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Schaumburg Tansfer Tax:  $1 per $1000 of sales price   Who Typically Pays:   Seller   Like many municipalites the Village of Schaumburg has imposed a real estate transfer tax.  Schaumburg charges $1 per $1000 of purchase price.  For example on a $300,000 home the transfer tax would be $300.  In S...
Recently there has been a lot of talk and articles written that it is cheaper to buy rather than rent.  I decided to due an anlysis to find out if this still holds true in Schaumburg, IL.  I searched the MLS and found 5 properties that were condo or townhome properties that were labeled for rent ...
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Schaumburg is served by 2 elementary school districts.  School District 54 primary serves the residents of Schaumburg. District 15 Serves the very Northern parts of Schaumburg near Algonquin Rd.  View the latest school information, reports and ratings. Click the picture below. You will find all t...
How hot is the Multi-Family housing market?  I guess it depends on who you ask.  Taking a look at the Northwest Suburban Chicagoland area, there are some mixed signs.  According to the Midwest Real Estate Data MLS system there have been 22 Closed sales on listings with more than 5 units.  Prices ...
In the last two weeks, I have found some great opportunities using Craigslist.  I have been using it to attract buyers to my website for several months and have been getting a decent amount of registrations.  This week I posted 20 ads similar to this:     From these type of ads I generate 9 buyer...
After a recent #retechchat on twitter.  Drew Meyers, wrote a post inspired by from a comment that I had made.  I noticed that a majority of the top producers in my area and even my company are not using Wordpress as their main website.  In Drew's post he explained why agent's should consider usin...
I have analyzed the stats from the MLS Midwest Real Estate Data and have found the following.  There has been 27970 closings of Single Family, Attached Single Family (Condo, Townhome &; 1/2 Duplex) and 2-4 unit Multi-Family Units.  Of those 13245 were marked as foreclosures or short sales. This m...
Looking for a Single Family Home in Schaumburg IL.  As of May 30th, 2011, there are currently 199 single family homes for sale in Schaumburg.  If you looking to search for Single Family Homes in Schaumburg for Sale visit  With the recent downturn in the housing market ...
Wondering if short sales ever close?  Here are some interesting stats for the entire Chicagoland area from the Midwest Real Estate Data MLS.  As you can see short sales repersent 22.01% of the entire active listings for residential properties but are only 13.46% of the closed transactions.  Entir...

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