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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Dunno asked:
I had multiple pre-approvals and picked the lender that offered me the best deal. I think I made a big mistake. We were set to close on the house at the beginning on July. Flash forward…
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Sun Sep 20, 2015
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Lester S. answered:
Most of Wood Dale goes to Fenton HS, some to Lake Park and some to Addison Trail HS. Feel free to contact me for specifics and/or more details.


Lester S.
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Chris Rosenburg answered:
This is a hard one to answer. There are so many variables when it come to price per square foot. Ceiling heights is one. How much power the building has, number of loading docks and what kind, location of the building, ect. ... more
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
Yes. Disclosure is required of what you know. As is does not eliminate disclosure requirements. Just means you won't fix it.

The only reason you do not have to disclose is if you fix it and it is no longer a problem. ... more
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Janet Baier answered:
There are several good school areas in and around Wood Dale. You can check out their ratings on many different websites. Many of my relocation clients prefer to use and ... more
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Patti Steffensen answered:
Many people dont take the time to read the info completely through. Before they come in, explain that in detail to see if that indeed is what they want. If not, develop the lead and assist them with what they are looking for.

You might also attempt to reword your info for that property.
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the folks affected by this terrible economy, you have a low credit score and you have a dream of buying a home, here's some simple advice for you.

It is unlikely you could be approved for mortgage financing with that credit score at this time.

Beware of any mortgage professionals promising you an approval with such a low score. Wait on buying a home. I recommend you take the time to resolve your credit issues.

First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website.

Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE.

The best way to buy a home is to have a decent credit history combined with sufficient Income and Assets for a home purchase.

The best way to have a decent credit history is to settle negative outstanding obligations and pay all your bills on time for at least two years.

Trevor Curran
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Sat Dec 10, 2011
Patty Verstat answered:
HI Helen,

Yes it is very important for a real estate agent to inside the property to get an accurate price opinion. I have worked the Wood Dale area for 20 years. I am sure we could work something out in regards to being able
to get into the house. I would be very happy to help you in this regard. You can never tell what a house looks
like on the inside, just by the appearance on the outside.
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Wed Feb 16, 2011
Petra Sestakova answered:
Before signing a lease you should always make a checklist what will stay inside of the property or make the notes on the lease. The lease has to be accurate. It very depends how the description of appliances was input in the MLS - if only some appliances were stainless steel then the real estate agent should never state that all appliances are stainless steel. That is misrepresentation. This would be more a question for an attorney to advise whether or not you can void the lease.


Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker, Realtor
Anthony J. Trotto Real Estate
138 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191
Phone (630) 521-0298
Fax (630) 521-1167
Cell (773) 742-2149

"Making the whole process of BUYING, SELLING & RENTING a little bit easier"!

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