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Sun Aug 28, 2016
Renee answered:
I bought my condo 10 years ago. With the knowledge that the under ground parking garage space was "sold". I did not know at the time that the spaces were not deeded and there was one assigned space to each unit. (48 units, 48 spaces). I have tried to fight this with at least 3 different attorneys and they seem to be baffled and say they cannot figure it out. The President of the board told me the space wass sold years ago to one of the condo owners. I approached the owners of the space and they told me it "came with their unit" years ago. I believe they are the owners, the story goes, gave my previous condo owner $5000 for the space because she did not drive it anymore. Again, these are not deeded spaces, so they cannot be sold. In the meantime, this condo owner has sold the unit with the two spaces, however, his wife is still the mortgage holder. They produced a title that shows the new tenants name as the owner, however, they financed it for this person. There are no rentals allowed, so I believe they did this to show this woman was the new owner so now she has my additional space. I am at a complete loss. Recently the President told me she is trying to wait until this owner sells or she will talk to the building attorney to see if it can be returned to my unit....I am not holding my breath because I've called her twice in last two weeks and she tells me attorney has been in depositions all week. I am beyond frustrated and feel completely mistreated in this building. Please, if you can offer any help or advice, I'd truly appreciate this. Sincerely, R. ... more
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Sat Feb 7, 2015
Louis Wolfson answered:
Brookline - cant go wrong in brookline - go for the young professional and or the doctors.

Student housing may get you more income but there is a price for it, wear and tear and those calls. ... more
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Cindy Wilson answered:
This question appeared in Chicago as well. Where are you buying?! Per your other 2 questions, you were asking about a specific building in Chicago. If no parking space was offered for sale with this garden unit, then it doesn't have one. Period. You might be able to buy a space from another owner once you've purchased the condo, but that's a chance you'd have to take. Someone who buys a unit in an existing building that doesn't have a parking space that runs with it isn't owed it by the association or other owners. I think you need representation to investigate this building further before making an offer. ... more
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

I noticed that you didn't get any responses. Were you able to find a home? If not, I am happy to assist you in your search!

Ali, Community Manager
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Matt Bless answered:
There are certainly areas you might want to avoid, but it really depends on your goals for purchasing. Some buildings are poorly run, have chronic budget problems, or very low owner occupancy. A local real estate expert will have guidance on a block by block, building by building level. Our office in Brighton Center is the top selling local office for about 5 years running, so we could certainly help guide you. ... more
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