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Fri Oct 9, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
The same reasons as many towns have lots of homes for sale-moving up, moving down, divorce, marriage, birth, death, lottery winning, size, quality, distance to job, foreclosure, short sale etc...
Buyers get more house for their money here, so it should be a Village to consider. Come check us out. My office is near the border of Streamwood and Schaumburg. 847-274-3193
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Mon Aug 3, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
Your Realtor should be able to make all the showing arrangements for you and you do not even have to pay him... Why go it alone?
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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Celine Sanderson answered:
There's so much that goes into the final price of a building. Especially with a busy area like Bridgeport, Chicago. Honestly, you need to get your place looked at with a market analysis that can compare the area with the style, quality, and amenities that the place offers. They need to look at the age of the wear-and-tear issues too. Everything goes into account when they come up with a price. That goes for the material the building is made out of too, which in this case is brick. The condition of the brick is another thing that you'd want to look at for the exterior curb-appeal. Good luck!
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Mon Dec 1, 2014
Laurie Christofano answered:
If the appraisal comes in higher than your offer amount, that's great news! You'll have some instant equity. The bank will base your loan amount on the sales price, not the appraisal amount, however. They won't loan you more than you're actually paying for the home, if this makes sense. If on the other hand, the appraisal comes in lower than your offer amount, the seller will have to come down in price or you'll have to make up the difference in cash. Best of luck to you! ... more
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Jeff Nobleza answered:
How do you know your credit score is low? Have you talked to a lender or checked your score lately. If it's above 620 you should be able to buy or rent.
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Sun May 11, 2014
Sivya Weis answered:
Hey Tiana ... it happens to many people and as long as you can show a potential landlord that you have turned things around and are on the right path now, or explain what happened in 2011, a lot of good people out there will be willing to give you a chance. We are all human. Best of luck! ... more
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Thu Dec 26, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
I have seen a lot of sales of the detached homes in this subdivision closing from about 170,000 to about $230,000. There are about 9 different nice floor plans and sizes vary, along with the locations. Some are on the golf course. They were built by Centex in the late 80's. It is one of my favorite Streamwood subdivisions. My office is close by and I have been selling these since they were built. I have the floor plans if you need them.

Bob 847-230-7303
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
My office is a couple blocks away and we can go anytime.
Call me at 847-230-7303 or
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
I have sold and rented a lot of these townhomes near Wisteria in Southgate Manor subdivision and nearby Streamwood Green. You can get a good value and a nice modern townhome for the money.
You should download the sex offender locator app for free and check with the police department for questions about past crimes.
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
My office is about on the border of these 2 towns at Barrington and Schaumburg Roads.
I show homes in both these towns all the time(for the last 29 years). Officially, Realtors are advised to refer these kind of questions to the experts at the police stations. Lending questions usually go to lenders, inspection questions to inspectors etc....
Realtors are best at housing questions and general info.

Bob Brandt
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Josephine Guerrero answered:
I would be available to assist you in your rental search. Can you provide a cosigner? Do you have references available if they are requested? Please call me at your convenience.
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Lori Cromie answered:

There are many neighborhoods, subdivisions, and areas of Streamwood that do not have any homeowner association fees. These areas are comprised of single-family homes. Every townhome development in Streamwood (as well as other areas) will have association fees.

Happy to help you find the right property! Just let me know if I can be of futher help to you!


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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
you are driving around, and you see a house with a FOR RENT sign on the lawn. And the Owner is cutting the grass. You engage him, telling him your situation, being open and honest. Tell him your credit is in the dumps and why.
You might be surprised.
If he kicks you off his lawn; you probably didn't want him for your landlord anyway.
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Sun Jun 16, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
This was a short sale that my buyer tried to buy last year. After many months of waiting the lender came back and wanted more money than what was agreed on. My buyer agreed to the new amount. After another frustrating lengthy delay, the lender then said they wanted even more money, which my buyer would not go up to. The whole deal fell apart and the owners decided to keep the home.
Short sales should be called long sales or maybe never sales.
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Thu May 16, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
Unless both buyers and sellers have signed the Purchase and Sale agreement, there is no binding agreement yet between the two parties.

Your realtor can express your intention to the listing agent that you have an offer--which should be more attractive than the offer on the table or the offer the seller is considering. The terms of the offer of the other buyer can be withheld or held confidential.

However, the decision resides in the seller if they would like to have your offer get submitted before accepting the other offer.

The listing agent's job is to get the best offer for the seller client. They might counter all offers for final and best.

Best of Luck.
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