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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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5 Fast Paced Market Tips for Buyers   When prices and interest rates fall, new buyers are itching to take advantage of them and get into a new home.  But what happens when buyers find there is little available to them?  That's right: bidding wars and multiple offers.When real estate is moving fas...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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How to Pass a Home Inspection: Solve Problems First       Richard M Hartian reminds us One of the biggest roadblocks standing between you and the successful sale of your home could be the home inspection. Don’t lie awake nights worrying about what the inspector might find. Instead, conduct your o...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Fight For Your Clients By Megan Oster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa0yUrCkEzs In real estate, the modern definition of customer service means getting in the trenches with clients. Think you provide your clients with superb customer service? Dale Taylor, a broker with RE/MAX All Properties in N...

By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
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The charts and table below will show real estate market trends for single family Frankfort homes from February 2011 through February 2012.  The chart below shows the number of listings for each month over the past year.  As you can see, listings peaked in March and May of last year and have decli...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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There are home buying mistakes that every buyer should avoid, mainly because of the extent of their impact on the buyer. For first time home buyers, it is even more important to be aware of the common errors committed by home buyers so that their first foray into homeownership will be a memorable...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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What You Can and Can't Deduct When You Work From Home Working from home can offer many advantages including tax deductions. Just take care what you try to write off for your home office on your return says Donna Fuscaldo. Passing the IRS litmus test To meet IRS guidelines, your home office must b...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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6 Home Deduction Traps and How to Avoid Them Get an “A” on your Schedule A Form: Dodge these tax deduction pitfalls to save time, money, and an IRS investigation says Barbara Eisner Bayer. Trap #1: Line 6 - real estate taxes Your monthly mortgage payment often includes money for a tax escrow, fro...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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10 Easy Mistakes Home Owners Make on Their Taxes Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know the score on each home tax deduction and credit says G.M. Filisko. Sin #1: Deducting the wrong year for property taxes You take a tax deduction for property taxes in the year you (or the h...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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It’s often hard to know if the person you are about to work with is credible and knows what they are doing says Richard Hartian.  Without question, a good loan officer is the most important person who will work on your loan, and on your behalf.  A good loan officer knows what the underwriting (th...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Have we hit the bottom in the housing market Richard Hartian ask? The U.S. housing market was in a major boom cycle for almost 20 years, beginning in the late 1980s and lasting until 2007. However, the residential real estate industry has been in a major slump since late 2007, and has been buffet...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Selling a home profitably in today’s market isn’t easy. However, if you follow these simple home staging tips, you’ll not only maximize your selling price, you’ll probably speed up your sales timeline as well, as Richard hartian shares with us. There are professionals who are paid to stage homes....

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Fannie Mae, that government-owned (that means you and me) mortgage giant is the largest buyer of mortgage loans in the United States.  It pretty much has always been this way since Fannie’s charter was changed back in 1968.  When a lender makes a mortgage loan that conforms to Fannie guidelines, ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Staging Secrets Bye, Bye Clutter The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of clutter. Make a house rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. When prof...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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CREATING WEALTH THROUGH HOMEOWNERSHIP - THE PROOF Several real estate economists have shown that the average homeowner accumulates more overall wealth than the average renter.[i] However, it is not clear how this is done. Is it that owned property usually appreciates at such a rate that, after c...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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FHA’s Streamline Refinance Program could benefit millions of borrowers whose mortgages are currently insured by FHA.   Cecelia Marlow a respected Loan Officer shares news beginning June 11, 2012, FHA will lower its Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP) to just .01 percent and reduce its annu...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Household Worth in U.S Increases as Stock Prices Rebound By Shobhana Chandra - Mar 8, 2012   Play Foreclosure Aid May Help Property Investors Household wealth in the U.S. climbed from October through December for the first time in three quarters as an increase in stock prices outstripped a decli...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Here are some quick tips to help you conserve water, energy (and money) in your home!* If you don't have it in your budget to upgrade to a low-flow or dual–flush toilet, put a brick or full 2-liter bottle in your toilet tank. These will take up volume and help you save water every time you flush!...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Rich Hofeld a respected House Inspector reminds while this winter has been a relatively mild one in many regions, it is probably several months since you last paid attention to any outdoor maintenance. So within the next month or so it will be time to do a winter-end check to make sure everything...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Respected House Inspector Rich Hofeld helps us learn how to a correct squeaky floors, address foggy insulated glass windows, provide a vapor barrier for an old house, and get the maximum out of a house painting job. Q. Our house has beat-up hardwood floors covered by wall-to-wall carpets. The fl...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Lisa Hare a respected colleague in Florida shares when purchasing a fixer upper home there is certainly some risk involved, but for many, the benefits far exceed the risks. There are several things to consider first, some positive and some negative. Things to Consider When Buying A Fixer Upper  A...

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