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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Go to Zillow Rental Manager and post your listing there. Zillow and Trulia are the same company now (Zillow bought out Trulia). Once it's posted on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 48 hours. ... more
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Tue Sep 27, 2016
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Mon Sep 26, 2016
Jeanne Feenick answered:
In my experience with escalation clauses, the offer that triggered the escalation clause resulting in your winning bid is generally shared. Since offers are private, generally it is shared among the attorneys (we use them here for closing) but it could also be between brokers.

It sounds to me as though you are in a strong market - and the escalation clause can be a helpful tool to incorporate into the bidding process to give you an edge.

I recommend you speak to you agent about how the trigger can be verified to put your mind at ease.

Just my opinion - hope it is helpful.

And congrats on winning the deal!!
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Sat Jul 9, 2016
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Mon Jun 27, 2016
Jeff Nobleza answered:
HOA's and management companies have been sued in the past due to situations like you describe. You are willing to pay for a lawyer and hoping to be made whole after you win I recommend Adam Gurney for a real estate litigation attorney at 312 -854-8092 or He has helped me in legal disputes involving real estate situations in Chicago.

Jeff Nobleza
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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Melissa Dyksterhouse answered:
Hello Elizabeth,
It looks like your listing has 13 photos on Trulia:

It can take up to 24 hours for a listing to update on Trulia, this may be why your photos were not appearing originally.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Manager
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Thu May 21, 2015
Christos Papanastasatos answered:
You may have the following:

Transfer Tax $3.50 per $1,000 of the sales price
Title Fees
Attorney Fees
Recording Fees
Real Estate Fees
State of IL Fees
Cook County Fees
City of Chicago Fees ( if in Chicago)
Property Taxes from Jan. 1st to closing
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Daniel Fowler answered:
Hi Avery,
Have you found a way to post your condo for sale yet? If not, I would also be happy to assist you! I can send you current market data for your area and on the most similar homes to yours. I can also explain how you can enhance online presence and have your home appear on all major Real Estate websites! I would be happy to discuss with you any time. I have also worked with several buyers and sellers in the 60613 zip code. Please feel free to contact me any time!

Dan Fowler
Broker Associate
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
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Thu Nov 20, 2014
Matt Laricy answered:
You can ask your Realtor to send them. You can google it. You can look in the tax records. Lots of options out there.
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Fri May 16, 2014
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Brock Lee answered:
A few months ago my husband and I sold our home in Colorado and it was a bit difficult getting the HOA documents needed for our buyer. A family friend referred us to They were a huge help in making sure we had all the right documents and the information met the state disclosure requirements. I was able to get the whole package together easily by the contract deadline. I don’t think the process could get much easier than the software and service provided by Association Online. You should visit their website or call (970)-226-1324. They’re a great help for homeowners nationwide. ... more
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Todd Shissler answered:
Why are you switching back and forth? It is not fair to either agent. The agent that showed you the property is the one that is owed the commission.
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Todd Shissler answered:
It is one of the best locations in the city! It has all of the shops of Southport and Wrigley is right around the corner. It also has one of the best public schools in the city. How could you go wrong? ... more
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Jacqueline Smith answered:
If it was not in the property report or the bylaws, the owners, not the board or management has to vote by either 66.67% or 75% to amend the rules. If the condo has the right of first refusal they may hold up sales, but for legitimate reasons that are in their control. Consult your lawyer and/or contact the association lawyer. ... more
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Thu Dec 12, 2013
Akos Straub answered:
Each listing is different. We haven't had a slow down in our showing requests.
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
History Lesson-------Before the MLS-Multiple Real Estate Agent Listing Cooperative Service that we have today, each local real Estate Broker had their own pool of listings and buyers needed to visit each one to see the entire small town market. Participating in an LS is not mandatory and I suspect some small towns in remote locations still operate the old fashioned way. Sometimes we have to physically do things instead of having them magically appear on our home computers while we have coffee. ... more
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
EP answered:
what if my building has a total of 12 units; 6 owner occupied, 3 renters, and 3 for sale by owner but the owner is not living in the unit. Are those 3 considered owner occupied?

Would the building meet the 50% ratio? ... more
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