Need To Know

Need To Know

   What You Need To Know 

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Blog Stay abreast of trends, changes, and local happenings. 

Communities: This is where you will find in depth information about the local communities in the Metro east, including Columbia, Waterloo, Red Bud, Smithton, Freeburg, Belleville, Swansea, O'Fallon, Lebanon, Mascoutah and Scott Air Force Base. 

New Construction:  This is my passion! As a member of the Greater Southwest Illinois Home Builders Association, I know many of the members of the builder community, and can assist you in your journey to Build Your Dream.

Business Partners: Here you will find a resource listing businesses providing service that I believe will meet or exceed your expectations.

Short Sale and Foreclosure: Chances are, you or someone you know in your community is facing the possibility of foreclosure. But you need to understand that you are not alone. Today, nearly 1 out of every 6 homeowners in America is behind on mortgage payments. These are tough and frustrating times. Now more than ever, it's important to identify your options. Foreclosure can be avoided, your credit can be saved, and your financial future can be salvaged. As an agent with the CDPE® Designation, I have a strong and unique appreciation of the factors affecting the market, and know that there are options available to you.

Client Appreciation Program:  I have developed  a Client Appreciation  Program to provide a value added service before, during, and after the real estate transaction. Every month I'll send out valuable tips and information on topics such as, home budgeting, improving your credit score, protecting yourself from scams, preparing for tax season, green living or remodeling your home.

Welcome Home Hero's: Launched to honor those who sacrifice to safeguard our freedom, Welcome Home Heroes is open to all qualified Illinois veterans, active military personnel, reservists and Illinois National Guard members. The Welcome Home Heroes homebuyer financing package includes:
• a $10,000 forgiveable loan over two years for down payment and closing cost assistance
• a 30-year fixed rate mortgage that has an affordable interest rate (4 percent as of 12/14/11)
• an optional mortgage credit certificate to reduce federal income tax liability.

The Gratitude Campaign "Thank you from the bottom of my heart" Remember to thank the veteran and military personnel you see. Watch this short video to see just how easy it can be.

Contact Information

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Barbara Markham
RE/MAX Preferred
1668 Windham Way
O'Fallon IL 62269
Fax: 855-682-0048