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July 2016

Found 5 blog entries for July 2016.

Next month will mark my 10th anniversary being a real estate agent.  It is the most fantastic career  and I love going to work every day.   I work more hours than I ever did at any other job.   I have no guarantee of ever being paid again.   Now don't let these facts scare you away from getting licensed.   It could end up being the most significant thing you ever do careerwise in your life.

My motivation for selling homes started out from fear.   It was 2006 in early March and I had just learned that the company I worked for and had a vested interest in, was going to go out of business.   Our largest supplier declared a force majeure and commodity prices had gone through the roof.   We had presold deliveries stretching out over a 2 to 3 year period

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The ChicaGo DASH is an express commuter bus service from downtown Valparaiso to downtown Chicago. Utilizing 53-passenger coach buses, the DASH allows you to travel in comfort to the vast employment, shopping, and educational opportunities of Chicago without the hassles of the traditional suburban commute. Lavatories, WI-FI, satellite TVs, free parking, and even bike racks are just some of the great features offered by the DASH. Follow the links on the sidebar for more information.


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A new generation is driving the U.S. housing market forward, faced with new challenges but holding to some traditional values when buying a new home.  "I believe the millennials are coming of age and they are coming of age later," said Martin Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, on Wednesday. "But they are now pushing that 30-year age mark and coming out of the woodwork buying houses.".............. continue reading at NWI TIMES

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So you are thinking of moving to Valparaiso, Indiana.  What should you expect?  What is it like?  Will you like living here?

I am here to tell you that I love living in Valparaiso.  I have lived here since 2004, but I have been coming here since I was a child. It is about an hours drive to downtown Chicago.  We can actually get downtown faster than most people who live in the western suburbs of Chicago.  A lot of my clients were once Illinois residents and now are Hoosiers.  The city has changed a lot in the last 10 years.  It is growing quite fast, but in a really good way.  I have to give credit to the local officials who have planned the growth and managed to keep our small town feel.  We also are lucky to have some really great local companies

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