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Home Selling in Lake County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 29, 2016
Cbsecw20 asked:
The property owner's phone number (my phone number) for 106 W Lake St, 60010 is incorrect on your site. It shows our previous realtors phone number. Can you please update it to the…
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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Bob Brandt answered:
Since taxes in Illinois are in arrears, a year behind, the seller will pay the second installment of the 2015 bill at or prior to closing and then will issue you a credit of 8 full months at the agreed upon proration amount. ... more
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
Info answered:
Depends on the sq footage and what you want upgraded ie; flooring, cabinets, counter tops, sink, what materials are used ie; new cabinets vs. painting current ones and installing new hardware, etc. Granite... ... more
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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Starletta.fulcher answered:
im 40 years old i live in south ga .THE AREA IM LOOKING AT WILL BE OUT FROM CITY LIMITS
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Sun Jul 10, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Normal is anything you can negotiate.

Just be clear that you either intend to rent the house from the new owners for a specific period or delay closing until a specific date
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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Melissa Dyksterhouse answered:
It is free to post your home for sale 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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Sun Nov 8, 2015
Register answered:
use a website like and save yourself the trouble.
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Fri Oct 9, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello Matt,

The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea).

We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you.

Good luck!
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Sun Sep 27, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
Only licensed real estate agents can post for sale homes on Trulia. Best of luck
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Thu Sep 3, 2015
Christina Feeney answered:
There are no set or standard commission rates for realtors. What i can tell you is that I have seen commissions ranging from 4 percent to 7 percent. Hope this helps!
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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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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
It really depends on the people. You'll want to get an understanding of what they're like and what they value, and try to explain to them the ways that owning a smaller home can help with that. For instance a lot of people want to be able to save money. You can point out that the cost of owning a smaller home and using a storage unit will be cheaper than owning a larger home. If they are people that like being outdoors, or like adventure, you can talk about how the home should be a place designed for down-time, which they wouldn't need much of. You really just need to find a way to convince them that it's the right choice for them. The only way that should be too hard is if they value space more than anything else, so just try to avoid those people if you can.
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Fri Jul 3, 2015
Alcazar9 answered:
A gourmet kitchen is a kitchen with professional appliances of high performance. Easy-to-clean surfaces, and storage for specialty items. A spice collection. The kitchen should be set up by stations where to prepare food, cook, clean and serve food. A big variety of good quality professional pots
The cutting and chopping station needs to be able to move around and up and down according to the size of the chef using it. A gourmet kitchen should be of high performance.
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