The most common and most coverage throughout the city is AT&T. RCN and Comcast have extensive coverage as well. But they are still governed by deregulation boundaries that are still imposed on them. When cable and internet services were deregulated it was not a true and complete deregulation. AT& T still owns many of the major arteries. Which service is best? That depends on each individuals experience and if all providers can service a particular address.... more
Pick and choose where you are and when you are online.
If you have easy access via a mobile device, and integrate the tasks with your most important (email, MLS, etc) online activities, and I find it is manageable and rewarding.... more
Unless you have a great career to look forward to in Chicago why go? I am a native of the Bay Area and I relocated to San Diego...for the weather, wonderful selection of homes and MUCH better schools. I firmly believe SD is a wonderful place to raise children. San Diego provides outdoor activities that you can't get elsewhere due to the gorgeous weather. Swimming, horseback riding, biking, you name it. A much better
option for a kid than hanging out at the mall!
Contact me if you ever decide to make the move South!
W of Western really sort of depends on how far north and south you are in that area. It's more of a block by block issue. Some blocks are Ok while others aren't. Some stretches are Ok out to California or even pushing Kedzie, while others definitely aren't.
I would recommend driving around in the later afternoons, early to late evenings to see how the street life is. This may give you a better indication of your comfort level.
Hope that helps, good luck... more
Any realtor or attorney can put you in touch with the owner.
The info is available on the tax record. Also, you can get the info on the cook county recorder of deeds website. I looked it up for you and is not an REO. There is a substantial mortgage of 196K on the property.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.... more
I would suggest any of the following to you to try to get a sense of the crime stats of any neighborhood compared to any other.
If you are considering a specific address, then you can call 311 (the City of Chicago's information services) and give them the address. They can tell you what if any police activity has been reported on that address.
You can also usually get general area crime statistics from the neighborhood Chamber of Commerce.
You can get general crime statistics from a newer online community "EveryBlock" which can be found at http://www.everyblock.com. You can then search for Chicago and crime statistics.
You can visit the City of Chicago Police Department website and search for "Index Crime Statistics" or you can try the department's main website at https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath.
Let me know if you need any assistance in locating a property to purchase. Good luck.
Broker Associate, Sudler Sotheby's International Realty
If you've already tried talking to them with no results then put your feelings in a letter to them and keep a copy. What are they doing that you find harrassing? Do they call your landlord or association constantly? Are you being fined because of the complaints?
I would speak to your attorney and he will be able to guide you but I was in a very similar position recently and a letter from my lawyer telling them to leave me alone was enough to keep them permanently off my back.
I honestly can't tell you where to live. Are you thinking of moving out of State?
There are so many good deals out there and maybe you can find a nice condo for yourself. Florida, right now, is probably the hardest hit State, when it comes to a low price range market. I would suggest that you get approved for a loan, then do some research on where you might want to live. If you're a veteran, then a VA loan might work best. That way you can keep the cash in your pocket, or invest it.
There are many options and opportunities out there.... more
You just sold me on Denver. Now I want to move to Denver.
Honestly though, it just depends on what you're looking for. I've grown up my whole life here and I live in the western suburbs. The farther you get away from the city, the more open are you'll find. Some of the suburbs surrounding the City can included forest preserves with walking and bike paths. Farther suburbs can find more open land.
I know a great collections attorney who specializes in this line of work. I used them many times successfully when I owned my former building supply business. They are located in West Chicago. Contact me if you want the name & number.... more