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By Paul Walker, Scott AFB IL Area Realtor
(Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC)
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Looking for a new home in Swansea IL There are currently 115 Active listings in Swansea IL from which to choose from: Status - A TOT LP: $4,890,803 HI: $439,000 LO: $151,000 MEDIAN: $199,900 AVG: $232,895 AVG DM/CDM: 125/133   Property Type - N TOT LP: $4,890,803 HI: $439,000 LO: $151,000 MEDIAN:...

By Paul Walker, Scott AFB IL Area Realtor
(Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC)
Comments 0
Swansea Illinois Homes for Sale Market Report On June 4, 2010 there was 117 active home for sale in Swansea, IL. Status - A TOT LP: $4,436,111 HI: $439,000 LO: $149,000 MEDIAN: $199,900 AVG: $233,480 AVG DM/CDM: 94/110   Property Type - N TOT LP: $4,436,111 HI: $439,000 LO: $149,000 MEDIAN: $199,...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
Comments 5
On the evening news the other night, an item from Pittburg, KS caught my eye.  What looked like a psychedelic 1,000 legger approached people on the street, which caused some to run and some to gawk.  It was performance artist Jimmy Kuehnle wearing an inflatable suit to challenge people's percepti...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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I guess I wrote yesterday's blog about needing help navigating through a myriad of new housing provisions a bit too soon.  Today, FHA announced new rules that flesh out HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan's announcement in December that buyers would soon have to put more skin in the game. Some of the rul...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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The past holiday season, at least five people I know got GPS units as gifts.  Either roads are more confusing these days or people are more confused when they get behind the wheel.  In any case, every recipient was delighted. This winter, real estate agents and potentials buyers as well could use...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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"The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office." Robert Frost The secret to success in real estate - and in life - is much closer than many of us realize: it is right inside our head. During my years of helpi...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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Did You Know That January is a "Warm" Month? If you have  been digging out from recent snowfalls or are still recovering from cold spells throughout the country, this may be hard to believe. The warm and fuzzy feelings of the holidays are still lingering, and that makes January a fine time to cal...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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A couple weeks into the year, you may not have even implemented the New Year's Resolutions you made.  Or you may have already given up on a couple of them.   Why?  Maybe the goals weren't realistic, or maybe you just weren't ready to put them into practice yet.  If you know you need to lose 50 po...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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I knew something was up. A couple weeks ago, I commented on the  abrupt change in Target ads this Christmas.  The store has always presented itself as the place to go for trendy clothes and housewares at a reasonable price, but recently their ads downplayed style for savings. The "frugalistas" of...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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At last! The nightmare of the first decade of the 21st century  is over! Aside from 9/11, the housing boom and bust, foreclosures, lean times for real estate agents marked the decade.  In addition to everything else, the decade didn't really even have a handy way to refer to the block of 10 years...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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The next time someone tells you social media is a waste of time, here's yet more proof of how powerful it is...  Recently musician Dave Carroll checked his guitar on United Airlines.  They damaged the $3,500 instrument  and wanted to take no responsibility for the $1,200 damage - even though he a...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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A recent survey put homeownership as the Number10 on the list of 10 Hottest Resolutions for 2010.  The interest that Americans have in this is backed up by a Move.com survey that inquired about real estate resolutions people have for the year. The Move.com resolutions go like this. 1.   Start a ...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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It seems like only yesterday that people were obsessing about the world would crash on January 1, 2000. That didn't happen, and in fact, many spent the first half of the decade drinking the bottled water they stockpiled for the supposed impending disaster. With happened this decade was far more c...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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For years, you could always tell a Target ad from the competition. There weren't contrived scenarios that told you you'd get a good deal shopping at Target.  Instead music and fast moving images were juxtaposed one against another, then the familiar red logo would appear. You felt you had just s...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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Happy holidays to everyone!  We could say it in song  - but let's wait till the end!  Some agents have reported that the time right before Christmas was hectic, as the home buyer's tax credit proved more alluring than a pre-dawn sale at Target for some anxious buyers and sellers.  Perhaps this we...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
Comments 0
I shook my head as I read a recent Bloomberg news headline: Homebuyer Tax-Credit Extension Fails as Catalyst: Chart of Day that claimed the home buyer's tax credit extension did not result in an upward trend of stock  investors or homebuilders.  Both builders and Bloomberg economist expected to s...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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O brother! Or to be seasonal, o bah humbug! Poor Santa has recently come under attack for being too fat, as well as "promoting obesity, reckless air travel and a general unhealthy lifestyle" according to an Australian doctor who was only partly joking.  Apparently, the busy man should park his sl...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
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The holidays always brings out the comedians, but I was amused by a  comment someone left on Facebook.  The gist is: "Thanks for all those virtual gifts, the snowmen, the candy canes, the wrapped boxes, but I'll rather have some real gifts - some hundred dollar bills, some Wild Turkey, a few gift...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
Comments 4
The holidays are a time that calls for great sensitivity on the part of agents.  For many sellers, even if they are under great pressure to sell, the last Christmas in the old house might be bittersweet.  Maybe they know that at the next major holiday, they will be in another city or maybe they k...

By Bob Corcoran
(Corcoran Consulting & Coaching)
Comments 3
A couple weeks before the holidays - Christmas, Hannakuh, whatever you might celebrate - there is the tendency to slack off a bit.  There's parties to attend, shopping to do, - well, maybe you're even planning for a winter vacation. Despite the new tax credit, business is likely to be down bit, p...

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