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Jesse Howard, Real Estate Pro in 76051
Jesse Howard answered:
Are HOA fees negotiable? Thanks!
HOA's are not negotiable.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 25, 2014 Home Buying in Palatine
Sharon Hardi…, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove Village, IL
Sharon Harding answered:
I am interested in the Maison Du Compte townhomes in Palatine, IL. Are they listed with an agent? How much are they? Who is the builder?
There are seven units for sale there listed with Realtors ranging in price from the mid $400,000's to just over $500,000. Call me and I can tell you about them.

Sharon Harding
Re/Ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in Palatine
Todd Gagliano, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Todd Gagliano answered:
My wife and I make a good income and have good credit, but being recent college grads, we don't have much saved. Can we have little to no down?
The lender I use recently told me about a loan program he has that sounds like a perfect fit for you and it's conventional not FHA. This can be very advantageous based on the recent cha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Buying in Palatine
Bonnie Rooney, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Bonnie Rooney answered:
Should I build or buy a home and renovate?
I was just noticing your question a year or so ago about building vs renovating and was wondering what you decided to do ...did you buy or renovate?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 25, 2014 Home Buying in Palatine
Syuzanna Zak…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Syuzanna Zakharchuk answered:
Street name on title does not match with physical street name
Hello

I had a similar situation last month. It was resolved at the closing by attorney requesting county assessor's office to update their records with correct address. It delay the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in Palatine
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
When the listing states that the Fees and Taxes HOA (Monthly} are XXX.... Please define "Fees and Taxes", i.e., does it include "property" Taxes?
This sounds like a co-op building. Id ask the agent for clarification what the"fees" are for but sounds like the taxes are included int he assessments.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
John Meyers answered:
i am looking for buy the fha approved house. In Palatine can i get the fha approved property under 80,000 or not
A single family Palatine home under $80k will not be possible. However, there are some great condos which may be FHA approved.

Just let me know if you would like some help.

Thanks ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
Mary Zentz, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Mary Zentz answered:
single family house Older couple retire coupl 1/2 bed one floor any condition
Sorry...Its better to let me know at Mary@MarysHomes.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
Rick Hauser -…, Real Estate Pro in Hawthorn Woods, IL
Rick Hauser - Buyer Broker answered:
What subdivisions do I need to target in palatine for $250k price range town homes in Fremd boundaries? Any ideas on how much a lot of < 0.25
Looks like a 2 year old question - so I hope you got your needs met - but my guess is that if you used a traditional agent - you ended up over-paying. For a question like that to be in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
Daniel Klein, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Daniel Klein answered:
Any company provide loan to new immigrants (i.e no credit score) ? I can put up to 25% down payment.
Our company provides loans to non-citizens with no credit history. Be aware, that the rate will be above market rate. We also have stated income loans where the rate is about 4.25% or s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
Rick Hauser -…, Real Estate Pro in Hawthorn Woods, IL
Rick Hauser - Buyer Broker answered:
Structure unsafe for entry sticker?
Like a few have said below - call the city to get the details. Best not to enter to be safe. Holes or sink holes can expand. Best to use an expert negotiator, and one who has no hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
Andrew Malak,, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Andrew Malak, answered:
What do the pros know about Berwyn? I am seeking information on this suburb.
It depends on what you are comparing it to. Since you are from Arlington Heights, Berwyn to your city is like a day and night. The best way to find out, is to drive around at different ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in Palatine
Andrew Malak,, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Andrew Malak, answered:
where i can get the latest FHA approved property .?
If you are looking for a house, there is no way to know 100% as it depends on the property condition (FHA appraiser will decide at the time of appraisal - hint: it must be in close to p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in Palatine
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
recently sold condos{3 br,2 baths } in palatine Ill 60074 in the last 6 months
If you are a Realtor you should know, if you are not, and you need this information for one reason or another those reasons should make you want to work with an experienced area Realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in Palatine
Crabapple, Home Owner in Rhode Island
Crabapple answered:
203(k) Loans - Has anyone been through the process or knows anything about them?
I am in the middle of a FHA nightmare because of my current contractor. The great part is that he is finishing up the work this week. Anyone know a general contractor who is licensed a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 19, 2012 Home Buying in Palatine
Susan K Klatt, Real Estate Pro in 60004
Susan K Klatt answered:
why hasnt the 2032 n rand road #105 sold?
Hello- I have sold many short sales and I have sold in this community. There are many reasons why it has not sold. The buyer may have lost intreset or was unable to secure financing. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 10, 2011 Home Buying in Palatine
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
My brother and I own a home in IL. He is selling his interest to me. I live in CA. It will be investment property. How do I get mortgage?
Sharon,

There may be a number of ways to accomplish what you seek, but the first question I would have pertains to the current vesting of the title. If you and your brother are on t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 8, 2011 Home Buying in Palatine
Thakar S Bas…, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Thakar S Basati answered:
We are in the process of buying a townhouse, just recieved our appraisal, was higher than loan amount.
Great, normally in these times they come lower than marketing price. If it came lower, bank will not give you loan. Either you have to come up with difference in appraised value or sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 9, 2010 Home Buying in Palatine
Sharon Poisel, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Sharon Poisel answered:
Do you know detail about the condo at 1265 N. Sterling Ave. 107, Palatine? It was sold on 5/19/10.
This first floor unit was 4 total rooms with 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Unfortunately, I do not show square feet, but you can call the Palatine Township Assessor office and provide them wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 23, 2010 Home Buying in Palatine
John Ziemba, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
John Ziemba answered:
There are lots of properties are listed for sale in the Woods at Countryside community at Sterling Avenue. Is there any issue with the community?
Connie,

That's a great question. The appreciation potential is not bad however, my question to you is are you going to live in the unit first. If you are then I think it is n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 20, 2010 Home Buying in Palatine
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