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Jennifer Evans

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Agent

39 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Licensed Real Estate Broker, IL

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent

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I got laid off for 4 mos.in 2011. I've been at my job for 3 yrs. Will this affect me??Q

Answer

If you're asking if this will affect your ability to obtain a loan, then yes, probably.  They will take your total income for the year into consideration, so if you made less than normal they will consider that year's total income.  It may not necessarily have a detrimental affect, but you should ask your local loan officer for a pre-approval letter if you are considering a purchase in the near future.  He/She will be able to better assist you. 

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the $/sq-ft of a house

Answer

It just depends on the area.  A local realtor or appraisor would be the best person to help you with this question.  In some areas the yard size doesn't actually make a lot of difference on the sales price; but in some it can markedly affect a home's value. 

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Public Records & Zoning of Home

Answer

The real estate agent you're working with should be able to help you with these questions and direct you with the numbers & places you should contact.  Give him/her a call; I'm sure he'd be happy to assist you. 

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Loan after Bankruptcy

Response

You should call the lenders in your area, as they are the ones who would know the answer to your question.  Good Luck!

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Is it okay to place an offer on two houses each with a different realtor?

Answer

It is understandable to use two different agents if you are looking in two different locations.  I personally will only work in my local area, and am not willing to travel great distances.  I have worked with buyers in my local area, and referred these same clients to agents in other towns if they are interested in looking in areas outside of my expertise.  However, be careful if you've signed a buyer's agent agreement with one or both of them.  You could be liable to pay both of them once you purchase a home.  Also, I do not recommend writing an offer on more than one property at a time.  Either rescind the first offer, or wait to make the second offer.  Otherwise, it's possible you could get stuck in two contracts.  Good luck!

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Closing Costs

Answer

Closing costs vary depending on your location & which bank you are using.  The best thing to do is sit down with a local loan officer, and have them go over a good faith estimate with you, so you know exactly what you can afford and what loan options are available to you.  Good Luck!

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Where has all the inventory gone?

Response

Wow!  That's great that's the market's exciting in your area.  We would love that kind of activity to come to ours :)

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