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Thu May 2, 2013
Abu Musa answered:
Tue Oct 1, 2013
Robert Perlin answered:

There are currently 18 Oak Park rentals on the multiple listing service that meet your criteria. They range in price from $1600 to $3200 per month. I have included a link to the properties below:

I would be happy to arrange showings for any of these properties that interest you.

Warn regards,

Robert Perlin
Baird & Warner
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Robert Perlin answered:
Currently there are several single family homes in Oak Park for rent ranging from $2000 to $3000 per month. None of the listings mention whether or not they will take section 8, but if you have a voucher that will cover that rent, we could always ask the landlord. I have included hyperlinks below to the available homes. If something looks interesting to you, I can check with the owner to see if they'll accept your voucher.


Robert Perlin
Baird & Warner

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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
think twice before going that route, even if you can find one - make very sure you understand what is involved in that kind of arrangement, as it usually favors the seller, and you could possibly lose your deposit.

Lots of potential pitfalls - beware, and get proper advice!
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Robert Perlin answered:

I would be a privilege to help you find an apartment. Many people who have less than perfect credit and/or bankruptcies are able able to rent. Many landlords are willing to work with people in these situations, if they have stable jobs and and can afford the rent.

Contact me at 708.697.5947 or at to continue this discussion, or to get more info.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Debra Mittleman answered:
Tue Jan 22, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

There is no FORM printed by anyone; there are just too many variables.
The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!

Good luck and May God bless
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Lorraine Cooper answered:
Yes, there are 13 two - four unit buildings for sale in Oak Park at the moment, ranging in price from $112,000 - $600,000. If you are ready to start looking you already have your pre-qualification letter from a lender and and will be ready to write an offer with earnest money when you find the property you want. If you are not pre-approved yet I can give you a list of lenders. Knowing how much you can afford before you start looking is the way to begin your property search. ... more
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Why would a LENDER bet on you?
Either you don't have a good track-record of paying your bills,
or, you don't have sufficient income to pay your bills,
or, both!
And you will be sacrificing $40,000 for $20,000.
Investors will be salivating; waiting for your Condo to come on the Market.
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
margaret bidinger answered:
It is possible... contact me i may have a listing that meets your
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Pauline Sharpe answered:
Good question, thanks for asking.
There are several that have elevators, even a few vintage buildings do to.
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Margaret McSheehy answered:
I've been a realtor in Oak Park for 30 years, and I've lived on Lombard Ave, just three blocks from Austin for 32 years. I had many opportunities to move, but never have because East Oak Park is a quiet, safe and lovely place to live. Ask anyone who actually lives between Austin and Ridgeland, and you will find that they are very happy there. ... more
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Wed Apr 5, 2017
Swati Saxena answered:
Oak Park is a very desirable community, and the Village offers a lot of services. The library, the schools, the parks, all of them need money to run, and it seems like the residents of the village love any referendum that promises to improve the community. That's the short answer of why taxes are high. I would suggest you visit the Village website to see more of what the village does and offers (, and examine if it is a match for what you are seeking in a community. As a resident, I know and love it as a great place to live, but, ofcourse at the cost of the high taxes (especially compared to the city of Chicago)! ... more
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Nancy Jarrett answered:
Current units for rent that allow pets are priced between $1,500 and $1,800. Not all have decks. One of the five units listed is a second floor unit.
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
oprfhomes answered:
There are currently 17 one bdrm condos on the market in downtown Oak Park. They range from 48-140K. I am happy to send you detailed listings on all of them if you send me your info. My address is ... more
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Robert Perlin answered:

There are currently 2 units on the MLS that meet your criteria.

Unit 1 has one bedroom plus a sun room and includes heat and parking for $1150

Unit 2 has 2 bedrooms and includes heat and parking for $1400

It would be my privilege to help you find a rental that meets your criteria.

Contact me at 708.697.5947 or or through the links above.
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Carmen SanDiego asked:
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Margie Smigel answered:
Can you provide the address of the building?
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
David Gullo answered:
Please contact Laura in our office ASAP!
708 205 7044
This spring we have been very successful with placing tenants in good buildings.
There are a very limited number of 3BR units - especially in smaller properties in Oak Park.

We look forward to help you with your search!

David Gullo
Gullo & Associates
708 386 9090
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