Owning a Home Makes More Sense

Owning a Home Makes More Sense Re-Published by: Christopher Tenggren - RE/MAX All Pro - St. Charles, IL - HomesInTheFoxValley.com (originally published and written by: The RESupermen at Niblock Company, REALTORS®), July 16, 2018 When comparing the cost of owning a home to renting, there is
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Appraisals Bring Fewer Seller Surprises

Appraisals Bring Fewer Seller Surprises Published by: RISMedia.com, July 11, 2018 Appraisals brought fewer seller surprises at the start of summer, with appraisals in June just 0.25 percent below what homeowners predicted—the closest the gap has been since February 2015, according to the Quicken
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First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%

First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6% Published by: The KCM Crew, July 16, 2018 According to the REALTORS® Confidence Index from the National Association of REALTORS®, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017. Many potential
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Christopher Tenggren’s July ’18 “Enjoy Magazine”

Christopher Tenggren’s July ’18 "Enjoy Magazine" In This Issue... Ty's Tips... Metal - A Roof That Lasts 70 Years, Plus... Eat... In a Pinch - Guac's a Cinch, No-Guilt, Travel... A Personal Esssay - Jon Takes Paris, Garden... Save Money & Water - Drought Resistant Landscaping, Health... 10
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Small Nest Egg, Big Dreams? 5 Tips for Buying Your Retirement Home

Small Nest Egg, Big Dreams? 5 Tips for Buying Your Retirement Home Published by: RE/MAX International (via the RE/MAX Blog), July 6, 2018 Planning for retirement means making a lot of decisions, including when you’ll stop working, how much you’ll withdraw from your savings each year, and where
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State Legislative Contacts (like Christopher Tenggren) Play Key Roles in State Advocacy Team

State Legislative Contacts (like Christopher Tenggren) Play Key Roles in State Advocacy Team Published by: the Illinois REALTORS® (Written by: By Bill Kozar, Content Marketing Specialist for the Illinois REALTORS®) in the Illinois REALTORS® July 2018 Magazine Experienced state senators and
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REALTORS® are Working to Make Illinois a Better Place for Homeowners and Business

REALTORS® are Working to Make Illinois a Better Place for Homeowners and Business Published by: Illinois REALTORS® (on the Illinois REALTORS® Blog), July 5, 2018 In a recent survey of Illinois REALTORS® membership, 62 percent rated the “condition of the Illinois state economy and the
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Buying This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars

Buying This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars Published by: the KCM Crew, July 2, 2018 Summer is traditionally a busy season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on those buyers who are looking to purchase before the new
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How to Win a Bidding War Without Coughing Up More Money

How to Win a Bidding War Without Coughing Up More Money Published by: REALTOR.com (Written by: Liz Alterman, Image by iStock/REALTOR.com), June 27, 2018 When my husband and I were in the market for a home in the fall of 1999, a period in the real estate industry known for its notoriously low
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5 Surprising Ways to Save for a Down Payment on a Home

5 Surprising Ways to Save for a Down Payment on a Home Published by: HouseLogic.com (Written by: Erik Sherman, Image by: Jacon Thomas/Offset), February 10, 2018 One of the biggest misconceptions of home buying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Buying your
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