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New four flat for sale in Sandwich. This four unit apartment building is unique in sandwich - it sits on over half an acre and has a four car detached garage! These four units all have 2 bedrooms, front and rear entrances and private storage with laundry hookups! Plus - there is a four car detach...
02/11/2010
In an effort to speed up the sale of foreclosure properties, the FHA has lifted the 90 day seasoning rule for 1 year. Huh? Seasoning? You mean paprika? Garlic? No....parsley, that's a seasoning. Right? Well, no. Whean it comes to real estate, the term "seasoning" refers to how long a buyer keeps ...
02/11/2010
It's amazing how a little thing like checking a box can feel so good. Today is the day that we can choose those politcians that will screw up our lives even more. Wait, did I say that out loud? I mean...it's the day we can choose who will represent us. And if we don't like them - we can vote them...
11/04/2008
It's the ultimate American Dream. Build a house from the ground up and create a home that is uniquely yours. Pick out the model, the trim, the paint colors, the carpet. As if there weren't enough to think about - now there's another wrench in the works. Builders are going bankrupt.Big or Small - ...
10/07/2008
It's time for another Web Home of the Week!  Actually, way overdue - it's been awhile since I've done one.  But once you see this house - you'll know why I can't resist.  Yes - it's my listing this time.  I've actually sold a house for this couple once before.  MAN - they know how to build a hous...
09/10/2008
Real Estate Short Sale Up And Down And All Around  End Becomes The Means.  REAL ESTATE SHORT SALE Real estate agents - we either hate them, love them - or don't understand them.  Short Sales are a necessary evil in todays market - another way to generate leads and close sales.  But unlike a tradi...
09/08/2008
This weekend I had the opportunity to tour "The Townes at Creekside" in Romeoville. This is a new construction community just off Weber Rd. that is in the final stages of completion. The Townnes is a Pasquinelli community of nearly 200 townhomes arranged around a central circular drive. As with m...
09/07/2008
The web home of the week this week is......104 Cedar St, Sandwich IL. Listed for just $70,000 - an unheard of price in Sandwich! Here's the catch - it's a wreck! That's right - this house is not for the timid....not for those purchasing with FHA. The roof is leaking, the property is overgrown, th...
07/29/2008
If you're selling real estate in Chicago's western suburbs - I feel your pain. The Supra/Sentrilock fiasco continues making life difficult for the average REALTOR. A few months ago -a majority of the Chicago area Realtor Associations switched to the new REALTOR owned Sentrilock lockbox system. Bu...
07/24/2008
It's an exercise in futility I'm sure....but for the second time I've decided to pursue the purchase of a bank owned property for a client BEFORE it hits the MLS.  Why would I willingly submit msyself to such punishment?  Well, my clients asked.  And I'm curious.  I am working with buyers who are...
07/21/2008
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