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Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-230-7303 answered:
The home you picked out is a Fannie Mae foreclosure. You may want to call your local Galena Realtor and ask them their opinion on the current and future market in the beautiful, scenic ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Market Conditions in Galena
regentfish, Other/Just Looking in Galena, IL
regentfish asked:
WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE LAND AND IMPROVEMENT ASSESSMENTS? How often do they ocurr and what is covered? This question was asked from
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Market Conditions in Galena
Justin Cook, Renter in Galena, IL
Justin Cook answered:
Hi There, I am thinking of investing in a home in Galena which I can use it to rent it out and maintained. Is this profitable?
There is several ways in which you can maintain your house on a rental program. First you can hire a reliable contractor and cleaning lady to take care of and check on your home. 815-77 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Home Buying in Galena
Michael Decm…, Other/Just Looking in Rockford, IL
Michael Decman answered:
what are taxes?
Taxes are deemed by property value and due in arrears on Illinois property.

Mike Decman Envoy Loan Analyst
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Financing in Galena
tom webster, Real Estate Pro in Scales Mound, IL
tom webster answered:
I am looking for a 3 bedroom home in the Scales Mound School District to rent or rent to own while I repair my credit. Is there anything available??
I maybe able to help find you something. Just email me at with a email for you and I will get some info to you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in Scales Mound
lgoeins, Other/Just Looking in Galena, IL
lgoeins answered:
What are the advantages/disadvantages of using wood for heating fuel?
The advantage would have to 1.) it's renewable 2.) it is a comparatively less pollution gathering energy
The disadvantage would have to be that t provides less energy per unit than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Home Buying in Galena
Debbie Wolco…, Home Buyer in Elizabeth, IL
Debbie Wolcott answered:
Why are property taxes always n/a?
Because IL property taxes are quite high. I'd buy this house if it wasn't for 11,000.00 in property taxes. I use to live in the area and we were transferred to OK. Now, at retirement ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Dec 28, 2012 Home Buying in Galena
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
Me and my wife would like to buy our first home, but our credit isn't very good and cant afford down payment can we still buy
I am one of the Realtors encouraging Buyers to be careful.....
I know that home prices are low and interest rates are low, so in general a good time to buy property.

But I always al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in 61036
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I am looking for a small house in Elizabeth IL to rent or rent to own is there anything available?
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Buying in Elizabeth
Etain, Home Buyer in Stockton, IL
Etain asked:
I am looking for 2 bedroom house for year plus rent with option to buy in the Stockton or the Apple River Canyon area. Professional with references. I have two well behaved mid sized dogs and a kennel. Training certificates of completed coursework available for the dogs. Mobile home or rural is okay; no apartments because of shift…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 22, 2012 Home Buying in Stockton
Marco Gomez, Real Estate Pro in Bayside, Queens, NY
Marco Gomez answered:
I have been approved by my local bank for a VA loan I want to be able to buy a Townhouse. I called another bank told me yes . plse advise
Your best bet is to ask each loan officer how many VA loans each has closed and ask for references from past borrowers. The biggest reason for doing this is that you want to make sure t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 13, 2012 Home Buying in Galena
Ray Oczak, Real Estate Pro in Galena, IL
Ray Oczak answered:
I am concerned about the long term property valuations in Eagle Ridge. Are there any projections that can be substantiated with real data?
Real estate values in the Galena Territory will begin to appreciate as fast and if not faster than the residential properties in the Midwest. There are 16 million people living within ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Home Buying in Galena
Jan Alderman, Other/Just Looking in Schaumburg, IL
Jan Alderman asked:
Looking for the percentage of change in real estate values in Galena in the last 3 years. Interest in a building that hasnt been assessed in 3 years, zoned both commercial/residental.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Market Conditions in 61036
Kathy Bookle…, Real Estate Pro in Galena, IL
Kathy Bookless answered:
Sue: I am a real estate agent in Galena. For some reason this website often states that the heating system is wood. I think what they are referring to is the fireplace (as opposed t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 11, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 61036
Gino Herring,…, Real Estate Pro in South Florida, FL
If you are looking to purchase a home in South Florida, perhaps I can assist you.  I am a native of the region and know the market very well.  I would be happy to help you find a home here in… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 8, 2012 by Gino Herring, SFR, REALTOR® Home Buying Moving Rentals
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Gene Mundt, Real Estate Pro in 60451
Gene Mundt answered:
Are there any houses for sale in galena illinois that would consider renting?
Robby: Can you provide a bit more information on your needs? What kind of home are you looking for ... rooms? Size? Amenities? In town ... or would you drive a distance?? That mig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 24, 2012 Home Buying in Galena
Carlos Valen…, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Carlos Valentin answered:
Im a broker in Galena, IL and want to get on some company lists to do BPOs? Where can I access this info? Jackie
Hey Jackie,

I am not sure how things have changed in the last few years in your state, but the best recommendation here in Florida is to sign up for the BPO class that most real esta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Agent2Agent in Galena
Jerry Grodes…, Real Estate Pro in Illinois
Jerry Grodesky (630) 533-7600 or (217) 386-4220 answered:
My home is for sale in a rural vacation community so traffic is seasonal and not the same as an urban setting so is the selling tactic the same?
I am the only Realtor in Illinois to service its farm and lake house communities- literally on a statewide basis. The vacation community in Illinois is not seasonal sales. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 28, 2011 Home Selling in 61001
Attorney Ranj…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Attorney Ranj Mohip answered:
OK so If my home is appraised at 200,000 do I put it on the market for that much knowing that buyers will want to purchase it for much less$
The value today is what matters. The value is determined by an analysis in an appraisal, a CMA (from your Reator), or a BPO (ordered by your lender). That value is only good at the ti ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 11, 2011 Home Selling in 61001
Anthony Cava…, Real Estate Pro in Channahon, IL
Anthony Cavalea IV answered:
Our house has been on the market almost a year. We are military and are getting transfered to Cali, in september and are running out of time. HELP
Your Main Variables = Price, Location, Condition, Exposure (marketing)

Location you can't change. Condition is probably good since your house is fairly new.

And the fact that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 13, 2011 Home Selling in 61036
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