barrington: Past Foreclosure or Short Sale? - Time to Buy Again! - 05/30/16 01:03 PM
This is a great time for so called 'Boomerang Buyers' to purchase a home.  Those who were once homeowners but lost their home due to unforeseen circumstances, like a Foreclosure or Short Sale, need to know when they may re-enter the mortgage marketplace.  What makes this such a great time to buy?
 
Interest rates are still at Historic Low Levels with a 30 year fixed rate hovering around 3.750% APR with many lenders we work with.  Even though we see a Seller's Market in many areas, with rates this low it creates a dynamic opportunity to find a great home matched with … (0 comments)

barrington: Village of Barrington homes for sale - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - 08/09/12 12:01 AM
Barrington IL is a beautiful place to live.  There is an abundant of different home styles and price ranges available that is sure to attract an eclectic mix of homebuyers which is what makes this area special.Today's values in the Barrington area range in price from $49,900 for a 'tear down' to as high as $14,900,000 for a 22,000 square foot elegant gated estate surrounded by 14.5 acres with breathtaking views of Goose Lake.  Now THAT is a mix of prices for Zip Code 60010!I've included a sampling of a few of my favorite 'reasonably priced' homes that are walking distance … (0 comments)

barrington: D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award - Judson University Elgin IL - 05/09/11 06:02 AM
Judson University held the 22nd Annual Golden Corridor Community Prayer Breakfast on May 4.  This breakfast served the needs of communities within the Golden Corridor, which includes Elgin and neighboring northwest and western suburbs along Interstate 90 (Elgin, East Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Barrington and neighboring areas).

 
Below is an excerpt from the Judson University website regarding this years volunteer award recipient: Congratulations go to Donna Anderson who was announced as the recipient of this year's D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award. Nominated by Julie McClendon of the YWCA, Donna Anderson has provided leadership … (0 comments)

barrington: Northern IL Real Estate Tax Credit Properties Available - Last Week - Close Fast - 04/25/10 09:28 AM
You May Contract This Week, BY APRIL 30, and CLOSE BY JUNE 30, on Each of These Homes. They all will qualify you for the $8,000 Government Tax Credit. Don't Miss Out On This Last Week Of Opportunity! None of these homes are Short Sales. … (0 comments)

barrington: Barrington IL Real Estate - Quick Close - NEW LOW PRICE - NOT a Short Sale - 04/12/10 02:31 PM
Barrington IL Real Estate - Not a Short Sale but just a GREAT Price on this Barrington IL home. This is your chance to close quickly and could possibly be one of your last chances to take advantage of the $8,000 Tax Credit. Contract BEFORE April 30 and you can close BEFORE June 30! NEW LOW PRICE - Not a Short Sale - GREAT DEAL can Close Quick … (0 comments)

barrington: Is It REALLY Worth Your Time To Pursue A Distressed Property? - 04/05/10 03:08 PM
As a buyer you may be wondering, "Is it really worth my time to pursue a distressed property?"
Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes continue to be the hot topics these days.  Purchasing one of these proerties can present multiple challenges that is not found when closing on a typical home.
Is it really worth your time?
I have had quite a few clients approach me about buying one of these homes.  There is some information I put together below that you may find helpful as you consider whether or not this is right for you.
You will need a lot of patience as … (2 comments)

barrington: Is It REALLY Worth Your Time To Pursue A Distressed Property? - 04/05/10 03:08 PM
As a buyer you may be wondering, "Is it really worth my time to pursue a distressed property?"
Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes continue to be the hot topics these days.  Purchasing one of these proerties can present multiple challenges that is not found when closing on a typical home.
Is it really worth your time?
I have had quite a few clients approach me about buying one of these homes.  There is some information I put together below that you may find helpful as you consider whether or not this is right for you.
You will need a lot of patience as … (2 comments)

barrington: Is It REALLY Worth Your Time To Pursue A Distressed Property? - 04/05/10 03:07 PM
As a buyer you may be wondering, "Is it really worth my time to pursue a distressed property?"
Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes continue to be the hot topics these days.  Purchasing one of these proerties can present multiple challenges that is not found when closing on a typical home.
Is it really worth your time?
I have had quite a few clients approach me about buying one of these homes.  There is some information I put together below that you may find helpful as you consider whether or not this is right for you.
You will need a lot of patience as … (1 comments)

barrington: Need a Builder/Carpenter in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago? - He's GREAT! - 03/16/10 12:49 PM
Recently I had the priviledge of spending most of my day with an outstanding guy.  I have heard him say "Give me a nail gun and a saw and I can do anything".  Well, I believe it!
Marshal Gibson of Marshal Construction comes highly recommended by some pretty impressive folks.  One of his clients has this to say:
"BEST contractor in Chicagoland"
"I had the pleasure of having the BEST contractor in Chicagoland work on my home in North Barrington. Marshal Gibson is ethical, dependable, honors his word, and does incredible work. Marshall is meticulous to a fault and very creative about … (0 comments)

barrington: If You're Buying an Illinois Home and Need a Mortgage, Give Me A Call! - 03/15/10 03:42 PM
The mortgage industry is fascinating.  I've enjoyed over 20 years helping 1,000's of homeowners finance or refinance their home.  Even amongst the turmoils that the industry has experienced over the last several years this continues to be one of the most rewarding aspects of my career.

Helping Homeowners For Over 20 Years
With the changes in the industry came changes to the documentation requirements.  Are you self employed?  Remember the "Stated Income" days?  Well, they are long gone!  Many people called them "Liar Loans" but that really wasn't a fair assessment of these loans.  Those that abused these Stated Income loan programs brought this slang into the … (0 comments)

barrington: Seller Wants This One Sold - Price Reduced Another $5,000 in Barrington, IL Area! - 03/15/10 03:26 PM
When is the perfect time to buy a home? How about when the values are back down to 10 to 15 years lows. Or when interest rates are at historical lows. And how about when the government creates incentives to buy your first home or move up to another? All of these are happening right now! This is the opportune time to buy a home and the time is coming to an end very soon. Soon interest rates will rise to what some believe will be a full percentage point higher than where they are today. Soon homes will stabilize and … (8 comments)

barrington: Credit Bureau Contacts - Equifax, Experian, TransUnion . . . - 03/15/10 03:14 PM
Many people wonder how they can contact the credit bureaus to check on their credit or fix errors on their report.  Here is information on the Three Major Credit Bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
A great place to go to order a free annual credit report is, www.AnnualCreditReport.com.  If you want your credit score that will cost you a little.  You will need to request those directly from the bureaus or pay a little bit when you order through the above website.
 Three Major Credit Bureaus

Equifax: Equifax is a global leader in turning information into intelligence. For businesses, Equifax … (1 comments)

barrington: Pursue a Distressed Property? Are you sure it's really Worth Your Time? - 03/15/10 03:08 PM
As a buyer you may be wondering if it is really worth your time to pursue a distressed property.  Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes continue to be the hot topics these days.  Purchasing one of these proerties can present multiple challenges that is not found when closing on a typical home.
Is it really worth your time?
I have had quite a few clients approach me about buying one of these homes.  There is some information I put together below that you may find helpful as you consider whether or not this is right for you.
You will need a lot of … (4 comments)

barrington: Is it Worth your Time to Pursue a Distressed Property? - 03/14/10 12:25 AM
As a buyer you may be wondering if it is really worth your time to pursue a distressed property.  Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes continue to be the hot topics these days.  Purchasing one of these proerties can present multiple challenges that is not found when closing on a typical home.
Is it really worth your time?  You will need a lot of patience as these can range from being a big time fixer upper to being in great condition.  They can also receive multiple offers which drives up the price and take a long time to close.  It's also quite … (1 comments)

barrington: Still Available Until April 30 - Golf Course Home in Algonquin, IL . . . - 03/13/10 01:59 PM
Now is the Time to Buy!  BUY NOW and you'll never have to say "I wish I had . . ."
I wish I had . . .
. . . Taken advantage of today's Buyer's Market . . . Bought when interest rates were near historical lows . . . Taken advantage of the $8,000 first time home buyer tax credit . . . Taken advantage of the $6,500 current homeowner tax credit . . . Realized significant savings of buying a new or resale home in this incredible "buyer's market of a lifetime" for many What are you waiting … (1 comments)

barrington: Simple Consumer Guide to Understanding Foreclosures and Short Sales - 03/12/10 05:02 AM
As a buyer you may be wondering if it is really worth your time to pursue a distressed property.  Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes continue to be the hot topics these days.  Purchasing one of these proerties can present multiple challenges that is not found when closing on a typical home.
Is it really worth your time?  You will need a lot of patience as these can range from being a big time fixer upper to being in great condition.  They can also receive multiple offers which drives up the price and take a long time to close.  It's also quite … (1 comments)

barrington: Another $5,000 Price Reduction Makes This One A GREAT BUY! - 03/10/10 11:11 AM
When is the perfect time to buy a home? How about when the values are back down to 10 to 15 years lows. Or when interest rates are at historical lows. And how about when the government creates incentives to buy your first home or move up to another? All of these are happening right now! This is the opportune time to buy a home and the time is coming to an end very soon. Soon interest rates will rise to what some believe will be a full percentage point higher than where they are today. Soon homes will stabilize and … (2 comments)

barrington: Active Listings in and around McHenry County - Buy or Sell with Mortgage 1st Realty - 03/10/10 10:49 AM
When you're ready to buy or sell a home in and around McHenry County, give one of our experts a call at 224-805-2616. We would love to help you buy or sell a home this year. There are so many great properties on the market and we can show how to make one of them yours. Map these properties   Powered by RealBird.com Powered by RealBird.com … (0 comments)

barrington: $10,000 Price Reduction - Beautifully Staged Barrington Area Home . . . - 03/09/10 01:38 PM
Prestigious Barrington Riverwalk Subdivision … (0 comments)

barrington: Going, going, GONE! The Midnight Hour for the $8,000 Tax Credit is Coming Soon! - 03/09/10 01:31 PM
I talk with people weekly about the incentives given by the government to encourage people to buy homes.  So many are confused about the extension of the tax credit.  They seem to have much mis-information.  This credit is expiring soon so make your move today!

Below is the current, and correct, information regarding the tax credit:
How much is the credit?
 
For 1st-time buyers the credit is equal to 10 percent of the cost of the home up to a maximum of $8,000 (or $4,000 for a married individual filing separately). For longterm homeowners, the credit is equal to … (0 comments)

 
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