Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market Published by: The KCM Crew, December 18, 2018 As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?”   Below are the 5 most common reasons why a
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Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019 Published by: The KCM Crew, December 12, 2018 Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you
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5 Reasons to Talk to a Lender Right Now – Long Before You Buy a Home

5 Reasons to Talk to a Lender Right Now - Long Before You Buy a Home Published by: REALTOR.com (Written by: Melinda Sineriz), December 6, 2018 Most potential home buyers wait to talk to a mortgage lender until they’re ready to buy. Makes sense, right? Why bother digging up your financial
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The Power of ‘Kidfluence’ When It’s Time to Buy a Home

The Power of ‘Kidfluence’ When It’s Time to Buy a Home Published by: RE/MAX, LLC, September 11, 2018 While parents may have a handle on the household budgets, it’s the kids who influence one of the biggest purchase decisions you make as a family-a new home. In the U.S., there are 50 million
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What Today’s Sellers Want

What Today’s Sellers Want Published by: RISMedia.com, July 25, 2018 The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). NAR has been administering its annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey since 1981. The survey has grown from 59 to 131 questions,
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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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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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4 Things NOT to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market

4 Things NOT to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market Published by: RISMedia.com (Written by: Zoe Eisenberg), December 29, 2016 So you've decided to put your home on the market. Congratulations! Hopefully, you've brought a rockin' REALTOR® on board to help you list your spot, and together
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Batavia EcoHouse on the Annual USGBC “GREEN Built Home Tour” July 25 & 26, 2015

Batavia EcoHouse on the Annual USGBC GREEN Built Home Tour July 25 & 26, 2015 Posted by: HomesInTheFoxValley.com - July 20, 2015 We are pround to present the Batavia EcoHouse on the Annual USGBC (United States GREEN Building Council) Illinois Chapter GREEN Built Home Tour!  231 Shabonna
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