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Theo Shaw, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Theo Shaw answered:
What are some good neighborhoods which are a short commute from Northwestern University?
It all depends:
Will you be commuting by car or public transportation? Are you talking about Chicago neighborhoods or suburbs? Condo/townhome or single family homes? Rent or own? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 26, 2009 Home Buying in Evanston
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Winthrop Club, Evanston
There are currently three units listed in the MLS at the Winthrop Club (1567 Oak)... ranging from $329,000 - $826,000...

and there are 13 units that are "pending" (under contract).
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Buying in Evanston
Voices Member,  in Benton County, OR
Voices Member answered:
Is it a good time to buy or rent in Evanston, IL?
The hard part is going to be finding a good agent in Evanston. Try finding an agent that has a cool nickname like Little Richard or Mel Tillis. ; )
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 16, 2009 Home Buying in Evanston
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
When should I sign a lease for a 2009-2010 school year?
You could sign a lease if tenant has turned in their notice you little early best to search 45- 60 days prior move.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2009 Rental Basics in 60201
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
What is the average price of home properties in this area?

Trulia data for zip code 60201 indicates the current average home listing price in this area to be $437,000.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2009 Home Buying in 60201
Amit Berkowi…,  in Evanston, IL
Amit Berkowitz answered:
Looking for a 4 bed 2 bath rental house or condo. District 65 area Evanston/ skokie
Log on to www.homesearchlive.org and you can sign up for a free search of rentals in Evanston and skokie
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2009 For rent in 60202
Luke Allison,  in Asheville, NC
Luke Allison answered:
Lenders allowing 10-15% down payment for strong cash flow investment property in Evanston?
None that I know of. Simply because there is no mortgage insurance for investment properties right now. You will have to put 20% down. Sorry.

Luke Allison
Flagstar Bank
828-777- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2008 Financing in Evanston
Peter Thomps…, Real Estate Pro in Lisle, IL
Peter Thompson answered:
Are residential mortgage loans on a recourse or non-recourse basis?
Your normal residential mortgage is non-recourse. This means the debt is secured by the collateral in the property you are buying, and if you default on the loan the lender will take ba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 Foreclosure in Evanston
Laura Karamb…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Laura Karambelas answered:
Is this house for rent as well?

This home is not listed as a rental according to our MLS, however in our remarks section it says that it is currently being leased for $5000/per month thru 8/2009. If you nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2008 Home Buying in Evanston
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Splitting a garden apartment into 2 pieces of property
Carol, I'm really not sure. This would be a question better suited for a local real estate attorney, as there would be some legal issues to consider.

I'm sure they would b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 28, 2011 Home Selling in 60201
Edgar Theisen,  in 89107
Edgar Theisen answered:
What kind of tax rules/laws apply to Foreign citizens who are on F1 visa and want to buy a house in the US?
As a non-citizen, non-resident a 10% tax on sales price applies. As a resident, this rule does not apply.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2008 Home Buying in 60201
Edgar Theisen,  in 89107
Edgar Theisen answered:
Are non-US citizens allowed to buy houses?
Absolutly,however, certain tax rules/laws apply.

Don't hesitate to contact me for more info.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Home Buying in 60201
Other/Just L…, Other/Just Looking in Fleming Fitch Grant,...
Other/Just Looking answered:
How far back should you go when looking at comps in current market?
Lender answer:

I am not a licensed real estate agent, so I can speak only from a lending stand point. If you plan to finance your home, the underwriter will require an appraisal of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2009 Home Buying in Evanston, IL
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
how can I work to lower the realtor commission?
yes, normal residential rental commission is 1 month rent, you can always negotiate any commission. you need to find somone who first specializes in rental, dont just pick a name out of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2008 How To... in Evanston, IL
Lucy Perna, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Lucy Perna answered:
Are there any condos for sale or rent in Sherman Plaza in Evanston, IL, on the 22nd or 23rd floor? Address

In looking on MLS it looks like two units are for rent on the 19th & 20th floor. For sale are the 20th & 24th floor. If you need further information, please feel free to call m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 9, 2009 Home Buying in Evanston, IL
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Evanston=any thoughts on quality of life, housing stock-sfh, commuting to Chicago from there, and job
I work and live in Evanston. It's a wonderful community... a little bit city, a little bit small town, with access to everything (EL, Metra, Culture, Theatre, Museums, restaurants).

... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2009 Quality of Life in Evanston, IL
Wayne Beals, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Wayne Beals answered:
I am looking for all the green builiding resources in the Chicago area for a two-flat conversion we are
I am an agent, but also a general contractor. As a GC, I have worked with clients in the City of Chicago Green Building Permit Program. We've installed Geothermal heating/cooling, hig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2008 General Area in Evanston, IL
Jose Enrique…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Jose Enrique Humaran answered:
I need to rent out my condo & need someone to manage it - find renters collect rents etc Anyone know one?
Hi Kristy,
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 27, 2010 Market Conditions in Evanston
Scott Epstein,  in Crystal Lake, IL
Scott Epstein answered:
What is the average asking and selling price for a 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, 2400 square foot home (either?
The zip code you are referring to is in Evanston. This is a very diverse area. I could get you an avg. price for the area, but it won't be a very good indication as prices can very grea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2008 Market Conditions in 60202
Dino Patras,  in Arlington Heights, IL
Dino Patras answered:
What % of asking price would you expect to get in Evanston IL right now?
Please don't use the list to sell ratio to determine what a home "should" sell for. Some listings are way overpriced while others are aggresively priced and will sell at or near list. L ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in 60201
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