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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
My neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. We never have any burglaries or break-ins that I hear about.
Well if you didnt before, you may now. Never let your guard down.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 10:36pm In My Neighborhood in 60640
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Where is the best place to buy a condo in the northwest suburbs area for my goal is to sell it after a few years if ever i gain equity?
There is a lot to consider. I would team up with a good agent who knows this area. From there you guys can discuss your concerns and wants. This will result in the best investment for y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 10:34pm Home Buying in Chicago
bengibson4113, Both Buyer and Seller in Salt Lake City, UT
bengibson4113 answered:
I need to know the average cost for heating and electric on a 750 sq. ft. 2 bdrm. apartment. I'm doing research for a school project. Please help!
Great question regarding your heating and electric for a 750 sq. ft. apartment. It depends on how old the unit is, if you have energy efficient appliances, windows, insulation, etc. S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 6:22pm Rentals in Chicago
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
Do you have historical data by Zip Code, City and County?
Your agent can look this up and provide it for you.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 11:40am General Area in Chicago
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
I have a credit score below 600 and am looking for a rent to own as I work to improve my credit. How would I go about finding someone to help me?
Rent to own is NOT your answer. It's a scammy option that is really usually set up to take advantage of people in situations like yours. What you want to do is find an inexpensive plac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:25am For Rent in Chicago
Cory Trevor, Home Buyer in Aberdeen, OH
Cory Trevor answered:
Can somebody recommend an affordable, quality pest control company for my 3 flat in Chicago? Thanks
Unfortunately, I live in Texas, so I cannot recommend a pest control specialist in your area. However, there are a few tricks I know that should help you out in any location. I would st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:55am Quality of Life in Chicago
Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
How long does it take a locksmith to make a spare key and what is the cost?
It depends on the locksmith, to be honest. If you take the key in for them to make a duplicate, it won't be nearly as expensive than if you have them come to your place. House calls tak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 6:34am General Area in Chicago
Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
Is a sump pump needed in Chicago homes? Should I not buy a home without a sump pump?
Some places have high water tables in the Chicago area. It rains a lot there, so there can be problems with water rising up through a basement. It's nice if you don't have to live there ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 6:31am Home Buying in Chicago
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Does a landlord who is selling their house which is apart of Los Angeles Rent Control need to pay Tenants a relocation fees?
It is negotiable. Usually from one months rent to half a month. Not enough information to answer but I am giving you a good guess.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Selling in Wicker Park
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
What is the standard commission paid to agent?
Typically 6%, but of course that is flexible and can be negotiated mainly depending on the potential selling price of your home.

At UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) we are an innovativ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Selling in 60656
Kim Carnagey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kim Carnagey answered:
My husband and I would like to buy our first home! What are the requirements? Help please
Contact a local lender or banker and they can let you know what the latest requirements are along wiht how much you qualified for and how much of a down payment you will need... then yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in 60804
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I need a short term rental in Evanston from May 1st-July 31st. I am not familiar with the area so I have no idea where to begin.
I would check craigslist for this sort of thing.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Rentals in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Why isn't George B. Armstrong mentioned on a rating of best schools?Armstrong just got the highest CPS rating based on test scores, L2
The best place for school ratings is greaterschools.org
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Hi we have properties for sale in Chicago IL Multi-Family Home for $40,000.00 Does anyone who is a real cash buyers?
There is always people out there. I would just make sure they give you POF.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how are the schools in the area?
The question is subjective, therefore research schools and areas on your own; don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Shopping & Local Amenities in Tri-Taylor
shantunu74, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
shantunu74 answered:
An excellent structural engineer is needed ASAP for a south side Chicago home (short sale).....
How much you spent on structural Engineer?

Hasan
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
How much would a locksmith charge to change the lock on my apartment door?
That would depend on where you live and what kind of locks you want installed on your door. That's a good idea to get the locks changed, though. When it comes to your safety, it's nice ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 General Area in Chicago
Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
Do you need a lawyer to buy a home?
While it isn't absolutely essential that you have a lawyer when you buy a home, it's probably a good idea to get one. They know the ins and outs of the industry and those laws better th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Hi. Two questions:
Its tough to give you an estimate on the property without seeing it. Have your Realtor give you a CMA. You can also say for 17-19 about 3% increase in each year.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Market Conditions in Forest Glen
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I will be gone for the summer, but need an apartment when I get back. When should I start looking/applying for apartments?
4-5 weeks out would be the ideal time. Anything prior will be too far out.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Rental Basics in Chicago
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