Your thoughts make financial sense however the selling agent typically represents the Seller and NOT YOU. The agent in most states is not authorized to conduct themselves as a Dual Agent. Please seek legal advice before you go to contract, especially if you are not represented by a Buyers Agent looking out for your interest.
Offer-Show on any listing, not just foreclosures, means that the seller has accepted an offer but they are still willing to show the property to perspective buyers and are wiling to entertain offers from more buyers into a secondary position in the event something would fall through with the primary offer they already have. It can be frustrating for consumers however as often the offer-show status is used to keep listings out on the public websites for prospecting purposes even when the offer that is accepted is very solid. Hope this helps.... more
I would look at older neighborhoods with closer homes that facilitate, even force this kind of neighborly interaction. I live near east, off Atwood, and find this to be the case. Our corner is filled with smaller children, that is likely chance more than location. As for your desire for good influences, the proximity and familiarity can lead to "the village" raising your child on occasion which will at least make them well rounded. Good luck.... more
The Fair Housing Act is a set of federal, state, and local civil rights laws that protect people from discrimination in all housing related transactions, including rentals, sales mortgages, appraisals, advertising, etc.
While gay folks are not included as a "protected class", one would do well to avoid any semblance of STEERING. (It's on the Google.)
Madison is, overall, pretty gay-friendly but it would be difficult to draw a RED LINE around one area and proclaim it to be the The Castro of our city.
You can hardly swing a dead cat around here without smacking a gay realtor in the...well, without hitting a gay realtor.... more
It's unclear if you're in contract--if you just have an accepted offer and no contract exists--yes they can pull out--but if you have a contract then a different story. What is your Realtor advising you to do--if you don't have a realtor and are in contract, contact any attorney specializing in real estate.
Looking at the map, I assume you are talking about Allied Drive and surrounds as one of the "high crime areas" but I am not sure where the second one is. Seems like "High Crime" could easily describe the 6600 Block of Schroeder, all of Gammon Lane, Raymond and McKenna, then back east down Raymond all the way thru that lovely area around Whitney Way and Raymond to Verona Road again.
I count gunfire and bus stop assaults as "high crime" and the "flanking" is High Point Estates to the west, PD to the south, the Beltline to the North and Seminole to the east.... more
You can always ask the seller to complete the repairs (in writing) but they don't have to. Talk to your Realtor about requesting repairs. If you ask and the seller says 'no', you can do them yourself (if allowed by your lender) or cancel contract. However, if the seller won't do them think really hard if you want a house with safety issues and mold.
I lived on Odana Road for about 15 years and didn't have any problem with the noise. With issues like this it is best to visit the property and see for yourself. What may be an issue for one person may not be an issue for another person, so I would not base your purchase decision on the opinion of others. With sound, when you're in a actually in a home your awareness of noise outside the home may be a lot different than what you might think it will sound like. Visit the property at key times and see for yourself. Then you can make an informed decision.... more
I would be happy to help you evaluate this property and based on what we determine consider other possible options.
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There are seven home with four bedrooms currently listed for sale in Dane County that offer a land contract. If you would like me to e-mail you information on these homes, please let me know by calling my cell phone at 608/345-9009 or sending me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.... more
Are you the Realtor, friend, neighbor of the owner of the property? If you are the realtor, always be honest. If I was the Buyer, I would want to know. You may have to prove how you know of these defects, are they from reliable sources?. Judy Braund
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Regret to hear of your situation.
You are not likely to get sued, but more likely to loose your Earnest
deposit, in the event you have removed all your contingencies.
If you have not done so, then you have a great chance of backing out
of the contract.
You may also want to check with your partner's employer if they can
keep him on the job till you close the deal. As to get a Home Loan you
need to have a Job, to qualify.
If your asking for a Realtor's opinion we are not allowed to answer such questions. I would contact the local police department and see what they think, ask them how many and what type of calls they get in that neighborhood. I would also drive around the area during different times of the day and different days of the week and feel the place out.
Utilities (gas & electric) and water all depend on usage, but if you're one person as opposed to a 5-member family, a good estimate for those would be $150/month. Add in phone, internet and TV and that's probably another $80-$125. The utilities are public so if before you purchase a house, I would check those out. The other items can be bundled to save money but they're still a sizable cost to monthly housing, even if you ditch the landline for cellular... more
Hi Kim: There are units available in Weston Place, some on the resale market and some brand new. What kind of information are you specifically looking for. I am happy to gather whatever you need. Just give me a call at 608-217-4719... more