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Sonia Mansour, Real Estate Pro in 60517
Sonia Mansour answered:
Is it hard to get a home loan with credit score of 560 but have 10% or more for down payment?
It would be very difficult. I would highly recommend raising your score. Many lenders can do automatic rescoring for you. They can tell you exactly what you need to do and then rerun ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in 60016
Michael Pitt…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Michael Pittman answered:
How can I rent an Apartment with poor credit and and no co-applicant, Im looking for Apartment in the nw suburb areas of, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect?
This may be a challenge. You may need to submit a letter to the landlord explaining your hardship and show what you have done to improve the situation.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 How To... in 60016
Matt Leighton, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Matt Leighton answered:
Would like to know the seller closing costs in Des Plaines IL. Selling price of 235K.
Most lending companies or closing companies can give you a pre - HUD1 which outlines the closing costs involved.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Selling in 60016
Lane Hudson, Home Owner in Des Plaines, IL
Lane Hudson answered:
we recently bought a property at des plaines, illinois for 275,000 but the property was originally sold for
The quick answer is to always, Always, ALWAYS check the comparable MLS listings for your home before you buy. Be sure to check both current listings as well as Sold Properties. The So ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Home Buying in 60016
Daniel Mirea, Real Estate Pro in 60641
Daniel Mirea answered:
How do I find out if the house I want to rent is legal to rent because they say they are out of the country?
That Sounds like is is a scam!!!! Please do yourself a favor and don't send any money! Just talk to an agent and will check everything for you for free!

Daniel Mirea
773-814-2131
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Rentals in 60016
Eddie Ruetti…, Real Estate Pro in Plainfield, IL
Eddie Ruettiger answered:
Hi ,is posible get aprove for FHA (firs time buy for condo. ) if you credit score lou 550 -584 ,
I just heard that they have a program coming out with a score for 580's. But it is very hard and I understand the payment history has to be clean. I have only one lender I would trust t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Buying in 60016
Eddie Ruetti…, Real Estate Pro in Plainfield, IL
Eddie Ruettiger answered:
Can I walk away from a back-up offer on a contingent short sale property, in case I find another one I like?
Again, I will disagree with the infromation here. You may or may not be in a contract and I support what I said early and what Halina is saying. Speak to an attorney. Also, the last nu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Buying in 60016
Joanne Matik…, Real Estate Pro in Glenview, IL
Joanne Matik - Broker answered:
Buying a condo with bad credit
Hi Paul, That is a good question, thanks for asking it. I have spoken to one of the loan officers I use to make sure I gave you correct information.

On an FHA approved condo buildin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 1, 2012 Home Buying in 60016
Lisa Compean, Real Estate Pro in Des Plaines, IL
Lisa Compean answered:
WHERE CAN I GET A GOVERNEMENT GRANT FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYING IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS?
Realtors also have a new tool for determining which grants apply to which types and areas of homes. Calling the Federal, state & city for their programs page will also help. You may f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 27, 2012 Home Buying in 60016
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
is est payments relates with emi i.e easy monthly installment pl. clarify
I would love to clarify:
Could you please clarify your question:
Where is this written?
Did you make any typo's?
It sounds like an ADVERTISEMENT.
Certainly not a legal documen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 14, 2011 Home Buying in 60016
Attorney Ranj…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Attorney Ranj Mohip answered:
Who can help us determine if we're ready to buy our first home?
Hey Carol,

I responded below earlier. Malcolm X College in Chicago is holding buyer education classes this spring. They are free and the schedule is in the link:
3 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 19, 2011 Home Buying in 60016
Tom Kostopou…, Real Estate Pro in 60016
Tom Kostopoulos answered:
IS 215 E WASHGINGTON STREET FORSALE?
I Wrote An Offer On That House About 19 Months Ago We Did Not Get It-That House Is On A Good Sized Lot But It Is In The Flood Plain(Flood Insurance Req'd With A Mortgage)But It Sol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 28, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 60016
Daniel Carta…, Real Estate Pro in Des Plaines, IL
Daniel Cartalucca answered:
I see a lot of homes located on Linda Ln or Holly Lane on the MLS with great prices! Single mom, with young child, any info on the area?
Hello, FYI- This complex is the one in past years that did not pay the gas bill and was going to have gas cut off by the gas company. All the gas, to all of the buildings, so tread ligh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 15, 2010 Crime & Safety in 60016
Amy Foote, Real Estate Pro in 60118
Amy Foote answered:
is the 8,000$ credit still available ?
Ameya,

As you've seen, the government's First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit has expired. But...consider this. If you have a good agent, they could negotiate for you an closin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 9, 2010 General Area in 60016
Lisa Compean, Real Estate Pro in Des Plaines, IL
Lisa Compean answered:
i am looking for a foreclosure /REO in Chicago anyone know a good agent
There are plenty of Agents out there. If you are looking for units that aren't listed yet, bulk purchases and such, give me a call 847-803-2225. I have plenty of units that can b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Buying in 60016
Jose Hernand…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Jose Hernandez answered:
Is the home at 9055 N Western Ave, MLS 07338423, yet for sale? Who can I contact about this home? Thanks
Only because an offer has been accepted it does not mean it's over, the buyer has to do an inspection and attorney review, and then do they really qualify for a mortgage? I made c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 9, 2010 Home Buying in 60016
Kathy Elster, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Kathy Elster answered:
can you tell me what is the crime rate at robin dr desplaines ill?
Since Robin Drive is in Unincorporated DesPlaines, your best source would be the Cook County Sheriff's Department for crime statistics,.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 28, 2010 Home Buying in 60016
Al Dobbs, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Al Dobbs answered:
I am in the process of getting a divorce and was forced to file bankruptcy in September 2008 as a result.
I have a lease option house that I need to get rid of --The property is located in Skokie. if you are interested, then drop me a line.
Al Dobbs
addrealty@aol.com
224-365-4201
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2009 Home Buying in 60016
Joe and Jean…, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
Joe and Jean Marella answered:
looking for a lender, am a first time buyer with a fico score of 625. Anyone know of a good honest lender?
Two local guys right in Park Ridge. APM Mortgage is a joint venture between Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Keller Williams Realty Partners. Phil Nocita and Chuck Micelli are wonderful ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Buying in 60016
Christine Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Wheaton, IL
Christine Manisco answered:
has the property at 1694 Maple Street Des palines IL 60016 been sold?
The property at 1694 Maple Street in Des Plaines is under a CTG-FIN Status, which means that it is currently under contract and they are in the financing stage. If the Buyer is unable ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 21, 2008 Home Selling in 60016
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