schaumburg agent: Schaumburg IL Community Info - a great place to live! - 12/16/12 01:14 PM
Recognized as the largest center of economic development in the State of Illinois (outside the City of Chicago), without question, Schaumburg is the "place for business."  More than 12.1 million sq feet of office space accommodating a number of corporate headquarters. Schaumburg also contains 13,250,000 sq ft of industrial space, occupying over 1,600 acres of land. 
Parks and Recreation - The Schaumburg Park District maintains more than 1,000 acres of landscaped parks including Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, a prairie wild life preserve and an indoor and outdoor museum.  The Park District also operates four community recreation centers, including the Water … (2 comments)

schaumburg agent: Home Seller Closing Costs - Schaumburg Homes - Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 RE/MAX Suburban - 06/22/12 11:03 AM
Home Seller Closing Costs There are more closing costs in the average real estate transaction than just the Realtors© commission!  Here are a few examples of standard closing costs in our Northwest Suburban Illinois area ~Survey - Sellers in Illinois are responsible for giving the buyer a plat of survey of the property. The price for a plat of survey can range from $200 to $800.  In our area it cannot be older than 6 months.  Usually with townhomes or duplexes where you own the land this would apply also.Recorded release of mortgage - Verifies that your mortgage has been completely paid … (11 comments)

schaumburg agent: BUYING A HOME? I Can Help Buyers Make a Smart Decision! - 05/28/12 01:59 PM
BUYING A HOME SOON? You want to find the best home or property for your needs and to make the wisest investment possible. Lyn Sims understands the importance of this major purchase to you and has the essential knowledge to ensure your buying experience is a smooth and successful one!
Here's some great reasons why Lyn Sims can help:
Determine your buying power and criteria. Research available properties in your market via many resources such as the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and a broad network of REALTORS - even if you are locating to another city. WE HAVE ALL THE PROPERTIES LISTED … (1 comments)

schaumburg agent: Schaumburg Homes - Search for a new home right here! - 03/02/12 10:40 AM
Schaumburg IL Home Search - Find your new home right here! There are many great selections to choose from as the graphs show!  Easily see how many homes are in your price range! Need a buyers agent?Are you pre-qualified by a lender?

Home Search by Subdivision
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schaumburg agent: Schaumburg Townhomes - At their most affordable right now! - 10/07/11 10:18 AM
Housing Affordability ..... Obviously means that today's buyers can get the most home for their purchasing power in quite some time.  Interest rates are so fabulously low now that you would be absolutely surprised at what you can afford to buy vs. rent.  I am going to give you a true example so you can clearly see my point. Renting is an option for you but is it the best financial option for you?  Crunch the numbers for yourself in this Buy vs. Rent Calculator and see where you come out. (use 4% as the current interest rate)
Mom #1's Scenario … (0 comments)

schaumburg agent: Staging your Schaumburg IL Home to Sell - 09/19/11 03:30 PM
Stage-apalooza! This will be where you will find the most thorough and up to the minute staging advice for the Schaumburg area in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I welcome you and hope that you find this a great learning experience.

What's the purpose of staging?  Staging your home is not concealing any structural defects.  It is showing your home, with all it's warts and bumps, in the best possible light.  It doesn't add another full bath or add that basement you should have gotten from the builder.  It's taking your home, picturing it as a blank canvas and showing … (6 comments)

schaumburg agent: Schaumburg Townhomes - This is wayyyyyy cheaper than rent! $79,900 - 09/18/11 01:46 PM
Yes, it's wayyyyyy Cheaper than Rent- Let me show you how I can get you into a condo, townhome, quad and stop paying rent! Foreclosure in Schaumburg - $79,900 2BR, 1BA, 1 car attached Garage FHA Down Payment = $3995.00 Loan Rate is 4.5% for 30 years = $384.00 Taxes (2154.88) per month = $179.57 Contents Insurance ($180) per month = $15.00 Association Fee (Pool & clubhouse) = $137.00 TOTAL PAYMENT APPROX = $715.57 per month These examples are all over the area and waiting for a great buyer to take advantage of today's rates and prices.  Let's get you started … (8 comments)

schaumburg agent: Schaumburg Townhomes - What's on the market now? - 09/14/11 05:54 PM
Step right up and start looking for your new Schaumburg home here!Schaumburg townhome and condo foreclosures are 'better priced values' and are being scooped up the fastest.  Thinking that now is the time to make a move?  
Interest rates are now the lowest they've ever been. I know you're saying to yourself 'but you guys told us that last year?'  Well, the interest rates were low then and now they are even LOWER.  Just a few months ago we were quoting an interest rate of 5.125% and now we can say the rate is now at 4.125% which is a full … (1 comments)

schaumburg agent: Oh That Sneaky Bank Of America .... At It Again! - 09/10/11 05:35 PM
Schaumburg Area Short Sale Sellers - Be on the look out for 'sly tactics' from Bank of America when Short Selling your home. As this post describes, they are NOT looking out for your best interests!  Only that of the bank and the banks future position.
Do what's right for you and your family and each situation is different!
Thanks to Karen Fiddler in Orange County, CA for this new information.

 
Oh those clever, sneaky Bank of America Short Sale Department. At it again......presenting them as being on the side of those dear, cherished, troubled borrowers.
And I have a … (1 comments)

schaumburg agent: Schaumburg Homes - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - An Upbeat Real Estate Perspective - 08/23/11 05:04 PM
Signs of Life! These are the positive aspects of our market for the last few months in the Northwest Suburbs.  Yes, it's true. Positive things are happening so I wanted to bring them to you right away!  
You won't hear them through the regular media and the talking heads on your flat screen.So let's see what has sprung up?  Sales are up and there are sparks of life! In the Schaumburg IL (Single Family) market we have homes under contract the highest they've been over the past year!  April 2011 - 12% of inventory went under contract that month.May 2011 - … (7 comments)

schaumburg agent: Schaumburg Townhomes - How long will it take for my home to sell? - 07/15/11 01:48 PM
Welcome to the roller coaster ride for Schaumburg Townhomes!  In this gyrating edition of June's market update I'm going to decipher for you the current market trends (cause that's what I do) and tell you about time on market.  A more complex word that some use might be 'absorption rate'.  So how long will it take your Schaumburg townhome to sell?Let's first begin with the use of 'townhome'. What I mean in this report is Multi-Family closed sales which include townhomes, condos, duplexes, quads, etc. I don't want to focus on the multiple styles but on the issue at hand.  Second thought … (2 comments)

schaumburg agent: How long will it take your Schaumburg Home to sell? - 07/13/11 02:44 PM
Welcome to the roller coaster ride for Schaumburg Homes!  In this gyrating edition of June's market update I'm going to decipher for you the current market trends (cause that's what I do) and tell you about time on market.  A more complex word that some use might be 'absorption rate'. So how long will it take your Schaumburg home to sell?Let's first begin with the market basics of supply and demand. Obviously in this market we have too much supply. When that happens the time it takes to sell your Schaumburg home also goes up. Buyers have a tremendous amount to choose … (4 comments)

schaumburg agent: House Make Up - 07/01/11 04:48 PM
 
Hmm, what are they trying to hide?  Unfortunately that's the first thing I also think of when I see a home freshly painted. You can tell from the driveway that the home was 'normally' not taken care of so what else lurks beneath that fake freshness?
This is a great reason why a home inspection is of utmost importance. Do you really know what to look for?  Get an inspector that does!
This post is from James Quarello in CT.
As every guy knows most women wear make up. And most every guy knows the process of applying said make … (3 comments)

schaumburg agent: SCHAUMBURG - A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE! - 06/26/11 06:16 PM

Recognized as the largest center of economic development in the State of Illinois (outside the City of Chicago), without question, Schaumburg is the 'place for business'.  More than 12 million square feet of office space accommodating a number of corporate headquarters.  Schaumburg also contains 13 million square feet of industrial space, occupying over 1,600 acres of land.  (Village Incentives)  Schaumburg's daytime population exceeds 150,000 everyday.  So what does that mean for you?  Lower taxes from the large tax base (Woodfield Mall also). 
Parks and Recreation - The Schaumburg Park District maintains more than 1,000 acres of landscaped parks including Spring … (5 comments)

schaumburg agent: Schaumburg Townhomes - What's on the market now? - 05/24/11 08:44 PM
Schaumburg townhome foreclosures and 'better priced values' are being scooped up the fastest.  Short sales?  Well, they fell terribly 'short' for our area.  From working with my own buyers, short sales offer too many hassles and not enough price rewards for dealing with the banks as a seller.  Dealing with a bank = headaches and massive quantities of Tylenol.There are many great values to be had on the market right now.  The average list price in Schaumburg is $154,466 and there are many homes available in the most popular price range of $100,000 to $149,900.  The lowest price for sale right … (0 comments)

schaumburg agent: Towne Place West - Schaumburg IL - 01/17/11 06:53 PM
Towne Place West - Schaumburg IL Towne Place West is a fairly large Schaumburg Community built by Lexington Builders in 1992/1993 located southeast of the intersection of Schaumburg and Barrington Roads behind the Target Greatland.  (The Google map on the right can take you there).  A great mix of open areas, landscaping and recreation are available here.  There are two pools and clubhouses in the neighborhood and a walking/jogging path is also provided surrounding a nature preserve and pond.   The Schaumburg Park District also operates soccer, baseball and tennis courts inside Towne Place West's boundaries.  The Metra Train is available at either … (3 comments)

schaumburg agent: Schaumburg Homes - What's the market like in September 2010? - 10/04/10 03:21 PM
How to describe this market for Schaumburg Homes?  Unbelievable! A now retired agent in my office used to say this to encompass every conceivable change or option and still stay positive!  I'm going to loudly reiterate that phrase to update you on recent Schaumburg Home sales.Over the last 3 months, inventory for Schaumburg Homes is down substantially from 14 to 9 months.  Where did these homes go?  I think that sellers have taken their homes off the market and decided not to move or the sellers have become 'reluctant' landlords in order to continue with their future plans.  The problem is not … (0 comments)

schaumburg agent: 7 Tips for Coming Up with Down Payment Money - 08/06/10 10:55 AM
LOOKING FOR DOWN PAYMENT HELP?  Here's a great post that might give you suggestions to come up with some extra $$ for that home purchase you're planning.  Be aware that there are MANYprograms to help homebuyers so if you would like to discuss them, please call or email me.
There are many communities or counties that offer help and there is only a certain amount allotted per year and some income requirements might apply.

Zero down loans are (almost) entirely a thing of the past. While many wanna-be buyers are tucking their down payment pennies away, many of these folks … (3 comments)

schaumburg agent: My most popular blog posts ....... - 07/09/10 03:50 PM
Top Blog Posts What never ceases to amaze me is the different and varied information that we can find on the internet and on ActiveRain.  Some entertaining, some life changing.  These are my top posts (wow, a compilation) that I published (or reblogged) so you can get an idea of what is 'popular' with the public and to also give you idea 'seeds' for your own blog.Cook County Fingerprinting - just press here please!Real Estate 'Advice' takes the Frisbee ApproachTitle Companies change the rules in IllinoisShadow Inventory, Housing Overhand and YouShort Sale Process - the psychology.Staging your Home really helps it SELLThe … (7 comments)

schaumburg agent: Schaumburg Homes ~ $149,900 2BR 2BA Manor Home $ DEAL ALERT $ - 06/22/10 03:37 PM
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