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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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 Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare YouThere’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well.Amidst all this anxiety, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream me...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
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Governor Pritzker has stated that Real Estate Services in Illinois are considered essential services, and therefore exempt from the stay at home order.We Realtors are not surprised.  We know how essential our services are to our buyers and sellers.  We still need to practice safety and care with ...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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The Wall Street Journal's got it in for Nudes .....So here's the story ..... I was updating my links on my ActiveRain Profile & I noticed that one of my 'prized' links was no longer working. Of course, it's from when I was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal. Original post that was written by ...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Your Savings & Down Payment Secret Weapon:Your Tax Refund   Socking away money for any reason is no small fete these days ...    But when the savings are for the purchase of a home, especially if your first home, the act of saving money can seem even more challenging ... and take on an even hig...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
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What are we doing to stay safe? Our priority at this time is the safety of our inspection team, their families, their relatives, their neighbors, their friends, our clients, our realtor partners, and all of their families, friends, neighbors, relatives.  Basically, everyone that could possible be...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  Covid-19 Not all Bad News! There’s a pretty smart guy out there who writes a tech/financial blog. He shared his blog online with his customers and I was able to see it. Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive of the XPRIZE Foundation, the author of two best-selling books, has degrees in mo...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 New Trier High School Homes for Sale Winnetka IL Buyers often seek out homes in North Shore villages that feed into New Trier High School. Often, the elementary or middle schools are less important than the final school their child will attend before college. We all know the caliber of the educa...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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A couple of points & differences between the 2008 market crash & what is currently happening in the real estate market. LOTS OF DIFFERENCES. People have much more equity & are on time with their mortgage payments than ever before. Interest rates are low which always spurs on the overall economy. ...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  What You Need to Know About Financial Markets and the Mortgage Process The speed and ferocity with which the financial markets have been moving as of late have been mind-boggling ...   Even consumers that are typically only casual observers of the financial markets, not participants in them, ar...

By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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Good afternoon!!Yesterday (Sunday) afternoon was one of those gorgeous days in early spring that make the winters in Naperville seem worthwhile…It was March 8th, the temperature was over 60 degrees, and there was endless sunshine Just a gorgeous day to be out and about… After a busy morning fille...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Sole+Luna Amy Bradley and Jessica Dietrich are starting something exciting in Hubbard Woods, Winnetka. They’ve taken over the old Sawbridge Studio space and will be opening, to quote from their Facebook page: “A wellness sanctuary that offers daily ritual for the mind, body, and soul.” What does ...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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But what really are today's buyers looking for? It's actually broken down to areas of the country on an infographic below. Here in the Midwest, we obviously have different criteria than someone from the West Coast.  But what is really important?  The 2 car garage being the absolute standard & dep...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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   What Sold in Your Village in February? WINNETKA  Current Winnetka Real Estate Market:Homes for sale: 114Price range: $375,900 to $9,500,000Current median for sale price: $1,389,000Under contract: 36Condos for sale: 11Price range: $140,000 to $725,000WILMETTE  Current Wilmette Real Estate Marke...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Arriving Summer of 2020:  The New FICO 10 Scoring ModelHere's What to Expect ...  Hotter temperatures aren't the only thing that will soon be rolling in.  A hot new FICO Scoring model will also make its entrance at some point during the upcoming summer months ... A new credit scoring model isn'...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 HUBBARD WOODS  FEBRUARY 2020 There were 7 new listings in Hubbard Woods, of which the two least expensive are already under contract. The lower end has been selling quickly throughout the North Shore. 7 NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN FEBRUARY 2020 1380 Arsbury (under contract)$620,000          10...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Interest rates have come down today to a rock bottom low! They are trying to obviously stimulate the industry & get you off your couch to buy a home! If this isn't going to be it - I don't know what else could be.  But wait .... unlike a bad late-night infomercial, this news will definitely get y...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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These are some of the top reasons that homes stay on the market for too long. With some thoughtful pre-planning on your part & mine, we can get you the top dollar that you deserve. Look through the list for great ideas that you might not have thought about.  I'm on your team, we can get it done t...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Cook County Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Start March 5 2019 was the triennial reassessment year for Cook County. Many of us were startled to see the increases which jumped decidedly for some homeowners.  Did you know that you can appeal your taxes every year twice a year? This year, the win...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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 This is not the first time I've written about this but the time is coming near when you will either do your taxes or look forward to receiving a tax refund. What will you do with it? Did you ever think that it could springboard you into a new home?I'm the first one to agree that saving for anyth...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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 Here's the things you will need to know if you are planning on selling. So how is the market doing currently in Hoffman Estates? Here's a few graphs to help give you an idea. What is the percentage of homes that are going under contract each month in Hoffman Hoffman Estates? This tells you if th...

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