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Agents: Preparing For Objections

Illinois Real Estate - 6 hours 12 min ago
For most real estate sales, there are about a dozen objections that occur over 80% of the time. Commit to practice, role play, and perfect the response to those first.

Universal Design Accommodates Physical Diversity

Illinois Real Estate - 6 hours 12 min ago
Far beyond hold bars and wheel chair ramps, Universal Design uses a variety of techniques and features to remove barriers and make homes accessible for all.

You Need This! Charge Your iPhone With a Built-in USB Wall Outlet.

Home Repair - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:33

In the tutorial 2-Prong Outlet to GFCI Upgrade I show you how to easily modernize your old ungrounded electrical outlet into a safe Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlet.

Well, here is another outlet conversion you can easily do youreself.

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What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors - Live Insurance News

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 12:00

What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors
Live Insurance News
When a home inspector overlooks some element of a home inspection and then later, because of his error, damage results, whose fault is it? In almost every case, a court will decide that the inspector is liable for the damage. Errors and omissions ...

Ask the Inspector: Credentials - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 05:00

Ask the Inspector: Credentials
Leader-Telegram
You should feel fortunate to live in Wisconsin. Some states do not require inspectors to be licensed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central ...

Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 09:35

Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors
Wausau Daily Herald
When selecting a home inspector, never choose by the price. Prices might range all over the board on a standard inspection. Ask how many years of experience the inspector has, whether he or she is licensed and whether he or she belongs to any home ...

Mortgage Rates Reverse After Refinancing Suffers

Illinois Real Estate - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 06:00
After more than a month of rates rising by a full percentage point, refinance activity fell by 29.5 percent for the month of June. Refinancing fell 15.6 percent last week alone.

Consistency is Key: How to Hit Your Recruiting Goals in ANY Market

Illinois Real Estate - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 06:00
Recruiting remains the #1 challenge for most brokers and managers. Sometimes it is easier to start out slow, and just do two or three things, but do them well. Here are a three tips that you can follow, which should make it easier to get the agents you want and stay on track with your recruiting.

Turn Your Home Into a Summer Dream Home For Buyers

Illinois Real Estate - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 06:00
Selling your home in the summertime can be a great opportunity to attract buyers. Having your home 'summer-ready' can increase the chances of it selling faster.

Kitchen remodeling on front burner

Chicago Homes - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:00
The "trophy kitchen" is now not as crucial as the way a kitchen functions. Consumers Reports readers share their views on what they loved and regretted about their remodeling efforts.

The "trophy kitchen" is now not as crucial as the way a kitchen functions. Consumers Reports readers share their views on what they loved and regretted about their remodeling efforts.

Possible rescue plan for owner of underwater condo

Chicago Homes - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:00
Q: I wanted to ask your advice on a possible short sale. I own a one-bedroom condo as a second home that I am upside down by probably $50,000.

Can board fine unit owner without violation evidence?

Chicago Homes - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:00
Q. I live in a 12-unit condominium building. A month ago, someone taped a note in the common area that threatened the life of one of the resident's dogs. Since I have been one of the more vocal owners regarding dog waste in the yard, the management company's representative accused me of taping the note.

Clubhouses: Room to party

Chicago Homes - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:00
On-site gathering spots have evolved to well-appointed, multipurpose rooms packed with amenities.

On-site gathering spots have evolved from the rustic facility at the far end of a subdivision or an austere space in a high-rise to well-appointed, multipurpose rooms packed with amenities.

Urban living mixes with history at 13thirteen lofts

Chicago Homes - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:00
Floral motifs embellish the exterior of 13thirteen Randolph Street Lofts, but the art deco building's most distinctive features are the apartments inside.

Median price heat map

Chicago Homes - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:00
Where are home prices headed? View median home prices or property value changes over the past 1, 3 or 5 years.

Where are home prices headed? View median home prices or property value changes over the past 1, 3 or 5 years.

Agents: Understand The Rhythm of Your Work

Illinois Real Estate - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 06:00
We all have different needs and ways we use and invest our time. One of the most valuable personal discovery journeys is learning and knowing the rhythm of our work.

Mind Your Star Spangled Manners

Illinois Real Estate - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 06:00
Even Americans who regularly pledge allegiance by flying the flag at home aren't always practicing correct flag etiquette. Here's how to mind your star spangled manners.

Veterans Get More Financial Protection

Illinois Real Estate - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 06:00
The men and women in the military are protecting our country. However, while they are on active duty, they often have problems meeting certain financial obligations here at home, such as keeping current on their rent or mortgage obligations. In August of this year, President Obama signed a law that added greater protections to the existing laws affecting those military personnel who are now on active duty.

David Axelrod puts Lake Point Tower condo on market

Chicago Homes - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 05:00
Political strategist bought another home last year for $1.7M; Vince Vaughn again looking for River North town home renter

Longtime political strategist and NBC News political analyst David Axelrod, who has advised President Barack Obama in both of his successful presidential election campaigns, has listed his three-bedroom condominium unit in Lake Point Tower on Lake Shore Drive for $1.25 million.

Does rose still smell as sweet?

Chicago Homes - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 05:00
Dozens of varieties offer beauty in durable bushes. There's just one problem: The rose probably won't smell much like a rose.

Dozens of varieties offer beauty in durable bushes. There's just one problem: The rose probably won't smell much like a rose.
Home Inspections Performed in Lake County Illinois

Antioch - Aptakisic - Bannockburn - Beach Park - Channel Lake - Cuba - Deer Park - Deerfield - Deerpath - Del Mar Woods - Diamond Lake - Forest Lake - Fox Lake - Fremont Center - Gages Lake - Gilmer - Grayslake - Great Lakes - Green Oaks - Gurnee - Hainesville - Half Day - Hawthorn Woods - Hickory Corners - Highland Park - Highmoor - Highwood - Idlewild - Indian Creek - Ingleside - Island Lake - Ivanhoe - Kildeer - Knollwood - Lake Barrington - Lake Bluff - Lake Forest - Lake Villa - Lake Zurich - Libertyville - Lincolnshire - Lindenhurst - Long Grove - Long Lake - Loon Lake - Mettawa - Millburn - Mundelein - North Chicago - Oak Grove - Old Mill Creek - Park City - Prairie View - Ravinia - Riverwoods - Rondout - Rosecrans - Round Lake - Round Lake Beach - Round Lake Heights - Round Lake Park - Skokie Junction - Sylvan Lake - Third Lake - Tower Lake - Vernon Hills - Volo - Wadsworth - Wauconda - Waukegan - Wildwood - Winthrop Harbor - Woodridge  Zion 

 

Home Inspections Performed in Cook County Illinois

Alsip - Arlington Heights - Barrington - Barrington Hills - Bartlett - Bedford Park - Bellwood - Bensenville - Berkeley - Bolingbrook - Bridgeview -Broadview - Brookfield - Buffalo Grove - Burnham - Burr Ridge - Calumet Park - Chicago - Chicago Ridge - Crestwood - Deer Park - Deerfield - Dixmoor - Dolton - East Dundee - East Hazel Crest - Elk Grove Village - Elmwood Park - Evergreen Park - Flossmoor - Ford Heights - Forest Park -    Forest View - Frankfort - Franklin Park - Glencoe - Glenview - Glenwood - Golf - Hanover Park - Harwood Heights - Hazel Crest - Hillside - Hinsdale - Hodgkins - Hoffman Estates - Hometown - Homewood - Indian Head Park - Inverness - Justice - Kenilworth - La Grange - La Grange Park - Lansing - Lemont - Lincolnwood - Lynwood - Lyons - Matteson - Maywood - McCook - Melrose Park - Merrionette Park - Midlothian - Morton Grove - Mount Prospect -  Niles - Norridge - North Riverside - Northbrook - Northfield - Oak Park - Olympia Fields - Orland Hills - Orland Park - Palatine - Palos Park - Park Forest - Phoenix - Posen - Prospect Heights - Richton Park
River Forest - River Grove - Riverdale - Riverside - Robbins - Roselle - Rosemont - Sauk Village - Schaumburg - Schiller Park - Skokie - South Barrington - South Chicago Heights - South Holland - Steger - Stickney - Stone Park - Streamwood
Summit - Thornton - Tinley Park - University Park - Westchester - Western Springs - Wheeling - Willow Springs - Wilmette
Winnetka - Woodridge - Worth

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