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Tue Mar 14, 2017
Accurate Inspections & Consulting answered:
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.
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Sat Mar 11, 2017
Ralph Fuller answered:
Hawaii, by far is the most diverse state in the US.
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Tue Feb 28, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

We have portfolio products that should work in this situation.

If you need help or have any questions you are welcome to get in touch with me. ... more
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Michael Mathews asked:
Wed Jun 1, 2016
Khanjalu2 asked:
like, ownership, deeds, title, debts, etc
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Thu Apr 7, 2016
Alicia O'Toole answered:
Hi Jpeerhaas,

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 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?

This article says you will make 1-3% more on your price if you paint, but this will be much higher if your walls are reds, blues, pinks, etc!
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Sat Apr 18, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
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.

Now, tell me you love Chicago! (lol)
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Fri Apr 3, 2015
Matt Laricy answered:
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Tue Mar 31, 2015
Alicia O'Toole answered:
Hi Sarah,

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.

Alicia O'Toole
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Rob Weber answered:

This sounds doable provided you have sufficient credit and reserves.

You can find my contact info by clicking on my picture or a simple shortcut is to call my cell @ 847.404.7006. ... more
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Melissa Gray answered:
Ground level condos would be my pick for resale value if the building does not have an elevator! It appeals to a broader spectrum of buyers
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Sat Sep 21, 2013
Joshua Novy answered:
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
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Sun Sep 8, 2013
peggy61.amaechi answered:
relocating to chicago area with sec 8 voucher..are there any houses avail.
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Melissa answered:
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.
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
The city will give you some time (60 days or so) to show that you are making progress. If you need more time, you will have to show the city why you are delayed and what plans you have. ... more
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Jeffrey Olichwier answered:
Hi Theresa,

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

Good luck!

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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Andy Ogorzaly answered:
It depends on the type of financing, but more importantly it depends on the seller. They may need to find another home, which could delay the process.
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Thu Oct 15, 2009
Patti McDonald answered:
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
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