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1210429, Home Buyer in Aurora, IL
1210429 asked:
A few sentences I added to my claimed home's details have not showed up for I think 8 days, A reason? If you aren't posting my info because you don't know if its accurate, we can talk where I got the info from to confirm, otherwise why isn't my info showing that I added, it…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2016 Home Ownership in 60506
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Jeff Nobleza answered:
What is a ballpark cost for tuckpointing a 4 story (12 ft ceilings) brick on face, split-face block on others zip 60618? Built 2004.
Call Dan Huschen at 773 593 6088 as he is a contractor that can help you.

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2016 Home Ownership in 60618
Jennieharned, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Jennieharned asked:
How much does it cost to have utilities run to a piece of undeveloped land in an established Chicago neighborhood? Hi! I am thinking about building a single family dwelling in Chicago and a lot of the land I am looking at does not have utilities already established on site. I am wondering how much this…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 3, 2016 Home Ownership in 60612
Rebecca Isab…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Rebecca Isabella Roth asked:
Can I go to an attorney? My husband and I purchased a home in September 2015. We knew it was a flipped home. We had a thorough inspection done, which we were present for. The problem is now, in January, we are having…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 7, 2016 Home Ownership in 62864
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
How can I get our listing updated with the correct listing agent. Our home at 13 Walnut Dr. Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 is reporting the wrong agent.
Have your current agent contact your previous agent to remove the old listing information. Your previous agent should have taken care of that when the listing ended.

Then you can ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 6, 2016 Home Ownership in 60156
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Refinance verses staying where I am at currently.
Sounds like refinancing to get your interest rate and payment down are a good idea, but not sure about turning your truck note at 0% for probably less than 5 years into a 30 year debt.
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Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
How do I add photos of my own home?
All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 9, 2015 Home Ownership in 60016
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Matt Laricy answered:
I had a deed In Lieu in march of 2012 the property was sold sept.2013 why did the bank put on my credit report that the hse was deed released on 3/13
I would talk to an attorney to see what is and is not on there. You can then talk to some credit repair people as well.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Ownership in Chicago
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Are porches, laundry rooms, pantries, dens, sun rooms and storage rooms (above grade) considered rooms?
No they are considered square footage but not rooms. IN the MLS in the field that says room total says A room is defined as improved, heated living space with the exception of bathrooms ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Home Ownership in 60657
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
What do think about a Sellar getting back up offers when there is already a signed contract?
Never a bad idea. Just hope it does not upset the buyer.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 2, 2015 Home Ownership in Illinois
Nell Washing…, Home Buyer in Markham, IL
Nell Washington asked:
is this house still for rent? --
This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3175128139-4710-179th-Pl-Country-Club-Hills-IL-60478
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Ownership in Country Club Hills
Mark Zatz, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Mark Zatz answered:
Looking for first owners of 4442 n kilbourn and layout of property
Public records are available for this property. You may want to look at the cook county recorder of deeds website for public chain of title information.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 5, 2014 Home Ownership in Jefferson Park
Katrina Dobr…, Real Estate Pro in Naperville, IL
Katrina Dobrovolny answered:
I am doing an FHA for 3 family owner occupied property but Seller is unwilling to vacate any of the apartments. Can I move to the basement?
You should strongly consider the choice and get in touch with an eviction attorney, if your lender lets you close with this condition. I am curious of the current status of the situati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 31, 2014 Home Ownership in 60640
Nicholas Con…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Nicholas Conteduca answered:
On an appraisal what rooms are considered total rooms in Illinois?
On an appraisal, the only rooms that are considered in the "Total Room Count" are as follows : Kitchen, Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining, Family Room, Office, Den. The rooms are only coun ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Home Ownership in 60657
Accurate Ins…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Accurate Inspections & Consulting answered:
I'm looking to purchase a home that is 150 years old. Some bedrooms have closets some do not. I know back then they didn't always have a closet.
No closet requirement in the City of Chicago or most municipal codes that I am aware of
A closet is however required under some Federal Housing subsidy programs
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2014 Home Ownership in 60657
Lanique Grim…, Renter in New York, NY
Lanique Grimes answered:
I'm trying to rent to own a house using my section 8.
I live in the Bronx I have section 8 and I'm trying to rent to own in the Bronx can anybody help me laniquegrimes@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 4, 2014 Home Ownership in Chicago
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
What do you spend your money on for a new home after purchase?
Personal touches, improvements that fit your lifestyle and preferences, cosmetic changes, fences, lawn or landscaping equipment.
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Home Ownership in 60654
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Naperville, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
I closed on my home in June 2013. A couple of days ago I received a letter in the mail from my bank that my Escrow was negative. How is that possible?
Talk to your current bank and talk to your Loan Officer. They will be able to explain as to why there is a shortage in your escrow account. Your taxes may have increased, but your contr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Ownership in Chicago
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
how would you compare 1201 s Prairie Ave with 600 N lake shore Dr I m planning to buy 1-2 BD for renting now and use few yrs from now to live?
Sam is right, if you go 50% down and 50% loan could work. Does it make sense to go all in in cash? maybe...
If you have the money and assume that the unit will appreciate 4-6% per yea ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 Home Ownership in Near North Side
Gerald Davis, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, IL
Gerald Davis answered:
I would like to have my property appraised and updated.
Dear Sbachi,

Broadview IL is a great Village. I especially like the way Trustee McGrier has handled the Village's response to all the issues regarding property valuations.
Our offic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Ownership in Broadview
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