Champaign-Urbana IL Homes for Sale

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How to Buy a Home: A First-Time Home Buyer's Guide In case you missed it, here are the links to: Part 1- Finding a Real Estate Agent to Represent YOU and Part 2- Getting Pre-Approved for a Loan   Part 3: Finding Your Dream Home You have an agent working for you and you have your pre-approval lett...
Active Rain Challenge: Discover YOUR Strength in the Serengeti We all face challenges in life and handle these challenges in different ways based on our own individual personalities. Our strengths and our weaknesses will emerge during these times when we’re thrown out of our comfort zones. I’ve o...
How to Buy a Home: A First-Time Home Buyer's Guide Part 2: Getting Pre-Approved for a Loan Unless you’ll be paying for your home entirely with cash, you’ll need to have a plan for financing your purchase. In other words, you need to find a lender who is willing to lend you the money. What is a Pr...
How to Buy a Home: A First-Time Home Buyer's Guide, Part 1 It’s no secret that I love working with first-time homebuyers in Champaign-Urbana, IL. I love seeing their excitement in finding the right home and eventually, finally getting the keys handed to them. I also thoroughly enjoy being the one...
Champaign County IL Real Estate Market Report, January 2011 January 2011 Residential Sales Information Compared to January 2010 The following real estate market information concerns only residential sales in greater Champaign County, IL and includes houses, condos, co-ops, and zerolots. January 2...
Serenade Your Sweetheart And Support the Arts in Champaign-Urbana IL Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and if you haven't planned something special for your sweetheart it's not too late! This year you can hire two professional musicians from the Community Center for the Arts to serenade tha...
The Snow Storm vs. The Closing: A Tale of Two Happy Homeowners This morning around 7am I received a call from my buyer client. "Shannon, are we still doing the walk-through in half an hour?" he asked. My response was something to the effect of "If you're in, I'm in." Since there were about 6 to 8...
Viewing Homes is an Adventure…Are You Ready? When you’re just beginning your search for the perfect home to buy, you’ll likely be excited to get out there and start viewing homes that, at least on paper, fit your criteria. Indeed, the home search is fun, even an adventure at times. So to help pre...
Book Review: Use What You've Got- by Barbara Corcoran *This post is included in the ActiveRain Book Club Group. If you haven't joined yet, you should! The full title of this book is "Use What You've Got: & Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom." Later the book was republished with a new ti...
There's been a lot of talk about attitude lately here on Active Rain. This morning I read a post on how the attitude of a single person can affect a group and impact the individual's future business. (Here's the post if you'd like to read's a good one: “What Did You Forget? Your Attitude?...

Shannon Lewis

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