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Home Buying in Highland Park : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
I suggest you totally declutter, then totally clean and then call in three local Realtors from the 3 big companies nearest to your home. Test them to see how available they are by phone and also by email. Then ask them for advice on painting and what to do to make it ready to sell. Do not paint it all yourself with glossy paint on the walls or some other painting mistake. Flat finish paints hide bumps better. The comfort factor you feel with each Realtor, the pricing knowledge in the market and their marketing plan will guide you towards picking the right one. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
You are not telling us when the taxes are due. Once paid the mortgage company starts collecting 1/12 each month and they might want to see a couple extra months in there.
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Chris and Michelle Spalding answered:
After the 5 drops in listing price where does it sit now? is it competitive with the comps? Also has your Realtor called back any of the showing agents and asked them for feedback? would be good to know what was putting off potential buyers. ... more
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Gary Geer answered:
Your best bet is to try to work out any issues by talking to your agent. If that does not work ask to be released from your contract. If the agent won't release you, contact the agents Managing Broker of the office and let the broker know your situation and ask if he/she can assist in getting you released from your contract.

All the best,

Gary Geer
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Fri Jul 9, 2010
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
I lived out in that area for several years and loved it. I would recommend checking out Mundelein. It has some better values and would be an okay commute to Deerfield.
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Mon Dec 14, 2009
Coleen Grenier answered:
Hi starting from scratch,
It is not unusual in these times for a home to be on the mkt for over 6mos. Maybe you can send me some more information on the areas of these towns you are looking in.What exactly r you considering "high end"? Both are very, very nice suburbs, but there might be some more that may be of interest as well? Deerfield? Are you relocating from New York? I am a native New Yorker myself. Long Island.
If you would like some more specific information pls feel free to call or e-mail me. You can reach me directly at 847-277-8415. And thanks for your question.
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
The Michael Lescher Team answered:
If you buy within the city of Highland Park, the City controls. If you buy in unincorporarted area, the County controls. Your best approach would be to check with the building department. rather than a general question on a website. Those rules change from time to time and what applied to one situation miight not apply to yours if the details are different. ... more
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Wed Dec 2, 2009
Greg Zaccagni answered:
Here is a builder that got their start in contemporary homes in the 70's There are many examples of their "nordic" style home throughout the western burbs including my own community. They have since expanded into doing traditional homes. They have always been a leader in engergy efficiency with their 2x6 insulated exterior walls and are also a green builder.

Here is a link to their webpage & please tell them the MortgageAdvisor referred you.
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Thu Aug 7, 2008
Alan May answered:

There are currently 60 homes in Highland Park priced between $350,000 and $450,000. Any reason why you wouldn't want to live in Highland Park?
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