Pending home sales jump to highest level in nearly a year

Housing market to finally slowdown in the West Coast? April 27, 2016 0 Comments KEYWORDS Housing Economy National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Overcoming several roadblocks in housing, pending home sales managed to increase in March for the second consecutive month, reaching their highest level in almost a year, according to the National Association … More Pending home sales jump to highest level in nearly a year

Changes to City of Chicago Water Certifications

Changes to City of Chicago Water Certifications Starting April 1st, City of Chicago Water Certifications have been renamed “Utility Certifications” and now include Garbage Service fees.  Garbage Service fees will now be charged in the amount of $9.50 per month, per unit.  The City has also implemented a “catch up” period which allows for the … More Changes to City of Chicago Water Certifications

SELLER Closing Checklist

__ Warranty Deed __ Bill of Sale __ Affidavit of Title __ Illinois Real Estate Transfer Tax Declaration __ Survey __ Title Commitment __ Title Invoice __Wire Transfer instructions (if needed) __ Power of Attorney for Property (if necessary) __ City Transfer Declaration __ Check to See if City/Village/Town has Pre-Closing Requirements (Inspections, transfer stamps, … More SELLER Closing Checklist

Five major banks fail bailout test, would need taxpayer money in crisis

Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, others must improve ‘living wills’ April 13, 2016 Ben Lane Five of the nation’s largest banks are not prepared for a financial crisis and would need taxpayer bailouts, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced Wednesday. … More Five major banks fail bailout test, would need taxpayer money in crisis

Realtors: Here’s how you will beat the competition

3 steps to surging your summer sales April 6, 2016 By John Davis As buyers and sellers prepare for a hotly anticipated summer selling season, real estate agents must focus today on the results you want to achieve 90 days down the line. In real estate, your activities determine your results – the value you … More Realtors: Here’s how you will beat the competition