May 2015

Found 3 blog entries for May 2015.

grant available for Lockport homes for saleThere is a program for buyers of Crest Hill, Joliet and Lockport homes for sale. Home buyers in those towns could qualify for up to $10,000 towards the down payment and/or closing costs. It is The Illinois Building Blocks Program and is being offered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

This program is geared for families that might not otherwise be able to purchase a home because of lack of enough cash to cover closing costs and down payments required to qualify for a mortgage loan. It was created to get rid of the current inventory of vacant homes in these 3 towns, which will help revitalize each town. When a town has a glut of vacant foreclosed properties they become vandalized and continue bringing value down for other properties.

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Orland Park condo for sale 9138 W. 140th St. 9138 W. 140th St., Orland Park IL  60462

This 2nd floor Orland Park condo for sale is located in North Orland.  Why do I mention that?  I've heard so many buyers telling me that they feel Orland Park is too congested with too much traffic.  Yet Money Magazine had Orland Park as one of the best places to live in the United States.  Many residents of this popular village feel that North Orland (north of 143rd St.) is a quieter location since you don't have the mall and shopping traffic of LaGrange Ave.

Any popular, bustling town is going to have heavy traffic areas.  I think you can avoid the main drags once you learn the shortcuts.  But the residents of North Orland feel there's no traffic you need to avoid when you live there.

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cleaning your orland park home for saleThis is yet another Throwback Thursday post.  It was originally written on November 29, 2005.  Sellers are still putting their homes on the market for the summer selling season.  We're waiting for two listings to get ready for showings.  The sellers are de-cluttering, cleaning up, painting, etc.

This post goes hand-in-hand with Staging Your Home for Sale.  Even though it was written a decade ago it still holds true for today. The first step to marketing your property is getting it as clean as possible. I'd like this to be an interactive post. I need more tips! Here are a few I've found and I'll keep adding to this.

  • Mr. Clean Erasers - This is great for marks on walls and other things, like the refrigerator. You should wipe the surface down with a
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