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Home Buying in South Barrington : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Gary Geer answered:
Ray,
If you are using an agent and that agent belongs to the MLS, the contract to purchase that normally is used has a clause in it covering this situation.

All the best.
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Geoff Ommen answered:
Ray

This site only pulls listings off of the MLS. Why are you interested in by owner? Is it because the type of property you are looking for does not exist, or is it because you are hoping for a steal of a price?

Inventory comes out a few different ways. Regular listings, pocket listings (listings agents know about that are not live yet), and for sale by owner. If there is a specific subdivision you are looking for (The Coves, The Glen, etc) then you can also solicit homeowners directly.

If you are using an agent in the area, they can get this done for you.

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird & Warner
847-271-2622
geoff.ommen@bairdwarner.com
www.geoffgetsit.com
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
John Walin answered:
How did this situation resolve itself???
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Geoff Ommen answered:
Heather

Both communities are great subdivisions and offer similar sized homes and prices. Many of my clients with school age children will let the school zoning drive part of their choices. If they live in a particular school district already, staying in the same one may be important for friends and sports activities. Cutters Run is Barrington 220 district and Meadowood is Stevenson 125 district. Kildeer is split between 220 and 125, depending on the location.

South Barrington tends to be a little more isolated than Kildeer, once you get past your immediate subdivision. That is more important for everyday events like shopping, sports, etc. Ask enough agents and I am sure you will get a 50/50 split on which one people prefer.

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird&Warner
847-271-2622
geoff.ommen@bairdwarner.com
www.geoffgetsit.com
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
John Walin answered:
Dont chase short sale preforeclures, focus on already foreclosed REO's and avoid the baggage of a seller faking a hardship to get out of the defficiency amount to settle with their mortgage. ... more
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Fri Sep 23, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Any agent with access to the MLS can get that information. There's an area (at least in the MLS in my area) that members can go into and look at all changes to the listing, including price changes.

As others caution, though, the listing price right before the sale may not be a good indication of what it sold for. And that information isn't posted until after the sale occurs.

Still, the answer to your question is: Ask any agent in your area who belongs to your local MLS.

Hope that helps.
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