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Theresa Olson, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Theresa Olson answered:
We are seeking a rental or rent to own property in the Whittier/Lance/Tremper school district. It must allow dogs, 3BR, prefer to stay around $900.
Land-quest has some single family rental homes (up to 4 bedrooms available ATM) for rent that accept large dogs. (262) 658-1400.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2015 Home Buying in 53142
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
What are some good grant programs to help first time home buyers in the Kenosha/Racine area?
You can ask any lender or Mortgage broker and they will tell you every available program. A few are FHA, Fannie Mae Homepath, You can go to the Homepath site on your own and see many g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2015 Home Buying in Kenosha
Ryan Desch, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Ryan Desch answered:
Is basement space counted in the home's overall square footage?
I think it depends on the verbiage used. There is often a "above grade" square footage figure, with basement square footage listed separately. But you will also see "total finished" s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Buying in 53140
Dennis.d.pea…, Home Buyer in Bristol, WI
Dennis.d.pearson answered:
How do the property taxes in kenosha compared to those in Lake County Illinois.?
Based on the various assessed values and their respective real estate taxes posted on this web site, it is 2% or less
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Kenosha
easchillinger, Home Owner in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
easchillinger answered:
why are the property taxes in WI so high?
My husband and I moved to central WI (town of 15,000), to be closer to his aging parents. We are shocked at how high our property taxes are compared to the home we owned in Bloomington ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Home Buying in Kenosha
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
How do I stop email updates?
You need to find any property searches you've saved on Trulia and delete them. Bingo - no more emails. It's the only to stop them - as you've discovered the Unsubscribe button does no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Home Buying in Kenosha
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Husband and I would like to do a lease to own option for a year or two. Can any agents help with this in the Kenosha area?
Chelle,
Rent to owns are rare and even more rarely are they worth pursuing for the renter/buyer. They sound good but in reality you are either a tenant with no more rights or responsi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Home Buying in 53142
Sean & K…, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Sean & Kristy Gitzlaff answered:
pleasant prairie or south side kenosha rent or buy home
There are many homes out there for you and I would be able to help you out. Let me know what you are looking for.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Home Buying in Kenosha
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
What is creative financing?
It is a broad term meaning any sort of financing beyond the normal customary types like FHA, or conventional. an 80-10-10 would be an example or land contracts or wraparound mortgages. ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Home Buying in Kenosha
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
do you have to be a vetern to get a va loan?
Good morning,

Yes, Veterans Administration Loans are only available to qualified Veterans of the Armed Forces.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in Kenosha
Mandy Fritsc…, Real Estate Pro in Wisconsin
Mandy Fritsche answered:
we want to move back to kenosha from mississippi,my husband is disabled and i will have to quit my job here to move so i will be unemployed
Best advise is to get a job lined up before you leave MS. Most mortgages require 30 days YTD income on a paystub from the new job before you can close on the new mortgage. Please cont ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in Kenosha
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Can a short sale home go into auction while we are still in contract with the home owner? Do I still stand a chance to get it?
Yes, it can go into auction at any time.

The contract with the seller has little meaning in that everything is SUBJECT to BANK approval.

It is common for the bank to hold the pape ... more
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Theresa Olson, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Theresa Olson answered:
I have a low credit score and I really want to rent a home. Will I still be able to rent a home for me and my kids?
Hi Tionn,
Call Land-Quest at 262-658-1400 & ask for Debbie. We have a lot of rentals and we typically do not pull credit. However we do check for evictions and expect a good report f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Home Buying in Kenosha
aleli_a, Home Buyer in Kenosha, WI
aleli_a answered:
The short sale house we place an offer went into sheriff sale... Why can't we be released from our offer contract?
This is so confusing. We offered asking price, after 4 months and 3 appraisals the bank asked 12k over asking price. We said we don't have that kind of money so we told negotiator that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 14, 2013 Foreclosure in Kenosha
Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Bateman answered:
Will I be able to get a first time home loan with a 622 FICO score in Kenosha, Wisconsin?
I work with a lot of people who have less than perfect credit, seems like you can get approved now. I tell all my clients that need a pre approval to visit The Lenders Network, I have s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Credit Score in Kenosha
Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Bateman answered:
579 credit score - is it possible qualify for a home loan in Kenosha WI?
I work with a lot of people who have less than perfect credit, seems like you can get approved now. I tell all my clients that need a pre approval to visit The Lenders Network, I have s ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Home Buying in Kenosha
Sunnie Zemaj, Real Estate Pro in 53142
Sunnie Zemaj answered:
Calculation breakdown for estimated monthly mortgage payments.
Hi Lori,

If the taxes are $3,000 for the year...then $80 is incorrect.I am not sure why it says that,but divide $3,000
by 12 months,and that would be your monthly tax fee.Is you h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 12, 2013 Home Buying in Kenosha
Curly Sue, Real Estate Pro in Texas
Curly Sue answered:
How crucial is longevity at employer when getting financed for a home?
If you're still in the same line of business & not switching from W2 to 1099 you should be fine.
Poor credit score is another issue.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in Kenosha
Mandy Fritsc…, Real Estate Pro in Wisconsin
Mandy Fritsche answered:
can I purchase a home or rent to own using the special programs through HUD and Social Security as my income ($9080/yr)?
You may want to check with your local Wells Fargo as they will finance loans under $50,000.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in Kenosha
Sunnie Zemaj, Real Estate Pro in 53142
Sunnie Zemaj answered:
Hi I saved 30,000 to buy a house but now I have low income and low credit score could I still buy a 37000 house?
You may purchase a house in the $30,000 range,if you cannot get financing.Maybe a foreclosure or just a low priced home is an option for you.If you would like to purchase something a b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 13, 2013 Home Buying in Kenosha
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