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Old 02-18-2007, 07:17 AM
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Thank you for the many ideas! We'll be coming up soon and I will drive out to some of the areas that have been mentioned. I've been on realtor.com and seen several homes in our price range. St. Charles and Batavia does mean getting a pretty small house. We may have to go up about $10,000 to get what we want. I have seen some in Plainfield and Montgomery also. Montgomery looked close to Oswego. That is his new store. It helps because he can pick anywhere in his district. I will try the Chicago Tribune. What is the housing market like right now? Is is a seller's market or a buyer's market?

We did consider Indiana near Merrellville. He only has one store there and would like to be a little more centrally located.

As far as the jobs I am not worried about being close to Chicago. I teach and haven't in the past had a problem finding something in the area when we have moved. (crossing my fingers!LOL!) We have moved many times over the last 15 years.

I must tell you that my husband has spoken very highly of the people in Chicago. He has met many wonderful and friendly people. We're just hoping you won't mind our southern accents!LOL! Bless your hearts!

Thank again,
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:20 AM
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Real estate market is pretty slow around here right now. Definitely a buyer's market, though that doesn't appear to have inspired people to move their asking prices down very much... maybe they just end up negotiating away more of the asking price before closing.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:31 AM
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That's interesting to know. Actually, we have looked at new homes too. I was surprised to find some in our price range that are what we need. If we have to go up a little on the price it will be worth it to not have to do lots of repairs. Some of the builders are offering the choice of free upgrades or a lower price. We'll check it out when we are there.

Thanks for the info.

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