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Dorothy, Renter in Elwood, IL
Dorothy answered:
High fica scores & high paying jobs don't gurantee pd in full rent on time,section 8 does,trust ur goverment
what needs 2 b done to bring back rent control? Why can we put a man on the moon, but can't gurantee the citizens a decent place to live,Has our nation been reduced 2 a nation of peopl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Rentals in Elmhurst
Lester S. , Real Estate Pro in ,
Lester S. answered:
My husband and I are looking to rent this year with opion to own by next year, we need 4 bdrm and 2 bthrm in a quite kid friendly neighborhood.
Hi Mrs t Johnson, rent to own options can be tricky, may contain hidden pitfalls and often are not beneficial and don't work out for the tenant/buyer........be careful and understand th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 15, 2013 For Rent in 60126
Lucid Realty, Real Estate Pro in Addison, IL
Lucid Realty answered:
Where can I find more information on the teardown/rebuild market in Elmhurst?Does it have to be a $500k property when rebuilt to make sense?
Hi,

The amount that you want to make as a profit is definitely a factor in answering that question. A goal that I've heard is to triple the purchase price. In this case that would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 14, 2013 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Karen Boyle,  in Elmhurst, IL
Karen Boyle answered:
Looking to move to Elmhurst and rent a 2 BR condo/apartment this June. Must be pet-friendly.
There are plenty of rentals in Elmhurst that will allow you to have pets. When you are starting your search, be sure to let your agent know that you have a pet. They can input your in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Rentals in Elmhurst
Bryan Doan,  in Elmhurst, IL
Bryan Doan answered:
What is Metra parking like in either/both Elmhurst and/or Villa Park? Is it difficult to find parking?
Elmhurst has 3 parking garages and many parking lots for commuters. Villa Park has a few lots too. The sooner you get there in the morning the better though. It is all pay parking thoug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Elmhurst
Denise, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Denise answered:
Looking to rental a house near elmhurst while we remodel our home. Possible 2-3 months.
Rent to own home near Elmhurst?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Rentals in Elmhurst
Janet Baier, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove Village, IL
Janet Baier answered:
I am looking for a modern rental in Elmhurst. There are so many properties for sale - why are sellers not open to renting?
Is this the same Ayesha I know????

From most of the transactions I've been involved with, sellers hesitate to rent because renters have a reputation of not taking care of property th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 23, 2012 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Janet Baier, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove Village, IL
Janet Baier answered:
I am looking for a rental home/apt for one month in Elmhurst.
I recommend you look into an Extended Stay or some other form of short term rental, Shawn. It's virtually impossible to find a condo, house, apartment for only one month because those ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 20, 2012 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Janet Baier, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove Village, IL
Janet Baier answered:
How much are closing costs for purchasing a condo in Elmhurst Illinois on an all cash deal of $200,000?
Your attorney is the best person to answer that. Typically you have a portion of the Title Company charges and that dollar amount depends on which Title Company is being used and then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 8, 2012 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
We are looking to purchase a home in Elmhurst, Il. We are not from the area and have an agent from Chicago. Do we need an agent in Elmhurst?
Elmhurst is a fair distance from the Chicago... but it's very possible that your agent is familiar enough, and willing to show in Elmhurst.

The best way to determine this is to ask h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 26, 2015 Home Buying in 60126
Katherine Jo…,  in Warwick, RI
Katherine Johnson answered:
What are the reasons that homeowners are opting Short Sales? Have they lost their jobs, gotten their hours cut.. or had an adjustable rate mortgage?
I think they are opting for short sales because they get more house for the money and that is the reason. They have not lost their jobs or had a reduced income, they simply want more ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Market Conditions in 60126
Kelli Excell, Real Estate Pro in Ames, IA
Kelli Excell answered:
Is there a demand for rent to own in the Western Suburbs?
I do not practice in the Western market, but this is an age-old question that needs to be addressed. I have firm feelings on Rent-to-own (RTO). If you are a seller and someone propose ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Market Conditions in 60126
Sonja Babic, Real Estate Pro in New Bern, NC
Sonja Babic answered:
Hi - Im selling and want to know if I can negotiate a VARIABLE commission based on the SALE Price and TIME on market?
Commission is always negotiable! Depending on your market conditions you might be able to come up with a commission schedule. Keep in mind when negotiating commissions to make sure you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 5, 2011 Home Selling in 60126
Cathi Weaver, Real Estate Pro in ,
Cathi Weaver answered:
Hi, If we buy a House on main street and this property is a short sale, are we be able to appeal our property tax.Thank you.
Hi Margarita,

Anyone can appeal their property taxes but it is up to the assessor to determine if they are going to adjust your taxes.

I recommend in this market to appeal your ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 1, 2011 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Peter Kedzior, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove Village, IL
Peter Kedzior answered:
What is the average cost per sq ft for a room addition in Chicago area? No bells and whistles, just room addition (no bathroom, etc.).
Trulia or any public forum may not be the right place to ask specific questions, especially when they involve pricing. Even if you get the price, it will be hugely imprecise, sort of &q ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 20, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Elmhurst
Tean Wong, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tean Wong answered:
active but close for showing
Well, the seller has accepted an offer, but both parties have not sign the purchase and sell agreement yet. Basically, they can accept a backup offer. The listing agent, is willing to s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 28, 2010 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Mary Bremer, Real Estate Pro in WHEATON, IL
Mary Bremer answered:
looking to buy in the collegeview area of elmhurst. Last sale was in 2004 - do you think the value of the homes have increased/decresed in this area?
Hello there - there have been at least 8-10 properties that have closed in the past 6 months in the College View area. Let me know if you would like me to email you the closed listings ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Kathy Repsis, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Kathy Repsis answered:
How will the O'Hare expansion effect the property value of the homes in Bensenville?
Bensenville is a very powerful community; O'Hare Airport has been around for a very, very long time. By expanding the airport it will bring jobs closer to those searching for work. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 18, 2010 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Daniel A. La…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Daniel A. Lamas, CNS, CMS, TRC answered:
Can I qualify for an FHA loan if my finace and I both just got new jobs this year?
Hi Katie, If you like I can recommend a few lenders for you to speak with since a lot of regulations are currently changing, especially under the FHa guide lines. there also may be othe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 9, 2011 Home Buying in Elmhurst
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