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Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
Hi, can someone help me in identifying newer developments middle to upper middle class - not gated communities
Stressed

There are several communities to choose from with those general parameters. Bollingbrook has several, including Fairways of Augusta, Oak Lawn has Eagle Ridge. Lemont has ... more
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Joe Schiller, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Joe Schiller answered:
who owns 9217 s ellis and how do i contact to buy this property?
go to the cook county assessors office and they will tell you
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014 Home Buying in Burnside
Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
hello evryone im looking for someone to help me purchase a home my girlfriend and i both have bad credit and were wondering what we have to do or who
Hi Mr Fred
First thing you want to do us talk with a mortgage broker or banker. They are best equipped to help you understand what to do with your credit and what your timeline would b ... more
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Laurie Chris…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Laurie Christofano answered:
Doesn't anyone care about Glencoe's Historic Homes being torn down?
It's an absolute travesty - luckily the demo bug has yet to hit my home market of Oak Park...
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Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-230-7303 answered:
Offer was not accepted due to another offer in process already,can I counteroffer a higher amount or cant do anything since offer in process already?
Each seller is different. Ask your Realtor if they think you should resubmit it or have them treat you as a backup offer and see if it falls through.
Probably best to keep looking for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in 60107
Dawn Larsen, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Dawn Larsen answered:
I am moving to the Schaumburg area and I would like to find a Duplex that I can live in and my brother and his girlfriend can live in the other side.
Where you can purchase something like you describe depends on your budget.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 8, 2013 Home Buying in Schaumburg
Sandro Gonza…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Sandro Gonzalez, ABR answered:
We are in the process of purchasing a foreclosure, after having the appraisal we were told there is peeling exterior paint on the windows,
Yes it would, however, to be safe scraping all the paint off is best... The reason FHA won't allow chip paint is the potential for lead poisoning.. Hope this helps!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 19, 2013 Home Buying in 60634
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
We are in the process of purchasing a foreclosure, after having the appraisal we were told there is peeling exterior paint on the windows,
You need to ask your lender!!!!! Who is paying for all of this? I hope not you because the deal may not work out and you would be out the money.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in 60630
David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
David Hanna answered:
I am looking for an agent
Hi Katie-

I do this for other investors outside the US. I am available
to discuss this via email or via phone.

Dave Hanna
(773) 732-9123
davehanna@realtyexecutives.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Home Buying in West Pullman
Matt Bukovy, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Matt Bukovy answered:
Can I get a home loan 1 day after chapter 13 discharge? With what company?
Yep. Wintrust Mortgage.

Call me at 847-939-9411

Thanks,

Matt Bukovy
Senior Mortgage Consultant
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Could someone please send me sales at 5100 W. 96th St, Oak Lawn, 60453 since 2010. Greatly appreciated.
I would just ask your agent to send them your way.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in 60453
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-230-7303 answered:
hi i live in india now , wish to buy a home in united states of americais it possible?Ajai
Yes. No problem. You will want a good lawyer and a good local realtor in the area that you want to buy. You can wire the money in and give power of attorney for signing. It is easier to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 10, 2013 Home Buying in Woodlawn
Lucid Realty, Real Estate Pro in 60622
Lucid Realty answered:
What are your thoughts on new construction in this market? Specifically west town area on Erie just east of Ashland.
This area is super hot right now. I live just a few blocks west of here (almost bought east of Ashland) and they are tearing down everything and building new. I also really like the new ... more
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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I've seen a few listings that are either contingent or active contingent ?Can anyone explain what exactly that means ?Are those houses off the?
It means the seller accepted an offer and it's no longer available.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Buying in Oak Lawn
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
How hard is it to get a mortgage when you are self employed?
If you have enough down payment for the property in question, and if you have income proof for several years, that you are self employed and making a regular substantial income, a lende ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in Chicago
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
How do you go about buying a house that owners owe 2 years in back taxes and they live in different states?
Is that all they owe?? Just the taxes or is there also a mortgage? You have to offer the seller enough for them to be able to pay off the loan and all liens or they can not sell and con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in Chicago
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
I have a 579 credit score
The quickest way to improve your credit score is to check and correct any negative errors on your credit report. Otherwise, there's no set time frame for a certain improvement in your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Buying in Markham
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Buyer offers $1,100,000 can't afford more. seller wants 1,170,000 . Buyer score 720 earns $250,000 a year 20% down. Mortgage options?
Jamesr,
Who says they can't afford more? It will really come down to what mortgage options you have. You are looking at a Jumbo loan in either case. If you are limited to $1,100k ba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Chicago
Mark Malave,…, Real Estate Pro in 60626
Mark Malave, Buyer's Agent answered:
flight path park ridge
What's your question about Park Ridge?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in Chicago
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
What should I take into account when pricing a mixed use property? Ive pulled comps but feel that Im missing something. Its a 2 unit w storefront
Put this since I am assuming that you are a Realtor into the Blog Section of Trulia, and not here.
Sincerely yours,
Edith YourRealtor4Life & Chicago and Northern Illinois Expert

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in Chicago
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