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2010 

Now that I have basically gone virtual with my new office at my home I have been trying to move everything to my home. With my current provider unable to port my business phone numbers to my home location I have been forced to look at VoIP providers.  Voange and Ring Central are the two that I am...
03/30/2010
Lenders are ramping their numbers and approving loan modifications more often now.  Whether they are using the HAMP guidelines or their own guidelines homeowners have more options than before. The question is...should you do it yourself or hire a professional to do it?  Ask yourself how comfortab...
03/29/2010
When I was in high school I read Future Shock by Alvin Toffler and one of his quotes always stuck with me - "Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life!" So many changes have happend since my birthday that I won't be going into all of them but the most important one is that I will be mov...
03/27/2010
So you ask yourself - what is this Short Sale thing?  A short sale in real estate terms is a sale where the lender has accepted less than what is owned on the current mortgage.  With the current state of the economy many people have lost their jobs, reduced work hours or perhaps other life change...
03/25/2010
I was enjoying another great day weatherwise and working on some pending deals when I received a call from my mother.  We normallly talk a couple of times a week so I thought nothing of it.  As we went through our usual greeting I can sense something was off. She then confessed that she had allow...
03/20/2010
With the weather man saying we would be hitting the 60's I dusted off my bike, put some air in the tires, and off I went on my 1st bike ride of the year! Through the subdivision passing by the various homes with a keen eye towards any For Sale signs to check out later on my computer I headed towa...
03/18/2010
For my birthday I treated myself to a spring haircut. Being born on St. Patrick's Day is a bit strange since everyone is celebrating!  With contracts pending but no solid closings scheduled,  money is a bit tight so I decided to return to my favorite price conscious hair salon.     I discovered t...
03/17/2010
It's a beautiful day in the western suburbs of Chicagoland!  We are in the low 60's and people are coming out of the woodwork.  As I drove around to various appointments I got several calls for showings on my listings and inquiries on possible offers. We really have had some tough weather this wi...
03/16/2010
I happen to have a short sale listing in an upper middle class subdivision in a great school district.  We have had a lot of showings but so far no offers except from 2 different investors. One was an unsolicited offer from an investor located in my area who sends offers out for over $100K under ...
03/14/2010
As the clock keeps ticking the April 30th deadline to have a signed contract so you can be eligible for the hombuyer's credit from Uncle Sam is slowly approaching.  For those last minute shoppers be prepared to get in line. Buying a home is a serious proposition.  It more than likely will be the ...
03/13/2010
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