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The first post on the outside blog.  Still need a domain name and images, neither of which seem to be working. Every domain I pick doesn't seem to work, maybe a problem with the button working correctly in Chrome.  I also don't see to have the correct size images for the top and side images.     ...
Wow, just like in the movie, a major snow storm closes the roads!     And, yes, Gobbler's Knob in the movie was the Woodstock square... Pics from movie on McHenry County Blog: http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2011/02/02/woodstock-cancels-groundhog-day/   Announcement on Woodstock City page: http://ww...
UF survey finds real estate market more optimistic    BusinessWeek - ‎1 hour ago‎ A University of Florida survey finds optimism has increased slowly but steadily in the state's real estatemarkets. The survey for the fourth quarter of ... Other Positive News: Real estate market players facing the...
Two articles regarding a foreclosure on the West side Chicago, that the banks say they don't own. First one,  The Tale of A West Side Foreclosure. Then less than 10 days later, the second,  Who Will Step Up To Fight The Foreclosure Crisis?, during which someone was there the morning of the demo ...
New (Illinois) state law that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2011, aims to help members of the military avoid foreclosure. State Representative Mark Walker sponsored the bill. The law allows people recently deployed in combat zones to apply for a 90-day delay if they’re facing foreclosure.      
For the attorney's out there:   The Circuit Court of Cook County recently initiated the Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. The goal of the mediation program is to deliver needed services to Cook County homeowners in crisis as early as possible once the foreclosure process begins....
The consumer confidence index fell to 46 in February from an upwardly revised 56.5 in January. Economists had anticipated a reading of 55. The index was benchmarked at 100 in 1985, a year chosen because it was neither a peak nor a trough in consumer confidence. Why such a big drop? Some say volat...
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city housing price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in December. It was the seventh consecutive monthly gain and follows a 0.2% increase in November.  However, the rate of return is still negivtive.  Only three cities - Detroit, Las Vegas and Tampa - sti...
In the state of Illinois... This press release from IAR highlights some good numbers among all the bad news.  The good: "December 2009 were up 20.1 percent, totaling 8,197 homes sold compared to December 2008 sales of 6,823 homes, marking the fourth consecutive month of year-over-year sales incre...
Homes for Sale in Venetian Gardens, (Fox River Grove, Illinois http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/reb/1568320391.html House for Sale in Oakbrook Estates (Crystal Lake, Illinois ) http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/reb/1568316456.html http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/reb/1568265129.html House for S...

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