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Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
What does co-op mean?
Co-op in Real Estate:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housing_cooperative
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Arlyn Tratt, Real Estate Pro in Skokie, IL
Arlyn Tratt answered:
what does it mean Foreclosure(Auction)?
A foreclosure auction can be on a website such as Hubzu as well as other auction sites.
These homes are typically also listed on the MLS as well.

Another kind of auction is a Judici ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Homesand.net, Home Owner in California
Homesand.net answered:
What does Lis Pendens mean?
Probably, it is the 'Listing pending'.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
When selling FSBO, what percentage does the buyer's agent typically get, and does the seller always pay that, or does the buyer sometimes pay?
Wilmettegal,
There are no typical amounts. The agent can request an amount which you can agree to or negotiate. Who pays is between you, the agent and the buyer. Generally, I like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Selling in Wilmette
Nike (Nikki)…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, Chicago, IL
Nike (Nikki) Fasanya, aka Nike Knows Mortgages! answered:
Does anyone have suggestions for portfolio lenders that can provide financing for house in Wilmette?
Hi,

It really depends on what you are trying to do. Are you an occupant buyer or an investor? Are you looking for a rehab loan or a regular loan? What kind of downpayment do you pl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 21, 2014 Financing in Wilmette
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
I am unclear as to how square footage is determined. I compare listings, look at the sizes of the rooms and the number of beds and baths and often the
Calculating the square footage of a home is not an exact science. Usually the tax assessors office with have the square footage but many times it is not accurate do to additions and fl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Buying in Wilmette
Laura Karamb…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Laura Karambelas answered:
If I wanted to rent a house in the New Trier district, what's the best way to find it?
R-

No, you are not stuck looking for rentals on Craistlist. You can call a local Realtor. We are able to search for rentals by school district from our MLS. The agent will be able ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 10, 2009 How To... in Wilmette
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Alan May answered:
What does The CAGE mean in relation to Wilmette real estate?
It's one of the more desireable areas in Wilmette, east of Green Bay Road, that includes the east-west streets...

Chestnut
Ashland
Greenwood
and Elmwood

Get it?... C-A-G-E... ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Joe Zekas, Real Estate Pro in 60654
Joe Zekas answered:
Why does it seem Wilmette is so quiet? No questions; few listings. Not much going on.
Wilmette's a quiet place. Has been as long as I've lived here.

Few questions because no agents are putting up shill questions that they answer themselves.

And, Wilmette's an eas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 13, 2012 Market Conditions in Wilmette
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
Do any houses sell in Wilmette between Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl?
Doug,

I am sure you are wrestling with whether or not you want to keep your house on the market during the holidays - many people do. Keep in mind however that you house can't sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Home Buying in 60091
S, Other/Just Looking in Wilmette, IL
S answered:
What are the bordering streets of Kenilworth Gardens in Wilmette?
Kenilworth Gardens borders the village of Kenilworth, East of Ridge road, borders Winnetka to the North, north of Beechwood, and Lake avenue to the South but some people feel it's more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in Wilmette
Brandon Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, IL
Brandon Schuppe answered:
We are looking at a house that is 60 years old. What are some things to look at to ID good/bad structure?
Aac,

I strongly suggest that if the home appears to be in good condition on the surface, then write a contract. Make sure the contract allows for you to have a home inspection. The h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2009 Home Buying in Wilmette, IL
Brian Burke…, Real Estate Pro in 80129
Brian Burke -Kenna Real Estate answered:
Is it better to spend money to repair a property before selling, or will sale price reflect repair costs?
I feel like you should repair first if you can. The lower price with fixing up to do will make most buyers feel like they can even lower on price. A fixed up home appeals better to most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Market Conditions in Wilmette
Brett Dunne, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Brett Dunne answered:
Which will bring the most overall gain, updating, decorating then listing or selling to a tear down contractor
Dan:

My first question is IF you update for a cost of 70K, then how much would that increase the value of your home? 100K? 130K? The Return of Investment is key to any improvement ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 25, 2014 Home Selling in Wilmette
Joe Zekas, Real Estate Pro in 60654
Joe Zekas answered:
What are the pros and cons about living in Wilmette?
Having lived in Wilmette and Kenilworth for nearly 20 years, and having raised two children (now 23 and 24) here, I can tell you with confidence that there are only pros to iving in Wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2014 Home Buying in Wilmette
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