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Real Estate Agent - Kettley Realtors
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...
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 ...
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's the day we can choose who will represent us. And if we don't like them - we can vote them...
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 - ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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