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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey there-

I would recommend reaching out directly!

Ali, Community manager
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Jerry Gibson answered:
There are none. It is not an over 55 community.

Jerry Gibson
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Great congratulations you want to buy a home in Rockford Illinois, 3 bedroom with basement and garage. Wonderful.
What you absolutely need to do is connect with a local experienced Buyers Agent, i.e. a Realtor who loves to work with Buyers and is well versed with the local market, he or she will work for you and on your behalf with your best interest at heart, explaining all the details and paying attention to all the details involved from the very beginning up to a successful closing. Buyers agents for properties listed with another real Estate Brokerage are free to the Buyer, as they are paid at the closing by the seller's side, BUT remember you must commit and be loyal to just ONE buyers agent, one you trust and have
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Sandra Basel answered:

How far away are you moving from? I need to know if you want to be in Rockford or would Cherry Valley, Loves Park or Machesney Park also fit your situation.

How many bedrooms etc.

Sandy Basel
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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Usually the only 2 options are having 20% to put down or finding a local and trusted loan officer who will work throuh the process with you to guide you on building your credit and saving money for a down payment and closing costs. ... more
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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Mark Rubley & Karen Sullens answered:
Not sure, But you can check at and check the Rentals Box.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Why don't you contact a Realtor in Rockford and stop wasting your time asking here? If it's bank owned it will be listed on the mls and a Realtor will be needed by you to buy it. Who cares what bank owns it! ... more
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Adam Guarino answered:
You can not contact the bank, they will not sell until a realtor lists the house. At that point it is available to the public. If you want I can watch for the listing and let you know the moment it gets listed.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Adam Guarino answered:
You should check with Section 8 and Rockford Housing development. They are looking for landlords to lease units to their clients. That would be a good place to start.
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Adam Guarino answered:
Yes I work with a lender who has a great program for that exact scenario. Feel free to contact me and I can get you her number.
Adam Guarino 8154941011.
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Charles Roos answered:
Yes I can help you. Probably will want to look closer to moving time. Maybe a month or two before moving time>
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
Connie Hladik answered:
Consider a cosigner with a better credit score. I don't know of financing below a 640 credit score.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:

Do you want to rent a studio or a bedroom in someone else's apartment?

Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there!

You can get started on your home search here on Trulia, take a look:,IL/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type/

Hope this helps,
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Dick Eckburg answered:
Team up with a good Realtor who can represent your interests, rather than trying to find a house on your own. A Realtor who is a member of the Multiple Listing Service can show you any home listed for sale, no matter which office has it listed, and he or she can search for properties that are in unincorporated areas. You pick out which homes appeal to you and your Realtor will show them to you, negotiate your purchase and represent you at the closing. ALL AT NO COST TO YOU! It doesn't get any better than that!
I am such a Realtor and I would be happy to work with you. My direct telephone number is 815-231-4166.
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Sun Dec 8, 2013
Robert Drummer answered:
Some ideas here:
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Dick Eckburg answered:
No, at this time Rockford real estate is a great investment! If you are looking for a home to live in, prices are low and interest rates are at rock bottom. You can lock in 30 year fixed rate financing. Our real estate taxes are high in comparison with home prices, but that's because our houses are so cheap. Real estate taxes are not going to go down, as they pay for our schools, fire and police protection, parks, airport, Rock Valley College, etc. Rockford is a great place to raise a family! ... more
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