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Free One (1) Month Rent for March 2010: 1179 Village Dr, Round Lake Beach

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Filing Taxes and the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

If you are filing your tax return and qualify for the first time homebuyer credit, Form 5405 needs to be included with your tax return.

Click Here for a link to the Internal Revenue Service site and form 5405.

Additional information and instructions, can be found at the IRS website.

Click Here to link to the IRS page: "New Homebuyer Credit Form Released; Taxpayers Reminded to Attach Settlement Statement and Other Key Documents."

*This is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal or professional advice. Consult a professional attorney or accountant for advice and questions on filing your tax return.
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Grayslake Library: Drop Off Location for Reuse-A-Shoe Program

The Grayslake Library, located at 100 Library Lane in Grayslake, will be collecting any brand of athletic shoes for the gym shoe recycling program.

Gym shoes can be dropped off at the Grayslake Library from January 4, 2010 through April 26, 2010.

SWALCO: Solid Waste Agency of Lake County directs the Reuse-A-Shoe gym shoe recycling program for Lake County.

Click Here for more details on the Lake County Reuse-A-Shoe program.

This is a community program through Nike.

Details from the Nike page Reuse A Shoe and Nike Grind:

"We also recycle much of our scrap material left over from the manufacturing of Nike footwear and together the shoes and shoe materials are ground up and purified to become a material we affectionately call Nike Grind– Nike Grind Rubber, Nike Grind Foam and Nike Grind Upper.

We then partner with industry-leading sports surfacing companies to incorporate Nike Grind into their quality sports surfacing product ranges – basketball and tennis courts, running tracks, soccer fi…

Commercial Space for Lease: 419 W Center St, Grayslake IL 60030

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Loch Lomond Lake and Beach: 502 Dublin, Mundelein: All New, Completely Updated, Must See!

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New Price! 3520 Gilbert Ave, Rockford: Updated! New Carpet, Paint, Kitchen, Bath!

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: 433 Arbour Ct, Mundelein: Large Ranch with Private Yard, Hardwood Floors, Big Kitchen!

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New Price! 3408 Marshfield, Park City: Excellent Condition, Large Open Floor Plan!

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Open House: 105 Braxton Way, Grayslake: Sunday 3/7/2010, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Open House: Sunday: March 7, 2010

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: 105 Braxton Way, Grayslake IL 60030



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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Open House: Sunday Feb 28, 2010: 1-3pm, 32 Oak Avenue, Grayslake IL 60030

Open House: Sunday February 28, 2010

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: 32 Oak Avenue, Grayslake IL 60030



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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41025 Prairie, Antioch: Brick Ranch on 1.5 Acres with Finished Basement!

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New Price: 8011 Redwood, Fox Lake: Great Value! Updated Home with Access to Chain!

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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ENERGY STAR Illinois Appliance Rebates

If your appliances are older, it may be time for an upgrade to the newer ENERGY STAR energy efficient models.

From the EnergySavers.gov website:

"The State of Illinois will implement a two-phase instant rebate program to help residents replace older, inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR® qualified models. The first phase (for water heaters and heating and ventilation products) began January 31, 2010, and will end when funds run out. Consumers can receive rebates on eligible heating and air conditioning products through participating contractors. Rebates on eligible water heaters will be available through participating retailers. The second phase will take place around Earth Day 2010, when consumers can receive rebates on ENERGY STAR qualified appliances at participating retail locations."

For additional information, including which appliances are eligible Click Here or go to the Energy Savers website for Illinois Rebates.
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105 Braxton Way, Grayslake: Stunning Home, Custom Updates, 4 Car Garage!

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The Number One Factor in Buying a Short Sale Home

When you're looking for a new home, you may be wondering about buying a short sale home or a foreclosure home.

There are some good deals and great prices on these type of homes.

If there is any secret to buying a short sale home, this is it:

The Number One Factor in Buying a Short Sale Home is TIME.

You need to be willing to wait for a response from the bank for your short sale offer.

It is not uncommon to wait 90 to 120 days before receiving bank approval on a short sale offer. After the bank short sale approval is received, you typically must close within 30 days from the short sale approval.

As a buyer, you need flexibility in your moving date. Perhaps you are renting somewhere that will give you a month to month lease. Or you may be able to stay with family or friends until the deal is approved and closed.

There is a difference between buying a short sale home and a bank owned foreclosure home. If the home you are interested in is already owned by the bank, you can usually work out …

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

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New Price! 433 Arbour Ct, Mundelein: Big Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, Huge Yard!

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! 2612 Cuhlman, McHenry: Private Lake and Beach! Custom Home on 1 Acre

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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3520 Gilbert Ave, Rockford: All New! Completely Remodeled, Must See!

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Beautiful Historic Home for Sale: 32 Oak Avenue, Grayslake IL

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New Price: 3520 Gilbert Ave, Rockford: Updated! New Carpet, Paint, Kitchen, Bath!

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
Search from thousands of homes for sale in the Northern Illinois area at www.StarHomeFinders.com
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Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

433 Arbour Ct, Mundelein: Large Ranch with Private Yard, Hardwood Floors, Big Kitchen!

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
Search from thousands of homes for sale in the Northern Illinois area at www.StarHomeFinders.com
Registering is quick and easy!
Search by your specific home criteria.
Sign up to receive daily emails of newly listed homes or price changes.
Get detailed home information.
See multiple photos and virtual tours.
Search by map area or school district.
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Research local school information.
Request a Market Analysis to Sell your Home.

Search for Homes from your phone!
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Text the word STAR to 87778.

Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

Vote on February 2, 2010: Illinois 2010 General Primary Election

Remember to vote on February 2, 2010 for the 2010 Illinois General Primary Election.

Click Here for a link to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Find out who's running for office, if you're registered to vote and where your voting site is.

Another helpful website for Lake County, Illinois voter information is www.LakeCountyClerk.info. At that site, click on the Voter Power link for detailed information on your voter registration status.
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