Explore Evanston, IL

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Downtown Evanston has something to offer everyone. It seems that new construction is everywhere. Central to the revitalization of the downtown was the Century 12 CineArts 6 Movie Theatre at Maple and Church Street. Century 12/ Cine Art 6 Theatre In the past 4 years new condominum projects have f...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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My advise to new buyers  is  before you look at homes  to buy go get pre-qualified for a loan. With  mortgage defaults and foreclosures on the rise, lenders are going back to the basics which is full documentation loan. What this means is that if you are a buyer and  are applying for a new loan t...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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The major difference between a Condo and a Cooperative (Coop) is in the type of ownership. With a condo the owner actually owns real estate and gets title to this unit usually in a fee simple title. With this ownership comes and undivided interest in the unit and the common areas of the building...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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I have been a realtor for over 10 years and in a family owned Finance Business for 8 years and it is my opinion that Banks Should Stay out of the Real Estate Business and do what they do best LEND MONEY. I recently had an experience doing a short sale where I had 7 offers and I could not get the ...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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People laugh when I say " Real Estate Consultant for Life' but it is true. If you want to stay in this business you have to find a way to generate repeat business and referral business. I think if you are able to develop relationships with people and show them that you care about them and appreci...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Evanston is rich with many different architectural home styles. For purposes of this article I will discuss three prominant styles : Victorian ,Queen Anne , and Tudor Revival . Victorian (1860-1880) Many people use the term Victorian to describe an architectural style yet Victorian is not really...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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How will buyers and sellers adjust to new challenges? The next big challenge will be how both buyers and sellers adjust to short sales, foreclosures, and bank owned properties. Experts are predicting more foreclosures in 2008 and as a result the real estate market will have a record number of hom...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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As of today’s date there are 227 homes for sale in Evanston, IL and 36 homes under contract since January 1, 2008. According to this information the average time on the market in Evanston is 6 months. Of interest is the number of homes under contract that have Home Sales Contingencies or Homes to...

By Susan Ani
(Baird & Warner)
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I visited the land trust home that I wrote about today.  The executive director of the organization behind this project was there, as well as a couple of directors from the Board.  The house is in the process of being rehabbed, including a totally new kitchen and bathroom.  The house held some su...

By Susan Ani
(Baird & Warner)
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Imagine, a rehabbed brick ranch home for sale near Main & Dodge for $180,000. It's true! Being offered by a grassroots organization, this is a wonderful holiday gift for some lucky family that meets the financial guidelines of eligibility. The "catch?" The buyer will own the building, but not the...

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