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Jesali343, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL


Asked by Jesali343, Chicago, IL Thu Nov 7, 2013

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This depends on a lot of factors, mainly your price and location. Interview a few agents and pick one your comfortable with. They will be able to talk to you about areas and answer this question.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 11, 2013
of course there is :) - get a good realtor and you'll find them
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 11, 2013
It's hard to answer a general question, but my response would be that if you're not finding what you want, then wait a few months until the spring market is in full swing and the inventory levels are at the highest point of the year. This is the slowest time of the year. On the flip side, the good houses go fast, so DON'T rely on websites as your only search mechanism. Use a broker who is familiar with the area you're targeting and make sure your broker is on top of the listings that are right for you. If you're not finding what you want, then you need to use a different approach and professional advice & assistance. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 8, 2013
For some buyers the current market is full of challenges. Either the price is much higher than they have expected - because we moved up from the price levels of 2011, or the interior needs work they aren't prepared for, or the house was built in the early last century without a single upgrade, or the taxes/ assessments are way too high.

Not to mention the underwater stones that can and should be expected with any real estate purchase, such as owner delinquencies transferred to the property - the bane of existence of every buyer, issues with the title, hidden defects, leaking roofs, asbestos materials and bad plumbing that are not reflected in the price.

If you have followed the market sooner or later you might get disappointed, frustrated, lose hope and become overly skeptical that you may never be able to find the house of your dreams.

The secret is this: in the world of real estate, you have to think "real"-istic. "Good" is a very relative term. I believe that by asking your question what you mean is "What house should I consider "good"? Maybe there are even opportunities for you that exceed what you consider "good". Or maybe there are good houses that you can't afford. Which, well, is usually the case.

Don't worry. Your dream home does exist. But first, you have to understand what is realistic for you. Before you start looking at properties, before you even browse listings, sit down and put your cards on the table. Talk to a savvy professional who can understand your point of view and guide you in the right direction. There are many wrong paths. But there are also good paths that will help you get what you want and get you there safe.

If you would like to at least talk about all these opportunities, don't hesitate to call or e-mail me. Think about it, at least this is free. Isn't that cool?

Neli Brown

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 8, 2013
Plenty of them. Take advantage of the free services of a Realtor to save you time, money, and frustration. This is likely the biggest investment of your life.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 8, 2013
Sure there is. There are literally thousands of them. You just need to take a look.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 8, 2013
A good house can mean many different things to different people. Perhaps you need to identify what would make it good for you before you start seriously looking. This way you can proactively create a list of properties that would best serve you, instead of being overwhelmed and buried with a list of properties that you find only aesthetically appealing, or that "look" good but do not serve you well.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 8, 2013
Where? What price? What features? What do you mean?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 8, 2013
Great homes and great interest rates still exist. Take advantage of it if you can.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 7, 2013
Inventory is very low. Buyers outnumber sellers by 4 to 1 or more in most areas. the good ones sure go quick today. Be ready, when one comes on the market, go see it asap. Many sellers hold off until spring because they typically get more traffic at that time. Most families want to move and get acclimated before school starts. Where are you looking?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 7, 2013

I understand this market can be frustrating at times. You have to stay patient and be proactive on your search. As soon as you see a property hit the market immediately schedule a showing. Also, make sure you have a pre-approval at hand. If you need help feel free to contact me. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 7, 2013
There are a lot of great homes available at good prices and interest rates are really favorable. What area are you considering?

Thank You and Have a Great Day!

Paula Calzolari
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 7, 2013
A lot ..look at this houses
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