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MarkusAIC, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
MarkusAIC answered:
Renovate or leave as is?
I typically recommend clients don't remodel a kitchen unless they are going to spend major money and do it right. A half ass kitchen remodel doesn't do much good to make buyers interest ... more
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corytrevor314, Home Buyer in Aberdeen, OH
corytrevor314 answered:
Does $11, 518 sound like a good price to finish a basement? Drywall, insulation, carpet and suspended ceiling. That price is with a 15% discount....
I think that you made the right choice by going with suspended ceilings. They are very easy to maintain and provide access to anything above them. If you are unsure about your installat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 10:16am Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Nicholas S.…, Real Estate Pro in Rockford, IL
Nicholas S. Nelson 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?
Good Morning,

You will want to meet with a experienced mortgage lender who can analyze your income, assets & credit to determine if you would qualify to purchase a home and if so, ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:28am Home Buying in 60804
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
Can a basement that isn't a walk out increase the value of a home if it is finished and contains a 3/4 bathroom, dreesing room, gym and laundry area?
A finish basement would add value. Such a property often gets a quicker offer.because buyer's love the bonus space. The most accurate valuation of the space would be obtained from an a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 Home Buying in 60804
Monica Cherry, Home Owner in Chicago, IL
Monica Cherry asked:
How do I list a unit on this website? Have an apartment that I'm want to list on this website
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 For Rent in Chicago
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-230-7303 answered:
What is the cost of adding a basement bathroom?
Since the question was asked in 2011, perhaps Roger completed it and can tell us exactly what it cost for his particular installation..
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
How do try to sell an old house so to at least break even. I still owe 154K but cannot afford to make repairs.
The facts are, that a buyer will not pay more then a property is worth even though we might need or want to get more. The neighborhood comparables are available to all parties, and a g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 Home Buying in 60629
davis-partri…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
davis-partridge 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!
That really depends on several factors. First, it depends on the electricity rate where you live. Second, it depends on how energy efficient the apartment is. Third, it depends on th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 Rentals in Chicago
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in 60640
Jeff Nobleza answered:
can a business legally rent a single family house for office space?
There's a lot more to your question than I think you realize. For tax purposes on one's tax return, folks do it all the time and it is completely legal (ask a tax professional for an ex ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Rentals in DePaul
willowbrook50, Renter in Matteson, IL
willowbrook50 asked:
Do you accept CHA vouchers?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Rentals in Near North Side
David Kubica, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
David Kubica answered:
What type of low down-payment financing is available for the purchase of a non-owner occupied mixed use building?
Some more information: We currently own three other rental units (all are cash flow positive). Our credit scores are excellent (760+) and our monthly DISCRETIONARY income after all othe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Financing in Chicago
Shaunta Gray…, Real Estate Pro in Schererville, IN
Shaunta Gray (773-766-2841) answered:
Short term rent
Hi Ryan,

If you are in need of help finding a rental housing. Give me a call I'll help you.

Shaunta Gray
Coldwell Banker Residential
773-766-2841
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Shaunta Gray…, Real Estate Pro in Schererville, IN
Shaunta Gray (773-766-2841) answered:
Should I replace a glass backsplash in a galley kitchen with white subway tile to freshen up a kitchen in?
An upgraded home will sell for more money and quicker than a home that's seen as old-fashioned, or obsolete. The big question, however, is will you get more out than the money you put i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Home Selling in Lincoln Park
Shaunta Gray…, Real Estate Pro in Schererville, IN
Shaunta Gray (773-766-2841) answered:
getting a loan with bad credit, first time buyer.
Hi Peter,

It's good that you've considered purchasing a condo. It could actually be cheaper to buy rather than rent. Even if your credit isn't that great as I do have a mortgage prod ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Financing in Chicago
Shaunta Gray…, Real Estate Pro in Schererville, IN
Shaunta Gray (773-766-2841) answered:
how do i find out if its a lien on my property at 2145 E 98st?
Hi Andrejuan,

You can get an online report within just few minutes. As everyone said, go to Cook County Recorder of Deeds, then start your search by inputting the Property PIN or pro ... more
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Shaunta Gray…, Real Estate Pro in Schererville, IN
Shaunta Gray (773-766-2841) answered:
I'm looking to stop renting and buy a home for my kids and myself. My credit is not looking good, how do I start getting this fixed?
Hi Aici,

It's good that you've considered purchasing a home. It could actually be cheaper to buy rather than rent. Even if your credit isn't that great as I do have a mortgage produc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Home Buying in 60618
Larry Bernst…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Larry Bernstein answered:
I am looking to purchase or refinance a property in Minnesota with ITIN number. Does anyone know any groups or organizations that can help?
I do. I have a partnership with a company that will offer financing on ITIN borrowers with 25% down. Other guidelines may apply. Please contact me at (847) 815 - 8229 or lbernstein@afnc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Financing in 60618
Larry Bernst…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Larry Bernstein answered:
I'm am looking to rent to own, or buy. But I'm not sure I understand the process
I would exhaust your options to purchase first. Most lenders have minimum credit scores that inhibit those looking to purchase from financing. However, my company offers loan programs d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Financing in Chicago
Gilbert Iaro…, Real Estate Pro in Augusta, GA
Gilbert Iarocci answered:
I want to become a real estate agent
Real Estate is a great area to be interested in, after all everyone needs a place to live. You may want to enter it on a part time basis, since you are also moving to a new area. It wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 General Area in 60640
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd 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?
Ask you lender about this. They will be able to review your credit with you and see if you still have any issues with it.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in 60804
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