Peoria, IL Real Estate News

By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
»»»MARICOPA HOMES FOR SALE««« 2 Story 4 Car Garage Home for Sale Under 200K in The Villages at Rancho El Dorado 43314 W DELIA Blvd MARICOPA ARIZONA 85138 $189,900  3 BEDROOMS |3 BATHROOMS | 2743 SQUARE FEET | MLS: 5178373   A Great Two Story 4 car garage home. Tile in all the right places, Nice open Kitchen, Granite, new paint and Carpet with new Stainless appliances Refrig w/Ice and Water in the door included with full price offer. Gas Range, Island with Breakfast Bar, 2'' mini blinds. Exit to Covered patio from Kitchen. Large back yard, room enough for a pool. Huge Master Suite with double door entry. Bedrooms split 2 bedrooms on east side and MST Bed and Bath on west side of home. Master Bathroom has separate tub and shower double sinks. Large Laundry Room upstairs. 4 car garage wit...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
*GREAT HOMES FOR WINTER GETAWAY*   Maricopa 4Beds Cul-de-sac Home for Sale w/ Pool in Homestead $177,000 20391 N HERBERT Avenue 4 Bed / 2.5 Bath  2107 SqFt of living space MLS# 5120647   Backyard has pool and landscaping. Pool has sun shelf, rock waterfall, 2 umbrella holders, and self cleaning system. Landscaping features palm trees and cacti with a grass area and the view fence overlooking the greenbelt.  Click here for more Photos and Details     Maricopa 4Beds Cul-de-sac Home for Sale w/ Pool in Homestead Beautiful home with PRIVATE pool with view fencing located on a Greenbelt on a cul de sac. Most furniture included! First floor has family room with plush carpet and surround sound, half bath and laundry room, along with garage entry. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths with upgrad...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
*WINTER HOMES SPECIAL BY HOMESMART SUCCESS*   Maricopa Across the Park  2 Story  Home for Sale in Homestead   40535 W  THORNBERRY Lane listed at $165,900 4Bed / 3Bath  2195 SqFt of living space MLS# 5199847 Click here for Photos and Details      Maricopa Across the Park  2 Story  Home for Sale in Homestead You will enjoy relaxing on the extended covered patio. This beautiful home is located across the park.   To Get a FREE and complete list of beautiful Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ,   visit my website, www.FindMaricopaHomes.com    Thank you for viewing this page about  Maricopa Across the Park  2 Story  Home for Sale in Homestead Let me help you find your next home in Arizona! Call or text (480)3698277 for information even if you just wish to talk about an area Search entire Phoenix ML...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   Maricopa Awesome Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island.        A MUST SEE! This won't last long!!! Maricopa Awesome Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado     Enjoy this completely landscaped backyard with tons of pavers and raised beds along the walls.  Very private lot with no homes directly behind. COME AND SEE THIS WONDERFUL HOME TODAY!     To Get a FREE and complete list of beautiful Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ,   visit my website, www.FindMaricopaHomes.com    Thank you for reading this page about  Maricopa Awesome Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado Let ...
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2412 W. Pintura PEORIA, IL This home is updated and move in Ready. Dunlap Schools. Open Floor plan, not like other split levels. 3BR/1+1BA Single Family House $154,900 Year Built 1976 Sq Footage 1,418 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 4,800 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionUPDATED 3BEDROOM 1.5 BATH SPLIT LEVEL W/ OPEN FLOOR PLAN. FENCED BACKYARD AND DUNLAP SCHOOLS. UPDATES INCLUDE ROOF IN 2004, NEWER DOORS, PAINT AND TRIM. LAMINATE IN MAY '08, DOWNSTAIRS REMODELED IN DEC. '10. Property Features Central A/CCentral heatFamily roomLiving roomDining roomDishwasherRefrigeratorStove/OvenAtticLaundry area - insideBalcony, Deck, or PatioYard Additional Photos FrontKitchen and DiningKitchenLiving RoomFamily RoomMaster Bedroom Contact Info Tony B...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
Changes in International Accounting Standards Could Transfer Up to $1.3 Trillion onto US Balance Sheets and Discourage Companies from signing longer leases.    Northrop Grumman Corp.'s decision in July to relocate its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to a 14-story, 334,385-square-foot building it acquired in Falls Church, VA, was a huge economic development victory for Fairfax County and the state of Virginia. But the defense contractor's decision to buy rather than lease its headquarters building at 2980 Fairview Park Drive has also drawn renewed attention to a major international proposal that could effectively end off-balance-sheet treatment of leases. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on Aug. 17 released th...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
Sorry for being a little MIA on the blog front.  We had a new addition to The Kim Group on July 4th ~ Aidan John was born.  We just love him!  He is learning the ropes very quickly. 
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
With a lot of incentives being put in place for developers to start developing out the Peoria river front, I am constantly being asked "What do you think it will take for people to move downtown?"  I know my answer, but I would LOVE to hear yours!  Be completely honest! Thank you in advance for your time! Katie KimSmall Business SpecialistThe Kim Groupwww.TheKimGroup.com(309) 208-2898
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Thinking of buying a flip home, but have not look at HUD homes due to the 90 day regulation against flipping?  Well now might be your chance!  Below is a link to an article from Reuters.  Effective Feb 1, the Housing and Urban Development Department will waive for one year an FHA rule that prohibits insuring a mortgage on a home owned by the seller for less than 90 days. See more by clicking on the link:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100115/us_nm/us_usa_economy_foreclosures   I have sold many HUD properties, If you need assistance please let me help!
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By Mendy Payne
(Jim Maloof Realtors)
Top  Tips to Buying a Real Estate Short Sale   Many real estate bargain hunters are searching for the "secret to short sales" so that they can cash in on the deal of the century. I'm often asked how to buy a short sale. I'm going to lay it out for everyone in this blog post. Top Tips to Successful Real Estate Short Sales Short Sale Tip Number 1 : Most Short Sale Properties are sold "as is" Let me explain why someone would sell a property as a "short sale"...THEY CAN'T MAKE THEIR MORTGAGE PAYMENT!!!!!  This would imply they can't replace the old faucet with a new one...they can't afford the cost to mitigate the radon...if you don't like the carpet; we are sorry but we won't be giving you a carpet allowance.  However, chances are you will purchasing this property under market value.  Ther...
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By David Castle, David Castle, Broker Associate Jim Maloof Realtor
(Jim Maloof Realtors)
You know, I have about 18 listings now and have been getting a lot of showings on them lately, which is a good thing, I guess.  The problem I have is that on top of taking care of them, managing open houses, marketing, making phone calls to my buyers and everything else, I have to track down agents for showing feedback even though we have an automated feedback system that our company uses.  One thing that I have heard from some agents (thank goodness, not many!) is that they refuse to give feedback as it is only for agents who don't know how to price a property.  I disagree.  I need feedback so I can give it to my sellers, who demand it.  I am constantly getting called back from my sellers when I don't receive feedback, even after my several attempts to get it through phoning the showin...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
I am an upbeat person. I alway try and see the positive outcome in a situation or how to make the best of a situation.  I have realized that not everyone has this trait. Some people alway see the negative, alway complain about this or that instead of seeing the opportunity within the situation. I believe it's personal motivation that makes us into who we are.  If you have the attitude that no one can stop you, no one can and you probably see the positive rather than the negative in a situation and find opportunity where others can not.  Although, even in the toughest times, ones motivation might be challenged or hit some rough spots.  So how do you motivate yourself? I have found that I need to constantly change how I motivate myself.  The constant changing keeps it fresh and exciting t...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
Strategies for businesses in a downturn economy In reading a recent article on businesses in this downtown economy, Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter founder of the modern field of business strategy answered some questions on how and where businesses should focus during this time. Question: What strategies should small businesses use to survive this recession? He expressed that during a time period of economic downtown there is an overwhelming instinct to lay off and cut back. He recommends that if you are going to lay off and cut back, you need to do it with your business strategy in mind.  The biggest mistake is to cut across the board. He goes on to state that "good leaders need a positive agenda, not just an agenda of dealing with crisis."  This reminds me of the f...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
Maintaining your online image With social networking becoming more and more popular and not just with the teens and tweens, don't be surprised if your professional network start conversing with you about your latest Facebook post or Tweet.  I was at a Women In Leadership monthly luncheon when one of the ladies at my table asked me how I got involved in Building Steam, which is a local running program.  I was completely surprised by the question, and I knew she could tell by the expression on my face. She said "I am following you".  I had to laugh because I didn't realize anyone of my professional network connections were truly following me.  It ended up a great connecting point with some of the new individuals at the table and lead into some great business conversations.    So back to m...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
5 Key Factors for Email Marketing Figuring out who gets what. Most of us maintain a list of past clients, current clients, and prospective clients.  Do you divide it down further? Maybe by industry, gender, age...?  Having three levels deep information on your contact database enables you to hone your marketing efforts more effectively to your clients.  You don't want to send out an eflyer on first time homebuyers tax credit to your past clients or maybe your clientele above 45, and you certainly do not want to send a reminder to file for the senior citizens tax freeze to your clients under 30.  Having secondary information on your contact database aids you to provide a more direct message in your eflyers.  I also ask people who sign-up for my newsletter for their preferences.  Are they...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
Investment prices are lowest in the mid-west compared to other markets nationally.  In the midwest, sublease space is closer to normal than SIORs in other parts of the country. So we are not going to see the huge decreases in rent that will be seen on the national level.  We will see rent prices remain the same or decrease in order to stay competitive with vacant property that has been on the market longer. If you have had your property on the market for 6 months to a year, you will want to contact us and discuss where you property should be priced at in order to move in the current market. Please note the table below shows the projections on a national level. Property Type Q3 Vacancy 2009 Net Absorption (in sf) 2009 Rent Growth Office 16.70%  -77.4 million -4.20% Industrial 12.20%  -14...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
Everyone is trying to cutback and save money these days. So I thought I would share some money saving tips.  Please feel free to add any that you have found helpful.  Business Meals & Entertaining - You don't want to take your clients to McDonalds or bust out a coupon when the bill comes. Those are definitely not ways to win business.  One way to get discounts on business meals without your clients knowing about it is to register your credit card at www.rewardsnetwork.com and you'll receive discounts up to 15% at about 10,000 bars, restaurants, clubs, etc. nationally.  The discount is applied automatically and shows up as a deduction from the total cost of the bill on your statement.  It's free to sign-up and they allow you to sign up to five cards. Office Equipment - There are numerous...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
Hot off the press, or Peoria Area Association of Realtors Office :), are the market statistics for April 2009.  Below is a link for you to check them out. http://www.thekimgroup.com/Downloads/PAAR-Market_Statistics-April_2009.pdf What are you looking at? Well if you are selling your home, you will want to pay close attention to the months supply within your price range. Months supply of homes on the market is the ratio of the current inventory of active listings compared to sales in the last month. So given the recent sales activity, one could estimate how long it would take for the entire inventory of active listings to sell, assuming no new listings appear on the market and that the homes are priced reasonably. If you are a buyer, you can see where the majority of the inventory lies. ...
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By Katie Arnholt Kim
(The Kim Group ~ Commercial Real Estate Team for Peoria, IL )
Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois State Treasurer, has a link off his website for the Illinois' Lost and Found Cash Dash. You can search to see if you are among the millions of people, businesses, and heirs who have cash or valuables owed to you in the State of Illinois. To find out if you have money out there, go to: http://www.treasurer.il.gov/programs/cash-dash/Owner/Owner.aspx REMEMBER: Type your LAST NAME FIRST in the Name field.
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