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Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in 60640
Jeff Nobleza answered:
how do i find out if my sister privately took a 2nd mortgage out on our house at 2145 E 98th St. 60617
It's public record, you can look it up on the Cook County Recorder of Deeds site. However, if you are unfamiliar with real estate, it may take some time to figure out how to do the rese ... more
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Amber Johnson, Other/Just Looking in Brookhaven, Raleigh,...
Amber Johnson answered:
Roughly how much does it cost to add doors in the basement of a two flat?
I agree that it is hard to give a an estimation, because it depends on the kinds of doors you want to get. I really like solid door, but I also think that glass doors have a nice look. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 10:25am Home Buying in East Garfield Park
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Fannie Mae & Mold
ChicHomeBuyer,
If I understand correctly, you are buying a FannieMae owned home with mold currently active and serious. If this is the case the odds of them correcting it are high. If ... more
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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
What are the options for financing a 2-4 unit property in Chicago, with one of the units owner-occupied post-closing?
I have a few I could recommend to you.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I need help finding comparisons which included Square feet, sales price, sold dates,distance to investment property(less than 1 mile) , dom, year buil
The best way to do it is by the comparative market analysis approach.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in 60619
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
what is the average closing cost on a 100,000 home purchase in Florida?
This is an estimate best left to your Loan Officer, as the specific loan in question will be the biggest influence on a figure that varies widely. Best of luck...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Would you move to Jackson Park Highlands?
I would look on some other sites and google it. See what other people say. Agents cant say if they would or would not.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
are there any condo's on the missisippi coast that are va approved?
You should ask this question in that area. This is a Chicago discussion board.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
What is the market value for 2 bedroom apartments in Park Manor?
Your agent should be able to do a market analysis for you on this.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Buying in 60619
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
I will like to share my bad experience with a Short Sale property owen by BOA I was waiting 14months the short sale was in the final step the house
Short Sales are the 'Wild, Wild West of Real Estate, where there exists only an illusion of rules and anything can and does happen.

Bank of America and the servicer you identify are ... more
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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
can you get a condo loan if there is no hoa?
Most likely not. If you can, it will be a loan that is less than desirable.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Looking for a home loan under $50k. In Chicago Illinois. Home is $40k.
If you need a lender referral, I am happy to provide one.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
Ginabenjamin, Renter in Rockford, IL
Ginabenjamin answered:
I am trying to help a voucher holder find a place in W or S Loop, Gold Coast or Lincoln Park.
It is illegal to charge HCV clients 3 times the rent. I need help too finding a place in a mobility area with my voucher. I would like for you to help me and I will give you more info a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
Board denies installation of a washer after my Agent had gotten a signed letter from the property manager that i could put the washer. What can i do?
Id speak to your attorney about this especially if you have something in writing. The HOA is the one who has to sign off on this. Some buildings plumbing can not handle a W/D though so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2014 Home Buying in 60614
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
Do I have to be an agent to list my home for sale on Trulia?
I believe you can post it but theres a fee for it.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2014 Home Buying in 60614
14hrosas, Real Estate Pro in 60629
14hrosas answered:
What banks offer mortgage loans for people with and ITIN number?
Hilda Rosas/Managing Broker Chicago
Hello,
There is an excellent conventional loan for ITIN numbers available now for the state of Illinois.
Feel free to call me for more information ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
Micah Riley…, Real Estate Pro in 44224
Micah Riley 330.338.5130 answered:
5% down conventional loan , struggle with reserves. please help!
I would suggest extending the contract and then asking the lender for other loan options. you can always ask another lender. Not all are the same.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2014 Home Buying in 60614
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
Seller having to sell all properties
Depends on if this is something you agreed to or not. If you did then yes if not then no.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
Harry Kunelis, Real Estate Pro in 60611
Harry Kunelis answered:
If I buy a condo in Chicago for $150,000 cash, what closing costs can I expect?
Here's a complete answer @ https://hkluxuryrealty.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200744079-What-other-costs-should-I-expect-when-buying-downtown-Chicago-property-
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Buying in 60654
14hrosas, Real Estate Pro in 60629
14hrosas answered:
Advice for ITIN home buyers?
Hilda Rosas

You need to qualify for this type of loan. There is an excellent program for the Cook County in Illinois available now. Feel free to call for more information and details ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Buying in Chicago
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