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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Jhugle asked:
want to buy a rental property to provide more income to help off set some of our children's college tuition and to invest in a small business. Should I sell the house and use the money…
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Sun Jul 31, 2016
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Sun Jun 16, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Bobbie Robertson answered:
Yes; all you need to do is provide further details of the main criteria that the property needs to have and a timeline for when you want to begin looking and complete the transaction by, if that's important.

I will be happly to help you. Contact me at:

Bobbie Robertson, SFR
Coldwell Banker Gladstone Realtors
5331 St. Charles Road
Berkeley, IL 60163
(708) 544-6800 x224
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Mon Mar 14, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
The 2 things you can do is to first check with your local police department, they may have stats on a web site however nothing beats driving through the neghborhood at different times of the day and perhaps evening, speak with the neighbors for a first hand account. ... more
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Fri Sep 4, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Yes underwriting does look at value of home plus 100's of other concerns. If you have a 549 credit score you most likely can't qualify for a loan unless you have high down payment


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Sun Aug 10, 2008
Wayne Beals answered:
I live in Maywood and can tell you that Proviso is suffering from the same slump that other areas are experiencing. Increased forclosure rates have impacted those trying to sell homes at a fair market value. Bellwood has mad many positive political and civic changes over the past years and I would not be surprised if consumers would not be looking at the village for a first home. The question is: "at what price?"

When I pull up Bellwood's recent activity, there are six closings in the last 14 days and seven homes placed under contract. All sales have closed under $150k which tells me that there is likely a vibrant first time homebuyer market.

The two townhomes that have changed status were priced at 189,900 and 160,000. If these townhomes have substantial improvements above the detached single family homes recently sold, they may get attention, however the detached homes have more sq. footage and much larger lots. The biggest advantage f the townhomes appear to be much lower tax rates.

Feel free to call with questions.
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