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Homer Glen : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Melissa Dyksterhouse answered:
Hi Gina,
You can post a For Sale by Owner on Trulia. To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Fri Sep 11, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
I agree with Alan, you need someone with a legal degree to review your transaction and advise you. Buyers typically have several ways out of a deal, but sellers generally don't unless specifically negotiated. The question may be, what can you do about it? Get an attorneys opinion if you really want to buy the house. As to why, it really doesn't matter unless they have a contractually specific way to terminate. ... more
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Mon Aug 24, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
Beside what Scott said, you should also consult your attorney for legal repercussions and your tax advisor for tax ramifications.i
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Wed May 13, 2015
jozefl answered:
Yes, we bought house in homer glen and before we moved in bills where around 86 to 90 per month with barely using it
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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Steven Johnson answered:
Hi Stacy,

The seller's agent actually does have the authority to ask for proof of funds before you viewing a property. This is a most common practice among the high end properties. It is a little unorthedox for agents to ask for it when the home is of average or less expensive value but still allowed. If you have any more questions, feel free to email me:

Steven D Johnson
Broker at Coldwell Banker
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Fri Jun 20, 2014
Jeff Nobleza answered:
Engage a knowledgeable realtor who can guide you through the process.

A good realtor will help explain financing options for and point you out in the right direction to go to in order to get financing.

A good realtor will advise you on what foreclosed homes are currently for sale to the public.

A good realtor will be able to advise you on things like - wIll the house even qualify for financing? are there any violations or liens on the house? how to properly write an offer on the home.

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Wed Apr 9, 2014
Synthia Noble answered:
There is a house 16234 Maramel that recently went under contract. is that the house of interest? Are you looking to buy or sell a house in Homer Glen? I would be happy to help you.
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Patty Romero answered:
I would love to help you find a home! I live in Homer Glen and I am very familiar with the area.
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Patty Romero answered:
I live in Homer Glen and love it here, however, there aren't any apartments for rent. I would suggest the surrounding areas. I'd love to help you find something!
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
AJ Nichols answered:
Hi Robert, you are looking at 12 months if you can qualify for some programs, and 2 years for an FHA option. However I am partnered with a great company that does lease with the right to purchase, and bankruptcy is not a problem. Contact me for more information 815-791-3150 or ... more
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
John Walin answered:
You want an opinion, here is mine... Sahara granite with white washed cabinets you described is the latest thing. Crazy, but granite is cheaper than mfg solid surface you are referring to. The radon gas thing about granite is baloney and if you keep stone sealed there isn't bacteria problems. IMHO, Natural stone is way nicer than solid surface composite. ... more
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Mon May 13, 2013
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
This is a great home. I saw it several times when it was on the market. They went through several price reductions but were not able to sell.

I would be happy to work with you on this or other homes and I can tell you about some of the alternatives to this house I saw or tell you about the home itself.

Please feel free to contact me.

Suzanne Hamilton
Managing Broker/Owner
RE Marketing Consultants, Inc.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
Flooring can be tricky especially when wood flooring is involved....transitioning wood to carpet, tile to carpet, tile to wood etc. is more appealing that wood to wood, especially if the woods are different types and in a close proximity to one another.

There's nothing wrong about going with wood and wood but care should be taken that they are complementary and not competing. Don't let your choice of flooring be a deterrant to potential buyers.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
There are a couple of options for that. There are several day cares in the area who pick the children up from school and then they have the rest of the day at the day care and parents can pick them up after work.

Another option is that a couple of the day cares provide all day kindergarten with regular curriculum and then kids start 1st grade at the grade school.

I used the after school pick up for my kids and it worked very well. But I know of others who were very happy with the all day option.

I am from Homer Glen and live in the area. I would be happy to help you find something and answer any questions you have about the area, the available homes and the homebuying process. I can also send you a list of available homes in the area. Please feel free to contact me.

Suzanne Hamilton
Managing Broker/Owner
RE Marketing Consultants, Inc.
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
Christa will be breaking every law that matters. For the real estate professional it will matter not a whit. Dishonest people have a way of reaping the harvest of the seeds they sow. ... more
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Andrew Herren answered:
I disagree Christina. If I am at an open open house or at one of my subdivisions and I show you a house,that is fine. If you call and make an appointment to see one of my listings then show up with another agent to write the contract,I have a problem. As does my broker. I have worked for three different brokers, and they all felt the same way. It is inappropriate for a buyer to do this to a listing agent,and the threshold laws in some states will consider you(who showed the home) the procurring cause. Have your agent show you the home. I have never understood areas where you are to contact the sellers directly instead of the listing agent to see the property. Why not just pay a company $500 to put your home in the MLS? If the sellers show the home,who needs you? ... more
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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Carmen M. Keslin E-Pro answered:
No, not necessarily! It is the seller's agent's job to market the property to ALL Realtors, so that the home gets sold in the shortest amount of time for the most money. We Realtors have an X amount of clients and if we only showed our listings to clients then they would most likely move on. Now, as a listing agent, we market the home to ALL Realtors so that our listing is shown to ALL interested and qualified clients. Does that make sense? If you have any other questions, feel free to call my cell, 708-533-0515. Even if you plan on using the listing agent, I would be happy to answer ANY and ALL of your questions. I am available most of the time! My service to you is FREE! You have nothing to lose, just a phone call.

Carmen Keslin E-Pro
Remax 10 In the Park
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Thu Mar 12, 2009
Gene Mundt answered:

Thanks for the great question! As a 30 year veteran of the mortgage/real estate industry, ex-certified/licensed IL appraiser, golf fanatic, and Lockport resident (located upon a golf course), I would like to tackle the question for you.

The great views and ambience of the golf course setting will never change. The location and the views it affords creates an atmosphere and impression that is positive in the minds of most buyers. The additional land of the course visually adds to the size and scope of your property. With that in mind however, you have to realize that present day buyers are very practical in their expenditures. If they are borrowing on the home, it will be required that an appraisal is made of the property. This appraisal will have to be supported by sales that occurred within your area in the last 6 months preferably, maybe up to one year, if that is needed and possible.

Because borrowers face more stringent lending programs, and also because of the number of homes on the market, pricing will have to be done more judiciously. Underwriters of today's mortgages are watching every part of a transaction much more closely and it can effect the new buyer's ability to purchase your home. The premium lot price and location however, should not be overlooked within the appraisal and pricing done. It will still carry some weight. A qualified real estate sales professional, or a licensed real estate appraiser, will be able to give you an opinion on the present value and marketability of your home.

If I can be of service to you in any way, or if you would need a referral for a qualified realtor in your area, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to work-up a marketing flyer for you, provide lending information to those viewing and considering your home, or assist in your future lending needs.

Thank you for the opportunity to address your questions and needs.

Gene Mundt, Professional Mortgage Banker
Chicago Bancorp
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Wed Mar 4, 2009
Sean D Minor answered:
What does your attorney say? Ask for the earnest money to be returned and find another home. Was this a short sale? Who is holding the earnest money? You can take him to small claims court. ... more
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