house hunting help - chicago area

Discussion in 'General' started by Rico888, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Ohvale Maintenance & Transport Service

    Or build in Indiana and commute to Shitchago and same himself a BOAT load of money.
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  2. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    @G2G should be able to hook you up
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  3. G2G

    G2G I feel the need

    If your buddy needs help with rent or purchase I can help out. I work out of the Keller Williams north shore west office with my wife. Our team of 3 sold 22 million last year so we know what we are doing. PM me for contact info, always looking to help racers or racers friends out.
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  4. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    The house is awesome, the terra cotta shows that someone had ties to the industry. Take the highest maintenance estimate anyone gives you and multiply it by 3. If the house is in a historic district, multiply it by 5.
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  5. grasshopper

    grasshopper Well-Known Member

    You'd commit suicide in a year or 2 with that commute.
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  6. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Depends on how close to a train station the house and work are.
  7. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

  8. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

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  9. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    Sounds awesome. Have an inexpensive commuter vehicle that you leave at the train station. Train into the city, commuter vehicle to get around, then drive back to the train station for a peaceful train-ride home. You can work while on the train, or read a book to unwind, or whatever else you want to do since you're not driving. Would be pretty nice I'd think.
  10. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    That's how you get from your office downtown Chicago to the racetrack to drive your Ferrari during lunch...
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  11. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    No need for the car, train into your work hood and if needed the el from there to the office.
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  12. RRP

    RRP Kinda Superbikey

    I think it was how Blago got to Springfield pretty regularly, might have been Ryan. They all looked the same. :D
  13. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    No surprise there. My favorite was a chopper showing up to pick up Springsteen from our 8 hour at Grattan to take him to run the Mile :D
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  14. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Doesn't Billy Corgan own a huge estate on Lakeshore Dr?
  15. beac83

    beac83 Done

    His was State car from house to WGN-TV helipad. Helicopter from WGN to Midway, state plane to Springfield and then car to office.
    Cost us $$$.

    I worked at WGN-TV during part of that time. We let the state use the helipad for no charge.
  16. xs900

    xs900 Well-Known Member

    looks like walking distance to Hinsdale Metra stop. If work is close to Union Station downtown - actually any where in the Loop area it's an easy commute
  17. Woofentino Pugr

    Woofentino Pugr Phoenix 4/03 to 5/30/12

    Our historical society is just as bad and in a small city. Here though if you put in to do stuff to a "historic home" and they refuse, you just wait 6 months and then you dont need their permission.

    Oh I should mention that where we lived in one of the "historic districts" some guy bought a empty lot, built a normal ranch style home and 8 yrs later went to do an addition and some other remodel. Because its a "historic district" he had to go through them also. They told him no because his house is a "historic home". Ours was over 100yrs old main part, addition in the 30's and another in the 50's.

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