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Jose Villase…, Real Estate Pro in 60402
Jose Villasenor answered:
Does anyone have any good tips on what to look for while seeing a house?
Always look at all the mechanical's such the heating unit, A.C, water heater, windows, roof and sump pump if applicable. And get a home inspector.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Buying in 60513
Jose Villase…, Real Estate Pro in 60402
Jose Villasenor answered:
Do you know what the average home sale price is for a 2BR/1BA in Brookfield?
As far as price in Brookfield. It's all about location, location, location!!! Where is the property located? Is it in the Hollywood district? or is it South or Ogden??? Also what is the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Market Conditions in 60513
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-274-3193 answered:
What are the requirements for a bedroom in Brookfield?
In the large Northern Illinois MRED MLS, it does not matter if it has or does not have a closet or a window. It does need to be separate from other living areas to be counted as a bedro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in Brookfield
J Hightower, Renter in Chicago, IL
J Hightower asked:
Selling a 2bdrm house in Brookfield I'm considering buying a 2bdrm house in Brookfeild BUT I'm not sure how easy it would be for me to sell it. We would only be planning on living there for 4-5 yrs.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Selling in Brookfield
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
I am looking for a first floor one-bdrm apt rental in the Brookfield/Hollywood area. No Smoking, one very nice Siamese cat
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:

http://www.craigslist.com
http://www.apartments.com
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 4, 2014 For Rent in Brookfield
Maureen Barr…, Real Estate Pro in La Grange, IL
Maureen Barrett answered:
are there any plans for building new condos along 31st and Park?
I have some property for sale on 31st. 9000 31st. Hopefully a builder will come along and make an offer on the land and build condo.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 3, 2014 Rentals in Brookfield
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What is the sellers responsibilty when their home is being purchased with a VA loan?
Under normal circumstances, the Seller's responsibility is no different than with a Conventional or FHA loan:
The VA (and FHA) Inspections tend to be a little stricter, particularly wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 6, 2013 Home Selling in Brookfield
Alasdair Tho…, Real Estate Pro in Warrenville, IL
Alasdair Thompson answered:
"Highest & Best" offers: Based on comps offered FAR above asking. Realtor said we're in top 3. Thought we should up price, feel we're being scammed
The market is picking up post holiday. Depending on the price bracket multiple offers are not unusual right now. I am starting to see properties sell above the comps and lenders appra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 20, 2013 Home Buying in Brookfield
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Brook, IL
Christine Moscinski asked:
.8% Home Sales Tax as of January 1, 2013? Yes, it’s true 3.8% Home Sales Tax as of January 1, 2013? Yes, it’s true – but get the facts:
There are rumors about a homes sales tax rate of 3.8% which goes into effect January 1, 2013…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Home Selling in Brookfield
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Brook, IL
Christine Moscinski answered:
Have you checked your real estate property tax exemptions lately? You could qualify for additional exemptions and $ave money...
Read more here http://ask-the-realtor.com/2011/03/30/cook-county-real-estate-tax-long-time-occupant-homestead-exemption-lohe/
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 12, 2012 Market Conditions in 60513
Jeffrey Kami…, Real Estate Pro in La Grange, IL
Jeffrey Kaminski answered:
A neighboring house to one I'm looking at has two radon mitigation systems installed.
You can purchase a radon testing kit relatively cheaply (about $20). You can perform the test yourself however it takes about 7-10 days to get the results from the lab.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 1, 2012 Home Buying in Brookfield
Joseph Washi…, Real Estate Pro in Berwyn, IL
Joseph Washick answered:
Anyone have an information on average costs of homeownership pertaining to things like heating, gas, electric, insurance, taxes, etc. in Cook County?
Hi Jeff. Wayne is correct... I just wanted to add some information to help you do your research. Cook County: www.cookcountyassessor.com and www.cookcountytreasurer.com - the first to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 25, 2010 General Area in Brookfield
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Brook, IL
Christine Moscinski asked:
Chicago and Suburbs Real Estate Chatter - What Your Market Buzz? In evaluating Brookfield's market recently, I have found there to be a slight upturn in Buyer interest lately.

Market forecasters overall are reporting that the real estate bubble is…
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 13, 2008 Market Conditions in 60513
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