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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Upon viewing the virtual tour photos of a home in Homewood, Illinois, my Valued Buyers called me demanding to tour the home.  Upon physically touring the home my Valued Buyers looked at me and said, "are we in the same house?"  You can imagine what direction the conversation went after they gave ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Top questions to ask when buying a condominium What are the condo association rules?  More importantly... My respected Remax colleague Bill Gassett shares very good condominium purchasing tips below.  Before we review his recommendations of questions to ask before purchasing, it is very important...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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To protect the investment in your home, your main line of defense is homeowners insurance. If you are a new homeowner, you’re likely in the market for insurance. If you are an existing homeowner, long-term coverage with one insurer may give you peace of mind, and you may also get customer loyalty...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Please help me to know if you are a Serious buyer when you contact me? Please help me to save us both time and energy by asking your-self these questions to know if you are really ready to purchase a home. 1. Are you currently working with a real estate Agent? - If you are and/or have given them...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Unrealistic Seller Pricing?  My respected colleague Scott Levitt of Oakley Sign company inspired me to share this question - Q: Often Sellers who will become buyers have inflated ideas about their home value, primarily because of "upgrades" they perceive to be high-value.  How do I reason with th...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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JOINT CENTER FOR HOUSING STUDIES OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY reports The Baby Boomers No Longer Dominate the New Home Market because of THE INCREASING PREVALENCE OF COST BURDENS. The recession took a toll on household incomes but did little to reduce housing outlays for many Americans. Between 2007 an...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Mortgage Payments Have Become More Affordable Relative to Rents as the JOINT CENTER FOR HOUSING STUDIES OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY reports it is difficult to argue that overbuilding is dragging down the housing market.   Instead, the excess housing supply largely reflects the sharp slowdown in averag...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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If you are either buying or selling a home in today’s market, you need a real estate expert like me. However, we must realize what the term ‘expert’ actually means. An expert in any area cannot give perfect advice as no one can predict the future. But they can give excellent advice based on their...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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With interest rates at near record lows, many consumers are looking to buy their first home or refinance their current mortgage. Home loans and mortgages are among the biggest financial decisions you'll make, and being prepared to choose the best options can help you save thousands over the life ...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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A respected Mortgage Professional Angela Davis-Watkins reminds us the number of homes on the market has dropped precipitously over the last 12 months. According to the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, "even hard-hit areas" that suffered foreclosures and housing gluts "have seen substantial decr...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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The relationship between supply and demand determines the price of a commodity. This relationship is thought to be the driving force in a free market.” In real estate, supply and demand is represented as the current month’s supply of homes for sale (the number of homes for sale divided by the num...

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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    TEAL for TOES ... SALON  EVANIA  and  Edible  Arrangements/Frankfort efforts Benefit The Cancer Support Center during the Month of September                   All during the month of September,  TEAL for TOES   is taking place at  SALON  EVANIA,  located at  13 Old Frankfort Way  in Frankfort...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Making sound investments in your home can improve the "bottom line" when the time comes to sell your home. The trick is, knowing what to improve. Making home improvements prior to listing it is a common practice. However, improvements should be selected carefully if the primary goal is to increas...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Associated Press writers Jennifer C. Kerr, Seth Borenstein and Hope Yen, and Deputy Director of Polling Jennifer Agiesta contributed to this report form WASHINGTON (AP) today declaring — We're heavier in pounds and hotter by degrees than Americans of old. We're starting to snub our noses at dista...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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THE PROSPECTS FOR HOUSEHOLD GROWTH The joint center for housing studies at Harvard University reports Given that the number of new homes added in 2002–11 was lower than in any other ten-year period since the early 1970s, it is difficult to argue that overbuilding is dragging down the housing mar...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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CONTINUING SLIDE IN HOMEOWNERSHIP The joint center of housing studies at Harvard University reports Declines in the national homeownership rate accelerated in 2011 as increasing numbers of households opted—or were forced by foreclosure—to rent. The national homeownership rate dipped to 66.1 perc...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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SIGNS OF RECOVERY IN THE FOR-SALE MARKET The joint center for housing study at Harvard University reports The for-sale housing market remained depressed for much of 2011. House prices in most areas continued to slide, sales were lackluster, and single-family construction hit a record low. But as...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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June home sales in Illinois up 18.0 percent from a year ago; Median prices also post year-over-year increases SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Home sales surged 18 percent over previous year levels, with data released today by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® showing signs that the state’s housing market...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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When a Homeowner calls me and ask me to stop by to list their home as a Short-sale, the one thing I already know before they have made the call to me is, it has taken courage to get to the point of deciding it is time to release the home for now and move on with their lives.  My assignment become...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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E. Scott Reckard explains the typical rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage tumbled below 3.5% for the first time this week, Freddie Mac said -- the latest record low in a trend that has fired up refinancings but done little to ignite housing demand. Freddie Mac's weekly survey of what lenders are off...

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