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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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 Dear Dale, YOU DID IT!Last night Congress restored the loan limits for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) for two years.As you know, in late September the FHA, Fannie Mae; and Freddie Mac loan limits were reduced in 42 states pricing potential home buyers out of the American Dream of home ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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REVVING UP YOUR HEATING SYSTEM   Maintenance requirements for modern heating systems may not involve as much of a homeowner’s time and effort as years ago, but there are still some basic maintenance issues that need to be addressed to help ensure your system will operate properly when needed. Id...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Did you know that the housing and building industry accounts for nearly 40% of the world's energy and raw material consumption? Our ability to "green our homes" truly has the ability to change the world. The principles of green are really about understanding priorities for a well-lived life—livin...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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What is the best way to protest a bad appraisal? By following these 10 steps, consumers and real estate agents alike will be able to refute a faulty appraisal. The goal is a “Reconsideration of Value” that accurately reflects the current market.Step 1: Check the appraiser’s qualifications. What c...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Keep your emotions in check and your eyes on the goal, and you’ll pay less when purchasing a home. Here are six tips for negotiating the best price on a home. 1. Get prequalified for a mortgage Getting prequalified for a mortgage proves to sellers that you’re serious about buying and capable of a...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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You’ve found your dream home. Make sure missteps don’t prevent a successful closing. 1. Be truthful on your mortgage application 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 in...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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A solid game plan can help you narrow your homebuying search to find the best home for you. 1. Know thyself 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 ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Foreclosures and short sales aren’t the only story in the housing market. Historically low interest rates should be a sign for existing homeowners that it might be time to refinance. Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey today and the results are good news for any...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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There are a new type of home buyers on the horizon for years to come – Generation Y, also known as Echo Boomers. This generation is known as the generation with their own identity, who is very familiar with digital technology. Echo Boomers are also known to manage their money very well, unlike ot...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Please Share This With Every Veteran You Know 2011 Free Veterans Day Meals   Applebee’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11: Last year, Applebee’s served 1,024,000 million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Staging a home to perfection can certainly get buyers’ attention, but pricing the home to sell is what often will get them in the front door, housing experts say. With home values dropping across the country, a few sellers are still struggling to come to terms that their home may not be worth wha...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Making Home Affordable's refinancing option is known as the Home Affordable Refinance program, or HARP. It's designed for homeowners who, although keeping up with payments, are prevented from refinancing their mortgages to lower rates due to declining home values. HARP might be right for you if y...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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When it comes to a mortgage refinance, it’s less about how much you’ll spend and more about how long you’ll stay. Do the math No. 2 above requires some calculation on your part. To figure it out, you’ll need to know: The closing costs for a new loan. Ask potential lenders—costs usually run 3% to ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Homebuyers advice and essential tips to get finance Even though the property market is weighted in favour of buyers at the moment, finding and purchasing a home is usually still a pretty nerve-wracking experience, because there are always fears about picking the wrong property or paying too much....

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Reasonably enough, Americans hate almost everything about the real estate recession. Underwater owners hate that they can neither sell nor refinance, distressed homeowners and consumer advocates hate robo-signing, and just about everyone hates plummeting home values. They even strike fear in the...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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  Property taxes can be a major expense for investors, but understanding how this tax works could save you thousands of dollars in the long run. The first thing to learn about property tax is that property is divided into two categories: real and personal. Real property includes land, buildings ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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“The 5″ First Time Home Buyer Mistakes…Ouch! 4 Comments   Listen up my first timers!  Now that I have informed you of these “5″ mistakes, let’s try to avoid them shall we .  According to our beloved National Association of Realtors, you first timers made up almost 40% of all purchases in 2010!  T...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Here are some firewood tips to consider as you begin stockpiling wood for your fireplace or stove this heating season: To help avoid insect or pests, never store firewood on the ground or touching your house. Burn only dry, seasoned and clean natural wood. Wood should be cut, split and stacked in...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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FALL MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST   Regularly checking your home for maintenance needs throughout the year is the best way to keep your home safe and prevent the need for costly emergency repairs. But fall is one time of year when a thorough systematic inspection is really needed to make sure your home...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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(ARA) - Maintaining a healthy home is critical for your family's welfare - especially now as the weather cools and you begin to spend more time indoors. Applying a few simple solutions now will ensure your indoor living environment is safe and healthy for seasons to come. Reduce toxins Less desir...

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