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John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
John Meyers answered:
Is it hard to get a home loan with credit score of 560 but have 10% or more for down payment?
I work closely with Wintrust Mortgage and their requirement is a 640 credit score. -- To improve your credit quickly, pay off any outstanding late payments (or collections), get a credi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 6, 2015 Home Buying in 60016
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Roseville, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
How do I add photos of my own home?
All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 9, 2015 Home Ownership in 60016
Michael Pitt…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Michael Pittman answered:
How can I rent an Apartment with poor credit and and no co-applicant, Im looking for Apartment in the nw suburb areas of, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect?
This may be a challenge. You may need to submit a letter to the landlord explaining your hardship and show what you have done to improve the situation.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 How To... in 60016
Matt Leighton, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Matt Leighton answered:
Would like to know the seller closing costs in Des Plaines IL. Selling price of 235K.
Most lending companies or closing companies can give you a pre - HUD1 which outlines the closing costs involved.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Selling in 60016
Lane Hudson, Home Owner in Des Plaines, IL
Lane Hudson answered:
we recently bought a property at des plaines, illinois for 275,000 but the property was originally sold for
The quick answer is to always, Always, ALWAYS check the comparable MLS listings for your home before you buy. Be sure to check both current listings as well as Sold Properties. The So ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Home Buying in 60016
Daniel Mirea, Real Estate Pro in chicago, IL
Daniel Mirea answered:
How do I find out if the house I want to rent is legal to rent because they say they are out of the country?
That Sounds like is is a scam!!!! Please do yourself a favor and don't send any money! Just talk to an agent and will check everything for you for free!

Daniel Mirea
773-814-2131
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Rentals in 60016
Eddie Ruetti…, Real Estate Pro in Plainfeild, IL
Eddie Ruettiger answered:
Hi ,is posible get aprove for FHA (firs time buy for condo. ) if you credit score lou 550 -584 ,
I just heard that they have a program coming out with a score for 580's. But it is very hard and I understand the payment history has to be clean. I have only one lender I would trust t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Buying in 60016
Eddie Ruetti…, Real Estate Pro in Plainfeild, IL
Eddie Ruettiger answered:
Can I walk away from a back-up offer on a contingent short sale property, in case I find another one I like?
Again, I will disagree with the infromation here. You may or may not be in a contract and I support what I said early and what Halina is saying. Speak to an attorney. Also, the last nu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Buying in 60016
Joanne Matik, Real Estate Pro in Glenview, IL
Joanne Matik answered:
Buying a condo with bad credit
Hi Paul, That is a good question, thanks for asking it. I have spoken to one of the loan officers I use to make sure I gave you correct information.

On an FHA approved condo buildin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 1, 2012 Home Buying in 60016
Lisa Compean…, Real Estate Pro in Des Plaines, IL
Lisa Compean-GRI,PCV,CLO answered:
WHERE CAN I GET A GOVERNEMENT GRANT FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYING IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS?
Realtors also have a new tool for determining which grants apply to which types and areas of homes. Calling the Federal, state & city for their programs page will also help. You may f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 27, 2012 Home Buying in 60016
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
is est payments relates with emi i.e easy monthly installment pl. clarify
I would love to clarify:
Could you please clarify your question:
Where is this written?
Did you make any typo's?
It sounds like an ADVERTISEMENT.
Certainly not a legal documen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 14, 2011 Home Buying in 60016
Ranj Mohip, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ranj Mohip answered:
Who can help us determine if we're ready to buy our first home?
Hey Carol,

I responded below earlier. Malcolm X College in Chicago is holding buyer education classes this spring. They are free and the schedule is in the link:
3 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 19, 2011 Home Buying in 60016
Tom Kostopou…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tom Kostopoulos answered:
IS 215 E WASHGINGTON STREET FORSALE?
I Wrote An Offer On That House About 19 Months Ago We Did Not Get It-That House Is On A Good Sized Lot But It Is In The Flood Plain(Flood Insurance Req'd With A Mortgage)But It Sol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 28, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 60016
Daniel Carta…, Real Estate Pro in Des Plaines, IL
Daniel Cartalucca answered:
I see a lot of homes located on Linda Ln or Holly Lane on the MLS with great prices! Single mom, with young child, any info on the area?
Hello, FYI- This complex is the one in past years that did not pay the gas bill and was going to have gas cut off by the gas company. All the gas, to all of the buildings, so tread ligh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 15, 2010 Crime & Safety in 60016
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in ELK CITY, OK
John Burke answered:
is the 8,000$ credit still available ?
Hi Ameya,

No but Congressman Ron Paul is pushing to make the tax credit permanent and to make the credit available to people whose homes have been destroyed by a natural disaster, su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 9, 2010 General Area in 60016
Lisa Compean…, Real Estate Pro in Des Plaines, IL
Lisa Compean-GRI,PCV,CLO answered:
i am looking for a foreclosure /REO in Chicago anyone know a good agent
There are plenty of Agents out there. If you are looking for units that aren't listed yet, bulk purchases and such, give me a call 847-803-2225. I have plenty of units that can b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Buying in 60016
Jose Hernand…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Jose Hernandez answered:
Is the home at 9055 N Western Ave, MLS 07338423, yet for sale? Who can I contact about this home? Thanks
Only because an offer has been accepted it does not mean it's over, the buyer has to do an inspection and attorney review, and then do they really qualify for a mortgage? I made c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 9, 2010 Home Buying in 60016
Kathleen Els…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Kathleen Elster answered:
can you tell me what is the crime rate at robin dr desplaines ill?
Since Robin Drive is in Unincorporated DesPlaines, your best source would be the Cook County Sheriff's Department for crime statistics,.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 28, 2010 Home Buying in 60016
Alvin Dobbs, Real Estate Pro in Waukegan, IL
Alvin Dobbs answered:
I am in the process of getting a divorce and was forced to file bankruptcy in September 2008 as a result.
I have a lease option house that I need to get rid of --The property is located in Skokie. if you are interested, then drop me a line.
Al Dobbs
addrealty@aol.com
224-365-4201
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2009 Home Buying in 60016
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