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Tips for Today's Buyer

Through my REMAX website, a monthly newsletter is published. This article is from the July Real Estate Advisor.

With the recent shakeup in real estate markets across the country comes a new world - one that includes fewer exotic home loans, greater regulation, new pricing and different expectations of home appreciation. Ironically enough, the freshest advice for today's potential home buyers lies in sound fundamentals their grandparents may have used when purchasing their own homes decades ago.

Below are time-honored home buying essentials that apply now more than ever (with a new-school tip thrown in for good measure):

Save Up to Pay Down - The tradition of the down-payment is almost as old as real-estate itself, yet home loans with no money or very little money down became increasingly popular during the start of the decade. Changes in the credit market have made such arrangements all but nonexistent today, and in many cases buyers won't be considered for a loan without at leas…

27629 Orchard, Ingleside: Great Value! Home on 1.3 Acres with 4 Car Garage!

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New Price! 1122 Timber Pass, Mundelein

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New Price! 516 Shakespeare, Grayslake: Great Central Location!

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Grayslake Summer Farmers Market

The Grayslake Farmers Market for the summer has started.

The farmers market is held on Wednesdays from June 10, 2009 through October 7, 2009.

Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Location: Downtown Grayslake
Vendors are located on Center and Slusser Streets

Market Features: Homegrown & Gourmet products!


• Vegetables
• Fruits
• Flowers

• Perennials
• Sweets
• Breads

• Cheese
• Meat
• Fine Art

• Wine
• Cooking Demos
• Entertainment

Click Here for more information on the Grayslake Farmers Market.

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June 27, 2009 Grayslake Fireworks

The "Taste of Grayslake and Fireworks" is presented by the Grayslake Community Park District and supported by the Village of Grayslake and Grayslake Area Chamber of Commerce.

A family picnic and fireworks, with live entertainment all day.

There will be a climbing wall, moon walk, face painting and more for the children. Community and business booths, food booths.

Date: Saturday June 27, 2009
Time: 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Central Park in Grayslake
Fireworks at dusk.

Click Here for more information on this event.

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1555 Auburn, Gurnee: Premium End Unit! Open Floor Plan!

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New Price! 36630 Iola, Ingleside: Water Rights to Chain!

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7017 Stratton, Gurnee: Great Value! Bright Open Floor Plan!

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36630 N Iola, Ingleside: Split Level Home with Water Rights!

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550 Bluestem Ln, Grayslake: Live the Prairie Crossing Lifestyle!

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331 S Lake St, Grayslake: Close to Downtown Grayslake!

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NEW PRICE! 325 Buckingham, Grayslake: Beautiful Pond Views!

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572 Foxridge Dr, Fox Lake: Private Wooded Views!

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New Price! 1815 Indian Ridge, Johnsburg: Ranch with Finished Basement

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516 Shakespeare, Grayslake: Close to College and Metra Train!

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New Price! 351 Holiday, Hainesville: Completely Remodeled!

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The Home Inspection

In the Northern Illinois area, the real estate sales contract includes a professional home inspection.

From the current sales contract:

PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS:Buyer may secure at Buyer’s expense (unless otherwise provided by governmental regulations) a home, radon, environmental, lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards (unless separately waived), and/or wood destroying insect infestation inspection(s) of said Real Estate by one or more licensed or certified inspection service(s). Buyer shall serve written notice upon Seller or Seller’s attorney of any defects disclosed by the inspection(s) which are unacceptable to Buyer, together with a copy of the pertinent page(s) of the report(s) within five (5) Business Days (ten (10) calendar days for a lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazard inspection) after Date of Acceptance. If written notice is not served within the time specified, this provision shall be deemed waived by the Parties and this Contract shall remain in full …

NEW PRICE! 321 Lake Shore, Round Lake Park: New 5BR Home!

For more information or to schedule a showing, please call Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate REMAX Center, at 224-627-7581. Virtual tour at www.StarHomeFinders.com
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New Price! 261 Belvidere, Grayslake: Nice Home on 1.25 Acres!

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New Price! 800 Durham Ln, Grayslake: Custom Updates

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1719 Maplewood, Grayslake: Spacious, Immaculate Townhouse!

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NEW PRICE! 1122 Timber Pass, Mundelein: Spacious, Elegant Home!

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NEW PRICE! New Construction Home in Spring Grove, Illinois

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Who builds ENERGY STAR qualified homes?

Thinking of a new construction home? Consider "Green Home" options.

Find builders in Illinois who offer ENERGY STAR qualified homes.

Click Here for a link to home builders and developers that have partnered with ENERGY STAR and have built an ENERGY STAR qualified new home in the last 12 months.

From the EnergyStar.gov website:

"To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes."

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Open House: 17671 Windslow, Grayslake IL 60030

Sunday Open House: 17671 W Windslow Drive, Grayslake IL 60030.

Date: June 14, 2009

Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm




For more information or to schedule a showing, please call Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate REMAX Center, at 224-627-7581. Virtual tour at www.StarHomeFinders.com
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NEW PRICE! 16397 W Des Plaines, Libertyville: Backs to River, Bring Your Canoe!

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The Taste of Grayslake and Fireworks

The "Taste of Grayslake and Fireworks" is presented by the Grayslake Community Park District and supported by the Village of Grayslake and Grayslake Area Chamber of Commerce.

A family picnic and fireworks, with live entertainment all day.

There will be a climbing wall, moon walk, face painting and more for the children. Community and business booths, food booths.

Date: Saturday June 27, 2009
Time: 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Central Park in Grayslake
Fireworks at dusk.

Click Here for more information on this event.

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363 Lake St, Grayslake: New Price! Large 4BR Home!

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Tax Credit toward purchase of FHA Home

From the FHA Press Release:

"Currently, borrowers applying for an FHA-insured mortgage are required to make a minimum 3.5 percent downpayment on the purchase of their home.

Current law does not permit approved lenders to monetize the tax credit to meet the required 3.5 percent minimum down payment, but, under the terms of today's announcement, lenders can now monetize the tax credit for use as additional down payment, or for other closing costs, which can help achieve a lower interest rate.

Buyers financing through state Housing Finance Agencies and certain non-profits will be able to use the tax credit for their downpayments via secondary financing provided by the HFA or non-profit.

In addition to the borrower's own cash investment, FHA allows parents, employers and other governmental entities to contribute towards the downpayment.

Today's action permits the first-time homebuyer's anticipated tax credit under the Recovery Act to be applied toward the family's h…

1209 Sandpiper, Grayslake: 5BR Home, 3029 Sq Ft!

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325 Buckingham, Grayslake: Premium Waterfront Location!

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First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Wondering if you qualify for the First-Time Homebuyer Credit?

Here is a link to the IRS First-Time Homebuyer Credit Form 5405.

From the IRS Form 5405 ...

Who Can Claim the Credit:

In general, you can claim the credit if you are a first-time
homebuyer.

You are considered a first-time homebuyer if:

You purchased your main home located in the United
States after April 8, 2008, and before December 1, 2009.

You (and your spouse if married) did not own any other
main home during the 3-year period ending on the date of
purchase.

If you constructed your main home, you are treated as
having purchased it on the date you first occupied it.

Main home: Your main home is the one you live in most
of the time. It can be a house, houseboat, housetrailer,
cooperative apartment, condominium, or other type of
residence.
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5409 Highland, McHenry: For Rent and For Sale, Rent with Option

Jim Starwalt | RE/MAX Center | jim@starhomefinders.com | 847-548-2625 5409 N Highland Drive, Mchenry, IL FOR RENT AND FOR SALE, RENT WITH OPTION CONSIDERED! 3BR/1.5BA Single Family House $1,200/month Bedrooms3Bathrooms1 full, 1 partial Sq FootageUnspecified Parking 3+ dedicatedPet PolicyCats, Small dogs (< 25lbs), Dogs (any)Deposit$1,200
DESCRIPTION Move in condition, neutral through out. Wood laminate flooring in living room, kitchen and eating area. 1st floor laundry. 3 large bedrooms upstairs. Master bedroom with private 1/2 bath. Big family room in lower level. Fenced backyard with patio area, wood playset. New washer, hot water heater, dishwasher. New furnace in 12/2008. One block to Pistakee Lake. Johnsburg schools! Also listed for sale. Rent with option considered.

see additional photos belowRENTAL FEATURES
Air conditioning
Central heat
Family room


Living room
Breakfast nook
Dishwasher


Refrigerator
Stove/Oven
Basement


Washer
Dryer
Laundry area - inside