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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Do real estate agents know what houses are for sale for back taxes?? If so shouldn't they help you to by these kind of properties?
In our area tax deed sales are listed by the county on a web site. Check with your local county see if they do the same.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2014 Home Buying in Galesburg
Patty Harris…, Real Estate Pro in Naperville, IL
Patty Harrison 630-854-3459 answered:
I am trying to find a contractor that will work with the 203k financing, but I am located in Galesburg, IL. Any help would be great.?
You can use Any general contractor you choose. Depending on the type of renovations you need, you may need an FHA consultant too. 203k loans usually pay out a portion at the beginning ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 61401
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
I am looking to buy a home contract for deed. Where do I go to find a listing of people who will sell contract for deed?
Contracts for deed are terribly risky for the buyer. Strongly suggest you wait until you can buy a home the traditional way. Otherwise, hire the best real estate lawyer you can find! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 27, 2013 Home Buying in Galesburg
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Can a buyer back out of a short sale after entering escrow?
It all depends upon the terms of your contract. This is really a question for your attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Home Selling in Galesburg
Travis Peter…, Home Buyer in Fulton, IL
Travis Petersen answered:
my girlfriend has some money to put down on some property around 30 to 40k cash but wants to know how to go about getting financed in Illinois. help
We have a property right now for 52,000. It is a 4/2 bath house. If she would like to put 40,000 dollars down, we can finance the rest. The house is located in Galesburg, IL please e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Financing in Galesburg
Brian Backman, Real Estate Pro in Northbrook, IL
Brian Backman answered:
Can our basement be included for house value when sold?
Absolutely, A finished basement will add to the market value of your home. Especially if there is no problems with water.. A real estate agent will take that into consideration when doi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Selling in Galesburg
Karen Benjam…, Real Estate Pro in Knoxville, IL
Karen Benjamin answered:
Are real estate taxes in Galesburg really as inexpensive as it seems? Are there any undesirable areas to stay away from?
Some of the low taxes are due to owners have 2 to 3 exemptions, I can look up the tax rate for you tomorrow. Our population is somewhat older . There are generally a number of homes tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 General Area in Galesburg
Lightbringer, Home Buyer in Galesburg, IL
Lightbringer answered:
Where can I find property in illinois that has no neighbors around it for 5 square miles? Can I hire a researcher to find this for me and where? THX
Well isnt that interesting. What about vacant farm houses. Rent these if they are large properties? Hunting property lease? Cant build permanent but may be able to plop down a porta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 16, 2012 Home Buying in Galesburg
Annette Levi…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Annette Levinson answered:
My girlfriend is a colombian and needs and wants to buy real estate in Illinois in The United States. how can she get financed. Please help
It will depend on her status. Does she have a legal right to work in the US, green card or Visa. If she does, getting a mortgage will be the same as everyone else. Have her go to a mort ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 22, 2011 Financing in Galesburg
Mikel Defran…, Real Estate Pro in Milton, MA
Mikel Defrancesco answered:
What percentage of people buying find their information in local newspapers?
Browsers who are sifting through all the sections of the daily paper.. some
True, qualified buyers = 0%

If you were making such an important purchase, would you search via a few abb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 28, 2011 Home Buying in 61401
Marsha Engle,…, Real Estate Pro in Galesburg, IL
Marsha Engle, CRS, GRI answered:
are houses selling in galesburg?
Homes are selling but the market is sluggish. The homes in the lower price ranges are selling best, the mid-range homes, maybe $65,000 to $85,000 are also selling well if they are clea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 2, 2010 Home Selling in Galesburg
Webster, Real Estate Pro in Mchenry County, IL
Webster answered:
do you have any houses for rent?
Yes -but not in Galesburg. It is in Fulton County - about 45 minutes south of Galesburg. Call me for details. 847-754-0457.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 5, 2010 For Rent in Galesburg
Marsha Engle,…, Real Estate Pro in Galesburg, IL
Marsha Engle, CRS, GRI answered:
I am looking for a really nice 1 or 2 bdroom apartment, town home...for 500-600 a month. Having no luck in Galesburg...someone told me about condos
There are some nice apartments in Oneida, the owners live out of state, they have a manager I believe or at least a person who could help you, her name is "Missy" but I don� ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 23, 2010 For Rent in Galesburg
Jo Whitlatch, Real Estate Pro in 61401
Jo Whitlatch answered:
How can I find apartments or houses for rent?
Hi Susan,
Of course the obvious source of available rentals would be to look in the local newspaper; however, have you tried calling a real estate office? Even if there are no rentals ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 20, 2010 Tech Tips in 61401
Jo Whitlatch, Real Estate Pro in 61401
Jo Whitlatch answered:
Are there any investors out there willing to help purchase a house in or around Galesburg, IL and sell under contract?
Since this is a relatively old post, guess I am asking if you are still looking to purchase a home on contract. If so, contact me at I work for Century 21 and have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 18, 2010 Home Buying in Galesburg
Lisa Schade, Real Estate Pro in 60048
Lisa Schade answered:
who do i get a hold of about cleaning out foreclosuer home ?
Hi Amanda-
You can google "cleanout service" in Galesburg.
I found four.
Hope that helps.
If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to contact me directly.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 26, 2008 Foreclosure in Galesburg
Tim Churchwe…, Real Estate Pro in 23502
Tim Churchwell, CCIM answered:
do you haveany country home for rent or sale at id time?

I think I have the same questions as those below. Are you just looking in the Galesburg area? Or are you looking for a retreat? Want a waterfront country home in Smithfield, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2008 Home Buying in Galesburg
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