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Home Buying in 60619 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Ryan Gossett answered:
Agree to a higher interest rate. You don't have to go with the best offered and often you can still reduce your payment.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Ryan Gossett answered:
What is the price point? Your biggest closing cost is transfer stamps at $7.50/$1k.
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
I am happy to help and I have multiple options for you
Please call me at your convenience
Sam Sharp
Senior VP of Mortgage Lending
Guaranteed Rate
773 290 0455
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Matt Laricy answered:
Home maintenance is not. That typically leaves you with a big expense. Also if there is assessments, those aren't deductible either.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Ivan Sagel answered:
Energy efficiency would be number one on my list. There is nothing more eco-friendly than using a minimal amount of energy.

Second most important would be the use of recycled or sustainable building products.

Best regards,

Ivan Sagel
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Evelyn S. Fred answered:
Hi Krystyna,

I have not worked with any of the 36 recipients of this grant, but it appears it expired May 2012.

Here is the link for the program:

Hope this helps.
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Mark Malave answered:
You can call or email me at your convenience.
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Fri Nov 29, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
It sounds like you just answered your own question. Go to the neighborhood and get a feel for it. If it doesn't meet your criteria for what you consider safe, then move on.
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Laurie Christofano answered:
I would ask for referrals from other clients who've used her as a dual agent. That way at least you can verify that she can walk the fine line and give all clients equal and fair representation. Some agents prefer to stay away from this mode of representation, but as long as you trust her and can verify her experience, I wouldn't rule it out. ... more
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Ryan Gossett answered:
The area is nice if you like being close to the lake and tranportation to downtown. Retail in the area is hit or miss but it is close to a new Dominicks. I expect the area to develop further in the next 5-10 years. ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
A LOW offer can go all the way to insulting!

I have seen Buyers want to HURT the Seller with their offer.

There's a very old saying:
"In order for there to be a good sale; the Seller would have been willing to take less and the Buyer would have been willing to pay more."

Concentrate on the MARKET VALUE of the property; that is the only number that is really in concrete.
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Philip Sencer answered:
You need to contact the people at the city of Chicago Heights and/or county and ask how they determine taxes
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Tue Oct 29, 2013

You can give me a call, send me an email, or go to my website to fill out an online application.

I'd be happy to help.


Matt Bukovy
Senior Mortgage Consultant
Wintrust Mortgage
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Edward Mendelson answered:
Digging downward is a very expensive project especially if you are going to dig past the footing of the foundation. This building sounds older and keep in mind these basements were never intended to be lived in. A structural engineer is your best bet as to what will need to done, if it can be done safely at all. Call this engineer: Orendeff Steele at (630) 240-5363.
I have worked with him in the past when buildings I have inspected needed a structural engineer.
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Matt Laricy answered:
Things that stick out to them. Make sure it has a good layout, nice natural light, the upgrades they like. Does it fit your lifestyle, etc.
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Philip Sencer answered:
Older usually means that future maintenance will be higher, but there are other factors to consider. Newer houses tend to be low maintenance, yet sometimes they are built poorly and cheaply.
The price of an older home might or might not be a better value. it all depends on the comparables for each.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
David Hanna answered:
Yes, if:

you are a US citizen
you can verify the source of income
your payments are in line with acceptable debt to income ratios
you have your funds in a US bank, or will put them there.

If you are looking for assistance with the purchase, I am glad to help.
I have two lender references for you, both can get this done.

Dave 773-732-9123 or
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
It may be difficult to get financing in a building with < 50% of owner occupants.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Philip Sencer answered:
There are no specific areas in which to find short term rentals. 95% of condo buildings do not allow short term rentals. They want a 12 month lease although I am unclear exactly what you are trying to do. Give me more details and perhaps I can help. ... more
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