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Don Benson, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Don Benson answered:
How much should a HOA have in cash reserves for a building with roughly 20 units?
Med,

You are right to be weary. To get a comprehensive rating/score on an association (like a Carfax report) check out associationevaluation.com. We rate over 140 aspects of an assoc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 11, 2014 Home Buying in 60610
Todd Shissler, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Todd Shissler answered:
Is it smart to buy a 2 bed 2 bath without a parking spot in west loop?
It is almost always better to have a parking spot with a unit. It will help with resale value and will make your property much more desirable. Do you really want to go through the pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Home Buying in 60610
Samantha Lig…, Renter in 49643
Samantha Lightbourne answered:
How do I change or delete searches?
At the top of your page under the green horizontal tab there should be various sections of pull down tabs in which you can specify the price, rooms and location of what you are looking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Home Buying in 60610
Michele Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Forest, IL
Michele Wilson answered:
If a listing agent does not get back to me can I submit an offer on a home through another agent?
The listing agent does not represent you!!! Find an agent who will act in your best interest as your buyer agent.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Home Buying in 60610
Mack Alsaidi, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Mack Alsaidi answered:
advice in short sale and pre-foreclosure
I can help you. Feel free to contact me.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Buying in 60610
Hilary Pender, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Hilary Pender answered:
Selling agent won't answer my realtor's calls, emails, texts. What should we do? Is there someone we can report him to?
You have an agent and there is a process through which your agent can file a grievance.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in 60610
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Any one know anything about Springfield MA buy program?
Cant say I do, but I would speak to some good lenders. They would be able to help you out with this.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Home Buying in 60610
Clifford Rou…, Real Estate Pro in Holyoke, MA
Clifford Roule answered:
Are any lenders doing Homepath Renovation financing these days?
Try https://www.prospectmortgagedirect.com/homepath/
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 8, 2011 Home Buying in 60610
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
I need a loan as a Self-Employed individual
When you are closer time purchase approx. 90 days out contact a mortgage broker who can work with your entire file.

Your 09' tax return would be complete, self employment will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 19, 2010 Home Buying in 60610
Ken Dooley C…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ken Dooley CIPS, ABR, TRC answered:
Residents of 825 North Hudson! How is your living experience?
A lot was planned in the area and a lot has been done over the last 10 + years. However, all that has stopped and not much will happen in the immediate future. Banks won't lend and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 22, 2010 Home Buying in 60610
Person, Real Estate Pro in 94546
Person answered:
I was thinking of buying a unit in 825 N Hudson but I'm concerned about the area
You really have to ask? Did you even see the property in person?

You'd think the boarded up project building right next to 825Hudson, the cop cars patrolling the area and all the run ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2009 Home Buying in 60610
Joe & Jean M…, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
Joe & Jean Marella answered:
Are there real estate agents that conduct research for an hourly or fixed fee? I need comps and title history.
Finding a real estate agent to help you in this situation is a great idea. But please be upfront with that person on what you expect. You may find yourself developing a relationship t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 6, 2009 Home Buying in 60610
Christopher.…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Christopher.Thomas answered:
If all cash is offered for a condo, what does the condo board look for in the buyer approval process?
Dear Bea,

To answer your question a little more generally, all condo associations are individual. They are all governed by the same laws in Illinois, and generally speaking they fol ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2008 Home Buying in 60610
Ken Dooley C…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ken Dooley CIPS, ABR, TRC answered:
Who are the selling/rental agents for 1250 N. Dearborn, 60610?
Hello Bea,

Make sure you connect with an agent that knows the area well. Local agents are through similar properties on a regular basis and have the abaility to compare apples to app ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2008 Home Buying in 60610
Will, Both Buyer and Seller in Chicago, IL
Will answered:
825 N. Hudson Chicago ???
I went to see this building not too long ago. Their pictures are deceiving along with their model unit.

First, their listing agent @ ksgmac has no idea what is standard and what is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 24, 2008 Home Buying in 60610
Kale Realty, Real Estate Pro in 60607
Kale Realty answered:
Any west-facing units coming up for sale at 1250 N. Dearborn, 60610?
Hi Bea

Yep- There are actually five units on the market at 1250 Dearborn. Two are "B' tiers which I know face east- Then two "A' tiers and one "C" tier if I remember correctly face ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2008 Home Buying in 60610
David, Home Buyer in Chicago Heights, IL
David answered:
will prices drop in 2009?
all financial experts are predicting further drops. the values range from 5%--20% off the current market price (which probably has already seen a 15% or so reduction)

these are just ... more
2 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2008 Home Buying in 60610
Gina Fallon, Real Estate Pro in Johnsburg, IL
Gina Fallon answered:
Does anybody know any information about 1250 N Lasalle? I'm going to buy a west facing studio there. Thanks.
Hi Bogdan,
This beautiful building was built in 1988 and includes 196 units. The monthly assesments include heat, air conditioning, water, common insurance, doorman, exercise facilitie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2008 Home Buying in 60610
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
What's a "transfer" versus a "sale"?
In most cases trasfers are also indeed sales. Some may refer to the transfer of a deed to one person to another as opposed to a sale. Alot has to due with the publication and reason the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 14, 2008 Home Buying in 60610
Jennifer, Home Seller in River Drive, Fargo, ND
Jennifer answered:
Looking at buying a condo in the River North area. Does anyone have suggestions?
My condo is for sale at 345 N La Salle - just went on the market this week - I just got married and am motivated to sell. 1 bedroom 1 bath...30K worth of upgrades for not much money!!. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2008 Home Buying in 60610
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