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Mon Mar 27, 2017
Slaterandre1 asked:
Sun Feb 5, 2017
Zoe22jeter answered:
They may be for sale but the red X is not put up to signify vacancy but vacancy AND very serious structural safety issues.....yellow X is vacant and structurally alright but not the best, and green X means vacant but structurally sound. Avoid red X's if thinking of buying or you will be paying ALOT in the way of repairing code for safety.
Here's a not local but general link about our program (I'm a fire chief btw)
http://www.enterprisenews.com/article/20090828/NEWS/308289630
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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
I have worked with many renters who have poor credit. The 2 most common options are to offer to pay extra months rent up front or to have a cosigner that has good credit and substantial income. Often times this is a parent, relative or friend. I do not charge you for my services finding an apartment for you. If you would like help please contact me.
Andrew Carpenter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
KoenigRubloff Realty Group
312.268.7655
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Sun May 18, 2014
Matt Laricy answered:
Get a good leasing agent. Its free to use their services
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Joe Schiller answered:
you would be well served coming into my office and reviewing the plus and minus of your goals.. I have over 500 sales in Chicago so I know more than most
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
Dana Lindberg answered:
You will need an experienced 203k Consultant who can evaluate the property, and identify FHA and HUD 203k requirements, and guidelines. The 203k Consultant should be able to prepare a cost estimate and Contractors bid package.




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Dana Lindberg
CFS Mortgage - http://www.cfs203k.com
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Manuel Brown answered:
Mary Kay Laurent with Guaranteed Rate gave you sound advice.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Manuel Brown answered:
Michael,

Each fixer up presents its own issues. If you are able to do the repairs yourself of course you will save a lot of money. But if you have to hire contractors you will have to look at the cost of similar sold properties in your area to determine how much you should spend on repairs. ... more
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
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Fri May 3, 2013
Randall Lancaster answered:
I would like to recommend that you utilize my free website at www.idealhomesinchicagoland.com. You will be able to search for properties throughout Chicago and the surrounding areas. My website features up to date information, so you will not be finding homes and properties that are no longer available like on some of the realty websites that you may be using. My website also offers an array of neighborhood and market information that can help you make your determination on homes and locations. My featured partners are industry leaders that can assist you in making any realty transaction easy and transparent. I welcome you to utilize this amazing tool. As always I will be available to answer any questions that you may have. ... more
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Fri May 3, 2013
Randall Lancaster answered:
I would like to recommend that you utilize my free website at www.idealhomesinchicagoland.com. You will be able to search for properties throughout Chicago and the surrounding areas. My website features up to date information, so you will not be finding homes and properties that are no longer available like on some of the realty websites that you may be using. My website also offers an array of neighborhood and market information that can help you make your determination on homes and locations. My featured partners are industry leaders that can assist you in making any realty transaction easy and transparent. I welcome you to utilize this amazing tool. As always I will be available to answer any questions that you may have. ... more
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Cindy Wilson answered:
I hope you're coming up here for the closing and to oversee the initial phases of this yourself. Contact several agents and property managers, and hire the one who will provide you with what you need to do this project. Hard to manage it effectively from NC. ... more
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Joanna Weiss answered:
If you have paid the judgement, it should be showing up as paid on the credit report. There is no way to have it removed. It will remain on the credit report for 10 years. But the further distance from the date of the paid judgement, the less that it will effect your credit score. ... more
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Foreclosures sometimes do. Your attorney can find out about any back taxes or monthly assessments if it is a condo. Sometimes Single Family Homes that are in the foreclosure state require the buyer to pay water bills too.
Good luck
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Jim Vani answered:
Check your lease first, its likely you will have a 5 day grace period, at that point you can serve the notice.
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Sun Sep 16, 2012
Centermac Realty answered:
If a city's violation shows up as a lien against the property, the owner of that property would be held responsible for it. yes, if you are a buyer who decides to buy it with the lien on it, you will be responsible to cure it.

Before you buy it, find out if the lack of permit is something that can be legalized. Sometimes it is just a matter of submitting the blue prints and going through the permitting process. Of course you will probably have to pay any penalties that remain unpaid. Ask if you could negotiate to reduce.

Then decide if it is still worth the trouble and expense.
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Thu Dec 29, 2011
Joe Schiller answered:
you probably lost the house..as of right now you are not in contract and have nothing for 2,000 .. live and learn
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
The best answer to this question is do your research. Talk to the policeman or the police station in that area, they will often help you. Look up local newspaper "blotter" for crimes. And talk to the neighbors, they will tell you everything. I also found some good websites on the internet for this. No guarantee on info, but here are a couple. Search the internet for more.

http://spotcrime.com/il/chicago

http://chicago.everyblock.com/
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