First-Time H…, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL

I am looking to start buy in the Hyde Park Area. I am looking for info on good brokers as well as agents.

Asked by First-Time Home Buyer, Chicago, IL Wed Aug 12, 2009

Timeframe is this fall. 2bed 1-2 bath condo...

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Cherrie Cata…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Aug 12, 2009
I can help you out with both! Ive been in the real estate and financing business for seven years. I am very familiar with the area and would be glad to help. Feel free to contact me at any time.

Cherrie Catama
773.490.3437 Phone
800.395.0154 Fax
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Daniel Mirea, Agent, chicago, IL
Thu Jan 16, 2014
Hyde Park is the way to go! Very good Place! I've been in business for 12 years. Give me a call!
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Scott Newman, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Jan 15, 2014
You should interview at least 3 Realtors. It's not necessarily about who sells the most property but more important who you feel comfortable with and who you feel will best interpret what you want to get you to the finish line with a smile on your face.

Some good questions to ask the people you interview:

1) How many homes have you sold in this general area in the last 3, 6, 12, and 24 months?
2) Do you work as part of a team? What does that mean for me?
3) Do you have lenders, lawyers, and inspectors who are reputable who you can personally recommend?
4) Have you ever been found guilty of a crime which involved unethical behavior?
5) What separates you from your competition? What makes you the best choice as our Realtor?
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Bradley Neum…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Franklin, TN
Fri Nov 15, 2013
For mortgage help, call or email for a free pre-approval in less than 10 minutes. We lend our own money and are licensed in 49 states and you can apply online at

We can do: FHA, Conventional, USDA, VA, HARP, Interest Only, Home Equity, Fixed, and Variable. Find out which product is right for you by calling Brad at (855) 415-5626.

Brad Neumann
Sr. Loan Officer
Crosscountry Mortgage Inc.
Toll Free: (855) 415-5626 ext. 5734
NMLS# 948036
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Xavier Durra…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Aug 19, 2013
You can find a good amount of high-rise condos in this area with floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the lake at competitive market prices.

Give me a call if you'd like to discuss more!

Good luck,
Xavier Durrant
Kale Realty I 548 W Roosevelt I Chicago, IL 60607
Direct: 561.506.4776
Fax: 312.256.2025
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Santiago Ken…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Thu Jul 4, 2013
Good choice , Hyde park its great , good luck
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Cecelia Marl…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Chicago, IL
Wed Dec 29, 2010
Hi First Time Homebuyer! This is an exciting time for you and I am sure you will find lots of great options of professionals to work with here. If you would like any information regarding the finance process, please feel free to contact me. Chicago Bancorp is the largest privately owned residential mortgage banker in the midwest. We offer tons of options for 1st time homebuyers. Feel free to visit my website for valuable information regarding the process as well.

Cecelia Marlow - Mortgage Banker
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Mike Braian, Renter, Chicago, IL
Tue Dec 28, 2010
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Marcella Coh…, , Chicago, IL
Tue Nov 3, 2009
Hi I'm Marcella Cohen with American Invsco Realty. I work extensively in the Hyde Park/Bronzeville Communities. I have listings in the area as well as work with buyers. Working with me you'll be able to take advantage of our Unheard of Buyer Rebates as well. To learn more call me anytime.

Marcella Cohen
American Invsco Realty
773 606 9695
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Terry Perdue, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Aug 26, 2009
I am a licensed real estate agent. I live very close to the Hyde Park area and I am very familiar with this location. Please feel free to contact me.
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Joe Zekas, Other Pro, Chicago, IL
Mon Aug 24, 2009
Be alert to the fact that some of the agents and mortgage brokers soliciting on this site are unlicensed - and that presents a genuine risk.

Get recommendations from your friends and business associates. If that doesn't work, contact several of the larger brand-name firms with offices in Hyde Park and ask to speak to someone with 10 or more years experience in the area. Interview several.

Hyde Park has always been a bit of a "world apart" that's been difficult for outside agents to understand thoroughly. Do your best to find someone local.
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William Chu, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Elmhurst, IL
Fri Aug 21, 2009
First-Time Home Buyer, I welcome the opportunity to preapprove you for your purchase. Feel free to visit my web site to learn more about me and how you can benefit as with my other clients.
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Wayne Beals, Agent, Chicago, IL
Thu Aug 13, 2009
Hey Sherryl,

Hyde Park has quite a few units on the market, especially in the two bedroom range.

This is a great time to look to buy in HP. The U of C buyer market usually makes their decisions right about now. Because of this, traditionally there are less buyers in the fall HP to compete with than in the summer.

I have worked specifically in the Hyde Park for the past six years, and have represented numerous buyers and sellers in HP. I and am happy to share my knowledge of the local market with my clients. I am familiar with most of the HP condo associations and can help you navigate the details of buying in HP.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Wayne Beals
Sudler Sotheby's
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Synthia Noble, Agent, New Lenox, IL
Thu Aug 13, 2009
Wonderful - it is a great time to be a buyer! Hyde Park and the surrounding areas have some bargains for qualified buyers. As I am sure you know, if you can close before November 30th and you are a first time homebuyer you qualify for a $8,000 income tax credit.
I commend your approach - looking for agents/lenders to talk with before selecting your real estate team. It is a good idea to meet and talk with a few agents to determine who would be a good fit to work with you. You want someone familiar with the area, experienced and preferably a full time agent. I would be happy to sit down with you to talk about your goals and preferences when you are ready. In the meantime, you can check out my web site and search on line for properties If you like I can give you contact info for some of my clients so you can talk directly to them regarding my level of service.

Before meeting with agents you want to get pre-qualified by a reliable lender, so you know what the ceiling is for your purchase. I strongly recommend you do your own budget and determine what YOU are comfortable with for your monthly mortgage. has mortgage calculators that you can play with to determine how interest rates and downpayments affect your payments. As far as a lender, I can recommend Tony Angelotti with Wintrust as a great lender. Many of my clients have used him very successfully. You can reach Tony at 708-326-3100
Best wishes in your house hunting adventure!
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Philip Sencer, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Aug 12, 2009
Me too! I have been in the business for over 20 years. My web site can give you more information about me and my firm.

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Jeffrey Kropp, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Aug 12, 2009
I will throw my hat in the ring, I know the area well and some buyer clients of mine just got a great deal.
I'd be glad to provide their name and number.

Jeff Kropp
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