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R.motarjemi, Home Buyer in Evanston, IL
R.motarjemi asked:
Greatschools.net gives Harper school in Wilmette, IL 4 stars. Why does your website state that houses in this area have a below average grade school? Error in ranking on your website is misleading to buyers looking in this area.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 21, 2015 Home Buying in 60091
Maria Kernah…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
Maria Kernahan answered:
Split level or Ranch ,which one has higher appreciation, Ranch has 200 sq,ft. more area.
Appreciation is completely dependent on location, size and condition. That said, ranches are in limited supply on the North Shore, and if they are prepped well and priced right, can se ... more
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Allison Murp…, Real Estate Pro in 60045
Allison Murphy answered:
If a home is foreclosed in 2013, how can we find out which lender owns the home to inquire if the home is available for sale?
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 fin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Buying in Wilmette
Lydia Deleo, Real Estate Pro in Wilmette, IL
Lydia Deleo answered:
I am unclear as to how square footage is determined. I compare listings, look at the sizes of the rooms and the number of beds and baths and often the
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 i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Buying in Wilmette
Lydia Deleo, Real Estate Pro in Wilmette, IL
Lydia Deleo answered:
Have homes been easier to sell on Lake Ave since the city has reduced a lane?
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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Buying in 60091
Sara Gordon, Other/Just Looking in 60091
Sara Gordon answered:
What are the pros and cons about living in Wilmette?
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 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2014 Home Buying in Wilmette
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in 60640
Jeff Nobleza answered:
Looking for maybe a small home to rent (have two lge dogs. Golden Ret. is 11 years and Bernie age 3.?
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 sugges ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in Wilmette
Michele Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Forest, IL
Michele Wilson answered:
how much does it cost (rough estimate) to run a new water line in from the street in east wilmette?
Contact the Wilmette village water department for and accurate estimate. Distance to the street and if it's a new or replacement line will determine the price.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 10, 2014 Home Buying in Wilmette
Aly and Just…, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, IL
Aly and Justin Tesar answered:
What is your favorite park in Winnetka?
I love the Village Green in Winnetka, especially around the summer time and when the local children's fair is held each summer it is so fun for the kids!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 Home Buying in Wilmette
Sarah Rothsc…, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, IL
Sarah Rothschild answered:
HOA fees in Wilmette
Hello

The condos that are long the lake across from Plaza del Lago on Sheridan Road have these higher fees but there is actually a range within those buildings. You will see the rat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Lydia Deleo, Real Estate Pro in Wilmette, IL
Lydia Deleo answered:
What are the bordering streets of Kenilworth Gardens in Wilmette?
Located in Wilmette (and NOT in Kenilworth, despite its name), Kenilworth Gardens extends from Ridge Road at the east border, to Hunter at the west; and from Elmwood at the south end, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Lydia Deleo, Real Estate Pro in Wilmette, IL
Lydia Deleo answered:
What does The CAGE mean in relation to Wilmette real estate?
The neighborhood known as the CAGE is comprised of Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood and Forest Avenue (that’s where the acronym comes from.....leaving off the F..... howe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Marnie Beilin, Real Estate Pro in Wilmette, IL
Marnie Beilin answered:
What does co-op mean?
Not sure if anyone hit on the fact that a major concern to a co-op buyer (I have sold many mainly in Chicago proper) would be that a lot of them do NOT allow you to rent them out, so if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Michele Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Forest, IL
Michele Wilson answered:
What does Lis Pendens mean?
Lis Pendens also alerts a potential buyer that a lien is on the property and clear title cannot be passed until the issue is resolved.
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Michele Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Forest, IL
Michele Wilson answered:
what does it mean Foreclosure(Auction)?
A foreclosure /auction is really you bidding aginst the bank that holds the mortgage. Many times a property listed for "auction" has a reserve price that must be met for the property to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Michele Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Forest, IL
Michele Wilson answered:
Do any houses sell in Wilmette between Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl?
Just checking back with you, Doug. Did you keep your home on the marekt thru the holidays? Di it sell? What was your experience.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Home Buying in 60091
Don Shea, Real Estate Pro in Wilmette, IL
Don Shea answered:
We are looking at a house that is 60 years old. What are some things to look at to ID good/bad structure?
AAC: Not sure if you're still in the market but your question is timely and one that many more home buyers ought to ask before writing a contract. My experience has been that when buye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2009 Home Buying in Wilmette
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