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By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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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
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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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
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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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
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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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
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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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...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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 How to Downsize to a Smaller Home: You have been living in your house for over 20 + year. You have raised your children in your home and they have all moved out. You have lots of equity in your house and the thought of moving to a smaller home has crossed your mind? Learn how to downsize with si...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Posted by admin @ 7:34 pm, January 30th, 2008 posted document.write(\'‘+ myTimeZone(’Fri, 04 November 2005 03:18:19 GMT-0800′,’11-04-05 06:18 AM’)+’‘); 11-04-05 07:18 AM 11-04-05 06:18 AM A sketch of an elderly woman that I scribbled down while I was bored and thinking about moving house, which I...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Downtown Evanston has something to offer everyone. It seems that new construction is everywhere. Central to the revitalization of the downtown was the Century 12 CineArts 6 Movie Theatre at Maple and Church Street. Century 12/ Cine Art 6 Theatre In the past 4 years new condominum projects have f...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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My advise to new buyers  is  before you look at homes  to buy go get pre-qualified for a loan. With  mortgage defaults and foreclosures on the rise, lenders are going back to the basics which is full documentation loan. What this means is that if you are a buyer and  are applying for a new loan t...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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The major difference between a Condo and a Cooperative (Coop) is in the type of ownership. With a condo the owner actually owns real estate and gets title to this unit usually in a fee simple title. With this ownership comes and undivided interest in the unit and the common areas of the building...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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I have been a realtor for over 10 years and in a family owned Finance Business for 8 years and it is my opinion that Banks Should Stay out of the Real Estate Business and do what they do best LEND MONEY. I recently had an experience doing a short sale where I had 7 offers and I could not get the ...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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People laugh when I say " Real Estate Consultant for Life' but it is true. If you want to stay in this business you have to find a way to generate repeat business and referral business. I think if you are able to develop relationships with people and show them that you care about them and appreci...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Evanston is rich with many different architectural home styles. For purposes of this article I will discuss three prominant styles : Victorian ,Queen Anne , and Tudor Revival . Victorian (1860-1880) Many people use the term Victorian to describe an architectural style yet Victorian is not really...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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How will buyers and sellers adjust to new challenges? The next big challenge will be how both buyers and sellers adjust to short sales, foreclosures, and bank owned properties. Experts are predicting more foreclosures in 2008 and as a result the real estate market will have a record number of hom...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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As of today’s date there are 227 homes for sale in Evanston, IL and 36 homes under contract since January 1, 2008. According to this information the average time on the market in Evanston is 6 months. Of interest is the number of homes under contract that have Home Sales Contingencies or Homes to...

By Susan Ani
(Baird & Warner)
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I visited the land trust home that I wrote about today.  The executive director of the organization behind this project was there, as well as a couple of directors from the Board.  The house is in the process of being rehabbed, including a totally new kitchen and bathroom.  The house held some su...

By Susan Ani
(Baird & Warner)
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Imagine, a rehabbed brick ranch home for sale near Main & Dodge for $180,000. It's true! Being offered by a grassroots organization, this is a wonderful holiday gift for some lucky family that meets the financial guidelines of eligibility. The "catch?" The buyer will own the building, but not the...

By Michael Hutchins - Consumer Advocate, Chicago
(Michael Hutchins Ent.)
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Here in the Chicago area there's a little community called Evanston that is quickly turning into gleaming new city with plenty to do.  Bordered to the south by the city of Chicago, Evanston sits right on Lake Michigan.  Evanston has been transforming from a quiet little residential suburb into a ...

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