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Kathy2614, Home Buyer in Elgin, IL
Kathy2614 asked:
I'm the owner of 2614 Poplar View Bend, Elgin, IL. How do I correct erroneous information in your Public Records? Under Public Records 4 items are incorrect - house is all brick, it was built in 1990 not 1988 that's the year the land was purchased, it has 3 bedrooms not 2 and the roof is asphalt…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 27, 2016 Home Buying in 60120
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Jeff Nobleza answered:
Hello, I would like to purchase my parents home, for fair market value, using gift of equity as my downpayment? What are the best options???
Call Lex Carter with Evolve Bank- he can talk to you about your situation and give you the best options.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 11, 2016 Home Buying in 60123
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Our credit score remains at 603 no matter what we do! Our mortgage broker says we must have a score of 620 to get a mortgage. What can we do?
Credit scores sometimes take 30 - 120 days to update. In the meantime, keep your credit card balances at zero, don't apply for any new credit and keep saving up cash for your new home.
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Kyler.humphr…, Home Buyer in Elgin, IL
Kyler.humphries answered:
should i sign a appraisal waiver?
If you are referring to a form that waives the right to receive it 3 days before closing, then yes, they are accurate it could delay closing. If you are waiving an appraisal altogether ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 9, 2015 Home Buying in 60124
Latenite93, Home Buyer in Elgin, IL
Latenite93 answered:
How much would a gas, electrical and water bill in elgin average?
how much is the average gas ,electric., and water bill for a 2 bedroom town home in carol stream
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 General Area in Elgin
shalena.reev…, Renter in Elgin, IL
shalena.reeves answered:
Is 26 S. commonwealth still available in Elgin?
I'm looking for a house to rent that has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths and also accept a small dog in el gin or south elgin that's no more than 1300.00 a month
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Buying in Elgin
shalena.reev…, Renter in Elgin, IL
shalena.reeves asked:
do you help people find places to live?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Buying in Elgin
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
Hardwood floors... Is it worth it?
Depending on the style of your home, many homeowners in my community are starting to use poured concrete with radiant heat below. It gives the home a very contemporary/modern/industrial ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 60123
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Jeff Nobleza answered:
Why are there so many fake add on trulia? This pertains to rental properties in my experience. I think they are trying to get information or money?
Engage the services of a real estate broker to help you find properties that are legitimately advertised for rent.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 1, 2015 Rentals in 60123
Stewart Rami…, Real Estate Pro in Grayslake, IL
Stewart Ramirez answered:
i am looking for a one bedroom apartment my max price i could pay is 700
Hola Manuel, have you tried looking at Craigslist? This may be the best place for you to find a good rental within your price range. Good luck to you!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Rentals in Elgin
Stewart Rami…, Real Estate Pro in Grayslake, IL
Stewart Ramirez answered:
Looking for a place in Elgin or South Elgin 2-3 bedrooms would like a 2 bathroom but will take 1 my must move by 3/1.
Hi Denise, You can always count on a Realtor to help you rent as well as buy! If you still need help finding a place, please reach out to me or any other agent. We can easily sort thr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Rentals in Elgin
Teresa Stultz, Real Estate Pro in Saint Charles, IL
Teresa Stultz answered:
I have a pre approval letter and i'm being told i have to submit that pre approval letter with any offers is that right?
It is highly recommended. If you don't submit the pre-approval, the seller has no proof that you can actually buy the home and will be less likely to accept your offer. I would never re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Buying in 60120
Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
Required 20% down payment on a condo?
This sounds as if there is plenty of blame to go around. The difference between a condo and townhouse has nothing to do with the architecture. It has to do with title and ownership.

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1 vote Share Flag Sun Feb 15, 2015 Home Buying in 60120
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
How do you report fraud?
There are many rental scams on this and similar sites. . Everyone needs to be aware not to rent a home without seeing it, NEVER wire money for a rental and when it sounds too good to be ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 For Rent in Elgin
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
How to report a fraud property?
If you will go into the rental listing and scroll down to the MORE drop down menu that is just below the photo in blue. Click on FLAG you will get a dialogue box called listing error. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Rental Basics in Elgin
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
I NEED A RENTAL HOME MIN/1100 IMMIDATELY!
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0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 14, 2014 For Rent in Elgin
Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt answered:
A 3-4 bedroom rental near Huff Elementary or Kenyon Woods.
As we get closer to that time horizon, I would be happy to search and tell you about some options. An optimum time may be 3-5 weeks before your lease is up, unless you do not mind payin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 12, 2014 Rentals in Elgin
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
do you have photos and info on rent-to-own-homes with prices and address?
Tashlyn,
Ditto what Anna said. Rent first, fix your credit or savings to qualify for a purchase then buy. You'll be thousands of dollars ahead and have many more choices when you tr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2014 Home Buying in 60120
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