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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Mundelein,
You would need to contact your local tax assessor's office and file an appeal. Numerous residential homes throughout the country may be overly assessed in value depending upon when their re-evaluation was performed. This is the main criteria for reducing a property's taxes but each municipality operates differently so you need to speak with your local tax assessor's department to determine if you can reduce your property's taxes and what the process is.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Robb Satten answered:
Tue Jun 28, 2011
Annette Levinson answered:
Tue Jun 28, 2011
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As long as you are working full time now, and it's related to what your major was, then you should be fine to use your new employment and it's income to qualify.

The fact that there were periods of unemployment, part-time work, or even if you didn't receive either and your parents helped you with every single expense... that is all A-OK, and won't be very important to the lender since you have a full time job in the profession you have studied to be in.

Now if you aren't in a profession you majored for in school, then it'd be up to an underwriter's discretion to permit it to qualify. If it is a career oriented job (ie. like the operations manager of a Walmart, instead of an assistant manager at Walmart) then an underwriter probably will still find it acceptable to use.
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Edward Mendelson answered:
Most likely not. But there are ways of lowering the taxes through a number of exemptions. And then there is the board of appeals.
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Julia Schifrin answered:
Mason,
The best for you would be to drive through the village and get a first-hand impression. There are many nice neighborhoods in Mundelein and the prices went down significantly. I live in Mundelein myself for almost 5 years now. I don't have first-hand experience with the high school because my kids are still small.
In any case I would gather more feedback from different people, research school stats on the web and make an informed decision.
Please feel free to call/email me your detailed search criteria if you want to see active listings in Mundelein or any other area. I'll be glad to show you homes and get more details on any property you will like.
I can also offer you a free loan preapproval. The rates are very low now so it's definitely time to buy!

Best,
Peter Schifrin
Express Real Estate Group, Inc.
pschifrin@gmail.com
847 630 6843
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
Pat,

The best and most reliable information on school district boundaries can be obtained from the district office. District boundaries can often be irregular and confusing.

Our best advice, is not to become one of those people that commited to a home without first getting reliable information. Contact the district office for the information you need.

Good luck

Bill
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
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You never know how the other party is going to respond, but you can safely assume that the higher the number, the happier they'll be to negotiate with you.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Donna Sattler answered:
Check out the map below. I would not guess that the highway will go in anytime soon. If it comes in the next 20 years, I'd be surprised. If it does come through, it would be pretty close to the Hamptons Reserve. Depends on how far west in the subdivision your house is.



http://www.lakecountyil.gov/route53/Documents/IL53Map.pdf
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Fri Oct 8, 2010
Coleen Grenier answered:
Hi Dana,
I am very familiar with Mundelein and I would be happy to show you any properties in this area.
If you'd like to give me some info. on price, style of house, etc. I';d be happy to send you some listing sheets that you could review.
Feel free to call me at 847-277-8415
or e-mail at coleen.grenier@bairdwarner.com
Thanks for writing.
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Thu Mar 18, 2010
Peter Schifrin answered:
Marissa,
Are you working with a professional realtor or selling and buying by yourself?
I could help you make a strong marketing plan for your property. Please email or call me.
Best,

Peter Schifrin
Express Real Estate Group, Inc.
cell 847 630 6843
pschifrin@gmail.com
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Timothy Fitzgerald answered:
The whole country is depressed. The new buyer tax credit has brought many out buyers but, there is still many people not wanting to buy because of the huge mount of job losses our country is still experiencing. The higher the price the the smaller your pool of buyers will be. It is ALL about the price. You definitely need a good agent to market and expose your home as aggressively as humanly possible. But when push comes to shove, there are too many foreclosures and short sales out there so you must be priced accordingly if you truly want to sell.

Good luck to you!

Tim
tfitzgerald@c21proteam.com
815-353-1901
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Wed May 20, 2009
Peter Schifrin answered:
Bob,
I am an agent with Express Real Estate Group, Inc.
My wife Julia Schifrin is a broker and I am one of the agents. We live in Mundelein and own properties in the area. We know the market very well. Attentive personalized service to your buyer is guaranteed!
Please call me to discuss this referral and we'll be glad to list your client's house for sale.
Sincerely,

Peter Schifrin
Realtor ®
Express Real Estate Group, Inc.
847 630 6843
pschifrin@gmail.com
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Sun Mar 22, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Greg Anderson answered:
The Fields of Ambria was always known to have excellent/above market value, but lately the prices have plummeted over there. Cambridge West has always been a very stable subdivision (not as high in market value) and not as expensive as some of the bigger homes in The Fields of Ambria. I believe that most (if not all) of the homes in Cambridge West have Vernon Hills elementary and junior high schools and Vernon Hills High School, so the demand continues to stay strong. Cambridge West subdivision is also closer to the expressways and the 3 METRA stations (Vernon Hills/Mundelein/Libertyville), so the demand for commuters is also better than average.

In summary, you can probable get a very good deal in Ambria (lower prices compared to several years ago), but the least risky investment would be in Cambridge West.

I hope that answers your question. Feel free to contact me with any other assistance I can provide.

Sincerely,

Greg Anderson
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Sat Jun 14, 2008
Jim Johnson answered:
Your methodology is flawed. Looking at properties listed for sale will provide a perspective on the competition in an area, but will not provide a good perspective on value. You need to be able to pull up sold properties to do a CMA. Your investors should know that their interests would be served best by using the services of an agent who has this info available to them. ... more
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