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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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Woodridge Condo for Sale   2222 Country Club Dr #25Woodridge, IL 60517MLS # 07683758  ~ Offered at $64,000 - PRICE DROPPEDGreat value on this well-kept, top floor, 2 bedroom Woodridge condo for sale.  Conveniently located near I-355 and 75th street.  This Woodridge condo for sale features clubhou...
04/12/2011
Last week I attended the Darryl Davis Seminar in Chicago.  3 things I got out of it (in no particular order) 1)  Focus on the process and success will come. 2)  Commit to what can (will) be and forget about the thoughts, beliefs, concerns that hold you back. 3)  Focus buyers on finding the best h...
03/30/2011
Highest and Best may be.... Best from the start.Attention buyers ~ it may not be a buyers market after all.  In some specific price ranges and types of sales, sellers have the upper hand.  In southwest Plainfield, IL there are plenty of foreclosed and short sale homes in fair condition listed for...
02/24/2011
Real Estate Market News 2/8/11Interest rates are rising.  Today's rate quotes at Wells Fargo for 30 year conventional fixed rate is up to 5.25% from 4.75% just a few weeks ago.  This translates into an extra $30 per month on a $100,000 mortgage.  Over the life of the loan the increased interest r...
02/08/2011
Steve Roake, Real Estate Broker ProfileSteve Roake is a Real Estate Broker with McColly Real Estate in Shorewood, IL.  Steve has been working in real estate since 2003.  Steve Roake earned the Illinois Real Estate Broker license in October 2010, is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and is ...
01/11/2011
How to Hire the Right Shorewood, IL Short Sale Agent  If you're looking for a short sale agent in Shorewood, IL you'll find a lot of REALTOR® claiming to be an "Expert".   Save yourself some time and take my advice.  Write an email to these agent and ask some general questions.   For example: Wha...
12/29/2010
12/27/10 Real Estate Market NewsMortgage rates saw a slight decline this week after six weeks of increases. 30 year and 15 year fixed mortgage averages dropped .02 percent each.  Still, rates are still lower than 1 year ago by roughly .23-.28 points.  Rates are expected to seesaw around 5% in 201...
12/27/2010
Real Estate Market News Update12/16/10New support for neighborhoods with high foreclosure rates was announced Wednesday as Federal Reserve, FDIC, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision officials issue final ruling.  Through HUD's Neighorbhood Stabilization...
12/16/2010
Real Estate Market News Update12/15/10The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) will fall short of its goal of helping 3 to 4 million homeowners.  HAMP has only helped an estimated 700,000.  The Treasury has used only $4 billion of $75 billion that was set aside as part of TARP.  The Congre...
12/15/2010
Excellent evaluation of the current housing market.  Many people are asking when values will rebound to pre-bust levels.  The answer - Never - is alarming at first glance.  However, with a little exploration of long term real estate growth and inflation, it becomes obvious that never is exactly w...
12/14/2010
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