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Home Buying in Flossmoor : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 2, 2015
Galia Taneva answered:
Contact a local real estate professional to discuss your options. Without all of the details no one will be able to advise you in this forum.
Good Luck!
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Thu Apr 2, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
there's certainly no common number of homes a buyer visits, based on my 25 years and more than 1000 closings, every buyer is different. Some look at 4-5 and make an offer, others look at a few dozen or more.

It is a process Buyers go through, what they think is important when they first meet with you is likely to change significantly as they begin to realize that unless they have a budget where price is truly no object, then their going to need to make some concessions. As a Realtor I focus on really getting them to talk to me about what they like and don't like in the first 6 or so homes we visit so that as we're wrapping up I can then summarize what they've told me and at that point I tell them I'm going to start tweaking their search parameters for them based on what they've learned their first time. out. Often what buyers think is crticial ends up being on the "would be nice" list. One of the things I work on getting them to understand is that for the majority of them the likelihood of their actually living in the home their buying for more than 7 years is roughly 105 based on national averages. Once they really understand and accept this, it often helps them realize what should be critical and what doesn't necessarily need to be critical. As an example a young couple with no kids buying their first home doesn't really need to make school districts a top priority as their 6 plus years from this even coming into consideration.
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Thu Feb 5, 2015
Susan Jenner answered:
Good evening,
I am the top agent in Flossmoor. I grew up here and both my husband and I are agents. We work for Baird & Warner which is also the top brokerage in the village as well. Please contact me if you need help.

Kind Regards,
Susan Jenner
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
South suburban areas all have higher taxes than some of their area counterparts. Here are a few reasons.

1. HF schools have a higher tax rate, but with the reputation of the school, most people are willing to pay it. 80% of your taxes go to the school districts.

2. Most towns are home rule, which means the town board can add on to the tax rate of the village and the multipler without referenda.

2. The Flossmoor name comes with a price tag. Values are higher and therefore taxes are higher. Compared to towns that offer a lot less, the taxes are not as bad.

However, there are ways to live in flossmoor with lower taxes. In some areas, you are paying for a name or a school district. There are some areas that may interest you better for the same price.

If you are looking in that area or want some comparable alternatives. Please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to discuss.

Suzanne Hamilton
Managing Broker/Owner
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Sat Oct 26, 2013
Marion Williams answered:
If you want me to assist you please contact me at I'm sure I can assist you.
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Susan Nemoy answered:
There is a program with a company called Hyperion Homes, You select your home for sale, Hyperion will buy the home in cash, rent it to you and provide a right to acquire the property at anytime during the leasing period. The resident's financial obligation is limited to 1 year of rent. You can rent for up to 5 years, move out after each 1 year lease term without penalty. You can purchase the home anytime during tenancy. Let me know if you are interested in the program. ... more
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
If you qualify for a loan and the only thing stopping you is down payment, there are options for you. IDHA has several down payment assistance programs. Also if you purchase a home in south Holland, park forest, Chicago heights or Lynwood, you could qualify for down payment programs there.

Rent to own typically requires more down payment than a regular loan, so that is not likely going to be an option for you. They also are very rare and you will pay more money than if you can get a loan.

I know of some homes in these areas and would be happy to talk to you about. Please feel free to contact me.

Suzanne Hamilton
RE Homes Source
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Laura Karambelas answered:
Many of these sites are NOT up to date and they take a while to take off properties that were already sold, canceled, expired, etc..

If you are looking for more accurate information I would suggest that you contact a local agent to help you. Our multiple listing service is updated as soon as new information is entered.

I hope this helps!
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