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11/19/2014
My wife and are beginning to think about the next stage in our lives. Like most couple our age our children are grown up and we are thinking about alot of things. The major thing is should we stay where we are or move. For me the thought of moving brings on a lot of emotions. First of all, I like...
11/10/2014
  If you are thinking about buying a home in 2015 then this blog post is for you. This is the perfect time to begin planning for 2015. What You can Do Today! Get your finances in order and get pre-qualified by a mortgage broker Research where you think you would want to live Research Schools Make...
11/07/2014
Over the past several days I have been asked by people "What do you do for a living?" and I proudly say I am a Real Estate Broker. My answer always prompts the person I am talking with to respond with another question like " Who do you work for?" My answer is " I am an Independent Agent and I own...
11/06/2014
The Language of Houses   I am recommending a book called “The Language of Houses” by Alison Lurie. I picked this book up at Barnes and Noble while looking for a gift and was immediately drawn to the title because it talked about “How Buidings Speak to Us”. I said this is unique because I never th...
11/06/2014
The  Last 3 Month Sales Statistics continues to show a downward trend in distressed sales but many cities are still in double digit numbers. City # Closed # Distressed % Distressed Evanston 69 16 23 Wilmette 66 7 10 Winnetka 33 2 6 Glencoe 19 0 0 Highland Pk 61 9 14 Glenview 85 17 20 Skokie 86 32...
04/25/2014
       It has been reported that home values are finally on the rise. The chart below shows the average price of a home in 2006 and what the appreciation is over that last 24 months. As this chart indicates appreciation is still in single digit numbers and the average home price is still off the...
04/25/2014
Seller Market: The supply of inventory in a seller market is under 6 month. Buyer Market: The supply of inventory in a buyer’s market is over 6 months. There clearly are fewer homes on the market this year than last year and as a result the market is shifting from a buyer’s market to a sellers ma...
04/25/2014
Real Estate is now a "Seller" Market Home Prices are "Rising" More Buyers will be looking at your home You have "No" Mortgage You Plan to Retire and Downsize NOW is the time to take advantage of  housing market recovery. To Find out what your home is worth... Call Today: Jack Lewitz Cell: 708-309...
04/25/2014
      I just finished reading an article about the recent agreement between Fannie Mae and BOA. BOA has agreed to pay FAnnie MAe $3 Billion in Compenatory Fee obligations, will repurchase 30,000 loans from Fannie and sell their servicing rights of 2 Million Mortgages. As I read this article it r...
02/12/2013
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