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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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NATIONAL RADON MONTH – DID YOU SCREEN THIS MONTH? It's not too late! My good friend Rich the Home Inspector reminds us...   January is National Radon Month – a designation intended to raise awareness about the hazards of radon and the need for all homeowners to test their home for radon. Radon i...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION – MAKE YOUR HOME HEALTHY AND SAFE THIS YEAR! My good friend Rich the Home Inspector reminds us...   One of the most common resolutions people make every year is to take better care of their bodies, either by losing weight, quitting smoking or exercising more. Another reso...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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John Riha reminds us - “It’s the little things that tend to trip up people,” says Frank Lesh, former president of the American Society of Home Inspectors and owner of Home Sweet Home Inspection Co. in Chicago. “Some cracked caulk around the windows, or maybe a furnace filter that hasn’t been chan...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Attorney Filisko reminds us - Before you can worry about where to place furniture and which wall hanging should go where, each room in your home must be spotless. Do a thorough cleaning right down to the nitpicky details like wiping down light switch covers. Deep clean and deodorize carpets and w...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Carl Vogel lives in a very unique home in Chicago, Illinois.  He appreciates what a good strong comparable can offer and reminds us - Knowing how much homes similar to yours, called comparable sales (or in real estate lingo, comps), sold for gives you the best idea of the current estimated value ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Attorney Filisko reminds us - Understand the type of home that suits your personality. Do you prefer a new or existing home? A ranch or a multistory home? If you’re leaning toward a fixer-upper, are you truly handy, or will you need to budget for contractors? 2. Research before you look  List the...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Attorney Filisko reminds us - Generally, you can afford a home priced 2 to 3 times your gross income. Remember to consider costs every homeowner must cover: property taxes, insurance, maintenance, utilities, and community association fees, if applicable, as well as costs specific to your family, ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Attorney Filisko reminds us - As a rule of thumb, you can typically afford a home priced two to three times your gross income. If you earn $100,000, you can typically afford a home between $200,000 and $300,000.To understand how that rule applies to your particular financial situation, prepare a ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Attoney Filisko reminds us - You may think fudging your income a little or omitting debts when applying for a mortgage will go unnoticed. Not true. Lenders have become more diligent in verifying information on mortgage applications. If you fib, expect to be found out and denied the loan you need ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Attorney Filisko reminds us TV remodeling shows make home improvement work look like a snap. In the real world, attempting a difficult remodeling job that you don’t know how to do will take longer than you think and can lead to less-than-professional results that won’t increase the value of your ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Did you resolve that 2012 is the year you own your own home? Making this type of purchase requires a lot of planning. Realtor® Robin Jones of Norfolk, NEgives some first steps on getting ready to be a homeowner: As promised, my next few posts will be about how to prepare to buy a home. Today we’...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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If you’re contemplating buying your first place, try to stay within your comfort zone and not get swept away.  As local real estate expert in Chicago, Illinois area, I want my valued buyers to have access to the right information to make better decisions.  1) Don’t Guess …. Determine what you ca...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Planning a trip to Chicago in the near future?  Here are some links to some fun things to do while hear.  You'll discover why it is my kind of town! http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/community/rink_at_wrigley.jsp http://www.chicagosketchfest.com/ http://www.newlenoxparks.org/component/jcalpro/view/...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  "Winter on the Green" to be Held in Frankfort, IL on Sundays, January 8th to February 12th, 2012              Breidert Green, located at Ash and Kansas Streets, in the historic downtown region  of Frankfort, IL, will once again be the site for the "Winter on the Green" series of festivities sta...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Hawaii home owners tend to take on the most debt in their home purchases with an average home loan amount of $677,299, according to a recent study by LendingTree.com, which revealed the average loan amounts on residential real estate purchases in 2011. That means the average home owner in Hawaii...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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The Federal Housing Administration is extending its “anti-flipping” waiver through the end of 2012, which allows buyers to purchase homes that have already been sold in the last 90 days.  The waiver, which was soon set to expire, is “intended to accelerate the resale of foreclosed properties in ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Before we review the 2011 housing market, here is an informative report my Valued Financical Asset Advisor just sent me on the 2012 economic and market outlook for 2012... ...https://saf.wellsfargoadvisors.com/emx/dctm/Research/ASG/Investment_Strategy/outlook_report.pdf The “government, the mortg...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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  Winter on the Green 2012 Season Sundays, 1-3 pm Breidert Green in Downtown Historic Frankfort HOT CHOCOLATE BONFIRE January 8: Ice Fest Experience the magic when an ice sculpture unfolds before your eyes during a demonstration by professional ice sculptors. Ride the heated trolley (free of char...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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REAL ESTATE AS A HEDGE AGAINST INFLATION We haven’t heard a lot about inflation recently. However, prices have started to creep upward over the last year. As examples, here are a few categories that increased from November 2010 to November 2011: Food at home – up 6.2% Housing fuels and utilities ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Among all the other challenges of purchasing a home, today’s buyer often has an added burden: the advice of friends, co-workers and family. And what do these well-meaning-advice givers saying their very ‘knowing’ tones of voice? Well, a sampling of advice might include: (a) How dirt cheap ‘those ...

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