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Reverse Lead Calculator - Determine Your Lead Generation Needs

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 06:00
Virtually every real estate professional has some idea of how much commission income they would like to earn annually. Unfortunately, few Realtors® know exactly how many leads they need to generate in order to actually attain their desired income levels. Now, there's a new kind of lead calculator for that!

California Legislators Hold Distressed Homeonwers Hostage To a Hike In Recording Feeds

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 06:00
Political maneuvering in Sacramento has recently put the California Association of Realtors (CAR) between the proverbial rock and a hard place. In short, what happened is that supporters of a bill that CARhave linked their bill to the passage of a bill that CAR supports.

Want to Add a Little Sweat Equity to Your Home Buying Venture?

Illinois Real Estate - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 06:00
If you've got the time, know how and the heart to see it through, now is an especially good time to make a move on a fixer-upper. Prices are rising, but discounts remain.

Mobile Point of Sale: The New Reality in Real Estate

Illinois Real Estate - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 06:00
For building managers and owners, having an efficient and reliable pool of service providers and contractors available for tenants is an essential part of maintaining a successful business. From cleaning and plumbing, to painting and lawn care, the services that these contractors provide are an integral part of keeping tenants happy and keeping your buildings up to code.

How to Repair an Aluminum Frame Screen Door

Home Repair - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:37

Screen doors are great on those days when you want some of that "outside" brought into your house. But if you have kids or pets, that screen door can take a beating and may need a screen repair at some point. Maybe your dog or a child exited the screen door a little too enthusiastically like my dog did in this blog photo.

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Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 05:05

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels
Leader-Telegram
If you have an older home 60 plus years old or older with this wiring, call a licensed electrician and have it removed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors ...

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection - Forbes

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 22:16

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection
Forbes
Once an offer on a property is accepted, most buyers hire a professional home inspector to assess the condition of the home. The inspector will write a detailed report for the buyer to use in deciding how to proceed with the purchase. Should the buyer ...

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 16:45

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:52

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. The people who are buying our house hired a home inspector and then hit us with a long list of repair demands. They want replacement of the worn baseboards, the bathtub drain stopper, loose bathroom tiles and damaged windowsills. They want the ...

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 09:44

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced
Wausau Daily Herald
In the last two weeks, a few things have come up in my inspections involving areas I have talked about before when you have visible knob-and-tube wiring in any area of your home: whether it be the attic, garage or basement, it should be removed.

Is the foreclosure crisis over? Evidence points both ways

Chicago Homes - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 09:30
Is the foreclosure crisis over? Depends on where you stand.

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 07:07

Chicago Tribune (blog)

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

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National Home Prices Jump 12 Percent

Illinois Real Estate - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 06:00
Last week, one survey reported home prices were up 10 percent for the year. This week, a survey says home prices are up 12 percent and expected to rise by 13 percent next month.

Homes - Going Big Again!

Illinois Real Estate - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 06:00
How quickly tastes change! Remember the days of downsizing, cutting back, and minimal living? They're gone. Well, not completely... some people are still opting for smaller homes but, according to CNN, when it comes to homes, big is in again!

Connecting The Dots: Income and Numbers

Illinois Real Estate - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 06:00
If we track the numbers in our sales business, we can connect the dots and see the direct correlation between our efforts and the results. There is a direct alignment between income and activity numbers for each salesperson. The only question is do you know what it is?

Developers supersize city condos

Chicago Homes - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 05:00
Larger condos and town homes in Chicago are being designed to appeal not only to younger couples but also to empty nesters, move-down buyers and those who want to maintain a city address.

Larger condos and town homes in Chicago are being designed to appeal not only to younger couples but also to empty nesters, move-down buyers and those who want to maintain a city address.

Tapping into real estate's hidden market

Chicago Homes - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 05:00
When is a house for sale, but not for sale? When it's being privately offered "off the books," not listed in the local MLS.

When is a house for sale, but not for sale? When it's being privately offered "off the books," not listed in the local MLS.

Home inspections worth the effort

Chicago Homes - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 05:00
Those two hours with the inspector will tell about the home, how it works, and whether there are enough issues with the property to walk away or renegotiate.

Those two hours with the inspector will tell about the home, how it works, and whether there are enough issues with the property to walk away or renegotiate.

Access a fair-housing issue

Chicago Homes - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 05:00
Must a condo association accommodate persons with mobility issues?

Must a condo association accommodate persons with mobility issues?

Ripple effect of guest breaking law

Chicago Homes - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 05:00
Q: I rent a small one-bedroom and from time to time my grandson, who has had some trouble with the law, stays with me.
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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