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Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-274-3193 answered:
how to become a real estate agent in illinois?
You will need a lot of self discipline, inner drive, likeability, good work ethic, lots of extra money in the bank, good study habits, a desire to help your fellow human even if you do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 30, 2015 How To... in Lake in the Hills
Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer in Jackson Springs, NC
Gerald Vonberger answered:
Hi, What is the risk of buy a home with a flooded basement? The road is higher than the house. The finished basement has water under the carpet.
There's a great deal of risk if you don't get some sort of foundation repair quickly. Water can cause foundation slipping and cracking like you wouldn't believe. I remember my parents' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Home Buying in Lake in the Hills
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-274-3193 answered:
What's the average utilities cost for a 1500 sq/ft townhome in Lake in the Hills area?
My educated guess is that the 12 month average on a monthly basis is $80 for gas, 70 for electric and 30 for water, all depending on personal use and energy efficiency.
Perhaps the own ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Rentals in Lake in the Hills
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-274-3193 answered:
It is two months before our current lease is up. When should we start looking to rent a 2 bedroom house in the Lake in the Hills/Algonquin area?
Since you asked this in January, you probably already figured out that about 1 month is the optimum time.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Rental Basics in Lake in the Hills
Ashley Pimen…, Real Estate Pro in Illinois
Ashley Pimentel answered:
Can a local realtor help with our search for a 2 bedroom house to rent in the Lake in the Hills area? Is there a fee to do so?
Your first step would be to get pre-approved by a lender. They will look at your income, liabilities, assets and creditworthiness to determine the loan amount you will be able to afford ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Buying in Lake in the Hills
Melissa Kamp…, Real Estate Pro in 60156
Melissa Kampschroer Leetzow answered:
We received verbal approval from fannie mae regarding our short sale the end of November. The sellers bank is Suntrust. We are told the bank has to
Short Sales are always a question. I do hope you have closed and are happy with your purchase.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in Lake in the Hills
Melissa Kamp…, Real Estate Pro in 60156
Melissa Kampschroer Leetzow answered:
Are Illinois property tax rates based upon tax assessment, sale price of home, land size etc....?
Just as Suzanne mentioned, the state needs money for the budget. Take a look at this link to the Illinois Property Tax System: http://tax.illinois.gov/publications/localgovernment/pta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in Lake in the Hills
Najat Masri, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Najat Masri answered:
How's traffic from Lake in the Hills to the Crystal Lake metra station? or to Pingree Metra during am/pm rush?
If you avoid Randall Road and travel up McHenry, that may be easier to get to the Downtown station. Rakow Road is heavily traveled as well as 14.

My best advice is to try different ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 11, 2010 Traffic & Public Transportation in Lake in the Hills
Yanni raz, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Yanni raz answered:
Hard Money in Chicago area.
I think it will be easy for you get a hard money loan. I've looked at this website to find hard money lenders for my clients. look there maybe you can find a good hard money lender ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Financing in Lake in the Hills
Cecelia Marl…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Cecelia Marlow answered:
Advice for a first time home buyer looking to buy a foreclosure?
Great questions Nicolejulia. As it has been advised, there are a few things you will want to do. Most realtors will want to know that you have been pre-approved to purchase a home bef ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 Foreclosure in Lake in the Hills
Renee Pflanz, Real Estate Pro in 60102
Renee Pflanz answered:
When should we put house on market for a January Closing? And what will it cost?
For a January Closing I would put my home up for sale in Early fall. Somewhere between September 1st - 30th. That way you'll have 3 months to safely sell it at a fair market price and c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2009 Home Selling in Lake in the Hills
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
I am interested in buying a home in Punta Gorda. There are so many short sales and foreclosure what do all
Karen,

Give us a call...a brief conversation will clarify much of your concern. This is truly a great time to be considering purchasing a home. We just wrote an offer on a "foreclose ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 16, 2009 Foreclosure in Lake in the Hills
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