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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...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Very rarely do I introduce spiritual ideas when I'm serving my valued Clients when speaking with them.  There is an old saying I found to be true when conducting business.  The rules dictates to stay away fron God and politics when serving Clients.  My Pastor Robb Thompson shared some insights on...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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The Federal Reserve announced that short-term interest rates will likely stay near zero for nearly three more years, a move that is expected to spillover to long-term mortgage rates for home buyers and home owners. In August, the Fed had made a rare move to say it would keep rates near zero unti...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Renee Kosel, Assistant House Republican Leader and Illinois State Representative asked me to participate in a online legislative survey so she could gather a wide range of valuable ideas, suggestions, and concerns.  Below is the feeback she received reflecting the opinions of all who participated...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Recently I was touring homes with a Valued Buyer Couple. They mentioned how much they enjoy watching HGTV. We discovered we are mutual fans. They ask me if Realtors naturally put a positive spin on negative things Buyers point out about homes? Without really giving it much thought the first thin...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Small-Home Trend Reverses as More High-End Buyers Enter the Market Single-family home starts were at a 40-year-low in 2011, with just 429,000 homes built. That’s also a 75 percent decrease from a peak of 1.7 million starts in 2005, Multimedia Web Producer Erica Christoffer discovers at the build...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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8 Quick, Hot Design Tips From the International Builders’ Show Looking for quick, easy ideas to bring a home to life, add value, or prep for sale without spending a lot? Learn from the pros!  Erica Christoffer, a multimedia Web Producer shares Designers who presented at the International Builder...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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FHA Mortgage Premiums On The Rise   Mick Rothblott, Mortgage & Construction Loan Planner informs us the Administration has released the budget for the next fiscal year and included in this budget is a soon to be announced increase in insurance premiums for Federal Housing Administration mortgage ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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One of my greatest challenges when working with Buyers wanting to invest in foreclosures, is helping them to fully understand what "as-is" really means.  It means the only negotiation a bank may participate in is price. It is important for Buyers to not only budget for the amount they may be will...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Several  years ago I gave this business opportunity to my Mom as a gift.  She has discovered so many amazing travels deals affording her to travel several times year. What I loved about sharing this gift was she could travel often very cheaply, not be obligated to sell anything, or recruit anyone...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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A corporate attorney sent the following  out to the employees in his  company:1.Do not sign the  back of yourcredit  cards.  Instead, put 'PHOTO ID  REQUIRED.'2. When  you are writing checks to pay on your credit  card accounts, DO NOT put the  completeaccount  numberon the 'For' line. Instead,  ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Here is a great example of our Public Leaders working with Realtors to improve communities! New pilot program targets vacant, foreclosed properties in six Cook County communities.      Representatives of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® were on hand Friday in Berwyn as Gov. Pat Quinn announ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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2011-2012 Cost vs. Value: Which Remodeling Projects Pay Off the Most?    Melissa Dittmann Tracey, of REALTOR® Magazine reports when tackling home remodeling projects, you’ll find some projects pay off more than others at times of resale. Remodeling Magazine, in conjunction with REALTOR® Magazine...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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I must admit I am reluctant to share forcast information because it is like predicting a future none of us know may become reality.  I do respect research combined from a lot of resources.  This information primary reflects on the overall Illinois marketplace.  Non-Illinois residents, this may he...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Potential Pitfalls for REALTORS®, Property Owners with Home Rule  Mike Scobey a highly respected Government Affairs Director for the Illinois Association of Realtors reports the Illinois March 20 Primary Election fast approaching, it is time again to pay attention to the candidate races and the ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Joseph Alfe reminds us, One of the most neglected, and yet, most important part of a successful short sale is getting both buyer and seller on the same page. This may stem from the traditional way of thinking on a traditional “retail” sale: It’s “Us against them.” This does not apply to short sal...

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