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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
can a landlord keep my rent to own down payment and cancel the contract for being late with rent?
You really should consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate and have all paperwork reviewed. Rent to own is really not a good idea, it is risky and you could s ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in 53965
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Too few homes listed when you send email
Contact a local Realtor and have them set you up in the MLS system to receive listings. If you do now know a Realtor, you can use the Find An Agent Feature here in Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 1, 2014 Home Buying in 53925
The Yoo Team, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
The Yoo Team answered:
Assessments differ in each community, however in Portage properties do typically sell near or slightly above their assessment. Obviously the condition of the home can significantly aff ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 17, 2014 Home Buying in Portage
Steven Schus…, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Steven Schuster answered:
We didn't intially rent to own are there laws that will make some of the rent paid for part of the past 3 yrs be used for downpayment?
There are no laws requiring that part of your rent needs to be credited towards a down payment. If it was agreed to in your lease that would be a different story. I've been involved w/a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 5, 2014 Home Buying in 53965
Eric D. Lenz, Real Estate Pro in Wisconsin
Eric D. Lenz answered:
What is hunting land selling for per acre near portage wi?
Your question is similar to: "How much are cars selling for?" or "How much are houses selling for?"
All hunting land is not the same, all farmland is not the same. Wetlands are desirab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Home Buying in Portage
Karen Gauer, Real Estate Pro in Beaver Dam, WI
Karen Gauer answered:
is this property at Park street for sale would like to know would be interested in buying?
Good Morning Dawn,

It currently is not listed with an agent in the Multiple Listing Service. As soon as it is I can contact you to view the property. Once the bank takes ownership ... more
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Terry Farnsw…, Real Estate Pro in Crystal Lake, IL
Terry Farnsworth answered:
Regarding Low ball bids on a home priced at 117,900 would an offer of 107,900 be to low?
Too many variables to be considered here. On the surface - no, 90-92% of list as an initial offer would generally not be considered a "low ball". What we don't know is:

1. How much ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Buying in 53965
Melissa Kirk, Real Estate Pro in Portage, WI
Melissa Kirk answered:
how do you find rent to own homes for someone with bad credit?
Hi Ray, Rent to owns are sometimes a challange to find and usually the terms are not that appealing to the buyer/renter. There are a few rent to owns in Portage that I am aware of. An ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in 53965
Lorre Deppe, Real Estate Pro in Wisconsin Dells, WI
Lorre Deppe answered:
Are there any gated communities near Wisconsin Dells?
Yes there is a Condo/Townhome community called Lake in the Dells on Rt. 13 about 10 minutes North of downtown dells.
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 2, 2012 Home Buying in Wisconsin Dells
Debby Thomps…, Real Estate Pro in 53226
Debby Thompson answered:
I signed a contract with a seller, then realized that financially I may not be able to afford the property. Financing should be provided by seller>
I would take the contract to an lawyer and ask the questions to him or her. Without writing the contract it would be hard to advise you on anything in the contract. Did you have a real ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 31, 2010 Home Buying in Wisconsin Dells
Beth Goethel, Real Estate Pro in Wisconsin
Beth Goethel answered:
Do you think we can get approved for a 30 year mortgage?

I think you've probably already gotten your answer but I was going to say that based on the information given, you should contact a lender to explore your options. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 30, 2010 Home Buying in Wisconsin Dells
Linda S. Cef…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Creek, WI
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
If I hire a real estate agent, and I sign a buyer agency agreement with that agent, do I owe them a commission at the time of closing?
I thank all of you who responded. It is my hope to help otherwise renters to be home owners and try to educate them on the process of home buying.

In response to FSBO success. I unde ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 18, 2010 Home Buying in Wisconsin Dells
Emelia Sanch…, Real Estate Pro in Ontario, CA
Emelia Sanchez answered:
Re: Binding Acceptance -- Do BOTH 1ST & 2ND Mortgage Holders need to APPROVE Short Sale to have BINDING ACCEPTANCE?
Great question, I would argue that the Mortgage Holders are not a party to the contract and you already have one between the buyer and seller but as Eric said below contact the IRS and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 14, 2010 Home Buying in Wisconsin Dells
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Quick Question about the HomeBuyer Tax Credit. Does anyone know how the tax credit works? Does a Buyer actually get a check from Uncle Sam or ?????
As a further clarification, if you file an amended 2009 tax return to claim your credit, rather than wait until the 2010 filing, and you have already paid your 2009 taxes in full....... ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 19, 2010 Home Buying in Wisconsin Dells
Misty Renfrow, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, IN
Misty Renfrow answered:
If I replace our moblie home with a modular home do I quilify for the 8,000 tax break ?
I apologize for the lengthy answer, but this is good information from the National Assoc. of Home Builders:

Some people have thought first time buyer means that you have never had a ... more
2 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2009 Home Buying in Wisconsin Dells
Tom and Nancy…, Real Estate Pro in 54501
Tom and Nancy Kuczmarski answered:
another question about deaths in a home?
Seems the only option would be to sell but I would wait for a better market. Level with your fiance as secrets are not a good thing. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors? This ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in Wisc Dells
Mark Niedzie…, Other/Just Looking in Franklin, WI
Mark Niedziejko answered:
I have a question about deaths in a residence and disclosure laws or statutes?
I totally agree with Nancy. It is always better to error on the side of caution and disclose.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2009 Home Buying in 53965
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