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Sam Sharp, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Sam Sharp answered:
What is the best way to find foreclosed single family homes and foreclosed apartment buildings owned by banks?
I would recommend connecting with an agent who is familiar with the area - touch base with a few to feel them out and see who fits your needs.
There are a lot of qualified agents tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Foreclosure in Humboldt Park
Joe Schiller, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Joe Schiller answered:
How many burglaries?
That unit has no history of getting burgerized as far as I can tell.. can go over there and look around and ask the neighbors about it,
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 20, 2012 Crime & Safety in Humboldt Park
Lucid Realty, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Lucid Realty answered:
Who's working with the new solar cell shingles (Dow) need estimate for reroofing. Want to price out solar roof with Dow shingles, who knows?
Don't know but I'd be shocked if it made sense. Solar is a losing technology right now.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Going Green in Humboldt Park
Terry Farnsw…, Real Estate Pro in Crystal Lake, IL
Terry Farnsworth answered:
Is west bucktown (humboldt park) a decent area? I've heard its still pretty sketchy. Looking for a 2br condo for 120 or less
Hi Juan,

As a licensed Realtor, we can't really comment specifically on if an area, or town, is sketchy or decent. Your best bet would be to check online for statistics that su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 16, 2012 Home Buying in Humboldt Park
Deb Russcol, Real Estate Pro in Rogers Park, Chicago,...
Deb Russcol answered:
Is this a gang infested area?
Have you attended a local CAPS meeting? Check at your local police station for location and times. The CPS crime stats web page is There are various other ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Humboldt Park
David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in 60417
David Hanna answered:
The FHA "NegEQ" Refinance Program.
You will need to refinance both the 1st and 2nd mortgages into one new FHA loan.

As long as the appraisal comes in at a point where the total loan to value (LTV) does not exceed 125 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 10, 2010 Financing in Humboldt Park
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I would like to purchase a home source ID 07434765 but the contact agent Rakesh Parikh cant be contacted, how do I go about purchasing this home?
You can use any agent you wish. And, in fact, you'd be better represented if you use your own agent--a buyer's agent--rather than going through the listing agent.

So: Find ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Home Buying in Humboldt Park
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
investment in the Humboldt Park
I do not know what uprising neighborhood means, but if you mean 'up and coming' I would say no. What are your investment objectives? How long do you plan to hold the property. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Home Buying in Humboldt Park
David Cruick…, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
David Cruickshank answered:
FHA Refinance Question
I am afraid the apprailsal will be the biggest factor in this scenario. You can do an FHA if it appraises high enough. Costs associated with FHA inlcude upfront mortgage insurance which ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 20, 2011 Financing in Humboldt Park
Jim Roth, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Jim Roth answered:
Legality of a 2 / 3 unit building:
the city building department will have on record what the building total number of units are. If they are rehabbing it, they should have a building permit which also states the number o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2008 Home Buying in Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
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