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Jenny Marcott, Real Estate Pro in Blairsville, GA
Jenny Marcott answered:
My property has been on the market for a week. I had many showings but no offers. Is it a price issue? A slower market? People vacationing in August?
Hi Jana,

I think it is a good sign that the property is being shown, your agent should be getting feed-back from the agents who have shown your home, what is the feedback from the sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Home Buying in 60089
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
Is it possible to schedule/attend a showing without hiring a real estate agent myself?
You are free to "look at Open Houses" in most areas, however, some will not allow an unaccompanied buyer into their homes and there is a good reason for that.

The Buyer Agent who wor ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
Does curb appeal affect resale?
It might not actually "lower the price" but it will discourage the potential buyers who come to see the property. It's the first thing they notice when they drive up, and if the front l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Home Buying in 60089
Tejash, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Tejash answered:
Setting up live MLS Search
Hello Jignesh,

I have run your criteria and send you current listings at your personal e-mail.

Regards.

Tejash Lodhavia

ARLO Realty, LLC
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
Resources/Websites for selecting good school
Grading schools is very personal and specific to your child's needs and your experiences.

You can go on the Illinois dept of education website and look at school report cards, but I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
George Raymondo answered:
How soon after short sale can we buy a house or Condo..? It has been 2 years for us. Which banks or mortgage companies would be willing to work with
Several wrong answers below, but a couple are pretty close.

Shortest waiting period after a short sale with mortgage lates at the time of closing:

1.) 1 year USDA RDL Program (see ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in 60089
Karen Feldman, Real Estate Pro in 60093
Karen Feldman answered:
Setting up live search in MLS.
how did you question get resolved? Do you still require any help?
Karen Feldman
www.athomewithkaren.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 24, 2013 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
Catherine Pi…, Real Estate Pro in Ewa Beach, HI
Catherine Pierce answered:
Can I get a mortgage loan with a Foreclosure on my credit?
I would certainly consider speaking to a lawyer about your situation. You could also try starting with one of those lenders you spoke with. If any of them had a good connection with you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 3, 2013 Foreclosure in Buffalo Grove
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
What are the Lender Overlays for HomePath Renovation Loans?
Hi Jon
It depends on the lender. Homepath has their base guidelines, but as with any program, the lender who will be funding your loan has free rein over putting overlays in place to p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 Foreclosure in 60089
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Will backing up to railway track be a big problem for a new 2013 in construction home?
I lived a block from a track growing up and could still feel the rumble of the train and hear the whistle. You may get a big savings for picking that lot but when it is time to sell, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
Seller will not return earnest money
How did this work out for you?????
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in 60089
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
Do you expect to see much activity in the fall? When does the real estate season end officially?
There is an inventory shortage, and that stabilizes pricing and the activve buyer pool is taking advantage of low rates after putting their lives on hold for six years.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in 60089
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
Is it difficult to resell a home that does not have a basement?
old question how did this resolve itself?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
Andrew Malak,, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Andrew Malak, answered:
entrance of potential home is very small, with no porch..........could that be a resale problem?
yes and No. If someone has enough maney to buy a 3500 sg home they have anought money to rebuild the front porch. However, there are buyers that will walk away just because for that $ t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in 60089
Andrew Malak,, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Andrew Malak, answered:
Why are the homes in Insignia Point Subdivision going for less than similar homes in other BG subdivisions?
What other subdivisions are we comparing them to? It is a nice subdivision.
Prices are right for that part of Buffalo Grove.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in 60089
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
How do I add Listings to my favs?
Hi Vitto,

Our Favorites section allows you to save individual properties that you have found on Trulia and want to easily view again later. You can edit your saved searches and email ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 24, 2012 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
Natalie, Home Buyer in Northbrook, IL
Natalie answered:
New, nicer but small home in Stevenson school district
http://www.redfin.com/IL/Buffalo-Grove/2320-Apple-Hill-Ln-60089/home/14181746

Open House, Sunday, August 26th
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
Andrew Malak,, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Andrew Malak, answered:
Does DryVit affect resale value?
Yes. it depends on the clocation of the property; what is the buyer looking for; and what would the buyers look for in that neighberhood.



Andrew

BuyInChicagoland.com
847-293- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012 Home Buying in 60089
Galina Persky, Real Estate Pro in Illinois
Galina Persky answered:
is it easy to sell a tri level home in bg area il?
A 20 yr old house in BG all over roll is a good purchase. Look at the location and ask for comps. How high or low the utility bills will be, does depends on how much money was spent or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in 60089
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
My friend recommended of friend of his who is agent. I am not happy with her service. How do I go about finding someone new?
Stephanie


As for selection criteria, you must realize that some agents have 50 listings and spread thin with hired assistants handling all the details. Other agents haven't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 6, 2011 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
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