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Home Buying in 60625 : Real Estate Advice

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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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Tue Feb 28, 2017
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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Wed Jun 1, 2016
Khanjalu2 asked:
like, ownership, deeds, title, debts, etc
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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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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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Mon Sep 14, 2009
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Hi Anita,
When did you find out that items where not in the unit anymore.....
It is less important what the listing sheet says than what the contract says...
The contract should stipulate clearly all items included BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY if the Seller intends to not leave items that you have seen when you made your initial offer, then the seller must stipulate so when your offer first is presented, like tell you before making a counter offer, that the washer and dryer is excluded, that the lights in the dining room are included and that they will take the curtains in the master because they match the bedcover etc...... Often Listing agent put signs on those items, so that potential buyers know from day one which are those items that are not included in the asking price and that the buyer either can negotiate as to be included with a certain price offer, or offer simply less because they will have to buy a washer and dryer and lights etc.

Did you make the offer with a Realtor?
Look at your contract, somewhere all items included should be marked as included, for example
all lights, all tucked down carpeting, all attached shelving, curtains, storage unit...... And as far as parking your agent should double check and make sure, if parking is owned, assigned, or ........

So read your contract first and look what was written into the contract as being included or excluded......
Hope all goes well for you.....
If you have any further questions or need assistance your agent who wrote your offer and negotiated the terms on your behalf should be able to explain and show you the details of the contract...

Did you do a walk through before the closing...... that should have shown you a day before the closing what was left, what was removed and you could have compared to the contract items and then discussed the missing items at the closing to come to an agreement then... about any discrepancies...

Good Luck to you!
Edith Karoline - YourRealtor4Life!
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients....
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Thu Aug 6, 2009
Barb Van Stensel answered:
Mary Jo, I have a lot over at 2450 W. Carmen if you are interested in building. Let me know.

Barb Van Stensel
Keller Williams LIncoln Square
2156 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60625
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