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  • Leon Winthly Hector Sr.

    Leon Winthly Hector Sr.
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as council president. I went to a.s.j.a. boys college in Trinidad W.I. attended RCA school of electronic technology in Ny,also Delehante school of...
  • Home inspections can help determine scope of work

    Home inspections can help determine scope of work
    A thorough home inspection is often recommended for any real estate transaction, but when considering the purchase of a foreclosed home many experts believe it becomes even more critical. Tom Jansson, secretary of the National Association of Certified...
  • Auction 101

    Auction 101
    According to the National Auctioneers Association, $58.6 billion in commercial and residential real estate was sold at auction last year, an all-time high. One leading auction company, REDC, has already sold 1,200 properties in Chicago this year,...
  • Top 10 real estate auction myths

    Top 10 real estate auction myths
    Think all homes sold at auction are dilapidated foreclosures you have to pay cash for on the spot? Think again. Real estate auctions are becoming more and more popular because they offer good deals on a variety of properties in a consumer-friendly...
  • Buying a foreclosure

    Buying a foreclosure
    One way to help an ailing housing market regain its health is to clear the books of foreclosures. Buying foreclosed properties can help mitigate this sad chapter and turn to a promising new one by ensuring a neighborhood maintains its value and property...
  • How to know when to tackle a rehab project yourself and when to get professional help

    How to know when to tackle a rehab project yourself and when to get professional help
    TV was once flooded with shows about finding an inexpensive property and turning it into a dream home or "flipping" it for a profit with just a little work here and there. For those who are hoping to find such an opportunity with the growing number of...
  • The long and short of short sales

    The long and short of short sales
    On an afternoon in late May, Chicago real estate agent Gary Lucido, president of Lucid Realty, glanced at the chicagohousingstats.com website. Among the stats grabbing his attention was one showing Chicago-area home prices had fallen 27.3 percent from...
  • What to Expect When Inspecting a Foreclosure

    What to Expect When Inspecting a Foreclosure
    A home inspector does not prepare or examine differently when going into a foreclosed home, yet there are certain issues that can arise that are unique to these properties. With the number of defaulted loans rising (a trend that will most likely...
  • 4 steps to prepare a home for sale

    If you plan to sell your house or condo this year, the peak sales months typically are April, May, June and July. The reason is the largest number of prospective buyers is in the market during this time of the year. That means now is the time to get your...
  • HOW NOT TO SELL

    Picky people, those home buyers. They get their way, especially in today's buyer's market, where houses for sale outnumber the buyers. If you really want to sell your house, employ the army of stagers, real estate agents and handymen ready to help you....
  • First impressions

    Thirty seconds isn't much time to sell someone on your biggest investment, but often it is all the time buyers spend in deciding whether they are interested in a home. Buyers begin sizing up a home the moment they pull up to it, which is why maximizing...