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Paul Cionczyk…, Real Estate Pro in Glenview, IL
Paul Cionczyk - Realtor/Broker answered:
Why are the taxes so high?
Schools are definitely a big contributor to the cost of taxes. If a specific home has higher taxes than other homes, looking at the homes assessed value and home exemptions is a place t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Home Buying in Skokie
Farzana Razvi, Home Buyer in Evanston, IL
Farzana Razvi asked:
How do I update my home information? We bought it on Dec12,2013 for $200,000
My address is 4953 oakton st unit 308 skokie ill
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Buying in Skokie
Joseph Roraff, Real Estate Pro in Onalaska, WI
Joseph Roraff answered:
Home loan without w2
I would talk to a mortgage lender in your area. They can let you know everything they will need.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in Skokie
Joseph Roraff, Real Estate Pro in Onalaska, WI
Joseph Roraff answered:
First time buyer.
First thing you want to do is get pre-approved for a loan so you know what your price range is. Next find a solid REALTOR in your area to help you in the process. It is super fun! Good ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in Skokie
Josh Legum, Home Seller in West Rogers Park, Ch...
Josh Legum answered:
Will a real estate agent work worth some one who has already chosen a property to buy?
You dont need a real estate agent. They just help procure places to purchase/sell .You need a real estate attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013 Home Buying in 60076
Josh Legum, Home Seller in West Rogers Park, Ch...
Josh Legum answered:
If the property states sold is that the actual price it sold for?
Yes. Property transactions are public record and after a short time you can confirm it.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013 Home Buying in 60076
Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
How do I compare cost of various number of bedrooms and bathrooms?
2 bedroom freestanding homes are a rarity. Older comps in the MLS will be your best source for a starting point. Once you determine if an agent will help you in the process, they will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 13, 2013 Home Buying in 60076
Riccardo War…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Riccardo Wardlow answered:
Buying the property we are currently renting
First step is to get prequalified for the financing, where we can help you there. Feel free to contact met and I can have one of our loan office get you pre approved this afternoon.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon May 13, 2013 Home Buying in Skokie
vienna.jacob, Real Estate Pro in Glenview, IL
vienna.jacob answered:
I am looking to buy a Townhouse in or around this nieghburhood in near future
Hello Sarizvi01;

I hope you found someone to work with but If not please keep me in mind. I'm familiar with Skokie having grown up there myself.

Currently there are 11 townhomes/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in 60077
Riccardo War…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Riccardo Wardlow answered:
How can I arrange to see this condo?
Hi Debby,

The realtor will most likely want you to get a prequal letter. I can get one to you in about an hour or less Give me a call asap!

Sean Cochran
www.qmlending.com
630-33 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Skokie
Joanne Matik…, Real Estate Pro in Glenview, IL
Joanne Matik - Broker answered:
do the prices shown include taxes?
Taxes are listed separately from the price. Call me with any other questions today! Joanne Matik 847-309-2291. Fourth Generation Broker :-)
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Skokie
Joanne Matik…, Real Estate Pro in Glenview, IL
Joanne Matik - Broker answered:
From italy. First time usa from january. No credit history. 100k savings. 120k income. Visa B1. It is possible to buy a house?
I sold a house to a Canadian citizen with a mortgage recently.

Call me and I can get started working for you right away! I have more than one mortgage brokers whom I work with an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Skokie
Bryce Fuller, Real Estate Pro in Northbrook, IL
Bryce Fuller answered:
Due to the economy, I lost my job, car and house. I'm back to work and want rent to own a house. Do you think I would qualify?
Dear Scott,
Your situation is not unusual. Many people are recovering from economic woes just like you. There is a fantastic new program where you absolutely can rent to own and have b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Home Buying in Skokie
Steve Ploetz, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Steve Ploetz answered:
Is it reasonable/common for a seller to ask for 10% of the purchase price as an earnest money deposit?
I agree with everyone else. Excessive. In San Diego it's typically between 1-3% of the sale price.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Home Buying in Skokie
Phoebe Co, Real Estate Pro in Niles, IL
Phoebe Co answered:
cost of survey in skokie
The rates would range from $350 -500 for a typical Skokie Home. When you buy, normally in Skokie, the sellers would be the one to hire the surveyor. This is for normal sale. If it is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 11, 2012 Home Buying in Skokie
Attorney Ranj…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Attorney Ranj Mohip answered:
Can property taxes on a foreclosed home be lowered through an assessment? What are the steps to this process?
You can challenge your assessed value, and in turn, lower your taxes. You will have to find similar properties in your township. Skokie and Chicago are not in the same township. The ... more
3 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 6, 2011 Home Buying in Skokie
Nyseness, Home Buyer in Skokie, IL
Nyseness answered:
What buyer incentive programs are available in Skokie Illinois?
Yes there are, visit the Village of Skokie website for add'l info. Tom Thompson, coordinator will be able to assist you w/ further programs. I believe they have a new one as well ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 15, 2010 Home Buying in Skokie
Nike (Nikki)…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, Chicago, IL
Nike (Nikki) Fasanya, aka Nike Knows Mortgages! answered:
Hi, I looking at a house. It's basement walls has some mold on them. I was told that I won't be able to get
In addition Ben, please note that you only really need a 203k Plan Consultant for a Regualr 203k loan (over $35,000.00). You normally would not need one for a 203k streamline loan.
Ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2009 Home Buying in 60076
Joe & Jean M…, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
Joe & Jean Marella answered:
What type of discount from list price to expect on a new condo?
Hi Mike!

Looks like you have gotten great advice already. In a market like this I think the National Association of Realtors would agree (and I think I have seen commercials that sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2009 Home Buying in Skokie
Joe Zekas, Real Estate Pro in 60654
Joe Zekas answered:
Is it too much to pay $240,000 for a new 1 bed 1 bath condo (800 sq ft) in Skokie, IL?
Here's the definitive answer to why assessments at Optima Views increased significantly between 2003 and 2006. This information comes from an Optima employee who I've known 20 years and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2009 Home Buying in Skokie
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