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Real Estate Agent - CENTURY 21-1st Class Homes
Now that the weather has changed for the season, only serious buyers are looking.  If your home is currently on the market you may see a dip in your showings, don't be alarmed, the people looking at your house from now until the end of the year are usually better prospects.  My listings under $20...
There's nothing "short" about a short-sale!  If you're in the market to purchase a home there are many good deals to choose from.  Find out if the seller is trying to sell the home for less than what they owe on it.  If that is the case be prepared to be patient.  All offers are going to be subje...
I've been asked repeatedly by potential first time buyers if I think the government will extend the $8,000 tax credit beyond the end of this November.  As the deadline nears I must remind buyers that your new home must actually close by November 30th, not just be under contract.  Not knowing what...
The Naperville Sun interviewed me regarding the University Heights Subdivision in Naperville.  The two page article was in the "My Neighbors" section.  Living in the area provides me with more insight on what is happening in the local market.  In addition to keeping up with what's going on, I als...
Will an open house sell your home?  Some clients insist I provide them with open houses while others refuse for me to do one.  In my experience most Realtors enjoy doing open houses because it affords them the opportunity to meet new potential buyers.  I would think there is a relatively small ch...
Hungry for Business?  I'll give you the skinny on broker tours.  Over the past several years I've seen a dramatic decrease in attendance to broker tours.  A broker tour is an open house strictly for area Realtors to see what homes have come onto the market.  Whether that agent has a particular cl...
My office, CENTURY 21-1st Class, and CENTURY 21 aaa Homes have officially merged.  The new name is CENTURY 21-1st Class Homes and our new location is 724 E. Schaumburg Rd. in Schaumburg, IL 60194.  Located near Maxfield's Restaurant on the northwest corner of Schaumburg and Plum Grove Rd.  All th...
Our home inspector left the business and now we need a replacement for our Schaumburg Chapter of Leads Club.  We meet every Tuesday morning in Schaumburg from 7:15-8:30 am.  We are also hosting a networking mixer on Sept. 23rd at 6:30 pm at Cats Auto in Schaumburg.  Please feel free to call me fo...
As the largest segment of the population ages, I've seen an increase in demand for houses without stairs.  I've recently listed a beatiful ranch style home in the poplular Parcel A subdivison of Hoffman Esates, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago.  This home features a large fenced in yard, g...
Just sold a home in Naperville, Illinois and the home inspector pointed out some electrical concerns.  If anyone in the AR community has used a reliable insured electrician please let me know.  You can reach me during normal business hours at 847.207.7398 or email me at Jim@NovakSellsHomes.com.  ...

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