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Greg Zajdel, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Greg Zajdel answered:
Would you recommend the Uptown neighborhood in Chicago for families with kids?
Evanston, OaK Park...............................
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Quality of Life in Uptown
Waldemar (Va…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Waldemar (Val) Smolinski answered:
what is the name of the uptown city outside of chicago?
Uptown is in Park Ridge. This refers to the central business district (shops, restaurants, library, Metra train stop, etc.) with the 1920's-built Pickwick Theater landmark at its center ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Market Conditions in Uptown
Steve Stenger, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Steve Stenger answered:
how do i find out what year a property became FHA approved?
Go to www.hud.gov. Click on the resource tab, then click on HUD approved condominium projects. Do a search by zip code in the drop down box. Then look for the association by legal name
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2013 Home Buying in Uptown
Ryan Gossett, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Ryan Gossett answered:
There is a condo for sale 918 W. Winona. What is the area like?
The area is nice if you like being close to the lake and tranportation to downtown. Retail in the area is hit or miss but it is close to a new Dominicks. I expect the area to develop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Home Buying in Uptown
Joe Schiller, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Joe Schiller answered:
When does one receive their first purchase offer?
when the property is at the market price someone will try and buy it.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Selling in Uptown
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
looking for a condo hat we could live in as transition to Chicago in a few years that would have ability for short term rental. Suggested areas?
There are no specific areas in which to find short term rentals. 95% of condo buildings do not allow short term rentals. They want a 12 month lease although I am unclear exactly what yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in Uptown
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Does a landlord have to schedule an appointment with a tenant in order to make non-emergency repairs?
Hi Trulia

Yes, always. Minimum 24 hours notice.

Good luck.
Ruth
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Rental Basics in Uptown
Mark Bazzetta, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Mark Bazzetta answered:
Looking for an agent to assist in selling my 3br/2ba condo in uptown, with a tentative list date of Feb 1 2013.
Hi Troy. I live in Uptown and would love to sit down and discuss your goals. Our office is located close by too.

Thanks,
Mark
mark@markbazzetta.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Selling in Uptown
Ally, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Ally answered:
I am looking for FHA approved properties in Uptown, Edgewater, Andersonville, Lakeview. Where should I look?
https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm

I was given this website to look up FHA approved homes.. It gives you a list of addresses of approved buildings within specific zip code. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in Uptown
Gemini Tamon…, Real Estate Pro in Skokie, IL
Gemini Tamondong answered:
Looking for a 3 bedroom in the Aville/Uptown/Edgewater area. Looking to pay under $2,000 for Sept 1. Anyone have any suggestions? Too early to look?
Yes, it might be too early to look. Some rentals that are available now might be gone by that time. I can start emailing you rentals next month. Feel free to contact me if you need assi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 23, 2012 Rental Basics in Uptown
Deborah Smith, Real Estate Pro in 60452
Deborah Smith answered:
I own a small studio in Uptown (Wilson and Beacon). If I want to sell it any time soon, how much of a haircut will I need to take (2005@$107,900) ?
Contact a realtor to run for you comparables in your area and give you also the time frame in which the comparables sold, this will give you a picture of what is going on with condos in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Selling in Uptown
Homes For Le…, Both Buyer and Seller in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
Homes For Less answered:
What's 4180 N Marine like inside now? remodeled?
I use ro live in this dump STAY away that building is doomed. Nothing has changed and one family controls the homeowners with their property mangement company running the building! The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Home Buying in Uptown
MarkusAIC, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
MarkusAIC answered:
Is Sheridan Park a good place for real estate investment? We are looking to hold onto it for 5 years.
Who knows. Your question doesn't have enough information to make any kind of relevant assessment. 80K might be Ok. Investment meaning you'll rent it out? In 5 years it might b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 4, 2011 Home Buying in Uptown
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
The property I purchased over a year agoiis still on Trulia, how do i get it removed?
You can ask your agent or listing agent to update the status, or directly contact Trulia's customer service's department, under the Help tab.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 14, 2010 Home Buying in Uptown
Brandon Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, IL
Brandon Schuppe answered:
Looking for affordable Home Owners Insurance
Try calling Nick Zanoni from State Farm Insurance. 708-442-7755.

Tell him I gave you his number.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 14, 2010 Home Insurance in Uptown
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
how do i find out when a for what price a property sold in cook county?
You can check out the cook county assessors website. http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Property_Search/Property_Search.aspx

This will give you last sale date and price. Its all publi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2009 Home Buying in Uptown
Newman-Mitri…, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Newman-Mitrick RE Group answered:
How much does a garage roof deck in a chicago city limits single family home add to the value of the home?
I would say that in this market probably 65-70% of what you paid for it and maybe even $0 depending on who the buyer is.

In a market like this people are looking for great deals and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 27, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Uptown
Tom McCarey, Real Estate Pro in 60622
Tom McCarey answered:
Is this site a great addition to a condo selling marketing strategy?
Don,

Trulia is one piece in a comprehensive approach toward marketing properties. The statistics I see related to consumers viewing my listings at Trulia are significant. I won't go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 20, 2008 Home Buying in Uptown, Chicago, IL
Pat Starnes, Real Estate Pro in Brandon, MS
Pat Starnes answered:
Is it a good strategy to take a property off the market, that has been listed for over 150 days and repost it?
I would suggest this only if the price had been reduced, or if improvements had been made to the property that would positively affect its saleability. A home receives the most activity ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Home Selling in Uptown
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Can you give me the avg. days on market to sell a unit in 711 W. Gordon Terrace in Chicago, IL 60613
Using the last 12 months, the average market time for units at 711 W. Gordon Terrace in Chicago was 117 days. Which represents only 7 total sales in the last 12 months (one 1bedroom, an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Market Conditions in Uptown
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