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Kathryn Mast…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Kathryn Mastandrea answered:
What is the best way to scope out or learn about a neighborhood?
You should take a walk through the neighborhood and get a sense of the community. Stop at a local coffee shop, walk through a park and have a meal at a local restaurant. You can google ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 29, 2015 Home Buying in Lakeview
Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Christy Starks answered:
Why do I need a real estate agent as a buyer doing my own online house hunting?
A knowledgeable and experienced agent specializing in the area in which your house hunting will be invaluable in your ability to negotiate realistically. There is more to closing the d ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Buying in Lakeview
Bryan Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bryan Hayes answered:
Thinking about a two bed/one bath garden unit in Chicago, located at Roscoe and Lakewood. Is this a bad investment because it's a garden? Flood
Check out the Lakeview Real Estate Market Report for May 2014. Prices are up and Lakeview has been traditionally a strong market and a solid investment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 22, 2014 Home Buying in Lakeview
Evelyn Fred, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Evelyn Fred answered:
looking for a real estate attorney and inspector, any referrals?
Alfred Dynia or Beata Valente
Dynia & Associates, LLC

Ed Bauman
Top Notch Inspections

Super reason ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Buying in Lakeview
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
I'm a first-time buyer looking in the $375 - $400k range in the Lakeview and Wicker Park/Bucktown sections of
Good evening Simona,

First steps:

Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Lakeview
Laura Karamb…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Laura Karambelas answered:
Just found out a condo I want to purchase is not FHA approved. What options do I have no that spot approval is gone?
Hi Again- Your best bet for the information regarding the fees for a 95%LTV vs. FHA.... or if it would be better to put more down.... is to call my lender directly. You can send me a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2010 Home Buying in Lakeview
Eileen Romito, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eileen Romito answered:
I am planning on making an offer on a house with out an agent. How much money is this agent saving?
For example:

The listing agent enters into an agreement with the seller to sell the home for a 5% commission. If a buyer brings his agent along, the seller pays the 5% commission to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2009 Home Buying in Lakeview
Jim Gramata, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Jim Gramata answered:
Does anyone know how much prices have fallen in the past year in East Lakeview?
Bart--beware of the optimism....

Case/Schiller is an excellent analysis of market trends and the current bell curve correction in the market is incredible but remember it is for the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2009 Home Buying in Lakeview
Daniel Cullen, Real Estate Pro in 60607
Daniel Cullen answered:
Water pressure and bad plumbing odors in vintage co-ops on Lake Shore Drive?
Hi Gretchen.....I hope you find a home that you will be happy in. First of all though, try not to fall in love with a building. They can't love you back. I have a deep appreciation for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2008 Home Buying in Lakeview
Sheldon Saln…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Sheldon Salnick answered:
How do i find out whether the developer of the condo conversion at 2930 N Sheridan is reliable?
There was newspaper coverage concerning this project. For the facts, I would do a Google Search or talk to the people in the neighborhood for the "real scoop".
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2008 Home Buying in Lakeview
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