cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: FREE Homeowner Information Guides by Housemaster . . . - 03/16/10 01:03 PM
Thanks to the great home inspection company, HouseMaster, there are a number of great FREE Downloads available through their easy to navigate website, www.HouseMaster.com.  Several guides I thought were pretty interesting may be downloaded at the following links:
Fireplaces . . . www.housemaster.com/pdf/guide23.pdf Common Electric Concerns . . . www.housemaster.com/pdf/guide22.pdf Radon . . . www.housemaster.com/pdf/guide17.pdf Preventive Maintenance Checklist . . . www.housemaster.com/pdf/guide14.pdf For many other great brochures log onto the HouseMaster website.  You will find many more guides as well as useful, up-to-date information on other relevant topics to the real estate industry.
As always, contact me directly when you're ready … (3 comments)

cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: Can it Be True?!?! Is the $8,000 Tax Credit REALLY Coming to an End? - 03/15/10 03:35 PM
Yes, it's true!  As a matter of fact it's coming to an end very soon!  If you hope to take advantage of this special tax credit incentive you have until April 30, 2010 to have a contract accepted and until July 01, 2010 to close.
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 … (3 comments)

cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: When is the Perfect Time to Buy a Home? It's Happening Right Now! - 03/10/10 11:01 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 … (0 comments)

cary: 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)

cary: 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)

cary: Tax Credit Expiring Soon . . . Up to $8,000 Available but Could Be Less . . . - 03/08/10 02:55 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.

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 10 percent of the purchase price up to $6,500 (or $3,250 for … (2 comments)

cary: Now is the Time to Buy! You'll Never Have to Say "I wish I had . . ." - 02/07/10 08:03 AM
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 … (3 comments)

cary: Superbowl Weekend Is Here . . . The Competition Heats Up for Sellers in this Market - List NOW - 02/03/10 06:18 AM
Attention Homeowners:
This is it.  Superbowl weekend is upon us.  It's going to get much more competitive real fast in the real estate market.
If your home is not currently listed and you hope to get your home sold this Spring, NOW is the time to put your home on the market.  Traditionally in our area homesellers have waited until AFTER the Superbowl to list for the Spring market.  But this year is different.
Why?
1. Homebuyers have a great incentive to LOOK EARLY this year.
Perhaps you've heard of the $8,000 tax credit for 1st time homebuyers.  This credit expires … (0 comments)

 
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Randy Schulenburg

Schulenburg Realty, Inc.

Pingree Grove, IL

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