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Edith Karoli…, Real Estate Pro in Glenview Northshore,...
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Hi, What is the risk of buy a home with a flooded basement? The road is higher than the house. The finished basement has water under the carpet.
Be very very careful, as you do not know where the water actually comes from, it could be a crack in the foundation or much worse of a problem.... Unless you get a good building enginee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Home Buying in Lake in the Hills
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
Are Illinois property tax rates based upon tax assessment, sale price of home, land size etc....?
Yes Illinois property taxes are based on market value of comparable properties. And yes, if values are going down so should taxes. BUT... In Illinois all local taxing bodies i.e. gov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in Lake in the Hills
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Renting a home, how do I know if it is now an REO?
If you received a notice then you should contact who sent it to you. You can search the tax cards with your town/city to see if there is a change in ownership and can also research the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Foreclosure in 60156
Eli Givoni-S…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Eli Givoni-Short Sale Dept LLC answered:
How is your credit affected from a short sale rather than a foreclosure?
Your credit is far less damaged with a short sale than with a foreclosure. We are a professional short sale service and would be happy to explain the process to you. Please call us di ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 13, 2011 Foreclosure in 60156
Eli Givoni-S…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Eli Givoni-Short Sale Dept LLC answered:
how does dee in leiu of foreclosure work?
You save the bank the cost of foreclosing on your property and just sign over the deed to them. Most banks will ask you to do a short sale first, though, because they don't want y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 Foreclosure in 60156
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
How do I get my listings featured?
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 20, 2013 Home Selling in 60156
Thom Colby 8…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Thom Colby 888-391-5245 answered:
Hard Money in Chicago area.

Great question! I'm not in Chicago so I don't know any hard-money lenders there BUT, an alternative might be to work with a REALTOR to find the home you really wan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Financing in Lake in the Hills
Larry Hines, Real Estate Pro in ,
Larry Hines answered:
We received verbal approval from fannie mae regarding our short sale the end of November. The sellers bank is Suntrust. We are told the bank has to
You will have normally X amount (25 to 30) of days AFTER you recieve the writtn approval from the sellers bank. They do give verbal approval sometimes before you receive the written. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in Lake in the Hills
Laura Karamb…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Laura Karambelas answered:
Can someone explain how/if I could take mass transportation (Metra?) from the Lake in the Hills area to downtown Chicago?
Hi Kim- I used to live in Crystal Lake and my husband would travel by train every day to get to downtown Chicago. There are 2 stations in Crystal in the downtown area and t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 10, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in 60156
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
I am interested in buying a home in Punta Gorda. There are so many short sales and foreclosure what do all

Give us a call...a brief conversation will clarify much of your concern. This is truly a great time to be considering purchasing a home. We just wrote an offer on a "foreclose ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 16, 2009 Foreclosure in Lake in the Hills
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How's traffic from Lake in the Hills to the Crystal Lake metra station? or to Pingree Metra during am/pm rush?
I don't know the area you're talking about, so I can't provide a good answer. However, I can provide a comment on the previous answer...that Realtors are forbidden by their Code of Ethi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 11, 2010 Traffic & Public Transportation in Lake in the Hills
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
When should we put house on market for a January Closing? And what will it cost?
I think you need to have a face to face conversation with a Realtor that knows your situation, and your market.
There are numerous ways to negotiate an ending that will meet your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2009 Home Selling in Lake in the Hills
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