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Moving in Cook County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 21, 2017
Solomonjohnson911 answered:
You'd better ask your lawyer, it's hard to give advice online with such short description of the problem. I can recommend you to read subsections 5-9 of RCW 59.18.150 of the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act. ... more
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Tue Jul 26, 2016
Rvchau05 asked:
Looking for affordable (private 1600 or less) temp housing for 1 person for ~2-3 months while I look for property to buy. Currently in process to relocate from out of state. It would be…
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Wed Sep 23, 2015
Kimberly Wells asked:
Can someone please help me find a two bedroom with a section 8 voucher is very hard to find someone that will accept it in the Chicagoland area
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Fri Feb 20, 2015
Crystal "CEE" Smith answered:
Danielle: You can check neighborhood statics right on Trulia. Type in the address on trulia then scroll down to Neighborhood info.
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Matt Laricy answered:
Try craigslist or postlets for this sort of thing. You will have better luck on this.
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Wed Jan 21, 2015
Mike Opyd answered:
Im assuming this is for a rental, if its for sale an agent should not be doing this. For rent they are checking to see what your payment history is like i.e. any late payments, lots of debt that could affect payment, things along these lines. ... more
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Mon Dec 8, 2014
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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Brian Bleers answered:
Give yourself 15-30 days to look around and learn the market before you begin your search in earnest 30 days out. You're looking at a total timeline of between 45-60 days. Rentals in the SL can move quickly so you will need to have your credit in order. Keep in mind that you will likely need to come up a bit for everything you're looking for, likely $2,200. There are 2bd 2ba's in 60616 to be had for around and in some cases under $2,000 but nothing in 60605 at the moment for $2,000. Please feel free to contact me directly. I'm happy to help.


Brian Bleers
Century 21 SGR, Inc
(630) 414-5373
brian.bleers@century21.com
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Tue Jun 24, 2014
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
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Sun Mar 2, 2014
Naketa Washington MBA answered:
Great! I specialize in assisting individuals with section 8 and other housing assistance programs. I can help you find something amazing! My number is 312 854 9311. When you are due to come to Chicago for your section 8 briefing, call me and we can check out a few places. Thanks!!! ... more
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Manuel Brown answered:
Dear Morr,

If you are looking to move to Chicago one of the most popular neighborhoods because of the schools is North Center. North Center has great restaurants, shops, parks, etc for the kids and is centrally located to Lake Shore Drive and 90/94, and close to the CTA Brown Line. ... more
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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Check local police reports and incident reports. Look around the area on your own and make a decision based upon how you feel. Interview a few Realtors and fine someone you are comfortable with.
Good luck.
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Alison Rosenow answered:
Plan a vacation some place warm between February-April. You'll be ready for it :)
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Geralyn Hopson answered:
Hi alejandrah89!!

Chicago is a great place to live and work. We have a diversity of neighborhoods, cultural, sports, and leisure activities. Coming from Miami, you might find our winters fascinating or a bit challenging depending on your outlook on life. I would suggest this: Decide what you can afford for rent. Rent in the most popular areas right now ( South Loop, West Loop, Old Town to name a few) range from about $1200 up depending on your location. Each area has its distinct personality. If you can, visit Chicago, bring a friend with you and check out some of the neighborhoods. Once you have decided where you want to rent, then live there for a year until you get used to Chicago and get more familiar with its neighborhoods. Should you decide to visit, I would be more than happy to spend a few hours with you showing some of the neighborhoods and pointing out the differences so you can make an informed decision. Do give me a call at 312 933 4121 when you are ready. ... more
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Manuel Brown answered:
Carolyn,

Also check craigslist. Include in your criteria section 8 or sec 8. That can save you some time.
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