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Deborah Kory, Home Buyer in Hanover Park, IL
Deborah Kory answered:
Do you accept CHA vouchers?
If you are dealing with CHA rent the condo from a friend. Many people may have refinanced twice They can no longer pay the assessments, so they sublease, to pay the assessments. Case i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2015 Rentals in Near North Side
ajaisriv06, Other/Just Looking in Chicago, IL
ajaisriv06 answered:
Looking for studio / apartment. Good neighborhood. $1,200 range
Hi, I am looking for a fresh new apartment on rent for $1200, with all ameneties near North Parkway Street .
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 28, 2015 For Rent in Near North Side
Newman-Mitri…, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Newman-Mitrick RE Group answered:
What are the HOA monthly fees?
The HOA fees are $1,282 and include:
Asmt Incl:Heat, Air Conditioning, Water, Common Insurance, Doorman, TV/Cable, Exercise Facilities, Pool, Exterior Maintenance, Scavenger, Snow Remo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Market Conditions in Near North Side
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
What is the risk in buying in a mixed income building, Parkside of Oldtown to be specific?
It is difficult to get a loan in these buildings because of the CHA units there. Many lenders will not do a loan there but there are lenders who will. The only real downfall is resale i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Buying in Near North Side
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
nearby grocery stores
There will be a whole foods there very soon, and another new one down the street. They are just deciding whos going to go there.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Market Conditions in Near North Side
Chumchururum, Home Buyer in 99501
Chumchururum answered:
What is your opinion of 50 bellevue, Chicago, il?
I am not an agent, nor am I a lawyer. These are just my opinions:

1. That unit is a re-hab, potentially by professional flippers. So, from that point of view, it is a very nice un ... more
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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
How are schools here?
Go to greaterschools.org This will give you a good idea of whats out there.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 4, 2014 Market Conditions in Near North Side
Newman-Mitri…, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Newman-Mitrick RE Group answered:
What's your opinion on "The Fordham" building in Near North Neighborhood? Will it hold it's value? Looking to buy on higher flr.
It's a very desirable building and neighborhood. I would get with an experienced realtor to help you run comps and market data to help you with your purchase.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 30, 2014 Home Buying in Near North Side
Howie Andron, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Howie Andron answered:
parking cost at 1440 n.lake shore
There is a listing on MLS that quotes $227 per month
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Market Conditions in Near North Side
Sara J McMur…, Real Estate Pro in 60647
Sara J McMurray answered:
Is it a good idea/time to buy a one BR condo in trump tower for investment. what are the pros/cons of buying in hotel/condo vs in resd building?
It depends on YOU, the investor. If you're paying cash, can you cash-flow on the unit? Is your money making more on the (theoretical) increase in value of real estate vs other investmen ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 19, 2014 Home Buying in Near North Side
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Nearby restaurants?
In case you weren't aware Google searches https://www.google.com/ and Google Maps https://maps.google.com/ are a wonderful thing for directions/distance, as is Mapquest http://www.mapqu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2014 Shopping & Local Amenities in Near North Side
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
How important in $ is floor level in a bldg? How to translate into $, 9th flr vs. 19 flr. same unit?
The higher the floor the more valuable the unit. Use about $2K as a basis for each floor. So 9th floor would be $20K less than a 19th floor unit.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Selling in Near North Side
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
Best ways to sell condo
Reach out to a few agents to interview and see who you feel would be the best fit for you. On average using an agent will net you more than selling it yourself.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Selling in Near North Side
Doug Boehm, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Doug Boehm answered:
What is your opinion about the 680 Lake shore Drive building ?
Chris,

I am a real estate broker and I currently live in the 680 Lake Shore building. I know I am losing some of my view because of the buildings going up. It is also going to make t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Home Selling in Near North Side
Michael Rose…, Real Estate Pro in 60654
Michael Rosenblum answered:
10 E. Delaware st, chicago
What specifically would you like to know about the Lucien Legrange design building - 10 Delaware?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Market Conditions in Near North Side
Nicholas Con…, Real Estate Pro in 60607
Nicholas Conteduca answered:
When calculating offer for sale, how important in $ is the floor in that building?Translate floor into value $ difference, flr 9 vs flr 19?
Every building is different, the way to figure it out from an appraiser stand point is this:

Find an IDENTICAL unit on a different floor and calculate the difference in price between ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 1, 2014 Home Selling in Near North Side
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Are these furnished already?
Have you found a home yet? If not, feel free to contact me.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 15, 2014 Rentals in Near North Side
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
how would you compare 1201 s Prairie Ave with 600 N lake shore Dr I m planning to buy 1-2 BD for renting now and use few yrs from now to live?
Sam is right, if you go 50% down and 50% loan could work. Does it make sense to go all in in cash? maybe...
If you have the money and assume that the unit will appreciate 4-6% per yea ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 Home Ownership in Near North Side
ru7833, Real Estate Pro in 60657
ru7833 answered:
I need a condo for rent for a period of 5-6 months from 800-1300 $ ( near downtown )...10 minutes from downtown or something like that ( 2 bedrooms)
Sublet thru July might be good for you... waking distance to Blue line and 2 min to 290 highway. I am not a agent. Regards.

http://www.trulia.com/rental/3142272785-Apartment-Forest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 20, 2014 For Rent in Near North Side
James P. Mic…, Real Estate Pro in 60605
James P. Michaels answered:
McClurg Court Center
email me at jmichaels@remax.net for information on that building
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 17, 2014 Rentals in Near North Side
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