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See www.2166sycamore.com for all current informaton.   $234,900 USD Address: 2166 Sycamore Type: Residential Style: Bi-Level "2 story" Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Garage: Double, Detached "Room for the Mechanic" Basement: Yes, Partial "Finished w/ Fireplace" Size: 1,600 sq. ft. Lot Type: Rectangular...
03/04/2009
And returns for high-end exterior renovations are still holding up, according to the NAR report, with better pay-offs than interior work. For example, sprucing up a home's look with expensive fiber-cement siding, which looks like wood but is more durable, returns 88% on investment, more than any...
03/04/2009
REAL has created a couple of great presentation about the current Illinois economy and forecasts through 2010.   The first can be heard at http://www.illinoisrealtor.org/files/hewings_11-2008.mp3 were Dr. Hewings talks about Nov 08, Dec 08, Jan 09.  I like to look at this first to see how correct...
02/27/2009
If you are an IAR member ,checkout the full report at http://www.illinoisrealtor.org/Member/legaltop10   The thing the stands out is that the number none issue is "Social Networking" From the report: 1. License Law - Business PracticesSocial Networking If you are a licensed real estate agent you ...
02/27/2009
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Closed in Feb, but the contract was early January. In the slowest month of the slowest market in at least the last 3 years, Dawn was able to sell one of our listings in ~60 days.  IT WAS NOT AN REO or SHORT SALE. It was actually a very nice, newly remodelled home and a good deal for both parties ...
02/27/2009
Only 116 closed sales in Jan 09.  Compared to 157 in Jan 08, 265 in Jan of 07, and 317 in Jan 06.   The average sales price dropped to 198,330 from 225,287 in Dec 08.   Both the sales and avg price are the lowest in 3 years.  The average market time also shot up to 201 days from 169 in Dec 08.  T...
02/27/2009
Yes, a little. From IAR: Home sales rebound in December compared to November. According to IAR's latest report, December home sales were up 7.38 percent to 6,590 units sold compared to November 2008 totals of 6,137; sales were down 17.5 percent from December 2007.   This is in all of Illinois.  E...
01/29/2009
April 15th will be here in no time so here's a view places to check out for any home owner.   Focuses on Illinois home owners http://www.yourillinoishome.com/taxcredit.htm   It looks like the original $7500 first time home buyer tax credit (details here www.illinoisrealtor.org/taxcredit) may get ...
01/29/2009
Our latest web site:   www.okrealtyplus.com   It's a point2agent hosted site. So far we are happy with the site although there has been a few techincal issues.  It also has a FREE mls (idx) search that does not require a login (currently provided by a third party).     www.dawnzurick.com is also ...
01/21/2009
Link to table of stats   Maybe a local bottom in November, sales actually increased month over month, but still down year over year.   Sales up to 169 in Dec from 162 in November Median price jumped to 225k from 204k Still a large drop year-over-year for Dec approx 20% (219 to 169)   Year end sta...
01/21/2009
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