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Lockport : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Dnkrcmar asked:
Can you purchase a home from the bank after foreclosure but before being listed with a real estate?
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Tue May 3, 2016
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Ray Morandi answered:
I've worked closely with a loan officer the last 10 years. He's honest and great at what he does. He would love to help you. His name is Bill Lee and you can reach him direct at 708-305-1017. ... more
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
There are several elementary schools in Lockport. This home is in the Fairmont school district 89 and Lockport High School 205. You can get information on these schools from the state of Illinois website an school report card. or at these websites. and

If you are looking for some help finding a home in Lockport, please feel free to contact me.

Suzanne Hamilton
Managing Broker/Owner
RE Homes Source
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Susan Dufault answered:
I have found that many estates could definately use this type of business. I just had to hire family to clean out a home because the heirs were all out of the area. You might start by sending info out to Real Estate offices and also attorneys in the area. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Vickie McClusky answered:
There is an investment group that can buy a home for you and rent to you till you are in a position to buy. Please call me at 708-602-1112
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
loreen answered:
I accidentally commented on the other comment but I have lived in Lockport for 16years now. That part of town is not the safest.
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Allyson Fernandes answered:
So sorry for your loss. Definitely contact your real estate attorney and they can take care of Quit Claim Deeding the property over to you with the death cert. If you need a recommendation in the Lockport area of a good real estate attorney that does, I would love to help you out with that. I hope all is well with you. ... more
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Sun Jan 12, 2014
Doug Gaffney answered:
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Suzanne Hamilton answered:

I live in Homer Glen and work with buyers and sellers the Lockport area. This home on Cagwin is not on the market. How can I help you or what question can I answer?

If you are looking for homes on the market or market conditions to sell, I would be happy to help.

Please feel free to contact me directly.

Suzanne Hamilton
Managing Broker/Owner
RE Homes Source
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Nancy D asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Jennifer Snyder answered:
Not necessarily. With a bit more info I can provide you more specific data. Contact me for me information.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Jennifer Snyder answered:
Jennifer -

We have some fantastic rent to own options available as well a strong rental market still. Please contact me for more details, I would love to help. I am near the Lockport area and can meet your area requirements. ... more
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Tony Lara answered:
Growing up around the city and witnessing the changes in H.K as well as other parts of the city, it's a very different town. I suggest going to the site, check out the crime stats as well as the Village, etc...I would also consider walking around at night, get a feel for the area, all of the city changes during the day, to mid-day to the early evening into the late evenings. You'll always find the speed freaks, tweekers and johns cruising the streets in the wee hours of the morning. It comes with the territory, best of luck go with your gut!!!

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Rutenberg Realty
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Wed Sep 21, 2011
Cynthia Doehler answered:
It depends on your specific situation, but the average amount of time is 3 years. You should start now by building your credit back up. You may also want to consider a rent to own or lease option home so that you are already in a home that you would like to purchase a few years down the line when you are able to qualify for a loan. If you would like to further discuss that option, I'd be happy to talk. I can also send you information about repairing your credit or refer you to a few of my in-house lenders, who would be willing to answer your questions.

Cynthia Doehler, Broker
Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Homer Glen
(312) 391-4438
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Thu Sep 9, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
That's easy. As Mark says, just contact a local attorney or title company.

However, you (and the person already on title) should also check with an accountant as well. There are a lot of implications--more affecting the person already on title--to adding you to it.

And I'm not sure what your goal is, but there may be better ways of accomplishing it than adding your name to the title.

So, while the process is easy, first check to make sure that it's really in the best interests of you and the other person.

Hope that helps.
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Kim Noonan answered:
Jack - taxes can vary widely in Illinois even within the same township. Many different taxing bodies make up the tax bill, and such items as municpal tax rates, school and park districts, fire and road districts, libraries, forest preserves, even lawsuits can affect what taxes are paid...along with the assessed value of the individual home.

Therefore, we do not have an across-the-board estimate of taxes in any township. Existing homes may be over assessed and paying disproportionately high taxes; they may be underassessed or have senior tax exemptions or assessment freezes in place.

It's always best, when looking for real estate in an area (especially one that is new to you) to have an experienced real estate agent help guide you through the process. You can also, if you have a particular address, contact the assessor for the township in which that home lies and ask the current assessed value and the last known published tax rate for that parcel. Homes right across the street from each other in Lockport may belong to different grade school districts, and that can make one house higher in tax than a virtually identical home in another district.

If you're looking for assistance and considering moving to our area, please don't hesitate to contact me for house hunting help or further clarification of how our taxes work.

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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Debbie answered:
I have been looking for a townhouse in your area for almost a year. I have probably viewed your listing online. If your townhouse is in good condition, I probably passed it up because of price. Taxes in Will County tend to be on the high end so the price has to balance that out in the overall monthly payment for me. ... more
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