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Home Buying in Albany Park : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 26, 2011
Deborah Hess answered:
I Would suggest you to Check under Find a Pro.
look for Real estate agents and punch in the zip codes (I.E 60625,60641,etc) to see who comes up.
You can check out Real Estate Pro profiles, by clicking on the names and browse though their available listings in the area, questions and answers, and contact those who you think may be a good fit. I'm knowledgeable in Albany Park/Lincoln Square neighborhoods, having worked with buyers and sellers there for the past 18 years with a high tech,high touch approach that my clients seem to regard highly.
Good luck on your search!
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Sun May 23, 2010
Beeleev answered:
I live in Albany Park, having moved here after residing in the Edgewater area for 20 plus years. I never thought I'd adjust to this neighborhood but I have and I love it! Here in Albany Park there's that "everyone's excepted" vibe. Neighbors say hello and actual eye contact is made while walking down the street. We chat over here, whether it be while barbecuing on the back deck or doing yard work out front. While there are no big supermarkets, there are plenty of smaller markets where you kind find nearly everything you want. There are also many restaurants that are within walking distance and then there are scads of restaurants over in Lincoln Square one mile away. It's absolutely a walking neighborhood and it's gorgeous! My neighborhood is SAFE, I suppose mostly because neighbors are always outside and know each other. I have a car but rarely use it, living just two blocks from the el. And my trips to see family in the north burbs take only a half an hour versus 45 minutes or more when I lived in Edgewater. I love, love, love it here. It is a great community and it's small enough so that the shop and restaurant owners know your name. Two thumbs up for my wonderful neighborhood! May my home value increase in the coming years. ... more
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Sat Aug 16, 2008
CMLHoldings answered:
You hit that one on the nose Marcy. I think what your industry is seeing is the weeding out of all the late comers to the Realestate Industry that saw a quick and easy buck.
Fortunately, I have an 18 yr veteran Realtor representing my intrest and he is versed in all of these types of sales. Unfortunately, he finds he runs into way too many part time or inexperianced Realtors that do not know how to deal with Short sales and Foreclosures.
My first foreclosure i\back in Feb took 8 weeks and I'm afreaid that you are correct that this one will take 12 weeks (we are already 4 weeks into it).

Lots of fantastic deals out there with short sales/Foreclosers but patients is required to pull it off.
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Mon Jun 30, 2008
Bob Brandt answered:
Realtors are not supposed to answer questions about how to hold title and we can not give legal advice. You should ask your attorney.
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Tue Dec 18, 2007
Thomas Hall answered:
Hi Mike,

I recently came across the following article in The Chicago Journal regarding the potential snafu with the alderman regarding the attempt to change the zoning for the X/O project:

http://www.chicagojournal.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=3668&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=60&S=1

I thought it might be of interest.
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