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By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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When you are selecting land on which to build your new home, be certain to investigate the zoning for that particular area. You might fall in love with rural acreage that just happens to be zoned for agricultural or recreational purposes. Since zoning uses are not interchangeable, you would need ...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Every city and county has zoning laws that define and restrict how property owners can use the land. The purpose of zoning regulations is to establish development standards and to ensure that the land is used for the common good. There are restrictions on both the type of structures you can build...

By Scott Your Naperville Number1 Expert
(Real Time Realty,LLC.)
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If you are selling your house, you may have to jump through a few hoops between the time you and the buyer reach an agreement and the time the money and deed change hands. The structural inspector usually finds a few things that need to be repaired or replaced, and the termite inspection may reve...

By Scott Your Naperville Number1 Expert
(Real Time Realty,LLC.)
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If you are like most buyers who sign a purchase agreement on a new home, you will almost certainly feel a wave of overwhelming anxiety. You may begin to question your judgement -- did I pay too much? Is it the right home? Can I really afford the mortgage payments? How can I get out of it? This re...

By Eileen Landau, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
(BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE)
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Odds and ends...so here's a round-up.1) Can't do a radon test if there's NO heat. Never knew that. We tried to do an inspection on a property with the temperature at 10 degrees. But, with NO heat, according to the radon specialist, it won't work.2) Selling real estate in below zero wind chill, dr...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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When starting out as a real estate investor, you can choose either the conservative approach of holding a property until it increases in value or the riskier approach of "flipping" - reselling very soon after making some improvements that add value. If you plan on taking the safer approach, keep ...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Are you looking for a home and becoming tired of house-hunting? If so, you may be tempted to buy a bargain-priced home "as is" and forego the home inspection. But without the inspection report, do you know what the "as it" refers to? Wouldn't it be better to know what condition the home is in bef...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Most sellers know that buyers are attracted to homes that are spotlessly clean, well-maintained and tastefully decorated. Sometimes the seller can't make the extra effort to prepare the home for showing. Some real estate listings are being sold to settle estates or by someone who has been transfe...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Real estate ads are sprinkled with terminology that often puzzles consumers who don't have applied knowledge of housing industry lingo. Internet homebuyers find that information about properties is often presented in abbreviated form or unfamiliar language. Shedding a little light on some basic r...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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Since July 2006, the Naperville City Council has discussed a possible Smoke-Free ordinance for the community. This discussion has taken place over six City Council meetings and included a townhall meeting held on September 13, 2006, to gather public input. On January 2, 2007, the City Council acc...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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The new law mandates that every dwelling unit must be equipped with at least one approved carbon monoxide alarm in an operating condition within 15 feet of every room used for sleeping purposes. A dwelling unit, defined as a room or suite of rooms used for human habitation, would include a single...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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NAPERVILLE, Ill.-Naperville residents will be voting for the Mayoral position when three (3) candidates face off in the Primary Election on February 27, 2007. Residents will also be voting for four (4) City Council positions and the Mayoral position in the Consolidated Election on Tuesday, April ...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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Driving around Naperville, it seemed there were just as many snowplow trucks as regular cars on the road. Some plowers haven't been home in 24 hours. Chris Winkler, a plower for Steve Miller Inc., said by this morning he'll have been plowing and salting for 46 of the last 52 hours in his truck.Wh...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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 Naperville high schoolers drove through downtown Naperville chanting "Happy snow day!" to the few brave souls walking on the sidewalks.A winter storm warning for Chicagoland was in effect until midnight Tuesday with the largest February snowfall in seven years on our hands, canceling all Napervi...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Houses that are spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated tend to sell quickly, and for top dollar. There can be substantial savings for home-buyers who are willing to purchase a property that needs cosmetic improvements. When you look at a house that needs work, try to imagine it with fresh pain...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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You see them on cable TV, sitting around a swimming pool, sharing stories about how they got rich quick by buying valuable real estate for give-away prices. They took a course on how to invest in real estate and became millionaires overnight--with nothing down and no credit hassles from mortgage ...

By Eileen Landau, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
(BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE)
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Dear Naperville Sellers,It's winter! And, there's snow and slush all over the place. You can help us when we show your property.Please have a rug at the front door that we can stand on and take off our shoes or put booties on. And, perhaps a box to throw our shoes in, and an old towel to wipe up ...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Most buyers want a home that is in tip-top condition and ready for them to occupy, but many homes sell for bargain prices because they need work. Buyers love "fixer-uppers" for the obvious reasons: the affordable price and the satisfaction of remodeling the house to accommodate your tastes and ne...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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A colorful history can add significantly to the value of a home. Researching the provenance of a property you are interested in buying can be both interesting and ultimately profitable. The market value of a home will be greater if it was designed by a notable architect, built by a company with a...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Most home purchase agreements have clauses that deal with termites. After the agreement is ratified, a termite inspection is arranged. Before the closing can occur, the sellers must be able to produce papers signed by a licensed exterminator stating that the house is free of infestation and that ...

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