Home Buying in Cook County : Questions & Answers

change location

cancel or

Q&A

3,319
Todd Shissler, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Todd Shissler answered:
Me and my daughter isl looking for a house for 3 children 2 adults I'm looking around Old Town area
I am happy to help you find the exact property that you are looking for and walk you through the purchasing process. When you get a chance, please give me a call. 312-602-5711. Old T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 7:27pm Home Buying in Chicago
Todd Shissler, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Todd Shissler answered:
Any legal remedies against a seller who refuses to close?
You should contact your attorney right away. In many states the seller can be forced to close.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 7:22pm Home Buying in Ravenswood
BJ Patel, Real Estate Pro in 60515
BJ Patel answered:
Is it hard to get a home loan with credit score of 560 but have 10% or more for down payment?
580 FHA can be done but has qualifying ratios that are difficult for many to qualify with, improve the score to at least a 620. if you need help improving your score, I can offer recomm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 3:03pm Home Buying in 60016
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
houses for rent to own on Chicago's Southwest side
I would check craigslist for this sort of thing. That is where you would find it.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Patricia Str…, Real Estate Pro in Plantation, FL
Patricia Strasser answered:
I am looking at a house that is short sale. What is advantage of buying short sale vs foreclosure?
I would say that if there is any advantage it is the condition on the home you'd be buying. It is usually better, owner occupied many times.The disadvantage is the time it may take, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in Hegewisch
Alicia O'Too…, Real Estate Pro in 60625
Alicia O'Toole answered:
Is my deal going down the drain?
If you are still having troubles, try asking your landlord to allow you to rent for an additional month. If the landlord hasn't already rented it out, they are usually happy for another ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Alicia O'Too…, Real Estate Pro in 60625
Alicia O'Toole answered:
how much it should cost to sue a small condo association?
I would be happy to provide you with several real estate attorney's contact information. They can give you quotes on what your specific case would be. Let me know if you would like thei ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Rod and Jan…, Real Estate Pro in 59804
Rod and Jan Rogers answered:
My husband and I would like to buy our first home! What are the requirements? Help please
Thank you so much for your great question. Buying your first home is a thrilling adventure. You have made a wise decision to buy instead of rent. Your next step is to make an appointmen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in 60804
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
can a condo association file an eviction against an owner?
It depends on the by-laws. To hard to answer, you need a real estate attorney to answer this question.
Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Marcin Talaga, Real Estate Pro in 60656
Marcin Talaga answered:
Good real estate agent in the Chicago area, specializing in buying foreclosures and short-sales
You won't have to focus squarely on foreclosures and short sales. When you start looking, you'll notice that foreclosures and short sales are no longer much cheaper than the rest of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Brendan Ross, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Brendan Ross answered:
Any lender recommdations that will work with a 620 credit score?
I recommend either of the following two:

Mark A. Boller
President
Sharmark First Mortgage Corporation
415 North LaSalle Street, Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60654-2742
(O) 312.955.LEN ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-230-7303 answered:
If I were interested in buying a house that is 89,000. and we put 50,000 down, how would be go about getting a loan for the remainder amount
Ask your Realtor for the one they usually recommend as that one will probably be happy to help due to all the other business they get.....
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Steger
Rashida Khar…, Real Estate Pro in 60601
Rashida Kharkhariwala answered:
How often do sellers cancel contracts AFTER the attorney review period?
Most definitely not fair play , it was also your attorneys responsiblity to remind you of the remainder earnest money. Sorry to hear this happened to you. I guess they must have had a h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in Ravenswood
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
What is the average price per square foot in Chicago (Near North Side)?
We do not calculate or base our price off of price per square foot here. If you have a specific building your agent can provide this info for you but it wont help you in determining pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Hi. I wanted to know if it is possible to get a hom even though I have good credit but I do not make alot of money?
Talk to a lender about rebuilding your credit.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Labrador Real…, Real Estate Pro in Loudoun County, VA
Labrador Real Estate Jim Kerr answered:
How long after a short sale?
Depends - 2 years - 3 years FHA - 2 years VA.

I have done over 45 short sales
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
If the seller pays the closing cost, how much money do I have to have in my saving?
Your closing cost is limited based on the loan type and the down payment. Keeping in mind that there a loans with 3% down payment on conventional loans. Get my Top 25 Questions for FREE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in 60453
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
I'm a surviving spouse that is eligible for a VA home loan.
Hi Sebeckman84,

Thank you.

I specialize in VA financing & would be honored to help you.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...
Search Advice

Followers

138
Email me when…

Learn more

Meet the Trulia VIPs
John Nash, Broker in Wilmette
John Nash
Broker
Wilmette
Lori Cromie, Broker in Barrington, IL
Lori Cromie
Broker
Barrington, IL
Home > Q&A > Illinois > Cook County > Home Buying in Cook County
Copyright © 2015 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer