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Sun Jan 3, 2016
Harjeet Bhatti answered:
Good Afternoon Antwon
Are you planning to flip the property or want to rent out? So I can suggest the right lender name.
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Fri Jul 3, 2015
Carolyn Durocher answered:
Here is the City of Chicago 2014 Water Quality Report

http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/water/ConsumerConfidenceReports/2014_WaterQualityReport.pdf
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Mon Sep 1, 2014
Shaunta Gray answered:
Hi,

Give me a call I'll help you find a rental house or apartment.

Shaunta Gray
Coldwell Banker Residential
773-766-2841
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Go visit the area at different times of the day. Drive and walk the neighborhood and see how you feel.
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Binezbyrnes answered:
Thank you everyone, the President of West Elsdon Civic Association was wondering. He posted on my West Elsdon Community, Chicago, IL ... Facebook page.

Thanks everyone for your replies. ... more
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Alison Rosenow answered:
Cover all resources! That's why we get paid, we MARKET and SELL! :)

Print advertising, online sources, social media and word of mouth!
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Chris Brown answered:
Sorry, as of 2/7/13, every block.com has gone out of business.
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Chris Brown answered:
Although I agree one should avoid the "egotistical" attorney, there is probably much more harm done by unscrupulous home inspectors and real estate agents/brokers. Most home inspectors are not well trained, and agents have a tremendous financial incentive to close the deal. If a deal goes south, it is not an easy process for the escrow companies to return initial earnest money. A strong attorney goes a long way in getting money back. All three parties SHOULD be working in your best interest, but many times only the attorney has no vested interest in the deal one way or the other. There are too many shenagans in todays foreclosure market to name them all. Watch out for attorneys over protecting your interests. Keep all your advisors in the loop and make the best decisions for yourself. Re home inspectors, even though our parents didn't use one, they can save or cost you thousands. Choose all your team wisely. Chris Brown ... more
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
You can find out what homes are in foreclosure by finding out where they publish it in the paper as all foreclosures have to be published . A Title company will know what papers to look in. A Realtor can also help you immensley in saving time and energy and making sure you know what to do and help you with the process. They are the experts to go to. Hire your own, do not use the listing Realtor as they are already representing the seller to get the highest and best price. Hire someone to be your advicate. ... more
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Dan Brassil answered:
It all depends on if the "older" home has historic qualities that "newer" homes do not. Older brick homes w/ stain glass windows and hardwood floors certainly attract more attention than vinyl siding and flooring. ... more
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
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Sun Mar 10, 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 Feb 20, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
See answers below and use the appropriate websites to get your information. Realtors do not and should not by law providing that kind of area information....
Edith YourRealtor4Life
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Riccardo Wardlow answered:
Charles,

You would be best served by calling into your state reps office and asking them. If you don't know how to find out who that is shoot me an email and I will help you out. Good luck!

Sean Cochran
VP Marketing and Development
Quality Mortgage Lending
630-470-6830 office
630-330-2229 cell
www.qualitymortgagelending.net
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
iMove Chicago answered:
Check sites like Craigslist, PadMapper, HotPads, or work with an agent!
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Chris!

I would recommend that you investigate the neighborhood by driving by at different times of day to get a sense of what it's really like. In addition, check out the Trulia Community Maps to learn more: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Chicago-Illinois/community-info/

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Mon May 23, 2011
Daniel Cullen answered:
Hi Mark,

How would you feel if you were the seller? Would you want to give back some of the money after the buyer (you) had ample time and professional help to determine the true condition of the home? It doesn't make the slightest bit of sense. How long do you think they should be responsible for the home that they sold you almost 2 years ago? If I were the seller I would think you were way off base for even considering that I was responsible for your problem. Best of luck. ... more
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Fri Jun 26, 2009
Ec answered:
Vee have you considered working with Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. They have been around since 1975 and specialize in working with first time buyers. They are HUD certified and have a lending division that does conventional loans with only 3% down and can include any rehab money if the property needs work or you want to remodel. Their rates are market rates and are not based on credit scores. They have offices all over the South Side and have on in Chicago Lawn/Gage Park at 2609 W. 63rd Street.
check out their website www.nhschicago.org for more info.
EC
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Tue Jul 8, 2008
Wayne Beals answered:
James and Mark have pointed out the bottom line. It is entirely up to the seller to accept, decline or counteroffer. If your looking for something to back up your offer of $125k, have your agent research recent sales.

Submitting your offer with comparables to back it up is your strongest position. Even an unrealistic seller will pay close attention to the comparables as it limits the financing opportunities for their list price.

If you find that the comparables don't support your offer. Place in an offer and see if you can get a deal.

Good luck.
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Fri Nov 16, 2007
Patti Pereyra answered:
Hi Baybird.

As a Chicagoan that transplanted 12 years ago from the Pacific Northwest, I can tell you this: Chicago rocks!

No, it's not as beautiful as the Bay Area or Oregon (where I came from). There are no mountains, oceans or many scenic routes. And really, outside of the city itself, there isn't much to see other than malls. BUT this city by the lake is vibrant, fun and offers big city life (culture, nightlife, cuisine) mixed with midwestern friendliness.

Be warned, though: The weather is the WORST. Spring and Fall last are nearly non-existent. The winters are loooooong and dreary. But Chicago summers by the lake are so unbeatable (though, HOT and HUMID) and full of great activities, people are willing to suck it up.

I just realized you posted this question 5 months ago! So... did you make the move?
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