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Get real with Eddie is a Real Estate Talk show on 1340 am, WJOL or WJOL.com talking about the real estate issues affecting Will County and the surrounding area. Local or National, Eddie is talking about today's real estate market with today's industry-leading community leaders and business owners you need to know. Tune in every Tuesday at noon to hear what is going on in real estate and Get Real with Eddie!

HOSTS 


Eddie RuettigerEddie Ruettiger 
Baird & Warner

About 
  • Baird & Warner Broker
  • Team lead for the Ruettiger Group
  • License since 2001
  • President-Elect of Three Rivers Association 
  • 3 Rivers Realtor of the Year for 2018


Terri Trotter Earley
The Federal Savings Bank


About 
  • Born and raised on a farm in Coal City, IL. 
  • Graduated from Williams Woods University with two degrees in Mathematics and Business as well as a minor in Education. 
  • 16 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, and takes great pride in helping her customers achieve their dream of homeownership.

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Nancy Vallee
Baird & Warner
About
With a degree in art and ten years of Graphic Design as well as 20 years as a 911 Telecommunicator/Police Dispatcher, I bring a very unique skill set to the table. Listening to clients, prioritizing, negotiating, staging and coordination of offers is what I do! Giving my clients the best service possible is what my goal.


Rebecca Willey
Radon Express
About
We are a VETERAN owned and operated, licensed Radon Mitigation corporation. We pride ourselves on helping people stay safe and healthy in their homes. Not only do we mitigate homes below the regulated Radon action standard, we strive to get them as low as possible.


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A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketPending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important? According to NAR, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHS) is: “A […]
Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year? | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that it may actually already be in motion or will be starting by the 3rd quarter of this year. With the housing market positioned to lead the way out of this recession, builder confidence might be […]
What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020? | Simplifying The MarketOne of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the year? Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of 2020 – and the outlook is extremely encouraging. […]
Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights 

  • For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent.
  • According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 35% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes sold with an agent net 6% more than those sold as a FSBO according to Collateral Analytics.
  • Before you decide to take on the challenge of selling your house on your own, let’s connect to discuss your options.
New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate | Simplifying The MarketEarlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry, tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home […]
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