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Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
How far to the train into Chicago???
Bettye

The train ride is between 45 min to 1 hour to Olgilvie Station downtown, depending on if it is an express train or not. Go to metrarail.com to check out the complete schedule ... more
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Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
Tower Lakes - North Lake Shore homes
Would you like to know more about this community or property? If so, feel free to contact me.

Geoff Ommen
Broker - Baird & Warner
847-271-2622
geoff.ommen@bairdwarner.com
www.ge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Market Conditions in Barrington
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What is the primary cost driver for mold remediation?
The fact that MOLD can contain many different really bad things; chemicals and spores especially:
The people who remediate MOLD and ASBESTOS have to be trained and licensed to do the w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 2, 2013 Home Buying in Barrington
Julia Schifr…, Real Estate Pro in Northbrook, IL
Julia Schifrin answered:
Barrington, Deerpark, or Kildeer? Need help renting out my current home and then to buy in one of these areas...
Please call Express Real Estate Group, Inc. broker Julia Schifrin at 847 414 6843 to discuss.
Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in Barrington
Connie Yiann…, Real Estate Pro in 60010
Connie Yiannias Antoniou answered:
Taxes in Lake County are outrageous and if you list to sell, asking price is used against you in appealing taxes, so how to list w/o getting screwed?
David,
It is best to appeal taxes after you purchase, and the new tax amount should be calculated on that sale number. If you are planning to sell, make certain to review this carefu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 20, 2013 Home Selling in 60010
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I need R1 zoning
Hi Megan,

Here is some information about RI Zoning: http://www.clallam.net/maps/imagemaps/R1.htm

Does this help?

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Home Buying in 60010
Dennis Melton, Real Estate Pro in 60010
Dennis Melton answered:
I have credit of around 620. Good career income 120K , min debt, plan to sell condo to purchase a home. What are odds at getting a loan?
I do not really see any problem for you to get approved for a loan. You are not in foreclosure or have filed bankruptcy in the recent past correct? If that is the case I have lenders th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Home Buying in 60010
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-274-3193 answered:
Hillcrest Acres
I was just helping the Barrington American Legion Post 158 run the Golf Outing at Mackrae Golf course there and we had a long discussion about it. Most folks like the mature and somewha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 General Area in Barrington
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
how does a tax assesor know whether you rent a home or occupy the property if you do not disclose the information?
The Tax Assessor is working off the COUNTY RECORDS:
The records show whom the OWNER is.
The assessor does not care whom the OCCUPANT is.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012 General Area in 60010
Peter Schif…, Real Estate Pro in Northbrook, IL
Peter Schifrin answered:
Title insurance? How to buy?
Chris,
Apparently you just got a preliminary worksheet from title company. Owner's policy will definitely be there, it's not optional, but the cost of it is usually covered ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 16, 2012 Home Insurance in Barrington
Holly And Wa…, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Holly And Wayne Wyckoff answered:
Looking for advice on reducing buyer's agent commission
It sounds like you are looking for a buyer broker and are willing to pay that broker for his/her expertise in getting the home at a reasonable price. Nothing is uncommon about your requ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 3, 2015 Home Buying in 60010
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
My husband's CO is going to transfer us within 2 yrs. Our newer Il home is very underwater. We owe 100 more than we could sell 4. What are?
Dronininill,
First, your husband’s company will likely be familiar with the issue when the time comes. Many people across the country are in similar situations through no faul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 12, 2012 Home Selling in 60010
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
Has anyone buried power lines in Barrington, IL and can you give me an approximate cost? We are possibly buying a home and want to get a ballpark.
Sarah
Don't hate my answer but it depends on the distance from the pole to the house and the code requirement modifications to bring the service panel up to code. Call a commerci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 4, 2011 General Area in Barrington
Peter Schif…, Real Estate Pro in Northbrook, IL
Peter Schifrin answered:
I work for a custom home builder (not as a real estate sales person) BUT I'm also a licensed real estate broker. Can I act as a real estate?
I believe you can with proper disclosure. I don't see any conflict of interests here. Do you own a realty or affiliated with someone?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Selling in Barrington
Coleen Greni…, Real Estate Pro in Hawthorn Woods, IL
Coleen Grenier answered:
What is the average selling price for a one acre lot in Barrington Il be?
Hi Seebuckrun,

There are many areas of Barrington that you could be looking in for lots. There is South Barrington, North Barrington, and Lake Barrington. I'd be happy to send ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 18, 2009 Market Conditions in Barrington
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Is the current commission for realtors 6% (3% seller and 3% buyer)?
Laurie,

Fees for professional services are negotiable but typically vary, with a range of 4% to 10%. There can be some variation based on the companies level of service provided. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 27, 2013 Home Selling in 60010
Kathy Diegel, Real Estate Pro in Elgin, IL
Kathy Diegel answered:
What is the sales to list ratio for Barrington?
Hi Prakriti,

I would be happy to give you that information. Is there a specific price range you are inquiring about or do you want all sales in Barrington. Also for what time frame. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 28, 2009 Home Buying in Barrington
Peggy S Baker, Real Estate Pro in 60010
Peggy S Baker answered:
are downpayment assistance programs a good idea?
My nephew is taking advantage of the $8000 tax stimulous right now with the purchase his first home as they are able to use some of this money towards closing costs. They still have th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2009 Home Buying in 60010
Michael Lesc…, Real Estate Pro in Fox Lake, IL
Michael Lescher answered:
I've heard a lot about these first time home buyer programs thru affordable housing that provide downpayment
The Federal government will now provide your downpayment. The $8,000 tax credit can now be obtained at the closing for your down payment & closing costs (with money left over). Give me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2009 Home Buying in 60010
Edward J. Pl…, Real Estate Pro in Carol Stream, IL
Edward J. Plaskacz answered:
Hello, Does anybody know the status and price history of 3 Creekside Lane, in Barrington Hills, 60010?
Hi Emma,
In Barrington Hills, I see a 7 Creekside listed at $998,500 and a 10 Creekside listed at $1,950,000. Give me a call or drop me an email and I will dig deeper. 7 Creekside is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 1, 2009 Home Buying in 60010
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