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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Buying a home is always a new and exciting experience. The first thing for a buyer to consider is how much they can afford. Here are some ways for home buyers to get in shape to find the home that fits their budget: Debt to income — Home buyers should spend 28% or less of their gross income, and ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Common Household Hazardous Waste and What to do With Them We want to believe our homes are as safe as they can be, and for the most part they are. But there are items we use every day that are in fact hazardous. Knowing what products are hazardous, and the proper ways of disposing household hazar...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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This is a tribute to all my Bid-Whist card playing friends.  You will have to know and enjoy this game to appreciate this story.  I wanted to test it out here early before I fine-tune it, and plan to present in at our next Holiday Party.  I have the good pleasure of serving as President of a No-J...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Gladys Knight once said in an interview, “Please don’t call me no Diva.”  Well at around 10:45a on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at the Chinatown Cermak Chicago Metra Station, I had an encounter with one.  I was reroute to a Closing Downtown. I normally park in the area and walk Downtown, only this...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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 Thank you for your support. Happy Holidays.Everyone we serve is someone's family member, and together we served 679 in our emergency shelter, and placed 182 in transitional and permanent housing. Thank you for partnering with us to improve the lives of so many.Visit our website www.sspads.org Ca...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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According to the United States Census Bureau in 2013 there were 19.6 million veterans living in the U.S. VA Loans are the perfect mortgage program for buyers that are Veterans. A few Benefits of VA Mortgages No Down payment- Rather than paying 5, 10, or 20 percent or more with a VA loan your buye...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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5 Things I’m Most Thankful for That Impact My Business On A Daily Basis …Social Media – I get the opportunity daily to share my experiences, and the learning lessons I’ve gained through serving my Valued-Clients which hopefully helps past, present, and future Clients gain positive relocating wisd...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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The Hidden Costs of HomeownershipIf you've never owned your own property before, there are some costs you should prepare yourself for ahead of time. Should you take out a mortgage, you'll have your monthly mortgage payment, but often there are additional costs and fees added that a new homeowner ...

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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Frankfort Fall Festival & Parade  September 5 - 7, 2015       One of the Midwest's most enduring and long-running festivals is just around the corner ...     The Frankfort Fall Festival is slated to be held over the Labor Day holiday weekend, September 5th thru 7th, 2015 in the historic Village o...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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     I have a transaction going on now where the Sellers are losing their patients with their Buyer.  Why?  If you ever asked me, what is the hardest part of the work I do, it is helping Seller Clients to endure the process of selling a home. This may come across as harsh, but it is a reality.  I...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Barbecue and Fire Pit Safety for the Summer Throughout the United States, the summer months are those months where millions of Americans find themselves enjoying the outdoors or chilling in the backyard. With summer comes barbecues and evenings outside, sitting beside the fire pit. It's important...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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  My good Friend Loan Officer Vincent Redd was sharing with me how we as professionals serving Consumers Buying, Selling, and Financing the purchase of real estate strive to establish great lasting business relationships, and trust lasting a lifetime.  We Elect to not be content with average! We ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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 Why watching “Celebrity Wife Swap” and Selling Homes are complimentary to each other? I really like watching the television show “Celebrity Wipe Swap” because the Realtor in me loves to see the Celebrity Owned Homes.  I enjoy a glimpse of how they live in their homes, the size of their home, the...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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 Why posting photos of the home you’re purchasing before you close on Social Media is not good for your transaction? Buyers, in a transaction you can expect four negotiations.  The first negotiation takes place when you inform me you want to make an offer.  I immediately provide you with three re...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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 Sellers  Sellers  Sellers   Please  Please  Please  allow me to conduct the showing of your home.  Why?  Because I know my Buyer.  I know what turns them on about a home.  I know how to make them comfortable enough to start seeing themselves in the home.  You can’t do that when you’re in the Buy...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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The message my good friend Loan Officer Vincent Redd sent me reminded me to share the difference between a market evaluation and an appraisal. Appraisals can be done before procuring a Buyer to help a Seller to determine the value of  a home, but they won't be accepted by a Buyer's Lender if pai...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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One of the downsides to being a thoroughly knowledgeable, well seasoned, and perceived as a very successful Realtor, is potential Clients who know me well will use my expertise to help them in their decision making process to move, and use me as a gauge to keep the Realtor they intend to work wit...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Prepping Your Home for a Vacation Vacations are a time to relax and escape from regular life. When you're miles from home, the last thing you want to worry about is the safety of your home. If you plan on taking a vacation this summer (or any time this year), here are some simple tips on prepping...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Common Pests and Your Home   The list of new responsibilities can seem overwhelming when you buy a home or become a first-time homeowner. One responsibility that tends to get overlooked until it becomes a larger issue is that of household pests. A household pest is "a destructive insect or other ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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When I am working with Buyers in the Chicago and its South-land marketplace in Illinois, who desire to make offers on foreclosed Condominiums, I have to have the important conversation with them defining what "AS-IS" really means? Condominium Associations find themselves powerless to collect asse...

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