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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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By Amanda Gengler and Elizabeth Fenner May 9, 2011: 2:12 AM ET Peter and Lauren Meyer of Montclair, N.J., had to make dramatic price cuts to nab a buyer. Their starting price in February 2010 was $1.149 million. After 5 price cuts, the home sold in November 2010 for $808,000.   (MONEY Magazine) -...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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When it comes to cultivating a credit score, you've probably got the good citizen routine down cold. You pay on time, try to wipe out the entire balance every month and never close too many accounts at once. Beyond the basics, though, many consumers are still in the dark about what makes their cr...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Mobile Phones can ignite fuel or fumesMobile phones that light up when switched on or when they ring release enough energy to provide a spark for ignition Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations, or when fueling lawn mowers, boat, etc.Mobile phones should not be used, or should be tu...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Don't be intimidated by the prospect of buying your first home. While the process may seem daunting, once you break the process down you'll see that you can certainly do it. Today's marketplace is perfect for buyers in that mortgage rates are low and there are plenty of homes to choose from. Here...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Good negotiating in real estate isn't about coming out victorious over the other side, it's about understanding the seller's motivations and striking a deal that satisfies all parties as much as possible. The following tips can help you survive the negotiation of a real estate purchase: Don't foc...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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before you get serious about purchasing a home, take these tips into consideration. * Pay down your debt. Before you even apply for a mortgage, it's important that you reduce your debt load. The smaller it is, the better for your debt-to-income ratio, which lenders use to determine how much they'...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Tax Deductions for Vacation Homes By: Donna Fuscaldo Published: November 17, 2009 Tax deductions for vacation homes vary greatly depending on how much you use the home and whether you rent it out.   Is your vacation home a vacation home? If you bought your vacation home exclusively for personal e...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Justifying Staging to Get Properties Sold June 14, 2011 by barbschwarz · Leave a CommentFiled under: Home Trends  By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com I was recently interviewed by a real estate publication and I thought I would share the answers I gave to the reporter's questions here at the Styled,...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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TIPS ON PUMPING GAS Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so bu...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Things to Consider When Purchasing a Home There are many issues to evaluate when considering a home purchase including what you can afford, what kind of loan best suits you, the property itself and once you find your dream house, how much you are willing to pay for it. How Much Can You Afford?   ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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For what the typical family wastes every year on air leaks--about $350--you can plug energy-robbing gaps, start saving money, and enjoy a more comfortable home. 1. Insulate around recessed lights Most recessed lights have vents that open into the attic, a direct route for heated or cooled air to ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Regular home maintenance is key to preserving the value of your house and property. “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...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Getting your home's heating system professionally serviced every year will keep it running smoothly and help keep heating costs under control. Who does the job? The simplest way to get the work done is to hire your fuel company to do it. Oil companies and gas utilities usually provide this servic...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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1. Don’t slack off on home maintenance. Houses in need of TLC often attract investors or property flippers, which are known for submitting low-ball offers. To attract offers and the highest bids, sellers should attend to any upkeep and maintenance issues before putting the house for sale. 2. Make...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development has once again extended its deadline for a program that provides up to $50,000 in interest-free loans to unemployed or medically ill home owners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments.  The new deadline is now Sept. 15. HUD resumed takin...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Many people who feel they are prepared to enter the real estate market by purchasing their first home have experienced a roadblock to good mortgage rates – their credit cards. Credit cards can play a positive, but also a negative role in the process of purchasing a home. There is not a doubt that...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Five Simple Home-Buying Tips For First-Time Home Buyers Buying a home is very exciting. Especially if it’s your first time to do it. At the outset, there’s really so many things to do and so many things to consider that ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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7 Ways to move a negotiation forward By Adorna Carroll, ABR®, ABRM(SM), e-PRO®, GRI, PMN, SFR, SRES®, Owner/Broker, Realty 3 Carroll & Agostini, Berlin, Connecticut An excerpt from REBAC's Monthly Newsletter, The Today's Buyer's Rep.Avoid deadlock! If your negotiation is struggling, here are seve...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Top iPhone, iPad apps to manage your budget Most popular free and paid downloads By Inman News, Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Inman News™ Editor's note: This updating list of free and paid mobile apps for iPad and iPhone includes apps that are useful for managing your budget. The...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Productivity Apps Report: Popular mobile tools for iPhone, iPad By Inman News, Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Inman News™   Image courtesy of Cea.   Going mobile has never been so easy. This report includes a series of top 10 lists featuring a range of popular apps that real estat...

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