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Property Q&A in Barrington : Real Estate Advice

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Phyllis Ann…, Home Buyer in North Barrington, IL
Mon May 25, 2015
Phyllis Ann Kubon asked:
 sherryts, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Wed Mar 18, 2015
sherryts asked:
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Mike Kuehn, Renter in Barrington, IL
Wed May 28, 2014
Mike Kuehn asked:
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Rob Homa, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Tue Oct 29, 2013
Rob Homa answered:
This house was open to real estate agents today (Tuesday, October 29) and I had a chance to view it. What was it that attracted you to this home?

If you haven't already reached out to one of the other agents who responded, I'd be interested in speaking with you further about this home as well as finding out more about your needs.

Rob Homa

Baird & Warner
754 W Northwest Hwy
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 277-8507 / (630) 567-7196
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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Fri May 3, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
They remove the photos after a home is closed.
Sometimes it's hard to initially see the difference of a public record snapshot and a home that is actually for sale. People are always giving me unlisted homes to investigate.
Fortunately, photos of the inside of all of our residences are not online, at least not that we all know of {;-)
If you were to roughly describe what you may be wanting to view in the way of your next home, a Realtor like me could send you the homes with up to 25 pictures each, directly from the most accurate and up to date source. We could also update the list daily or send you closed sales like yours so you compare your own to them. The Realtor MLS is what feeds all the Internet sites, but the accuracy and currency goes downhill after it leaves the Realtor MLS site.
Trulia is a little like WEBMD, generally good initial info, but sometimes it is best to consult a professional. We are hear to help, with no obligation on your part.
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John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Sat Apr 21, 2012
John Walin answered:
go to link at bottom of that web page. Not in MLS, kinda like a FSBO rental site for landlords to find tenants, and a bit of a scam a lanb a ding dong. I wish trulia wouldnt post this, not listed property, similar to realty trac posting homes not for sale and in early stage of pending foreclosure. Great lead generator, but not a source to find a place to live. Pick one agent, let them search for your price range and requirements. ... more
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coleen greni…, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Thu Mar 29, 2012
coleen grenier answered:
Hi Art,
Sorry took so long to get back to you. But this new set up on Trulia confuses me a little as I cannot see the property you are talking about.
I probably know it since my office is in Barrington and I know the area well.
Why don't you write or call me on my cell and we'll set something up for you to get in to see it.
Thanks for writing.
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Al Aronow, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Fri Dec 10, 2010
Al Aronow answered:
Here is a link to the different types of homestead exemptions available in Illinois

To calculate the dollar amount, take the amount of the exemption and multiply it times the tax rate. For example, in Lake County, if the exemption (called Limited Homestead for owner occupied) is $6,000 and the tax rate is 6.747 then you multiple $6,000 x .06747 and you would get $404.82. This would be the amount that you save having the the homeowner exemption compared to not having it.

I hope this information is helpful.

Al Aronow
RE/MAX Suburban
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John Herman, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Wed Nov 3, 2010
John Herman answered:
Mark-Thank you - Your comment is directed at system generated Home values. These are only as good as the data in the system, they cannot take into consideration any of the possibly much more important factors involved in Real Estate. We need Realtors and assessors for this. ... more
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coleen greni…, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Sat Mar 27, 2010
coleen grenier answered:
Hi Jennifer,
The 5400 sq. ft does not include the basement.
And it says on the listing sheet builder will finish the basement. According to the tx records total sq. feet is approx 8400.
I'd be happy to send you further info. on the property or if you're coming into town let me know and we can take a look.
My office is Baird & Warner in Barrington. or feel free to call me at 847-277-8415.

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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Fri Mar 19, 2010
Bob Brandt answered:
Hi Marcia,
As the other agents mentioned-a 1 car garage and a basement.
There are some other great options with the 2 car garage and basement you want.
I could send them and the inside pictures.
Let me know at 847-230-7303 or
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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Mon Mar 1, 2010
Bob Brandt answered:
While it is not yet listed for sale in the MLS, I should be able to send you more info on it-if we are talking about the same home. I suggest you call me directly, so we can compare notes and I can then get your email privately and send you the pictures directly etc....
I've been selling homes in Barrington for 25 years and grew up here, going to Barrington Schools.

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Peter Schif…,  in Northbrook, IL
Thu Jul 30, 2009
Peter Schifrin answered:
This "listing" appears to be fake. There's no such listing and when you follow the link it brings you to a website of an agent that does not exist. Don't contact the person as this might be a dangerous scam.
The house on the picture is a million dollar property and the $249,000 price is irrelevant. Apparently it's just used as a bait.
If you are shopping for a house in Barrington or any other place - please don't hesitate to give me a call or send an email.
I am an experienced realtor and also a loan officer. I can prequalify you for a loan at no charge if needed.

Best Regards,

Peter Schifrin
Realtor® - Express Real Estate Group, Inc.
Sr. Loan Officer - North Shore Financial Services Corp.
cell. 847 630 6843
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Victor Kamin…, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Fri Jul 10, 2009
Victor Kaminski answered:
My my are we only asking commission based questions with this profile?

There are + & - to going directly to the listing agent but either way its not going to effect how much commission they get.

Are you a buyer, seller or both? Maybe you should start by providing that info.

This question has been asked and answered a million times on this site as well as the only other question you asked in your profile. I'd suggest just searching the forums by typing in your question and see the results for the quickest answer.
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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Sat Apr 18, 2009
Bob Brandt answered:
MLS for Russell is 06973125. It closed at $443,000
MLS for Lake St is 06904229 It closed at a greatly reduced price of $615,000.
I just sold one in Barrington that I think was about 80,000 below market....
There are some nice homes at attractive prices if you would like to see any or have any questions....
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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Thu Mar 5, 2009
Bob Brandt answered:
There is another steal of a deal on Beverly, as well as several others in the great town of Barrington. I can email you details if you call or email me privately and tell me what you want in your next home as far as features and price etc..... ... more
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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Mon Jan 19, 2009
Bob Brandt answered:
It will be tricky to time the lowest point as you will not know it until figures are reported by the all-knowing press that the housing market has recovered. By then the best selection and lowest prices will be a fond memory for buyers and the end of a low point for sellers. 30% off the peak prices is about what you may see on some homes right now.
Rates just went up a little again. I have sold 2 homes this year and am seeing more activity recently.
Certain towns will always have a strong draw, like Barrington and Schaumburg with their great school districts.
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Linda,  in Cook County, IL
Fri Jan 2, 2009
Linda answered:
Hi Sheryl, This complex is approx 20 years old. The monthly assessment includes common insurance, exterior maintenance, lawn care & snow removal This particular unit is still available as well as 8 others in the complex ranging from $$369 to $559. The 2 month surcharge is an upfront fee paid to the association prior to move in. The seller is offering to pay this at closing on this unit and some of the other units as well. They also have a similar surcharge for the Lake Barrington Shores complex. This is typically a non-refundable charge. The builder for this complex was Pepper Construction. I hope this answers all of your questions. I can also email you the MLS data sheets and photos for all available listings in this complex. If you aren't working with a realtor and would like to view any of these units, please contact me direct at 847-456-3105 cell or email ... more
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