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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Home Sales Rise in February

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported a 2.9 percent increase in the number of homes sold in February over January’s total. The total brings the seasonally adjusted pace of sales to 5.03 million, up from January’s rate of 4.89 million. The news marks the first month-over-mon

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Ignoring the Headlines

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Anyone watching the real estate market over the last several years knows that the media has not exactly been painting a very promising picture on the thought of home ownership. With a real estate market that has seen its worst performance in several decades, this certainly comes as no surprise. A re

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Chicago Active Adult Golf Course Communities

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Although it may still be winter outside, it will not be long until enthusiastic golfers at active adult communities are shining up their clubs and hitting the links. Many of Chicagoland’s most dedicated retirement-age golfers spend their winters in warmer places like Arizona and Florida. While

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To Buy or Not to Buy

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It is a question that many potential home buyers are asking themselves right now. On one hand, there are many compelling reasons to purchase at this time. On the other hand, there are many reasons buyers are afraid to take the leap when the market is so uncertain. The Chicago Tribune recently analyz

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Want a Happier, Healthier Retirement? Get a Pet

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For years, studies have analyzed the affects of pets on human health, especially in retirement communities. While the results are still regarded as inconclusive by some, many point to obvious signs that pets can make their owners happier and healthier people. Here are just a few of the ways pets can

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