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Curb Appeal in 60654 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jan 28, 2012
Patrick Thies answered:
If the city allows you to plant bushes, try Arborvitae. They grow tall and thin and make great fences.
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Sun Jul 18, 2010
Matt Laricy answered:
Go into local real estate offices with flyers. Buy advertisement on real estate websites. Try and partner with some agents. When you do a job, ask if you can put a sign out front, and if they allow you to, give them like a 10% discount. Just some ideas I thought of. Best of luck!

Matt Laricy
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Ken Dooley answered:

You need to consult with an architect. They are responsible for signing off on any drwaings required by the city before a permit is issued. The city has strict standards and codes that need to be adhered to which may require work on the structure of the building to support a deck.

Best of luck, Ken.
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Fri Feb 22, 2008
Stacy Karel answered:
tough call. Depends if you have 2 cars and how much you value the garage- which is secured. The covered spot I would value less than the other 2.
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Sat Dec 8, 2007
Ken Dooley answered:
Hi Laura,

It's never foolish to add attributes to enhance the marketability of your home. If it's lacking and it can be done, then go ahead and install a fireplace.
The cost however is the unknown and you may find it's too expensive and not worth the time and effort. You should also seriously consider where to position the fireplace as it could completely throw off the layout of a room and create a bigger problem than the one you were initially trying to solve.

Best of luck,

Ken Dooley
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Mon Dec 31, 2012
Stacy Karel answered:
You know best how convenient an indoor space is... I would estimate a $10,000 premium for indoor (and the same for increase in value).. but having parking is the most important for resale. ... more
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Sun Sep 30, 2007
Patti Pereyra answered:
Hi Deb:

This will depend on the building of which you speak. There are lots of high rises in Chicago that have plentiful rental parking, or spaces not deeded to a particular unit that are sold separately.

However, I've seen people walk away from a unit they love if there is no parking available at all.

Then again, there are some buildings located in areas where many people don't even own cars due to the expense of parking.

I hate to be so nebuous, but it really depends on the situation, building and location.

If you are an owner and want to sell a unit with no space, be sure to proactively check the parking situation in your building, or, at the very least, in very closely surrounding buildings, as alternative options for potential buyers. If you are considering buying a unit with no parking but are worried about resale, I would do the same thing before writing an offer.
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