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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
How does one know how long a home has been listed in MLS?
Your agent will have access to the MLS, and they can tell you exactly how long the property has been listed, and whether it's been cloned (relisted) from before.
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Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Michelle Yoo answered:
This is an answer to Beth. Trulia is not user-friendly. So with regards to your answer concerning true market value in Waukesha County. It does not
For anyone else reading this thread/argument: Trulia has some limitations, but my clients have used the site with great effectiveness. The main issue we've encountered is that it is sim ... more
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Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Michelle Yoo answered:
what is a five day motion HOW DOES ONE GO ABOUT CONTESTING THIS?
As a rental property owner, I've had to deal with 5 day notices as well. It isn't necessarily a death knell. Many times, all that is needed is for the tenant to pay the rent up to curre ... more
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Jeff Moglia, Real Estate Pro in ,
Jeff Moglia answered:
Bump Clause in Primary Offer, What does this mean for Back up offers?
Melissa, The term "bump clause" generally refers to an offer that has a contingency which may allow a secondary offer to Bump the first offer out and place a secondary offer into a pri ... more
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Cindy Lawren…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Cindy Lawrence Antonia answered:
I am planning to buy for cash, how can I add an appraisal contingency. I do not want to pay more than the current value. There are not any good
Include that contingency in the offer. When you are buying with cash, you will have to hire your own appraiser - if you have other questions or concerns, I'd be happy to help - Good lu ... more
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Cats, Home Buyer in Brookfield, WI
Cats answered:
Is it common in Brookfield for people not to pull permits to renovate or finish their basement? For a buyer, is this a deal breaker?
thanks for answering....Jeffrey and Jeff. I greatly appreciate your prompt replies.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 1, 2013 Home Buying in Brookfield
Yehuda  Elma…, Real Estate Pro in Pewaukee, WI
Yehuda Elmakias answered:
Does anyone know of any vacant residential land in Brookfield Wisconsin between 1-2 acres that might be coming on the market?
call me when you have time
262-408-5500
yehuda Elmakias
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 4, 2013 Home Buying in Brookfield
Eric D Lenz, Real Estate Pro in ,
Eric D Lenz answered:
How do you compare sale price with Assessed price ?
Assessed value is the assessors opinion of the value of the property on January 1 of this year. It is based on sales information from last year. Therefore, it is not current. Also, it i ... more
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Abu Musa, Real Estate Pro in ,
Abu Musa answered:
Why does the MLS show a property as a new listing when it is relisted? This seems unethical.
When listing expired and you need to put in the market again you sign new listing agreement so it becomes new listing.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Home Buying in Brookfield
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Hinsdale, IL
Christine Moscinski answered:
any 1 bedroom condos in brookfield or surrounding areas that allow pets?
These old questions should be deleted people!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 4, 2011 Home Buying in Brookfield
Dave Vargo, Real Estate Pro in Brookfield, WI
Dave Vargo answered:
We might be moving to Milwakee area, what would our home cost there? 4BD 2B .18 acre, 1750 sq ft, built 1999, 2 car gar.
Hello Freemoney....

Thanks for your inquiry. As has been indicated by the responses of my fellow realtors, You will have the opportunity to find a comparable home to yours in our are ... more
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Dave Vargo, Real Estate Pro in Brookfield, WI
Dave Vargo answered:
Pricing in Elmbook school district
Hi Kris....

Kudos to my fellow realtors that have responded to your questions so thoroughly and quickly.

There will be homes for you in the price range you are looking for and wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2011 Home Buying in Brookfield
Kevin Brisky, Real Estate Pro in Minong, WI
Kevin Brisky answered:
How does a buyer guard against the volatility of the current market?
Kip,

I'd agree with Bill. There will always be volatility in the market, but you just have to select the right home, in the best location at the right price at the time of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 20, 2011 Home Buying in Brookfield
Joseph Hasti…, Real Estate Pro in Bayside, NY
Joseph Hastings answered:
What does the following real estate terms mean besides marketing hype? Powder Puff and Chef Approved Kitchen.
Hi Kip. There is a term called "puffing." It is indeed a form of hype, no question. The obvious referral is that the place is in immaculate condition with a killer Kitchen.
... more
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Kip, Home Buyer in Brookfield, WI
Kip answered:
Should someone buy a house that has LP siding installed and shows evidence of systemic widespread deterioration? Are there health concerns?
I'm still amazed that no Brookfield WI realtor has chimed in on this issue. As I've stated in the past, whenever I posted to Trulia, local realtors chimed in. For some reason, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 26, 2010 Home Buying in 53005
Kip, Home Buyer in Brookfield, WI
Kip answered:
I recently posted a question for the Brookfield WI area dealing with a house that has LP siding installed and no one from the area responded. why?
Virtually every posting I made in the past in this forum resulted in at least two responses from local realtors. It's just odd that none have chimed in on this question yet.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Home Buying in Brookfield
Beth Jaworski, Real Estate Pro in Wauwatosa, WI
Beth Jaworski answered:
Are condos good investments in Brookfield WI?
Short answer is that it depends. Depends on your definition of a "good investment" and what you are comparing it to. Also depends on if you are looking at ranch style condos o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 27, 2010 Home Buying in Brookfield
David Belman, Real Estate Pro in Waukesha, WI
David Belman answered:
Condo or house, what is the better investment? Given that the condo is in a better location.
Location is one of the most important factors in choosing where to live so that is a big plus for the condo right there. Some condos are doing well in this market and others are falter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 24, 2010 Home Buying in 53005
Richard Rawd…, Real Estate Pro in Southampton, NY
Richard Rawdin answered:
Does a buyer ever have to pay a commission to their agent or does the seller always do that?
If you do not feel comfortable with signing a "buyers agreement" to purchase a home,then don't do it. Make it clear that you only want to look at homes where the seller p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 2, 2010 Home Buying in Brookfield
Keith Manson-…,  in Milwaukee, WI
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
Are finished basement included in advertised square footage?
Typically everything above grade is considered in the square footage. However, I have seen different agents indicate differnt square footages on homes. The best way to check the livin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 21, 2010 Home Buying in 53005
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