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West Lawn : Real Estate Advice

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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tue Jan 27, 2015
Matt Laricy answered:
I would find a agent who does leasing in that area. Search 60652 zip in the agent directory area here.
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JIM Michaels, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tue Jan 21, 2014
JIM Michaels answered:
Email me at jmichaels@remax.net and I will send you what I have on that one
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tue Oct 29, 2013
Christopher Thomas answered:
Dear Angel12,

If your offer was accepted, then you should have immediately moved into an attorney modification or review period. So if the seller's agent was not responding to you, then you could have also had your attorney contact the seller's attorney.

Either way if you've made a request of the listing (seller's) agent that is not answered within 3 days, then you can potentially go directly to the seller themselves with the same request.

I'd put the listing agent's boss (managing broker) on record of their failure to respond, but you could start ignoring the seller's agent and either deal directly with their seller or with the agent's managing broker.

Good luck.

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Sincerely,

Christopher Thomas
Broker Associate, Keller Williams Realty Chicago Consulting Group
716 E. 47th St. Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 770-5947 (cell) (312) 577-0985 (fax)
cthomas@kw.com
http://www.myagentchris.kwrealty.com
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Lindsey Rich…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tue Oct 29, 2013
Lindsey Richardson answered:
All good answers! In my experience short sales are getting increasingly tough to get approved since the market has started to recover. If I were your agent, I would suggest moving on to a serious seller that will commit to you and work your deal hard. If they want you to commit to them, they should see the value in committing back to you so you (and the other line of buyers behind you) don't all feel uncomfortable and walk. ... more
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Dirk Gould, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Mon Oct 28, 2013
Dirk Gould answered:
I can recommend a good agent in West Lawn, but we need more details. For example, what requirements need to be met?
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Manuel Brown, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Mon Sep 9, 2013
Manuel Brown answered:
You may place any and all residential listing on Trulia.
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Santiago Ken…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 16, 2013
Santiago Kensel Sanchez answered:
Take a look at this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSavjobleSo
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Santiago Ken…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 16, 2013
Santiago Kensel Sanchez answered:
Hi Becca , wow are you still looking to buy a property ? I like the Shower curtains
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Brian Philli…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Sun Aug 7, 2011
Brian Phillips answered:
West Lawn's norther border is 58th Street and it runs from Cicero Ave.(4800 W) to Central Park Ave (3600 W).
So, 3300 W. 58th St is about Two blocks from West Lawn
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Carmen Rodri…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Wed Jul 22, 2009
Carmen Rodriguez answered:
Enrique,
Yes, it is a good idea to buy a foreclosure; however, as with any property purchase - it DEPENDS on the condition of the property and the amount of money or financing that is available to you. Therefore, if the property is in need of excessive repair - it is best that you get pre-approved for a loan first if you don't have the cash available to handle repairs.

IF you can find a foreclosure that is in somewhat good shape with little to no work required, I would say that would be an ideal purchase. However, if much time, effort, and money is required, I would think twice considering that there is a surplus of properties right now to choose from - sellers are anxious to sell and there are some great properties for buyers in move-in condition without needing to go via the foreclosure path - if one does not want to spend the time, money, and effort that most foreclosures require. In any case, I am confident that in this market, you will find a great deal no matter if it is a foreclosure or not. This is a buyer's market with record low real estate prices.

Enrique, if you are looking to buy in your zip code (60632) near Midway, please let me know. I have worked, studied, and/or lived in the Midway area for over 20 years!. So,if you are looking to buy near Midway, anywhere in Illinois, or the Chicagoland area, feel free to call me, if you are currently not working exclusively with an agent, I would be glad to represent you as your buyer's agent.

I hope the response to your question helps.

Thank you,
Carmen Rodriguez
Licensed IL Real Estate Broker
Century 21 SGR
Chicago, IL
crealestateus@yahoo.com
312-656-5914
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Rita Thieme,  in Upton, MA
Mon Sep 17, 2007
Rita Thieme answered:
If these are truly repairs, then yes, definitely do it! Updates, however, are more subjective.

My recommendation would be to look at other properties in the price range you're hoping to sell yours for. And be brutally frank with yourself. Is the current condition of your home as good as those other properties? If the answer is no, then do the updates.

The benefit of updates in a buyers market is that your property would presumably go to the top of the list based on desirability. This is an important concern if you are looking to sell quickly.

I wouldn't be concerned with generating a higher sale price for the upgrades. Rather, if you can get your investment back and get your property sold quicker, then the upgrades are still a good investment.

Good luck,
Rita
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