Hi Pam. I've used Instant Checkmate for years and find it very inexpensive but it can be cumbersome at times. Similar to any third party type resource, I would soley rely on its information. Thanks for the post.... more
South loop less expensive usually than Gold Coast/Streeterville. South Loop will generate less rent than 600 N LSD for the same sized unit.
South Loop: Slower paced and big dog friendly, lots of pro baseball players for the sox choose there because it is so easy to get to the ball park.
Gold Coast/Streeterville: fast paces, noisy, close to everything you want. smaller dogs, HIGH fees to condo association to rent the units.
If you send my your email I can email you a comparative market analysis for both options in both buildings.... more
Because they don't get their money up front and 203k makes them jump through hoops. My advice to you is to make sure your lender is very well versed in the program, not just "approved" to do 203k.
A 203k pro should be able to refer you to contractors who do work on 203k loans.... more