remax: "Stevie D." ReMax * Tips For Selling Your Home In The New Year * - 12/19/16 10:02 AM
Tips For Selling Your Home In The New Year
Many people think that selling a home after the holidays and during the Winter season is a bad idea.
However, there are some advantages to selling your home after the holidays and into the New Year. There will be less homes on the market, so there won’t be as much competition. Another factor is mood – buyers will generally be feeling more cheery and relaxed after the holidays, which will result in them being more likely to make the decision to buy a home. A home can have a really romantic and cozy … (2 comments)

remax: Buying A Home That's Not For Sale ~ "Stevie D." ReMax 630-479-9479 ~ - 10/05/16 04:11 AM
Buying A Home That's Not For Sale
You're ready to purchase an Arlington Heights, South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Roselle, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Hoffman Estates, and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs Home, but you've looked at everything on the market and can't find the perfect place. You've researched the school districts, neighborhoods and nearby amenities, and you know exactly in which area you want to live. However, anything that comes on the market in that part of town gets snapped up immediately.
It's time to get creative when it comes to buying a home. Start looking at places that are not currently for sale. You might … (0 comments)

remax: 5 Reasons to Consider A 15 Year Mortgage * "Stevie D." ReMax - 08/17/16 02:13 AM
Is Now the Time to Consider a 15-Year Mortgage? Five Reasons to Give the 15Y Another Look A 15-year fixed mortgage is, as its name suggests, a mortgage that’s paid off after 15 years. Since it amortizes fully, after that amount of time you won’t have to pay anything else. This type of mortgage has a lot of benefits, and below we’ll share just a few of them.
1) No Need For Payments After Retirement
Here it highly depends on when in life you choose to take on the mortgage. However, most people decide to take on a mortgage at around … (0 comments)

remax: Your Home Selection Guide * "Stevie D." ReMax 630-479-9479 - 07/02/16 02:05 AM
A Guide to Selecting a Home and Property That Will Suit Your Growing Family
Both seasoned homeowners and first-time buyers know making the decision to purchase a new home is not one that is taken lightly. There are so many things to consider - from choosing a South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Roselle, Arlington Heights, & NorthWest Suburbs Home, with growth potential to finding a community to support a family's interests and lifestyle. While the decisions may seem endless, don't be discouraged. Develop a strategic approach to buying a home with our definitive guide to selecting a home and property that will … (2 comments)

remax: "Stevie D." ReMax * Get The Best Possible Deal When Buying Real Estate - 06/09/16 12:36 AM
How To Get The Best Possible Deal When Buying Real Estate How To Get The Best Possible Deal When Buying Real Estate
No one wants to pay more than they have to for Real Estate. After all, investment potential is one of the greatest benefits of your South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Roselle, Itasca, Arlington Heights, and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs Home ownership. You want your home to go up in value while you own it. The less you pay for your home, the more you stand to earn from it. Here are a few tips for getting the best possible deal on … (0 comments)

remax: Save Money on Your Home Energy Costs This Winter in Three Easy Steps - 01/28/16 10:00 PM
Save Money on Your Home Energy Costs This Winter in Just Three Easy Steps
If you’re like most homeowners you likely suffer the same fate when winter rolls around: higher energy bills. It doesn’t matter if you heat your home with electricity, natural gas or some other energy source; prices continue to rise and that means increased heating costs. In today’s blog post we’ll share three easy ways that you can save money on your home energy costs this winter.
Install and Use Programmable Thermostats
Now that Nest and other companies have brought Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostats on the market there’s very … (4 comments)

remax: Avoid A Wet Winter Basement With These Home Saving Tips "Stevie D." - 12/28/15 12:23 AM

Avoid A Wet Winter Basement With These Home Saving Tips
 
Home is where the heart is, as the old saying goes. The last thing you want in your place of residence is a basement that’s wet during the winter. Wintertime is bad enough without having to deal with a wet basement as well. If your basement accumulates moisture, then you also have to deal with damp smells, which can be unpleasant. A wet basement also means that you’ll eventually have to pay for the necessary repairs to dry out the area and replace any damaged building materials. With the following home-saving tips, … (0 comments)

remax: Stevie D.” ReMax (630) 479-9479 : Understanding Your Credit Score - 12/17/15 11:41 AM
                    Understanding Your Credit Score
 
How It Impacts Your Home Ownership Prospects
Your credit score is an important part of your financial profile. It has a direct impact on your ability to take out loans. The score itself is a numerical reflection of your credit history. It gives lenders a way to discern your reliability before approving a loan like a mortgage for instance. Though this is the basic function of a credit score, it can also have a far-reaching influence over other aspects of your South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Roselle and Chicago … (0 comments)

remax: "Stevie D." ReMax (630) 479-9479 ~ "Autumn Home Staging" - 11/06/15 08:33 PM

Autumn is not only a great time to enjoy some cooler weather, but it is also a perfect time to sell your South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs Home.
If you want to sell your house this autumn, consider these home staging tips .
Improve Your Curb Appeal Curb appeal : This is easily the most important factor when it comes to selling a home, and it is even more important in the autumn. Maintaining great curb appeal can be difficult in autumn because of all the falling leaves. Raking the leaves and planting some autumn flowers will … (2 comments)

remax: "Stevie D." ReMax 630-479-9479 : The Unexpected In Buying Real Estate - 04/02/15 06:52 AM
http://www.homesbystevied.comThe Unexpected In Buying Real Estate
When buying Arlington Heights, South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Bartlett and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs Real Estate, you may find some unexpected problems. Generally, these issues revolve around plumbing, wiring or sticking doors and windows. Although they aren’t as expensive to fix as other issues, there’s always a possibility that they indicate bigger problems.
Sticking Doors/Windows
Spotting wear and tear on doors and windows is fairly easy. Check the hinges and locks. Squeaking hinges or locks that stick indicate wear on seals and metal.
Although sticking doors and windows aren’t a big deal … (0 comments)

remax: Welcome Spring with Home Cleaning Tips ~ "Stevie D." ReMax - 03/16/15 02:25 AM
It’s Almost Spring Cleaning Time! Kick Clutter To The Curb With These Home Cleaning Tips
Spring is around the corner, and it’s time to get your South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Bartlett and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs home in order! Spring cleaning can be fun and easy if you follow some general guidelines, which are sure to get your home ready for the nice weather and looking as beautiful as the weather is about to. Kick the winter clutter to the curb with these spring cleaning tips.
Start With The Closets
Spring is here, and winter wear is no … (0 comments)

remax: "Stevie D." ReMax 630-479-9479 ~ Buying A Home That's Not For Sale - 02/16/15 11:49 PM
 
Buying A Home That’s Not For Sale  
 
You’re ready to purchase a South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Roselle, and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs Home, but you’ve looked at everything on the market and can’t find the perfect place. You’ve researched the school districts, neighborhoods and nearby amenities, and you know exactly in which area you want to live. However, anything that comes on the market in that part of town gets snapped up immediately.
 
It’s time to get creative when it comes to buying a home. Start looking at places that are not currently for sale. You might … (0 comments)

remax: Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac & How They Impact Real Estate "Stevie D." - 01/30/15 04:51 AM
 
Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac, How They Impact Real Estate
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in the news quite a bit over the past few years, so it’s a good time to do a refresher on who they are and what role they play in the South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Roselle, and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs Home Real Estate market.
Who Are Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac?
Fannie Mae is the Federal National Mortgage Association. Freddie Mac is the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. They were originally created to raise homeownership levels and increase the availability of affordable … (0 comments)

remax: 3 Considerations When Making A Down Payment "Stevie D." ReMax - 01/22/15 11:00 PM

3 Considerations When Making A Down Payment
One of the challenges you will face when deciding how much money to put down on your new home is whether to put down a larger down payment or to take a bit of money from your down payment and use it to pay "discount points" to lower your interest rate. There are pros and cons to doing both and each borrowers’ situation will be different so it's important to understand which option is best for your individual need.
Some factors you should consider include:
Cost of borrowing - generally speaking, to … (3 comments)

remax: Can One Missed Mortgage Payment Affect Your Credit Rating? "Stevie D." - 01/16/15 12:37 PM

Can One Missed Mortgage Payment Affect Your Credit Rating? Yes! Here's What to Do if You Miss One
 
 
 
Most people don't know whether or not a single missed mortgage payment can have serious consequences for their credit score.
 
The good news is that there are things that can be done to mitigate the damage and help anyone who has missed a payment repair their credit. What are some options to help homeowners get back in the good graces of their creditors?
 
 
 
Own Up To The Mistake
 
The best thing to do is … (2 comments)

remax: Tips For Selling Your Home In The New Year "Stevie D." Remax - 01/15/15 11:02 PM
Tips For Selling Your Home In The New Year
Many people think that selling a home after the holidays and during the Winter season is a bad idea.
However, there are some advantages to selling your home after the holidays and into the New Year. There will be less homes on the market, so there won’t be as much competition. Another factor is mood – buyers will generally be feeling more cheery and relaxed after the holidays, which will result in them being more likely to make the decision to buy a home. A home can have a really romantic … (0 comments)

remax: Avoid A Wet Winter Basement With These Home Saving Tips "Stevie D." - 01/13/15 11:46 PM

Avoid A Wet Winter Basement With These Home Saving Tips
 
 
 
Home is where the heart is, as the old saying goes. The last thing you want in your place of residence is a basement that's wet during the winter. Wintertime is bad enough without having to deal with a wet basement as well. If your basement accumulates moisture, then you also have to deal with damp smells, which can be unpleasant. A wet basement also means that you'll eventually have to pay for the necessary repairs to dry out the area and replace any damaged building materials. … (0 comments)

remax: Boost Your Homes Value With 3 Hot Renovations and Won't Break The Bank - 01/13/15 06:53 AM
Boost Your Home's Value Without Breaking the Bank With 3 Hot Renovations That Won't Break The Bank
 
Are you feeling the "renovation itch" or perhaps looking for a fun project that you can take on which will provide you with a return on your investment? There are numerous home upgrades and renovations that can add value to a home without costing a large sum of money to complete. Let's take a look at three popular home renovations that can increase your home equity without draining your bank account.
 
Paint Your Home Inside and out
 
Painting the interior … (2 comments)

remax: The Fat Cat's On Capital Hill "Stevie D" ReMax Keeping You In The Know - 01/13/15 06:13 AM
Lack of Income Is Why Home Sales Have Eased 
 
Real Estate today should be a buyer’s paradise.  Lenders have in excess of  $2 Trillion available for buyer's.  Property values remain at or below their historic affordability levels in most markets, and foreclosures have fallen to levels last seen in 2007.
Although the explanation is complex, the short version is this:  A large number of buyer's attracted to the relatively affordable Prices of Homes and extremely low mortgage rates, are unable to qualify for a mortgage, due to a lack of Income, which is down in many markets. In essence … (0 comments)

remax: Reciprocal Referrals and Networking "Stevie D." Remax - 01/11/15 12:24 PM
Referrals and Networking
 
Should You Need A Detailed and Experienced Real Estate Professional, Please Read Below ...
 

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