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EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
I HAVE SECTION 8 AND WANT TO RESIDE IN OAKPARK LOOKING FOR 4 BEDROOM HOME. HELP
You need a rental management company or you need to work with a local Realtor familiar with the rental market...Do you need a referral?
Good Luck to you

Sincerely yours,
Edith You ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Home Buying in Oak Park
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Does anyone know how to find rent-to-own condos or homes in Oak Park, IL?
think twice before going that route, even if you can find one - make very sure you understand what is involved in that kind of arrangement, as it usually favors the seller, and you coul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in 60302
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Is there a valid rent to own program ? If so, acn I havea contact person in the Chicagoland 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 Tue Jan 22, 2013 Home Buying in Oak Park
Lorraine Coo…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Lorraine Cooper answered:
I want a two flat or three flat, are there any available
Yes, there are 13 two - four unit buildings for sale in Oak Park at the moment, ranging in price from $112,000 - $600,000. If you are ready to start looking you already have your pre-qu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Buying in Oak Park
Pauline Shar…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Pauline Sharpe answered:
Are there a lot of buildings with elevators? Oak Park has a lot of older buildings that may not have this feature.
Good question, thanks for asking.
There are several that have elevators, even a few vintage buildings do to.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in Oak Park
Margaret Mcs…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Margaret Mcsheehy answered:
What are the street boundaries I should use when buying in Oak Park, I want to stay away from Austin.?
I've been a realtor in Oak Park for 30 years, and I've lived on Lombard Ave, just three blocks from Austin for 32 years. I had many opportunities to move, but never have because East O ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Home Buying in Oak Park
Swati Saxena, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Swati Saxena answered:
Why are the taxes in Oak Park, IL so ridiculously high?
Oak Park is a very desirable community, and the Village offers a lot of services. The library, the schools, the parks, all of them need money to run, and it seems like the residents of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Home Buying in Oak Park
oprfhomes, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
oprfhomes answered:
i'm lookin for a 1 bedroom apt in downtown o.p
There are currently 17 one bdrm condos on the market in downtown Oak Park. They range from 48-140K. I am happy to send you detailed listings on all of them if you send me your info. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Home Buying in Oak Park
Margie Smigel, Real Estate Pro in 60605
Margie Smigel answered:
Does the building have an elevator?
Can you provide the address of the building?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 20, 2012 Home Buying in Oak Park
Spencer Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery, AL
Spencer Hayes answered:
can you tell me if the price listed is correct? If so, can you let me know the stipulations. Thank you. Sarah
Which home are you talking about?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 1, 2012 Home Buying in Oak Park
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What is the highest, best , fair and final offer for a bank owned property listed for $167, 750 MLS 07888478 that will have the vendor take notice?
Your agent can better advise; in order to determine a fair offer review comps, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the data suggests and go from there.....
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Home Buying in 60302
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
who owns this home? is it currently for rent?
Probably is a scam. However, you didn't provide any information on the home, so it's impossible to say who owns it. You can probably find ownership information online--do an o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 30, 2011 Home Buying in Oak Park
Cam, Home Buyer in 94043
Cam answered:
Dual Agency - Buyer Needs Advice. Offered over asking. Multiple appraisals came in low. Agent resorting to pressure tactics. Should I walk?
Here is some of the bad advice and pressure tactics that I feel I am getting:

- Take out a 2nd Loan (outrageous interest rate)
- Ditch your loan agent for another (no guarantee of h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 22, 2011 Home Buying in 60302
Laurie Chris…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Laurie Christofano answered:
what are the pros and cons of an agent representing both seller and buyer. How do you negotiate in such situation as so the buyer, seller and agent?
When an agent represents both the seller and buyer, this is called dual agency and both parties must agree to it in writing. The agent has to act as an impartial mediator in the transa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 9, 2010 Home Buying in Oak Park
Steve Scheur…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Steve Scheuring answered:
I'm hoping to downsize (townhouse or condo) and currently have a home with a mortgage that is likely higher than market value--any suggestions?
Chris, you would best serve yourself to contact a local real estate... or two or three... and have them give you a presentation on the current Oak Park market and what that agent can d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 2, 2010 Home Buying in 60302
Marion Digre, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Marion Digre answered:
what is the taxes for houses in oak park il?
A lot depends on price, size, area but the range for a single-family home is about $5000 on the low end to $40,000 or more on some of the large homes in the historic districts. If you c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 22, 2009 Home Buying in 60302
Alex Fuentes, Real Estate Pro in Elmwood Park, IL
Alex Fuentes answered:
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Rules are always changing my advice contact my "Trusted Advisor" Michael Trekas let him know that I referred you to him. His # 708-452-9169, The Meridian Business Group in El ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 22, 2010 Home Buying in Oak Park
Alex Waterloo, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Alex Waterloo answered:
Why have my taxes doubled on a one bedroom condo unit?
This has happened to a lot of condo owners in Oak Park, myself included. Your taxes are assessed every three years by Cook County. If your building was recently (since 2004) converted i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 19, 2009 Home Buying in Oak Park
Carmen Keslin, Real Estate Pro in 60464
Carmen Keslin answered:
Mortgage broker in Chicago.
Jafer,

Try Niki Igel, 630-854-7434. She is GREAT! Good luck! Also, if you are not working with a Realtor, I can help you out. I can put you on an email program that will email yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 9, 2009 Home Buying in Oak Park
Wayne Beals, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Wayne Beals answered:
Does FHA Care about the Garage roof?
Expect that the appraiser will note a poor condition of the roof or garage in the report, and this may detract from the value the garage adds to the property.

In the end, you should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2009 Home Buying in Oak Park
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