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Sun Mar 29, 2009
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Hi Dan,
You probably do not know but as Realtors we cannot tell you whether an area is safe or anything else for that matter as it may be considered steering and that is against the law. What we can do though is we can direct you to where you can find the information that is important to you..... So if you are wondering contact the local police department and then use the information and contact points Christopher gave you no need for me to repeat them, he did a good job in mentioning them.

Furthermore I always always suggest to my clients to drive the neighborhood they intend to move in on various times and days of the week, like evenings during the week, Sat. or Sun. and one time in the middle of the week when school children are around, that usually gives buyers who are moving into a new town or neighborhood a good feeling whether this is the right neighborhood for them, they will also see at that time, where the places of worship are, parks, shopping etc.

Hope this helps you, if you need an agent to provide you with property information anywhere in Chicago for your future purchase, e-mail me directly to edithsellhomes@gmail.com and attach your wish list style of property, price range and all the locations within the city that you would consider and of course size of property.

Good Luck to you and I hope to hear from you soon.
Edith YourRealtor4Life! Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients!
edithsellhomes@gmail.com
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Tue May 6, 2008
Neil Woodward answered:
by far the best way to get the latest comps in your area is to consult a local Realtor, they have information on the MLS and the the bank repos that will affect the value or salability of your condo ... more
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Mon Mar 17, 2008
Ann Boyle answered:
Mike, loved your story about the kitchen and car!

I would look into doing the foundation work and the bathrooms. Most buyers balk if there are structural issues, with a foundation being a major concern. Re: bathrooms, I would have your agent come in and give you counsel on what he/she is seeing in homes these days. Just keep it neutral for the next buyer. You don't have to spend alot, but for the bathrooms, they do need to be nice and of a cohesive design and color.

Without knowing the extent of what needs to be done, if you are finding it unaffordable for yourselves to do, keep the quotes from the contractors you have had in, so that these numbers can help price the house when you go to sell it, or can be used for negotiation purposes during the inspection contingency.

Good Luck!
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Wed Oct 3, 2007
Ken Dooley answered:
Hello Cathy,

Here's a sample of neighborhood info available at www.KDRchicago.com for the North Park neighborhood. Search under Neighborhood Tab on the upper bar and scroll down to North Park and click on the link:
North Park
Demographic Report

2005 Demographics
Population Estimate 5,968
Household Estimate 1,934
% Change in Household Growth 2000-2005 -2.31%

% Renter Occupied 58.76%
% Owner Occupied 41.26%
Median Years in Residence 2.55
% in Residence > 5 Year 24%

Per Capita Income $18,259
Average Family Income $50,896

% Population Married 43.11%
% Families with Kids 40.61%

Median Age 43
% of Population with Bachelor Degrees 21.74%
% of Population with Graduate Degrees 15.54%

Best of luck, Ken.
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