1 hour ago

METAL CORNICE REPAIR needed - Recs?

metal cornice repair: seeking a metal specialist to repair/restore an original (circa 1890) metal cornice on a brick 2-flat in NW Chicago. any recs? thank you so much!

Feb 14

Updated 4 days ago

Parking Near Wrightwood & Lawndale

Looking for a parking spot to rent near Wrightwood & Lawndale. Open to different options, but would want a long-term monthly sort of thing. Thanks!

  • Thanks Karen, that's also further away than we're looking for.

  • Hi David. There is a spot open in my garage. My building is on Lawndale almost at Wrightwood. I can direct you to my landlord if you're interested. Email me at mina.bloom24@gmail.com, if you'd like.

Jan 19

Updated Jan 30

Plumber Recommendation

Neighbors,

Looking for a plumber to install a new toilet in my bathroom. Any recommendations? Your help is appreciated.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    Quality assurance contracting services llc.
    Installed dozens of toilets.
    312 885 1719
    Reasonably priced, well qualified, references and local service.

  • Thanks everyone!

Jan 24

Updated Jan 29

General contractor recs?

Hello! I want to renovate a garden apartment in Logan Square and am looking for a few good general contractors to give estimates. We already have drawings. The building is from 1906, so we are looking for someone who has worked with older buildings and is licensed (we need to pull permits.) Any recommendations appreciated!

Jan 26

Updated Jan 29

Cleaning person needed; 3BR apartment

I need a cleaning person in Logan Square (near Fullerton and Central Park) soon. I'm looking for less expensive services rather than high-end, but I need some help here.

  • MT

    House-Frau - does Karla only work in the area or would she do near suburbs (Oak Park)? We're in the neighborhood, but I've been looking for someone to clean my mom's apartment every 3 weeks. Had to fire the lady she had (literally was doing nothing) and am shuttling our cleaning lady to my mom's on weekends, which is a big pain.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Hi MT, she will&does. Please give her a call at ‭+1 (219) 293-7792‬. I told her about your post:)

Jan 23

Updated Jan 27

Is this part of Logan square a safe area?

My boyfriend and I are looking at Logan to move and we were looking at a place around Diversey and Central Park ave? We’ve heard the good and the bad and want to make sure this is a good area

  • I do have to agree with Juan on one point. The liquor store in front of Koz park is always infested with gang bangers. That's where that little girl got molested last year I think.

  • I have been on Avers and George since 2002. The area in question has improved significantly over the years regarding safety. I find Juan's assessment not current. However, that liquor store does seem to be a problem. With Binny's just a few doors door, it days might be numbered.

Jan 17

Updated Jan 19

Are landlords required to fix cracked windows?

One of my inside storm windows just developd a huge crack in it. Not sure how, maybe the cold? I'm in an owner occupied building so RLTO does not apply in the same way. Is the landlord required to fix this?

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    Annnnnd...getting back to the question....

    Generally, it is the landlord's responsibility to fix it but can fix it and charge you if it can be proven that you broke it (and the landlord even wants to bother with reimbursement). (I would venture to guess your lease doesn't obligate you to...

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    Annnnnd...getting back to the question....

    Generally, it is the landlord's responsibility to fix it but can fix it and charge you if it can be proven that you broke it (and the landlord even wants to bother with reimbursement). (I would venture to guess your lease doesn't obligate you to fix such things, especially in an owner occupied.)

    Your obligation is to advise your landlord. Email if you have it or call and follow up with a letter. However you do it, let your landlord know ASAP that there's damage so s/he can address it.

    Unless it's an emergency situation, I would advocate against doing any handyman fixes yourself. You may cause additional damage or even injury. Let the landlord know so s/he has the chance to fix it or hire someone who can.

  • future alderman future alderman

    why can't you just go up or down-stairs to talk to them?

Jan 03

Updated Jan 15

Sell by owner

Has anyone ever sold their Chicago home without a realtor? If you have and are willing to shoot me a message to answer some questions, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!

  • Hi Phillip - I appreciate your comments on this thread. Your email settings seem to be disabled, but I’d love to talk to you more. I believe mine are enabled, would you please send me a message so we can talk more? Thank you!

  • Hi Krisi, call me . 773-590-6272
    I mentioned my commission would be much less .
    Thanks

Jan 08

Updated Jan 10

Recommendations for replacing building entry doors

Greetings, neighbors-

Asking for recommendations again. Our building's two entry doors are in dire need of replacement. Years of "wear/tear", weather and handling has caught up with these doors and now they are falling apart. I am looking for an expert matter that can replace these and hope it can be replace with auto door closer that will close these doors quietly and prevent these from being slammed. I have a neighbor that releases her frustration on these doors.

Please advise and again thank you all. Your recommendations have been life savers.

  • We went to American Thermal Window Products for our two entry way doors and are very happy with the results. americanthermalwindow.com

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    We also used American thermal for a back door on a crooked porch. Others said they wouldn't or couldn't do it, but American Thermal had no problem and it's been two years now with no problems so far. They are very easy to work with. A little bit pricey, but it was important to get this door secured.

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    If your doors face south it's best to go with steel doors, if not wood always makes a home or condo building look beautiful.

Jan 02

Updated Jan 03

Know someone at risk of foreclosure in Puerto Rico? They may find resources here.

Apologies if this isn't the forum to post this. I thought local residents might have family affected.

From https://theintercept.com/2017/12/22/puerto-rico-foreclosures-hurricane-maria/

Derecho a tu Casa or Right to Your House — a coalition of legal aid groups providing information and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure offers resources at its website to educate homeowners and also provide legal representation for those who qualify for assistance.

http://derechoatucasa.org/

Article reviewed by Graham Elwood of Political Vigilante
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dogsGlvdP8&t=470s

    Inicio
    Las hipotecas reversibles, inversas, revertidas, o como se les conoce en inglés, "reverse mortgages", son unos instrumentos muy particulares dirigidos a la población de edad avanzada. Consisten en préstamos que se garantizan con la propiedad residencial de la persona que no son reembolsables, como los préstamos tradicionales.
    http://derechoatucasa.org
  • Greatly appreciate your post. As a Puerto Rican, it was painful to read. I applaud The Intercept for its honesty and accuracy in portraying the plight of the Puerto Rican people. Will definitely follow on Twitter. Thank you!

  • Anaida, David Dahan wrote on the 2008 wave of foreclosures and sees the same possibility in PR. Graham Elwood who posted the video talked about how he believed what his bank and Obama administration told him to do to save his house in 2008. The guidance ended up making him...

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    Anaida, David Dahan wrote on the 2008 wave of foreclosures and sees the same possibility in PR. Graham Elwood who posted the video talked about how he believed what his bank and Obama administration told him to do to save his house in 2008. The guidance ended up making him ineligible for renegotiating his loan and resulted in foreclosure of his home. I hope this never happens to anyone in Puerto Rico. Please consider following Graham too. He may post follow up stories. If there is any update or new info I will add it here.

Mar 11

Updated Jan 03

Handyman needed

Looking for a trustworthy handyman to do small jobs on a house in Bucktown. Caulking, CO2 detector replacement, sump pump battery - a lot of little things like that here and there. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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