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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
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in 60457
Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
Are there homes that are in foreclosure (looking for something 50,000 and under) that you dont need to pay in full?
Generally speaking no. Foreclosure homes in that price/condition rarely qualify for a loan. You need to speak with a mortgage broker to understand what your best opportunities are for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Bolingbrook
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
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Looking for Rent to own home in Aurora, IL School District 129, any suggestions?
Plenty of options are available for you depending on your budget and size requirements.

Do you need a specific elementary school or middle school?

Feel free to contact me, I'd b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Home Buying in 60506
Coleen Greni…, Real Estate Pro in Hawthorn Woods, IL
Coleen Grenier answered:
Does anyone know what is going on with 17 Greenbriar Lane, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047? I heard that it is a foreclosure? 16 16
Yes, such a nice location and sub-division in Stevenson HS. It is Bank Owned. MTG.Lein on the house.
Feel free to call, text, or write Abra1950.
I'd be happy to help out.
Coleen
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Buying in Hawthorn Woods
Patti Smith, Real Estate Pro in Peoria, IL
Patti Smith answered:
Retired from the military after 20yrs. Looking for 3 bed 2 bath. Keeping mortgage under 500. Am master carpenter so a fixer upper is cool!?
I am a from a military family and would be happy to help you. Please call me at 309.231.5090 at your earliest convenience!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Peoria
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
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Home Buying in Wheeling
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...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 1, 2013 Home Buying in Glencoe
Laura Karamb…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Laura Karambelas answered:
my daughter was looking at a house she loved, but the agent that was there told her it would cost her 70,000 dollars to clean the house just to live
Good morning!

Yes, in our current market there can be 5 contracts on a property. Our inventory in Downers Grove is down about 19% from last year while our sales are up approximate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 19, 2013 Home Buying in Downers Grove
Nancy Milton…, Real Estate Pro in 62025
Nancy Milton Holtzscher answered:
Is using a group of home buyers easier then using a real estate company? or are they the same thing?
Hi, Imajn1: Could you be a little more specific? I will try to help, but don't know what you mean by a "group of home buyers." Thanks.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 5, 2013 Home Buying in 61761
Evelyn Santi…, Real Estate Pro in Oswego, IL
Evelyn Santiago answered:
what are taxes for 1882 ashwood ln?
Despite the fact that this home is already under contract as of 3/29/13 the taxes are $3,089 for 2011. If you are interested in similar homes feel free to contact me so I can send you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Aurora
Cindy Valek…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Cindy Valek Mottl answered:
Is it really this tough to get a rental home in hinsdale middle school attendance zone? Two weeks of calls and not a single showing.
You didn't say who it was that you are calling and why you're not getting to see properties. Landlords? Realtors? When you asked this question last Wed., several agents activ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Hinsdale
Michael Lesc…, Real Estate Pro in Fox Lake, IL
Michael Lescher answered:
Do not buy 850 Nippersink home. Can mold kill someone?
I have not been through the home you mention but, to answer your question, yes, mold can kill someone, but the incidence is extremely rare. there are hundreds of types of mold and only ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Round Lake
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Is there any houses with a rent own options? With money down? In knoxville area ?
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Buying in Knoxville
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
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-230-7303 answered:
Cary Russ My wife and I are planning to sell our home. She wanted me to ask youa few questions.
I suggest you totally declutter, then totally clean and then call in three local Realtors from the 3 big companies nearest to your home. Test them to see how available they are by phone ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Home Buying in Highland Park
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-230-7303 answered:
What would the average cost per square foot be to build a nice (not luxurious) home near south Grand Lake, in northeastern Oklahoma?
I think you entered an Illinois Zip by accident. To get the most accurate answers, you should contact some builders ( or at least Realtors) in your price range and in that immediate loc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in 61081
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
Claire-Anne…, Real Estate Pro in Avon, IN
Claire-Anne Aikman answered:
I own a house in Pittsfield, IL. It is a rental and is occupied (no lease). I've been trying to sell it for years, to no avail. Any ideas?
How long has it been rented? Is there any chance the tenants want to own it? If so, maybe you work out a lease to own option for them? If Pittsfiled was a larger city marketing would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 27, 2013 Home Buying in Pittsfield
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
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