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Champaign County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 18, 2016
keia foster asked:
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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Vanhai answered:
Buying a house is a type of investment. I don't think Champaign - Urbana is a good place for buying house now because the appreciation seems going down or the market values of the houses are decreasing.

The decision of where and when to buy, when to sell can help you to maintain your asset or make it going up. You may want to rent a house to live in a place near your work and use the money you have to buy a house in an appreciating market.

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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Jc30692 answered:
I listed my home for sale by owner on the for sale by owner site, paying the additional fee to get it listed on the MLS offering a co-broke commission. However, see my question regarding commission. A lot of buyers are less than upfront with you as a seller or with agents. ... more
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Jc30692 asked:
I live in IL, listed my home FSBO paying an additional fee to have the home listed in the MLS. I had secured a buyer and had a signed contract in place within 5 days. They reported "NO…
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Thu Jun 2, 2016
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Tue May 3, 2016
collwaltman2003 asked:
So, I am wondering the correct address for the pictures that are listed with 911 Laura Drive property. The property is very attractive and seemed worth more than the asking price which…
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Mon May 2, 2016
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Fri Mar 18, 2016
Zoieylynn2009 asked:
Sat Mar 12, 2016
Bob Brandt answered:
The 2 companies merged a few months back and they have consolidated services.
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Thu Mar 3, 2016
Pintail asked:
How can I make my search criteria cumulative - for example, I selected "farm/ranch" as search criteria along with a minimum 2-ac. lot size, but the results include urban 'ranch-style'…
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
J answered:
Have you included Google Maps printouts of bus route directions to major points of interest in the area? Showing what it's value is rather than say it's baked in and should be apparent to a viewer is a bit out of left field.

Have you updated your listing photos? Some that still have snow in their photos and it makes me wonder how serious the buyer and his/her agent are at giving shoppers the best set of images for the property.

I've toured some Chambana properties and I'm surprised that a handful have "I don't care about this property" red flags to potential buyers: one or two light bulbs are out, blinds don't pull up/down smoothly and reed replacement, and/or there isn't new carpet (or one that's fresh and was steam cleaned recently. If the seller isn't going to fix simple things like this, it makes potential buyers wonder what else could be wrong or hidden to the untrained eye. Not making small things like that to make it showroom ready is definitely a potential deal breaker.
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Perfect Log Homes answered:
Hi Jyedvobnick,

Expedition Log Homes does not sell previously built Log Homes but we provide them to built. We do get that question alot though. My best answer for you is to find an appraiser that is knowledgeable of log homes in your area. This is the best way to get a better return on such a timeless investment. My best advice for you is to make sure the house is in tip top shape and update things if need be to capitalize on the wants of modern day log home buyers in the budget range that can afford your home.

Lastly don't give up. People love log homes but sometimes you have to sell them on the love you had for them when you moved in!

Hope that helps,
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