RECENT BLOG POSTS
Friends, fans and followers of San Antonio, TX agent Jerry Newman have definitely noticed fewer posts from him recently. But as many of us know, blogging here in the 'Rain, is addictive. It's so much more than just the opportunity to reach out to the consumer. It's a place to meet and mingle with...
01/21/2016
Did you know where the Ferris Wheel got it's name? I didn't and I live in the birthplace of the Ferris Wheel. Yes, that's right! The world famous Ferris Wheel got it's start right here in Chicago at the 1893 Columbian World Exposition thanks to George Washington Gale Ferris. For the last 20 years...
01/20/2016
 Once a buyer expresses interest in your home, you don't want to let their excitement wane while you scramble to find the answers their questions. This article by Texas Realtor® Rose King provides a great checklist to make sure sellers are prepared to answer the most frequently asked buyer questi...
01/18/2016
 El Nino not withstanding, it's still winter-time in Chicago. But Chicagoans don't let colder temperatures keep us inside during the winter months. There are too many fun things to do and to many fun places to visit. In a previous post, I wrote about how much Chicagoans enjoy sampling Chicago's f...
01/17/2016
 Whether we are styling ourselves or styling our homes, trends are constantly changing.  Debbie Gartner gives some great tips on what's trending in 2016 flooring.   Here are 12 Hardwood flooring trends for 2016.  I originally wrote this post on TheFlooringGirl.com at 2016 Hardwood flooring trends...
01/16/2016
  The new year is almost here.  Maybe this is the 3rd or 4th "new" year for you after a foreclosure.  If owning a condo or home is on your 2016 wish-list speak your lender to determine your eligibility.This may be the year that you can once again, open the door to home-ownership.      The waiting...
12/30/2015
Looks like Fannie Mae left a special gift under the tree for home buyers. You can “unwrap” the details about it in Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com's article below. More Favorable Lending Guidelines Now Available for Borrowers        On December 21, 2015, Fannie Mae ro...
12/29/2015
My clients held on as long as they could but finally concluded that the best recourse for this phase in their lives was to enter into a short-sale on the beautiful condo that had been their home for a decade.  They contacted me recently to let me know that they are doing well in their new home an...
12/28/2015
 For the last 2 or 3 years, several friends and I have been invited by a mutual friend to carol during the lunch hour at the residential home for seniors where she works. Yesterday we joined her and the residents for this year's sing-along. Our friend had provided everyone with bells and tambouri...
12/23/2015
Chicago's Overnight Winter Parking Ban Starts Tonight Chicago's annual winter parking ban begins overnight tonight. From December 1st to April 1st, residents are advised not to park along designated streets between the hours of 3am – 7am.  The purpose of the ban is to allow access for snow plows ...
11/30/2015
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