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Rogers Park : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Cbartko answered:
NJ - I own a condo on a private drive, but is not fha/hud approved. Can I still get a reverse mortgage since it's a private drive?
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Wed Jun 8, 2016
Cbw5355 answered:
I live in a townhouse condo development. I understand my development will have trouble with FHA approval because we have a high vacancy and foreclosure rate. Can you explain this to me. What are the percentage needed for my development to be eligible for FHA, ... more
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Wed Aug 12, 2015
Mike Opyd answered:
I dont think there are any rules but I would call the city if your that worried about it.
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Thu May 7, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
You should do a search of the incidents in the area. Find police reports
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Thu May 7, 2015
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Wed May 6, 2015
Mark Malave answered:
Everyone has a different opinion as to what is "safe" so as Realtors we really can't comment since it can be considered steering. I always advise people to actually visit the area and go to a public place like a restaurant and see what you think for yourself. Chicago is an enormous city, so there is a great diversity in housing choices and people. Personally, that's what I love about living and working here. ... more
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Mike Opyd answered:
The standard form sellers fill out to provide the buyers any knowledge they have of anything wrong with the property.
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Wed Mar 25, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
There are so many questions to be answered. You need to talk to a lender or mortgage broker.
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Sun Feb 8, 2015
Peg Wolfe answered:
I'd avoid it were I you. Lots of gang and drug-selling activity in the Howard/Damen area. It's seedy and dangerous. I never, ever walked after nightfall if at all possible, and since parking in this congested area is terrible, it's necessary at times. And "Crystal's" answer to your question is nonsensical and downright inflammatory. This part of Rogers Park is steadily deteriorating, with respect to crime and related issues. I had my condo burglarized AND vandalized in separate incidents, and my car vandalized twice.

(I am a former resident of this specific neighborhood, not a Realtor.)
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Fri Oct 31, 2014
Howie Andron answered:
This property is not currently listed on MLS. I suggest that you reach out directly to the advertiser for this inquiry.
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Thu Oct 9, 2014
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Too vague to answer, it depends on how many bedrooms, bathrooms, parking size, etc
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and you can browse freely, you will not have to enter any information ... more
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Fri Jun 20, 2014
Seth Captain answered:
Leave an old cell phone on the sidewalk outside a store.


Then factor in the amount of time it took for the phone to disappear, whether it was returned to the nearest store, and whether your webcam is still there.

This should help.
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Thu May 22, 2014
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Thu May 15, 2014
Mike Opyd answered:
Interview a few agents and see who would be a good fit to represent you. Its free use a Realtor.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Richard Mell answered:
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Mark Malave answered:
If you are willing to pay a slight premium, I think I know a place that is available. What is your price range?
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
You need to be at least 62 years old - speak to a lender to determine if you qualify
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Scott Newman answered:
It's tough to say without knowing more information about your personal situation but to eat $7K+ a year is a huge loss to take on for the foreseeable future.

If you're upside down by 100K- or something close- it could take a half decade or more of appreciation to even close close and more likely closer to 10 years. In that time you'll give away $80,000 in the hopes of breaking even.

Again, I can't say for sure what your best option is but I'd love to talk to you about it- it sounds like a short sale is something you should strongly consider.
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Sites like Trulia and Zillow do not necessarily have all the info available. Your best source for accurate info is to work with a Realtor.
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