Shorewood, IL Real Estate News

By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
For Sale by Owner in Shorewood, IL? Selling your home is a big decision.  You need to find the right price, maximize your investment in marketing, manage showings, paperwork and more.  Its a big job that many people leave to the professionals.  But for many people, the opportunity to save that brokerage fee drives them to do-it-yourself real estate.  Most for sale by owners in Shorewood run down to their local hardware store and buy a FOR SALE sign to stick in the yard.  They take out an add in the local paper.  Some spend hours searching the internet for inexpensive ways to market their home.  Few succeed (about 6% of homes in 2009 were sold by owner).  To get your home sold, you need more than a sign and a little luck.  You need to do extensive internet marketing.  I will help you do ...
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For Immediate ReleaseAug. 18, 2010 Contact: Andy Richardson, GR-PR630-789-8899 or arichardson@gr-pr.com The Timbers' Quality of Life series continues with special talk   ‘Macular Degeneration' The Timbers of Shorewood presents a "Quality of Life" seminar featuring Optometrist William G. Grant, M.D., who will provide information about macular degeneration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. The public is welcome at this informative and free presentation. As the economic crisis continues, some seniors may believe it's reasonable to skip their annual eye exam. But for the older population, it's critically important to keep tabs on the silent stealers of sight - cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. Accord...
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By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation provided by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of REALTORS®.  It signifies a higher level of service from REALTORS® who choose to work with buyers.  The coursework required to achieve the ABR® designation gives REALTORS® "Valuable real estate education that elevates your skills and knowledge in the eyes of homebuyers." REBAC also provides "Ongoing specialized information, programs and updates that help you stay on top of the issues and trends in successfully representing homebuyers."  ABR® training provided me with the knowledge needed to be successful working with buyers.  It gave me resources and information that I can use to help my clients find the right home and save money on their real estate p...
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By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
Ok, for those of you living under a rock the past few years, there is a website called Zillow.com.  Zillow has a Zestimate.  The Zestimate has godlike powers to determine the value of your home (I made that last bit up).  Many people go to Zillow for advice (that's why I go), some to agonize over their home's Zestimate, some to search listings, some to do who knows what.  I like Zillow because I have spent enough time earning Zillow All-Star Status which allows my picture and contact info to appear next to many, many homes in my area.  I've even been contacted by people asking about specific homes.  For this, Zillow, I thank you. Zillow has a lot of traffic and some of that traffic can get diverted my way. Also, I think the trending charts are useful to see what has happened in local re...
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By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
Shorewood IL Short Sale and Foreclosure Homes For Sale Snapshot for 7/28/10 Currently, there are 290 homes for sale in Shorewood, Illinois according to MLS data.  In the past month, 15 homes were sold with a median sales price of $275,000.  The average sales price was somewhat lower at $261,000.  List prices for both median and average sales prices were higher by $15,000 on average and $24,000 on median, indicating that buyers are getting almost between 6 and 8% off list prices.   Average market time was 124 days, but is likely higher as MREDLLC does not use total days on market, but only listing market time. Of these homes for sale in Shorewood, 37 are distressed homes.  This calculates out to 13% of the real estate market in Shorewood is short sale and foreclosed homes.   Another inte...
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By LaNita Cates
(REMAX of Joliet)
For Immediate ReleaseJuly 29, 2010  Contact: Andy Richardson, GR-PR630-789-8899 or arichardson@gr-pr.com   An August Dance at The Timbers of Shorewood  Chicagoland seniors invited!   Area senior citizens are invited to a "An August Dance" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. The Jay Mau Orchestra will provide the music of the Big Band era. This 10-piece band has been tempting couples onto the dance floor at 35-40 gigs a year, The Timbers being a favorite. "What a wonderful afternoon event," said Judy Malin, activities director at The Timbers of Shorewood. "Jay plans an interesting mix of music to dance to - foxtrots, waltzes, Cha-Chas, and all the rest." While World War II tunes were heard over America'...
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For Immediate ReleaseJuly 19, 2010 Contact: Andy Richardson, GR-PR630-789-8555 or arichardson@gr-pr.com  Quality of Life program - ‘It's Too Darn Hot' at The Timbers of Shorewood Bev Anderson of Divine Providence Home Health will present a ‘Quality of Life' health seminar titled, "It's Too Darn Hot," at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. The public is welcome to join the residents for this free presentation.  Anderson's program is about dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke which are dangers to older adults during hot weather.  Several factors make seniors especially vulnerable to hot weather. Older bodies can be slow to sense and respond to changes in heat, so seniors often don't start sweating until their temperature has already...
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By LaNita Cates
(REMAX of Joliet)
Contact: Andy Richardson, GR-PR630-789-8899 or arichardson@gr-pr.com Seniors' Senior Prom at The Timbers of Shorewood  Chicagoland seniors invited to ‘A Tropical Summer Night' Area senior citizens are invited to the 6th Annual Seniors' Senior Prom titled, "A Tropical Summer Night," from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 25, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. The Jay Mau Orchestra will provide the music of the Big Band era, and the evening will feature dancing, raffles, and all the prom trimmings. A special moment will be the crowning of the king and queen of the prom. As a part of the South Pacific-themed prom, the Royal Polynesian Revue will present a special show with hula dancers accompanied by the drums and ukulele. The dancers will show off seve...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Shorewood Glen by Del Webb is an intimate sized 55+ community of just 765 homes. Located in the quaint city of Shorewood, Illinois, this active adult community is a wonderful value for those looking to enjoy the Del Webb lifestyle at an attractive price. The homes of this Illinois active adult community start in the mid $140’s and include a wonderful package of features. Attached Ranch Duplex There are two different attached ranch duplex style floor plans offered at Shorewood Glen. The Franklin plan is 1,285 square feet and is available in new construction from $144,990. The main living space of this home is nice and open with the great room open to the kitchen and dining room. There is a large master suite with a nice sized master bath and walk-in-closet plus a second bedroom perfect f...
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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)
       The village trustees of Shorewood, Illinois take their designation as a National Tree City, earned through the Tree City U.S.A. National Arbor Day Foundation, very seriously.                Village officials recently passed a new 50-50 parkway tree replacement program designed in keeping with their 2009 earned status as recipient member.       Although criteria in place for this designation typically states that homeowners within the village must face full responsibility for the cost of removing and/or replacing diseased or damaged trees within a parkway ... Shorewood village officials modeled a program where the village shares the cost involved in these processes.  They feel this better considers the impact that tree replacement might place on their residents in today's financia...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2009 CONTACT: Andy Richardson, GR-PR630-789-8899 or arichardson@gr-pr.com Timbers' ‘Concert in the Park' Series Continueswith Classical Music  The Timbers of Shorewood's summer "Concert in the Park" series continues at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 1100 North River Road, Shorewood. Pianist and Singer Arkady Bodner and The Tenors 3 will provide classical music at the outdoor event. Singer, Arkady Bodner will perform, playing music from around the world on the piano, accordion and keyboard. Guests will enjoy a variety of numbers from polka to swing. The Tenors 3 will perform immediately following with assorted music ranging from opera, Broadway, ethnic songs, and holiday favorites. The Tenors 3 is a professional trio of classically trained tenor vocalists, incl...
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By LaNita Cates
(REMAX of Joliet)
Kids invited to free Easter Egg Hunt at the Timbers of Shorewood Local children of all ages and their families are invited to the 5th annual Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. At noon, toddler age children from one to three years-old will participate in an indoor egg hunt in a balloon-filled room. The outdoor egg hunt on the Timbers' grounds is for all children ages one and up beginning at 12:30 p.m. The egg hunt will feature prizes for everyone, along with plenty of kid-friendly entertainment including: ·       Photos with the Easter Bunny ·       "A Zoo to You" Petting Zoo consisting of 20-30 animals including: goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits, pot bellied pig, mini donkey, llama ...
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Jim Zilinsky of Zilinsky Financial Services will give a presentation on taxes and how they relate to seniors at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Zilinsky will discuss deductions for seniors, charitable contributions, how Social Security is taxed, and how the 7-1/2% adjusted gross income works with medical deductions. Seniors face very different tax issues than younger people as there are several senior tax issues that only apply to people age 60+, such as: annuities benefits, long-term care and social security benefits. Zilinsky Financial Services (ZFS) provides assistance in the planning of company, as well as individual, overall financial affairs. ZFS serves as an adviser to provide current and accurate information in the areas of...
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