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Sun Feb 14, 2010
Stacy Karel answered:
I like the developers work.. I am not as crazy about that area as a place to live.
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
Vassi Saviano answered:
As always, it depends on what the prospective buyer is using for comparison, but as a rule I would say that most people would prefer to have a window in their bedroom. If that window offers a scenic view then all the better. ... more
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Wed Apr 16, 2008
Inspector Michael J. Savage answered:
The City does not automatically inspect anything, but they usually will if you call and request an inspection, but they won't put anything in writing. You might also want to consider hiring an independent inspector. -Mike Savage ... more
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Thu May 8, 2008
Trish Bender answered:
Listings! Listings!Listings!

From those listings, you get buyers who call from the from the internet!

Craigslist is also FREE and I get a great response on th ads I place!

It also helps to offer a unique service!

Go talk to BUILDERS! They have buyers who need to SELL!

Join a local Networking group! Or Chamber of Commerce!

Good Luck!
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Fri Nov 21, 2008
Derrick Jackson II answered:
This is correct. Depending on where you go, the South Shore is becoming an extremely sought after area. If you need assistance buying or selling your home in that area, please call or email. Our company has helped people like you buy and sell over 400 homes in 2007, while the average company sells 120. So, we have the experience and integrity to help you.

Derrick Jackson II
Realtor - Chase Real Estate
(630) 527-0095 (Office)
(630) 631.8380 (Cell) - Main Website
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Fri Feb 8, 2008
Capone answered:
This is Jefferson Park, Elston is the border although some realtors will lie on listing to try and get a higher price.
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Fri Feb 1, 2008
Patti Pereyra answered:
Hi Gnt:

This question was asked not too long ago. Perhaps this link will give you some insight:
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Fri Nov 21, 2008
Christopher Thomas answered:
Dear Chris,

Apologies for the late reply to your question, but I am new to Trulia Voices.

Before I could even take a shot at answering your question West Bucktown is a little too general, can you be a little more specific? Realtors tend to refer to the very specific census tract boundaries when talking about where properties are located. And many properties are located in slightly different census tracts than their neighborhood names would suggest. Same goes for Logan Square, but the census tract boundaries for LS are a little more clear and undisputed than Bucktown or Wicker Park for example.

If you're not sure, I'd suggest taking a look at the Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago for a slightly more specific neighborhood boundaries description.


Christopher Thomas
Broker Associate, Sudler Sotheby’s International Realty
1634 E. 53rd St. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60615
773-418-0640 (mobile) 312-577-0985 (fax)
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Fri Jan 4, 2008
Stacy Karel answered:
I really like the developer of the Roosevelt Collection. Watch those assessments though if considering for investment. It is unlikely that you will be able to rent any of these new condos and cover your costs. ... more
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Tue Dec 11, 2007
Patti Pereyra answered:
Hi Hill:

Huron Pointe is a project by architects Pappageorge/Haymes, Ltd. , which are behind over 50 major (and successful) Chicago developments. Read about them here:
The project was managed by Enterprise Development.

The building was completed in 2001, is 15 stories and has 99 units. Amenities include: 24 hour Doorman,
Fitness Center, Private Balconies, and Rooftop Deck. Yes, it's a pretty great location: The heart of River North (which I happen to love).

Over the past year, prices have started at $280,000 for 1-bedrooms (around 750 sq. ft), up to the mid-$500s for 2 bedrooms (1150-1500 sq. ft).

Parking is deeded and sells for about $35,000-$45,000, some of them are tandem spots.

The floorplans are pretty standard "today" plans: open kitchen/living room/dining combos.

The curved exterior allows for some pretty interesting interiors, but in my opinion, the standard finishes are just "eh", for the most part. You will find some units more upgraded than others.

Hope that helps!
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Wed Oct 3, 2007
Cristina Vatasoiu answered: What zoning do you need clarification with?
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Wed Jan 7, 2009
ian cockburn answered:
Each will require a detailed estimate of repairs. The way you make money on rehabs is:
1) Pay a low price..not just to the seller, but good terms on the financing.
2) Spend as little as possible on materials..this does not mean go cheap, but go best quality product for the money.
3) Complete the job as fast and efficiently as possible.
4) Do a quality job...hire people to do the specialties...for it is the finish that makes the difference.
5) When you write contracts to contractors, include a time frame for completion...if they delay the job, let them know you will hire someone else to finish,,,never pay in advance.
6) Before you buy, know the market...what will you be able to sell for at the end of the project?

For a detailed spreadsheet to get you started on a sample rehab project, email
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Sun Sep 16, 2007
Ken Pujdak, CPA answered:
If you are setting up a business then you will more than likely need a building permit and a lot that is zoned commercial.

If you a re building a personal greenhouse in your back yard, then you may need a building permit from the township/city. You may also need architectual approval from a home owners association if you live in a neighborhood. ... more
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Wed Sep 26, 2007
Mr.P answered:
Some are Grandfathered in, most are not legal , because of one exit fire hazard.
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Wed Aug 15, 2007
Cathi Weaver answered:
Hi Barb,

I don't see that home listed on the MLS. Is it for sale by owner?

Cathi Weaver
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Mon Aug 13, 2007
Victoria Lorusso answered:
That depends on who decide to hang your license with. Most agencies cover a good portion of those expenses in your split. However, if you are any good, likely you are paying them too much and any additional adverising you do is going to brand them, not you. Keller Williams is all about agent branding and provides incredible free training as well as your own multipage web site. You can take a tour on my web site if you like. ... more
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Mon Mar 31, 2014
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Check with the JCC in your area they can be helpful.
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Tue May 20, 2008
Hi Tony - When you are in town, the sales center is open 7 days a week at 3126 N. Ashland Ave. We have a great full scale model home designed by Cecconi Simone that you can walk through. Feel free to call me at the sales center and I will be more than happy to give you some additional neighborhood and project information. Thanks for your interest! Good luck to you - Carrie 773-296-0400 / ... more
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Fri Nov 16, 2007
Bridget Kies answered:
Hi Baybird, are you thinking of moving to Chicago? I've lived around the world, but Chicago continues to feel like home to me. So much so that I became a real estate agent to watch other people settle in here. The city maintains a great site,, which has plenty of helpful information. ... more
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Sun Jul 12, 2009
Andy Fischoff answered:
There are currently 16 units listed in MLS for that building. I'm happy to email those to you. Please contact me for more information.
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