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Deb's December Real Estate Update

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Debra Kukulski
December 2008
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Should I Take My Home Off the Market During the Holidays?

  When you look at your calendar you may find the months already overloaded with seasonal obligations -- shopping, entertaining, children's pageants, charity work, decorating the house, and so much more. If you are also trying to sell your home, you are under extra pressure to keep your home in "showtime" condition. And that could be the last thing you need before the holiday spirit is broken.
      It is understandable why you would be tempted to take your home off the market during the holidays. And the list of justifications is long. If you are too busy, buyers may be also, and you may

Mortgage Rates
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30 yr. fixed:   5.97%
15 yr. fixed:   5.74%
1 yr. adj:        5.18%
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find your efforts unrewarded with not enough showings. And what if you do get an offer? You may be faced with the possibility of packing and moving during the busiest time of the year. Besides, you can give your house a rest, and it will
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Disclosure: Safest Way
To Sell A Home


     If you're putting your home on the market, better be sure you're ready to tell all -- good and bad.
      "The majority of lawsuits or claims that occur are as a result of buyers finding out about something that is wrong with their property after the close of escrow and coming to the belief that the seller knew but didn't tell them," says real estate attorney, Peter Solecki of Winton & Larson, LLP.
      Disclosure is vital. In one extreme case, it may have spared a seller from going to jail and even saved lives. The New York Times reported on a trial back in the late eighties that found the seller of a home guilty for not disclosing to the buyers that the home's heater had malfunctioned. The buyers and one of their children were asphyxiated by fumes from a gas-fired heater used to de-ice the driveway of their home. Only their four-year-old child survived. The seller was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. This case is believed to be the first of its CONTINUED >>>




Real Estate Outlook: Sales Picking Up Tempo

     Here's a key question about the current market: Do you look at home prices to figure out where we are in the real estate recovery cycle, or do you focus on sales?       In an economy where an estimated 35 to 40 percent of all home transactions are foreclosures or short sales - distress situations in other words -- prices won't really guide you much beyond the conclusion that: We're still "correcting" the excesses of the boom years, still peeling back those wild and unsustainable hyperinflationary price run ups.
      So it's no surprise that median prices are down, year to year, in a majority of large markets across the country.
      Sales statistics, on the other hand, tell you how fast buyers are responding to those lower prices -- and greatly improved affordability.
      Right now, in market after market, sales are picking up tempo -- especially in places where prices once spiraled out of control.
      Third quarter sales of existing homes in the U.S. were up by 2.6 percent over second quarter 2008 levels, according to the National Association of Realtors' latest study.
      That's not spectacular -- but let's face it: It's forward movement ... and we're in CONTINUED >>>



Thinking of Selling? Contact me!

If you are thinking of selling, please contact me for a professional opinion on the current market value of your home and to learn about my very successful marketing plan for sellers WORKS in this market! I understand the value of the internet in selling a home and the keys to getting top dollar in today's buyer's market.




How Can Debra Kukulski Help You?
     If you are seeking a top, experienced professional who will listen, coach and help you work through your transaction so that you can relax and enjoy the fun and rewarding part of buying/selling, call Debra directly at 847-516-6760 or visit her excellent website for real estate, area, community, and school information. You can also search over 120,000 listings from her website: http://www.TheresNoPLaceLikeYourPlace.com.
     Ask her about her exclusive 'Sellers Marketing Plan' which includes extensive internet exposure for your home, or her 'Preferred Buyers Program', where you will recieve daily notifications of new listings from ALL of the offices that match YOUR criteria and a private, password protected, interactive web site that is updated daily for you AND has all of the details and pictures! (Trust me, you will LOVE this!)
     


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It is a GREAT TIME TO BUY REAL ESTATE in McHenry County, Cook County and Lake Counties in Northern Illinois.  There are fabulous homes for sale at great prices in Wauconda, IL *especially for first time buyers, investors and move up buyers.*  Rates are great, too!

We are having a "HUGE sale" on our large inventory of VERY well priced HOMES! ;-)

 

 

 

If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  It will be my pleasure!  By the way, if you know of someone that could benefit from my high level of service, please call or email me with their name and daytime phone number and I will make sure to follow up and take great care of them.  My business is over 87% referral and repeat clients and keeps growing from your referrals:-)

 

My Direct Number at the Office is 847.516.6760

 

 

To Search Homes For Sale, Please Contact Me Directly Or Feel Free To Search On My Website!

 

Search Waterfront and Fox River Front Homes For Sale Here

 

 
 

It is an EXCELLENT TIME TO BUY AND SELL NOW, especially for second home buyers, investors, move up buyers and even first time buyers!

 

 

I hope you find this information useful.  I am only a phone call or email away of you need real estate help:-)

Debra Kukulski Real Estate Consultant

If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  It will be my pleasure!  

By the way, if you know of someone that could benefit from my high level of service, please call or email

me with their name and daytime phone number and I will make sure to follow up and

take great care of them. 

The majority of my business is referral and repeat clients.  I am so grateful it keeps growing from your loyalty and referrals:-)

I appreciate YOU and your referrals!

 

 

I can be reached at my direct number at the office: 847.516.6760.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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