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RE/MAX Northern Illinois

RE/MAX is the leader in northern Illinois real estate sales.  It has been number one in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market since 1989, closing more than $6 billion in sales last year.   The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network consists of 2,500 associates and 120 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of brokerage services throughout the northern one-third of Illinois.  Its and websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate brokerage brands.  The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 91,000 sales associates in 83 nations.


205 Point Boulevard
Suite 100 Elgin
IL 60123

Phone: (847)586-5212, 1-800-892-6196

Seven RE/MAX Brokers in the Chicago Area Rank Among Top 250 Latino Agents in...

Seven RE/MAX brokers in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market were among the Top 250 Latino Agents in the United States in the most recent annual assessment by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP).

RE/MAX Northern Illinois Names Stephen Johnson to Lead Its Marketing and Communications Efforts

Johnson, 26, will oversee marketing and public relations efforts for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region, working with the media, implementing brand management strategies to increase the RE/MAX market share, managing the RE/MAX hot air balloon program and overseeing the region's fundraising efforts for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

RE/MAX Plaza Expands By Adding Wauconda Brokerage

January 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The RE/MAX Plaza brokerage chain recently grew to three offices after its broker/owner, Rob Schaid, purchased the existing RE/MAX office in the Lake County community of Wauconda, Ill. RE/MAX Plaza now operates offices in McHenry and Richmond, Ill., both in McHenry County, as well as the Wauconda location.

RE/MAX Chairman: Look for Continued Housing Market Recovery in 2012

Chicago, IL - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The end of 2011 brought good news on the nation's economic front, with unemployment in December falling to its lowest level in three years and the economy adding 200,000 jobs during the same month.

Top City Agent Hasani Steele Joins RE/MAX Premier Properties

Chicago, IL - January 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hasani Steele, one of the top-producing Chicago real estate agents, has joined RE/MAX Premier Properties on Chicago’s Gold Coast. Janice Corley, the broker/owner of RE/MAX Premier Properties, compared the addition of Steele, formerly affiliated with @properties, to the sense of accomplishment that NFL teams feel after winning the Super Bowl.

Top City Agent, Hasani Steele, Joins RE/MAX Premier Properties on Chicago’s Gold Coast

Chicago, IL - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hasani Steele, one of the top-producing Chicago real estate agents, has joined RE/MAX Premier Properties on Chicago’s Gold Coast. Janice Corley, the broker/owner of RE/MAX Premier Properties, compared the addition of Steele, formerly affiliated with @properties, to the sense of accomplishment that NFL teams feel after winning the Super Bowl.

Attractive Prices and Mild Weather Help Generate Brisk December Housing Sales Across Chicago Area

ELGIN, IL - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Aided by attractive prices, low interest rates and mild autumn weather that made late-season home shopping more pleasant than usual, the residential segment of the metropolitan Chicago real estate market closed 2011 with a solid month of sales. Home sales in the seven-county area totaled 6,010 units in December, 15.3 percent higher than in the same month of 2010 and 10 percent more than during the prior 30 days, according to an analysis by RE/MAX.

RE/MAX Agents Anticipate Modest Improvement for Metro Chicago Real Estate Market in 2012

ELGIN, IL - December 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- What’s ahead for the housing segment of the metropolitan Chicago real estate market in 2012? RE/MAX recently asked a representative sampling of its experienced agents for their assessment of where the market stands today and what the New Year may hold. A sizable majority of those agents expects that the first half of 2012 is likely to see a slow steadying of home prices and a continuation of the recent trend toward increased home sales.

RE/MAX Agents Report that Buyers Face New Challenges – and Opportunities – When Applying...

Chicago, IL - December 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a recent study of RE/MAX agents in northern Illinois, agents reported that although this remains a great time to buy a home due to ample inventory and mortgage interest rates at a historic low, earning approval for mortgage financing has become a longer and more difficult task.

October Home Sales Activity in Metro Chicago Real Estate Market

ELGIN, IL - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- October home sales activity in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued the upward trend evident during the third quarter of 2011, according to an analysis by RE/MAX of home sales statistics collected by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC. The number of homes changing hands in October increased 22.3 percent when compared to October 2010. That followed a 19.3 percent gain in the third quarter.

RE/MAX Analysis of Illinois Real Estate Market Reveals What It Takes

ELGIN, IL - November 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The chances of turning a home sales contract into a completed sale increase substantially when the real estate agents successfully overcome obstacles that can block the path to the closing table, according to a RE/MAX analysis of trends in the northern Illinois real estate market.

Tom Haeberle of RE/MAX 1st Choice Named to Ottawa Port District Board

Chicago, IL - November 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tom Haeberle, broker/owner of RE/MAX 1st Choice in Ottawa, Ill., recently was appointed by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to the newly created seven-member Ottawa Port District Board of Directors. It’s another opportunity for Haeberle to contribute to the economic vitality of Ottawa and LaSalle County.

RE/MAX Wins Three Agents’ Choice Awards, Including Best Brokerage Web site in Metro Chicago...

Chicago, IL - November 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The RE/MAX metro Chicago real estate network took home three top honors during the sixth annual Chicago Agent Magazine Agents' Choice Awards. The event was held Nov. 1 at the Snaidero Kitchen and Design Showroom at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. RE/MAX took home the coveted Best Brokerage Web Site award in addition to two others.

Seasoned Metro Chicago Real Estate Pros Cindy and Tony Banks

Chicago, IL - October 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Cindy and Tony Banks are optimistic about the metro Chicago real estate market. It’s why the husband-and-wife team recently purchased RE/MAX Cornerstone, a busy brokerage located at 480 E. Roosevelt Road in West Chicago, Ill.

RE/MAX Study Shows Towns Served By METRA Are Weathering

ELGIN, IL - October 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network has completed its fourth annual METRA Community Study that compares home sales in communities served by METRA commuter trains with the home sales across all suburbs in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market.


Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.


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Did you know that the structural noise from a garage can be anywhere from 5 decibels to 20 decibels above the background noise levels? And if you are wondering how much change would a 20-decibel increase make, then consider this – with a rise of 20 decibels, the sound energy increases by a factor of 100!