great post from Claudette Millette on how to do just that. Sure you can look under the sink and ...
03/28/2011
David vs. Goliath - A short sale story to Freddie This is the 2nd installment of my guest blogger and short sale reform advocate Gary Lundeen.  This letter is to Freddie Mac to point out the mounting frustrations that we all feel and work through daily on short sales.Things need to change and thi...
03/28/2011
  I'm a real stickler for staging your home and preparing for being the top buyer selection when selling your home in this tough market.  This is just great advice as so many sellers have just too much furniture in a room that we have to squeeze through OR have your furniture lining the walls thr...
03/27/2011
Short sale reform? Is it possible or just a pipe dream? I am pleased to announce a guest blogger to my site who's real estate practice revolves around short sales for the Schaumburg IL area.  Gary Lundeen has taken the task of writing (with a series of letters that I will be posting) directly to ...
03/25/2011
Recently there has been some discussion about our beloved NAR.  Tom Branch wrote a post saying he was happy to keep the wolves from our collective door and welcome an increase for our dues.  Then Inman News posted a great piece about where our dues are actually going.  I'm afraid that Tom is sadl...
03/25/2011
Fed Reserve Scandal? I'm not surprised. Mention of the Feds acting like the mob? I'm not surprised. Well, at least there was no mention of Chicago politics!
03/23/2011
Schaumburg First Time Home Buyer ProgramYes, it's true and I've used it with a Schaumburg buyer.  It was very easy to do and many first time buyers do not realize that this kind of help is available (neither do Realtors).  I'm living proof that the program exists and I've got one happy buyer that...
03/22/2011
Buyers Agent - WHAT IS AGENCY AND WHY SHOULD I CARE??  Agency Terms in Illinois - Lyn Sims at RE/MAX Suburban is a 20+ year real estate veteran that can help guide you with representation questions regarding agency in your real estate transaction.  'Who works for who?' is the best way to describe...
03/21/2011
Buyer Closing CostsYou'll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing.  (Updated 3/19/17) Your lender must provide by law a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs (HUD-1). The title company or your attorney conducti...
03/20/2011
Amazing striped icebergsIcebergs in Lake Michigan sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.When an iceberg falls into the ...
03/13/2011
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