Rick Brown Realtor Lake County IL

Buying Lake County IL Property

You'll find the information you want and need to get a great buy readily available to you on this page. You can count on me to handle the details that can make or break your real estate purchases. I have been handling Vernon Hills and Lake County real estate for 30 years, so you can count on me to be your resource for buying.

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Includes real estate listings in Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Libertyville, Gurnee, Grayslake, Buffalo Grove, Green Oaks,  Lindenhurst, Lake Villa, the Round Lake area and surrounding communities.  

Frequently Asked Questions by Real Estate Buyers

How do I get utilities switched into my name?
Coldwell Banker offers a service to take the hassle out of switching utilities. Save time and aggravation by using this service.  Utility Switching Service

If you want to find utility company information on your own you can use the site below to find utilities by town. This site also has school district phone numbers, links to village websites and information about municpal taxes and inspections.  Community Phone Numbers and Information

Rick Brown's satisfied customersWhere do I get a mortgage? I hear mortgages are hard to get- is that true?
Over the years I have built relationships with excellent local lenders who are still actively making loans. Feel free to ask me to recommend several lenders.

There is still plenty of mortgage money available at great rates. Be careful- if a lenders rates or tems seem to good to be true they probably are.
 Mortgage Calculator

Do you handle foreclosures and short sales?
I have access to all types of listings including corporate listings, bank owned properties, foreclosures and short sale opportunities. Some foreclosures may not show up in the Multiple Listing Service. Tell me what you want and I will find it for you.  Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Mundelein, Round Lake Foreclosure/ Short Sale Listings

How do I know that I am seeing every listing possible?
The listings on this site are updated every day. I use the the Multiple Listing Service, many Internet site and my network of people in and out of the business to help you find listings, some which may not even be on the market yet.  Have Rick Find You a Property

Will you help me find lawyers, inspectors and lenders?
Absolutely! Having good people on your side protects you and helps you close the deal. This is an essential part of my service. I will even help you after closing with tradesmen referrals, where to eat or places to go.
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Can you point me towards a good source of information about local communities?
I have a whole page devoted to information about local towns with useful information and links plus an interactive map with links to almost every community in Lake County, Illinois. I have lived in and worked in the area for over 30 years, so you use me as a resource.  Lake County Community Information

How do I find out about local schools?
I have a whole page covering local schools. You'll find a link to school report cards for every school in Illinois plus some links that you wont find on many sites. Both of my children attended local schools and I am glad to share my insight or point you to local experts.  Lake County School Information