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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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What does it really cost to buy a home? Can you afford it? You obviously have to pay the purchase price and mortgage interest, but what else is involved? Potential homeowners are often surprised to discover just how many hidden costs there are in buying and owning a home. Many of these aren't ev...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Purchasing a home is a big step, and a big decision. The average person spends around 1/3 of their income on their home. The home that you choose has a big impact on your life, and can have a big impact on your finances, as well. It always surprises me when Buyers attempt to “go at it alone” bec...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 4
Marc Rasmussen a Realtor serving Sarasota, Florida, offers valuable tips for homebuyers below, reminds me of a recent Client I was serving on the purchase of a home in Dolton, Illinois.  The target home was an "as-is" cash foreclosure this Client won the bid on for $23k.  There was only one small...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 2
Should You Purchase or Rent? There are many factors to be considered when deciding to move to a new location with the first critical decision being whether to purchase some property or rent. Depending upon your circumstances, it may either be a clear-cut decision or one that requires a more thoro...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 2
Ideas to Make Life Easier Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems.Hull strawberries easily using a straw.Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise di...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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If you are considering a home purchase, be sure you don’t go it alone.  Buying a home in today’s market requires help and guidance from a real estate professional.  With multiple parties involved in most real estate transactions, pursuing a home alone, whether new or resale, would make you feel ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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1. Know what you need. Start your search by making a list of what you’d like the management company to do. You can put anything on the list, as long as the HOA board keeps the responsibility to oversee the management company’s actions. Knowing what your HOA needs will help you focus your search....

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Here are seven crazy examples of laws and HOA rules: 1. Can't park your car in your own driveway. In Odessa, Fla., a resident was fined by his board for parking his pickup truck in his own driveway because it wouldn’t fit in his garage. Not our problem, the HOA basically told him before slapping...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Schedule Emails & Set Reminders: Boomerang for Gmail Have you ever wished you could tell an email message to "go away and come back later"? Have you ever wished your email would remind you when you haven't heard back from someone? Have you ever wished you could schedule an email to be sent later?...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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http://thetaylormaderealtor.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/ Link to NBA basketball schedule... http://www.nba.com/bulls/schedule/ Snow removal from roofs is rarely necessary, but when it is, it’s a dangerous job. Tips and advice about what to do when your roof is loaded with snow. When (if ever) is...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDZVNBYf66c&feature=youtu.be Existing-home sales rose again in November and remain above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Also released today were periodic benchmark revisions with downward adjustments to sales and inventory data sinc...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Paul Mullings shares excellent points of what Lenders really look for when deciding on grant a mortgage approval.   You're thinking about buying a home, but you're worried by the reports of how tough it is to qualify for a mortgage these days and how big a down payment is required. Yes, credit s...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Here Is A Tip On Cinnamon And Honey     Whoever  Thought?     Honey is  the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time  it will do What I rather call "cr...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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As we all know the condo market in Chicago, can be quite tricky when looking for financing.  Here are 10 Things that you should consider before purchasing a condo: 1.        How much are the monthly condo association fee’s and what do they cover? 2.       What are the specific rules of the condo?...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Younger buyers Dale Taylor from REMAX All Properties in New Lenox (dtaylor.illinoisproperty.com) has made it his mission to get the information-age, Gen-Y, first-time buyers on the right road to responsible homeownership. And lots of times that means working with potential buyers for months or ev...

By Raymond Kennedy
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
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  Short Sales in Frankfort totaled 22 successful closings for the year of 2011. Of those 22 closed Frankfort Short Sales 20 of them were single family homes, 1 was a townhouse/condo and 1 was vacant land. It is also important to note that a total number of 44 Frankfort Real Estate properties wer...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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I was in a check out line a Sam's club and a past client overheard my voice.  I hear in the distance, "is that my Realtor Dale Taylor's voice I hear?"  As she approached me she said, "I bet you don't remember my name?"  She was correct I didn't for the moment.  What I did remember was all three h...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Owning an old home can be very satisfying, but it can also be a lot of work. Old materials and systems need attention and tender loving care. And many of the construction practices of years ago leave much to be desired. If you want to maintain your old home with relative ease, you may want to con...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 2
 My Dad who was rare to give compliments told me this right after I had grown up and left the nest.  He told me he appreciated how I cared for the things he gave me.  One of the items he referred to was a ten-speed bike he gave me as a young teenager.  He noticed years later how the bike was sti...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 2
In several states, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering home buyers foreclosed homes with only a $100 down payment, in trying to unload some of its inventory. The incentive runs until October 2012. To qualify, purchasers must be an “owner-occupant,” intending to live i...

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