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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Bsktgrl1 asked:
Tue Feb 3, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
That seems to be the exact theme with most scams. I would keep looking and use a Realtor.
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
gwaltiere answered:
I need to know if the landlord can say I have to pay property tax on my mobile home which I have been paying lot rent on? I have only been here a year now all this sudden they say I have to pay property tax on top of my lot rent. Is this right? ... more
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
Odds are that you will not have to wait, but sometimes that language appears in the addendum and then you can choose not to sign it or you can work on it for awhile and get it real nice to flip it for more $..... ... more
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
SSAs are special assessments areas that builders cooperate with towns to get in order to pay for infrastructure improvements like water and sewer connections, street lights, etc. They are structured differently sometimes, but the ones I have seen essentially put an extra assessment annually on the homeowner for a period of time - 20 or 30 years typically. Sometimes they can be as much as an extra tax bill or sometimes they can be lower.

An SSA must be disclosed by the seller and is supposed to be disclosed on the MLS. You must do your homework on these as they can be a lot of money or a little money and can be properties less attractive.
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Mon Apr 11, 2011
Debbie Ritke answered:
The HOA oversees the maintenance of the drainage systems and the street lights, they approve building and landscaping plans and enforce the covenants. I have the CCRs and the Homeowners Association info, also the application to submit building and landscaping plans if you would like to take a look at that. Please email me debbie@debritke.com or call me at 815-258-4342. I can email these docs, I have them in that format if you would like them sent that way, or can send. ... more
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Mon Mar 14, 2011
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
I agree, there are two Metra trains that go out of Joliet to Chicago - one to Union and the other to LaSalle station. They give various time tables. The Rock Island in Lasalle has a better daily and express schedule. There are also Pace buses in Joliet and closer to you around Rt. 52. That is not as fast as a train, but it is an option. ... more
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Sun Jan 2, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Wed Oct 6, 2010
Nancy Mahoney answered:
If you can go to this link, you should be able to find all the phone numbers and info you need concerning senior services within Will and Grundy County. I hope this helps.

Just type that into your address bar and hit enter, it should bring up an article about senior services in the area.

www.state.il.us/aging/1directory/sr_ctr.pdf
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Sun Jul 25, 2010
Maya Thomas LLC answered:
Did your Realtor prepare a Comparative Market Analysis when you listed the property? Did you price your home accordingly? Have you de-cluttered and cleaned the house until it's so shiny and clean that you can eat off the floors? Is your home easy to show? Does is smell good? Is the yard neat and tidy? Do you have animals and can you see or smell them? What is the feed back from the buyers who looked at your home? Are you the prettiest cheapest girl at the party? Do you have the maximum number of pictures in the mls? Are you in a desirable neighborhood and if not have you discounted your home to make up for the short coming? Is your home smaller than most of the homes in the neighborhood? Is the lot smaller? Is your home in disrepair? Is your home dated? Do you have personal belongings such as pictures or religious items visible? If you have done everything above and the home isn't selling you may need another agent. My guess is that there are many items above that you could work on and to get the home sold. ... more
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Sun Jul 25, 2010
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Wed Mar 17, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
I forgot to add one thing. Place some pictures of the house for sale in your car windows when you go shopping. Park, put them in the windows. You never know. SOMeone could see them and call the number you give. ... more
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Mon Mar 15, 2010
Cherrie Catama-Smith answered:
Hi Marty,

Can I ask who told you that you cant add the special assessment into your mortgage? You have the ability to refinance your home and pay the special assessment amount off with your new mortgage loan. The problem that I have been coming accross is that the values have decreased enough where people are unable to borrow more money against their home. Also, many buyers a few years back received 100% financing. Now, they own more than the property is worth. If you are unable to refinance, contact the lender who holds your mortgage and see if you can modify your mortgage loan to receive a lower payment. Lowering the mortgage can help pay your assessments.

Good Luck!

Cherrie Catama
Newman Realty
cherrie@newmanrealtyillinois.com
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Wed Sep 2, 2009
Timothy Fitzgerald answered:
Hi Tee,

The home at 1404 Clifton is indeed for sale, but it has a pending contrract on it. If you would like, please contact me and I can send you similar properties in the area.

Have a Great Day!
Tim
tfitzgerald@c21proteam.com
815.353.1901
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Wed Jul 9, 2008
Emily Erekuff answered:
Good Morning Sandy,

Thank you for contacting us about this. I apologize that we didn't respond to your emails as quickly as you hoped.

If you access the link below to our display of your listing you'll see that we receive this listing information from Coldwell Banker. They are currently sending us a listing price of $299,900 in the data feed they send to us, and if you click on the link to their website you'll see that the link they provide us to direct home buyers to additional photos and details no longer shows any listing information.

Because of this bad link and price error I have blocked this information from Coldwell Banker in our system and it will be removed from our site in approximately 24 hours when our site data is refreshed. Once that happens our display will show information that we receive from another listing source with what I believe is the correct listing price ($289,900).

Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
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Tue May 27, 2008
Bay Jackson answered:
Most mobile home subdivisions have requirements that you must meet to rent/lease a lot. Some require the home be moved when a transfer of ownership takes place. I would check to make sure you will be able to leave the mobile home there after you purchase it - before you put an offer in. It is also very difficult to obtain financing for a mobile home when there is no land involved. You should make sure there is adequate financing available before you proceed. Best of luck. ... more
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