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Fri Nov 2, 2007
ian cockburn answered:
Look at my website...get a good nsight into what it takes to build, be your own contractor...and the same basis for rehab exists in Chicago as in New Orleans with the exception of the basements...in Chicagoland you have to be careful about basements flooding, the effect of the resulting humidity as a welcome place for mold, etc.

Once you have an understanding of what it takes to rehab, with the pricing in your mind, add on the taxes and permit requirements specific to Cook County, (and there are several).
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