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Quality of Life in 60617 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 8, 2008
Tom Cox answered:
You don't need to hire the most expensive attorney in town to place a simple lien on the property in question, but I assure you, you best be getting on with this process. It won't hurt to have a lien. ... more
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Tue Jun 3, 2008
Ken Dooley answered:

I would consult an architect as there are differences between a single-family home and a mult-unit building when it comes to a roof deck. They can help you with permits and also let you know if the structure that will support the deck is adequate.

Good Luck, Ken.
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Wed Apr 9, 2008
Mwass answered:
Legal Answer: IT DEPENDS!
your original lease was for a set period of time (lets say, one year, but it was whatever you and the landlord agreed to). when it ended, you and the landlord either (a) rolled it over for another like term (i.e.another year) or (b) changed it into a month-to-month lease. if it rolled over for another term, you kinda have to ask that same question with each term expiration.

if you are on a term still, you have tenant rights until the end of the term. if you are on a month to month, then either side can (essentially) give the other a 30 day notice to end the tenancy.

don't be surprised if there is a disagreement between you and the landlord (new or old) about whether you are on a month to month, or term lease. ultimately, if it came down to an eviction proceeding in court, a judge would decide on whatever facts either side can present.

hope that helps,

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Tue Aug 26, 2008
Jim Roth answered:
G.P, your by-laws do not have any restrictions with respect to the % of rentals allowed at any one time? If not then you need your board to add them. Plan and simple with too many rentals in a your building, lenders will not approve mortgages. ... more
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Sat Apr 12, 2008
Stacy Karel answered:
Go to your condo board president and look at your bylaws. Your officially documented complaints may result in a fine. I had the same situation a few years ago and after a few fines from noise complaints, the owner took the dog to obedience school and used a bark collar which cleared up the problem ... more
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Tue Mar 11, 2008
Stacey A. Martin answered:
Hi Brian, I have two suggestions - first, read through your condo docs and find out what it takes to get elected to the Board. In a 13 unit complex seats may not come up very often, but eventually, you should be able to obtain one and fight the system from the inside. Second, what you are describing sounds like a blatant ethical breach on the part of the Board President. If he or she is willing to do something so obviously against the interests of the group publicly, what can you imagine is happening behind the scenes? Why exactly is there a budgetary shortfall? Keep working on it, common sense and persistence will win out in a crowd almost every time. Best of luck, Stacey ... more
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Fri Feb 22, 2008
M answered:

In general, the burbs are very equine friendly. There is a nice equestrian facility at Danada in Wheaton, and there are always horses on the trails at the forest preserves in Dupage County. There are many fine stables and boarding facilities throughout St. Charles, Elburn, Barrington, etc. If you need boarding or training, it can be very expensive in the suburbs - more affordable options are plentiful closer to Dekalb or beyond. I'd Contact Joe Guli at 847-642-1015. He is a wonderful person and really knows the suburbs. He owns a Keller Williams office in Libertyville, IL. Libertyville is surrounded by horse sables and horse friendly communities with excellent access to the city, some of the best schools in the state and ranked as one of the top communities to live in the US.
Need am additional guidance, feel free to call us. We don't sell property in Chicago area, but we do have a business in Libertyville. Best of Luck. Sincerely, Terry/847-367-8773
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Wed Apr 23, 2008
Patti Pereyra answered:
Hi Nadja,

Tom is right. Chicago is a vast and varied city, and there are many "diversified" neighborhoods one could recommend to you. There are too many variables that must be specified in order to be able to make suitable recommendations for you and your situation.

1) Your budget
2) Your need for certain amenities, like access to public transportation, walking-distance shopping, etc.
3) How far you are willing to commute for work
4) Your lifestyle preferences (condo, single family home, yard, no maintenance, etc. etc. etc.)

Hope to hear from you so we can help you out a little more specifically.
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Fri Sep 25, 2009
Alan May answered:
Chicago is a wonderful city. We have theatre, restaurants, world class museums (Art Institute, Science & Industry, Contemporary Art) great public transportation, two major airports, terrific access to our wonderful lakefront, incredible architecture, one of the best business climates in the world ... and our central location is perfect.

Chicago is loaded with wonderful quirky neighborhoods, and is surrounded by incredible suburbs, North, West and South. Mayor Daley has done a wonderful job revitalizing the downtown area, and the new development in the South Loop is highly popular.

Chicago may be called the "Second City", but it's truly second to none. We're a world class city! Come check it out!
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Tue Dec 4, 2007
Pam Winterbauer answered:
You may want to try you local craigslist.
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Mon Nov 12, 2007
Patti Pereyra answered:
Hi Danielle,

If you are considering the city city, you might try the Gold Coast or Streeterville (can get pricey, but there are some affordable gems) (here is city-data link: )

or the South Loop (more affordable - recently named one of the hottest places in the USA to live) (Here is city-data link: )
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Patti Pereyra answered:
Ukranian Village has European roots, hence the existence of some very cool ornate orthodox cathedrals. The architecture tends to lean towards bungalows and 2-flats. The community itself has an "old village" type of feel.

It is located next to Wicker Park, a pretty trendy area of Chicago, so you are very close to a variety of restaurants, nightlife, and art galleries.

Public transportation offers easy access to the Blue line and O'Hare, and a 10-minute commute to the Loop.

As for safety, there are definitely some rougher areas than others in Ukranian Village, even though it is an area of Chicago showing rapid gentrification (the whole West Town area, in fact, is showing signs of gentrification, especially closer to Wicker Park). Your best bet would be to stay closer to the Wicker Park boundaries.

So you have the boundaries clearly defined, the boundaries of Ukranian Village are: 500 N - 1200 N (Grand and Division) and 2000 W - 2400 W (Western and Damen)

Wicker Park boundaries are: 1200 N - 1600 N (Division and North) and 1600 W to 2400 W (Ashland and Western)
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Fri Oct 5, 2007
Cathi Weaver answered:
Hi Paul, I grew up in and am frequently in that neighborhood. You can't go wrong with it!

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Tue Jun 26, 2007
Megan answered:
it's in the northwest side of Chicago. Wikipedia seems to have some great background on the area (see link below).
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