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Home Buying in Pekin : Real Estate Advice

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Bryson Smith, Real Estate Pro in Peoria, IL
Sun Sep 28, 2014
Bryson Smith answered:
Always use an agent. I've been stuck trying to sell a home that someone bought fsbo because they paid too much. Only the agent knows the comparables truly. Websites dont tell you the condition of the neighboring homes that sold, or what amenities or features the home had in it. Calling an agent would have been the best because they would have given you accurate numbers and could have previewed current competition along with looking up solds + inside photographs. ... more
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Bryson Smith, Real Estate Pro in Peoria, IL
Sun Sep 28, 2014
Bryson Smith answered: is what a lot of renters I know used to find their temporary home.
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robert fasci…, Home Seller in Delavan, IL
Sun Dec 23, 2012
robert fascian answered:
Taylor,we have a four bedroom house with 1.25 acres ona lake out in venado lakes,delavan.Will be going on sale in fab. email me
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Dana, Home Seller in Pekin, IL
Wed Jul 25, 2012
Dana answered:
Yes, we have one we are getting ready to list. Tons of farmhouse charm with two stories a wrap around front porch and great outbuilding in back. The best part built in '96 so no old house problems that can come with the really old farmhouses. Great location, minutes from Pekin, East Peoria, and Morton. Let us know if you want more info. ... more
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Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Tue Jun 26, 2012
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
If it did not hold pressure that means something is cracked or leaking in the plumbing.

You are not allowed to fix things on any home you don't own. That is true. You can't make them turn on the water because if it didn't hold pressure, turning on the water could cause more damage.

But if HUD has repair escrow required for FHA loans at $500, it is probably minor. But if they say no, you can't turn on the water. period.

This is a foreclosure home and you need to decide if it is work the risk (price good enough) or not. Otherwise, walk away. Trying to fight them will not likely work but will waste your time.
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Lori, Home Buyer in Pekin, IL
Fri Aug 12, 2011
Lori asked:
Charlotte Ir…, Real Estate Pro in East Peoria, IL
Wed May 19, 2010
Charlotte Irons answered:
Dear Homebuyer
There are no homes for $10 000 or less in Pekin Illinois. I found 1 listing for $15 000 and 2 for $29 900. All 3 homes need repairs. If you are interested feel free to email or call me. My, my cell# 309-712-7355.
Thanks and have a great day
Charlotte Irons
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Marty S,  in Irvine, CA
Mon Jan 26, 2009
Marty S answered:
A FHA or USDA loan would do the trick for you.

I am a mortgage broker. If I can be of service, please let me know!

Martin Smith

Precision Funding
877-238-6324 Ext 704
877-238-6324 FAX
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Tonya Burris, Real Estate Pro in East Peoria, IL
Thu Jun 26, 2008
Tonya Burris answered:
I am a Pekin Realtor, and can tell you that we do not have this on a regular basis in our area. We do occassionally know of someone willing to work with a buyer if their home has sat on the market for a while. You need to work with your Realtor to network this possibility. It may take a little time, but it is possible. Good luck! ... more
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Angela,  in Peoria, IL
Tue Apr 1, 2008
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