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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt answered:
How can I remove the photos of a sold property?
The listing agent can have them removed from the MLS and many sites. Trulia will take an extra call or 2 from the agents involved to have them removed. It recently took about a week for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 61761
Amanda Wycoff, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Amanda Wycoff answered:
what is the average property tax rate?
Since you are looking at buying homes in Normal, the tax rate currently in the Town of Normal is: 8.3697

This should help break it down:
In Illinois property is assessed at 1/3 its ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Home Buying in Normal
Patty Harris…, Real Estate Pro in Naperville, IL
Patty Harrison answered:
Is it possible to purchase a home without a down payment.?
Yes, there are a couple of options like VA, USDA or FHA's $100 down program. If you would like to see which programs you may qualify for, please call or email me so we can discuss in m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Buying in 61761
Jill Barclay, Real Estate Pro in WA,
Jill Barclay answered:
What is the best location for resale in Bloomington/Normal(Best Schools)?
Please give me your opinion, I am not looking for a broker to try and capture me as a client. I truly want an answer.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Buying in Normal
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Are there companies that will get my home "move in ready" so it will sell faster? How do i find them?
Yes, I've read your question, twice, slowly. The answer is yes, you can hire this work to be done. ----- Don't tune me out too soon. -----------#1. First contact a REALTOR to complete ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Home Buying in 61761
Mike Hutson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Mike Hutson answered:
how do I find my property lines?
You can ask an agent to use the sidwell maps to show arial views of how the property is plotted. Most developments will have metal pins in the corners of the property marking the bound ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Home Buying in 61761
Daniel Mirea, Real Estate Pro in chicago, IL
Daniel Mirea answered:
I'm looking at a house that is bank owned do I need a realtor
Hi Ann,


Yes you need!!!! you should interview 2,3 realtors and pick up the best one to guide you in the transaction with the bank! It is free for you! Also a good Attorney and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 Home Buying in Normal
Mike Hutson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Mike Hutson answered:
Is using a group of home buyers easier then using a real estate company? or are they the same thing?
Teams can be more flexible with showing you at any given times and dates than an individual agent. When you choose a company to work with it's up to you if you want one agent to repr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 5, 2013 Home Buying in 61761
Mike Hutson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Mike Hutson answered:
Market conditions for homes under 150K in Normal right now? buyers market?
In Normal right now there are 100 Homes for sale currently below $150K. There are 117 Homes Pending and 52 Have closed in the last 6 months. From the $130K's to the $150K price range ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 28, 2013 Home Buying in Normal
mustaalic,  in Normal, IL
mustaalic answered:
In your opinion would a real investment in a duplex be as good as an investment in a single family home? I'm looking at buying one or more in
I am a real estate investor and own several duplexes and single family homes...along with several multi-unit complexes. All of my units are managed by a company. I find that duplexes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Buying in Normal
Greg Zavitz, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Greg Zavitz answered:
First time buyer & want to move to N Nml for ready access to college&interstate . My great concern is floodplains. What areas do I avoid?
Hello Sar,

There are NOT many homes on the market right now that are in a flood plain in Bloomington Normal. When you buy a home the seller should be able to tell us if they are curr ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Buying in 61761
Greg Zavitz, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Greg Zavitz answered:
How do I find rent to own properties?
Hi Heather,

Call me and I can discuss the process with you 309-275-4734. No obligation... it's just too hard give someone all the correct info with out knowing what you really are lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2009 Home Buying in Normal
Greg Zavitz, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Greg Zavitz answered:
What is the average price per square in the 61761 zip code?
Depends on the type of home and the location. Ranches are usually the most expensive per sq. ft. The 2 story homes are next highest and the old tri and bilevel homes the least expensive ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2009 Home Buying in Normal
Milt Emerson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Milt Emerson answered:
"Note: SSI"????
Thank you for your question Erin,
SSI are special showing instructions to the fellow member Realtors of the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) that reflect the requests of the Listin ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2009 Home Buying in 61761
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