Move UP to Naperville Blog #2

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Real Estate Agent - BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE
An assortment of odds and ends that may or may not pertain to the greatest city in the Midwest: Naperville. Also some commentary on the Naperville real estate market.

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2006 

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According the the just released 2005 census data, 13 million blogs were created in 2005!Now, what they didn't report was how many blogs were abandoned after a few postings. I'm betting that 50% of those blogs died a slow tortuous death.And, how many blogs were created in 2006? We don't know yet.....
12/29/2006
Naperville Stats as of December 26, 2006 ACTIVE Single Family detached homes Currently there are 148 3 bedroom homes on the market with an average list price of $420,243 and a market time of 155 days. Currently there are 601 4 bedroom homes on the market with an average list price of $742,479 and...
12/26/2006
I read this interesting but short note in the Chicago Tribune that effective January 1, 2007, you can't take advantage of foreclosed owners. Seems like some people were buying property that was in foreclosure and paying very little. And, cheating the owners out of potential money.So, the State of...
12/26/2006
I was reading a story about a house that was built as though it were a ship! Everything in it was nautical.So, that got me to thinking...what's the most unusual property you've ever listed or sold?One of mine that comes to mind, was a brick 3 bedroom ranch...now the house was just an average 3 be...
12/25/2006
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Did any of you get the following?Business relations and referrals are key components in the real estate industry. I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself and let you know how our agency can assist you in obtaining new clients. Our family owned and operated agency has serviced the Chi...
12/21/2006
We were having a discussion on Real Talk about the "old" rule of a 50/50 split.Forget that. It's gone, if, in fact, it ever existed.Today, to get your listings to stand out you need to reward the selling agencies. Really.Now, someone asked why. I said:"To get MORE trafficTo get More traffic  QUIC...
12/21/2006
Single Family Naperville  detached homesas of December 15, 2006 Currently there are  157     3 bedroom homes on the market with an average list price of $416,041 and a market time of 144 days. Currently there are 629    4 bedroom homes on the market with an average list price of $734,086 and a ma...
12/15/2006
When my Dad died I inherited all his family files and folders. Several boxes of "junk" that my step mother couldn't wait to get out of her closet.What a treasure chest of documents, pictures and papers. His family's life captured by a few very old pictures, a few World War I draft notices, a Worl...
12/15/2006
Ok, I know this is NOT a pleasant topic for most of you. So, I'm going to share my secret.Take $100, $250 or even $500 off the top of each commission check. Put it into a retirement account.Bingo, 12 closings and you'd have a minimum of $1200 to $6000. Easy? Yes. Just do it.When I first started i...
12/13/2006
There are three credit reporting companies and you can receive a FREE annual credit report from each. However, if you lose your wallet or credit cards or a card is missing, do this first: Call and report it.www.equifax.com 1-800-525-6285  http://www.experian.com/ 1-888-397-3742http://www.transuni...
12/12/2006
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