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Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
When the listing states that the Fees and Taxes HOA (Monthly} are XXX.... Please define "Fees and Taxes", i.e., does it include "property" Taxes?
No. This particular listing is only talking to the monthly HOA fees. Taxes from the 2011 tax bill are another 225/month.

If you have been prequalified for a mortgage, the bank or b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
Husband wants to work with a different buyer agent
There is no right or wrong in when you decide to switch buyer's agents. It is a personal preference. As the client, if it is not a right fit, you should switch or at least explore you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in 60074
Kathy Diegel, Real Estate Pro in Elgin, IL
Kathy Diegel answered:
Should I build or buy a home and renovate?
My professional advice is to buy and renovate. Existing homes are at rock bottom right now and the cost to build is much higher than it used to be. Financing is at an all time low. To a ... more
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Ryan Gable, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Ryan Gable answered:
i am looking for buy the fha approved house. In Palatine can i get the fha approved property under 80,000 or not
Hi Balraj, sorry no one has responded to you. Are you looking for a single family home, townhome, or a condo?

When you ask about 'FHA approved', that usually refers to condos so tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
where i can get the latest FHA approved property .?
Hi, for condos you can visit the following link...https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm?CFID=13461634&CFTOKEN=501810e2c5f8ea2d-A918B4FB-DAAF-68F3-DF190C58B9978403
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in Palatine
Andrew Malak,, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Andrew Malak, answered:
recently sold condos{3 br,2 baths } in palatine Ill 60074 in the last 6 months
I'm not sure I undestend your question?

The King of Palatine

Andrew
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in Palatine
Linda Dressl…, Real Estate Pro in Hoffman Estates, IL
Linda Dressler answered:
Structure unsafe for entry sticker?
I would call the Village directly. I know that I saw a home like that in Hoffman estates and the answer from the Village was as simple as - they had shut off the water to the home and t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
Kathy Diegel, Real Estate Pro in Elgin, IL
Kathy Diegel answered:
What subdivisions do I need to target in palatine for $250k price range town homes in Fremd boundaries? Any ideas on how much a lot of < 0.25
The best time to buy is now since the prices are so low and the interest rates are at record lows. We don't know if the rates will stay this low.

There are several townhome comp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Home Buying in Palatine
John & Beth…, Real Estate Pro in 60143
John & Beth Garry answered:
why hasnt the 2032 n rand road #105 sold?
This is short sale, it was under contract and has been put back on the market.
I would need to see it to see what work needs to be done.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 10, 2011 Home Buying in Palatine
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
My brother and I own a home in IL. He is selling his interest to me. I live in CA. It will be investment property. How do I get mortgage?
Only way for this take place is

1. Contact a mortgage broker complete a loan application determine if you can qualify for the home
2. Submit the sales contract to title company ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 8, 2011 Home Buying in Palatine
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
If I'm looking at purchasing a home for $200,000, what is the expected down payment for someone with good credit (mid 700's)?
Hello Doxielover,
In order to avoid PMI (mortgage interest) a minimum of 20% down is needed. If the property is eligible for an FHA loan (government loan) than the minimum down pay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Buying in 60067
Laura Karamb…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Laura Karambelas answered:
I am interested in the Maison Du Compte townhomes in Palatine, IL. Are they listed with an agent? How much are they? Who is the builder?
Hello-

There are currently 3 properties that are active in Maison Du Comte in Palatine. They range in price from 469,000 to 799,000. In the past 6 months their have been 3 homes th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in Palatine
Laurie Chris…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Laurie Christofano answered:
What do the pros know about Berwyn? I am seeking information on this suburb.
Hi Karen,
Berwyn is one of my main service areas. It is a diverse city with many little neighborhoods within it. Housing prices are relatively very affordable and there are quite a l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in Palatine
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
We are in the process of buying a townhouse, just recieved our appraisal, was higher than loan amount.
Nothing changes as far as I can see. I assume you have made an offer and the seller has accepted. If you are out of any attorney review period the contract should be binding. Consult ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 9, 2010 Home Buying in Palatine
Thakar S Bas…, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Thakar S Basati answered:
There are lots of properties are listed for sale in the Woods at Countryside community at Sterling Avenue. Is there any issue with the community?
It used to be an apartment complex. Developer purchased it and tried to convert to condos, then market crashed and he is stuck with many units.
Thakar S Basati
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 20, 2010 Home Buying in Palatine
Davidhi, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Davidhi answered:
i am considering buying a condo in the miramonte pointe subdivision, an end unit at the back of the building. Will reselling the condo be a problem?
A location by the railroad tracks would make it difficult to sell. The price would have to reflect the undesirable location. Location, location, location. If you really want it - you sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 31, 2010 Home Buying in Palatine
Kent Gagon, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Kent Gagon answered:
There are 2 prop for sale at West Bridge View subd in Palatine ( Palatine and Quentin Rd). Is that a good neighborhood? Are they priced correctly?
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What is a good neighborhood to you is going to be different for anyone/everyone that you ask. The best advice I can give is to do research based on information that you would conside ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 17, 2010 Home Buying in Palatine
Bonnie Rooney, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Bonnie Rooney answered:
I am buying a townhome at W.Kristen ct, Palatine. 3/10 townhomes here have been foreclosure. Is that an alarm?
This is an exteremely small subdivision built in 2006. Buyers who bought at that time paid top dollar. Clsing costs at that time ran from $439,00 to the highest of $598,000. Needless to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 1, 2010 Home Buying in Palatine
Louise Flemi…, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Louise Fleming answered:
1819 W Ashbury Ln , Inverness, 60067 Aberdour Ln, Inverness, 60067-Any idea about the history of these homes,
The last sale for the home at 1819 Ashbury was $280K in 2004. It has been on the market for 172 days. There is one other home on the market in that subdivsion, listed at $392K. Within t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 17, 2009 Home Buying in Palatine
Linda Sloss, Real Estate Pro in Saint Charles, IL
Linda Sloss answered:
1332 Winslowe Drive , Palatine IL,why is this priced low?Is this not Fremd HS district area?
This is a home in pre-forclosure,that is for sale as a "short sale". this means that the owner owes more than he has it listed for, and the bank is willing to take less than i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 17, 2009 Home Buying in Palatine
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