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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Den.rivers answered:
Try to search the apartment on You can not only search and apply for property, but also sign the contract and pay your rent online. The service even allows to negotiate a rental price. ... more
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Sat Jul 2, 2016
Jeff Nobleza answered:
Attorney Adam Gurney is great. You can call his office at 312-854-8092 and ask for him. His first consultation over the phone is free.

Jeff Nobleza
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Wed Jun 8, 2016
Karthik Reddy Danda asked:
I am looking for 6months lease. Deposit is fine. Property must include dishwasher, microwave oven, refrigerator, laundry facility nearby, gym & pool in the community, two parking spaces…
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Wed Jul 8, 2015
Sbob6788 answered:
Why would you jump on a wooden floor when you know it's disturbing to others? Shame on you. It hardly requires any effort to behave with consideration. Ways to diminish noise include putting down rugs, taking your shoes off when you're walking through your unit, and avoiding deliberately dropping things or throwing things on the floor. Your neighbors in the unit below may very well be able to hear every foot step, even when you try to be quiet. Making more noise than necessary, in light of the way it affects others, is uncivil. In a communal living situation like a condo or a townhouse, people usually expect more ambient noise than in a single family home. However, nobody has the right to make loud persistent noise that affects the ability of other residents to sleep, work, or otherwise feel comfortable in their own homes. I've heard people say that if you like peace and quiet, you should buy a single family home in the suburbs. Actually, if you don't know how to behave with consideration, you're the one who should be more isolated. ... more
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Thu May 22, 2014
Greg Zajdel answered:
There are '+" and "-" of buying a short sales. Main disadvantage - long time length in order to receive an answer from the seller's lender, 2ndly, as-is transaction so WUSIWYG ! 3rdly - many times short sale sellers take all appliances or fixtures.. Main advantage- price! You can be able to buy home which might be valued lower than the REAL current market value. ... more
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Sat May 3, 2014
David Crenshaw answered:
Quality of Life is great in Mount Prospect!!! I am proud to have my business here.
Its important for agents to be up and aware of the quality of life and various benefits of living in a particular community and to be able to educate their buyers on these sometimes "hidden features".

Heres another take on Suburban Quality of Life - Are young residents fleeing suburbia for the city and vowing to not return? Follow the link for article from Realtor Magazine.
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Fri Dec 13, 2013
Michele Wilson answered:
I'm curious as to how this worked out. Did you make an offer? Did they sell to you at that price?
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Fri Dec 13, 2013
Jan McNulty answered:
No I don't believe there are cameras anywhere but at the front door at 20 S. Main St. Condos in Mt Prospect
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Thu Dec 5, 2013
Marilyn Munton answered:
I am available to help you with your home search if you are still looking. Please contact me directly to set up a custom home search in the MLS that fit your criteria.

Marilyn Munton
Direct: (847)385-3350
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Bradley Neumann answered:
If the home inspection fails there is no legal way to force you to buy the home. It does depend on the nature of the problems arising from the home inspections. A good negotiator can go along way but they should respond to your concerns.

If you need help with the mortgage, I can help. Our company works directly with Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae and fund the loans in our name. We aren't waiting around on the big banks to approve the deal. We staff our own underwriting department and get things done quickly. You can call me at (630) 639-1081 and I can give you a preapproval the same day and help you find a quality realtor in the area.

We can do: FHA, Conventional, USDA, VA, HARP, Interest Only, Home Equity, Fixed, and Variable. Find out which product is right for you by calling Brad at (630) 639-1081.

Brad Neumann
Sr. Loan Officer
Mobile Phone: (630) 639-1081
3130 Finley Rd. Suite 510C
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
ben herman answered:
A lot of potential buyers have delayed buying for a variety of reasons. That delay has created a "pool" of demand for homes. When the buyers decide that "this is the time" we can expect the housing market to turn around very rapidly. This is probably the best time to buy before a lot of potential buyers come into the market at the same time, causing prices to rise. Demand is more important than mortgage loan rates. ... more
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
ben herman answered:
Help your agent by checking the availability of the property daily. Rely on your agent's advice as to how to proceed.
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Jan McNulty answered:
Your agent might be right! There is a statutory redemption period that occurs after a foreclosure. It is highly unlikely that the person who owned the house can pay all the attorney, interest, late fees and mortgage off, however our state laws allow a period of time for the person to reclaim their house. You could call your real estate attorney to track when the proceeding were held and let you know when the foreclosure will be "saleable" again. I am not an attorney but I have read recently that the Illinois State laws on foreclosure are being re-examined by many because the laws are not very clear. I do recall that there are different timelines for residential primary residences and non-residences. If the subject property is the Borrower's primary residence, the Borrower may Redeem the subject property within Seven (7) Months from the date the Borrower was served with summons or by publication or no later than Three (3) Months after the Judgment of Foreclosure is entered, whichever is later.
If the subject property is not the Borrower's primary residence the Borrower may Redeem the subject property within Six (6) Months from the date Borrower was served with summons or by publication or no later than Three (3) Months after the Judgment of Foreclosure is entered, whichever is later. I do think that everyone wants the laws to be fair and more clear than what they are presently.
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Mon Jan 31, 2011
Michael Cline answered:
Financing for a mobile home is tough. Not that it can't be done, it's just that LO's don't want to waste their time on a $20k loan. I once did a $28k loan for someone, but ONLY because it was a referral from a dear friend. The appraiser made more $$ than I did.

Sorry to explain it that way, but it's the truth. Good luck.

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