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Asarden14, Home Seller in Arlington Heights, IL
Wed Nov 30, 2016
Asarden14 asked:
My home is on your website and the wrong contact information is at the bottom for the listing and my old realtor is listed. How do I change this? I do not have an account with you.
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Psutor5, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Fri Aug 12, 2016
Psutor5 asked:
ing companies but was informed that my license would still be in an active status. I was told that if I resign. I would have until 2017 to make a decision. Any insight would be helpful.
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Jim O'connor, Home Buyer in Wheeling, IL
Thu Jun 9, 2016
Jim O'connor asked:
other's time Please unsubscribe me - I did not join.... I followed the prompts but do not wish to speak to anyone.....thank you - Please take me off your lists....
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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Thu Apr 28, 2016
Bob Brandt answered:
20% is best if you have it, as it will save you money in PMI and overcome concerns in some condo complexes. Many lenders have lender closings costs of about 1,200 and title fees can total about 2,200. Add in attorney, escrows, application, inspection, insurance, move in fees etc... and then subtract the tax credits and title policy credits and the end result may be about 4,000.
You should ask your lender, attorney and Realtor to go over it carefully with you. It can appear quite complicated.
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Sun Mar 20, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Home for sale can be updated by feeds through the MLS, when it comes to rental, they are updated when the poster updates them, the site doe snot edit listings or now what is or is not rented without the poster changing the status ... more
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Steven Daboub, Home Owner in Palatine, IL
Tue Mar 15, 2016
Steven Daboub answered:
Yes we did and it has been a great experience. Actually did Zillow first and Trulia followed
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Anthony Cava…, Real Estate Pro in Channahon, IL
Mon Nov 9, 2015
Anthony Cavalea answered:
A lot if brokerages (myself included) allow Trulia to automatically pull our listings from the MLS because it gives our listings more exposure. But I don't think individual agents can choose. But they can put it in manually if the broker hasn't signed up. So the answer to your question is maybe.

As far as the last sale price is concerned, that's public information, and sites like Trulia and Zillow make it available. But it was 18 years ago according to what I'm seeing, so I wouldn't worry about it hurting your resale.

When you decide to list your home again please feel free to contact me.
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Syuzanna Zak…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Wed Jun 17, 2015
Syuzanna Zakharchuk answered:
Hello Renata

My office is just down the street from the building. Please call me or email so I can put down your information and anything comes up in that building you will be the first one I call. I specialize in Foreclosures properties and have a ton of experience in the are.

Thank you,
Syuzanna Zakharchuk
Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate
157 N Evergreen Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Email: suz.zakh@gmail.com
Mobile: 224.210.0002
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sergey belko, Renter in Wheeling, IL
Sat May 16, 2015
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Sue O'Kane, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Fri Dec 12, 2014
Sue O'Kane answered:
If you want to have it in the MLS, you will need to contact a real estate agency, and get an agent that way. Some agencies are better than others, compare their services, for example; do they take professional photographs?; Do they offer the property's own website?; Do they offer mobile solutions? It's best to find an experienced agent to get the best price on your house.
You can always list your property with a FSBO, but these seldom work to your advantage. Buyers look at FSBO property and automatically deduct 5% from the sale price because you do not have an agent. It's unfair, but that's how it is.
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Michael Pitt…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Michael Pittman answered:
In the Chicago area, most homeowner want and expect a basement. Having said that, not having a basement can be a hindrance in getting a home sold when competing with other homes which have one. Most builders will add anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000 to the price of new construction when adding a basement. ... more
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Lou Zucaro, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Fri Aug 8, 2014
Lou Zucaro answered:
Hi Matt,

Many apartments allow pets, but some do have a pet weight limitation or even breed limitations. If you want to get in touch, I can get more specific info from you in order to help you find the right home for you and your Husky!

Lou Zucaro
312.907.4085
lou.zucaro@bairdwarner.com
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Richard Haus…, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo Grove, IL
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Richard Hauser answered:
Unfortunately - your traditional agent may not have referred you to an aggressive home inspector. We refer the most super detail oriented ones to our buyer clients. In fact - my most recent client FOUND the same issue due to having a good inspector - and we made them fix it as a condition of sale. I know several good real estate attorneys who would be happy to help you in this matter. Feel free to contact me at 847-566-7558 or info@buyerbrokerchicago.com

You'd have to try to prove prior knowledge by the seller or their agent that the condition existed. We are what is called Exclusive Buyer Agents where we are always on the buyer's side and never represent sellers (unlike a traditional buyer agent - who can have conflicts of interest.) I started my brokerage ten years ago - after seeing people like you get hosed over and over by poor representation. Our goal is to ensure that there are "no surprises" - and that our clients get amazing price off that they couldn't get anywhere else (due to over 20 years of research and high end negotiation expertise)
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Mary Zentz, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Mon Mar 17, 2014
Mary Zentz answered:
Being preapproved is a must. If you know you can be FHA or IHDA approved.....try to be pre-approved for a conventional loan. Many sellers shy away from FHA or IHDA loans. However, most are not hesitant to help with closing costs which you may need if you were planning to buy FHA or IHDA. In addition, many homes especially condos and townhomes do not qualify for FHA financing. This has nothing to do with you and is usually more because of condition of home of issues with homeowners association. Remember......with limited inventory in the near NW suburbs, you will be competing for homes. Ask me what will make you look better on paper so you can win in that multiple offer situation. Mary Zentz, REMAX Suburban ... more
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Mary Zentz, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Mary Zentz answered:
In the Chicago Suburban area all you have to do is go to your local Township Assessors office. Do not go to one of the courthouses. This is done at the more local level. The clerks there will do a search for you for homes with your similar square footage of land and house and will give you the ammunition you need. I have my clients do this regularly. And this is how I do it myself. No need to pay anyone to do for you. ... more
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Jan McNulty, Real Estate Pro in Mt Prospect, IL
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Jan McNulty answered:
I am a landlord personally. So in my lease I require notification if there is a problem with the house. If no notification, they have to make the repair. So maybe I would accept rain damage as my problem, but if your dogs did damage to flooring, you would be charged that from your security deposit and bill. That is what I would think is fair. ... more
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Jan McNulty, Real Estate Pro in Mt Prospect, IL
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Jan McNulty answered:
I am so sorry, but I looked in the multiple listing service and see no listing for a rental for under 1200.00 a month. I looked in both Arlington Heights and Mt Prospect. You might be able to find a 1 bedroom in the Rolling Meadows or Wheeling High school areas, but it would probably be at 850. ... more
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Dan Drake, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Wed Jan 29, 2014
Dan Drake answered:
Hi David, in order to get the most advertising bang for your house, you must be listed with a licensed Realtor who gets the house on the MLS. Once their it will feed over to Trulia. However, keep in mind that there are other ways to enhance your listing on Trulia and your agent should have the resources and knowledge in order to get that done. If you need anymore advice please feel free to call me at 847-347-3484. Dan Drake, Keller Williams ... more
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Dan Drake, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Wed Jan 29, 2014
Dan Drake answered:
With a short sale, most lenders will want to see at least 3 years from the date of your short sale closing. However some are more lenient that others. Your best bet would be to call a few mortgage brokers to get their expect advice. ... more
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