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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Olga Guer asked:
I can see it on mobile not on computer
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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Joseph answered:
I'm just putting this info out there for future reference.

As of 2016, Wheaton Warrenville (south side) arguably has the best academics of the three you mentioned. One way to quickly gauge a school's academics is to look at how they fared in state competitions. For ICTM, unless you're going private, you want your school to be in Division 4AA, and you want them to not have zeros on any of the subjects.

In 2015, Wheaton Warrenville South scored points in almost every category and placed 23rd in State, while the other schools in the areas you mentioned got pretty much zeros across the board. To be fair, though, none of the schools did very well.

Now people in the area will always have excuses, like "oh our smartest kids don't participate" and what not, but really... ask anyone in the state and no one will argue that the top schools on the list (Stevenson, Naperville schools, IMSA, New Trier, Evanston, and, recently, both Glenbrook schools) aren't better.

So if you have kids in AP tracks like someone asked about in the comments, keep these points in mind. This is for high school only by the way. But if your kid's about to go to middle school, you should look into a good school district because they start doing placement tests early in those areas. They won't admit it, but it's easier to get placed on advanced tracks as a student there rather than as a transfer.
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Sun Apr 20, 2014
John Reeves answered:
You might get help from these links: ... more
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
William Piotrowski answered:
Hello Celinka,

The best answer here is to get your home appraised. The range on a home appraisal is between $375-$475. This will answer all your questions. A real estate agent can give you a good estimate but an appraisal is your best bet. If you need anything else send me a message. ... more
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Lisa Lustro answered:
Hi Aaron.

I close on a home in Itasca Mid-year for 150,000 and the taxes on that were 6,200. So it will vary. Best thing to do is look up active listings on that you are interested in and go to Addison Township Assessor site to view tax bills. ... more
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Jim Starwalt answered:
Here is some extra information about LaGrangeLa Grange Houses & Condos
For Sale (140) Recently Sold (531)

La Grange Homes & Real Estate Data
La Grange National
Owners: - - 66.3%
Renters: - - 33.7%
Median Home Size (Sq. Ft.): 1,792 - -
Avg. Year Built: 1945 - -
Single-Family Homes: 70.5% - -
Condos: 20.1% - -
Property Tax: $6,697 $3,025
Source: Demographic information comes from data in the 2000 U.S. Census.
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Wed Jul 25, 2012
Adfr answered:
No, I am from the mother land (WI) and nothing here compares to the east side...sorry :(
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Vaughan McDonald answered:
Kris, you need to reach out to a qualified agent myself or Sue we have access to the MLs understand how to negotiate on your behalf and head off questions and objections before they come up. Please reach out to either of us it costs you nothing as a tenant to have a REALTOR the Lessor (Landlord) pays the cost of you using a REALTOR.

Thanks and good luck,
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Ken Kalan answered:
HomeSmart and Real People Realty are two that come to mind. It seems they are growing rapidly and the days of the typical office model is going to go the way of the dodo. They charge a small monthly fee (some conventional companies do this ass well and keep a nice part of your commission). These companies seem to have all the latest services and training w/o charging you additional. Give a few a call and see. No my opinion they may not offer a lot in the way of leads. If you have your own lead generation, whatever it is, they I believe you will benefit there since you are doing all the work, why not keep most of your money? They do offer training, people and on-line, quick payment, etc... If you can work on your own (help provided when you need it) and get your own leads, seems the way to go. IF you can't, find a place that will give you the necessary hand holding and training that best suits your personality. Once you learn, you can switch. One thing if any, agents tend to be transient people, although you will find some that have been at one place forever. There is just something about the idea of you doing the work and keeping the money for your efforts that just sounds appealing. Don't you thing? ... more
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Fri Feb 20, 2009
rebecca finichezilewrz answered:
I think you have a legitimate concern. I would have the home seller include a home warranty with the sale to deal with any short term heating/cooling problems that may arise. Also, with any older home you will run into upkeep problems and things you will want to change. I would have some funds set aside for this and include it in my buying budget.
When the housing market stabilizes I think you will see the market times coming down to a reasonable level. But seeing long market times now is a fact and I would only make offers that address the relocation issues. If you are set on your older Victorian/Queen Anne home you might also look at Downer's Grove, the price point might help in your relocation fears.
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Mon Jan 5, 2009 answered:
Go knock on the door and talk to them. Give them your phone number and wait it out.
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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Don Tepper answered:
As Pam and Brandon suggest, make the agreement specific to specifically named buyers. So, if he really does have one or more serious buyers, and one purchases, your agent wins, you win, and the buyer wins. If there aren't any real buyers, or they decide not to purchase, you're still protected and free to continue marketing your property as a FSBO.

Good luck.
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