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Alex Saloutos, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Alex Saloutos answered:
Is Odana Rd. noisy?
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 fo ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Should i replace the carpet before putting the house in the market or offer money for carpet replacement to the buyer?
Replace the carpet.

Yes, I know some will argue that the new buyer won't like the color or style. Tough. It'll show much better, and will likely be more appealing to more people.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2014 Home Selling in 53711
tyricajackson, Renter in Madison, WI
tyricajackson asked:
do you have to mow your lawn, and pay for H20? Theres no phone # listed

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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3111568709-8-Corona-Ct-Madison-WI-53719
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Rentals in Madison
Alex Saloutos, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Alex Saloutos answered:
Another person and I bought a house 10 years ago and now I want to sell. Can I put it on the market without their approval?
Yes, you could sign a listing contract. The short story is you would be obligated to pay the listing broker if they earned their compensation under the terms of the agreement. However, ... more
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Eric D. Lenz, Real Estate Pro in Wisconsin
Eric D. Lenz answered:
Can I use the land as a down payment or collateral when building a new house? Or do I need the land and a down payment?
If you have enough equity in the land, that can be your down payment. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 18, 2014 Home Buying in Madison
Bill E, Home Owner in Madison, WI
Bill E answered:
Hello, The realtor gave my parents a list of people who toured the house upon her contract expiration. Can they contact these people and sell?
buckle up....here come the explanations.

Read the Listing Contract. Focus on the part about "Extension of Listing"
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Home Selling in Madison
Judy Braund, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Judy Braund answered:
If a house is being bought and I know major things is wrong that the eye cannot see,should I point it out? (Not my home)
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 kn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Home Buying in Madison
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Offer accepted on a new home, now partner about to lose his job. Afraid of being sued, what can we do before close of escrow next week?
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 n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Home Buying in Madison
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
Who should pay for what... Mold found in attic and ice damming along the gutters was found today during our home inspection
Hi Janelle,

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 ... more
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Dave Mays, Real Estate Pro in Verona, WI
Dave Mays answered:
I am moving from Salt Lake City and would like to know what is the average monthly cost of utilities, water, cable, etc. in Madison, WI?
Tim,

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, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Home Buying in Madison
Mark Gladue, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Mark Gladue answered:
We are selling my mother's home. It doesn't have a garage and is in need of major updates. Is it worth it to paint the walls, trim and kit?
Hello,

Great question. It all depends on what neighborhood you are in as the 53705 zip code is very popular. It was also be dependent upon what you need in terms of selling price. ... more
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Richard Moen, Real Estate Pro in Watertown, WI
Richard Moen answered:
Looking for expert advice in terms of resale before considering a renovation project.
Kim,
if you plan to live there a number of years do it for yourself. Stictly speaking for resale i would not suggest the change. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 53711
Jerry Jacobe, Renter in Madison, WI
Jerry Jacobe asked:
single fan home in west Madison to rent
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 15, 2012 Rentals in 53711
Rick Lyngaas, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Rick Lyngaas answered:
I am interested in any information or opinions on the Weston Place Condos near Hilldale.
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 whatev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Home Buying in Madison
Crystal Schl…, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Crystal Schliefer answered:
Want to find a downtown Madison condo for rent
I would say Craigslist however I do believe the Metropolitan Place rents some of there units. You could always see if someone would be interested in a lease to own .
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 General Area in Madison
Karen L. Berg…, Real Estate Pro in 53704
Karen L. Berg, Abr, Sres answered:
We moved from california to Wisscosin. how can i find a 3 bed room house near to commercial Ave Zip Code 53714?
If you are looking to purchase a home, the search area for that zip code is "E05". I would be happy to pull up listings and send them via e-mail, if you are interested. Thank you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 2, 2013 Home Buying in Madison
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Is there a possibility that you can have an agreement with two different agents for the same property. One for rental and second for sale
This has got to be one of the most ridiculous questions ever!

Why would you WANT to?
This is undoubtedly grounds for litigation.
What are you accomplishing?
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Home Selling in 53718
Bill E, Home Owner in Madison, WI
Bill E answered:
I would like to looking for rent apt/condo/townhouse before May 2013. Pls contact me via email.
don't wait by your computer waiting for the email that may never come


Realtors get paid a commission to sell a property. IF (big "if") there is a commission for renting a property ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 Rentals in Madison
Mike Gordon, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Mike Gordon answered:
I will be transferring to a school in Madison. How early (or late) should I be looking into apartments?
I am a campus area landlord. If you are transferring in for 2nd semester beginning 1/2013 there won't be many availabilities, but what you find you will get a good price on . We begin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 Rental Basics in 53704
Tom Mikel, Real Estate Pro in 53716
Tom Mikel answered:
If you have two different properties, can you short sell one and keep the other without the bank going after the one you are residing at?
While we are all real estate professionals, this is a question that you need to present to your attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Home Buying in 53713
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