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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...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Staging Tips for Sellers   Spring has arrived, which means real estate season is upon us. When selling your home or property, attracting full price offers is always top priority, and a properly staged home can be your number one asset in drawing as many offers as possible. Here are staging tips t...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Alternative Energy and Your Home   We all appreciate electricity -- each one of us uses it in some capacity every day. Heating and cooling our homes is one of our top priorities, not only for our comfort but also for our safety. In recent years more and more information about alternative and gree...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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  http://tour.illinoisproperty.com/tour/blaze/?tourId=1884030#.VK6NZZU5AqQ   “It was on the market so long because the House was waiting on me.” These, are words a Realtor loves to hear at the closing table from a Buyer.       I plan to attend every closing because it is an opportunity for me to ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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New Year To Dos for Your Home   With the start of a new year, it's always a good idea to assess your home and its needs. Taking stock of appliances, home systems, and other items that make a house a home will help guide you to home improvements needed, appliances that may be near the end of their...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Please allow me to multi-task for a minute.  I was just asked the following question by  Activerain Colleague, in which I have a very good answer to, in the Chicago-Southland:  http://sspads.org "How about the homeless?  There are still many Americans who are living on the streets and not sure wh...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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In a recent interview on "The Chew" show I heard Gladys Knight best define Gratitude.   When asked what were her preshow eating rituals, she explained them after sharing first, she never ever takes it for granted, after all these years of performing, when an audience shows up for her performance....

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Red Flags for Homebuyers   Home buying season is upon us, and while some buyers get caught up in the emotions of finding their new home, an important part of buying a home is paying attention to red flags. Red flags are those items that could potentially cost you a lot in the future, or even in t...

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