In order to find out about available properties, on time, you should as a buyer work with an experienced area Buyers Agent, he or she will not only find out much faster if a property is under contract or still available.... And you will have so many advantages working with a trusted Realtor, one
you are committed to and who is then committed to you and will work in your very BEST interest...
Read on as it will explain it a little more in detail to you
Why are you asking US here? And here is my reason for my question to YOU.... if and when you are
interested in buying a property whether condo townhouse or single fam. home, you should, or better yet MUST work with a buyers agent, a Realtor who has a representation agreement with you, you commit to the Realtor and the Realtor commits to YOU, at usually no charge to YOU as Buyers Agents are paid at the closing table by the Sellers side, if the property is listed with a brokerage on the Multiple Listing Service of the area. That way not only will you have one resource, one agent to talk
to and contact, that agent not only finds the right properties for your needs and pocket book but will
also educate you about the market, make appointments and accompany all showings, write your
offer and who will submit to you comparable properties that have recent sold so that you know for sure if the price you are offering on a property is a fair market value or not, the agent will negotiate on your behalf and in your very BEST interest the price and terms of the contract, and follow up along the way with all the various details necessary to lead to a successful closing.
Do not do this on your own!!! If you need a Buyers Agent Recommendation for your Area , let me know, I gladly forward some good buyers agents to you for consideration.
Edith YourRealtor4Life & Chicago and Northern Illinois Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients, Buyers, Sellers and Investors alike....
And always with a SMILE
Covering for @Properties the city of Chicago, all N and NW suburbs, the fine homes on the
North Shore, and many of the W and SW suburbs, and with her trusted Partner Agents all of
the US and worldwide properties. Edith speaks French, German, some Spanish and other.....
@Properties, 30 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, Illinois 60093 ---- EdithDoesItRight@yahoo.com or EdithSellsHomes@gmail.com Check out my website at htttp://www.tinyurl.com/MeetEdithHere
get to know me better and learn about my experience, expertise, services available and letters of recommendation of former clients..... Also you can sign up on my site to search for properties in my expanded service area. HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL DAY :)... more
Homes that are in the process of being foreclosed are not listed here or on most websites because there is no commission being offered to sell it. After it goes through the process of foreclosure the new owner, usually the bank, then owns it and can sell it. They will get around to listing it for sale with a Realtor and then it could show up here or on dozens of websites. It is no longer called a foreclosure since that has past, it is now known as a REO property or bank owned property which is the same thing.... more
It's been a while since this was posted and we've seen values continue to drop. As noted earlier, there's no corrolation between market and assessed value. Assessed values were moving lower to reflect foreclosures and over drop in the market (different than applying individual market value) but lately the mil rates have been bumped up - just playing with the math,... more