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First Time Home Buyers

by on November 6th, 2014 Leave a Comment

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Young America’s love affair with homebuying has hit a low point. The percentage of homes that were sold to first-time homebuyers dropped to 33% this year, the lowest percentage in almost three decades, according to the National Association of Realtors. Typically, first-time homebuyers comprise about 40% of all purchases. This is despite […]

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Free Smart Phone Real Estate Search App

by on October 4th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Text parade to 87778 to download my new smart phone real estate search app, check out the great GPS search feature. Works for both homes for sale and homes for rent. It’s FREE so try it.

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Open House in Hawthorn Woods Sunday 7/6/14 1:00 to 4:00

by on July 4th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Open House in Hawthorn Woods Sunday 7/6/14 1:00 to 4:00 DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN THIS GORGOEUS HOME IN THE SOUGHT AFTER SUMMIT SUBDIVISION. HARDWOOD FLRS, LUXURIOUS GOURMET KITCHEN, SPACIOUS FLOOR PLAN W/ VAULTED CEILINGS, STYLISH DEN W/ FRENCH DRS PERFECT FOR AN OFFICE, SEPERATE LVG/DIN, FULLY FINISHED WALKOUT BSMT W/ BED, BTH, […]

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Big Daddy Guru is holding a CASH Treasure Hunt every week

by on June 23rd, 2014 Leave a Comment

Big Daddy Guru is holding a CASH Treasure Hunt every week starting 6/15 through 9/30/14 Look for Daily Clues You can search for clues here and athttp://www.BigDaddyGuru.comhttp://www.FaceBook.com/RealtorInBartlett or on Twitter @TreasuresWWW Latitude 42 Longitude -88 For those that don’t know how to use a GPS, you’ll start your search in Elgin and possibly […]

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Big Daddy Guru is having a 2nd CASH Treasure Hunt

by on June 16th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Big Daddy Guru is holding a CASH Treasure Hunt every week starting 6/15 through 9/30/14 Look for Daily Clues You can search for clues here and athttp://www.BigDaddyGuru.comhttp://www.FaceBook.com/RealtorInBartlett or on Twitter @TreasuresWWW Latitude 42 Longitude -88 For those that don’t know how to use a GPS, you’ll start your search in Elgin and possibly […]

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Mortgage Rates Fall to their lowest level since october

by on May 22nd, 2014 Leave a Comment

Mortgage rates fall – lowest since October money.cnn.com Average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan fell to 4.14% from 4.2% last week. Interest rates pushed down as investors have moved into Treasuries.

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Illinois ‘haunted house’ sells in bidding war

by on May 15th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Illinois ‘haunted house’ sells in bidding war Emily Heffter Zillow May 2, 2014 at 4:59 PM ET Despite reports of being haunted, this historic mansion at 206 N. Broadway in Joliet, Ill., sold in a week in a bidding war. And the enthusiasm hasn’t ended. Listing agent Maria Cronin is still planning to hold an […]

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FHA Rent-to-Own Underwriting Rules

by on May 11th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Getting it Right the First Time: FHA Rent-to-Own Underwriting Rules There are very specific guidelines regarding these types of transactions that a buyer and seller must follow in order for FHA* financing to be an option. You can be a deal-saver by guiding clients with the right information! Rent-to-Own Agreements and Rent Credit Rent credit […]

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First Time Buyer Check List

by on May 7th, 2014 Leave a Comment

THE TURNING-POINT CHECKLIST 12 months in advance Make sure the time is right. Use Trulia.com’s rent or buy calculator to see if you’d really come out ahead, based on loan rates, taxes, and where rents and prices are headed in your area. Nationwide it’s 38% cheaper buying vs. renting. Clean up your act. Devote this […]

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Do You Qualify For Down Payment Assistance

by on May 4th, 2014 Leave a Comment

In every community money is available from state and local housing finance agencies for down payment and closing cost assistance, affordable first mortgages and more. This automated program finder quickly matches you with specific programs for which you may be eligible. The information you enter is not seen by anyone and is not stored or […]

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