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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Gary Geer answered:
What property in Round Lake are you interested in getting information about?
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
James Tiernan & The Tiernan Group answered:
I have helped a couple clients purchase a HUD home recently. The process can be challenging if you do not know what you are doing. If you are still looking for help, Round Lake is an area I am very familiar with. There are still some great deals out there, let's find one together! ... more
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
To your question yes this property has school bus service

this is taken of the Multiple listing of the above property

General Info:School Bus Service, Commuter Train

But the property is currently under contract! Just for your information. If you want to buy a property
in a certain area, you may be better served working with a Realtor familiar and near that area, not only to send you listings of available properties in that area in your size and price range, but also to get you
all other information important for you, schools, bus service for schools, pets allowed or not, for townhouses and condos association fees and what they include and on and on.

In Illinois the services of a Buyers Agent, a Realtor you commit to and you are loyal to (i.e. you work with only one Realtor your personal Buyers Agent who will protect your interests and work in your best interest etc.) are free to the buyer, just you have to commit to ONE Realtor!, as they are paid
from the proceeds of the sellers at the closing... Do not do this on your own.

If you like I could send you available listings to your e-mail and if you need a recommendation for a good Buyers agent in and around the Round Lake area, let me know and I gladly send you one
and also would be able initially send you listings that meet your needs and price range in those areas you are interested in. Are you looking for a summer home, an investment, as you show your current location to be Northfield.

Let me know if there is anything else I can help with...

Sincerely yours,
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
PollyAnna Snyder answered:
Annie - mold can kill given certain variables. It can definitely harm people and can have long-lasting effects even if it does not kill - again, research the varieties and other variables. Can be a scary subject. Research it well and hope this helps. Cheers! ... more
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Gary Geer answered:

I have helped owners rent out their homes in this development and also sold homes here. Contact me and we can discuss the pros and cons of renting out your home. In addition, I can send you all the most recent active rental listings that are available in your area for information. I also offer a FREE ( and no obligation) Renters Market Analysis ( and Sellers Analysis) of homes that are active on the market and those that have already been rented to help assist you with finding out if you are pricing your home right for todays market.

All the best,

Gary Geer
Results Realty USA
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
John Walin answered:
Coleen is right. Landlord will want to do a credit check and probably a background check and employment verification. Other possible obstacles is if your a smoker or have pets. ... more
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Tue Jul 31, 2012
Sidney asked:
Optional details about your qu

This question is about this property:
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Gary Geer answered:
Not sure what condo you are talking about in the Round Lake Area. Please provide more information so I can help answer your question.

All the best,

Gary Geer ... more
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Fri Feb 3, 2012
Susana: You have been given alot to digest within prior comments ... much of it very good advice. But the bottomline is this ... you won't know exactly what IS possible until you talk to a qualified mortgage lending professional regarding your financing options. Until more is known in detail about your personal financial scenario and credit scores, all comments are pretty much guesses. Should you want to bring parents into the transaction, their information is needed to know your options too. My suggestion is to find a mortgage lender, sit down and talk with them regarding your financial situation, your hopes and plans for purchase. They will be able to direct you as to your best options and course of action.
That said, I would be happy to provide that service for you, should you be interested. You can contact me here at trulia ... or at the website below. I wish you the best of luck, no matter what decision you make ...
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
John Walin answered:
Renting dollar in Round lake goes pretty far. Madrona has predominantly 4BR homes so if you are capping search to 3BR for renting due to anticipated rent, you wont find it. As Kay said $1,800 is the going rent in there for a 4BR. That area is nice! school in subdivision, newer construction. My only concern is owners planning foreclosure renting their home, buying another house and once they get that new house financing stop payments on the home they are renting to you. Ask any agent you work with to qualify that owner is current on mortgage, and has a good reason for renting like they already moved out of state. Banks are getting wise to owners strategic default, buy and bail because that owner can probably buy a neighbors house for cheaper than what they owe on the home they are renting.

Please call, text or email me if i can be of service!

Thumbs up and best answer me if you like my answer, thanks

John Walin
Coldwell Banker
847 276-0120
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Fri Jun 25, 2010
Gary Geer answered:
You can talk to the Section 8 office in Grayslake, IL to get a list of proeprties that are available in this area. If that does not work contact me and I will help you.
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Fri Jun 18, 2010
Lori Jeltema answered:
How did it go? HAP does OK the buyer moving in and renting until settlement (learned that at a HAP briefing that I organized in our area attended by the HAP representatives) but the house has to sell at or around market value and you have to fall within the loss guidelines. I hope you talked with HAP and followed through with renting prior to the HAP transaction since it would have help both of you. ... more
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Fri Apr 23, 2010
Mike Stodola answered:
No. I don't and I haven't heard anyone who does.

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Mon Jan 18, 2010
Timothy Fitzgerald answered:

Unfortunately, it is against the standards that Realtors are held to, to comment on the safety of a particular area.

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