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Highland Park : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
There is no "hide" button. You need to understand how real estate websites like Zillow and Trulia work. The issue is realtors who own the MLS systems have far more search filters than websites do. Realtors restrict the information to websites so consumers like you will call them for the missing information. Realtors need buyers and sellers to call them to stay in business. During the phone call, their motive is to convert you into a client.

The best thing to do is have a realtor email you listings with your specific search criteria directly from the MLS system. This way, you will see homes that match exactly what you're looking for. It's free and most realtors will do it for you without any problems.
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Wed Sep 7, 2016
Maricris A answered:

I have email you regarding this concern.


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Sun Apr 24, 2016
Schwarzbach Realty answered:
The Townhouses on Sheridan Road and Elm Place have walk-in showers. 837-433-3371
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Thu Apr 14, 2016
Schwarzbach Realty answered:
There is no "my listing" to click on in the upper right corner.
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Mon Mar 14, 2016
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Thu Oct 1, 2015
mamaki99 asked:
I want to add more photo to my house, can you please let me know how to do it? Thanks
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Thu Oct 1, 2015
mamaki99 asked:
I want to add more photo to my house, can you please let me know how to do it? Thanks
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Wed Aug 12, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
Do you mean a floating home on the lake, like a houseboat?
I have seen them listed really reasonably, like a used 25 footer for $15,000. New fancier yachts can go way high.
It is a lifestyle that I would like to try someday, but maybe on the Mississippi River or Kentucky Lake, where the waters are usually calmer. ... more
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Sun Aug 9, 2015
Pam Devendorf answered:
We have a few subdivisions where power lines run through the area. Many Realtors note that a home backs up to the power lines. Many Buyers feel that the power lines emit unseen electricity into the air causing cancer. It can decrease the home sale price in our area up to $20,000 - $50,000.
I would recommend researching if there are any negative impacts on the environment or people. If the claim is unsubstantiated, print the info and leave it by your marketing material for Buyers to read and become educated.
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Sun Aug 9, 2015
Pam Devendorf answered:
We have had a very unusual market in Highland Park this year. It started off going strong, then slowed down, picked up again May - July but, due to the school year starting soon, the activity has dropped.
Our market is cyclical and tends to follow major Holidays and events.
According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), generally 16 - 18 appointments on the home prior to an offer being submitted.
Wish I had better news but, be patient.
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Thu Jul 30, 2015
Jane.jones543 answered:
Granite,very hard to keep the stains out.Quartz..the best way to go extreme care like granite.Won't stain.
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Tue Jul 14, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
The taxing bodies like the Village and school districts tell the County how much they need and then we pay based on the value of the property, the equalization rate and exemptions. It is all spelled out on the tax bill and in the County Tax Assessor site. Many people forget to file for their exemptions and do not go to the local assessors office and ask that the assessment be lowered. they are there to help us. ... more
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
I would go right to the village and find out the answer:
Good luck
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
patxiochoa answered:
I am looking for a house in highland park under $200K foreclosure or short sale, a house that I can fix. The only thing I would not consider is if the foundation is made up out of brick which usually is the reason for so many floodings. I know it is very challenging but I'm not rich, have a couple of kids and have been renting in HP for 8 years now. My phone number is 224-600-7455. Regards, Patxi. ... more
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
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Sun Sep 1, 2013
lendersnetwork answered:
Yes I know a lender or two that requires a 680 for a jumbo refinance, have helped out several of my clients in the same situation. If you want a referral email me or visit our website.
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Linda Lewis asked:
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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Maria Lang answered:
This is a great time to sell your home. The best time to bring a realtor for an interview is as soon as you are considering selling your home. Is best to tidy up and do necessary repairs before you put your home in the market. I think the best process to find a realtor is to interview realtors and then decide who you feel comfortable working with. We as realtors is our job to keep informed and happy with your decision. ... more
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Fri Jun 28, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
here it is if you go to the highland park community page and scroll down enough you will find the Mark 2013 information here it is for your convenience, If you or anyone you know needs the services or input of a local 'Realtor do not hesitate to contact me anytime...
See the info below or use this link to guide you to the right page

Spring Clean-Up
Program commences on April 28 Area Collection Day Spring Clean-Up Day
SE Monday Saturday, April 27
SW Tuesday Saturday, May 4
NE Thursday Saturday, May 11
NW Friday Saturday, May 18

e City’s annual Spring Clean-Up Program will be offered by Advanced Disposal Services on four consecutive Saturdays beginning April 27 and ending May 18. Th is year, collection
will again coincide with residents’ primary garbage collection
day (the primary collection day is the day both garbage and recycling are collected).

Residents with appliances for collection such as refrigerators/
freezers (doors must be removed), stoves, dishwashers, washers/
dryers, furnaces/boilers, hot water heaters, air conditioners, and
microwave ovens must call Advanced Disposal at (847) 272-
4145 to arrange for pick-up. When calling, please indicate your
name, address, and the type of item to be collected. Please note
that residents must bring the item to the curb in order for it to
be collected.
Prohibited Items
Items must be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day. The following items will not be accepted: regular garbage; yardwaste; debris generated by landscapers, tree trimmers, or contractors; demolition material from fences, roofs, or exterior building debris; rubber tires;
batteries; and oil and household hazardous wastes such as paint, pesticides, or pool chemicals.
Eff ective January 1, 2012, in accordance with
Illinois law, it is illegal for landfills to accept electronics, such as monitors, printers, televisions and computers. As a reminder, the City, in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) hosts an electronics recycling drop-off site at the Firearms Training Center, 1180 Half Day Road, on Tues-days and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m.
For additional information on the City of Highland Park’s Spring Clean-Up Program, contact Ad-
vanced Disposal Services at (847)272-4145, or Luke Banaszak in
the City Manager’s Office at (847) 926-1030 / lbanaszak@ order to ensure residents’ refuse and recycling is collected as
scheduled, the City would like to remind all residents who utilize
curbside collection that refuse and recycling carts need to be placed
side-by-side and within four feet from the curb no later than 7:00
a.m. on their designated collection day.
Sincerely yours,
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
LynnACrandon answered:
Cindy Beauvais had gread advice! I called Craftwood and they will recycle latex paint and varnish for $1 per quart, $2.50 per gallon and $5 for a 5 gallon can. Mutual Ace is more expensive and Home Depot does not accept paint.

If the paint is latex, you can add kitty litter, sawdust or shredded paper to absorb it, and then you can put it next to the trash can with the paint can lid removed.

To recycle it for free, SWALCO has two monthly drop offs for HCW - Household Chemical Waste.
For a list of what is and is not acceptable, and dates, see this link. This is the place to get rid of cleaning products, oil based paints and more - and do so without damaging the environment.

There is a very convenient Electronics Recycling program on Half Day Rd next to the Police Firearms Training Center in Highland Park for electronics and more. They take anything that has an electric cord or battery, car batteries, styrofoam, flourescent and CFL bulbs, computers, TV's, etc. The man there is very helpful and will take everything out of your car for you. It is open Tuesday and Friday mornings.
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