maria mastrolonardo: Great Location in Steeple Run - Naperville Pool Neighborhood - 08/18/11 09:53 AM
Great Location in Steeple Run - Naperville Pool Neighborhood … (3 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: Custom Built Horse Property in Elgin with Acreage - 08/03/11 06:03 PM
Custom Built Horse Property in Elgin with Acreage … (2 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: Chase Short Sale Outreach Program is Real! - 06/08/11 01:01 PM
Chase Short Sale Outreach Program is Real!

 
Lately, I have been hearing a lot about an incentive that Chase Bank is offering to homeowners to sell their home as a Short Sale. Some people are saying it's up to 30,000, some are saying it's up to 25,000, and I was not sure if the Chase Short Sale incentive was a rumor or that it was actually being offered to homeowners -- a little too good to be true.
 
 
I am here to say that it is true!...I was talking to a Chase representative this week regarding one … (2 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: Bank of America Cooperative Short Sales -- Sound too Good to Be True? - 03/16/11 02:47 PM
Bank of America Cooperative Short Sales -- Sound too Good to Be True?
 
When I first started watching a webinar on "Bank of America Cooperate Short Sales", my first reaction was -- This program sounds great! A few key points were; the short sale process is started immediately, my clients get $2500 toward moving cost expense and a faster turn around time on the short sale decision. Great!
 
But then the skeptic in me made it's appearance. I started thinking -- this sounds too good to be true. Since I dedicate time everyday to improve my knowledge on short … (4 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: Rare Newcastle in Concord Valley Subdivision in Aurora 60502 - 05/26/10 02:30 PM
Rare Newcastle in Concord Valley Subdivision in Aurora 60502
 
There were not many Newcastle models built in Concord Valley when the subdivision was established in 1995. Very few are ever on the market so this is an opportunity that should not be missed. The Newcastle model is a contemporary style home with volume ceilings in the living and dining rooms, features transom windows to allow for the natural light to shine through keeping this home light and bright. The current owners have opted to keep the walls white, giving the new buyers a clean palette to work with for their … (0 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: 4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Amber Fields, Aurora - Aurora Short Sale in Amber Fields - 02/15/10 11:30 AM
This new Amber Fields listing is a great Short Sale opportunity.
Located at 2521 Lambert Drive, Aurora, IL 60503 is offered as a short sale for $239,000.

This Ryland home built in 2005, has more than 2600 square feet. The home has been perfectly maintained by it's currents owners and has a spacious feel upon entering with it's 9' ceilings. The kitchen is ideal with a center island and plenty of storage with 42" upper cabinets. This home also features 4 bedrooms plus a loft, storage is not lacking in the home since all bedrooms have a walk in closet. Other features include, … (0 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: What is it that you do exactly? - 06/06/08 10:37 AM
 

 
Someone from my networking group asked me that question last week. My first thought was, I am a Realtor you know that, but then it made me wonder how many more people are asking the same question.
 
However, I am going to answer from a different perspective. Rather than listing all the things I do for a seller client or buyer client, I would rather list all the roles I take on when hired by a client.
 
 
 
 
I am your Real Estate Advisor. I will give you advice on real estate matters, give … (47 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: Buyer's Market...or is it? - 05/10/08 01:20 PM

In order for it to be a buyer's market the seller has to agree to sell.

I am working with a very nice couple, looking to buy their first home. We put offers in on, not one but, two properties this past week. (Not at the same time of course). Both offers were rejected.

The first home needed a lot of work, has been on the market for a year, on the 3rd listing agent and the seller would not work with our offer.

The second home, a little newer but, over priced. The sold comparables showed … (27 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: Relationships... - 04/11/08 07:14 PM
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It's all about our Relationships...


I had a business (brainstorming) meeting this morning (it was great as always) as I left I thought to myself, this business is truly about relationships (not that I didn't know that already, but this morning just reaffirmed it). I thought to myself, it doesn't matter whether they are a client, fellow Realtor or service professional. It's all about developing the connection, the relationship and trust.

I consider myself blessed with all the relationships I have developed; clients, Realtors and service professionals. When I have a client that needs a referral … (20 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: Beautiful Whole House Remodel! - 04/10/08 09:24 AM
BEAUTIFUL WHOLE HOUSE REMODEL!Location: Naperville, ILBEAUTIFUL REMODEL!*WHOLE HOUSE HAS BEEN REDONE*NEW CARPET*9 CEILINGS 1ST FLOOR*BRAZILIAN CHERRY FLOORS IN LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN*TRAVERTINE TILE IN DINING ROOM*ROMAN COLUMNS SEPARATE LIVING &DINING ROOMS*NEW FAMILY ROOM ADDITION W/VAULTED CEILINGS & SKYLIGHTS*KITCHEN DONE W/CUSTOM CABINETS ,BLACK GALAXY GRANITE COUNTERS,SS APPL & TRAVERTINE MOSIAC BACKSPLASH*NEW MASTER ADDITION W/VAULTED CEILINGS & SKYLIGHTS*LUXURY MASTER BATH W/STEAM SHOWER,WHIRLPOOL,SLATE TILE &DOUBLE BOWL VANITY. 3 ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS + LOFT AND 1ST FLOOR DEN. 2 FURNACES PROVIDE HEAT CONTROL. A MUST SEE!InformationContact Information Maria Mastrolonardo630-248-6077Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $489,000Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location1121 Amaranth DrNaperville, IL 60564View MapFeaturesBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: … (2 comments)

maria mastrolonardo: Ignoring Your Investment Could Cost You $$$ - 03/27/08 12:40 PM

Your home is one of the single biggest investments you'll ever make and it's important to keep it maintained. Keep in mind that the more you keep up with your home's maintenance, the more it will pay off in the long run.





Similar to the maintenance checklist you have for your car in order to keep it running smoothly; oil change, tires rotated, fluids checked, etc. The same holds true with having a home maintenance checklist in order to keep your home's systems running smoothly




Here are a few home maintenance tips:
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