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About Donna Nicholson

Real Estate has been a life long passion of mine. As a Licensed Real Estate Agent since 1981, I have the knowledge and experience to effectively guide buyers and sellers through this growing and ever changing market. I have marketed and sold many types of residential real estate, including condo conversions, new construction, and short sales & foreclosures. I am dedicated to continually improving my skills with continuing education to best serve my clients needs, and my commitment to customized attention allows me to personally format a business plan for each client. I also assist buyers with their financing needs. From the beginning to the final walk through and closing, I am with you through all phases.

Member: Real Estate Licensed since 1981. Illinois Real Estate Broker, North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, MRED LLC Multiple Listing Service.

Designations: Certified Negotiation Expert, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, Leading Relocation Specialist, e-PRO

What you can expect:

*Committed to providing an exceptional customer experience

*Access to an extensive referral network of top producing agents in the US and Internationally

*Access to the most innovative technology available in the marketplace

*Professionally designed brochures to market your home in the best light

*Expert negotiation skills

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Donna  Nicholson

Donna Nicholson


Real Estate Glossary Terms

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    A special kind of fixed rate mortgage (conventional mortgage) in which the monthly payments are less in the beginning years and more in the later years. After five years it usually levels off for the remainder of the loan payment. Under the level annuity, fully-amortized mortgage, each month's payme ...

  • Agent's Qualification Laws

    Legislation establishing the minimum education and experience level required by the state as a prerequisite for a person to become a licensed agent. ...

  • Contribution Principle

    Rule that concerns the distribution of the aggregate surplus among the policies in the same proportion as each respective policy has contributed to the surplus. ...

  • Misrepresentation (false Pretense)

    Intent to defraud. An insured is required to answer truthfully all questions on the application. The insurance company can void a contract if it would not have issued a policy had it known the true facts. For example, on a personal automobile policy application, if the insured answers that the car i ...

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