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By Eileen Landau, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
(BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE)
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I've been talking with many real estate editors and writers for the past year.And several weeks ago, I received a call from Sharon Stangenes, one of the Chicago Tribune's real estate editors.Her question: Are Baby Boomers moving to Ranch homes? "Well," I replied, "there just aren't many ranch hom...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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People who are moving to another state are usually concerned about how they will be able to monitor the purchase or sale of a home across state lines. Your local real estate agent can assist you in the process of buying or selling property out-of-state.The National Association of Realtors is a na...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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In the history of the real estate industry, there has been a single approach to working with a real estate agent. If you wanted to purchase a home, an agent showed you properties on behalf of the sellers of those homes. As a buyer, you were not represented by anyone other than yourself. Negotiati...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Did you know that, for no additional cost, you can be represented by a real estate broker in conjunction with purchasing a home from a builder? Homebuilders are accustomed to working with real estate brokers and often their commission is already covered in their marketing and promotion costs. A b...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Who represents the homebuyer in the transaction? The most common scenario is for homebuyers to purchase a home with the help of the seller's listing agent. In this case, known as "dual agent representation," the real estate agent assists both the sellers and the buyers. However, it is also possib...

By Angus in Naperville IL
(RE/MAX of Naperville)
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  Quite a year for the Condo/Townhome market in Naperville. The average sale price took quite a leap (about 14%) while the total number of transactions declined about 16% to 869 units sold (compared to the previous years 1034 units)A large contributing factor to the average price is the advent of...

By Angus in Naperville IL
(RE/MAX of Naperville)
Comments 2
   2006 was an interesting year for residential real estate in Naperville as overall sales declined from 2005 by about 21.5% Single family detached Naperville home sales fell from 2232 total units in 2005 to 1705 total units in 2006 a decline of 23.6%Of course the total transaction decline create...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
Comments 1
Homebuyers who use the Internet to start their home search may be lured by the promises of realty companies advertising "one-stop shopping" guaranteed to meet all your housing needs. But before you sign up with an online company, consider the benefits of meeting personally with a real estate agen...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
Comments 2
Home sellers may be lured by the promises of agents that offer to list and sell your home for a discount commission. But consider the advantages of using a full service broker who will represent your best interests in the transaction without cutting corners.A full service real estate broker will ...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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DANS TOP 10 TIPS TO SUCCESSFULL HOME BUYINGTip #1: Get Pre-Approved 1st!!!!There is nothing more frustrating in real estate then finding a client a home they really want and finding out their pre-approval was not done correctly or their not pre-approved at all. Agents representing sellers will re...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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Holiday Inn Select, 1801 N. Naper Boulevard11:30 AM - 1:30 PMMayor George Pradel will highlight the year's accomplishments and outline the city's objectives for 2007 in the annual State of the City Address. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch being served at noon. The mayor's present...

By Daniel Firks
(Re/Max Of Naperville)
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WINNER Naperville, ILTop 100 rank: 2Population: 141,600Compare Naperville to Top 10 Best Places     Financial City statsBest places averageMedian family income(per year)$112,258$76,893Family purchasing power(annual, cost-of-living adjusted)$85,693$68,109Sales tax6.75%6.55%State income tax rate(hi...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
Comments 5
Often the first offer to come in is the best one. When a house is fresh on the market, there is usually a rush of activity and the buyers who see it during the first thirty days are likely to be the most interested. While your home is new on the market, it will receive the most exposure, so the c...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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The beginning of negotiations is usually the end of many months of hard work for the buyer or seller. The work ahead requires skill in order to maintain a strong position.Sellers can lose their advantage if they do not counter an offer that a buyer has made. Even if the opening offer is beneath w...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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If you are selling your home, you should be prepared for the day your first offer comes in. When your real estate agent calls to say there is an offer on your home, you will naturally get excited. When your agent describes the offer, you will probably experience an adrenaline rush. Whether the of...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Many of the offers real estates submit for prospective buyers aren't exactly what the sellers want. The price may be lower than they are asking or there might be terms included in the offer that will require negotiation. What happens after the offer is submitted?The seller's real estate agent wil...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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Negotiations for the sale of a home can be affected by emotional factors. For example, it is easy to be offended by someone who is making an offer on your property. Even if the buyers love your house, they are trying to negotiate the best possible price and terms. They probably will not let you k...

By Angus in Naperville IL
(RE/MAX of Naperville)
Comments 39
History at it's heart - The Naper Settlement   Right in central Naperville is a piece of land preserved as it might have been in the 1800's. A cultural museum called the Naper SettlementLocated on Aurora Avenue, just steps from Naperville's thriving downtown and renowned riverwalk... the Naper Se...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
Comments 1
As a homebuyer, you may have found the perfect new house for your growing family, but what if it is a little out of your price range? You might list your current home for more than it is worth and be lucky enough to find a qualified buyer who is willing to pay the price, but it is impossible to k...

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