That's not a realistic question. First off only you can decide whether or not you should buy any particular piece of real estate.
Secondly, there is nothing wrong with old hardwood floors. They can easily be sanded and refinished to look wonderful. Your flooring guy can shoot some nails into the floors as part of refinishing to help reduce the squeaking but with vintage floors you won't get rid of all the squeaking.
In terms of the floors not being level. That's a bigger question that would need to be addressed under a good home inspection. Floors not being level can be part of normal settling over the last 100 years or sometimes its an indicator of mid span support deficiencies. Those would include rotted or sagging mid span beams or rotted posts that have allowed settling.... more
I think the most important question is what color are your walls now? If they aren't neutrals, you may want to consider painting some, if not all. Another important question is how dirty are they really? Imagine you are a stranger walking into your home to judge it...how will it look to them? I buy my clients a consultation with a designer/home stager to help give them a third party opinion on the need. What did your realtor recommend and do you trust their opinion?
I never cease to be amazed with the questions asked here on Trulia, and honestly Moira I was concerned about your motive. It's personal. I have ties to Chicago and despite no longer living there, I have loyalty.
Then - as you will see - I got "over" myself - and went "digging" for the information.
Here are education levels for zip code 60625 from an online source:
20% have attained a 2-year degree, 24% a bachelors degree, and 15% a post graduate degree.
Despite not knowing the source"s reliability and how recent the stats are, the numbers for a bachelors degree and post graduate degree are higher than those for the entire state of Illinois.
This property does not include heat in the rent. I am also with Century 21 Affiliated and would be happy to help you take a look at the property. Feel free to call or email me and I can assist you with finding the perfect rental! I have linked to the property on our site below.
Totally, keep communication with the current tenant and let them know that you will be putting the unit on the market. Assure them that their lease will be honored. I have seen some renters work with you and start looking for a new rental before their lease is up. Follow up and communication is key!... more
The board went around the 3 unit owners(landlords) and passed a NO rental amendment. And none of us was grandfathered in.
The board meeting minutes that the rental limitation has been discussed had nothing in them about no rental limitation. We were all shocked.
It is really ugly for me right now.... more
There can be several factors determining the likely acceptance of your offer with 5% down. If it is a multiple offer situation and someone offering cashing, it is less likely that you will be selected. You still could be if you are going to be owner occupied and the other person is an investor. It also depends on the other variables and how "strong" your offer is compared to the other offer(s). Price offered, closing time, earnest money are some of the other factors they also consider.
If you have any questions you would like me to specifically answer, feel free to contact me at jolichwier@PatrickJeffreyRealty.com
Hello Charlie! A "garden unit" is at ground level, the same level as the garden. A unit below grade is a basement.
Basement units were not valued very highly, and as time went by people began to lie and say that a basement was a garden. This became such a frequent misuse of the term that, "garden" became another word for "basement". A ground level unit is a true garden level unit.... more