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  Heard from Pam Altoff:   McHenry County ranks second (only to Cook County) of the most home based businesses in the 102-county state. McHenry has more two parent households than anywhere in the state The MCC Promise will take the financial burden off of local high school seniors who choose to a...
01/12/2009
First, not my listing, it has a very interesting history and looks like a good deal:   1514 Tecumseh Dr   Original listed in 2005 for 475,000, spent 276 days on the market, canceled 11/15/05 Relisted 12/27/05 with new Realtor at 525,000, went 151 days and price drop to 469,00 then canceled again ...
12/31/2008
First, it's not my listing, but looks like it could be a real good deal.   A 5 bedroom and 3.1 bank owned home in McHenry hit the market yesterday.  It has 2 master suites and a finished basement.  Starting at 239,900, how low will it go...   Pics to follow.
12/31/2008
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Both properties did not sell (39 surrey and 211 Huntington) , but were rented out within a couple of weeks (even with the holidays).  I guess we will wait until 2010 or later to sell.  It will give the market a couple more years to recover and the value of the properties to appreciate.        
12/31/2008
Anyone seen "From House to Home"  magizine around?  I got one from my local realtor association office last year, but I have not seen any placed out and about.  There website is www.fromhousetohome.com which is very slow to load.    I'm trying to get a list together of all current publications th...
12/29/2008
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  * Make the $7500 first-time homebuyer tax credit available to all buyers and eliminate repayment requirements. The credit's limited availability and repayment requirement severely limit the credit's use and effectiveness. * Make the 2008 FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan limits permanent. Ne...
12/17/2008
I've be looking into a team collaboration tool called Backpack by a company called 37 signals.   http://www.backpackit.com/   It seems like it would fit very well with a distributed company like a real estate brokerage.  With some people working in the office, some at home, and some at both, a we...
12/16/2008
Dawn Zurick | O.K. & Assoc., Realty Plus | 847-287-1148 W. Golf View Dr., Spring Grove, IL Remodeled Ranch Style Home with Basement & Awesome Views of Golf Course & State Park 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $230,000 Year Built 1938 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 pa...
12/16/2008
Dawn Zurick | O.K. & Assoc., Realty Plus | 847-287-1148 Huntington, Mchenry, IL UPDATED inside! Oak Cabinets with new counter tops & appliances in kitchen. Newer furnace, water heater and softener. New interior paint, carpet 3BR/1.5BA Single Family House offered at $229,000 Year Built 1984 Sq Fo...
12/15/2008
Dawn Zurick | O.K. & Assoc., Realty Plus | 847-287-1148 39 Surrey, Crystal Lake, IL Recently Remodeled! Open Floor Plan** You have to see it to believe it! Most everything new! Heat efficient w/new roof, insulation, windows & furn 4BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $237,500 Year Built 1970 S...
12/15/2008
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