elgin realtor: Elgin IL Homes - Asbestos in the Home - 12/19/12 02:58 PM
 
The journey to purchasing a home is an enjoyable time in one's life. But it is one that will bring many additional responsibilities. Having the assistance of a competant real estate agent can make all of the difference during this process.
Often appearing in roof shingles, popcorn ceilings, piping and insulation, asbestos became one of the most popular building applications of the 20th century. Due to its flame resistant and highly durable qualities, asbestos was the ideal form of insulation for many industries.
One of the main things that can go unnoticed is taking simple precautions to avoid asbestos exposure. … (2 comments)

elgin realtor: Elgin IL Homes - What types of financing was used? - 02/26/11 06:05 PM
Elgin IL Homes - What types of financing was used? The Blog Dog and I were investigating the total sales for each property type in Elgin IL and we noticed a few striking differences between Elgin single family homes and multi-family home sales.  
Depending on the type of property you have will figure into your buying or selling strategy.  Types of financing that buyers use have different criteria and variables that sellers must pay attention too.  On FHA purchases the home must have minimum standards to protect the buyer from unknown future mechanical breakdowns.  When the appraisal is done on these … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: Elgin Homes - Elgin IL Real Estate Market Update 2010 - 01/28/11 01:20 PM
Market Update by Price Range -  December 2010  
Diligently trying to keep both buyers and sellers informed on the local Elgin IL housing market has been my goal for many years.  This market update gives you the number of homes that have sold by price range so you get a feel for the current sales activity.  Which is up by the way!
How can you use this information if you are a buyer?   The price range that you are thinking of purchasing in, is it one of the more active price areas of the Elgin market?  It would also be … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: Pricing Strategy for your Elgin IL Home - 10/10/10 03:35 PM
Pricing Strategy for your Elgin IL Home Listing your home soon?  Here's a couple of things you should know about 'Price'.
There’s actually a few factors that are embroiled together – Price, condition, location.  Together all three will actually make your home either sell or be rejected by prospective buyers. Obviously in this market with the elevated inventory for Elgin IL Homes you have to be ‘dead on’ with your homes price.  Too high and no one will take your home seriously and it will be passed over.  Too low?  Well that really doesn’t happen too often except in distress sales, foreclosures … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: What you should know about Pricing your Elgin IL Home - 07/31/10 01:09 PM
Listing your home soon?  Here's a couple of things you should know about 'Price'.
There’s actually a few factors that are embroiled together – Price, condition, location.  Together all three will actually make your home either sell or be rejected by prospective buyers. Obviously in this market and the elevated inventory for Elgin IL Homes you have to be ‘dead on’ with your homes price.  Too high and no one will take your home seriously and it will be passed over.  Too low?  Well that really doesn’t happen too often except in distress sales, foreclosures and the like.  A fair price – … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: Elgin IL Homes - $144,900 2BR 2BA Cook County Taxes - 07/19/10 05:08 PM
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elgin realtor: SHADOW HILL | ELGIN IL - 06/19/10 04:17 PM
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elgin realtor: Elgin IL - How long will it take for my house to sell? - 01/18/10 01:43 PM
This is the 'Months Supply of Inventory' for Elgin IL Single Family Homes for 2009
This number is also called the 'Conversion Rate' or the 'Absorption Rate' which is how long and how much inventory is on the market in that particular town. Obviously, the higher the rate, the longer the market time for homes in that community.
Does your agent know the 'Absorption Rate' and will they share that information with you? It shouldn't be kept a secret because it plays a pivotal role in how your home should be marketed.
So we obviously have different levels of 'Absorption' in the market … (3 comments)

elgin realtor: Elgin IL Homes Available and Market Times - October 2009 - 10/04/09 05:33 PM
There is a large amount of inventory thruout the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago which include the Elgin Area.  Sellers are competing to make their home standout and enhance their marketability.  Prices have held between 4 to 5% from the listing price over the last few months. 
Here is the chart of ACTIVE Single Family Prices for Elgin homes with the MARKET TIMES posted as 'average days on the market.' There currently are 819 single family homes available for sale with an average market time of 279 days.  
The average list price is $276,736 and the highest listing price is $1,399,900.  The … (2 comments)

elgin realtor: Elgin IL Historic House Tour 2009 - Recap - 09/17/09 05:48 PM
Elgin Historic House Tour 2009 Recap for those that missed it or give you a little preview of what the Gifford Park Association is accomplishing every year.All the 8 selected homes were really well maintained and offered so many great features that we've come to love in older homes.  The most unusual home of this years tour was the Romanesque Revival built in 1887 at 364 Division St.  It duals now as a funeral parlor (a little unusual to say the least) now in Elgin and renovations on both the inside and outside are taking place.  The porte-cochere has just been restored … (1 comments)

elgin realtor: Elgin IL Real Estate - Home Sales by Price Range - June 2009 - 07/21/09 09:00 PM
Market Update by Price Range - April, May, June 2009 Diligently trying to keep both buyers and sellers informed on the local Elgin Illinois housing market has been my goal for many years.  This market update gives you the number of homes that have sold by price range so you get a feel for the current sales activity.  Which is up by the way!
60% over the last quarter!Is it the $8000 Tax Credit?  Is it the lower interest rates?  Or maybe just great values in the area? 
How can you use this information if you are a buyer?   The price range … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: Elgin Illinois Home Sales - Multi-Family Sales by Price June 2009 - 07/21/09 08:12 PM
Market Update by Price Range - April, May, June 2009 Diligently trying to keep both buyers and sellers informed on the local Elgin Illinois housing market has been my goal for many years.  This market update gives you the number of homes that have sold by price range so you get a feel for the current sales activity.  Which is up by the way!
75% over the last quarter!Is it the $8000 Tax Credit?  Is it the lower interest rates?  Or maybe just great values in the area? 
How can you use this information if you are a buyer?   The price range … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: 5 top First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes, Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 RE/MAX Suburban - 05/17/08 03:13 PM
5 COMMON FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER MISTAKES that Lyn Sims at RE/MAX Suburban doesn't want her buyers to make!  Guiding her buyers with over 20 years experience, she can help you find the best home in the Northwest Suburban Chicago IL Market.
1.  They don't ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.
Lyn's Comments - All lenders do not carry the same financing. Some do not handle FHA loans or loans with more flexible qualifying ratios that a first-time home buyer might need in order to get into that first home.  I can point … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: MLS access, Search for Townhomes in Elgin IL, Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 RE/MAX Suburban - 04/03/08 02:21 PM
Looking for a townhome, condo, quad in the Elgin area?   This is a great time to get your first home, move to a smaller home, or move to a larger home.  Interest rates are great and recently lowered despite all the media hype and is available to all with fairly decent credit.  In fact, I do still have 100% financing if that is your requirement! 
SITTING ON THE FENCE HAS GOT TO HURT AFTER AWHILE!  LET ME HELP GET YOU IN THE GAME!
These are the current market numbers and availability for Multi-family or attached homes in Elgin, IL.  The best selections are in the $150,000 to $199,900 range and we've got great larger executive styled homes … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: Condos, quads, duplexes and townhomes available in South Elgin IL, Lyn Sims, RE/MAX Suburban - 02/22/08 04:03 PM
 
Looking for a townhome, condo, quad in the South Elgin area?   This is a great time to get your first home, move to a smaller home, or move to a larger home.  Interest rates are great and recently lowered despite all the media hype and is available to all with fairly decent credit.  In fact, I do still have 100% financing if that is your requirement! 
SITTING ON THE FENCE HAS TO START HURTING AFTER WHILE!     LET ME HELP YOU GET STARTED!
These are the current market numbers and availability for Multi-family or attached homes in South Elgin, IL.  The best selections are in the $200,000 to $250,000 range and we've got great larger executive … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: Condos, quads, duplexes and townhomes available in Elgin IL, Lyn Sims, RE/MAX Suburban - 02/22/08 02:55 PM

Looking for a townhome, condo, quad in the Elgin area?   This is a great time to get your first home, move to a smaller home, or move to a larger home.  Interest rates are great and recently lowered despite all the media hype and is available to all with fairly decent credit.  In fact, I do still have 100% financing if that is your requirement! 
SITTING ON THE FENCE HAS GOT TO HURT AFTER AWHILE!  LET ME HELP GET YOU IN THE GAME!
These are the current market numbers and availability for Multi-family or attached homes in Elgin, IL.  The best selections are in the $150,000 to $199,900 range and we've got great larger executive … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: South Elgin IL Homes for Sale, MLS Search, Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 RE/MAX Suburban - 02/16/08 03:37 PM
There is a large amount of inventory thruout the Chicago Northwest Suburban Market which includes the South Elgin IL area.  SMART PEOPLE ARE BUYING REAL ESTATE NOW!  Sellers are hot to compete and make their home standout above their competition.  Sellers are flexible!  Lots of Inventory = Buyer Benefits  SO WHY NOT GET IN THE GAME?  This is a great time to get your first home, move to a smaller home or get that larger home of your dreams!  To some buyers 100% financing is still available with a decent credit score and history!
Here is a chart of ACTIVE homes in South Elgin with the MARKET TIMES … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: Elgin IL Homes for Sale, MLS Search, Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 RE/MAX Suburban - 02/16/08 03:26 PM
There is a large amount of inventory thruout the Chicago Northwest Suburban Market which includes the Elgin IL area.  SMART PEOPLE ARE BUYING REAL ESTATE NOW!  Sellers are hot to compete and make their home standout above their competition.  Sellers are flexible!  Lots of Inventory = Buyer Benefits  SO WHY NOT GET IN THE GAME?  This is a great time to get your first home, move to a smaller home or get that larger home of your dreams!  To some buyers 100% financing is still available with a decent credit score and history!
Here is a chart of ACTIVE homes in Elgin with the MARKET TIMES posted as … (3 comments)

elgin realtor: 10 Things to take the Trauma out of Home Buying! Lyn Sims at RE/MAX Suburban - 01/09/08 02:35 PM
                    10 Things to Take the Trauma Out of Homebuying Find a real estate professional who's simpatico.  Homebuying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one.  It's critical that the practitioner you choose is both skilled and a good fit with your personality.  Lyn Sims has been in the business for over 20 years helping people with their dream home! Remember, there's no "right" time to buy, any more than there's a right time to sell.  If you find a home now, don't try to second-guess the interest rates or the housing market by waiting.  Changes don't … (0 comments)

elgin realtor: Townhomes, condos, quads and duplexes available in Elgin IL, Lyn Sims, RE/MAX Suburban - 12/31/07 03:14 PM
Looking for a townhome, condo, quad in the Elgin area?   This is a great time to get your first home, move to a smaller home, or move to a larger home.  Interest rates are stable and recently lowered despite all the media hype and is available to all with fairly decent credit.  In fact, I do still have 100% financing if that is your requirement! 
These are the current market numbers and availability for Multi-family or attached homes in Elgin, IL.  The best selections are in the $150,000 to $200,000 range and we've got great larger executive styled homes for price ranges above that up to $489,000!  The median listing price for Elgin is $210,358 and the Average … (0 comments)

 
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