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4 Reasons to Sell Now Selling a property in this tough market can seem like a challenge. Here are four factors that actually make this a good time to post a For-Sale sign.1. Sell low and buy low. Because all property values are down, the sellers' loss on a property is really only a paper loss bec...
02/17/2010
Greg Olson/REMAX Suburban/Cell (847) 977-7024    Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home.   •·          Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities - movies,...
02/17/2010
Good news homebuyers: You can file for your $8,000 first-time buyer tax credit again. Bad news: You  can't e-file your taxes if you want the cash. And there are long delays.     Last Thursday, CNN revealed that buyers who purchased their properties after Nov. 6 were unable to claim the refund bec...
01/27/2010
Greg Olson, REMAX Suburban You  Have Options!!    Navigating Short Sales: What to Do When the Sale Price Leaves You ShortIf you're thinking of selling your home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a ...
12/15/2009
Greg Olson/REMAX Suburban Cell (847) 977-7024    Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home.   •·        Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities - movies, h...
12/10/2009
Greg Olson, REMAX Suburban    5 Factors That Decide Your Credit ScoreCredit scores range between 200 and 800, with scores above 620 considered desirable for obtaining a mortgage. The following factors affect your score:1. Your payment history. Did you pay your credit card obligations on time? If ...
12/04/2009
Greg Olson, REMAX Suburban    Navigating Short Sales: What to Do When the Sale Price Leaves You ShortIf you're thinking of selling your home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale. A short ...
12/01/2009
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) consistently ranks contractor fraud as its number one complaint. Don't be a victim. If you (or someone you know) is thinking about hiring a contractor, please read or share these tips straight from the BBB before signing anything.Obtain bids (from at least three l...
11/20/2009
Lose Your Job, Keep Your Home If you're faced with a layoff, there are ways to escape foreclosure and stay in your home. Few words sting like the ones that inform you that you're being laid off - especially today, with jobs so hard to come by. If you're a homeowner, the blow of a job loss can be ...
11/18/2009
Saving Energy :1) Plant deciduous shade trees on south and west side of house. 2) Close all doors and vents in rooms not in use. 3) Install whole house fan to draw in cool evening air. 4) Exchange traditional light bulbs for fluorescents. 5) Install storm doors on all exterior doors.6) Check, an...
11/18/2009
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