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Cathryn Brow…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Cathryn Browne answered:
what is the typical two-story brick home cost per square foot in Chicago?
What areas/neighborhoods are you looking in? What's your goal? Owner occupied or passive investment? Chicago is so diverse and each neighborhood has distinct character and pricing. Feel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 18, 2016 Home Insurance in 60618
Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt answered:
What is the name of the Sherwin Williams exterior pluggable sealer for block? I think it starts with an "M". Thanks!
You may mean LOXON, but they have several products that may work for you. Check their website.
I have had great success with their products.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 14, 2016 Home Buying in 60618
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Jeff Nobleza answered:
Would you be able to break down all the costs for me as a buyer (transfer tax, closing costs, etc) if I were to purchase a $230,000 condo in Chicago?
Your profile states that you are in Evanston IL looking to purchase a home in the 60618 zip code of Chicago.

I'm located at 1821 Benson Avenue in Evanston. Feel free to call me and y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 17, 2016 Home Buying in 60618
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Jeff Nobleza answered:
If I was buying a condo for $230.000 in Cook County (Roscoe Village) and did not have to use an agent what should I expect to pay as a buyer? Thanks!
Generally speaking, the seller or their broker pay the buyer broker's commission. Not using a broker may have actually cost you money as you are not able to benefit from knowledge and g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2016 Home Buying in 60618
Angela Adams, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Angela Adams answered:
I'm looking to stop renting and buy a home for my kids and myself. My credit is not looking good, how do I start getting this fixed?
Step 1: Go to CreditKarma.com and set up free monitoring account
Step 2: Go to your bank and order a secured credit card in the amount of $300
Step 3: Start using it to pay for gas. N ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Buying in 60618
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
I have tenants that are interested in buying my condo. Do I need or do they need a reality agent or just lawyers?
Anthony,
You may want to at least have an attorney represent your interests. Many issues can come up that would require an advocate on at least your side.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 14, 2014 Home Buying in 60618
BJ Tregoning, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
BJ Tregoning answered:
My wife and I are looking at purchasing our first home in Avondale. Looking for a real estate agent who is familiar with the area.
I am very familiar with the Avondale area. Please feel free to call me with any questions.

Thanks,
Organic Realty
Bj Tregoning
773-418-1232
myrealtorbj@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 Home Buying in 60618
Santiago Ken…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Santiago Kensel Sanchez answered:
we are trying to purchase a house with itin number, in AZ ,it is possible? Thanks
Desafortunadamente la legislacion en Arizona esta dificil para la compra con itin
Www.itinprestamos.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in 60618
JIM Michaels, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
JIM Michaels answered:
Finding comps for a bank-owned two-flat pre-listing?
email me at jmichaels@remax.net and I will send you the information I have on this
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Home Buying in 60618
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I thought this was a buyer's market?? Submitted an offer on a short sale & foreclosure and neither went anywhere.
Reading beween the lines; you made two LOW-BALL offers and neither got accepted.
No, in that sense, it is not a "BUYER's MARKET".
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Home Buying in 60618
Evelyn S. Fr…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Evelyn S. Fred answered:
how to get properties to clean?
Hello,

Print some flyers and distribute in high density neighborhoods, areas with lots of high rises even areas with strictly single family homes.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in 60618
Diana Willia…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Diana Williams answered:
Do I need to use a "certified distressed property expert" if i want to make an offer on a Freddie Mac property?
No as long as you use somebody who knows about that market . Please call or emaile if you need assistance .
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 6, 2012 Home Buying in 60618
Viper Jon, Home Owner in Chicago, IL
Viper Jon answered:
Question about condo construction techniques: My wife and I have been going to numerous condo open houses in
Great question. I own a unit at 4525 N. Western in Chicago, and it is TERRIBLE construction.. The builder took so many shortcuts-left out resilient channels, didn't use an underlay, ev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 6, 2012 Home Buying in 60618
Kerry Meissn…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Kerry Meissner answered:
O'Hare expansion - concern about noise & property value in Lincoln Square?
Take yourself to Western Avenue and Bryn Mawr almost any day and you will be right under a current flight path. Judge for yourself if the planes flying overhead at that location detract ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Buying in 60618
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
I thought this was a buyer's market?? Submitted an offer on a short sale & foreclosure and neither went anywhere.
Hi A

As long as the offer is competitive, there will be acceptance by the
Asset Manager or the Seller. Since, you went no where clearly, you have a poor understanding of the
Marke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Home Buying in 60618
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Naperville, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
How difficult is it to legalize un-permitted work in Chicago?
How big is your envelope?
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Buying in 60618
John Diebel,  in Chicago, IL
John Diebel answered:
Is it a bad idea to purchase a condo from a developer when there is no condo association formed yet and the?
Kristen,

I would not get into the scenario that you are describing. Let's say for example that the building is 50% owner occupied and 50% rental. In this situation the owner o ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Dec 16, 2009 Home Buying in 60618
Home Inspect…,  in Mount Prospect, IL
Home Inspector Guy answered:
Specialist inspector needed: masonry contractor and/or structural engineer...
Contact Arrow Masonry and Exteriors Inc
800-882-5768

They are specialist in masonry work. Professional recognized dealing with a lot of Chicago land masonry problems.

I do not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2009 Home Buying in 60618
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Christopher Thomas answered:
Why don't condo developers plan for adequate parking?
Dear Terry,

I'm not sure if you are working with a Realtor yet in your property search or in what neighborhoods in the city of Chicago you're looking. But there are many neighborhoo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 8, 2009 Home Buying in 60618
Khayyam Jones, Real Estate Pro in Provo, UT
Khayyam Jones answered:
Can a investor help me to get my house back after been sold in a auction to a 3rd party in chicago,ill?
I would contact your real estate attorney. In most states there is a short redemptive period following the foreclosure auction. The timeframes differ from state to state. However, if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2008 Foreclosure in 60618
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