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Home Buying in Highland Park : Real Estate Advice

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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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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:
http://www.cityhpil.com/index.aspx?nid=8
Good luck
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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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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Paul Cionczyk answered:
There are plenty of agents out there and they are not all created equal. We are all independent contractors, so interview your agent. Most contracts will have language to address how to handle cancellation.

Paul Cionczyk| Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage |Broker
312-433-9931 | PaulCionczyk.Broker@gmail.com |PaulCionczyk.com
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Paul Cionczyk answered:
It depends on the broker and how they list the home. I've seen many small companies show up just fine, but others don't show up at all. Being with Coldwell Banker, all of our home listings go on the major sites. Check with whomever you interview to list your house.

Paul Cionczyk| Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage |Broker
312-433-9931 | PaulCionczyk.Broker@gmail.com |PaulCionczyk.com
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Jen Waldman answered:
Hi Danielle,

I truly hope your home is sold since I noticed the post was back in August, 2012.

If it hasn't, some quick questions...

What kind of marketing/exposure has your home had? There are so many ways to get a listing attention, I actually have a unique idea that I am working on currently...which will be yet another way to get a home noticed.

I saw that you had it repainted, staged, landscaped, etc, which is great...but what about the kitchen and baths? updated? carpet/hardwood floor condition?

What is the condition of your property?

Is there anything you can think of that may be the culprit? (small lot, backyard that backs up to a busy street, etc). And if so, does the price reflect that?

What kind of traffic do your open houses get?

What has the feedback been?

Is it competitively priced? Where did your Realtor get the comps?

The market in the last 2 months has gotten really active, so if your home has not sold yet, most likely it will now. Hang in there. If you would like to discuss your Real Estate options further or have questions about my particular strategies, please call my cell 312.375.9706 or you can email me at jen.waldman@cbexchange.com

Good luck!!!
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
John Walin answered:
Hope your closing went well!
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Fri Jul 9, 2010
EdithKaroline Jasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
Hi "May Be moving"
I am not sure if by now your plans for relocation have been finalized or if you even are already in the states.
But Deerfield is kind of in the middle of the North shore, the different towns/suburbs to the North of the city of Chicago and as this is your place of work you have lots of choices and possibilities and many properties and areas that will not create too long of a commute....

Many great prices for nice large properties few with pool, many with large enough of a lot to build one....
I currently have a listing in Buffalo Grove on the Golf course, home has 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths a 3 car garage, very flexible floor plan move in condition, large windows, bright and inviting, on app. 1/2 acre beautifully landscaped grounds, but that is just one example there are many many more properties.....

You can look in surrounding neighborhoods like Long Grove, Lincolnshire, hawthorn woods, Bannockburn
Riverwoods, Deerfield, Northbrook and Glenview and others with a short commute to Deerfield.

If you have not yet bought and would like to see listings that are available with an existing pool or large enough a lot to build one. Of course your initials down payment and your comfortable monthly expenses for your mortgage, your taxes and the upkeep of the home, will make a difference where we can best find you that perfect home.

If you have not yet bought feel free to contact me with what you need (where from Europe are you coming from?) I myself have been born and raised in Germany... and I gladly forward to you via e-mail available properties, including my comments, I will provide you also with websites about the schools and the suburbs themselves for you to study.

A price range for your new home, would be helpful for the initial search and as far as the mortgage is concerned I can connect you with several lenders so that you can via e-mail communicate and get all your loan questions answered by the experts.

sincerely yours,
Edith - Your chicago and North Shore Expert - YourRealtor4Life!
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Mon Dec 14, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
A home is worth what someone is willing to pay for it; it doesn’t matter what the seller “needs” or potential buyers can afford to spend. Market conditions do matter as does the immediacy for a transaction to take place. Unfortunately some people haven't arrived at that conclusion yet. ... more
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Wed Dec 2, 2009
Michael Berke - Berke Homes answered:
We have built many homes and subdivisions in Highland Park. My name is Michael Berke and I am President of Berke Homes. Please go to our website at www.berkehomes.net. Also, I am a LEED Accredited Professional, which is the highest certification you can receive for Green Building. I would enjoy hearing about your plans. ... more
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