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S_johnson, Home Buyer in Elmhurst, IL
S_johnson answered:
I'm looking a few homes in Elmhurst that seem to be in a floodplain? Am I an idiot for considering it?
You have to do a bit of engineering and some geology yourself. Firstly...any house in an area prone to flooding must have a backup battery sump pump system AND a place to pump the wate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 21, 2016 Home Buying in Elmhurst
S_johnson, Home Buyer in Elmhurst, IL
S_johnson answered:
How can you find out if a home has flooding issues?
I did an analysis on this issue. Go to my listing 1111 Old York Road, Elmhurst, Illinois and follow some of the links I posted. I also posted photos of some of local city engineering ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 21, 2016 Home Buying in Elmhurst
 Janet.boyer, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Janet.boyer answered:
I've contacted you throughout the week to view a property.no response. what gives?
I am a landlord, and when I have received a inquiry from Trulia, I respond by e-mail,J but get no reply. What is going on with Trulia if others have trouble also?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 30, 2015 Rentals in 60126
Alisa Godoy, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Alisa Godoy answered:
We are looking to purchase a home in Elmhurst, Il. We are not from the area and have an agent from Chicago. Do we need an agent in Elmhurst?
It is very often helpful to have someone that is familiar with the specific area you are looking for. I am an agent in Elmhurst and have found that clients do like to have people famili ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 26, 2015 Home Buying in 60126
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Jeff Nobleza answered:
I've been approached by an investor with what appears to be a great lease option to buy offer, but are there more risks than the obvious?
Engage attorney Erik Miles at 312 854 8092 to help you. He has reasonable fees and is good at what he does.

Jeff Nobleza
At Properties
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Investment Properties in Elmhurst
Synthia Noble, Real Estate Pro in Crete, IL
Synthia Noble answered:
my listing is wrong
this issue should be resolved by your realtor - they can go on their trulia account and correct the information. or they can call Trulia and get it fixed.
you are doing your realtor's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Home Selling in 60126
Jack Disimone, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Jack Disimone answered:
Listing says "bank approved at list price--deal fell apart." What does that mean?
Hi Ellen-

Most of the previous answers have been very good ones, I'd just want to add a couple of points.

Once the lender has gone through the BPO process , they tend to be very s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 Home Buying in 60126
Ramie724, Renter in Elmhurst, IL
Ramie724 asked:
How do I contact someone at Trulia about fraudulent ads for houses for rent in Elmhurst and Lombard and illegal activity? I requested more info on 3 homes through your site and they were taken over by scam artists. They requested I send money to them through western union out of state and then they would send…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2014 Rentals in Elmhurst
Sari Levy, Real Estate Pro in Addison, IL
Sari Levy answered:
L Grange Illinois
Hi Jane.

Did you have a specific question that we could answer about the property?

Sari Levy
Managing Broker
Lucid Realty
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 8, 2014 Market Conditions in Elmhurst
Gabriel Mart…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Gabriel Martinez answered:
In a market that has extremely low inventory what are agents doing to close deals?
Hi Tim,

I think the key is to have the Buyers well informed, and have them prepared and ready to act fast if there is a house they are interested in. There is plenty of data out the ... more
2 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 Home Buying in 60126
Tim Wangler, Real Estate Pro in Mokena, IL
Tim Wangler answered:
What is Metra parking like in either/both Elmhurst and/or Villa Park? Is it difficult to find parking?
Lots of parking. 2$ aa day and can pay on site or you can buy a permit if you plan on parking there everyday. Best of luck!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Elmhurst
Akhayyanb, Home Buyer in Park Ridge, IL
Akhayyanb asked:
What grade would you give Elmhurst for supporting the special needs community? This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3115967564-410-S-Cottage-Hill-Ave-Elmhurst-IL-60126
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 17, 2013 Market Conditions in Elmhurst
Fred Herman, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Fred Herman answered:
How much should I expect to pay to remodel an older house in Elmhurst?
you'll need and architect. contact a local architect for an accurate estimate. They'll be competing for your business and will very accommodating.

i'll venture a guess of $175 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 14, 2013 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Kevin Hudoba, Real Estate Pro in Wheaton, IL
Kevin Hudoba answered:
Where can I find more information on the teardown/rebuild market in Elmhurst?Does it have to be a $500k property when rebuilt to make sense?

$500,000 is on the low end of the value if you wanted to tear down a home or build on land in Elmhurst.

For example, if you found a plot of land or a "tear down" for $150,000 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 14, 2013 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Kevin Hudoba, Real Estate Pro in Wheaton, IL
Kevin Hudoba answered:
I saw a couple of properties on your web site that were in pre-fore-closer. I do I find out if they are still available. thanks

I honestly always advise my clients that unless a pre-foreclosure property is already Short Sale "Approved" to not even bother pursuing it. I do this for several reasons:

... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 14, 2013 Home Buying in Elmhurst
Dorothy, Renter in Elwood, IL
Dorothy answered:
High fica scores & high paying jobs don't gurantee pd in full rent on time,section 8 does,trust ur goverment
what needs 2 b done to bring back rent control? Why can we put a man on the moon, but can't gurantee the citizens a decent place to live,Has our nation been reduced 2 a nation of peopl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Rentals in Elmhurst
Lester S.  , Real Estate Pro in
Lester S. answered:
My husband and I are looking to rent this year with opion to own by next year, we need 4 bdrm and 2 bthrm in a quite kid friendly neighborhood.
Hi Mrs t Johnson, rent to own options can be tricky, may contain hidden pitfalls and often are not beneficial and don't work out for the tenant/buyer........be careful and understand th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 15, 2013 For Rent in 60126
Karen Boyle,  in Elmhurst, IL
Karen Boyle answered:
Looking to move to Elmhurst and rent a 2 BR condo/apartment this June. Must be pet-friendly.
There are plenty of rentals in Elmhurst that will allow you to have pets. When you are starting your search, be sure to let your agent know that you have a pet. They can input your in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Rentals in Elmhurst
Susann Rhoad…, Real Estate Pro in Wheaton, IL
Susann Rhoades answered:
Looking to rental a house near elmhurst while we remodel our home. Possible 2-3 months.
There are various options available where a short term lease would be acceptable. Call to discuss further details.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Rentals in Elmhurst
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