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60502 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Sat Apr 9, 2016
Ms2015henry answered:
The comps were a mix of similar, but mostly updated houses (fixtures & cabinets). The agent used a professional photographer. There is new paint throughout (off white or grey). We thought of replacing the ceiling fans and brass spotlights, but have trouble believing buyers would not come see the house due to that. We are VERY motivated.
Thank you for the feedback.
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
In Illinois it is each County that issues the discounts or exemption if the property owner qualifies.
In some cases the owner can go back a few years and get a big check if they qualified in the past.
A good place to learn about the free discounts is at the Township tax assessor or at the County website. Your friendly local Realtor could help you too. I have saved my clients thousands that they did not know about.
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
mattdalek47 answered:
That doesn't sound like something you should be tackling on your own. I would call around to a repair company and see what they make of it. A leak can be a pretty serious issue with a fridge/freezer, so you want to cover your bases. This course of action will make it easier to fix as well, whatever it is.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
After 90 days off the market it resets to zero days. However any agent can do a easy history check and see everything.
Hope this helps
Good luck
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
That is a scam. We see it often. They are trying to get you to send in money never to be seen again. Be careful. They are copying photos off the internet and trying to rip off people.
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Anthony Giannone answered:
As in my section of the country, to be a bedroom there needs to be a window as a safety precaution. I hope this has somewhat helped you out.
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Busymom101 answered:
While I have no professional experience I have lived within a mile or two of Rt 59 metra for over 10 years. A couple things I have noticed is that people who want to be right next to the metra often do not stay in the area for longer than 2-3 years. (they switch jobs, ect). Also, it seems to be a much higher rate of young people (20-30 year olds) than in most neighborhoods. While this is not a problem in itself, keep in mind if you rent, this age group is less likely to properly care for your home, and more likely to be loud and cause potential problems which you as a landlord may get pulled into. You should also pay attention to who wants to rent a 4 bedroom house. A young couple starting a family is very different than 3-4 roommates. There are hundreds of apartments right there so keep in mind if you plan to rent you need to complete with them. Personally, I think you have an advantage of getting a nice family who doesn't want the apartment headaches and is looking for a yard. But that's just me. Best of luck!! ... more
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Busymom101 answered:
I hope you find a realtor who can better help you as it looks like you are getting poor service.

Unfortunately, even if you have the best realtor the housing market in 60502 is REALLY bad. There have been dozens and dozens of foreclosures in this area and despite what people are saying every month more homes are foreclosed. You just can't compete with the banks. I know people that have had their townhouses on the market for years and can't sell at 60% of original value. From what I have seen and heard your best bet is to rent (probably at 0% profit) to a nice mom w/ kids or nice elderly person (so your unit is well cared for).

I am sure this is the last thing you want to hear, and I wish you the best of luck in selling, but I think the sugar-coating of the current situation is making things worse

Truly, I wish you a happy ending!!!!!
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Sun Nov 20, 2011
Grazyna Jankowska answered:
I do not know details about your properties. Sounds to me that you have just one loan on your primary resident. Your 2-nd rental property is paid off. In current market you will probably loose a lot of money selling the income property. I also do not know who is the Bank on your primary resident. I think, that the best would be to sell the property which is paid off. You could also contact an attorney who specialized in "short sales" to get some advise regarding your primary resident. Maybe you should consider moving to the property which is paid off and rent the primary home ? I would also call the Bank (primary resident) and try to ask if they would consider a "short sale" if you will current with your loan and sell the property for the current market value, which is below the amount you own to the Bank.Just you need to show a hardship that you can not keep this property.I hope it helps ! ... more
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Mon Sep 12, 2011
Jose Hernandez answered:

Sounds like the appraisal & BPO were ordered by the seller's bank, this is normal. I specialize in Short Sales and I've had banks order up to 3 appraisals/BPO9;s. They will not provide you with a copy..

Good Luck!

Jose Hernandez, sfr
Keller Williams, Gold Coast
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Mon Aug 29, 2011
Hammer answered:
More than 60 days. No word from the bank. How much long should I wait to move along looking for new homes?
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