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Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
My boyfriend and I currently rent in Wicker Park in Chicago and love it. We are looking to buy a place. What neighborhood should we choose?
Only you can answer this. Drive through areas, grab food or a coffee and see which areas are what your looking for.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 25, 2014 Home Buying in Wicker Park
Dustin Harvey, Real Estate Pro in 60610
Dustin Harvey answered:
Looking at unit between North & Wabansia and east of Ashland. Worried about crime, interstate noise & walkability, but the price is right; thoughts?
Look at the city of Chicago's website. They have a crime checker section, where you can look at different neighborhoods and areas.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in Wicker Park
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
police department
Try out this website if you are looking into the crime stats:

http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Crime & Safety in Wicker Park
Evelyn Fred -…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Evelyn Fred - (773) 981-2005 answered:
I would love to see this listing is it available?
Hi Amy,

There is no address shown.

Call or email me directly and I will set up a search for you, no obligation.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 22, 2013 Foreclosure in Wicker Park
Monique Sand…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Monique Sandberg answered:
how many units does this building have?
1517 N Ashland has 4 units and 1521 N Ashland has 3 units. Feel free to contact me directly if you ave more questions.

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Market Conditions in Wicker Park
Christopher.…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Christopher.Thomas answered:
What is the average deposit in the city of Chicago to an Owner upon the signing of a Sales Agreement?
Alonzo,

I wouldn't disagree with any of the answers here, but I'd suggest that the "average" amount of earnest money deposited with an offer to purchase contract can vary widely depe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Market Conditions in Wicker Park
Nick Kanaan, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Nick Kanaan answered:
what is the average lease rate in the 6-corner area Mil/North/Damen?
Residential 2 bedroom $1,800-$2,800.00 a month. If you like the area and would like to know what it may take to buy a place with the same payment range I would be happy to talk.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 29, 2013 Investment Properties in Wicker Park
James P. Mic…, Real Estate Pro in 60605
James P. Michaels answered:
to Adams and DesPlaines
email me at jmichaels@remax.net and I will send you information I have in that area
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 21, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Wicker Park
Cristian Gar…, Real Estate Pro in 60622
Cristian Garcia answered:
What is your favorite thing about living in Wicker Park?
The best part about Wicker Park is the food! everything is within walking distance and great public transportation.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Quality of Life in Wicker Park
Manuel Brown…, Real Estate Pro in 60640
Manuel Brown (312) 600-5710 answered:
what gyms are around?
Do a Google Search. That is your best bet.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Wicker Park
Luke Wojcik, Real Estate Pro in Logan Square, Chicago,...
Luke Wojcik answered:
How much money will one need to bring to closing? It is safe to assume 2%?
It depends, every transaction is different but generally 2-3%. Dont know the specifics of your deal but i you are financing have your agent try to have the seller pay for closing costs.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Home Buying in Wicker Park
Rusty Payton, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Rusty Payton answered:
How can one reduce their closing costs when refinancing?
One way is to use the same title company that issued your purchase tittle policy. Many title companies will discount the title policy cost if they issued the prior policy. Be wary of l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 2, 2013 Home Buying in Wicker Park
Don Pasek, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Don Pasek answered:
How does the two-year-exemption tax break work?
Hi, Trulia ...

If you're thinking of the home sale capital gains exemption, it works something like this:

1. You purchase a home this year.

2. You live in the property as your ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 11, 2013 Home Buying in Wicker Park
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
How do you sell with sitting tenants?
Not every tenant is motivated in the same fashion...find the carrot that works for yours. I have found that some of my tenants are very willing to help me sell the property (ie: make i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 26, 2012 Home Selling in Wicker Park
Rusty Payton, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Rusty Payton answered:
I need to find a 2 bed 1 bath in safe neighborhood in or close to downtown. Would prefer to not live north side. Any suggestions on Neighborhoods?
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There are many neighborhoods that you should consider. However, the answer of which one is best for you will be dictated by your budget. Consider South Loop, UIC Medical Distric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Rentals in Wicker Park
Seth Captain, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Seth Captain answered:
I am looking for a 2 BR in the Wicker Park/Bucktown/Humboldt Park/ area - safety is my number one priority! $1100-$1400 range. Is this possible?
As a Humboldt Park resident of many years, I disagree with the poster who tells you to avoid it due to safety. First, Humboldt Park is technically one of the city's largest designated n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Rentals in Wicker Park
Cindy Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Cindy Wilson answered:
WICKER PARK - 3 Bedroom 2 Bath
This will be tough to find in this area, but you may get lucky. Be prepared to move quickly, and ideally, have your credit report run in advance before weekend showings. That gives you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012 Rentals in Wicker Park
MarkusAIC, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
MarkusAIC answered:
I am considering buying a Duplex down in Wicker Park. Have there been issues of flooding etc. with buildings in this region? Any advice welcome!?
Since you mention a duplex down, I'll assume you are looking at newer construction. Granted it could be a vintage conversion but probably not. Flooding from heavy rain isn't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 2, 2012 Home Buying in Wicker Park
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
what is the average selling price per square foot for a single family home in Wicker Park?
Averages are pretty useless. Each property is different. You cant group some of these houses together. If your looking for an accurate price for a property, you should have your agent d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 6, 2011 Home Buying in Wicker Park
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