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Home Buying in Park Ridge : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Stewart Ramirez answered:
Good Morning, Jenn- You have asked one of the most difficult questions that is asked of us Realtors! I can say one thing for certain- Park Ridge is a beautiful city, filled with a diverse mix of people and culture. The best way to get a feel for a certain area is to take a walk around the block where you'd like to purchase a home. Strike up conversation with your "would- be" neighbors and I'm sure you'll find that most people are more than happy to make you feel right at home. If you have any addtional questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 773-988-1710.

Stewart Ramirez, CDPE
Re/Max Center
Cell: (773) 988-1710
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Terry Farnsworth answered:
Hi Lamarsh,

There are now some great online resources for this - You can also check out flood maps at Also, there are maps specific to Illinois at

Hope this helps! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to let me know. Good luck!
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Wed May 11, 2011
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Kathy Weber answered:

You may want to hire an outside source, (i.e. contractor, home inspector) to do an inspection on the home.

Lifetime warranty or not - if there's issues later, it could be a troublesome situation to go through.

Home warranty protection plans are also another avenue to look into. That way, you have it in writing what the warranty actually is going to cover.

Good Luck!
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Michael Stangel answered:
the only main difference is there will not be a financing contingency on the contract. If you have already found a home and/or negotiated with the seller, make sure you hire a real estate attorney to go over the contract. If you have anyother questions, please feel free to contact me.
-Mike Stangel, Keller Williams Realty in Park Ridge 847 685 2273
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Sat Sep 19, 2009
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Wed Apr 8, 2009
David Cruickshank answered:
My advise is to make sure that you have looked at properties like that one that have sold within the last six months and see what they went for. If you have done your research and feel comfortable about the offer don't be too nervous. Make sure you do the following:

- Get seller paid closing costs (saves you a lot of money and may even lower your interest rate)
- Get a lawyer
- Do am home inspection

If you have a lawyer and the home insepction comes in poor then yu can demand that the seller fix these things or lower the price.

If you need financing I would be happy to help you. I am available all weekend and in the evenings. Even if you just need some more advise i will be glad to direct you.
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Tue Oct 6, 2015
Linda answered:
Congratulations on you marriage! You most definitely want your first buying experience to be joyful and to go smoothly - I do have colleagues within Koenig & Strey who know those areas inside and out and who specialize in working with first time buyers. Please feel free to contact me via email or cell and I'll forward their names to you.
Linda Zielinski
847-456-3105 cell
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