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Thu Nov 17, 2016
maggie Borowick Coggswell asked:
Mon Aug 29, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Yes, but it's just part of the normal settlement calculations, and not for "paying down buyers settlement charges". Sellers owe taxes for the days they owned the home in 2016. But those taxes don't get paid until next year. So the seller gives a credit to buyer for those taxes. Then buyer is responsible for paying the full year of 2016 taxes. ... more
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Tue May 19, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not allow for sale by owner listings. If you are willing to pay a fee to a web site that only posts listings, why not hire a good local agent who can list your home and bring about a quick sale more than covering teh fee you pay ... more
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
I understand your confusion. The bank's response makes absolutely no sense. If the house is "with them" but they're not currently marketing it, that'd mean that the house was foreclosed upon and now it's bank-owned. In that case, you'd have to wait until the bank decided to "market"--that is, put the house on the market--the property.

But then the bank says you have to contact the owner? The owner would be the bank, if the foreclosure occurred. (Maybe there's some sort of redemption period--some states have that--though I don't know about Illinois.)

Where to start: Try a Realtor first. He/she can check various records and perhaps give you an answer as to who the owner is. That won't cost you anything. Then, if appropriate, you can proceed to a lawyer.

Hope that helps.
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Sat Dec 3, 2011
Joanne Cecchini answered:
Becky- It has been 10 months since you posted this question. Have you been able to save towards a down payment? I have a listing at 21 Meadow in Oakwood Hills offering $4000 towards closing costs, so if you've been able to save, you might get some assistance this way, also.
If you're still looking and not working with another Realtor, I'd be glad to assist! Feel free to contact me.

Joanne Cecchini
Prudential Starck Realtors
224-629-1010
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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
Sales in may dropped by about 1/3. Not a good sign for hopeful sellers.
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Wed Jun 23, 2010
Leslie Locascio answered:
HI David - Yes that could be a good guess for a sales price, but you have to remember that the buyer sets the price....sad as it may sound. If a buyer offers you less and you decide to accept the offer...then that will be the sales price. Hope this helps.

Please contact if you wish to have a comparative market analysis done on your home. I can be reached at 847-436-0065. Thanks,
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Fri Oct 9, 2009
Cindy Hurley answered:
I just recently did this for my investment property. The township is very helpful and said as soon as you can, get the forms to fill out and any other information they need. The change will not occur until the 2010 tax bll because it is so late in the year. ... more
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Thu Nov 13, 2008
Alice Keife answered:
Hi Ray,
I agree with Sylvia, Go back to the Realtor who sold you the property. It should be no trouble for them to give you all of the information you need for an appeal to the county. Good luck!

Alice Keife GRI
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