Marlene Bass's (marlenebass) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
In the Chicago North Shore, much of the drop in average sales price was due to the sharp decrease of demand in expensive neighborhoods such as Winnetka and Glencoe (, 12-04-2008). Every neighborhood is experiencing a drop in prices, and it's certainly a rare buyer's market ri...
It's the time of year when family and friends gather together to share smiles, laughter, heart-warming conversations, and of course, great food! For that last finishing touch for the family gathering, here is a lovely, easy drink recipe that can be enjoyed by kids and grandparents alike. Best of ...
  For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Though you might feel worried about the housing market as a homeowner, there is also a lot of hopeful news. My job is to highlight the good news to you. The National Association of Realtors noted that new residential construction is dow...
All around Chicagoland, a deep hue of gold and red are coloring the trees. The Windy City is living up to its name more and more, prompting us to bring out those gloves and scarves from their slumber in the back of our drawers. As we approach the end of October, we're also anticipating Halloween...
If you haven't prepared...Monday is the magic day the USPS will add another $.01 to First Class postage.  The new rate increases from $.41 to $.42, unless you have stockpiled a gross of "Forever" stamps...sufficient postage for regular First Class mail...forever!  If you mail a large amount of le...
When real estate transfers from seller to buyer, the State of Illinois collects $1 per $1000 of the purchase price.  In addition, Chicago (Cook County) imposes an additional transfer tax amount of $7.50 per $1000, which, effective April 1 (no joke), and much to the chagrin of home sellers, buyers...

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