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By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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If you have been watching the news today you realize this really is an election year and finally our politicians on the Hill are starting to move legislation to help those in foreclosure. As a real estate consultant specializing in Short Sales and REO properties, I am not convinced that a bailout...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Wow! I could not believe it but I finally received notice that two of my short sales are due to close in less than a week. It has been a long time coming but finally I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I am so happy for my clients that I feel like celebrating but I know I can't until we act...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Short Sales was the lead article in the Chicago Tribune this Saturday May 31, 2008. The article" Break for Sellers: Banks settle for less" defined short sales as the process where homeowners owe more than the house is worth.It went on to say that the housing crisis is so severe that both lenders ...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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        Where is the best place to retire? When I first thought about writing about the Best Places to Retire I did not realize that so many people have different opinions on this subject and for different reasons. Some people want a place which is affordable because they are on a fixed income wh...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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On May 15, 2008 the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian was host to the 2008 Golden Apples Foundation Winners. Attending the event were all 10 award winners for 2008, Golden Apple Selection Committee and Northern Trust members who  sponsored the event. Congradulations to all 2008 Golden Apple...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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   I know we here a lot of horror stories in the industry about bank foreclosures and REO properties but this is not one of them. I finally closed on 1202 Sherman Avenue Evanston, IL in record time of 4 months which by the way is the average Market time for Single Family Homes in Evanston. I foun...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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 Recently I was asked this question" Are Above Ground Swimming Pools a Home Improvement Deduction?"  First of all you have to know the difference between real estate and personal property.  All things that are permanently attached to the property are considered fixtures. This would include such t...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Posted by admin @ 8:46 pm, April 26th, 2008 CARE is an all volunteer organization whose responsible for the Adoption of abused or abandoned Pets brought to the Evanston Animal Shelter. CARE is currently looking for new volunteers over the age of 18. If you are interested please fill out the CARE...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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 I have just created the Walking and if asked Talking Ugly Yellow Sign. For the next 30 days i plan to wear this shirt wherever I go and see if anybody approaches me or calls my 800 number. Thank you By Referral Only. FYI I have the same information on my back just in case someone wants to write ...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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       250 Square Feet in London The Smallest House  has all of the conveniences of a large home right at your finger tips.  175,000 Square Feet Biltmore Home  The Largest House has 250 rooms almost 1 room for each day of the year . Buying your first Home? Do you want a small home or a big home? ...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Good times, bad times, Agents will be advertising. In good times agents want to advertise; in bad times they have to. Two women were walking through the woods when a frog called out to them and said: "Help me, ladies! I am a real estate agent who, through an evil witch's curse, has been transfor...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Recently I was introduced to a web site that I would like to share with people. It is called Ted. Ted is a think tank where creative minds share their work. I am sharing this information to ActiveRain members because I find every time I visit this site I am amazed at the work people are doing in ...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Poem: Spring Real Estate I think this speaks volume for the current Spring Market. 61rate this pageBy Hazel CrawnerSpring Real EstateHere is a house, dear robin.the floor and walls are strong.It's safe from windand snug from rainand yours for just a song.

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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According to Christopher Dodd, Chairman of the the Senate Banking Committee, he proposes to move legislation which will assist distressed borrowers, particularly those who owe more money to the bank than what the house is worth and encourage lenders to forgive a portion of the loan and issue new ...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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I recently read an article in AARP magazine devoted to Foreclosures and Seniors. When we think of foreclosure we think about young people, but the young are not the only people being affected by foreclosures. Currently, I am working with an older couple who has lived in their house for 29 years a...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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 Do you have a Green Thumb? Evanston has several community gardens where you can put to use your gardening skills. If you want to be involved in a larger  community project then join the Talking Farm  Enjoy the outdoors, meet people, become organic and help feed people.  

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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It is not uncommon for the Midwest to have a Snow Storm in the Spring. I find the day after a storm is often a good time to take pictures because the white snow against a blue sky is quite beautiful. Following are some pictures I took today in Evanston.                                            ...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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The other day I was driving around with a relocation client and she wanted to see the Lake. She had heard a lot about the lake and asked a lot of questions to which I really had no answers. So, I though it best to do some research and here are some interesting facts about Lake Michigan. Lake Mich...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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A client bought a new home and the broker wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the home and the owner read the card; it said "Rest in Peace". The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the...

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