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My first love is helping first time home buyers find their first home. I specializes in real estate in Aurora, Montgomery, Oswego, Naperville and Yorkville and surrounding areas. With a second home in Chicago, I also understands the needs of suburbanites looking to buy in Chicago “The Windy City” to have easy access to all the amenities a big city offers. Educating you on the process, from credit analysis to obtaining your mortgage and then narrowing down your choices in location, size and style is a very enjoyable process. Nothing beats the look on a buyer’s face when they are given the keys to their first home!
I have lived in the Fox Valley area for over 50 years so I am very familiar with many of the towns through living or working in them. With a diverse corporate background I have been exposed to many cultures that have allowed me to develop a strong understanding of their customs and needs. My ability to speak Spanish allows me to offer my services to those that feel more comfortable in their native language.
Keeping up with the latest market dynamics I keep abreast on the latest on “short sales“, bank owned (REO) or foreclosed properties. Keeping my options open on how best to serve both buyers and seller’s in today’s constantly changing residential real estate market is what I strive to do by taking advanced short sale courses and being active on a variety of short sale organizations.
Whether looking for your 1st home, moving up or looking for a retirment home I can assist you in finding the right home or selling your current home. I am also licensed in Florida and can help you find your place in the Sunshine State.
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- ~ I’m so glad I had the opportunity to work with Evelyn Santiago!
"I’m so glad I had the opportunity to work with Evelyn Santiago! It’s rare to find a professional like her – reliable, trustworthy and honest. She went to bat for me on the sale of my house, and didn’t stop until every last paper was signed. Her persistence and willingness to get the job done for her clients is a welcome delight. Jean R. -"
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"In today's economic environment, home buyers (especially first timers like us) need an experienced professional to help them locate the right house, understand financing and legal concerns, and to simply be a reassuring friends when obstacles arise. We could not have been happier with the guidance provided by Evelyn Santiago in our home buying adventure. From our first showings in 18 inches of fresh snow, to finally getting keys to our new home, Evelyn was right there with us. She was immediately available at any time, kept us informed of any information available, and made us feel like the most important clients she had ever worked with. As first time homebuyers, we weren't even sure why type of property we really wanted. Evelyn was patient is showing us townhomes and single family homes, discussed various advantages and disadvantages of each, and helped us to determine exactly what we were looking for. As we modified our list of desired traits in a new home, Evelyn was quick to respond by searching the MLS, suggesting properties, and setting up showings. After seeing twenty-six different properties, we finally found the house that we knew we could call 'Home'. Her experience and in-depth knowledge of the fluctuating home values enabled her to not only suggest an offer on the house, but she also accurately predicated the price we would pay for the home after final counter-offer negotiations completed!
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