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Mortgage rates hit yet another high

Chicago Homes - Thu, 06/06/2013 - 14:46
Mortgage rates no longer are uber-low.

Wells Fargo settles allegations over foreclosed homes

Chicago Homes - Thu, 06/06/2013 - 13:16
The National Fair Housing Alliance and 13 of its members, including two suburban Chicago groups, will receive $27 million from Wells Fargo to resolve a 14-month-old federal housing discrimination complaint that alleged the bank took better care of its bank-owned foreclosures in white neighborhoods than those in African-American and Latino communities.

Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ... - PR Web (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/06/2013 - 07:20

Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ...
PR Web (press release)
Timothy Evans, owner of Traverse City Home Inspections LLC (http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com), a home inspection company serving Traverse City and Northwest Michigan, reports that radon gas testing is now required by some insurance and ...

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Contingencies For Real Estate Contracts

Illinois Real Estate - Thu, 06/06/2013 - 06:00
Anticipate potential problems, include these contingencies in your offer and, whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned homebuyer, you'll save yourself some headaches.

Higher Mortgage Rates Hurting Housing Recovery?

Illinois Real Estate - Thu, 06/06/2013 - 06:00
It's too soon to tell what higher mortgage rates will do to the housing recovery, but they are already having an impact on purchase and refinance mortgage applications.

The Advantage of Managed Information Technology

Illinois Real Estate - Thu, 06/06/2013 - 06:00
By removing the stress of running or hiring a full-time IT department, real estate brokers and agents can focus on the one thing they most enjoy: helping clients.

Ex-Bull takes loss on condo

Chicago Homes - Thu, 06/06/2013 - 05:00
Charles Oakley sells 3-bedroom property for $900,000.

Former Chicago Bulls forward Charles Oakley has sold his three-bedroom condo in a South Loop high-rise for $900,000.

How To Repair a Single Handle Disc Faucet

Home Repair - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:59

Today I want to talk about the Disc Faucet, a premium type of faucet that uses two ceramic discs for long life.

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Ask the HOA Expert

Illinois Real Estate - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 06:00
Our by-laws say that each member owner will receive one storage locker but does specify size or location. Does a board have the right to relocate locker spaces?

Smooth Moves Prevent Identity Theft

Illinois Real Estate - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 06:00
Moving can be an overwhelming and distracting experience that creates opportunities for enterprising criminals to make you a victim of identity theft. However, to avoid becoming an ID theft target during the shuffle of a move, you should remember to follow these steps from Experian's ProtectMyID web site.

An Office that Welcomes

Illinois Real Estate - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 06:00
Real estate agents know that a home's curb appeal can make or break a deal. It sets the tone for an entire showing and serves as that home's first impression. Buyers gauge quality, value, and personality of a home based on how well they like that first glimpse.

Home Prices Hit Five Year High While Mortgage Rates Continue to be Volatile

Illinois Real Estate - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 06:00
Home prices have hit a five year high while mortgage rates continue to be volatile at a time of year when home buying normally increases. According to the S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values, home prices increased 10.9% for the 12 month period March 2012 through March 2013. This jump was the highest seen since April 2006.

Sliding doors: Switching to glide

Chicago Homes - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 05:00
A sliding door transforms a room. It's so eye-catching, so unexpected, that it invites closer looks. It brings smiles.

A sliding door transforms a room. It's so eye-catching, so unexpected, that it invites closer looks. It brings smiles.

10 fast and fabulous closet upgrades

Chicago Homes - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 01:30
It doesn't require a huge expense to improve the look and feel of your closet.

It doesn't require a huge expense to improve the look and feel of your closet.

Manitoba family's dream of disabled daycare shattered despite four home ... - Yahoo! News Canada (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:25

Yahoo! News Canada (blog)

Manitoba family's dream of disabled daycare shattered despite four home ...
Yahoo! News Canada (blog)
“When we first drove up, my first impression was, this is it. We're home,” Teresa Campbell told CBC News. "The house passed everything. We got our licenses from both agencies that we work with. The home inspector said mild to moderate upkeep." ...
Foster parents' home sits empty after inspection nightmareCBC.ca

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Verena Robinson Brings Diversity and Experience to Carlsbad, CA Real Estate ... - SBWire (press release)

LA Home Inspector - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 20:11

Verena Robinson Brings Diversity and Experience to Carlsbad, CA Real Estate ...
SBWire (press release)
San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/04/2013 -- After more than eight years of serving the real estate markets in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Mammoth Lakes, Verena Robinson brings her experience and expertise to Carlsbad, providing clients with a full suite ...

April home prices see biggest yearly gain in seven years: CoreLogic

Chicago Homes - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:04
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Home prices racked up their biggest annual gain in more than seven years in April as the recovery in the sector picked up traction, a report from CoreLogic showed on Tuesday.

International Index Gives Canada Top Marks For Housing, Safety

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 06:00
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ranks 36 industrialized nations on their quality of life, with Canada scoring top marks for housing and community safety.

Contractor's License Needed To Oversee a Project

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 06:00
Suppose a property manager agrees to oversee a small or medium-sized construction or renovation project on behalf of the building's owner. Does he or she need a contractor's license to do that? If the project is in California, the answer is probably 'yes'.

Credit Report Problems Resurface

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 06:00
A new credit report study says far more consumers than recently thought have credit report problems. Online legal information portal FindLaw reports 23 percent of Americans said they have had a problem with their credit report at one time or another.
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