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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Very seldom.
But they can be accomodating; you can put it in your offer and try.
Usually, you will have to pad your offer to include the CC so that they will accept.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Deborah Goldsholl answered:
Hi, the answer is yes. There is a train station on Rt. 45 in Vernon Hills, and close by in neighboring Villages, Libertyville and Prairie View.

Deborah Goldsholl
Buyer Specialist
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Sharron Kelley answered:
Typically both bedrooms and the second master bedroom are the same size and have the same or very similar amenities such as a jacuzzi. This can also be in a walk-out basement, or the first and second floor. You can reach me at 847-465-3638 for any additional information. ... more
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Alina Davidov answered:
Hi Michael,
Yes, there are several choices available right now and I have a new listing under this price range comming up in the next couple weeks as well. Minimum 1 year lease on any of the listings. I would need a little more info about your terms and criteria and would like to email you all the options. Please email your move in dates and I will help you from there.

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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Peter Schifrin answered:
There is no common formula to calculate property taxes based on square footage. I can help you look up certain villages and tell you how much (approximately) the taxes currently are for the properties of your target size and style.
Please feel free to contact me directly.
office 224 330 6924

Peter Schifrin
VP of Mortgage Lending
Guaranteed Rate, Inc.
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
tikkana answered:
Hi Sunil,
If you are still looking , please let me know.
I have a place at 7 echo ct, #2
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Julie Brown answered:

I am currently negotiating an offer on this property so I cant answer you right now. If it doesnt go through I can let you know.

Julie Brown
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Fri Sep 23, 2011
Peter Schifrin answered:
Hi T Lane,
1029 Washington #202 shows pending in the system so apparently the lease has already been signed.
Please email me privately with your search criteria and I will be glad to email you available listings in the area.

Peter Schifrin, Realtor®
Express Real Estate Group, Inc.
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Fri May 6, 2011
Jackie Rogalla answered:
I only see 3 rentals in Vernon Hills under $1,000 and they all say No Pets. Are there any other areas you may be interested in renting such as Gurnee or Grayslake? Let me know, I';d love to help you and your dog a rental!

- Jackie
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Fri Jul 3, 2015
Ty Dwyer answered:
Upgraded, expansive, good stove and fridge, with a good layout, higher end finishes, lots of room to spread out food and people if necessary. GAS is important, pot racks, good lighting, smart design. and island, double sinks. upgraded upgraded upgraded, but it must be designed so that cooking and preparing food is smooth as silk. That's my opinion off the cuff. :) ... more
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Thu Sep 15, 2011
Jane Grant answered:
Gita: You answered your own question. If you are still within the 10 days that your contract states then go ahead and cancel if you want to. So the big question is what was the date the contract was signed that is the date of acceptance? ... more
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Kim & Kristine Halverson answered:
HI Kumar,
Great question! A condo is one level and can have neighbors above or below you and on either side. A townhouse is typically 2 levels and you only have neighbors next door. Does that help? It is considered more of a house because you don't have anyone above you.
Have your Realtor check into complexes that are FHA approved.
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Tue Oct 5, 2010
Coleen Grenier answered:
Hi Kumar,
Yes, I would advice you start asap. Discuss the bonus with yr. mortgage co. as it will be looked at differently vs. your straight salary. You will be in a much better negotiating position with a pre-approval and pre-qualification ready to go.
If you are not sure who you should use for this process I'd be happy to give you some names. Definately shop around.
I'd be ahppy to help.
Give me a call. cell-312-246-3523
Thanks for the question.
Coleen Grenier
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Thu Jan 28, 2010
Kathy Diegel answered:
There are many factors in the cost of your taxes. They take into consideration square footage, # of bdrms, # of bathrooms and what the school districts are. For instance, homes in the Stevenson HS district pay higher taxes than Vernon Hills HS etc. If you tell me approx what you would need/want to pay in taxes I can tell you where you can find a house like yours for that amount. Are you looking to stay at around 13-15K or even less than that?

Kathy Diegel
Coldwell Banker
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Mon Dec 28, 2009
Laura Karambelas answered:
There is a home that is listed as a "short sale" @ 309,900 that was built in 2006 and the property taxes for 2008 were $9552.19....listed as having no exemptions.

You can call the local assessor's office or visit their website to find out what the current tax rate is.

I hope this helps!
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Sun Nov 1, 2009
The Michael Lescher Team answered:
I don't believe anyone can give you an accurate estimate of townhome appreciation in Vernon Hills over the next 5-6 years. We are in uncharted territory in the housing market. There is no history upon which to base a projection. That said, owning is still preferable to renting even if the value doesn't increase like it has in the past. You need a place to live. You may as well be paying your own mortgage instead of the landlord's. Any improvement you do to your dwelling adds value to you, not your landlord, and eventually, as you get older, you pay off your mortgage and have a place to live with no payments. We will likely see Real Estate get back to appreciating a few percent per year within the next few years but it also keeps pace with inflation, giving an added advantage. In addition, you get the appreciation and inflation on a $150,000 asset (at 3% a year that's $4,500) but you've only invested the downpayment (possibly as lttle as $5,250) That's a VERY good return. That's called "leverage". ... more
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Tue Mar 17, 2009
Kathy Diegel answered:
Unfortunately realtors are not allowed to give their opinion on schools but here is great website to compare schools in Ilinois so you can see what precentage of the students met governmental standards in each school.
Here is a link to see demographics for Vernon Hills

If you aren't working with a buyers agent I would love the opportunity to help you find a home. There is no fee to you as the buyer (the listing agent shares their commission with the agent who brings them a buyer) It really does make a huge difference when you have an expert in the area to help you with all of your questions.

Please call or email me so we can discuss the Vernon Hills area further = )

Kathy Diegel
Coldwell Banker
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Tue May 27, 2014
Mike Stodola answered:
What's wrong with Cherry Valley...where do I start? Just kidding. I have several clients who've bought and sold in Cherry Valley and love it there. I also have clients who like a more homogeneous feel to a subdivision and don't like to drive by rental communities on their way home. Cherry Valley though offers some of the best prices in Vernon Hills for the size and it's shown very similar appreciation to much of the ret of Vernon Hills. I know of a few homes that are actually an outstanding vallue currently in that area because the sellers are very motivated. If you'd like this sent to you, please let me know. ... more
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Thu Sep 4, 2008
Cynthia Nash-Frye answered:
Hi, again, Shushi!
I often have clients ask my opinion of one subdivision or another. Just so you know, "steering" or directing a client to one area versus another is a Federal Offense for Realtors to do, so we just can't even go there. What I advise my clients is to get in their cars, drive through the neighborhoods and talk to people who live there-candidly asking them the pros and cons. You'll be surprised how open and helpful people are! As far as a basement or not, that's another personal decision. For example, a young couple that's planning to stay for a while and possibly raise children there might appreciate or need more storage. A couple downsizing and considering a ranch model might prefer no basement-no stairs whatsoever. I hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any other questions!
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