The Answer To All Your South Chicagoland Short Sale Questions

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There is not a week that goes by that I don't receive a call from someone wanting to know about "rent to own" properties. After working with several clients to obtain this type of property, I have developed the following steps that MUST be taken to ensure a successful transaction. 1) Do NOT lock ...
01/21/2011
Okay, here's the deal! Buyers, if you want to buy a home, you need to contact a lender and get pre-approved! It's really that simple...The only exception to this is Buyers that have CASH!!!!!! I used to blame so-called "inexperienced/rookie" agents for this epidemic. I can remember when I first s...
09/27/2010
This post is geared towards the first time Buyer that wants to capitalize on the rock bottom pricing in the current housing market and oversupply of inventory. First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you on your decision! You see, I wholeheartedly believe that now really and truly is a g...
08/23/2010
First of all, the intention of this post is NOT to offend anyone or step on anyone's toes. I just had to air this one out after hearing some of the most outrageous (not to mention downright FALSE) comments made by some of my clients and other Homeowners. Myth #1: The home across the street from m...
06/06/2010
I am asked all the time about grants and other programs for first time buyers in the City of Chicago. The rest of the time, I constantly hear first time buyers complain about the lack of programs and/or the confusion involved with getting assistance. I have taken the liberty of putting together t...
04/28/2010
Given that I know this is a very, very touchy subject...I will tread very carefully here. As you all know, the BPO industry has grown by leaps and bounds during the past several years, no doubt due to the continued rise in short sale and foreclosure activity. So, many agents, myself included have...
04/23/2010
So, I guess there truly is a first time for everything. I received a call from one of my fellow agents, regarding a showing request for one of my listings. After she had identified herself, I asked her the usual questions to determine what/when/time she wanted to show. HER next response was: Well...
04/02/2010
Okay, so I know in this fast-paced world of Internet savvy Buyers; everything is GO, GO, GO! The question I have is this: at what point do we slow things down a bit and start to use common sense? Fellow agents, the Internet is not a replacement for what we do as real estate professionals. It is s...
03/30/2010
I recently made an inquiry of a fellow agent with regard to an offer that was submitted on one of my listings. The offer was made in the name of a corporation. But, the address to the corporation was left blank. So, I reached out and asked if she could provide the address of the corporation on th...
03/02/2010
Today, I encountered something that I had never encountered nor ever heard of anyone else encountering either. I received a call from a short sale negotiator with regard to a package I submitted. List price: $75K. Offer: $79K. So, in my mind, I thought this was a slam-dunk (well as close to a sla...
02/16/2010
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