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Peggy S Baker, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Peggy S Baker answered:
How is the Schooling in Port Barrington?
You can personally check out the Illinois School Report card for District 118 of which Port Barrington is part of. Schools in Wauconda and Island Lake are utilized by children in all P ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Foreclosure in Port Barrington
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Will there be an Open House on this property soon?
If you are interested,
why don't you arrange a Private Showing with your Realtor:
They can arrange everything.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Home Buying in Grayslake
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
How do I add Listings to my favs?
Hi Vitto,

Our Favorites section allows you to save individual properties that you have found on Trulia and want to easily view again later. You can edit your saved searches and email ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 24, 2012 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
m1caus, Home Buyer in Buffalo Grove, IL
m1caus answered:
New, nicer but small home in Stevenson school district
To add more details:
My preference is a ranch style home (with a basement)
I hate old homes.
I would prefer a townhouse but very few townhouses are ranch style.

My budget is upto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
Alina Davidov, Real Estate Pro in Wheeling, IL
Alina Davidov answered:
i'm looking for 3 br w/basement in Vernon Hills. Small dog. Up to $1600. Thanks
Hi Michael,
Yes, there are several choices available right now and I have a new listing under this price range comming up in the next couple weeks as well. Minimum 1 year lease on any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 18, 2012 Rentals in Vernon Hills
Evan Kane, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, IL
Evan Kane answered:
How do you know that an agent is a good fit for you? We have interviewed several and worked with a few, but we keep missing the mark..
That is a really great questions. Unfortunately I think the best answer is that you just know.

Personally, I think you should feel confident and comfortable that the agent is goin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Selling in Highland Park
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
We were sent an e-mail chain from our agent that expressed that she "hoped" she wouldn't have to work with us much longer..What should?
Oh... fun.

I'd be contacting her managing broker and set up a private meeting ... bring the copy of the "damning" email with you, and ask her, based on that email, to reassign you to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 27, 2013 Home Selling in 60035
Connie Anton…, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Connie Antoniou answered:
Taxes in Lake County are outrageous and if you list to sell, asking price is used against you in appealing taxes, so how to list w/o getting screwed?
It is best to appeal taxes after you purchase, and the new tax amount should be calculated on that sale number. If you are planning to sell, make certain to review this carefu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 20, 2013 Home Selling in 60010
Mary Ronan, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Mary Ronan answered:
Does this property accept section 8 voucher?
We consider section 8 on a case by case basis.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Rentals in Zion
Chris & Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, AZ
Chris & Michelle Spalding answered:
We are trying to sell our home and it hasn't been going well, is there anything I can do to turn this around?
After the 5 drops in listing price where does it sit now? is it competitive with the comps? Also has your Realtor called back any of the showing agents and asked them for feedback? woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Highland Park
MARY JO FIOR…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Forest, CA
How would we determine an appropriate rent to charge for my 4 bdrm, 3 bath home in Highland Park?
I would need to check out your home and then look at some comps in the area. I can tell you that rentals are HOT right now.......
Look forward to hearing from you,
Mary Jo
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Rentals in Highland Park
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I planning to buy a house on my name. I have 6%-20K of funds for the downpayment which I will use and my wife will gift me /give me 3%-10K on the down
The Lenders, (and the government) are just looking for a paper trail:
You can probably get 10 "gifts", but they will be scrutenized and you'll have to have Gift-Letter.

Good luck an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Home Buying in Port Barrington
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
What cities near Libertyville, Il have exceptional school districts? Relocating from Houston, Texas
We as agents cant steer you toward a popular school district or steer you away from a less exceptional school. This link has Illinois schools you can compare ratings from student ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 2, 2012 Rentals in Waukegan
Sidney, Home Buyer in Round Lake, IL
Sidney asked:
We were wondering if we could rent this house instead of buying it? Optional details about your qu

This question is about this property:
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 31, 2012 Rentals in Round Lake
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
I signed a 1 year agreement with a realtor and am not very pleased with the service i am getting.
Your best bet is to try to work out any issues by talking to your agent. If that does not work ask to be released from your contract. If the agent won't release you, contact the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 24, 2013 Home Buying in 60035
The Michael…, Real Estate Pro in Gurnee, IL
The Michael Lescher Team answered:
Is it difficult to resell a home that does not have a basement?
The simple answer to your question is that anything will sell if priced right. A basement adds value. Some buyers will not look at a home without a basement. When you price your home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in Buffalo Grove
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
Would like to view this property What is the full address?
Would be happy to provide addtional information, but you don't make any reference to a particular listing or give us any part of the address except possibly in Fox Lake? Pl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 60020
Edith Karoli…, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, IL
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
where do you get your information from?
Your question came through twice, but still now address, no link to the photo on Trulia.

Sincerely yours,
Edith YourRealtor4Life & Chicago and Northern Illinois Expert
Working al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 Home Selling in North Barrington
Scott Hulen,  in 64068
Scott Hulen answered:
In today's market, is it worth putting any money into a home you want to sell? I figure I'll never recover it in the sale price. What do you think?
A good question but because every market in America is unique it very difficult to answer this question in a national forum. In my area of the country generally I would say price it ac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 21, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Long Grove
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