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Interest Rate Trampoline

Interest Rates A lot of you want to know what in the H-E- double hockey sticks is going on with interest rates. In a nutshell, financial reports come out every single morning (unemployment, consumer confidence, new home sales, Lana spending (this tracks how much my wife spends each day), etc. When these reports are good […]

The Right Place at the Right Time

“Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity.” – Arthur Pine. I have no clue who Mr. Pine is, but I like the quote. The best thing about the real estate market crashing was that […]

Do You Remember Your First Time?

Good morning! Its 76 degrees, I’m getting requests for pre-approval letters faster than I can write them, and I’ve got a big bowl of Lucky Charms in front of me as I write this. Does life get any better? I submit the answer is no! Okay, here’s some stuff for you to know: Do you […]

It’s Almost my Birthday.

Hard to believe only 11 days until my birthday. But DON’T PANIC – that’s 11 solid shopping days you have to get me a present (if you’re unsure what to give me, cash always makes a nice gift). And I have a gift for you: The spring market is taking off! I think I’ve done […]

Barry’s Blog: Busy Again!

I read a nice article in Sunday’s Tribune about Realtors getting busy again. (yes, there is still someone who reads newspapers). I feel that April was just the tip of the iceberg, and that you will be pleasantly surprised by the rest of the spring (and summer and fall) market. More good stuff: Cinco De […]

Barry’s Blog: What’s Cool About Me

What do the real estate market and the Hot Pocket in my microwave have in common? They are both heating up – big time! Lots of people are calling for pre-approvals and getting ready to make offers. While both coasts are still weak, here in Chicagoland things are looking up. So brace yourselves for a […]