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Kathryn Schr…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Kathryn Schrage answered:
Does anyone know about the listing on 1848 W Cortland.?
I live right around the corner. I believe this has been rented. Please feel free to contact me..my email
is kathy@jamesonsir.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rentals in Bucktown
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
What is the avg. 3 bedroom rental price in Bucktown? How has tax rates and insurance costs increased this year in Bucktown?
Sounds like landlord BS and no way to confirm, but not sure why he needs any reason to increase the rent if he wants to. Rents range from 2K to 4K+ depending on lots of factors like # b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Bucktown
David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
David Hanna answered:
If both parties have signed the contract but the buyer wants out, what rights does the seller have?
The starting point for finds the answer will be in the contract, especially if it is one of the local Realtor board documents commonly used.
The end point is to consult with an attorn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Selling in Bucktown
Dirk A. Gould, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Dirk A. Gould answered:
where is the metra station?
The Clybourn stop would be closest to that property
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Bucktown
Kennneth Bak…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Kennneth Baker answered:
What are some important questions to ask a potential realtor when trying to learn about their history?
There are many. Some of the key questions are how long have they been in the business and if they are full time. You also want to ask for testimonials and references. It's always best t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Home Selling in Bucktown
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
what percentage below asking price can you expect in the kingston, ny area. I am looking at a townhouse and asking price is 155,000.
There is no standard as to how much below (or above) asking price you should offer. You should hire a Realtor to work for you as a buyer's agent. He/she will be able to research s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 8, 2011 Home Buying in Bucktown
Shirin Rezan…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Shirin Rezania answered:
What are typical dues for condos? and what is the property tax rate?
Hi Dhmosler,

It depends on the property age, property type( high rise vs. low rise), location, etc. In general, the older the bldg, the higher the assessments and lower taxes. Newer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in Bucktown
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What percentage below asking price could you typically expect to have accepted in Franklin, NH.?
There is no standard--make sure you are aware of recently closed similar properties in the immediate area--review the data, factor in repairs, extensive or cosmetic, and make a determi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2010 Home Buying in Bucktown
Dennis Toomey, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove Village, IL
Dennis Toomey answered:
I need to find a contractor that deals with 203K loans, I heard no one wants to work with this type of loan?
Keisha

You could call Scott Manint at Platinum Home Mortgage. He has several contractors that do the 203K.

Scott Manint
Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation
2200 Hicks Road, Suit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 17, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Bucktown
Wayne Beals, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Wayne Beals answered:
What is the position on holding onto masonry buildings?
Masonry construction techniques have been standard business practice since the dawn of civilization. I doubt Chicago will prevent masonry construction moving forward (I'm sure the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 18, 2009 Home Selling in Bucktown
Kipp Blackbu…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Kipp Blackburn answered:
What is the difference between the real estate market n Ukranian Villlage, Wicker Park / Bucktown and Roscoe?
Roscoe Village is a little cheaper than Wicker Park / Bucktown but about the same as Uk Village. I've lived in these areas and can suggest pros and cons of both. I also have a fantastic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 14, 2012 Home Buying in Bucktown
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in 20176
Vicky Chrisner answered:
My condo deal imploded and I'm out on the street in 3-weeks. I'm on the fence about finding temporary
Can't tell you about Chicago, but in general there are always homes available, and buying "off season" is sometimes easier - with less buying competition. I assume you have an agent? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2008 Home Buying in Bucktown, Chicago, IL
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
Do you just walk away when a place you want doesn't appraise for the price the seller has it listed at?
I would be very careful. If your is under list, then most of the others will be as well. Also, check on the builder. Many of them are not stable these days.
I am a big fan of buying a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 22, 2008 Financing in Bucktown, Chicago, IL
Ida Mccarthy, Real Estate Pro in 60148
Ida Mccarthy answered:
Space between the sidewalk and the street?
It is city property and you would have to contact them. Hope this helps,

Ida
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2008 Home Buying in Bucktown, Chicago, IL
Sierra Bloom, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Sierra Bloom answered:
What percentage below asking price could you typically expect to have accepted in the Bucktown/Wicker?
Greg,
I love your thought process, because yes, it's a buyers market, but you have to be educated when making your offer and also manage your expectations. My suggestion is to first fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 3, 2009 Home Buying in Bucktown, Chicago, IL
Brent Johnson, Real Estate Pro in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Brent Johnson answered:
I'm looking to build a SF home in Bucktown, who should I go to for plans? Also, how would recommend finding a
Finding a compent builder can be a real challenge! I would recommend NOT just picking a name out of the phone book! Ask around, a builder with a good reputation will be well known by th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 16, 2010 Home Buying in Bucktown
Ken Dooley C…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ken Dooley CIPS, ABR, TRC answered:
Bucktown - What's your opinion on the market?
Tim,
There's too much to list about what's going on in the neighborhood. There's a good mix of people with many young families moving into the area along with younger couples and singl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 23, 2008 Market Conditions in Bucktown, Chicago, IL
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