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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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    (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. ...

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    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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