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Mon Nov 14, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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Thu May 19, 2016
Johndcolwell asked:
I am the owner of 1214 S. Federal St. Unit J, Chicago, IL 60605 that is listed for $460,000. My neighbor two units (townhouses) away at 1214 S. Federal St. Unit L, Chicago, IL 60605 that…
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Fri Mar 18, 2016
Mthies77 asked:
Hi, I set up a rental listing on Zillow and I believe I created one on Trulia also. But when I look on Trulia I do not see it but I do see it when I look on Zillow's web site.
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Tue Mar 8, 2016
John Meyers answered:
Hello Nancy,

Simply contact me with the address and a few details and I can prepare a comp report for you within a couple hours.

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Sat Apr 11, 2015
Carlo Ruth answered:
No, the green permit program is through the Building Dept, which is separate from the Zoning Dept. It can be confusing.

Perhaps you are thinking of the 15% FAR bonus for existing nonconforming buildings. ... more
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Douglas Boehm answered:
I did not find anything in your building. Keep in mind many condo associations require leases to be at least one year.
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Mon Dec 8, 2014
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Fri Sep 5, 2014
Christopher Diamond answered:
we have a few non-warrantable condo options for primary, secondary, and investment in the chicagoland area.

If more detail is desired feel free to contact me.

Chris Diamond NMLS 771882
Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation
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Wed Jul 2, 2014
Todd Shissler answered:
Contact a real estate attorney about your best options.
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Tue Jun 24, 2014
Brian Bleers answered:
State laws may be different in PA. A local real estate attorney is the way to go
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Sat Jun 21, 2014
Brian Bleers answered:
At Century 21 SGR, Inc., we have some of the best in the business in our office, agents that are in the top 1% in sales in Illinois. While I do not specialize in short sales myself, I am happy to refer you to an excellent agent that specializes in distressed properties. Feel free to contact me.

Brian Bleers
Century 21 SGR, Inc.
(630) 414-5373
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Sat Jun 21, 2014
Brian Bleers answered:
The South Loop is a very diverse area with a wide range of properties. You may have a difficult time finding 2 bd/2ba for $200,000 but if you are seeking a one bedroom you should be able to find one in that price range. It is likely that for that price you will be looking at condo's so be sure that you are looking at buildings that have a healthy reserve and high owner occupancy rate and watch out for high assessments. The South Loop is more developed and dense in the north and east part of the neighborhood with more businesses and places to eat but keep in mind it is more expensive there too. If you go south and west you start to see a bit less of that but there are plans for many developments in that area. Printer's Row is most dense and has the most "city" feel in the SL but the units can be smaller and parking is harder to come by. The Prairie District is full of history and beautiful architecture with a nice neighborhood vibe. Museum Campus can be pricey but is a fantastic area. If your question is about safety, like any neighborhood in the city you will need to be aware of your surroundings but the SL is not dangerous or a bad neighborhood by any stretch of the imagination. Please give me a call for more info. I live in the SL and it is my primary market.

Brian Bleers
Century 21 SGR, Inc.
(630) 414-5373
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Synthia Noble answered:
another consideration, if the short sale list price is preapproved. that can dramatically reduce the time frame and the headache factor. I am working on several BofA cooperative short sales. once I have a purchase contract, we usually close in 2 months. the bank sends me the suggested list price which takes the guess work out of the equation. It is a great program for sellers as an alternative to foreclosure. The seller gets relocation incentive, and the bank agrees to waive their right to pursue the seller for the deficiency. it is a MUCH easier process than a typical short sale.
fyi, if you know of a distressed seller with a BofA mortgage, there is an option for an agent initiated cooperative short sale. I can ask the bank to consider allowing a home owner into this program. so if you know of a distressed seller with BofA mortgage (better if there is only one mortgage), feel free to contact me for more info.
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Thu May 30, 2013
Santiago Kensel Sanchez answered:
Email me i can email you back property history sales comps etc
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Thu May 30, 2013
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Thu May 30, 2013
Santiago Kensel Sanchez answered:
Run the numbers --200 to $300 per month plus dont forget that you have to paid real estate taxes every year
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Thu May 30, 2013
Santiago Kensel Sanchez answered:
3 % downpayment
Some banks they give you $6000 like first midwest Bank (only for first time buyers)
Call Nency at 773-330-3824
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Mon May 20, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
If you haven't found anyone yet, contact me and I can out you in touch with a lender that may be able to do it.
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Michael Vrielink Team answered:
For a one bedroom condo, my suggestion would be to go for the walk-in closet, however try to "keep" as much of the door as is possible. This helps you in case your future buyer really needs a true master bath. A good handyman can likely do a great gob here. ... more
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