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Mark Malave,…, Real Estate Pro in 60626
Mark Malave, Buyer's Agent answered:
Its the end of January, my move out date is March 31. Is it too early to start looking?
Is this to buy or lease? 60 days is usually enough time for a lease.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 26, 2013 Rentals in Lakeview
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
What times of the year are screens required and are they required on all windows and doors?
Hi Trulia

Generally April through October.

No, not on all doors and windows.

Regards
Perry
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 For Rent in Lakeview
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
What happens when a landlord rents a unit to 3 occupants and after moving in more occupants are added?
Hi Trulia

A rental agreement will call out who the property is being rented to, and how many renters can live in the home.

If the renters claim 3 and then bring in 1-5 folks more, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 For Rent in Lakeview
B.J. Tregoni…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
B.J. Tregoning answered:
When selling for "cash only" should I expect offers to come in 20-25% lower than loan-backed offers?
The main problem is that your property isn't exposed to the entire pool of buyers. 20-25% I would say is a little high, but that obviously depends on a lot of factors. If you would li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 12, 2012 Home Selling in Lakeview
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
been looking for a One bedroom apartment
Work with a Realtor to make your search more efficient. If you are looking to rent in Lakeview it may be difficult because the market rates are likely much higher than what the voucher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 For Rent in Lakeview
Laura Karamb…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Laura Karambelas answered:
Just found out a condo I want to purchase is not FHA approved. What options do I have no that spot approval is gone?
That has been a problem with all of the FHA guidelines changing. I have a lender who offers a 95% LTV on a conventional loan and have been offering that to my clients who are intereste ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2010 Home Buying in Lakeview
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
Thinking about a two bed/one bath garden unit in Chicago, located at Roscoe and Lakewood. Is this a bad investment because it's a garden? Flood
Avoid All Garden units!! Disclosures mean nothing. There are many potential issues, none of which are good. If you cannot afford a normal condo, keep renting until you can. The market w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 22, 2014 Home Buying in Lakeview
Eric Marcus…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eric Marcus (773) 244-1110 answered:
Any tips on selling a coach house?
Christine,

I am marketing a coach house myself at 2107 W. Fletcher. I tried to find yours by searching for under the term coach house in the MLS under "Type of House" and nothing c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Home Selling in Lakeview
Marie Skopis, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Marie Skopis answered:
Does anybody know if there is a Chicago City Building code regarding how much insulation must be installed in?
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/ins_16.html

Marie Skopis
Dumas& Associates Realty Inc.
773-704-2236
skopis@hotmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
Tom McCarey, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tom McCarey answered:
I'm a first-time buyer looking in the $375 - $400k range in the Lakeview and Wicker Park/Bucktown sections of
Simona,
I have listings in these areas and several have gone under contract recently. I don't know if Trulia removes listings from public consideration once they are under contract, bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Lakeview
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
Another condo owner is delinquent with dues and we are considering a lien. I am also trying to sell my condo
It depends..... Your buyer will request HOA documents....such as CCC&Rs, financial statements. minutes of your HOA meetings. They'll see that there was an issue with the homeowner. Wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 12, 2008 Home Selling in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
Scott Epstein, Real Estate Pro in Crystal Lake, IL
Scott Epstein answered:
Thinking of selling in Lakeview East-any timing speculators out there?
If you don't need to move within a certain period of time I would wait until the spring. There tend to be more buyer's in the spring time and the fact that you're close to the lake will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 8, 2008 Home Selling in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
I am planning on making an offer on a house with out an agent. How much money is this agent saving?
I don't think the agent is saving much, if anything. That agent is entering into a dual agency role, which is not always a good place to be. It is very difficult to represent your inter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2009 Home Buying in Lakeview
Jeff Kropp, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Jeff Kropp answered:
Does anyone know how much prices have fallen in the past year in East Lakeview?
The simple answer is they may not have fallen at all. Assuming you are referring to condos, the total number of sales has fallen but the average price has increased 12% according to fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2009 Home Buying in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
Ken Dooley C…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ken Dooley CIPS, ABR, TRC answered:
Rooftop Deck Permit - Any Knowledge on This?
Nate,

You need to consult with an architect. They are responsible for signing off on any drwaings required by the city before a permit is issued. The city has strict standards and co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Curb Appeal in Lakeview
Ken Dooley C…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ken Dooley CIPS, ABR, TRC answered:
Water pressure and bad plumbing odors in vintage co-ops on Lake Shore Drive?
Gretchen,

Older buildings can have issues with their pipes. Cast iron risers bring water up throughout the building which can corrode from the inside resulting in a build-up of rust ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2008 Home Buying in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
Carl, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Carl answered:
I'm looking to buy new furniture. I don't have a lot of money to spend, but don't want cheap junk either.
Ikea furniture is not expensive if you like that kind of look.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 15, 2009 Shopping & Local Amenities in Lakeview
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Any suggestions for staging companies or furniture rental companies in Chicago?
I have used Kala Callahan of "Dressed to Sell" before, and she does a remarkable job. Click on the link below to visit her website, and please, tell her I sent you.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2008 Home Selling in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
Stacy Karel, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Stacy Karel answered:
Should there be a difference in price between outdoor and indoor parking?
tough call. Depends if you have 2 cars and how much you value the garage- which is secured. The covered spot I would value less than the other 2.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2008 Curb Appeal in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
Kale Realty, Real Estate Pro in 60607
Kale Realty answered:
How do i find out whether the developer of the condo conversion at 2930 N Sheridan is reliable?
Check the BBB and ask a Realtor. I have done deals with the developer on previous projects on Mildred and Larrabbee both good experiences.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2008 Home Buying in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
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