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Deborah.primm, Home Buyer in 60466
Deborah.primm answered:
A friend tells me that Park Forest is no longer a safe place to live. Are there lots of abandoned and boarded up homes? Is it unsafe?
bstreiff, Renter, Las Vegas, NV

I find your post most disturbing and filled with prejudice and stereotyping. Anyone looking for a home in Park Forest or any suburb will find chang ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Home Buying in Park Forest
Terry McCarl…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Terry McCarley answered:
I'm looking to buying a home with 3or 4 bedrooms I'm gonna have at least $5000 at the end of October I'm living in Kentucky at the moment
Are you saying you will have $5000 as a down payment or are you thinking you can purchase a home for $5000 (which you can't do as they don't exist)?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2014 Foreclosure in 60466
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
The property taxes in Park Forest seem excessively high. Why is this? Do you think there will be changes to lower them?
Great question. First of all, if you look at all the south suburbs, with few exceptions, the taxes are high. Why? One reason is most of these towns have home rule, which allows them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Insurance in 60466
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
Is the village of Park Forest assisting buyers with down payment and closing cost?
this program is not by the village but by the state of Illinois there are several requirements and I would be happy to provide you with the information please feel free to contact me at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 11, 2014 Home Buying in Park Forest
Patty Harris…, Real Estate Pro in Naperville, IL
Patty Harrison answered:
Any lenders out there who will do an fha or 5% conventional loan with someone who has just dismissed a 5 yr ch. 13 bk?
Hi Suzanne:

I would be happy to help your customer. I am a local mortgage broker and would be happy to help them get pre-qualified We work with over 30 lenders to help you get the ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Home Buying in 60466
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
is this area good for investments..?
Melissa please feel free to call me I have several investors in that area and can tell you exactly what they've experienced .

Suzanne Hamilton
managing broker owner
re: Home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 9, 2013 Home Buying in Park Forest
Virginia Cal…, Real Estate Pro in Park Forest, IL
Virginia Calvin answered:
I am a single mother of 2 looking for a 3-4 bd 2ba rental house in Park Forest. My monthly income is $1600
I can certainly help you with finding a rental property in Park Forest. Please call or email your preferences. Include your desired move date, and when you would be ready to pay both r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 19, 2013 Home Buying in 60466
Chris Fischer, Real Estate Pro in Homer Glen, IL
Chris Fischer answered:
can cooperatives be sublet in park forest il?
Your best bet would be to contact the HOA/Co-op board to get the exact answer on being able to sublet/rent within their community. From my understanding, the Park Forest Co-ops can be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 30, 2013 Investment Properties in 60466
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
is the house at 333 neola sold its not liveable but has had a lot of outside parties?
The home closed/sold on 6-28. You can check with the village to see if they have issued an occupancy certification on the home. They still may be able to use the back yard though or m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in Park Forest
Alex Fenske, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Alex Fenske answered:
is this house 308 shabbona dr park forest, il 60466 still for sale?
Quintina,

The contract on this house was cancelled and it is back on the market (the listing status has not yet been changed in MLS so it still looks like it's under contract). Give ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Home Buying in Park Forest
Alex Fenske, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Alex Fenske answered:
How can I find out if a property is a HUD foreclosure?
I typically use HUDHomeStore.com as well, but there is one thing I don't like about it - once HUD verbally accepts an offer, they remove all traces of the property from the site, which ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Home Buying in 60484
VICTORIA PRI…, Renter in Park Forest, IL
VICTORIA PRIMER asked:
I need to rent 3 bedroom house, but have a 2 bedroom voucher. I am looking to rent a 3bedroom but I have a 2bedroom voucher. Are there any landlords out there willing to rent to a 2 bedroom voucher holder? I prefer the Park Forest, Matteson, Richton…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Home Buying in Park Forest
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in ELK CITY, OK
John Burke answered:
Does the VA offer Rehab loans in the state of Illinois?
Hi Tamara,

Unfortunately VA does not have a rehab loan but they do have the EEM loan which allows Veterans to finance certain energy efficient improvements.

I have to disagree wi ... more
2 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 11, 2013 Home Buying in 60466
susany satish, Real Estate Pro in Naperville, IL
susany satish answered:
Does anyone know if the $100 Down Payment on HUD foreclosed properties program is still in effect?
Hi there
My name is Susany Satish and am an agent with Chase Real Estate. We are one of the leading agents for HUD foreclosed properties. Yes, $100 down payment is still in effect and ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Buying in 60484
Edith Karoli…, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, IL
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
why is it that the agents on trulia seems to not be intrested in selling the homes?
I am not quite sure why you are thinking like that.... I assure you any Listing agent of a property wants to sell it, and any buyers agent wants to find the right property for their buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2012 Home Buying in Park Forest
Edith Karoli…, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, IL
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Is there a certain time of the year in Illinois that house sales slow down and then pick back up?
Well all I can say that BAD winter weather in Chicago and Illinois will slow things down, and during the holidays people in general are busy, have visitors, parties etc. and Realtors al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2012 Home Buying in 60484
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
Will it hurt my credit score if i submit information for pre-qualification to more than 1 lender at a time.?
Typically no, but it depends. They will do a hard inquiry on your credit and if your score is lower and if you have had a lot of inquiries, it could hurt a little.

But the bigger qu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 Home Buying in Park Forest
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
Is a trulia estimate for a house the proper price to pay?
It may or may not be. I would say probably not though. The best thing for you to do in my opinion is to talk to a local real estate agent and have them do a CMA (Comparative Market Anal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Home Buying in Park Forest
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I would like to know, what is a good price to offer, for 374 saulk trail Ave if i were to buy this proprty from a friend?
What is your objective here;
Making a great buy,
or keeping a Friend?

LISTING PRICE
Understand that the LISTING PRICE has one primary objective, to attract attention: It is not in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Home Buying in Park Forest
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