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Where you work downtown is a factor in your search? I have knowledge of many different areas in the city as well as the suburbs. After a short conversation, I can provide an opinion that may help you narrow your search in a very wide Metro area.
I have included my contact info below if you are interested in speaking. Best of luck with your search regardless.
RpV Realty and Development
As you can see, there are many great areas to live in. You might even want to live in Chicago proper. Depends on you children and if the can get into the gifted program schools in Chicago since they are some of the best in the state and even the country.
I can help you determine what are the best locations for you.
Interview a couple of realtors and see who you seem to click with, there are many good ones but you need to be in sync with them.
Call me if you would like.
Patrick Jeffrey Realty
There are so many great areas and you have a good budget to work with. Do you have any ideas of neighborhoods or would you like me to give you a run down on each neighborhood and city of suburbs surrounding chicago?
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Innovative Property Consultants Group | Sales and Leasing
Jameson Sothebyâ€™s International Realty
425 W. North Ave. | Chicago, IL 60610 â€¨
O: 312.335.3230 | C: 312.437.7799 | F: 847.805.6030
"Extraordinary Service For Extraordinary Lives"
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Best of luck!
Get yourself pre approved, work with a Realtor and focus in an areas that have all or most of what is on your wish list.
Should you need any assistance, feel free to contact me.
Bill J Deligiannis
Definitely consider Evanston and the North Shore suburbs (Kenilworth, Winetka, Wilmette).
I show 85 possibilities along the north shore within your price point. Without knowing your actual bedroom count needs, the results are based on homes starting with a minimum of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
I must tell you that I do not work with all potential borrowers just as they do not work with me. I am straight forward and to the point. In addition to that, I treat every borrower with the same level of service that I expect for myself when making important financial decisions. I use my 13 years of experience in the mortgage industry to provide the best products available for my borrowers and their specific needs.
I would like the opportunity to have a brief conversation with you to discuss your expectations. If you feel that you would like to talk sooner, do not hesitate to call or reply at any time. I have attached an application for your convenience as well.
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