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Fending Off Foreclosure - What Alternative Will Work For You?

by Allyson Hoffman


It is no secret that foreclosures have increased drastically this year as a result of the subprime lending disaster and a lot of people are wondering if they will be next. For many homeowners there may be options, if they know what to look for and where to look. 

In the event that you find yourself struggling to make your mortgage payments, and you fear foreclosure may be in your future, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) has suggested a few possible alternatives. These options to fend off foreclosure include:


  • Repayment Plan
  • Reinstatement
  • Forbearance
  • Loan Modification

The Federal Trade Commission wants people to know that these alternatives may not work for everyone especially if you are already three or four mortgage payments behind.

For more information regarding the above alternatives visit the NFCC's Homeowners Crisis Resource Center website. They can also assist you in locating a certified housing counselor to explore your options in an effort to fend off foreclosure.

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Remembering Our Military At Christmas

by Allyson Hoffman


When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

          A Recovering American soldier
          c/o Walter Reed Army Medical  Center
          6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
          Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

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Happy Thanksgiving - Chicago McDonald’s ® Thanksgiving Parade

by Allyson Hoffman


Come join in the Thanksgiving festivities as presented by the Chicago Festivals Association (CFA). The CFA is proud to present the  McDonald’s ® Thanksgiving Parade. A fun filled morning with fabulous floats, marching bands and talented equestrian units, unique performance groups and local and national celebrities.

The parade will travel north on State Street from Congress to Randolph. Click here for a detailed route map.

Thursday, November 22, 2007—Thanksgiving Day

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

State Street—from Congress to Randolph
Click the link below for Google map directions.

For more information about the  McDonald’s ® Thanksgiving Parade, visit the Chicago Festivals Assocations website.

Wishing you and your families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Setting the right price is an important first step in the process of selling a home. Is it necessary to spend $200 to $400 for a professional appraisal of your property before placing your home on the market?

A professional appraiser's opinion of a property's market value is based on the recent sales of similar homes in the neighborhood, and on the square footage and condition of the property. Different appraisers might come up with different figures. Even if all of them agreed on a value, there is no guarantee that you would receive that amount for your property.

An alternative to a professional appraisal is to ask a professional real estate agent for a written market analysis of your property. This analysis will include information about recent home sales in your neighborhood, as well as how those homes compare to yours. Real estate agents may provide this service with no charge or obligation. If you are still unsure of the value of your home, you may wish to pay for an appraisal.

To get started with a FREE, no obligation computerized analysis of your home's value, click on the link below and have the report emailed directly to your inbox.

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