What would probably be helpful is to connect with a Realtor that you are comfortable working with (if you haven't already). Give the agent your search criteria, Schoold district,price range, rooms, etc.. they can set you up with an MLS search and a Portal, where you will get emails with all the matching listings that you can review, see online photos, etc. The Portal allows you to make notes, and decide if the properties are a possibility to see or research further or to "discard".
No charge to you and it gives you immediate on-going access to any new listings or homes that have had price reductions.
Some homes selling close to asking but others not. It really is dependent on how realistically the home is priced - and what Buyer's feel the true value is
All the Best!
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 with a minimum 3/4 bedroom, 2 baths and a 2 car garage. I happen to have a Great Ranch home listed at 2965 N. 124th Street in Brookfield for an investment of $195,000. The Multiple Listing # is 1188413. Nothing to do with this home other than move in. Elmbrook Schools as well. My office is located in Brookfield and we are very active in Listing Many Properties in Brookfield.
Also Alabama is a great state. My parents live in Lillian,Al that is just on the other side of the bridge from Pensacola,FL.
I did a search and found 32 homes that fit your criteria. The school district is Elmbrook , which includes the village of Elm Grove as well as the Town and City of Brookfield.
Avoiding PMI is basically being able to afford a 20% down payment. If you have a down payment $50,000.00 you can afford a mortgage of $150,000.00 on a $250,000.00 home. If you have not yet consulted with a loan officer I would suggest you do so asap. Having a loan pre-approval will simplify the process and encourage a real estate agent to commit to finding you what you are looking for .
Please check out my website @ jsuchorski.firstweber.com I would be happy to work with you towards finding just what you are looking for but would need to ask a lot of questions to determine your specific needs and wants as well .
Wow. You are moving here from Alabama! Great. As I said earlier, I can send to you the homes that are available and also set you up so that you continue to receive all the homes that fit your criteria as they come on the market. And if you have any detailed questions, you would have my contact information to further assist you.
Would like to help you. If you hover over my picture and click on contact, you will see my contact information there. I look forward to hearing from you.
By the way, now is not too early to begin looking even if it is via email. That way, when you are ready to make your move, you will have a really good handle on what is available in your price range.
Hope that helps.
I just sold a 3bd, 2.5 ba, 2.5 car garage, formal living room, family room, dining room, finished rec room, new roof and many updates for $220,000. There are quite a few homes that fit your criteria and I would be happy to send them to you if you are willing to share an email address.
I specialize in buyer agency and I can furnish references upon request.
Hopefully you're working with a Buyers Agent who is staying on top of the new activity, as the 'good deals' are going quick! Hope that helps! Good luck & if we can be of any assistance feel free to contact us!
I have located 55 homes within your price range. The only caveat is that not all of them have 2 baths. I started with one and a half bath. If you would like, I can narrow it down. Keep in mind, however, that sometimes the home will be plumbed for another bath, but never finished.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.
There are quite a few homes that have had the original owners and they may have been maintained, but just not "cosmetically" updated.
Let your Realtor know what you feel comfortable doing, I'm sure you will find something that will be a great home for your family.
All the Best to you!
I have been working in the Brookfield area for the past two years. And, yes, there are homes in this price range. If you care to email me with your email address, I would be happy to send them to you.