Saturday, May 30, 2009

Prevent Foreclosure-Free Workshop

If you are a DuPage County resident who is stuggling to pay your mortgage, get information on President Obama's plan to help have your home. There is a free workshop from 2-4PM at the DuPage County Administration Building Auditorium, 421 N. County Farm Rd. in Wheaton on May 30th. Call (630) 260-2500 ex 2501 or visit

Friday, May 29, 2009

$8000.00 Tax Credit Can be used for Downpayment!

HUD has issued a letter today 5/29/09 regarding implementing the $8000.00 First Time Buyer Tax Credit for downpayment assistance with FHA Loans. See article:

This is exciting news for the housing market!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Downers Grove Park District Golf Course

Downers Grove Park District Course- 2420 Haddow Avenue 630-963-1306
9 Holes, par 36 and driving range
The golf course was completed and ready for play in the late spring of 1892. Thus America's first golf course west of the Allegheny mountain range had been established. Another great part of living in Downers Grove!

Good Samaritan Hospital among nation's finest...

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has been selected as one of the nation’s best hospitals by the 2008 Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks study, one of the nation’s leading health care reports. The 2008 study recognized a total of seven hospitals in Illinois, including Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. Another great reason to live in DG!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Civil War Comes to Downers Grove!

Civil War
Back by popular demand! The 10th Regiment,
Illinois Volunteer Infantry will return to
Wandschneider Park on Saturday, May 30th from
10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Watch demonstrations of the
daily hardships of the typical Civil War soldier.
Learn about uniforms, equipment and weapons.
See how they slept, ate and passed the time. All
ages are welcome and admission is free. You just might see private Rich Braatz.

Downers Grove Park District wins an award.

Congratulations to the Downers Grove Park District for being named a finalist for the 2009 Gold Medal Award. Sponsored by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), the Gold Medal Award is the most prestigious award in the industry. The Downers Grove Park District won once before in 1983. The winner of the 2009 award will be announced in October.

Downtown Downers Grove Market

Just back from the Downtown Downers Grove Market-Now Open on Saturdays 7:00 AM-12:30 PM May 9th through October 17, 2009.

Wow fresh veggies, organic cheese, cage free eggs, fresh flowers, home made baked goods, prepared foods and more! I'm going to be a regular!

Buying a Foreclosure

Illinois is about 10th in the nation in foreclosed properties, so hey, why not buy one and get a great deal on a new home or investment property?

Just remember these points when looking at bank owned properties, also called REOs.

Sales are "As Is."

Properties will need repairs and may be missing plumbing, appliances or even a furnace. Even the nicest looking homes will have problems, because they are vacant and have been abandoned.

It's smart to pay for a home inspection.

Forget what they say on HGTV, do not expect to flip the property for a great profit.

Do not expect bargain basement prices. The banks know what these properties are worth and many receive multiple offers.

Financing may be difficult if the property is in extremely poor condition.