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Real Estate Agent - Re/Max Suburban
First time homebuyers and existing homeowners who wish to cash in on the government tax credits only have until April 30, 2010 to obtain a signed contract and close before June 30, 2010.  For more information on the Extended Tax Credit, see my website at  There's loads of in...
Fundamentally, there is a key to success passed down from generation to generation. The key to getting what you want in life, does not differ from getting the home you want, selling your home for the amount of money you want, etc. I have found that these key points help you through a successful R...
On November 6, 2009, President Obama signed the bill to extend the tax credit for First-time Homebuyers through JUNE 30, 2010!! The bill also opens up opportunities for existing homebuyers to receive credit on upgrading or downsizing a home, if selling their current home that they've lived in for...
You know that feeling when you want something so badly, it's all you can think about?  DO IT!    The Power of Positive Thinking is envisioning something in your mind that you want very badly, and "seeing" it happen or materializIing in your mind's eye.  There are also "vision boards" that you can...
How many times have I been asked by Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner, "Where's my tax credit? Where's my Bail-Out?" A LOT!!Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner do not get any incentives for selling their tax bail-out...just a decline in market value on a home that they have put all their love and ...
NEWS FROM BANK OF AMERICA:   My good friend Brian Rozycki,  Mortgage Loan Officer at Bank of America, just informed me about a new incentive program called America's Home Grant for Buyers AND existing Homeowners which could potentially yield a buyer $2,500 for a purchase and $1,250 for an existin...
SALES ARE UP!According to the Illinois Association of Realtors, July homes sales increased for the sixth consecutive time this year and statewide total home sales fell just 0.1 percent short of the July 2008 totals. In the Chicagoland area, year-to-year July home sales were up 0.3 percent from a ...
As a Real Estate Professional, I create a relationship with my clients that is compared to the relationships I have with my friends and family. In every one of my contacts, I have cared for and worked in the best interest of my client's needs and wants, and have gone over and above to create the ...
There are so many short sale and foreclosure properties out there, that many buyers are looking at and seeing at least one of these properties every time they go out searching. If you are a buyer interested in either a short sale or foreclosure, there are a few differences from the "traditional s...
With Summer well under way, and the rain that we've had over the past couple of months, you might not think that you need to worry about watering your grass this year! Well, there are other ways besides not using the sprinkler to save on your water bill. Here are my suggestions for saving money o...

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