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By Matt Kombrink, Top Local Realtor, Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Great American North)
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Home For Sale in Prairie Trails, Batavia IL 60510 This is the home you've been looking for.  Sitting on a large landscaped cul-de-sac lot in a wonderful neighborhood, you're just a short walk to the elementary and middle schools, several parks, the Prairie Path and more.  Plus, your minutes from...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, Realtor   Lake Forest's August Property sales were 39, down -23.5% from 51 in August of 2013 and 39.3% higher than the 28 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 227 are running -21.7% behind last year's year...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, Realtor   Lincolnshire's August Property sales were 16, down -11.1% from 18 in August of 2013 and 23.1% higher than the 13 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at their lowest level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 83 are running -20.2% behind last year...
By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
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Working with first time buyers is one of my passions in the real estate business. There's a steep learning curve in the process of buying a home for the first time, and it's my pleasure to assist buyers with avoiding the pitfalls and getting great deals! This client already lived in the neighborh...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, Realtor   Northbrook's August Property sales were 67, down -20.2% from 84 in August of 2013 and -16.3% lower than the 80 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at their lowest level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 440 are running -7.0% behind last year's...
By Matt Kombrink, Top Local Realtor, Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Great American North)
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Luxury Townhouse in Oak Crest, St Charles IL 60175 This stunning 3BR/3.5BA end-unit townhome in St. Charles is a superb example of quality craftsmanship and outstanding care.  Everything is perfectly maintained inside and out, and the décor is enhanced by beautiful custom millwork.  Even the gar...
By Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Area Real Estate Agent
(Midwest Premier Realty, Gurnee IL 224-321-0699)
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While TV shows on buying investment properties make it look easy, becoming a real estate investor can be a trap for the unwary. Here are several things novice investors should be aware of. Pick a Niche: When you're new to real estate investing, you'd be wise to start small and pick a niche where ...
By Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Area Real Estate Agent
(Midwest Premier Realty, Gurnee IL 224-321-0699)
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When it comes to your home, curb appeal can make or break buyers' interest in your property. Scan the list below to see if you're guilty of these four curb appeal mistakes: Clutter mania - a cluttered driveway may mean there's not enough room to store everything in the garage. Tidy up. The less a...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, Realtor   Lake Bluff's August Property sales were 22, up 4.8% from 21 in August of 2013 and 4.8% higher than the 21 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at their highest level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 117 are running -11.4% behind last year's ye...
By Jim Starwalt, Real Estate Agent - Grayslake
(RE/MAX Center)
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2014 Real Estate Market - Renting vs. Buying a Home In Trulia’s 2014 Rent vs. Buy Report, Trulia explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States; ranging from an average of 5% in Honolulu, all the way to 66% in Detroit, and 38...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, Realtor   Highland Park's August Property sales were 65, down -8.5% from 71 in August of 2013 and 27.5% higher than the 51 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 331 are running -14.5% behind last year's yea...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, Realtor   Glenview's August Property sales were 83, down -20.2% from 104 in August of 2013 and -12.6% lower than the 95 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at their lowest level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 556 are running -13.1% behind last year's...
By Eric Egeland, SFR, e-PRO, CDPE
(RE/MAX SUBURBAN)
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    EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY. 2772 SF CORPORATE OWNED HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC LOT. FRESHLY PAINTED W/ NEW CARPET. GREAT LAYOUT W/ LARGE ROOM SIZES. GREAT NATURAL LIGHT. FULL UNFINISHED BASEMENT. FENCED YARD. CONVENIENT LOCATION IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO RETAIL, PARKS & SCHOOLS.*AS-IS SALE. NO DISCLOSURES/SUR...
By Joe Graham, Naperville Real Estate Marketing Specialist
(Joe Graham Real Estate Group)
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Local homeowners are among the keenest observers of Naperville mortgage rates because they are such a large factor in the long-term investment that is their house. It’s the factor that determines if and when refinancing makes sense; the factor that plays a large part in heating (or cooling) the o...
By Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience
(www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331)
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 2014 Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, Hayrides & Halloween Venues in Will County, IL          This past week's cooler temperatures and falling leaves remind me that Fall ... and the Halloween holiday ... is just around the corner.  And pumpkins, corn mazes, haunted houses, scarecrows, spooky ghost...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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Real Estate Market Update - Northwest Suburbs - August 2014 This is the place to get those Northwest Suburban real estate questions answered! Our Northwest Suburban inventory level has increased by 3 houses a day in June/July, then fell slightly for August. You've got slightly more competition no...
By Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Area Real Estate Agent
(Midwest Premier Realty, Gurnee IL 224-321-0699)
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First-time home buyers may benefit from a new program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In order to make its loans more accessible to U.S. home buyers, HUD has introduced a new FHA program: Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK).The HAWK program, which is slated to start...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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While reading a post from fellow blogger Gene Mundt last week I was stunned to find and visually see how many homes that Blackstone has purchased in a neighboring community of Oak Forest, IL. In the August 26th, 2014 article of Chicago Real Estate Daily they showed that Blackstone had purchased 1...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker, We Are Passionate About Real Estate
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
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Being in the real estate business for over 20 years you think you have heard, seen or been through all most every possible scenario when selling a home.  You have your usual unexpected surprises that are part of the usual transactions - sudden divorce between homeowners, lack of documentation dur...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker, We Are Passionate About Real Estate
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
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Straddling the Fox River, this small river town has a variety of housing stock and is enjoying solid price appreciation YTD over 2013.  With a 2013 estimated population 19, 129, Montgomery has slowed in growth but remains a great location for those that need to be close to major highways (Rt. 47,...

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