Great area, close to Winnetka but many prefer CGLM, EAST of 3rd St, because of the Canal Shores Golf Course and the proximity to Gillson Park and the Bahai Temple. (Central, Greenleaf, Laurel (cul de sac), and Maple).... more
Lis Pendens is Latin for "Suit Pending." Lis Pendens is a notice filed in the public record that a lawsuit has been filed against the property. Most likely the lawsuit filed is a foreclosure.
If you rent the house on Leyden, you'll need to take the Lake Avenue bus to downtown Wilmette to catch the Metra. It will also take you to the Purple Line CTA which will take you to the city. The Metra is quicker and easier, but can be more expensive.
That's a really good question. From how I understand it, if you the homeowner have begun the foreclosure process, while it is going on you can still be the landlord of this property. However, you really want to speak with a good real estate attorney to get the best answer. I have several local real estate attorneys who are experts. Let me know if you'd like their contact information. I'd be glad to help you.... more
It's best to assemble a team of professionals if you want to pursue a foreclosure. It is possible to contact a bank directly, but does take persistence and a bit of investigating to find the answers. Bottom line, it's best to have a realtor to2516 help. I have had created successful experiences for my clients purchasing short sales and foreclosures. If you would like to discuss the steps to take or how the process works, I would be happy to walk you through it. Make sure you have an attorney experienced in foreclosures / short sales to help you as well.
Good luck! Feel free to contact me
Allison Murphy, Broker
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Our online community loves historic and old houses. We have over 500K people viewing our site monthly to find something with character, style and class. Yes it may need a bit of work, but there is an active audience looking to get away from the cookie cutter suburbs and the un-sustainable mcmansions.
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Think your always better off getting your home in as salable condition as possible before putting it on the market, as you will more then likely get more for your home.....unless it is in complete disrepair. That being said, I would not consider remodeling the kitchen or bath rooms however do think de-cluttering, painting and getting the yard in order with some pretty flower pots outside (assuming the weather permits) is always worth the effort. It's no surprise that staging has become all the rage, as a few accent pillows, pictures and rearranging of furniture go along way!... more
The tax assessor's office is often the most popular source for square footage information when determining the buildings square footage of a property however often this information is inaccurate, especially if the property was added on to over the years. In addition square footage that is below grade, as in the basement, even if finished is technically not supposed to be counted as livable square footage for purposes of tracking in the MLS, even though some agents and home owners will include. That being said, I find it is always helpful when compiling CMAs for my clients, to put together a spread sheet to include room count and size, along with lot size.....to get a more accurate assessment of the properties true square footage costs...which for the record in Wilmette right now is running around $344 a square foot up 6% from a year ago per Trulia's market trends information.... more
Even with the narrowing of lanes, Lake is still considered one of the busier streets in Wilmette since it is a major artery to both the highway (I94) and Sheridan Rd. To your question, have housing values increased and are they selling more quickly on Lake Ave.....yes as long as the home is priced to factor in the busier location, however that has more to do with the anemic inventory then the perception that traffic is less of an issue.... more
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Or another group who can't qualify because non-livable condition properties?
We can offer a private financing, and find the right properties in North-Shore area.
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It is a pretty community with a low crime rate. The police force is friendly and helpful. However there is heroin in the village, so Wilmette is not immune to the problems that plague the city. We feel safe walking the streets after dark. It is quiet, although some might consider that a "con".
It is considered to have good schools, although we were distinctly disappointed with the quality of the middle school education, especially compared to our school district in suburban Detroit. We also felt that New Trier certainly is "known everywhere" but it seems to coast on this reputation. We moved here for New Trier and we were really disappointed. It did not live up to its reputation; our honor roll child was about 6 months behind in the sciences and math when she started university in Canada.
It is not especially friendly, unless you are from the village or known to be fabulously wealthy.
There is very little fast food in Wilmette, which our family believes to be a big advantage to living in Wilmette. There are a few restaurants.
There are a lot of green areas, such as Centennial Park, that are maintained well.
The drive into the city is HORRIBLE. If you work in the Loop, you need to allow 1.5 hours to be sure to arrive on time in rush hour, although the commute might take as few as 30 minutes or as many as 120 on rare occasions.
The Village appears to care more about developers than residents, and exercises a vigorous double standard in the rules it applies in this regard. It is onerous and expensive to get approval for home improvements.... more
I hate to break it to you. But real estate taxes on a small home can be $700- $800/month for a homeowner. Finding a home to rent in Wilmette at that price range does not exist. I suggest maybe adjusting your expectations. I wish you luck... more