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Chris Kulas, Real Estate Pro in 53142
Chris Kulas answered:
Is basement space counted in the home's overall square footage?
Hi Kim,

You've been given solid answers already so I'll just confirm what has already been said.

Basement space is usually not counted in the square footage. There are special ci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in 53140
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 Gitzlaff, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Sean 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
Tanya L. Ess…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Tanya L. Ess-Young 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.
I recommend contacting a professional remax agent to assist you. Please see the provided link below.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Home Buying in 53142
Theresa Olson, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha County, 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
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 Kenosha, WI
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 Kenosha, WI
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
Lynn Fairfie…, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Lynn Fairfield answered:
How does a new casino in the neighborhood affect home values?
It could be good or bad, depends on your point of view.
Most casinos do not want a bad image, they bring in tax revenue and jobs
Check with your realtor on his/her opinion, if you ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Home Buying in Kenosha
Eric D. Lenz, Real Estate Pro in Wisconsin
Eric D. Lenz answered:
why are my property taxes soo high? they are $ 4,340 i have a lot that is 70' by 100' i barely need a lawn mower 2206 geneva street racine.
In addition to the answer below: the taxes are used for government spending, so less government spending will reduce the taxes needed. Where do you want the spending cut? Ask your gove ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Home Buying in Kenosha
Creineman5, Home Buyer in Kenosha, WI
Creineman5 answered:
why are the property taxes in WI so high?
I just got my tax bill and for a $110,000 property in City of Racine and it is $80 more than my $210,000 house in SAME county but city of Waterford. The tax bill showed double in the R ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in Kenosha
Vlazic, Home Buyer in Kenosha, WI
Vlazic asked:
CAN OWNING A PROPERTY IN kENOSHA HELP ME WITH COLLEGE TUITION. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET THE WI RESEDENCY STATUS TO QUIFY FOR INSTATE RATE? --
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 23, 2012 Home Buying in Kenosha
Michelle Bat…, Real Estate Pro in Winthrop Harbor, IL
Michelle Battisfore answered:
What does activeWO mean?
Hi,

Active with offer = activeWO. It's a realtors way of telling everyone that there is an accepted offer on this property, but for varies reasons such as short sale or home sale co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 12, 2012 Home Buying in Kenosha
Raquel, Home Buyer in Kenosha, WI
Raquel answered:
what is lot rent?
price you pay for keeping your wheels attached to your home, rent to have your mobile home
set in one place
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 1, 2012 Home Buying in Kenosha
Theresa Olson, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha County, WI
Theresa Olson answered:
Can my husband qualify for a mortgage if his name was not on my previous loan?
Hi,
The factors are his credit score and debit to income ratio. I have some great lenders if you need help in the 53144 zip code. This is the best time to buy a house, so it's r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 2, 2012 Home Buying in 53144
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