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About Mary Braatz

Hello Everyone, I have been a resident of Downers Grove since 1980. I have sold real estate in Downers Grove since 1987. It is a great town in which to work and live. I will be happy to answer any real estate questions by email: [email protected] From this website, you can search the entire MLS, sign up to receive updates on specific properties and alerts for when similar properties hit the market, and more. Feel free to contact me if you need an evaluation of your current property.  Scroll down to view my current active listings and past sales

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Mary (630) 258-7677

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Mary Braatz

Mary Braatz

1-630-258-7677

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Real Estate Glossary Terms

  • Discount Rate

    (1) The interest rate used to convert future receipts or payments in connection with real estate property to their present value. The cost of capital is used as the discount rate under the net present value method. (2) Also called the rediscount rate. The interest rate charged by the Federal Rese ...

  • Dragnet Clause

    Mortgage clause causing the mortgagor to pledge additional properties, mortgaged or not, as collateral to the present mortgage. Failure to pay any of the other mortgages causes a foreclosure on the dragnetted property even if its payments are current. ...

  • Financial Institutions And Markets

    Institutions acting as intermediaries between suppliers and users of money. The financial markets are where those wanting funds are matched with those having surplus funds. The financial markets consist of money markets and capital markets. Money markets are the markets for short-term debt securitie ...

  • National Association Of Real Estate License Law Officials (NARELLO)

    Founded in 1930 and located in Centerville, UT, NARELLO has 700 members consisting of state administrators managing real estate licensing laws. It seeks to improve real estate licensing examination administration, improve the effectiveness of license law management and implementation, and improve re ...

  • Inchmaree Clause

    Provision of marine insurance. It protects property damaged or destroyed as the result of the negligent acts of the crew. The name is derived from a steamer in which a pump was damaged by its crew's negligence. ...

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Housing Market Predictions For 2022

Housing Market Predictions For 2022

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How Will The Hybrid Work Week Shape Homebuyer’s Preferences?

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How To Host An Open House And Generate Leads While Doing It

As a well-established convention in the sphere of real estate, the sight of an open home being hosted by a local real estate agent is not at all uncommon. If you were to drive through an average suburban neighborhood on any given sunny summer afternoon, you’d likely come across a number of these events, extending an open invitation to any and all willing visitors. ...

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How To Improve The Privacy Of Your Home

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