I have listed approx 50 rentals in Bucktown so far this year and my average 3 bedroom rate is $3,000 per month. The properties are very well upgraded with hardwood, fireplaces, stainless steel appliances, granite, luxe baths. Garage parking. Let me know which building you are looking at.
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The most important thing that agent is commit it to you. Alway available to answer on all your questions. You should feel like you are his only client. Is not so much experience of successful transaction if your agent do the homework and provide you with all important information and is able to fight for your rights you are in good hands. Trust your first instinct.... more
But what is the city's tax rate? http://www.cookcountypropertyinfo.com/PropertyTaxSystem/Pages/How-The-Property-Tax-System-Works.aspx
The assessor assesses a value on the property which you're free to appeal.
Tax Rate History for this areas
The composite tax rate is the sum of all tax rates of the taxing agencies for a given tax code. Taxes owed are calculated by multiplying the composite tax rate by the equalized assessed valuation of a property, creating a total amount billed.
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You can get more for your money in Ukrainian Village, however not by much as it is becoming an increasingly more popular place to live. Rentals in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Roscoe Village go fast - lightening speed.
Property taxes are higher in Wicker Park and Roscoe Village by a few hundred dollars.
If I were deciding on these neighborhoods, one thing that would influence my decision is where I will be commuting to everyday. They are all great neighborhoods if you need to get out to the suburbs, however if you are trekking down to the loop every day your commute time will be a lot more desirable if you live in Wicker Park or Ukrainian Village. If you need to be in Lincolnshire every morning at 8am, then you probably are going to want to reside in Roscoe Village.
Another thing to think about is if you prefer new construction or an older building with more character. If the interior of your space is more important to you, then I would keep an open mind to neighborhood and focus on finding the perfect space.... more
I don't know about Franklin, NH, but I'd imagine that the percentage is pretty close to the same around the country. The last market survey I did came in at 93.6% of list price. Use this as a guide and not as the rule and you should be ok. Of course a Realtor will be able to provide you with expert advice in the matter.... more
Have you confirmed that Chicago intends to pass a law preventing the use of masonry? If not, you may want to contact the city building department to determine if this is an issue.
Even if they do your building will still have value. Value is determined by location, condition and what a buyer is willing to pay for a property. Given the sluggish real estate market and that builders are not building new housing in Chicago this issue would not be a top concern if you were planning to sell your unit.
If I can help you determine the value of your unit please contact me directly at 312-659-5431. Good luck. Sharon Curcio, SRES... more
Bucktown/Wicker Park is one of the most solid properties in the country. I just did a day long financial analysis of the entire area I used for a client's curiosity and several articles/blogs I've written about the topic. The area is up about 20% over the last 5 years and actually jumped about 12%- more than half- in the last 18 months. It's a great time to buy in that area. The starving artist, fringe area status is gone. You can walk up and down Division or Damen and buy $300 pairs of jeans and $2,000 day-spa packages- if that's not a sign of the times i don't know what it is. In short, the area is doing tremendous. It's definitely become a destination and is one of the most popular areas right now in the city.... more
I agree with Jim. It actually sounds like your agent is doing a very good job in finding houses that are great values. Once that occurs, as others suggest, make sure that your offer is as strong as possible. Make sure you're at least prequalified, if not preapproved, and make sure the seller knows that.
Know the true value of the property, which may be less, the same as, or even greater than the listed price. If the houses you wanted were significantly underpriced, then perhaps an offer even higher than the listing price would have been appropriate. Keep your offer at or under what you determine to be its value. But adjust it, as Tom suggests, based on how much you want (or can live without) the house.
And try to get feedback from your Realtor on how you could have strengthened your offers on the properties you didn't get.
I know all about this one from working with the Streets/Sanitation dept and the CPD. There are guidelines on improvement but essentially, don't have anything that will obstruct views, hinder people entering/exiting their cars parked by the curb, or that will interfere with public saftey/city department access.
A crazy neighbor was fined for her 'garden' a few years back...but when I saw the violation, it was for not mowing. cuz she had a weedpatch! This is the greenest mayor in the history of civilization. Don't worry about putting in a short garden (Don't quote me, but I think plants have to be under 24 inches.... more