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Home Buying in 60062 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Karen Feldman answered:
how did your dilemma resolve itself? Do you require any other answers?
Karen Feldman
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Foresman Lee answered:
Hi, If you are secure in you jobs, it makes total sense to purchase something. In this market, you can get much more house for the money than you could a few years ago. I always recommend to my clients that they do not purchase at the high end of their budget--you certainly don't want to be house poor. Your main consideration should be finding a location you love; with effort, any house can be turned into a "dream home", but the location can't be changed. I don't think it's necessary to find the cheapest house, but just one well with-in your budget that will allow you the extra cash flow to make it into exactly what you want! ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
John Walin answered:
Check with the village as to current rules.
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Thu May 10, 2012
Kati Spaniak answered:
Hi, jabkat

I just saw your post and wanted to let you know that the market in the greenbriar school district is super hot right now. If you are seriously considering buying in that area, you may want to connect with an agent soon. For example, agents have what is called 'pocket listings' these are homes that will be coming on the market within the next week or so.

By working with an agent. He or she can let you know about the pockets before they hit the mls.

I only sell homes in northbrook, and I grew up here. So I have a strong understaning of the town, street by street. if you are looking for more information about northbrook, I'd be happy to talk to you. Good luck with your search!

Kati Spaniak
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Mon Jul 26, 2010
Kathy Diegel answered:
This home just became available again today. I can show it to you when it is convenient for you just email or call me with a time. I'm available days or evenings.

Kathy Diegel
Coldwell Banker
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Robin Wilson answered:
Sorry, no such person exists as a licensed agent on the MLS.
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Mon Dec 7, 2009
Mack McCoy answered:
Well, now, hold on a second. You don't have a Written Agreement documenting this? Why not? (I like the term, "kickback," Maria, and the description as well.)

Now, it may well be legal for a person to double as a real estate agent and a mortgage broker and offer a discount for using bundled services, so long as such affiliation and discount are disclosed and agreed-upon in writing.

But the thing about verbal agreements is that, well, the two parties often have a very different understanding of that agreement.

Here's how to avoid the trap: Make sure your agreements are in writing.
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Don Yosef Marcus answered:
In northbrook i see thats where you are e-mailing this from we have a few properties that are lease hold. Its funny neither of the first two answers ever answered your question.
You don'town the land and it reverts back to the landlord after it expires or in some cases i saw in NB. You have to pay an additional 5 rs of assessments at the end to renew your 50- 99 yr lease other wise you have only the building that is yours and I would start looking for another location to move it to if your leasehold is not renewible at the end of your term. This is why the property is below market value for simular properties at don't have this leasehold ownership on it. You Need A Good Attorney and realtor who can help you in this situation. A good realtor so you don't over pay for this type of real estate ownership and a good atorney who adress all of these issues with you before your attorney approval date is up. ... more
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Sun May 24, 2009
Tanya Vovk answered:
Yes, it is. Check out website below for schools in the area. North of Techny Rd it is Northbrook Elementary School District 27. South of Techny Rd it’s West Northfield School District 31. High School district 225 – Glenbrook North. Feel free to contact me with more questions. Northbrook is a part of the North Shore Communities I work with. ... more
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