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ramses_a_18, Home Owner in Verona, WI
ramses_a_18 asked:
I am looking for multifamily
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 5, 2015 General Area in Verona
Steve Loritz, Home Buyer in McFarland, WI
Steve Loritz answered:
How can you find a reputable Mortgage Lender?

I very recently pre qualified with different lenders in Madison after considering several for about a year while watching the market.

Each has different advantages dependi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2015 Home Buying in Madison
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
What types of defects does the VA consider when denying home loans?
The mold and other problems might not be as severe as they sound, but if you don't want the house, then you should walk away. If you find asbestos or dangerous mold, then you should be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2015 Home Buying in 53704
Flatsignedtim, Home Buyer in Madison, WI
Flatsignedtim answered:
"Sell my house cash/fast in Madison, WI", Anyone do this?
As a former Wisconsin resident who made the mistake of moving back home to the southern USA, I would like to return to Madison/Appleton (downtown Madison preferred) Wisconsin. One post ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 6, 2015 Home Selling in Madison
Tothewinbrad…, Other/Just Looking in Warrington, IN
Tothewinbradley answered:
How can you remove cigarette smell from a home?
If it's not so bad of a smell - use some of the methods that the others posted before me.
If it's that bad - hire professionals to do a deep + upholstery cleaning. When talking to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Selling in Madison
MadisonHouse…, Home Buyer in Madison, WI
MadisonHouseBuyers answered:
"We Buy Your House For Cash" Is this a good way to sell my house?
Cash offers offer a lot of value to the right person. As you will notice, all the responses below by realtors tell you to use a realtor, how can you make an educated decision when it se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Home Selling in Madison
Robert Adams…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Robert Adams Broker NV, RI, MA answered:
Misinformation by real estate agent on Trulia?
Contact Customer Support they should be able to correct this.
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 27, 2015 Home Selling in 53714
Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in 94596
Simon Watson answered:
I will be selling my mothers home without an agent. Can I post on this site.....is there a charge?
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller William ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 Home Selling in Waunakee
Brian Martuc…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Brian Martucci answered:
Downside to refinancing, selling, moving and purchasing within 5 months.
It is highly unlikely its worth our time. Unless you have a high rate, and a lender can do a $0 cost loan, and still save you $200-$400 a month, or more, why would you do it if you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Financing in Madison
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
How much is a reasonable low ball offer? The house has been on and off the market for about 3 years. There are updates that need to be done like
How bad do you want the home? That sounds like they have come down to earth. If you want to be considered I would say no more than 5% max.
Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Buying in Madison
Christine Sc…, Home Buyer in Fitchburg, WI
Christine Scholz Greger asked:
It seems empty singly-family home lots owned by builders or realtors (vs unowned) are not shown on MLS. Why not, and how can I find them? Is my option really to browse builder websites for their open lots? I realize we could also work with a realtor. Do they only know of these lots by word-of mouth? Seems to come down to…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2015 Home Buying in Fitchburg
Richard Moen, Real Estate Pro in Watertown, WI
Richard Moen answered:
are there any lots or homes for sale in the Hidden Oaks Neighborhood, besides the house on Black Opal Av?
There is one lot but it has an accepted offer. Also 3 homes that are not already under contract.
If you would like more details pop me an email at rmoen@remax.net. Also let me know wha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 27, 2015 Home Buying in Middleton
Danielle Nic…, Real Estate Pro in 63017
Danielle Nicholl answered:
In a nice home(!80,000-190,000) how much(in %) will cigarette smell in the house lower the selling price?
There is no real way to give a %. Smell is something very personal and will affect different people to differing degrees. It will lower the number of likely buyers as they may be afraid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Selling in Madison
Tyler Brown, Real Estate Pro in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Tyler Brown answered:
How can I find out which realtors have sold property in my area in the last 6 months (other than checking the profiles of individual agents)?
Trulia and the other sites are a good start. Also, google " Real estate". Usually the local agents that are paying to advertise online are closing a majority of the business in the area ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Selling in 53711
Donna Robert…, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Donna Robert Birschbach answered:
Should i replace the carpet before putting the house in the market or offer money for carpet replacement to the buyer?
Highly suggest replacing dirty or worn carpet....buyers are more impressed and/or wowed by homes that are fresh and look their best. More likely to also get multiple offers right now i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Selling in 53711
Bob Anarumo, Real Estate Pro in 34747
Bob Anarumo answered:
Add bathroom or save the money and lower the price?
Another bathroom in a home like that will not increase the value of your home. Make sure the current bathrooms are updated as well as the kitchen, stay neutral.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Selling in Madison
Bonnie David, Real Estate Pro in South Lyon, MI
Bonnie David answered:
Be careful with a rent with option to purchase. I just had a listing whereas the buyer wanted to sign an option to purchase and I checked with legal counsel and it was recommended tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2015 Home Buying in 53590
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
I have a signed agreement to purchase a house. I just found out the seller has $50,000 in back taxes that he has no means to pay. 2 wks prior to close
You need a Real Estate attorney to look into all liens on this property. I think you may have problems. If the seller does not want to pay these bills you either have to back out or you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2015 Home Buying in 53590
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