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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 What Does (and Doesn't) Come With a Home When you tour a house for sale, it’s often staged, complete with appliances, window dressings, furniture and decor. These items can certainly make a place look appealing, but the reality is that most of them won’t come with the house if you decide to buy. So, what exactly do you get when you purchase a house from its previous owners? Do you know which items stay and which ones go? KEEP READING >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   Thank you for reading my newsletter. Please let me know if you have any questions, I am here to help! - Dale Taylor   Dale Taylor | RE/MAX 10Realtordale@thetaylormaderealtor.com1938 E Lincoln Hwy Ste 218New Lenox , IL 60451Mobile: (708) 439-0165 I’d love to know what you th...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Hello,You probably know that repeat and referral business is important to me. It's my goal to help as many people as I can.   We'd love your referral: Please follow this link and answer one quick question.   You'll automatically be entered into a drawing when you answer. Your chances of winning aren't dependent on whether or not you refer anyone.   Thank you for your help. It means a lot.   The drawing closes in two weeks. Dale Taylor | RE/MAX 10Realtordale@thetaylormaderealtor.com1938 E Lincoln Hwy Ste 218New Lenox, IL 60451Mobile: (708) 439-0165 Email not looking quite right? View the web version. 
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 How You Can Reduce Homebuying Stress Buying a home can be stressful (especially in a hot market).  But you’re in luck: There are ways to combat any worries you have and make homebuying a more enjoyable journey. Are you getting ready to purchase a home? Want to ease the stress of it all? Here are four strategies that could help. Prep your finances early. Having your finances in order can help make the process significantly smoother.READ 3 MORE TIPS >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   4 Keys to Buying a House Sight Unseen If you're relocating from far away or buying in a fast-moving market, a sight-unseen purchase might be necessary. Are you considering it taking this route? Here's how you can do it right. READ MORE ...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 Reduce Moving Costs With These 4 Tips Moving can be expensive, whether you’re headed a few miles away or across the country. There are the costs to rent a truck, purchase packing supplies and possibly hire professional movers — all of which may be more expensive now because of inflation. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your costs if you plan ahead. Do you want to save money on your next move? Just follow these tips: START PLANNING >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   Thank you for reading my newsletter. Please let me know if you have any questions, I am here to help! - Dale Taylor   Dale Taylor | RE/MAX 10Realtordale@thetaylormaderealtor.com1938 E Lincoln Hwy Ste 218New Lenox , IL 60451Mobile: (708) 439-0165 I’d love to know what you...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Creating a planet run by the sun 2021 Impact Report Read the full report   Report Overview This is our fifth annual Impact Report highlighting our progress in creating a planet run by the sun. We are pleased to show progress from the last four years and are more optimistic than ever in a brighter future for our planet. We’re proving we can decarbonize our energy system with the technology we have today. Affordable, reliable, and clean energy solutions like home solar, battery storage and bidirectional charging capabilities are accelerating the wide-scale transformation of an outdated approach to powering our world.  We are driving the electrification of our homes and transportation by harnessing the sun to power our lives with abundance. This future will also help households better man...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 Stage Your Home With These 5 Tips Staging is a vital tool when selling a property. The majority of buyer's agents say staging can increase offers by anywhere from 1% to 20%, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.  On a home listed at $400,000, that could mean up to $80,000 more. Do you want to market your property better, or potentially fetch a higher sale price? Keep these staging tips in mind: 5 THINGS TO KNOW >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Homeowners: Be Prepared for These Costs First-time homebuyers are often surprised by some of the repair and maintenance expenses that come with owning a house. Here's what to know if you want to make sure you're ready for them. READ MORE   Declut...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 How to Pay for Your Home Improvements You’ll probably want to improve your home at some point. It might be out of necessity if you need a new roof or fence — or you might want more space or additional amenities, like an updated kitchen or a swimming pool. Whatever the reason for your projects, you’ll likely need some help paying for them. Are you planning to make some improvements around the house soon? Here are four ways to cover the costs. SEE YOUR OPTIONS >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Low- and No-Down Payment Mortgage Loans You don't need huge savings to buy a home. In fact, some mortgage loans require zero down payment. Are you trying to buy a house on a budget? One of these loan options could help. READ ...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 Tips for Managing a Cross-Country Move With remote work so common these days, moving to your dream locale across the state, country or even the world isn’t as difficult as it once was. Still, that doesn’t mean a long-distance move will be easy. The logistics, the travel and the timeline can all be tricky to manage, and preparing for these potential challenges is key. Are you considering a big move this year? If so, follow these tips to help everything run smoothly. READ THE 5 MOVING TIPS >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   5 Tips to Help You Avoid Buyer's Remorse Buyer's remorse is common with homebuyers -- especially in a high-stakes, fast-moving market like today's. Want to ensure you make a smart move you don't ...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
  Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 How do you know when it's time to sell? The housing market has stayed competitive for months, and if you’re like many property owners, you’ve probably thought about selling. But is this the right time? Selling your home is a big decision, and pinpointing the perfect time to make your move can be challenging. Here are a few questions to consider if you want to explore what it would look like to put your home on the market soon. 5 QUESTIONS TO ASK >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Lessons Learned by Losing Out on a House Are you hoping to buy a home? A lot of homebuyers tried — and failed — last year. Fortunately, they learned some lessons along the way. Here's what you can glean from their experiences. READ MORE ...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
  Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 Getting Started in Real Estate Investing It seems like more and more people are investing in real estate lately. Is this the right time to try it for yourself? If all goes well, investing in property can help you build wealth and generate passive income. But this endeavor requires careful planning, of course, and not everyone is able to achieve the profits they’re looking for. Are you considering venturing into the world of real estate investing? Here’s what to consider before getting started. 4 THINGS TO CONSIDER >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Tips for Boosting Your Savings in One Year Buying a house might seem like a far-off and costly pipe dream — but it's not impossible by any means. Here's how to save up...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 5 Homebuying Misconceptions to Avoid It’s common for both first-time homebuyers and experienced homeowners to feel overwhelmed by the process of purchasing a house. Plus, myths and misconceptions often make the experience even more confusing. Myths like: Renting is cheaper than buying. You need a credit score of 700 to get a loan. You shouldn’t buy in a seller’s market. Have you come across any of these? If you’re thinking of buying this year, don’t let these misleading ideas deter you from your goals. READ THE 5 MYTHS >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Want to Improve Your Credit Score? Try This Your credit score holds a lot of power -- especially if you're trying to buy a house. Do you want to increase your scor...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Dale Taylor RE/MAX 10 (708) 439-0165 5 Homebuying Misconceptions to Avoid It’s common for both first-time homebuyers and experienced homeowners to feel overwhelmed by the process of purchasing a house. Plus, myths and misconceptions often make the experience even more confusing. Myths like: Renting is cheaper than buying. You need a credit score of 700 to get a loan. You shouldn’t buy in a seller’s market. Have you come across any of these? If you’re thinking of buying this year, don’t let these misleading ideas deter you from your goals. READ THE 5 MYTHS >> Refer a Friend Search Now! Request Report   FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS   Want to Improve Your Credit Score? Try This Your credit score holds a lot of power -- especially if you're trying to buy a house. Do you want to increase your scor...
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By Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties)
Old post but really good reminder for any homeowner. I've said it before...Water always wins and it is not your friend inside your home. This sump pump discharge pipe jumped out at me the minute I saw it at my Bourbonnais Illinois Home inspection. Matted down grass. Moss growing on the wall. Large opening where the pipe exits the wall. It took every ounce of willpower to not run inside the house and look at the interior wall, joists and plywood. The house next door had an elbow directing the water down into the drain pipe away from the house. This house was a bit different. When the pump turned on, the water was moving with such force and volume that most splashed outside the drain pipe on the ground. Some was splashed back into the pipe opening into the wall cavity. And of course some...
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By Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties)
It's the Little Things     We have had a crazy amount of snow in Illinois this season. My snowblower has been running more this year that the past 3 years combined. Home inspections in Bourbonnais and surrounding areas have been a real challenge. Can't see the roof, huge drifts of snow to plow through and dangerously frigid temperatures have made this winter one for the record books. If you don't have a safety pack in your car when heading out, you are taking a huge risk with your life. The items we require the inspectors at SLS Home Inspections to carry are critical. Blankets, flashlight, handwarmers, extra socks, snow shovel, matches and candle, big enough piece of aluminum foil to melt snow in, extra gloves and hat, battery charger booster for the cell phone and storable food items l...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Who I call “My Most Valued Partner In Crime” my Irene Coleman, who helps me in so many countless ways in managing the Shelter we serve, simply does not like it when our Guys awake to the News on television.  She says “this is such a bad habit and just not good for them!”   Well, this morning the bad habit she fusses every Tuesday morning about affected me so deeply.   The funny thing about afflicted pain, it can haunt a life indefinitely! Disclaimer:  I am about to share a very true story, which may be painful to the Participants and Ancillary Individuals.  If You (and You know who You are) do not think you can handle what I am about to share, please read no further.  My words can be like a piercing 2-edge sword stabbing deeply into the Soul.  It is never my intention to hurt anyone, bu...
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By Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties)
     What did we do last year or the year before that made a difference in our business?      Simply put, I stopped trying to run a business all by myself. In July 2018, I got a phone call from a past client. His name was Luke and he had purchesed the home I inspected for him back in 2016 and for the next 2 years, he had spent many hours reading and studying all about home inspections. He determined that he did not want to be an owner of a company, rather he was wanting to be able to do inspections, then have time to spend with his young sons. Marketing and taxes and recordkeeping and payroll and scheduling and everything else that comes with owning a company were just not what he was looking for. He had zero interest in starting his own company. That was perfect for me, and as it turn...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
News Release          MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS   For further information contact: Sara Geimer, 312/329-8296 sgeimer@realtors.org   Wes Shaw, 202/383-1193 wshaw@realtors.org Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Finalists Honored for Impactful Volunteer WorkWASHINGTON (August 28, 2019) – The National Association of Realtors® has honored 10 Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, as finalists for its 2019 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors Realtors® who have made a positive impact on their communities through extraordinary volunteer service.This year marks the 20th year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized Realtor® volunteers. During that time, $1.3 million in grants has been awarded to more than 200 nonprofits led by Realtors®. Their impact has been felt in 40 sta...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Long Distance House Hunting House hunting can be stressful for many buyers, but long-distance house hunting can be overwhelming, especially if you're searching in a city or area you've never lived in. If you need to find a home in a different city or are looking to move cross country, the following suggestions can make the process as stress free as possible. Find An Experienced Relocation Agent One of the most important things you can do when trying to find a home in another city is to find the right agent. Many agents can help you find a home, but you want to find someone experienced in relocation. He or she will need to be willing to look at properties for you, be able to send you pictures, videos, and even do live tours via cellphone, tablet or drone, as well as be available if/when...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
Protecting Your Home From the Outside-In Hi Dale,We all want to feel safe and protected, especially when it comes to our home and family. Protecting your house is no small task, especially when there are multiple options for home tech and security systems. For those not equipped to splurge on a state-of-the-art alarm system or guard dog, there are several things you can do to make you and your family safer from the outside-in. Outside the HomeInstall Motion Sensor Lighting Outdoor lighting has come a long way, especially motion detection fixtures. Installing motion sensor lighting around major points of entry around your home, or around the entire property, can help deter intruders.   Keep Expensive Items Locked Up Barbecues, smokers, outdoor culinary equipment, bicycles and other item...
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By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
If you have recently lost a Parent or Loved-One, and now must go through the stressful and time consuming Illinois probate process, it’s time to call me at 708-439-0165 - dalelesleytaylor@peoplepc.com with the experience to help you, and get your questions answered today.   You may have a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to certain aspects of how Elder Law works?  I understand this is a worrying and difficult time, and always here to help. As a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES) I am an expert in my field.  My job is to inform you of the most accurate and up to date information that is currently available.  You may prefer to discuss your issues directly?   I welcome you to call me      708-439-0165 - dalelesleytaylor@peoplepc.com. I am a ... CERTIFIED PROBATE SPEC...
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