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Amabel Babao…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Amabel Babao Neely answered:
my sister inherited a 3 bedroom walk-up condo in Oak Lawn, but her health has made it difficult to handle the stairs. Wondering if this is an option.
I'm sorry to hear about your sister's health. I have not heard of your suggested option above. I do know that this situation would be a prime candidate for a short sale because of you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 Home Selling in Oak Lawn
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
There is a house that has been on the market for more than a year. Is it possible to be approved for an offer that is 175k less than listing price?
To assume that you can offer $175k less than the asking price and get it is pretty hard for me to imagine. Would you not think the seller would drop the listing price by $10-30K first a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 23, 2012 Home Buying in Oak Lawn
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Our OL rental house problems. Rooms not freshly painted at move in. Had to paint at our own expense. legal?
I dont think the oven or paint are things that you can take the landlord to court over. However, if its unfair living conditions, you can hire an attorney and try and get out of the lea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 14, 2011 Rental Basics in Oak Lawn
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
how can i stop an auction on my house?
If the auction has already started, then the only way to stop it is to be the highest bidder. If the auction has been scheduled, you can contact the lien holders to satisfy their deman ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 7, 2012 Foreclosure in 60453
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I am looking for recent sales at 5100 W. 96th St., Oak Lawn, 60453. I would appreciate any update. Thank you
I would be happy to email them to you if you would like. Email me at Mlaricy@americorpre.com and I will send them over.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Home Buying in 60453
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
How much should I save for closing costs on a 250k house with 10% down.?
Closing Costs normally run about 3%: However there are certainly exceptions, some are fixed costs and some are percentages. Also, you could negotiate with the Seller or even the lender ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 27, 2011 Home Buying in 60453
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 20601
Tony McMahon answered:
Trying to sell condo, would like to learn more about FHA approval. Does it help to become certified / approved ahead of time? If so, how do I do that?
You can check the attached website to see if it is an approved condo project.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 21, 2011 Home Selling in Oak Lawn
Jerry Grodes…, Real Estate Pro in 60948
Jerry Grodesky answered:
What is the average price for lot rent in mobile parks in Oak Lawn, IL or La Grange, IL or Justice IL?
i have seen it range from $350 (may be old number) to $650 per month depedning on the park
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 30, 2010 Home Buying in Oak Lawn
Peter Kedzior, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Peter Kedzior answered:
What is the commissin for real estaee agent?
Every real estate commission is negotiable so you are free to strike an agreement that would suit both you and the Realtor. Please keep in mind that if property is listed in the MLS, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 10, 2010 Home Buying in Oak Lawn
The Hilda Jo…, Real Estate Pro in Dundee, IL
The Hilda Jones Team answered:
on your site a house is listed for one price and on another site the same house is listed 10,000 less. why is that?
Hey Jack! Sometimes sites are not "live". They may only be updated on a monthly basis (or less!). Depending on where you are, there may be several "live" sites tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 10, 2010 Home Buying in Oak Lawn
Jeff K, Home Buyer in Bucks County, PA
Jeff K answered:
We are having a problem with our landlord in Oak Lawn, Il. My friend and I live in a basement apartment and the owners (husband and wife) live
Hi Maffpiat,

Here are some resources that should help you:

http://www.tenant.org/
http://www.hud.gov/local/il/renting/tenantrights.cfm

I am not a lawyer but I am a landlord ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 27, 2009 Rental Basics in Oak Lawn
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
How much did the home sell at 4109 w 99th Street in Oak Lawn?
Carol,
That house closed on 10/30/2009 for $187,500. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Matt Laricy
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
mlaricy@americorpr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2009 Home Buying in Oak Lawn
Suren Pogosov, Real Estate Pro in 08536
Suren Pogosov answered:
With a short sale, do we continue to pay our mortgage?
Short sale is not the way to get rid of the property. It is a foreclosure alternative. Before they approve a short sale they will make sure you have a hardship. If you can afford your m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 5, 2011 Home Selling in Oak Lawn
Eddie Ruetti…, Real Estate Pro in Plainfield, IL
Eddie Ruettiger answered:
Is it illegal/unethical for a listing agent to inaccurately state the taxes for a property?
Wow! Amanda, I am first sorry that you are dealing with someone like this. There are always bad people in any business and if this is true I ask you to move forward and see he/she is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 21, 2010 Home Buying in Oak Lawn
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
how long is it taking right now to sell a 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home?
Hugo
Thank you for your post.
I have a couple of thoughts that might help you:
First, the good news is that homes are selling (see link). Homes that sell in the first 30 days in mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 27, 2009 Home Selling in Oak Lawn, IL
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Voices Member answered:
What's the average for days on the market for Oak Lawn? I am specifically interested in the average selling
Right now (so far this year) there are 16 that have closed matching that criteria. Of those 16 - the average List Price was $160,705 and the average sales price was $159,917, (98% list ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 27, 2009 Home Selling in Oak Lawn, IL
Eric Marcus…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eric Marcus (773) 244-1110 answered:
I am interested in buying a 6 unit apartment building in the Chicago area southwest suburbs.How much of a?
You need to speak with a banker. Anything above a 4-unit building is going to fall under commercial property and will probably require a much larger downpayment than a 2-4 unit buildin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Market Conditions in Oak Lawn
Ruthless, Other/Just Looking in 60558
Ruthless answered:
Is Oak Lawn,Il property values recession proof?
NO. But that's not to say that it is not a good buy. I just did some research for another poster because Mt Greenwood is near there. Take a look at my post there: http://www.trulia. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2008 Market Conditions in Oak Lawn, IL
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