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Home Buying in Uptown : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Steve Stenger answered:
Go to www.hud.gov. Click on the resource tab, then click on HUD approved condominium projects. Do a search by zip code in the drop down box. Then look for the association by legal name



Steve Stenger
President
Condo Approval Professionals LLC
E-mail: steve@condo-approval.com
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Ryan Gossett answered:
The area is nice if you like being close to the lake and tranportation to downtown. Retail in the area is hit or miss but it is close to a new Dominicks. I expect the area to develop further in the next 5-10 years. ... more
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Philip Sencer answered:
There are no specific areas in which to find short term rentals. 95% of condo buildings do not allow short term rentals. They want a 12 month lease although I am unclear exactly what you are trying to do. Give me more details and perhaps I can help. ... more
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Ally answered:
https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm

I was given this website to look up FHA approved homes.. It gives you a list of addresses of approved buildings within specific zip code. It is time consuming, but I hope it helps! ... more
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Sun Apr 24, 2011
Homes For Less answered:
I use ro live in this dump STAY away that building is doomed. Nothing has changed and one family controls the homeowners with their property mangement company running the building! The building manager is their friend. I have heard fights and yelling during the meetings. You have to pay a $200 non refundable pet deposit? Which is strange considering the hallways are green carpet I think the original. Some people tried to deal with the board and either short sold or walked away! LOL the funny thing is they were right! You should go to 720 or 4170 they have higher assessments but your getting clean nice hallways, pool, doorman, 720 has a tennis court. There nice places. Polo Tower owners pay like $200 suppose to get heat but it's sneaky cause you have ro turn on this electric heaters on the wall and pay for it since it's electric. I feel sorry for the owners and couldn't stand the so called building manager. She always seems bugged and annoyed. So take this warning and run from there! Also the management company is called Rany Management if you look and found they are the property managers RUN! You do not want to deal with Dorothy... That's funny I guess their selling their units and no one wants them! Priceless I would say 90k or less but the building needs tons of upgrades and repairs!!!! Hope it helps. ... more
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Mon Apr 4, 2011
Accurate Inspections & Consulting answered:
Who knows. Your question doesn't have enough information to make any kind of relevant assessment. 80K might be Ok. Investment meaning you'll rent it out? In 5 years it might be worth a few dollars more, I doubt it will double or anything close. Is it closer to Montrose or Lawrence, south is better. Closer to Broadway or Clark? Could go either way. Is there anything appealing about the place other than the price, would you live there? If you can't answer YES to those questions, why would someone else?
Values and sales are too iffy with all the gray housing stock still hiding in the closet. 5 years will probably be better but I doubt you'll make a mint. Banks are operating on 7-10 year plans right now in terms of housing coming back.
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Tue Dec 14, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
You can ask your agent or listing agent to update the status, or directly contact Trulia's customer service's department, under the Help tab.
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
Matt Laricy answered:
You can check out the cook county assessors website. http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Property_Search/Property_Search.aspx

This will give you last sale date and price. Its all public information.

Matt Laricy
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
mlaricy@americorpre.com
708-250-2696
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Sun Jul 20, 2008
Tom McCarey answered:
Don,

Trulia is one piece in a comprehensive approach toward marketing properties. The statistics I see related to consumers viewing my listings at Trulia are significant. I won't go so far as to say that because I list my properties at Trulia I am selling them more quickly. But I will say that Trulia enhances the visibility of both me and my listings to a savvy element of the consuming public. As a result both I and my listings are syndicated to a vaster pool of online homeseekers (roughly 8 of 10 home seekers initiate their searches online). I am glad to have Trulia as an additional option to realtor.com, tommccarey.com, elegantchicagohomes.com, therealestateloungechicago.com, atproperties.com, tribune.com, etc.

Best of luck.

Tom McCarey
The Real Estate Lounge Chicago with @ properties chicago
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Sun Jun 15, 2008
Kale Realty answered:
The best way is to use a Realtor who can help. Contact me and I can point you in the right direction.
Thanks! www.KaleRealty.com
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Wed Feb 13, 2008
Kale Realty answered:
Hi!

Looks like #14F is no longer on the market as it is showing up as closed on 12/27/07 for $180K
but #9F is currently for sale. If you are interested in learning more please contact me.

Thanks!
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