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Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
Are corner lots across the street from a recreational park/swimming pool location desirable to build on?
There are pros and cons to EVERY location. To me that location is good but somewhat neutral from a resale standpoint. Pools and parks are great for owners that will utilize the facili ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in 60025
Bryce Fuller, Real Estate Pro in Northbrook, IL
Bryce Fuller answered:
what high school would I attend if I lived at 324 hazelwood lane, glenview, il?
Maine East. District 207. You would also be going to Washington Elementary and Gemini Middle School
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 8, 2013 Home Buying in Glenview
Michelle Gon…, Real Estate Pro in 90650
Michelle Gonzalez answered:
Should I find another agent?
Buying a home can be tough, It can be frustrating for both agent and buyer when looking at so many homes and nothing is going through. Over the 6-7 months how many offers have you submi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 Home Buying in Glenview
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
Should I submit a back-up offer or move on?
Hi Chald,

If you really like the house, submit a backup offer (if the seller is accepting backup offers). In today's market, you never know if a deal is going to close until it's ac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Home Buying in Glenview
Joseph Hedri…, Real Estate Pro in Morton Grove, IL
Joseph Hedrick answered:
Submitting a cash offer but taking out a mortgage before closing?
This was done often in the past. The better option is to close with cash then get a mortgage. This definatly works better on a short sale or foreclosure.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 31, 2012 Home Buying in Glenview
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
I am a first-time buyer and found a nicely priced REO property but am nervous about buying it "as-is". What kind of precautions should I?
You could ask the listing agent if they would allow an inspection prior to submitting a contract, but most buyers use an inspection contingency as part of the purchase agreement. This w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 2, 2012 Home Buying in Glenview
Cindy Finner…, Real Estate Pro in Lincolnwood, IL
Cindy Finnerman - SFR answered:
Is it realistic to offer 460k on a 500k house? It's been listed for over 300 days... moving from Seattle so don't know the local market
Absolutely, I would consider that a very good offer but you should ask your agent to provide data for the area to confirm the value. You don't want to over pay either.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 24, 2011 Home Buying in Glenview
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Erie, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
How does one find the homes that the banks are sitting on and how does one go about looking at them and buying one of them?
There really is no way to buy them until they go through the foreclosure process and then get listed for sale with a Realtor. Your best bet is to find a Realtor to work for you as a Buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Home Buying in Glenview
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
Hi, I'm a first-time buyer looking for a small starter condo. Do I still need a buyer's agent?
Yes! You should ALWAYS use a Buyers Agent. They look out for your best interests & will educate you in the process.
Good luck!
The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
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0 votes Share Flag Mon May 2, 2011 Home Buying in Glenview
Linda Dressl…, Real Estate Pro in Hoffman Estates, IL
Linda Dressler answered:
What are some nice neighborhoods in Glenview for those looking to spend $700k-$900k?
I have pulled up 46 properties within that price range. Glenview overall is a beautiful older community, but there are pockets of it that have been built up within the past dozen years ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Buying in Glenview
Larry Storck, Real Estate Pro in Glenview, IL
Larry Storck answered:
what grammar school would my grand daughter attend if she lives in the big oak subdivision, on winnetka road?
They would be attending Lyon Elementary and Attea Middle School
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 23, 2009 Home Buying in Glenview
Wayne Beals, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Wayne Beals answered:
Can you please advice, if it will be a money pit to buy a foreclosure house in glenview at 250K for a old ranch on a .4 acre lot and 51 year old ranch
Good Morning Sreeram,

It sound like you really don't like this home!

I guess let's start with location. Glenview in general has had some pretty high price points over t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 22, 2009 Home Buying in Glenview
Nichole  Lat…, Real Estate Pro in Tinley Park, IL
Nichole Lathus answered:
Frustrated with Glenview, IL real estate market...
HELLO,

THIS IS A WONDERFUL TIME TO BUY. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO FIND IS A CHALLENGE. NEW CONSTRUCTION IN YOUR PRICE RANGE IS A CHALLENGE IN GLENVIEW. I HAVE LOOKED A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 3, 2010 Home Buying in Glenview
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
property tax increase?
Hi Mike,

Are you talking about the assessed building value going from $42K to $102K? If so, that is probably because it's new construction. The taxes for Cook County are paid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 31, 2009 Home Buying in Glenview
Carl, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Carl answered:
Buying bank owned property - how much to offer?
Mike,
I purchased 2 foreclosures last year (March and December) and I offered 23% and 28% below asking price respectively and closed. Although I ended up waiting 3 months on the forst ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 24, 2012 Home Buying in 60025
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Short sale: when does the attorney review period start?
If an approved short sale bank needs review contract determine if meets lender guidelines sale property for less than amount owed. It can take bank several weeks.

Confer with your b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2009 Home Buying in Glenview
Shannon Bisz…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Shannon Biszantz answered:
Should I work with the listing agent on a short sale or should I have another broker negotiate?
That is a tricky question. Usually the seller who is forced to do a short sale is also facing bancruptcy or some other financial issue. The listing agent's primary responsibility is to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2009 Home Buying in Glenview
Evan Kane, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, IL
Evan Kane answered:
My wife and I are looking into buying our first home in Glenview, IL or the surrounding suburbs. I am looking
Hi Dino,

I think my past clients speak for me best. Please view my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/evankane. I would be happy to answer of your questions.

Cheers, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 16, 2010 Home Buying in Glenview
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in 20132
Vicky Chrisner answered:
I am currenlty trying to buy the home I rent. The landlord is willing to sell it he is thinking of doing it
You can keep shopping around, but the reality is that you may not find any good loans with those credit scores. Work on improving your credit. Start by getting a copy of it and ensuri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Home Buying in 60025
Kathy Diegel, Real Estate Pro in Elgin, IL
Kathy Diegel answered:
Buying a bank owned property
Hi Natani,

I am an experienced buyers agent and have worked with bank owned properties in the past. I do cover the areas you are looking in. I am a Certified Negotiation Specialist ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 7, 2010 Home Buying in Glenview
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