Announcing: Baz Realty Group official member of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce

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We are proud to announce, the Baz Team is officially a member of the Frankfort Chamber. Thank you for welcoming us to your team.

The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce mission is to foster a healthy business climate through voluntary partnerships. We look forward to working with Frankfort’s professional community.

Frankfort has become the best place to work and locate a business…and continues to be a great place to raise a family. Come and see our quaint historic district, excellent schools and great shopping.

http://tools.frankfortchamber.com/…/baz-realty-network-10263

Preservation Program Gives Frankfort Homeowners Incentive to Make Improvements

“FRANKFORT, IL – Homeowners in downtown Frankfort’s Old Town now have an incentive to improve their homes while keeping them in line with the historic parameters and feel of the neighborhood.

The village board approved a new “historic home preservation program” last month. It offers relief in fees associated with the improvements and recognition for homeowners who take part.

Jeff Cook, development services director for the village of Frankfort, said the incentives come at three levels.

For those undertaking a $1,000 remodeling project, the village will waive a $75 permit fee and $25 plan review fee. When the project is complete, the homeowner will receive a letter from the mayor thanking them for their investment.

Those undertaking a $10,000 remodeling project, a $225 permit fee and $50 plan review fee will be waived. They will also receive a certificate.

Anyone taking on a remodeling project valued at $50,000 or more will skip an $825 permit fee and $100 plan review fee and will get a plaque commemorating their work.

“These will be for the more extraordinary renovations that will make the structure more sound and to keep is marketable and up to standards for years,” Cook said.

It “recognizes those working to preserve homes in our downtown district,” he wrote on Facebook after the program was approved in mid-January.

Cook said the creation of the program began as a response to some structures in downtown Frankfort that have been demolished in recent years and replaced with ones that “don’t always fit today’s marketplace.”

“We realize people had the right to do so, but felt like we weren’t doing as much as we could to reward those who were maintaining their homes and keeping them marketable,” he said. “Here, we are acknowledging their efforts and encouraging investment.”

The preservation program isn’t modeled after any other specific community, but the result of “a collaborative process” that looked at what has worked in several places.

“We picked the one that fit for Frankfort,” Cook said.

Photo courtesy of Village of Frankfort”

See Full Article: http://patch.com/illinois/frankfort/preservation-program-gives-frankfort-homeowners-incentive-make-improvements

TWO HOMES JUST SOLD in Frankfort, IL

22052 Rosemary Rd & 20107 S Thorndale Dr, Frankfort, IL 60423

These two beautiful and modern homes just sold by the Baz Realty Network.

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Chicago: 1 of 5 Housing Markets on the Verge of a Tech Boom

“The hottest housing markets have one determining factor in common: employment opportunities. Cities with jobs in growing fields draw incoming residents in droves—and none is more in-demand currently than technology. Which markets will tech next make its mark in?

A recent survey by Modis, an IT staffing services provider, identified the housing markets on set to be transformed by technology. The top 5:

  1. Chicago
  2. Houston
  3. Boston
  4. Denver
  5. Philadelphia

Fifty-one percent of those surveyed ranked Chicago as the top tech hot spot of the future. The Windy City is likely to attract younger professionals who have worked in technology 5 years or less, according to the survey.

Houston and Boston ranked second and third, respectively, with 47 percent and 43 percent of the vote. Houston is likely to attract a range of professionals, from those who have not completed a college degree to those who have worked in technology for more than 10 years. Boston, like Chicago, is likely to attract younger professionals, aged 26-34.

Denver, which has seen home prices appreciate at an above-average rate since the recession, was ranked fourth at 36 percent. (Denver, as well, was recently named the No. 1 emerging tech hub by Homes.com.) Philadelphia, at 31 percent, also made the top five.

Other up-and-coming technology-driven markets, according to the survey, include Dallas, Detroit and Omaha.”

 

Source Rismedia: http://rismedia.com/2017/02/04/five-housing-markets-verge-tech-boom/

New Home For Sale: Best of Both Worlds in Frankfort, IL

FOR SALE 21515 Wolf Rd , Frankfort, IL 60423
$449,000

Rare gem in Frankfort! Horses welcome on 5 acres of property complete with beautiful home. Includes a barn with electricity, heat and running water, and inground pool. Great family location in school districts 157C and 210 of Frankfort, IL. Best of both worlds – private property located close to shopping, Old Plank Trail, and all of what Frankfort has to offer! 3 bed/2.5 baths, remodeled kitchen/powder room and freshly painted! Permaseal in the basement, as well as a in-ground pool! All new security systems as well as cable & satellite! Includes a bike trail & walk to big box shopping center!

You will not find anything else like this in the area

Contact Us: 708-277-9229

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Baz Realty Network has Joined GPS (Keller Williams Global Property Specialists!)

Bart Basinski        Keller Williams Preferred Realty       bartbaz@kw.com       708-277-9229

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What is this GPS platform?

  • The GPS platform allows for our listings to be shown worldwide to real estate agents in hundreds of countries. The Keller Williams Global Property Specialist platform distributes our listing information to consumer real estate websites all around the world. This expands your ability to sell your home. This maximizes the opportunity to find qualified buyers. Our listings will be distributed across a network of over 80 publishers with coverage in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

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