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Krisannhatlen, Home Buyer in Madison, WI
Krisannhatlen answered:
I am interested in any information or opinions on the Weston Place Condos near Hilldale.
I have lived in Weston Place for over ten years It is a very well maintained building. The residents that live here are very nice, but it is up to you if you want to socialize or not. T ... more
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Josh Lund, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Josh Lund answered:
Home buyer with 580 credit score
Hello Heather.
Good morning.
Did you guys buy a home. Are you still in the market? I can help out when others who are at Big Banks can't. I can do loans down to a 600 score.
I ... more
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Josh Lund, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Josh Lund answered:
Me = stable job, wife = better job after work history gap, both = excellent credit, how does it affect preapproval?
Hello Tie.a.fly
Good morning.
I might be too late. Did you guys ever buy a home. Are you still in the market?
I am confident that I can help you with a plan for a home loan. Lets ... more
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Josh Lund, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Josh Lund answered:
Does there business room has computer for the residents?
Hello Shannon Dingles,
Good afternoon.

This might be too late. Do you need a computer room / office for a home purchase in Wisconsin? Did you move already? Are you still in the m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2015 Home Buying in Orchard Ridge
Josh Lund, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Josh Lund answered:
I'm a 28 year old young man, who want to learn the game about finding a private investor to buy home and then lease back to me arnoldevans79@gmail.com
Hello arnoldevans79,
Good afternoon.

This might be too late. However did you ever get a home? I can see if I can help you in a couple different ways. We should talk, to see if I ... more
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Josh Lund, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Josh Lund answered:
How can you find a reputable Mortgage Lender?
Hello Meta,
Good afternoon. I have good news!
We can do loans down to 600 Credit Score. We also don't need 3 trade lines like many banks require. I would like to see if I can help yo ... more
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Josh Lund, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Josh Lund 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
Hello Megan Willenburg,
Good afternoon.
Did they take your lowball offer? Did you go more than 10k less than asking price? Did you buy a home this spring? Are you still in the marke ... more
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Josh Lund, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Josh Lund answered:
What types of defects does the VA consider when denying home loans?
Hello Drowwen,
Good afternoon. Am I too late? Are you still in the market to buy a home? If so, I would love to see if we can help you out. VA considers many things, we should talk a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 21, 2015 Home Buying in 53704
Josh Lund, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Josh Lund answered:
With the high rent I pay $1750/mo, owning my own home is the answer. But I don't know where to start. Suggestions please?
Hello Fairlight,
Good afternoon.

I might be to late. Did you already get a home. Condo or Single family? Are you still in the market to buy a home? If so, I would love to see if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 20, 2015 Home Buying in Madison
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Who should pay for what... Mold found in attic and ice damming along the gutters was found today during our home inspection
Repairs like most things in real estate are entirely negotiable between the Buyer and Seller. Keep in mind when asking for repairs that there is no such thing a "perfect" home. You ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 22, 2014 Home Buying in Madison
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Snow removal, lawn care, water utilities included?
You should look into a condo. They have monthly fees that commonly cover things just like this. If that doesn't seem appealing to you you might have to find a company to do the lawn car ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014 Home Buying in Madison
Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Michelle Yoo answered:
We are about to make an offer on a home and need help deciding a fair price. Our buying agent has not
I never tell my clients exactly what price to offer because it has to be a personal decision (how badly do you want the house). But I do give them typical ranges that are useful: ex:"T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 17, 2014 Home Buying in 53704
Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Michelle Yoo answered:
I currently pay $1775/mo for rent and in the Meadowlands subdivision and really need to purchase my own home. Can anyone advise where to start?
One additional comment, I would strongly suggest using a local lender. If you're in Madison, there's a lot of great ones in the area and the process is often much smoother than with an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Home Buying in Madison
Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Michelle Yoo answered:
I have a credit score of 597. Are there any lenders in and around the Madison area who will approve me for a home loan?
It is possible but you will be paying a higher rate. Sometimes there are simple things that you could do to raise your score enough to make it into a better bracket. You should carefu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Credit Score in 53718
Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Michelle Yoo answered:
Why is Trulia's estimated monthly payment for *property taxes* so far off for Madison homes? Typical listing: Real taxes $360/mo; Trulia $125/mo.
Douglas,

I apologize if anyone else corrects me, but I did encounter some issues with the assessment of homes on trulia in relation to the actual assessment by a municipality. I foun ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 Home Buying in Madison
Eric Reusch, Real Estate Pro in Fitchburg, WI
Eric Reusch answered:
What rent could I charge for a house on Craig ave. madison wi
Maggie is correct. Until more units are sold off by the 2 major owners, you would be in violation of the current rules and regulations if you tried to be an absentee owner. Other than t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Buying in Madison
Rachel Bernh…, Home Seller in Madison, WI
Rachel Bernhardt answered:
My home at 5121 Flad Ave (Westside of Madison) is for sale by owner. Buyer's agents are welcome.
will be on the MLS by the end of this week. I recommend HomeReward. Lori has been great and helpful to charge me a fair flat fee to get it on there. I appreciate her service.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in Madison
Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Michelle Yoo answered:
Is Odana Rd. noisy?
Even though Odana is a major thoroughfare on the west side, in that context, it is not that noisy. Now, will it compare to a more secluded house in a tucked away neighborhood? Of course ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Home Buying in Midvale Heights
Randy and Vi…, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Randy and Vicki Biehl answered:
How do i find out who owns the home?
As a general rule if you go to the county's property appraisers website and enter the address you can see the property information including the owners name, taxes etc...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Home Buying in Madison
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