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Newman-Mitri…, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Newman-Mitrick RE Group answered:
When selling for "cash only" should I expect offers to come in 20-25% lower than loan-backed offers?
The best thing to do is look at other comps in your building, and price it accordingly. If your building is highly investor based, then that's who you would want to market too. With t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Home Selling in Lakeview
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
If a listing does not specify that it's a pet-friendly building, should I assume it's not?
Instead of guessing it would be best to ask the listing agent..
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Using Trulia in Lakeview
Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Christy Starks answered:
Why do I need a real estate agent as a buyer doing my own online house hunting?
A knowledgeable and experienced agent specializing in the area in which your house hunting will be invaluable in your ability to negotiate realistically. There is more to closing the d ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Buying in Lakeview
Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Christy Starks answered:
Any suggestions for staging companies or furniture rental companies in Chicago?
Hi Jeff.....I have had stellar success working with David Painter of Exit Stage Right and highly recommend his service: http://www.beststager.com/

Good luck!

Christy Starks, B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Selling in Lakeview
Bryan Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bryan Hayes answered:
Thinking about a two bed/one bath garden unit in Chicago, located at Roscoe and Lakewood. Is this a bad investment because it's a garden? Flood
Check out the Lakeview Real Estate Market Report for May 2014. Prices are up and Lakeview has been traditionally a strong market and a solid investment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 22, 2014 Home Buying in Lakeview
Matt Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in 60035
Matt Hoyt answered:
Its the end of January, my move out date is March 31. Is it too early to start looking?
For rent, 45-60 days is the earliest to hit the pavement. Online research I'd say 60 days out for that and getting your financials in order.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 26, 2013 Rentals in Lakeview
Evelyn Fred, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Evelyn Fred answered:
looking for a real estate attorney and inspector, any referrals?
Alfred Dynia or Beata Valente
Dynia & Associates, LLC
773-427-1900
realestate@dyniallc.com

Ed Bauman
Top Notch Inspections
847-899-2126
ed@topnotchinspector.com

Super reason ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Buying in Lakeview
Stan Krzemin…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Stan Krzeminski answered:
What is the best way to scope out or learn about a neighborhood?
Use this website for all Chicago neighborhoods. This website has all the needed information about the neighborhood.

http://www.dreamtown.com/maps/chicago-zipcode-map.html

Use this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 18, 2013 Home Buying in Lakeview
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
I'm a first-time buyer looking in the $375 - $400k range in the Lakeview and Wicker Park/Bucktown sections of
Good evening Simona,

First steps:

Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Lakeview
MarkusAIC, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
MarkusAIC answered:
What times of the year are screens required and are they required on all windows and doors?
City Code section 34 (13-196-560) From April 15 to November 15
- States essentially all openings from a family unit that goes directly to the outdoors. There are variations and excepti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 For Rent in Lakeview
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
What happens when a landlord rents a unit to 3 occupants and after moving in more occupants are added?
If more occupants are added without the knowledge of the landlord then the tenants have likely violated the original lease and subject to any fines and consequences as defined in the le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 For Rent in Lakeview
Rusty Payton, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Rusty Payton answered:
Rooftop Deck Permit - Any Knowledge on This?
Yes, building a roof deck in Chicago is no easy task and you certainly should be advised about building anything without a permit, design plans, etc. You must also consider whether loc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Curb Appeal in Lakeview
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
been looking for a One bedroom apartment
Call a leasing agent who has experience working with this sort of thing. There are people who do this that would be able to help. I would search for rental agents in the area.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 For Rent in Lakeview
Bergspooh, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Bergspooh answered:
Any tips on selling a coach house?
can u send me the info on this Coach House. I have been looking for a Coach House in Southport Corridor with no luck. Thanks, Anne Berger bergspooh@aol.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Home Selling in Lakeview
Laura Karamb…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Laura Karambelas answered:
Just found out a condo I want to purchase is not FHA approved. What options do I have no that spot approval is gone?
Hi Again- Your best bet for the information regarding the fees for a 95%LTV vs. FHA.... or if it would be better to put more down.... is to call my lender directly. You can send me a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2010 Home Buying in Lakeview
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
I'm looking to buy new furniture. I don't have a lot of money to spend, but don't want cheap junk either.
Another idea is to have furniture custom made for you. Oh, I know, that seems expensive, but big cities often have small hobbyists and free-lancing artisans that can give you something ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 15, 2009 Shopping & Local Amenities in Lakeview
Eileen Romito, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eileen Romito answered:
I am planning on making an offer on a house with out an agent. How much money is this agent saving?
For example:

The listing agent enters into an agreement with the seller to sell the home for a 5% commission. If a buyer brings his agent along, the seller pays the 5% commission to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2009 Home Buying in Lakeview
Jim Gramata, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Jim Gramata answered:
Does anyone know how much prices have fallen in the past year in East Lakeview?
Bart--beware of the optimism....

Case/Schiller is an excellent analysis of market trends and the current bell curve correction in the market is incredible but remember it is for the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2009 Home Buying in Lakeview
Daniel Cullen, Real Estate Pro in 60607
Daniel Cullen answered:
Water pressure and bad plumbing odors in vintage co-ops on Lake Shore Drive?
Hi Gretchen.....I hope you find a home that you will be happy in. First of all though, try not to fall in love with a building. They can't love you back. I have a deep appreciation for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2008 Home Buying in Lakeview
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