April 2010

Found 2 blog entries for April 2010.

buyer tax credit dollarsFriday is the last day a buyer can qualify for the Home Buyer Tax Credit.  You must have a fully signed and accepted contract by Friday, April 30th, in order to qualify.  You have up to June 30th, 2010, to close.

I have been waiting for a Orland Park townhome short sale to get approved so my buyer would be able to take advantage of the tax credit.  Things weren't looking good and she was ready to move on.  Just yesterday I got the notice from the listing agent that the bank approved the short sale.

My buyer was losing her locked-in interest rate but could get a 10 day extension.  I am hoping that we can get this to closing (I don't trust that the short sale mortgage holder will have their act together in 10 days) so my buyer will have her Frankfort

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selling tips for your orland park homeIt's that time of year again - the Spring season is upon us and buyers are out looking.  This means I am seeing more and more mistakes sellers are making in the presentation of their homes.  Every year around this time I write a post about how to best show your home in order to get a quick sale at top dollar.

This is not going to be a long list of everything a seller should do, but just what I've seen recently.

1.  Clean and de-clutter - you'd think this would be a given, but I can't tell you how many homes I show where you can't see the kitchen counter or sink with all the food, dishes and clutter, piles of clothes all over (clean and dirty) and just very messy houses.  My house is up for sale and I am not the fussiest house keeper around but when

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