Category Archives: For Buyers

Fall Family Favorites in Champaign County

Now that school is back in session, swimming pools have closed and the hot summer temperatures have turned to a crisp autumn chill you may find yourself  looking for something that the entire family will enjoy.  Well look no further…Champaign County is host … Continue reading

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End of Summer Festivals in Champaign County

Let’s send the Summer of 2011 off with a bang! On August 26th & 27th two Champaign County  communities turn their downtown areas into a festival.  The Urbana Business Association is hosting the 36th Annual Sweetcorn Festival & The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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Protesting Real Estate Taxes in Champaign County

Are you paying too much in property taxes in Champaign County?   If so, now is the time to protest.  The Champaign County Board of Review will be reviewing residential property assessment complaints from July 1 through September 9, 2011.    … Continue reading

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Radon the #1 cause of Lung Cancer

Radon has always been considered a distant second to smoking as a cause of lung cancer. If smoking is linked to 87% (160,000) of the lung cancer deaths, why even worry about the lung cancer deaths related to radon (21,000)?  … Continue reading

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Investor’s Beware!

  Do you have a service/product for investors? A question a get quite frequently. The answer is “Yes”. As an investor, I know what an investor is looking for. An investor doesn’t care a cabinet door is loose or that … Continue reading

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Mistakes & Misconceptions Home-buyers Make

Not getting pre-qualified first.  You don’t want to “fall in love” with the perfect house, only to find out it’s out of your comfort range, or have “credit skeletons in your closet”.  Not realizing the value of a Realtor.  Many … Continue reading

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The FHA Factor in Buying or Selling a Home

My dad arrived in Champaign-Urbana in 1961, a transplant from St. Louis, drawn like so many before him to the University of Illinois. With a new baby on the way, he gave in to his wife’s wishes and bought his … Continue reading

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