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Jacque Star, Home Buyer in Gurnee, IL
Jacque Star asked:
I currently own a Townhome and am looking to sell to buy a single family home. I have not yet been pre-approved for a loan . I want to know with excellent credit score how possible would it be to be approved for a loan when you have a mortgage?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 16, 2016 Home Buying in Gurnee
Joya, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Joya asked:
Seller cancelled deal but won't sign cancellation letter We made an offer on a house. Offer was accepted and everyone signed. I did the inspection and submitted our requests for repairs. The seller flew off the handle (we were not asking for anything…
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 13, 2016 Home Buying in 60031
dkeefe, Both Buyer and Seller in Gilbert, SC
dkeefe answered:
Why there is so many houses for sale in Gurnee, IL, is there any problems with this neighborhood?
Gurnee is a great area for any family.
Having lived in lake county for over 20 years, first in Buffalo Grove, then Lake Villa, back to Buffalo Grove and finally in Gurnee for the last ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 7, 2015 Home Buying in Gurnee
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
With 85k(all cash deal) to invest what would be a better deal, a 75k condo (needs TLC) 2b/2b..or a 50k, 2b/1b (can move in tmrw) but not area not as
You should sit down with your agent and discuss your situation. The agent can help provide guidance to assist you in making the best decision.

All the best.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Buying in 60031
Larry Bernst…, Other/Just Looking in Chicago, IL
Larry Bernstein answered:
My husband and I are wanting to buy a house but don't know where to start because our credit is not that great. How to fix credit?
If you are still in the market to purchase, I can offer options with credit scores down to 580 w/ 3.5% down. If you are putting 10% down, I can offer options down to 550 scores. Call me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Home Buying in 60031
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
What are the benefits of having a realtor to help with renting, buying or building a 4 bedroom near the Naval Base?
Hi
How long will you be stationed at Great Lakes? I don't think it makes sense to buy if you are stationed here less than 3 years. New construction Volo is pretty far west, and builder ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Home Buying in 60031
Greg Zaccagni,  in Illinois
Greg Zaccagni asked:
Anyone care to share their experience with Richmond American Homebuilders? Your comments regarding quality and customer service would be greatly appreciated!
http://www.richmondamerican.com/Default.htm
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in Gurnee
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
I just got approved to buy a house!! Yay!!! We need to know the average property tax rates for cities in Lake County so we know where to look first.
Jenny
Have you narrowed your search and did you begin working with an agent?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 6, 2011 Home Buying in Gurnee
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
What is considered a low ball offer when bidding on a house?
WOW this is an old question. Only thing to add that the best answer missed was average numbers are deceiving. Whether avg sold price or avg days on market, those stats are useless as ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jul 2, 2011 Home Buying in Gurnee
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
Client has poor credit. 600 or below. He wants to know if his friend who lives in Vegas can co-sign on the loan?
Hi
Plenty of local mortgage expertise in Libertyville. co-signer won't make up for a bad score, only a marginal score.
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 Home Buying in Gurnee
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
i have badcredit can i get approved or not or it depends?
Credit score is but one factor used in underwriting approval. it is the first hurdle, but also taken into consideration is job history/stability, salary or variable contract work. Also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 31, 2011 Home Buying in 60031
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