Archive for April, 2010

Lots of Outdoor Fun Set for this Weekend; Will Chicago’s Weather Cooperate?

How great has our weather been the last couple days? It’s a sign that it’s time to get that garden in shape. Here are several events going on this weekend in the Chicago area that will help you do just that or that will allow you, your kids and your dog to simply enjoy the [Read More]

April 30, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Events, In the Burbs, In the City

Census Takers Coming to Take Your Stats

I heard that on May 1, census workers were going to start visiting homes that have not completed the 2010 U.S. Census form, and sure enough, when I got home from work the other day, there was a note in my door from a census taker. Now, I’m a huge procrastinator, but I did fill [Read More]

April 30, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (2) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy

Arbor Day Celebrations Aplenty Around Chicago Area

What is April 30, 2010? Ask home owners and most will tell you that it’s the day the Federal Home Buyers Tax Credit expires. But that’s not all: It’s also Arbor Day. Quiz: 1. What is Arbor Day? 2. When is Arbor Day? 3. Who founded Arbor Day? 4. What is the founder’s Illinois connection? [Read More]

April 29, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (1) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Events, Green Living, In the Burbs, In the City

Gerstad Builders in the Daily Herald

The home buyer tax credits are nearing an end, causing quite a stir in the Chicago real estate industry. On the plus side, we are reading many positive news stories about the industry, encouraging home shoppers to take advantage of the opportunities available. One such example is the recent feature on the  Trails of Pheasant [Read More]

April 29, 2010 | Author: Gerstad Builders | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Locations, McHenry County, Single Family Homes

Home Buyers Tax Credit Expiring: Now What?

Friday is the last day to take advantage of the Federal Home Buyers Tax Credit. Do you have a contract in place? If not, don’t fear. While Congress hasn’t announced any plans to extend the program, others are stepping up with incentives to help the struggling real estate market, and my guess is there will [Read More]

April 29, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (2) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Featured, Federal Tax Credit

Insurance Giant to Raise Homeowners Rates in Illinois

If you get your homeowners insurance from Allstate Corp., you aren’t going to like this story. The insurance company announced this week that is was going to raise rates on Illinois homeowners policies by 8.2 percent. That increase was filed last week with the Illinois Department of Insurance and will take effect in July. Homeowner [Read More]

April 28, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy
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