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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
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
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
Steve Hirsch, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC
Steve Hirsch answered:
do you have any information in regards to Rent to Own programs?
yes, we can offer you more information on how our Rent to Own
program works. You can visit our website for more info
and receive a free report.
http://www.homesolutionspro.com

Ou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 8, 2010 Home Buying in Wicker Park
Oscar, Other/Just Looking in 60622
Oscar answered:
Ashland between North and Milwaukee - on the way up?
i have lived in this area for 10 years (blackhawk and ashland). It has gotten a lot better, but it can still be a little sketchy... my bedroom window faces ashland, and if i ever stay h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 25, 2009 Home Buying in Wicker Park
NonRealtor, Other/Just Looking in 23456
NonRealtor answered:
Can I buy a 2br / 1ba condo in Wicker Park or Bucktown for under $280,000?
Wait another year, save another 20% on the price. Good Luck
2 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2008 Home Buying in Wicker Park
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