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Shawn Kriewa…, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Shawn Kriewaldt answered:
I have a property listed on posteletts and Trulia and it does not show up on the map. The property address is 9227 N. Tennyson Dr., Bayside, WI 5...
Hi Karen,

I would check the USPS website against the address and see if they match... It's possible that this may be the glitch.
Also check the address against google maps and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 20, 2011 Home Selling in Bayside
Linda S. Cef…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Creek, WI
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
how do I get an MLS # and list a home for sale by owner in Milwaukee WI?
Snagy02,

You cannot do it on your own. You would need to list with someone that is a Member of the REALTOR'S® Association. There are some limited services companies that wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 8, 2011 Home Selling in 53223
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
What is more beneficial to the bank, to sell a house as a short sale or foreclose and sell it?
Bill - are you working with a realtor? You should be! The answer to your question is, logically, it is more beneficial to do the short sale, but the banks are overwhelmed and, since t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 23, 2013 Home Buying in 53227
Debby Thomps…, Real Estate Pro in 53226
Debby Thompson answered:
we sold our home as a short sale in june.. we had an escrow acct for taxes. Does the bank get to keep that money? Or is that money ours?
You owed to the buyer from 1/1/ of the year you sold to the day you sold it to them. So if you had a escrow account and missed 2 payments you may not have had enough to cover this amoun ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 30, 2011 Home Selling in West Allis
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Can I get a jumbo loan in the Milwuakee area with less than 20% down?
We will go up to a $500k loan amount with a 10% down payment or $800k with a 15% down payment, it's brokered through U.S. Bank.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 26, 2011 Financing in Milwaukee County
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Any lenders that will qualify a conventional loan with 610 credit score and 12 months good payment history? 7400/mo. income; 2300/mo debt.
You are permitted to obtain a second FHA insured primary residence loan when the existing home no longer meets your family’s needs due to increase in the number of legal dependen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Home Buying in Milwaukee
Maureen Fran…, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, MI
Maureen Francis answered:
Can a non resident of Michigan claim property taxes paid to Michigan if he has no income in Michigan. I am in the process of buying a 2nd home in Mich
Not sure what you mean by "claim property taxes"? Are you wondering if the taxes are a deduction on your federal income tax?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 15, 2011 Home Buying in Milwaukee
Troy Miller , Real Estate Pro in 53051
Troy Miller answered:
My boyfriend and I live together. My name is not on deed, what rights do I have to the house if he dies. I will be paying 1/2 of the monthly mortgage
Barbie,

You may want to consult an attorney but I think bottom line is if you are not married and not on the deed you have no rights to the house regardless of what you put into it o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in Milwaukee
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
can I show my downpayment of home purchase as my saving for deduction of tax?
Hi Sup,
You will need to show a bank or investment acount statement with the money in the account for proof of downpayment.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 28, 2011 Financing in 53226
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
what should you worry about regarding a short sale?
Alex,
First way to reduce worries is to know that both your agent and the listing agent are knowledgeable and experienced with short sales. There are so many issues to be aware of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 23, 2011 General Area in Milwaukee
Matthew Kaman, Real Estate Pro in Hamden, CT
Matthew Kaman answered:
im 19 years old. is that to young to start investing in real estate property? i have found a few propertys on fannie mae want to put 5% to 10% down
You need to have sufficient income stream. As well as a credit, at 19 you might not have any credit. FHA financing will let you put down 3.5%. You should first consult a mortgage bro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Home Buying in West Allis
Denis Greate…, Real Estate Pro in Hudson, WI
Denis Greatens answered:
If I like a short-sale home, how low can I go on an offer? It's been on the market for a while.
You should have your agent perform a Comparative Market Analysis(CMA) on the property you are interested in. This will not only give you a good idea of what the current market value for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 29, 2011 Home Buying in Milwaukee
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
When is the right time to hold an open house? Also can homeowners hold open houses? Do open houses really sell houses?
You really, really should bring in a Realtor to help you:
You admit that you don't know what you are doing.
Do you have 15-20 signs to put out for the Open House?
Do you have a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 9, 2011 Home Selling in Fox Point
Lola Witecha, Real Estate Pro in Milwaukee, WI
Lola Witecha answered:
I am currently interviewing for a job at CHW. We are looking to rent first. We need somewhere with a yard within walking distance to entertainment.
Wauwatosa is a great area. Did you see 265 N 114th St, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 ? Looks nice!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Rentals in Milwaukee
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Getting ready for QR. What is your experience? Did you do it yourself or go through a company?
Depends on what you want your QR to do? Provide data, URL, your contact info, SMS?
Provide information? I use Kaywa or QRCodePlatform (free) Easy to port to print media.
Lead Capture ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 5, 2011 General Area in Milwaukee County
Troy Miller , Real Estate Pro in 53051
Troy Miller answered:
How much money should I have saved before even looking into buying a home?
April,

You will need to save for several things the biggest will be your down payment. Many first time buyers are getting FHA financing in which you can come in with as little as 3. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 7, 2011 Home Buying in 53221
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
do we need to let our realtor no if we find property on our own?
What do you want to do, Kat?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 10, 2011 Home Buying in Milwaukee County
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Does Wells Fargo really approve loans with scores as low as 500?
There's one way to find out:
There's no jeopardy here, it won't affect your credit scores.

If you buy it on just his scores and his signature, you should be able to a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 23, 2014 Credit Score in Milwaukee
Troy Miller , Real Estate Pro in 53051
Troy Miller answered:
What is the best neighborhood in Milwaukee, need good schools and blue collar area? Thanks
Julia,

Milwaukee has many great neighborhoods which an experienced Realtor can provide information about. In addition to being a full time Realtor I was also a Milwaukee Police offi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 6, 2011 Home Buying in Milwaukee
Troy Miller , Real Estate Pro in 53051
Troy Miller answered:
moving to a house located N-5th-St-Milwaukee-WI-53212 . I WANTED TO KNOW IF IT IS A SAFE AREA FOR ME AND MY FAMILY TO LIVE IN. MOVING FROM GA !
Depends where on N. 5th St you are talking about. You can get detailed crime information from the police dept which is located at 2920 N. 4th St, Milwaukee (Milwaukee Police Dept, Dist ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 19, 2011 Crime & Safety in Halyard Park
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