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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Your best source of info will be any local REALTOR. Please do NOT rely on these sites (Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, or any other website) for ANY accurate listing info. These are just marketing sites and a way for them to generate $$ from us agents and lenders. The data is terribly outdated and inaccurate.

Your Realtor will be able to search the local MLS which is your ONLY place to find the most up to date listings. The reason why it's "Off Market" is likely because it was under contract and then sold. This site will never show a property as being under contract. Why do they do this? So they can charge us agents for "leads" from buyers like you. They want it to appear that there are lots of properties available, so there are lots of leads generated for us. Good luck to you!
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Wed Apr 13, 2016
Attmail answered:
Depends what you're comparing them to? I owned a 1,250 square foot house in Cook County, my property taxes were $7,300. Moved to Bourbonnais, have a 2,100 square foot house and pay $4,500 a year in taxes.

I had been looking at Manteno, but their property taxes seemed considerably higher. I think it has to do with how much revenue from businesses come into the area. Bourbonnais has some big stores like Target, for example. Manteno doesn't.

I'm unaware of people leaving this area. I love it here. Bourbonnais has good village services, our snow gets plowed in a timely manner, iif I call about a street light being out, it's fixed in a couple weeks. Very nice village.
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Fri Jan 15, 2016
Bob Brandt answered:
Once you know if it is a condo or a fee simple ownership where you actually own the land, then you can get the quotes from your insurance agent. Rates vary widely, so good to call around every few years and get new quotes from different companies. I just save $1,200 on my different car/home policy costs. ... more
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Thu Jan 7, 2016
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Sat Dec 5, 2015
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Tue Nov 3, 2015
Clreed asked:
rate? I am looking to move into Pembroke Township from Kankakee, IL but I cannot find any solid information about housing in Pembroke Township, IL. 265
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
extra4 asked:
Looking for a 3br/2ba or 2br/2ba with finished basement --accepting of dogs-- preferably fairly new construction due to allergies.
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Jared M. Gingerich answered:
I'd say its just about completely crime free, I lived there for a year. Tons of kids, two parks, lots of open space away from roads, which except from a few speeders is a residential slow not busy road that any kid who knows to look both ways can handle. ... more
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
One of the problems with "rent to own" is just what you are describing - the seller may fall behind and be in default, or be upside down on his loan...and you will not able to buy the home no matter how much money you have put into it.

Understand that rent to own does NOT mean you simply pay rent, and then all of the rent is applied to the purchase if you decide to buy the house.
it doesn't work that way.

I suggest you rent in the normal way while working on whatever it is that is keeping you from buying a home in the usual way. Then buy when you're able to do so.......you will also have a full selection of homes from which to choose.

Rent to own involves you giving an upfront NON-REFUNDABLE deposit, and paying rent over and above the usual rent (only that "extra" rent would be applied to the sale)......plus.....all of that (deposit and extra rent) would be lost if you cannot, or do not, buy the home for any reason at then end of the rental period.

So - if you cannot qualify now for a loan, you better be certain you will qualify at the end of the lease and be able to buy the home, or you will stand to lose a lot of money.

best wishes.........
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Wed May 28, 2014
Christopher Yert asked:
I have bad credit and cannot purchase a home the standard way, I am a veteran and am moving back to the Kankakee area with my Wife and 1 yr old daughter, we need somewhere to call home.…
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Kiare Shird asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3130798112-1995-S-Schuyler-Ave-Kankakee-IL-60901
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site. ... more
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Larry Bernstein answered:
Retirement income can be used to qualify you for a mortgage. In fact, if the income is not taxed, I can gross it up...meaning multiply it by 125%. Retirement income is also easy to verify, using tax returns and bank statements.
Please call me for help. Larry Bernstein, Carrington Mortgage, NMLS #280597, (847) 815 - 8229.
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Sat Jan 25, 2014
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site. ... more
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