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In My Neighborhood in Chicago : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 7, 2012
cross5858 answered:
I am the owner of 12107 ashland as of 1 march 2012. The things written under this box are hilarrious!!! Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing. I purchased it on a short sale and basically had it built from the ground up. the van in front of it was the contractor who did all of the work. All bricks tuck pointed, 2x4's put in and painted with kilv(to keep out mold), all new drywall put in, all house painted by me, Feldco put in my windows(did a great job!), Brand New heating system, kitchen new, brand new floors(3/4 inch thick; no squeaking). I grew up in this area and it is still a great neighborhood. There was a block party 2 months ago. Everyone around here just wants to live life and live in peace.


There are no ghost(lol)!!!! The Sinclaire's lived here before and this was the modle house for a few of the houses on this block. His wife babysat me and my brother. They were great people but had to move on.

The Clark Family
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Joe Schiller answered:
the price of homes is not really a trulia question you need an agent
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
JIM Michaels answered:
EMAIL and I can update you with the latest automated information
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Evelyn S. Fred answered:

What are you trying to accomplish? Are you looking to see how much the properties have declined?

Work with a Realtor or check the cook county records or go to

If you need help selling your place please feel free to reach out directly.

Good luck!
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Landkitty answered:
I saw in Trulia's crimes report, it says some neighborhood has lots of: Larceny, vandalism, burglary, theft of lawn care equipments or other personal electronic items, accident to property like a car drove into a house/store/restaurant/business/govement building/warehouse, graffity, hardwood floor being scratch damaged so bad by moving furnitures; broken pipe burst due to no heat in house; copper pipe or wires in house being cut to sell,...etc...

So, if any one see any of these problems in your own home or in your neighborhood, please let me know, I can try to find money to help you repair/replace missing/damage/broken items in your home. Text me Cell: 773-416-4665.

Have a great day!
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Matt Laricy answered:
Its not in the MLS. It could be a pending foreclosure, it could get bought up at auction, etc. You wont officially know if it hits the market till it hits the MLS.
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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:

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Sun Sep 2, 2012
Gerald Brown answered:
I would b glad to represent you on purchasing this home. I would suggest you to get pre qualified for a mortgage. This would give you a greater opportunity to purchase the hame before it goes on the market. the seller wants to know if you qualify. Let me get you prequalified and contact the owner with you as a pre qualified buyer. Gerald Brown 773-239-9400 ... more
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Joe Schiller answered:
yes.. there are signs on the street
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Seth Captain answered:
Put on some nice jewelry. Talk on an iPhone, and replace your handkerchief with a twenty dollar bill. Walk to the train station. You'll have a good idea what safety is like when you get there. ... more
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Arlene-

Take a look at some of the market trends we have reported:

I hope this can help shed some light on your question, let me know if I can help with anything else.

Ali, Community Manager
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
John Meyers answered:
Hello Monika,

First, you should get a bank pre-approval letter (which I can help you with) so you know what you are capable of buying.
Second, you want to determine your favorite neighborhoods and/or school districts.
Third, find an experienced broker (like myself) who can line up tours of the homes that fit what you are looking for.

Finding a home can be a fun experience especially if you follow the steps above. Just let me know if you would like my help. Thanks, John
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Evelyn S. Fred answered:

I found 314 house for sale in that zip code ranging in price from $10k - $384k.

As previously mentioned your best bet is to work with a broker. As a buyer our services to you are at no charge. Interview a few agents, start with the ones that responded to you right here on

Good luck!
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Lincoln Square is a very desirable area. The planes already fly over the area. Property value will likely not be affected by future expansion.
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Mon May 21, 2012
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Many homes and condos available in Rogers Park. Work with a Realtor and your search will become easier
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Tue May 1, 2012
Cindy Wilson answered:
Try the Chicago History Museum. I have found archival photos of historic homes I have listed there.
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Tue May 1, 2012
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Nicole Haley answered:
Brighton Park is located on the southwest side of Chicag, 6 miles from downtown, and is characterized by the abundance of 2-3 unit buildings. Archer Avenue, originally an old Indian trail known as Plank Road, is the hub of commercial and retail business and is a great direct route to downtown, with buses running on a regular basis. If you drive, I-55 is conveniently close by. Kelly High School is located on California Ave, just south of Archer Avenue and is across the street from Kelly Park. There are a number of parochial schools in the neighborhood, as well as Shields Grammar School. Pope John Paul II visited Brighton Park a number of years ago and celebrated outdoor Mass at Five Holy Martyrs Church. I lived in Brighton Park for quite a long time and am very familiar with this community. If you want to know more about it, contact me at and I'll be happy to share. ... more
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Michael Vrielink Team answered:
I wanted to re-iterate Kerry's suggestion for :

and even their main page :

Good luck with your Edgewater search and let me know if I can be of further assistance. ... more
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Mark Flint answered:
Good answers below. We have the best short sale team in Chicagoland here, but nobody can guarantee how fast it will sell. If the HAFA papers are filed and the bank works with you it could happen as quick as 45 days after an offer has been accepted. There are lots of landmines in the way that have to be navigated. I work with Team Seeley here in my office when it comes to short sales. Meet everyone else than meet with us and you'll see the difference. Then get that place sold fast. ... more
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