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General Area in Illinois : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
This will vary widely based on what neighborhood you are looking at.
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Sun Jun 2, 2013
Ken Gerrans answered:
No, not all of them have a/c. Is there a follow up real estate question?

Ken Gerrans
John greene Realtor
Naperville, IL
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
David Hanna answered:
Go to the Alderman's office and ask about the lot. It is very rare for the city to sell single lots, but if there is a possibility, the alderman's office will know.
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Sun Mar 8, 2015
Geoff Ommen answered:
Renters generally do not pay any Realtor fees to find or lease an apartment. My contract with renters allows me to collect 1/2 of one months rent from the landlord after a lease is closed. Renters pay nothing for the service because the landlord has already offered an incentive to the agent through the MLS listings.

In the event the agent finds you a property that is not listed, and the owner is unwilling to pay the agent to facilitate the transaction, the agent may ask you for compensation. This is very rare and should be discussed beforehand.

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird & Warner
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
The best thing about Chicago living is the Cubs......the worst thing about living in Chicago is the Cubs!

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Sun Nov 2, 2014
David Hanna answered:
I would need much more information to give you the best answer. feel free to call or email me back.
This is a process that needs to start with an interview to help you decide what your priorities are and what you can afford.
Feel free to call (773) 732-9123 or write me back,
10- 15 minutes on the phone would be a good start.

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Mon Aug 17, 2015
Karen Duncan answered:
Thank you for your question. Here is a link that will assist you in determining if the area that you are considering is "safe".

Unfortunately, real estate brokers cannot tell you what areas are safe, as the defintion of "safe" is different for each individual.

You might also consider visiting the area that you are considering at different times during the day, to see what activity occurs in the neighborhood. If you are interested in looking at property to buy, please give me a call. 309/251-6265
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Philip Sencer answered:
Yes, certain property types/neighborhoods/price points are very fast moving. Strange how quickly it changed after all those brutal years.
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Wendy Pekarscik answered:
Hi Cami - You have quite a few to choose from in Naperville. Tall Grass is very active, as well as the Breckenridge subdivision. If you are looking for a home in one of those neighborhoods, I would be happy to help you. ... more
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Mark Bazzetta answered:
Can't help you with the reviews of Hamilton. But here is a link to the CPS school attendance boundaries, in case you're thinking of the surrounding area.

Best of luck,
Remax Edge
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Heather Pesch answered:
I Know of a home in Weaver Ridge. It is a very nice home only 10 years old. 4-5 bedrooms. If would like I can send you info on the property to see if it will fit your needs.... You can email me @ or call me @ 309-251-7596... I hope you having a wonderful week I hope to hear from you soon. ... more
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Lisa Wenzel answered:
Hi there,

First I will direct you to which can give you an idea of Bolingbrook and amenities in the area. Secondly, you can find several sources online to help you research the Bolingbrook schools and if they are a right fit for you.

When searching for Nursing Schools in the area, I found several options. You might want to look for yourself. I know some larger schools offer a nursing program such as Lewis University in Romeoville, IL but there may be some more local, smaller locations as well.

Hope this is helpful!
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Sam Sharp answered:
I think that you would want to work with the same agent provided that you have a strong relationship and you are satisfied with their service. However you should speak with your agent to make sure they are familiar with the area and property type - Make sure that they are willing to do both.
Sam Sharp
Senior VP of Mortgage Lending
Guarantedd Rate
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Alan May answered:
The best place to view the Chicago skyline, in my humble opinion, is from the deck of a boat out on Lake Michigan, hopefully owned by a friend. There's not much better than having a friend who owns a boat, likes to sail, and is willing to invite you aboard.

If you're not fortunate enough to have a friend who owns a boat, the skyline of Chicago, when viewed whilst driving southbound on North Lake Shore Drive ain't too bad, neither.
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
Michael Cheng answered:
They are like pollution levels in other cities.
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Rent or Purchase?

How about Downtown Des Plaines or Elmhurst. If you are willing to go further, Evanston.
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Fri May 1, 2015
Patti McDonald answered:
You should check with your landlord before changing any locks! You must have their permission, or you will propbably be violating your lease.
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Jo Anne Messina answered:
LaGrange, Illinois is a beautiful area, offers convenience and beautiful surroundings, ambiance, and excellent Lyons High School District and area elementary schools.
Please let me know if I can be of assistance.
JoAnne Messina
America's Finest Real Estate
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Terry Farnsworth answered:
Hi BETjescke,

I would be more than happy to help - I'll send you a list of all the available properties I can find, complete with pictures, maps, and additional info. Feel free to send me an email and I'll reply within the hour. You can also search for rentals on my website - Good luck and I look forward to helping you!

Terry Farnsworth
Licensed Broker
Prospect Equities Premier
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Matt Laricy answered:
Lot of them out there. Check out all the areas in the downtown area. For a short term rental, check out craigslist.
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