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Rosemary Str…, Real Estate Pro in Glen Ellyn, IL
Rosemary Strodtman answered:
Which condominiums are the best on S Finley Road in Lombard? Looking for 2 bedroom.
Are you looking to rent or own? Be careful to avoid high condo assessment fees. Liberty Square by Yorktwn has lower assessment fees. Pool available in neighboring complex, too. Pay on ... more
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2 bedroom condominium or townhouse? around 150k?
Good Afternoon Tammy,

I would suggest you get in contact with a realtor that knows the Oak Brook & Lombard area so that they can do a search for properties in that area for you.

A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in Lombard
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Can you short sale an investment property? We have 2 investment properties that are under water. Is there any restrictions where you can't short sale?
In order to best protect yourself consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate before consider the idea....
1 vote Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Home Buying in Lombard
Lillie Fuse…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Lillie Fuse Williams answered:
Who owns 81 s 2nd ave Lombard IL 60148 ?
You were given great answers. Real estate is a highly negotiable but highly confidential career when it comes to personal information. anything that is of public information is readil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Buying in Lombard
Lester S.  , Real Estate Pro in ,
Lester S. answered:
Is it common in the Chicago suburbs are for buyers to expect sellers to pay for some or all of their closing costs?
It varies from market to market, price point and other variables......the answer generally lies in what type of financing is being used in that market and specifically in that transacti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Home Buying in 60148
Brad Neumann, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, TN
Brad Neumann answered:
What are best upgrades for selling a house?
Kitchen is number one, people love to look at nice granite counter tops and everyday we got to eat. Basements are the worst and a lot of contractors will convince you to add a bathroom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 8, 2013 Home Buying in 60148
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Do I need a agent to attend a open house?
you should not need an agent to attend an open house, but if you are working with one you should make this clear to the agent hosting the open site when you do go. In your case it sound ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Home Buying in Lombard
Riccardo War…, Real Estate Pro in Bolingbrook, IL
Riccardo Wardlow answered:
wich bank give fha loan
Not only do we give FHA loans but we can do them down to a 580 score.

Riccardo Wardlow
Quality Mortgage Lending


*We do Conventiona ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Home Buying in 60148
Tim Wangler, Real Estate Pro in Mokena, IL
Tim Wangler answered:
Do real estate appraisers consider home value estimates in Zillow, Trulia?
Zillow and trulia use algorithms that use general information. It does not compare apples to apples. Appraisers typically use MLS data and have certain criteria like radious of near by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013 Home Buying in 60148
Evelyn Santi…, Real Estate Pro in Oswego, IL
Evelyn Santiago answered:
Wondering why the property on 517 Rosebud Drive is still under contract since April 2012? This is short sale?
Yes, you are correct it's a short sale and has been contingent since April 2012. The mortgage company was Merrill Lynch so it was probably bought by one of the top four and servicing r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in Lombard
Shawn Anders…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Shawn Anderson SRES,CDPE answered:
bank-owned house,.the bank asked me to pay the associations fee that were not paid before
Asking buyers to cover these fees is pretty normal. Those sellers knowing they were going to loose their homes stop paying the HOA dues. I've seen some at $10,000. It is the first thing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 9, 2012 Home Buying in 60148
Michael Cline,  in Chicago, IL
Michael Cline answered:
i have some down payment on a house but i dont live in the state so no bank will give me a loan how do i
Hey William,

This thread is over 2 years old. You may want to look at the dates before posting. Just a thought to help you out.

0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 10, 2011 Home Buying in Lombard
Diane M Karp…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Diane M Karpman answered:
fisrt time home buyer here. Need a large house 5 beds and 3 baths...in a good area with good schools..where should I begin to search ??
Dear Trish,

I am a Realtor in the Lombard/Elmhurst area and know that I have a large home with big backyard that may suit your needs. This home is within the Glen Ellyn School distr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 24, 2010 Home Buying in Lombard
Patricia McC…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Patricia McCrite answered:
I purchased a 2 year old new home that was never lived in. I found out there was not a cert. of occupancy after the closing. Who is at fault here?
This is tough because it may be cheaper to pay for the needed repairs yourself rather than hire an attorney to sue for damages. Drainage issues tend to be reasonable to repair even if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 7, 2010 Home Buying in Lombard
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:

1) If you are being foreclosed on, what makes you think you can afford another home? Looking at spending habits who is to say you wont experience the same issue.

2) If y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 6, 2009 Home Buying in Lombard
Steve Smither, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Steve Smither answered:
In Lombard, are corner lots on semi-quiet side streets worth more, less or the same as middle lots?

The best advice I would give you is to consult an appraiser.
This is their job to justify value.
I work with an appraiser that is very knowledgable of that area.
If you woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2009 Home Buying in Lombard
Lisa Schade, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Lisa Schade answered:
Why are agents hurting their clients?
Hi Mike-
Wow! Not all agents are created equal, and I'm sorry that you had a bad experience. But, we shouldn't all have to pay the consequences. Many of us do work extremely hard fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2008 Home Buying in 60148
Dave Eisley,  in Dupage County, IL
Dave Eisley answered:
In Lombard, IL, I am looking at a 2900 square foot new home with all the upgrades. What is a valuable $/sq.?
What are the comps on the knockdowns versus the upgrades? In other words, look at something in the neighborhhod and figure out what it would cost to do what was done on the home you ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2008 Home Buying in Lombard
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