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Mon May 1, 2017
Brian Karlow asked:
I can not find my most recent rental ad for my property at 816 Clay St Woodstock, IL 60098. The listing just expired and I would like to re-activate but cannot locate the ad. Please help,…
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Sun Jun 26, 2016
Bpasiewicz asked:
There are pictures on and but not on your website?
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Kim Keefe answered:
Hi LeRoy,
What an exciting & stressful time for you! This is a common predicament for the new construction industry. My first recommendation would be your local community bank, which is sometimes able to hold these mortgages "in house" instead of selling them off to other servicers. I can reach out to a couple of other mortgage brokers for advice, though. You can reach me off line at I am happy to help. ... more
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Thu May 23, 2013
Rosemarie Nearhoof answered:
"After your last comment, it's no wonder there hasn't been anyone offering to help you". I think your comments are inappropriate and shameful. Real Estate Agents are professionals and hard working individuals. Hopefully you will be removed from all the market media sites today. ... more
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
See the answers below - they explain why Realtors cannot tell you about the safety of certain neighborhoods, i.e. steering of any kind is illegal. So you will have to do it on your own, and by the way everyone's feeling for what is good and what is bad, what is safe and what is not is personal and different.....same goes for schools, school reports of all schools are on their websites for you to see, you should visit the schools and get a tour and discuss what is important to you FOR YOUR KIDS, COULD be vastly different from other parents and their kids' needs....

When it comes to Realtors they will be super helpful and necessary to you (do not buy without an experienced area Realtor) as they will find the right homes for your needs in size, price, style and locations, lot size etc., but they will also make the appointments accompany all showings, point out advantages and disadvantages of certain homes, show you comparisons of other homes on the market and those similar that have sold, help you make the offer, negotiate the terms and price in your best interest and on your behalf, and guide you through the entire process up to a successful closing, and make sure you also hire
a local experienced real estate attorney once you have a contract signed.

Good Luck a happy 2012
Edith YourRealtor4Life~! and your Chicago and Northern Illinois Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients, buyers, sellers and investors alike....
Edith Always goes the X-tra Mile with a Smile for her clients!
Referrals of your friends, family and acquaintances are always highly appreciated
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Mon Sep 5, 2011
Karentirio answered:
No it is not racially mixed.. It is highly White, Anglo Saxon, European.
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Tue May 27, 2008
Laura Karambelas answered:

It looks like you are looking in Woodstock. There are many different areas/types of homes there. Is it in one of the newer subdivisions, closer to downtown or out near Bull Valley? I would have your agent pull up the recent solds. This will give you an idea of price range. Are there any homes with some of the same amenities you were thinking about putting in this home that have recently sold? If there are, that will give you a better idea of market values once construction is completed. There are some areas where you more than likely will price yourself out of the market. Also, have your agent give you an idea of the percentage of the construction you will get a kitchen remodel will give you a certain percentage back of what you spent.

If you are seriously thinking about this home, you can bring a contractor with you before you write a contract so you will have a better idea of costs. Once you obtain this information you will be better able to make a decision on whether or not the construction costs will be worth it.

Good Luck!
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