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Todd Shissler, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Todd Shissler answered:
I'm currently living in Minnesota but am planning on moving to Chicago in early June. Wondering what the timeline should look like to find a place?
If you are going to purchase, you should start right away. You can always negotiate the closing date.
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Todd Shissler, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Todd Shissler answered:
Any lender or broker recommendations for Renovation or Construction Loans that are over $417k in Chicago?
Call Michelle Bobart with Guaranteed Rate. https://www.guaranteedrate.com/MichelleBobart She will help you out.
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Todd Shissler, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Todd Shissler answered:
Regarding home buyer new question, If underwriting requires a pay stub after closing how does that work?
This is not unusual. You probably signed something that requires you to comply with such a request.
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Todd Shissler, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Todd Shissler answered:
If have a residential house and I have one of my rooms rented in the basement. will it affect my appraisal value of my house? thank you for your
You should consult with a mortgage broker right away. Are you selling your house? It might affect the value then.
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Mark Zatz, Real Estate Pro in 60102
Mark Zatz answered:
What is the average amount of showings before a house is sold?
That all depends on many factors. Location, the market, supply & demand, etc. etc. There is no rule of thumb. But I would argue that if you have over 15 showings and it is not sold and ... more
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Bill Cook, Real Estate Pro in Lake Forest, CA
Bill Cook answered:
How long after a short sale?
Typically it is 2-3 years with most lenders and a 700+ FICO score.
Havign said that , we have a portfolio loan that lets you purchase a home only one day after a short sale or foreclo ... more
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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
capital gains taxation
I would always discuss directly with an accountant on these issues. I think it is very personal and can lead to the best advice.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 1:36pm Home Buying in 60617
Mlxdreams, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Mlxdreams answered:
Has anyone tried RedX or Landvoice? They both claim that they provide FSBOs, Expired, & Pre-Foreclosure leads based on their up-to-date databases.
Do not waste your money on this. Total rip-off. You would be better off spinning a wheel and picking telephone random numbers to call. Out of 2000 leads i contacted 2 owners.
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Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
Do houses sell in Febrary in Ashburn?
Yes as long as they are priced well they will sell in any market.
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Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
How many years of taxes do i have to show for income?
2 years usually. But you may be able to use 1 depending on what your job is. Speak to a lender and see what they say.
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Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
How soon can you purchase a new home after filing chapter 7 bankruptcy?
Everyone below pretty much answered this. I would also speak to a lender if a few years have passed already.
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James Simon, Home Buyer in New York, NY
James Simon answered:
Looking for a reliable general contractor for a multifamily rehab project. Any suggestions?
I've met plenty of good contractors around here. It sounds like you're needing one for something very special. I would look for one with high reviews who will be willing to hear any req ... more
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Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
I am interesting in purchasing a home within a year. Is there someone that can guide me in the right path so my finances and credit will be in good?
A good lender can guide you in credit repair or raising your FICA score. There are many lenders and mortgage brokers interested in helping their clients.
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Mark Zatz, Real Estate Pro in 60102
Mark Zatz answered:
I will be a 1st time home buyer, but I will like to get my finances in order . Can pass credit problems be bad even though I paid it off?
That all depends on what your credit report has in it....
Best to contact a good mortgage loan officer. I can refer one to you if you would like.


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Mark Zatz, Real Estate Pro in 60102
Mark Zatz answered:
Here is my situation. I just started a new job a week ago. Can I qualify for a loan?
Best to contact a good mortgage loan officer. I can refer one to you if you would like.
But usually being in the same line of work or profession is all that is required.

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Mark Zatz, Real Estate Pro in 60102
Mark Zatz answered:
safe areas in chicago
There are many websites that offer crime data. Best to due some due diligence and find a local realtor that may be able to help out. depending on your criteria and price range will dete ... more
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Mark Zatz, Real Estate Pro in 60102
Mark Zatz answered:
Who owns 1856 N Howe st?
Best place to check that is through the cook county recorders office.. Online is www.ccrd.info.
If you are thinking of writing an offer or looking for similar properties, I would love ... more
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Mark Zatz, Real Estate Pro in 60102
Mark Zatz answered:
Do you think the fact that 1/3 of a condo buildings units are owned by CHA and rented out for low income housing,affect resale value of other units?
All factors become an issue when trying to determine market value of a home. It would be best to due as much due diligence as possible before buying or selling. Consulting with a knowle ... more
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Mark Zatz, Real Estate Pro in 60102
Mark Zatz answered:
My daughter put a contract on a gut rehab in Lincoln Square with the stipulation of an inspection. Some major
I would refer this to an attorney. I can refer one to you if you would like.

Mark Zatz
630-669-9532
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Mark Zatz, Real Estate Pro in 60102
Mark Zatz answered:
How much below asking should an initial offer be on a new construction condo? Taking into consideration
There is no specific rule of thumb. Many builder when starting a project will be more aggressive to get units sold.
Best of luck.
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