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By Jack Lewitz
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
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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
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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
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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
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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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...

By Jack Lewitz
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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   The term" Baby Boomer Generation" defines those born between 1946 and 1964 and are those people who are now 40-58 years old. This population "boom" came after the return of soldiers from World War II. There are 76 million boomers in America who will be faced with issues of retirement, empty ne...

By Jack Lewitz
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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In 2000 35 million people 65 years of age and over were counted in the United States. Out of those 18.4 million were between the age of 65 and 74 years old. This group (65-74) represents 53% of all older adults. The percent of people 65 years and over living in nursing homes is declining particul...

By Jack Lewitz
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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I just got off the phone with a client who has a plan to retire in Hawaii in the next couple of years. His ultimate scenario is to find a house on the beach. This struck me because there are many different ways to plan for your retirement and many different places to choose to live. Do you want t...

By Jack Lewitz
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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I often check my blog statistics to see comments being made by people searching for real estate information. I came across a recent comment that said "help I am in pre-foreclosure". This struck me as a cry for help but I have no way of reaching this person and offering help  unless of course they...

By Jack Lewitz
(Exit Strategy Realty)
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You know how you get email from friends. I just received one of those emails and thought I should share it here.Subject: Why......Why, Why, Why,            Why do we press harder on a remote control whenwe know the batteries are getting dead?                        Why do banks charge a fee on "i...

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