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Home Buying in Glenview : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Christina Feeney answered:
Hello! Yes you can certainly make an offer with a home sale contingency. It's always helpful if your home is already listed and even better, already under contract! If you are in need of a Realtor, please contact me as I would love to assist you!

Christina Feeney
Christina.feeney@cbexchange.com
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
You will need a letter from your lender or bank statement to convince the seller that you can buy the house. You may want to plan on having a Realtor, Attorney and a Home Inspector.
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Sun Mar 22, 2015
Pierre asked:
I have received suspicious emails regarding listings on the website. How can I report them?
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Tue Jul 8, 2014
Ranj Mohip answered:
From an attorney's point of view, I would suggest getting a copy of the 22.1 condo disclosure and find out how far behind the assessments are. Often, if the bank agrees to the sales price, they might not agree to paying the back assessments. Good Luck.

Attorney Ranj Mohip is a Chicago real estate attorney. The information in this answer is general information and is not intended as legal advice. Further, answering this question or otherwise contributing as a member of Trulia.com does not create an attorney-client relationship. Remember--consult the best real estate attorney in Chicago or in your respective area. Contact us at http://www.ChicagoRealEstateAttorney.com for more information.
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Fri Jun 20, 2014
Jeff Nobleza answered:
Would you consider the 60005 zip code? I have a 2br 2ba for rent at 1515 E Central Rd with garage parking included.

Let me know.

Jeff Nobleza
Baird & Warner
773 677 5340
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Wed May 28, 2014
Jeff Nobleza answered:
It's actually a State requirement that the seller get you the 22.1 disclosure. Consult with your realtor AND your attorney. Have you done this? What did they say?
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Tue May 6, 2014
jamesdean8641 answered:
I was looking at a house over there by shermer, that area is more of a renters market, thats what century 21 told me, cause of the flood zone
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
Typically this is procuring cause. If you do not have an exclusive agreement with a buyer's agent and if you see a home with a seller agent, there was no other agent, so there would be no coop commission. If the sell agent remembers you and your buyer agent shows in the future, the sell agent would likely not have to pay any referral or commission to your agent. You may if you have an exclusive agreement.

In addition, many sell agents will try to collect both commissions by indicating that they represent you for the property in a dual agency situation. They should have asked you that or given you a disclosure that they can represent you as a dual agent or they only represent the seller.

If you do directly to the listing agent and even if they fairly represent both you and the seller, there are limitations on what they can do for you. Your own buyer's agent is the best route. But get them in the loop from the beginning. Otherwise, this gets confusing.
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Joanm1214 asked:
Mon Jan 20, 2014
Jen Waldman answered:
Hi Karolina,

I did a search on the MLS and there was one property at 954 Shermer in Glenview. Is that the address? Unfortunately it is under contract, however, I am happy to do another search on the MLS based on the criteria for that property. Please send me your email address and any other information you feel important. My email is jen.waldman@cbexchange.com.

Thanks!

~ Jen Waldman
Coldwell Banker
312.375.9706
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Karen Feldman answered:
How did your dilemma resolve itself? Then Glen is becoming a better buy these days. I can tell you details why later. If you still require help, please let me know.
Karen Feldman
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Karen Feldman answered:
you can always contact the utility companies and request an average. Start by the major companies like NS Gas and ComEd. If the utilities are other companies- you might have to check around. Usually people can find these easily. It you may be able to do it online as well.
anything else?
Karen Feldman
www.athomewithkaren.com
847 858-5875
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Fri May 24, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
Before you "throw the baby out with the bath water" it may be beneficial to ask yourself, what is my role in all of this? Why haven't I found the perfect property? Am I really ready to commit to buying now?

Being real...your agent likely has doubts about your sincerity and level of motivation at this point. Is she wrong? Only you can answer this question....It's really too bad when people fail to look inwardly regarding their problems and seek to blame others.

The issue here may be one of, is your agent the real problem here, is it really me that's the problem, or is it a combination of the two of us?

Sounds like it may be time for a "sit down" with your agent and put all your cards on the table. You can "hold'em or fold'em!"

Just keeping it real,

Bill
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Thu May 23, 2013
Jen Waldman answered:
Hi Johnkat,

It sounds like you are excited about the house despite the proximity to the train. If you feel that the noise is bearable (and remember, you will be living with this for however long you live in the house), then I think that is most important.

As for the future, think of it this way. There is a current owner, you may be the future owner...both of you weighed the pros and cons and considered the house anyway. I think it is safe to say there is one buyer out there who has the same thoughts...it may take a little longer, but it will happen.

Good luck, I know this is not an easy decision.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Jen Waldman
Coldwell Banker Glenview
312.375.9706
coldwellbankeronline/jenwaldman
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Wed May 22, 2013
Michele Wilson answered:
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Wed May 15, 2013
Paul Cionczyk answered:
Definitely contact the Village of Glenview. It will be worth your time in gold! Tell them what you have in mind and the location of the property. They can check the zoning for you and tel you what process you should expect to convert it.

Naturally, your costs will vary depending on the scope of work, but there isn't a shortage of people that can help you with doing the actual work. The main concern should be, can it be done,and is it worth it to do it?

Let me know if you need any professional business referrals as you go through your process. You can reach the village at: 847-724-1700. Leave a message if you don't get ahold of someone right away, as they are very busy right now with new construction and remodeling season.

GOOD LUCK!


Paul Cionczyk| Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage |Broker
312-433-9931 | PaulCionczyk.Broker@gmail.com |PaulCionczyk.com
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Paul Cionczyk answered:
At the current time with inventory levels being so low, foreclosures are getting much more attention and competition than they had before. Multiple offer situations are not uncommon these days as some foreclosures are being priced below market to attract more attention. We have clients ask all the time for foreclosures, as they are looking for a good deal. Just because it is a foreclosure doesn't make it a good deal. A good deal is a state of mind.


Paul Cionczyk| Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage |Broker
312-433-9931 | PaulCionczyk.Broker@gmail.com |PaulCionczyk.com
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Paul Cionczyk answered:
Corner lots tend to have much of the land disbursed to the front and sides of a home, and proportionately less of a real backyard. When looking at a lot with a home to teardown, check the setback requirements in the specific city or village you are looking in. Just because an old home was built a certain way on a lot, doesn't mean that you will be able to build the same way if you teardown.

As for recreational parks and swimming pools being in very close proximity, some people will love it, and some will hate it. The amount of traffic from both pedestrians and vehicles can be bothersome in an otherwise quite neighborhood. Once again, depends more upon the buyer.


Paul Cionczyk| Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage |Broker
312-433-9931 | PaulCionczyk.Broker@gmail.com |PaulCionczyk.com
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Mark Puett answered:
If you have cash. You can buy homes at the foreclosure sale.
I just represented out of state buyers and saved them $50,000 on a really great house that was listed prior to the sale for $325,000(As a Short Sale...).
Yeah, we have to sit on it for 90-120 days as it goes through redemption, but this kind of deal makes it worth it.
And, you can always refinance it after you have the Sheriff's deed and do it again.

Find yourself a competent REALTOR that understands the foreclosure process and go get 'em!

-Mark-
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