Jul 02

Single Family Homes

Does anyone know of anyone (or yourself) looking to sell an old, run down, in need of work single family home in Andersonville, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood? I know of a company who is looking to buy homes, renovate them and help beautify the neighborhood. I'm not looking for new listings..... let me know if there is anything off market.

Jun 20

Updated Jun 23

Resignation from volunteer HOA board.

Hi,

I am currently the president of our volunteer HOA board in my building. I was volunteered for the position and I no longer am interested in acting as board president. From what I am reading, I have absolutely not obligation to continue as a board member as long as I formally resign.

Does anyone have any experience with this? ANY information is helpful. Thanks!

  • CookieMuffin Edgewater resident.

    By-laws state nothing about board members resigning, that is why I inquired here. I have read all of our by-laws as I am the president. I was just curious if there were any legal ramifications.

    Hi, headsup. My building has a completely volunteer board. We don't have lower assessments for serving on the board. I don't think your comment has any relevancy to my post. I asked for any info regarding resigning, not your opinion on assessments.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    I doubt that there's anything in the Illinois law regulating condos regarding this issue. It probably should have been included in your By-laws. Our By-laws (for a co-op not a condo) call for a written letter of resignation.

    I'd take Sarahdonis' advice to heart. While serving on the board is a lot of thankless work, it gives you some say so in how your building is run and funds are spent. I've been on our board for nearly all of the more than 40 years I've lived here.

Jun 01

Looking for a covered garage space

Hi! I am looking for a covered garage space near Broadway and Granville in Edgewater Glen for our 2013 Mini Cooper Clubman. Our current garage rental ends June 30. Please text or call me at (310) 210-3732 if you have a space or know if one. Thanks! Jim

May 25

Looking for covered garage space

Hi! I am looking for a covered garage in or near Edgewater Glen for our 2013 Mini Cooper Clubman. Our current garage is being returned to its owner on June 1, so that's the day by which we're hoping to find a new garage. We can wait, however, if you don't have a garage open in June. Anybody out there near us have a space available? Let me know! 310-210-3732 Thanks!

May 25

Looking for a covered garage space

Hi! I am looking for a covered garage for our 2013 Mini Cooper Clubman. Our current garage is being returned to its owner on June 1, so that's the day by which we're hoping to find a new garage. We can wait, however, if you don't have a garage open in June. Anybody out there near us have a space available? Let me know! 310-210-3732 Thanks!

May 19

Updated May 25

How safe is the area near Lawrence/Racine, Racine/Broadway/Lawrence?

I recently signed a short-term sublet here for the summer after trying to do as much research as I could and surveying the area when I went to visit the unit. However, a building nearby, the Darlington Hotel, is apparently a shelter/drug trade haven? For some reason, given the non-activity during the day and run-down nature of the building, I assumed it was just abandoned.

Any info or tips I should keep in mind as a petite single woman, aside from the usual requisite city vigilance? Or is it/will it be extremely bad (given summer is on the horizon) to the point I should look for another subletter?

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    Joe,
    Katie's article is 100% correct. It stems from national laws Realtors have to follow to prevent a practice known as "steering". It was what realtors did to segregate the population up until the civil rights movement was able to change that. Steering was largely done by telling people that...

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    Joe,
    Katie's article is 100% correct. It stems from national laws Realtors have to follow to prevent a practice known as "steering". It was what realtors did to segregate the population up until the civil rights movement was able to change that. Steering was largely done by telling people that a neighborhood wasn't "safe" or the schools weren't "good". I can recommended that S (the short term tenant) check out the CPD Crime map. http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm The downside to the map is that there is so much crime all across the city, even in neighborhoods you would't expect. It can be a little terrifying to see all of the crimes plotted out. The upside is that you can pick the specific crimes that your'e most worried about to map.

  • Jersey Joe Recent Transplant

    While I hate it when a question goes off topic, I have to seriously question the fair housing act. The link states "The law protects against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family status. In particular, it prohibits any real estate professional from steering prospective...

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    While I hate it when a question goes off topic, I have to seriously question the fair housing act. The link states "The law protects against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family status. In particular, it prohibits any real estate professional from steering prospective homebuyers or renters toward or away from a community based on any of the classes under federal protection."

    So, maybe I am being nieve, but this ruling, written in 1968, basically states that crime equates with race (example given in the article). I think this is wrong thinking. It is 1968 panic thinking and implies that, under the FHA, crime and criminals ARE a protected class? Under Federal Protection? I think that is a leap in reasoning that is specifically not stated.

    So I read the act.
    https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/HUD_OGCGUIDAPPFHASTANDCR.PDF

    It states you are not allowed to discriminate against people with a criminal record. (and equates crime and race, by the way)

    The FHA/HUD ruling states that a realtor may not "Steer" a customer. (OK, stop that laughing in the back of the class, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?) That is what the law states. But if a customer should ask, you should morally give them the source for the data they seek, without supplying it yourself, therefore meeting the letter of the law and your professional and moral obligation. That is not against the FHA/HUD regulations. Only your need to move the merchandise out the door.

    And if you lose a sale because you did the right thing? Well, my father used to say that doing the right thing sometimes hurts like hell, but do it anyway. Because people not doing the right thing will make the world go to hell in a handbasket.

    That explains a lot about how the world is now.