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Lake County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Robb Satten answered:
Mon Apr 23, 2012
Kklayden617 answered:
Prices tend to increase or at least stabalize in the summer months as buying increases and average time on the market decreases. If you are thinking abour listing a home, do it in the Spring or Summer. If buying, prices are better in the winter. These are general market trends and your experience may be different. ... more
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Julie Brown answered:

I am currently negotiating an offer on this property so I cant answer you right now. If it doesnt go through I can let you know.

Julie Brown
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Sat May 30, 2015
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Fri Mar 30, 2012
Coleen Grenier answered:
Sorry but I do not see your link, or property address you are refeering to?
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Fri Mar 16, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
The Tax Assessor is working off the COUNTY RECORDS:
The records show whom the OWNER is.
The assessor does not care whom the OCCUPANT is.
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
In most cases no one is paying the property taxes if the mortgage is not being paid. In some cases where towns and cities can take properties by tax deed for unpaid taxes the bank who has the mortgage on the property will pay the minimum to keep it from going to tax auction. ... more
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Thu Dec 8, 2016
Anna M Brocco answered:
Generally property taxes will be pro-rated...
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
Jim Starwalt answered:
How can I help you?
Please call or email and I can get you started with a lender who can pre-qualify you, and we can sit down and discuss your needs and wants.
Jim Starwalt
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
A great website for you to check out is, this will give you all sorts of information about schools anywhere in Illinois. As Realtors in Illinois we are not allowed to give out information about schools, we can only direct you to where you can find the information. Also,, has all sorts of listed homes with an "information " tab on every listing that will give you info about schools demograghics and neighborhood info. If you have any other questions give me a call or e-mail me.
Mary Jo Posterli 224-430-0766
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Tue Feb 14, 2012
Elizabeth Splitt answered:
Can you offer more clarification the size and type of home? Also, is the property located on the channel or Round Lake? Prices have quite a large range in this area.
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Thu Feb 16, 2012
Terry Farnsworth answered:
Hi Swtness,

The short answer is - it really depends on the score. If you are in the 400-500's, it's going to be very challenging. You can qualify for some programs with scores in the low 600's, but I would call a mortgage broker to discuss your options. If you'd like some referrals/contact information of some that I trust, please feel free to contact me.

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Fri Feb 10, 2012
Hello, are you looking to share with 2 other friends? Let me know what exactly you are looking for and if there arr 3 of you looking. I can look up some rentals for you. Not sure if we could find a home for that price point, but we can try.

Mary Jo Posterli
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Sun Feb 19, 2012
Al Aronow answered:

I included a link for some answers and information to your question. If I can be of service, just let me know.

Thank you,
Al Aronow
RE/MAX Suburban
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Kay Phillips answered:
I can find you a rental for sure in that neighborhood. There is currently a bigger home for rent (around 3100 square feet) going for $1,800. Email me if you are interested. ... more
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Sun Jan 29, 2012
John Walin answered:
Here is the state link for the finally home program...
Determine that you qualify for the program, and speak to a free counselor regarding your eligibility and they can direct you toward a lender facilitating a loan.

Did you find a house already? I would be happy to set you up with a custom search if you aren't already working with an agent.

John Walin
847 276-0120
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Thu Feb 16, 2012
Peter Schifrin answered:
Apparently you just got a preliminary worksheet from title company. Owner's policy will definitely be there, it's not optional, but the cost of it is usually covered by the seller unless there is a special arrangement in place due to foreclosure transaction. You have to ask your realtor and your attorney to check the contract and find out who is covering owner's policy.
Nothing to do with car/life/home insurance provider...
Good luck with your purchase!
Peter Schifrin
Express RE Group, Inc.
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
John Walin answered:
Having 2 dogs and a budget under $1,000 per month is not realistic in Libertyville.
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Fri Dec 30, 2011
Mike Stodola answered:
Have two totally remodeled 2 bedroom 2 bath condos in Gurnee at 1700 and 1800 Wegewood for $900 and $950 a month. Give me a call to see them!

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Wed Nov 19, 2014
Joseph Hedrick answered:
The answer is in your motivation. The longer you have it on the market, the longer you have to keep it in presentable condition. You also have people coming thru in bad weather making a mess. Real estate takes some time to expose it to the maximim market. The longer the property stays on the market, the higher the expenses for the agent. There are many times the first offer is the best offer because it if those buyers have seen what is available on the market. Sale time is a function of price, the lower the price the faster the sale. ... more
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