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Home Buying in Barrington : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
The fact that MOLD can contain many different really bad things; chemicals and spores especially:
The people who remediate MOLD and ASBESTOS have to be trained and licensed to do the work. And it costs them money to do this, before they ever see a penny of income.
Similar to what Realtors have to go through before they can list or sell a house.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Julia Schifrin answered:
Please call Express Real Estate Group, Inc. broker Julia Schifrin at 847 414 6843 to discuss.
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Megan,

Here is some information about RI Zoning:

Does this help?

Ali, Community Manager
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Dennis Melton answered:
I do not really see any problem for you to get approved for a loan. You are not in foreclosure or have filed bankruptcy in the recent past correct? If that is the case I have lenders that should be able to get the loan approved.

Feel free to contact me by phone, text or email.

Dennis Melton
Keller Williams Success Realty
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Tue Jun 21, 2016
Holly & Wayne Wyckoff answered:
It sounds like you are looking for a buyer broker and are willing to pay that broker for his/her expertise in getting the home at a reasonable price. Nothing is uncommon about your request, except that in the state of Illinois it is assumed that the broker who shows a home is representing that buyer. Is this home currently listed in the MLS? If not, if it is "for sale by owner", this payment arrangement would be welcome by any seasoned agent. ... more
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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Kathy Diegel answered:
Hi Prakriti,

I would be happy to give you that information. Is there a specific price range you are inquiring about or do you want all sales in Barrington. Also for what time frame.

Kathy Diegel
Coldwell Banker
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Fri Jun 19, 2009
Peggy S Baker answered:
My nephew is taking advantage of the $8000 tax stimulous right now with the purchase his first home as they are able to use some of this money towards closing costs. They still have their down-payment, but if not for these funds, would have had to pay additional closing costs, and now that money can be saved. And funds not used for closing costs, can still be included in their 2009 tax return next year. As I would encourage any buyer, new or veteran homeowner, they should always consult an accountant for the tax year they make a home purchase.
A brief note, if you want to use some of the $8000 towards closing costs, the loan must be a HUD or FHA loan. Conventional loans will still qualify the buyer to the $8000 on the next tax return.
Many counties also have offered down-payment assistance programs, and should always check with your county or better yet, a mortgage person to see if there are any programs currently going on in the county you might want to purchase in (for 1st time buyers). They will usually require the first time buyer to attend a couple counseling classes, which is terrific for young homebuyers.
In summary, YES, I think downpayment assistance programs are terrific. Very few have access to parents with deep pockets and cash to gift their children.
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Thu Jun 18, 2009
The Michael Lescher Team answered:
The Federal government will now provide your downpayment. The $8,000 tax credit can now be obtained at the closing for your down payment & closing costs (with money left over). Give me a call or an e-mail tomorrow & I can give you more detail and set up an automated e-mail search for you. ... more
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Mon Jun 1, 2009
Edward J. Plaskacz answered:
Hi Emma,
In Barrington Hills, I see a 7 Creekside listed at $998,500 and a 10 Creekside listed at $1,950,000. Give me a call or drop me an email and I will dig deeper. 7 Creekside is a short sale. It listed at $1,888,000 last year. With prequalification in hand we could make an offer. Lets plan on getting together to talk to a lender and then visit these homes.
Ed Plaskacz
Prudential Starck Realtors
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Mon Feb 23, 2009
Chris Manisco answered:
Let me know your specifics (how many bedrooms, etc.), and I can send you emails directly from the Multiple Listing Service and keep an eye out for you on what you're looking for. Call me at 630-965-8803, so we can discuss looking at homes. What is your time frame? Do you currently rent? If so, what is your lease term? I would love to be your Realtor. Call me today!

I look forward to talking with you! Chris Manisco, Residential Specialist
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Wed Nov 19, 2008
David answered:
are you past the inspection dates specified in your contract?

you should be talking to your realtor and/or lawyer...
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Sun May 31, 2009
The Michael Lescher Team answered:
It is unsettling to see someone looking for answers from strangers on a wwebsite to important questions about (probably) the largest and most important tranaction in their life. There are many factors involved here. While many of us could explain various scenarios that could play out and may or may not have much relationship to the situation you're involved in, you need the advice of a professional who understands the details and has your best interest in mind. Please do yourself a favor and consult one immediately. ... more
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Mon Mar 2, 2015
Sj209 answered:
I don't see any new construction available in Barrington but the average for newer homes is about $250/sf.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
it could be an reo or a relocation they bought back as well. there is always room for an offer, we just never know what there botton line is. Get in there quick as when you get more than 1 offer it drives the price up. You should be able to check teh regisrty of deeds what the paid for it. good luck ... more
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