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Real Estate Agent - Steve Roake Homes - Keller Williams Realty Infinity
Covering Naperville IL Real Estate, Plainfield IL Real Estate and Joliet IL Real Estate as well as Aurora, Oswego, Shorewood, Bolingbrook, Romeoville and other area communities.
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The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation provided by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of REALTORS®.  It signifies a higher level of service from REALTORS® who choose to work with buyers.  The coursework required to achieve the ABR® designation give...
08/09/2010
Another Plainfield home listed for sale by Steve Roake 3 Bedroom Plainfield Ranch For Sale with Finished Basement in Caton Crossing Subdivision MLS # 0759671 $189,900 4754 Foster Ct, Plainfield, IL 60586 For Sale in Plainfield, IL is this well-maintained 3 bedroom ranch home.  Located in Caton Cr...
08/07/2010
Ok, for those of you living under a rock the past few years, there is a website called Zillow.com.  Zillow has a Zestimate.  The Zestimate has godlike powers to determine the value of your home (I made that last bit up).  Many people go to Zillow for advice (that's why I go), some to agonize over...
08/03/2010
Today I received the following comment on one of my blog posts.  It has nothing to do with the content of the blog which was about market statistics in Shorewood.   Every body understands that today's life seems to be not very cheap, but different people require cash for different things and not ...
08/03/2010
Shorewood IL Short Sale and Foreclosure Homes For Sale Snapshot for 7/28/10 Currently, there are 290 homes for sale in Shorewood, Illinois according to MLS data.  In the past month, 15 homes were sold with a median sales price of $275,000.  The average sales price was somewhat lower at $261,000. ...
07/28/2010
Plainfield IL Short Sale and Foreclosure Homes For Sale Snapshot for 7/28/10 Currently, there are 1397 homes for sale in Plainfield, Illinois according to MLS data.  In the past month, 93 homes were sold with a median sales price of $189,000.  The average sales price was slightly higher at $218,0...
07/28/2010
Do You Prefer Buyer's Agent or Seller's Agent? I'm sitting here frustrated today on my dependence upon other people in my role as buyer's agent.  I have two buyer deals that should have closed over 1 month ago, but for the meddling of others.  I like to think if I had full control, everything wou...
07/27/2010
  Is Your Short Sale Approved? Beware the REALTOR who claims to have an approved short sale.  It may be that the bank at one time agreed, in principle, to sell the home at a given price but I doubt many REALTORS are walking around with written approvals in their hands.  I made an offer on behalf ...
07/27/2010
I took a call while I was at a closing yesterday (a month after it was supposed to close, another WOOHOO!) and it was a man named Mike who had read my blog about frustrated sellers in Plainfield.  He had made an offer on a short sale and the seller's bank was PNC.  Apparently, he was searching fo...
07/24/2010
If you are considering buying or selling a home without the aid of professionals, please, please please read this entire blog.  The price of getting real estate experience could be more than you bargain for. On May 7th, I wrote an offer on a home for sale in Joliet, IL.  The home had been purchas...
07/22/2010
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