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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Jose Villasenor answered:
Always look at all the mechanical's such the heating unit, A.C, water heater, windows, roof and sump pump if applicable. And get a home inspector.
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Jose Villasenor answered:
As far as price in Brookfield. It's all about location, location, location!!! Where is the property located? Is it in the Hollywood district? or is it South or Ogden??? Also what is the condition of the property?? Call me today for a market evaluation 773.818.6343 ... more
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Thu Feb 19, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
In the large Northern Illinois MRED MLS, it does not matter if it has or does not have a closet or a window. It does need to be separate from other living areas to be counted as a bedroom. So, no tandem rooms or lofts.... ... more
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Fri Aug 8, 2014
Joshua Hightower asked:
I'm considering buying a 2bdrm house in Brookfeild BUT I'm not sure how easy it would be for me to sell it. We would only be planning on living there for 4-5 yrs.
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:

http://www.craigslist.com
http://www.apartments.com
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
Maureen Barrett answered:
I have some property for sale on 31st. 9000 31st. Hopefully a builder will come along and make an offer on the land and build condo.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Under normal circumstances, the Seller's responsibility is no different than with a Conventional or FHA loan:
The VA (and FHA) Inspections tend to be a little stricter, particularly with regard to Health and Safety Issues; these, if any, will come out with the Inspection report.
But everything will hinge, (as it always does) on the working of the CONTRACT:
The Buyer can request that the Seller pay for certain repairs or Closing Costs; which is negotiable.
The Buyer can also inflate the Buying price to compensate the Seller for this difference; as long as the Appraisal will cover the amount of the loan.
Your Realtor should be able to explain all this to you.
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Al Thompson answered:
The market is picking up post holiday. Depending on the price bracket multiple offers are not unusual right now. I am starting to see properties sell above the comps and lenders appraisals supporting the escalating prices. Often there is some sort of multiple offer form for banks, Fannie and Freddie. Ask if your agent got one of these. Welcome to the real esate recovery, put your best offer in and cross you fingers. ... more
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Christina Moscinski asked:
3.8% Home Sales Tax as of January 1, 2013? Yes, it’s true – but get the facts:
There are rumors about a homes sales tax rate of 3.8% which goes into effect January 1, 2013…
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Thu Apr 12, 2012
Christina Moscinski answered:
Read more here http://ask-the-realtor.com/2011/03/30/cook-county-real-estate-tax-long-time-occupant-homestead-exemption-lohe/
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Jeffrey Kaminski answered:
You can purchase a radon testing kit relatively cheaply (about $20). You can perform the test yourself however it takes about 7-10 days to get the results from the lab.
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Mon Jan 25, 2010
Joseph Washick answered:
Hi Jeff. Wayne is correct... I just wanted to add some information to help you do your research. Cook County: www.cookcountyassessor.com and www.cookcountytreasurer.com - the first to find the amount of your current assessment and the second to learn if the property is enjoying any exemptions- homeowners or seniors, for example.

Electric inquiries ARE with ComEd- 1-800-EDISON-1.
Gas inquiries ARE with NiCor- 1-888-NiCor-4-U.

I hope this helps a little... (smile). Good luck, Jeff.
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Tue May 13, 2008
Christina Moscinski asked:
In evaluating Brookfield's market recently, I have found there to be a slight upturn in Buyer interest lately.

Market forecasters overall are reporting that the real estate bubble is…
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