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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

  • Graduated Payment Mortgage (GPM)

    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

    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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Dollars And Sense: Invest In Your 401k Or Pay Off Your Home

Dollars And Sense: Invest In Your 401k Or Pay Off Your Home

Job security for many people is an important aspect, but it might be overlooked if you don’t consider the unexpected, which often leads to unemployment. Take, for example, the pandemic that hit us in 2020, that left many people without jobs, especially in the leisure and hospitality industries. Not only that but as many were concerned about keeping Covid-19 out ...

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Between Family And Real Estate: Finding Balance As An Agent

Between Family And Real Estate: Finding Balance As An Agent

It’s hard to understand the struggles and the demands of the real estate industry when you are outside of it. When was the last time you’ve been told that you are so lucky to have such a flexible schedule as a real estate agent? We both know that is an understatement because, in reality, finding balance in life while working as a real estate agent is more ...

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Best Small Towns To Live In, North Carolina Edition

Best Small Towns To Live In, North Carolina Edition

There’s a lot to be said for living in a small town. While they may not have the glitz and glamour of metropolitan megacities, small towns have a lot of perks that may not be immediately apparent but are very attractive none theless. While there’s plenty to be said for living in a big city, (some prefer it) it isn’t for everyone.  If you’re ...

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The Closing Day

The Closing Day

This is it. For the past weeks or months, every day has been at least partially spent thinking of, preparing for or planning this fateful day. You’ve laboured long and hard to make sure it comes without incident, and now all your hard work is finally going to pay off. What is this day, you ask? It’s closing day, baby. Now, there’s still a lot ...

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Buying A Home In Clermont FL

Buying A Home In Clermont FL

So, you’re thinking of making the city of Clermont your new home. We get it; there are a lot of reasons why you might want to live here! With its beautiful weather, long list of attractions, gorgeous surroundings and exceptionally healthy job market, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s about as close to being heaven on earth as we can get! But this ...

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