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Home Buying in Near North Side : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 2, 2017
JW J answered:
I can't speak to the experience of owners, but if you are renting a unit, you have absolutely no rights in this building. The building decided to do a renovation project during the middle of my lease, and arbitrarily shut off water and plumbing for a month, every week day. The more problematic thing is that they entered my unit every afternoon during the renovation, despite my asking them not to, and warning them in writing that it constitutes trespass. In a couple weeks, they will enter my unit to tear down a wall and rebuild it, all without my consent. When I voiced my objections, they ignored my emails completely. I asked them to resolve the issue amicably - but no response. I wouldn't risk living here. ... more
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Mikeh answered:
ive lived there 8 years and i love it!

mike hansen
511, #307
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Wed Dec 3, 2014
Mike Opyd answered:
It is difficult to get a loan in these buildings because of the CHA units there. Many lenders will not do a loan there but there are lenders who will. The only real downfall is resale is a little more difficult because of the loan difficulties. If you need a recommendation for a lender who will do a loan there let me know. ... more
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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Scott Newman answered:
It's a very desirable building and neighborhood. I would get with an experienced realtor to help you run comps and market data to help you with your purchase.
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
Sara McMurray answered:
It depends on YOU, the investor. If you're paying cash, can you cash-flow on the unit? Is your money making more on the (theoretical) increase in value of real estate vs other investments? Probably safe to say that, at today's rates, your cash will do better in real estate than in a bank's vaults. But if the monthly assessment and taxes is at or above your expected rental rates then no, it's not a good investment. As far as pros and cons, a hotel building will have fewer lenders available and will appeal to a different type of buyer. There's something for everyone - whether this is for you or not is a personal calculation. ... more
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Mike Opyd answered:
Id have it lined up quickly since cash usually has a closing within a few weeks. Speak to your agent about what the process looks like and when the money should be made available.
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Scott Newman answered:
Every property is different and the actual amount is a matter of public record. Start by Googling the address and that should be enough to find it. Beyond that, I would love to help you find the perfect home. We should talk. Email me at ... more
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Thu Nov 21, 2013
If you are still in the market looking for options feel free to contact me either by email or phone at any point for a quick chat.

Chris Diamond
Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation
NMLS 771882
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
JIM Michaels answered:
will send you my list of homes in that area
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Santiago Kensel Sanchez answered:
Thats a good choice , even better with east views , happy to help , send me an email at i will send you a list
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Carmen Rodriguez answered:
I'm confident there are as foreclosures are everywhere throughout the City. Feel free to contact me if you are currently not working with another Real Estate Broker Buyer's Agent.

Thank you,
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
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Wed May 29, 2013
Jamesr answered:
Jim: Take a look at 415 E North Water St. Riverview West on the river for a new view of Chicago. Close to everything but quiet when you want to relax away from the hustle and bustle. Go to: for 3 BR 3 BA. for all of the details.. Call 312-909-7109 any time for a showing
The top man in this country visits our building occasionally.
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Wed May 29, 2013
Jamesr answered:
In 415 :Currently 3 facing south which is facing the river with excellent city and lake views. Go to for 1 of the 3. - #804W in 415 E. North Water St.. All 3 are 3 BR 3 BA Kinzie Model. Call 312-909-7109 for complete details on all units. 2 others smaller 2 BR 2 BA facing north and 1 large 3 BR 3.1 BA facing N, NW away from river. 445 has 1 unit 1 BR 1 BA available. That makes a total of seven (7) units available for sale. Are you looking to purchase a property in Riverview? ... more
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Tue May 21, 2013
JIM Michaels answered:
email me at and I will also send you what I have on that particular building
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
John Walin answered:
A title policy is worth the money and new construction sometimes have mech liens to sort through.
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Sun Oct 14, 2012
Joanna Weiss answered:
You didnt mention if you need financing. I would be happy to help with a pre-qualification letter showing that you can afford the property. Most realtors will need to know if you are qualified for the mortgage before taking you out to look at properties. Joanna 773-327-3580 ... more
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Seth Captain answered:
There is a lot of discrimination against English Bulldogs due to their slobbering drool and wide girth. Both of these traits are currently unfashionable in today's fashion climate. I would consider walking in such a way as to shield your dog from your neighbor's view, or consider adopting a greyhound, very much the anthropomorphic reality of a current US magazine cover. ... more
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