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By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Many real estate agents are animal lovers and have pets of our own, but we have all shared stories of having our fingers or ankles nipped by furry creatures during a showing. We have opened the front door to the home we are showing only to have a purebred Persian kitten scoot toward the nearest b...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Do you have a dog or cat that lives indoors with the family? A pet can pose a problem when your property is listed for sale. Even if prospective buyers have pets of their own that smell just like yours, they may be repelled by animal odors as they tour your home. If you have a pet odor problem, y...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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Bathtub Refinishing  Here are some great people in the Chicago land area that can make an old yellow,red, pink, or green bathtub look brand new!  Resurface Pros  631  N.  Sixth  Street  DeKalb  IL.  60115 Ph. (877)TILETUB  (815) 756-2565 Fax (815) 756-2566  resurface1@aol.comNorthern Illinois are...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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 It's a dream we all have - to own our own home and stop paying rent. But if you're like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn't feel like yours. How could it when you're not even permitted to bang in a nail or two without a hassle. You feel like you'r...
Hi allRan across this and thought you might like!Winter is a cold, dark time in Grand Rapids, Mich. But inside Scott Zomerlei's house there's always a hint of spring. The downstairs hallway of his two-story home has a modest lettuce garden growing under a light. In the upstairs hall, strawberries...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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Exposure to the cold can lead to frostbite or hypothermia. The elderly, children and pets are particularly vulnerable to the bitterly cold conditions. If you are traveling, store a survival kit in your vehicle, especially if your travels take you through an isolated area. According to the Associa...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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Buying Land There is something romantic in the idea of buying an open plot of land, a place untouched by human hands and open to a world of possibilities. One might think that buying land is a simple process, but in actuality it can be surprisingly complicated and in many ways is more difficult t...

By Eric Rogers
(Century 21 Pro-Team)
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Naperville Market Trends - Naperville Real EstateDetached Style HomesThe median price of homes in Naperville remained rose slightly in January, going from $574,800 in December to $585,000 in January. However, the average price of homes sold during the month of January fell significantly from $467...

By Eileen Landau, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
(BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE)
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My friend, Mary Umberger of the Chicago Tribune's real estate section, had an interesting paragraph in this morning's Trib.   Chicago area builders "according to a study by Metrostudy...builders are sitting on 63,000 vacant lots." This represents a 22% DECREASE in the number of unsold lots.   Now...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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What is "H.O."? You can probably guess--it means "home odors".Be careful of odors in your home. If your family room smells stuffy and stale, or if your cat or dog has left a distinctive odor in the hallway, take action by eliminating the source of the odor rather than merely treating the effects....

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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A family pet often represents a major challenge when a house is being marketed. Your family may call your large dog "Fido"--but your real estate agent calls him "Fang"! This is a sensitive issue for a real estate agent to communicate to sellers.Even though he is just doing "his job", a dog's bark...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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If your house is a typical one, there is probably some kind of small, leggy creature that makes its home with you. Whether they are termites, fleas, roaches, ants, or spiders, it is a good idea to serve them with an eviction notice before you put your home on the market. If home remedies like ion...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Does it cost the homebuyer more to be represented by a buyer's agent who serves their interests exclusively? No, because the listing agent splits the sales commission, which is customarily paid by the seller of the home, with the buyer's agent. The sales commission split is usually 50-50, but the...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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Reported this week based on estimates that U.S. home foreclosures are on the rise. Foreclosures represent a growing opportunity for investors and first-time home buyers looking to enter specific markets. Foreclosure activity in September 2006 showed an estimated 103,000 properties entering some s...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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Sure, prices fell. But look at the big picture: The market is adjusting to reality and some of the news is better than expected.If you're a homeowner, the recent movement of home prices is as sickening to watch as a mountaineer falling off a cliff. As recently as a year ago, prices of existing ho...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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Real Estate Trends For 2007 The national and local real estate markets are made up primarily of five sectors, Residential, Retail, Industrial, Commercial and Investment, which all overlap on their fringes. While it should be noted that national trends can differ drastically from local trends, and...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Which party in a real estate transaction is represented by the real estate agent--the buyer or the seller? Until recently that question was never asked because the answer was always the same. Traditionally all the marketing professionals involved in real estate transactions were legally and ethic...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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What happens when you are interested in purchasing property that is being sold by the same real estate agency in charge of your buying needs? You may have concerns about a dual buyer/seller agent. Will this form of agency protect your interests, or that of the seller? Will you as buyer be able to...

By Eileen Landau, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
(BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE)
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In our neck of the woods, each city can choose to impose a transfer tax on the close of a property.Transfer taxes started around 1980 with the Village of Woodridge explaining that it needed more revenue and what better way than to collect $2.50 per thousand from sellers. When homes were selling f...

By Eileen Landau, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
(BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE)
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 As of 1/27/07, there was a total of 948 single family homes on the market. Average list price: $733,873 Average days on market: 196 The breakdown:There are 157 3 bedroom homes on the market; average price: $428,703. Market time: 158 daysThere are 654 4 bedroom homes on the market; average price:...

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