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Home Selling in Milwaukee County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 24, 2017 answered:
No Real property is not subject to sales tax in Wisconsin
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Sat Feb 25, 2017
Ticem01 answered:
Where do I find "my listings"? I see that it's supposed to be in the navigation bar. Under what name? The 1st step is to go to my listings but there is not a tab named that.
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Thu Sep 8, 2016
Angelica P answered:

I apologize if the image associated with your property page caused you any inconvenience and I am happy to help in any way I can. Please be advised the image you are seeing is provided to us from Google images of which we do not have the ability to edit or remove. My recommendation would be to contact Google to request they blur out your photo and home photo. Please feel free to use these steps:

How to get your property blurred:
1. On your Trulia Property Page, click 'View Map'.
2. Click 'Street View'.
3. Click 'Report a problem' found on the bottom right of the photo.
4. Fill out the form.
5. Click Submit.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Thu Sep 1, 2016
Bduffy asked:
Trulia has the address incorrect as: POO1229 N Jackson St #303 Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Juneau Town). Most importantly, eliminate "POO" from the start of the address.
Zillow Listing…
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Mon Jun 27, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Because your agent has not posted it for sale yet. All listing do not automatically go from mls to Trulia, gents has to sign for an auto feed or manually add listings
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Ronamonique Adams asked:
When is it a good time to put your home up for sale. Want to relocate by July 2017
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Sun Jun 12, 2016
Xoinks asked:
We are supposed to close in 4 days on the sale of our home. (Thursday). Last week Tuesday, the Buyer's agent reached out to our agent to let him know that our buyers are going on a…
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Sat May 14, 2016
Ken Spankowski asked:
Wed May 4, 2016
Sándor Lau asked:
How many months of inventory are there and what are the average days on market in 53213?
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Thu Jan 28, 2016
Jennifer and Jose Luna answered:
Please contact a title company to get the best answer and legal advice. One of the largest title companies in SE WI is Knight Barry. Call Jean Dahl @Knight Barry... (414) 326-3499.
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Thu Jan 28, 2016
Jennifer and Jose Luna answered:
HI! Perhaps a short sale is not necessary. First, do you know the difference between market value and assessed value? Many people think the City assessment is market value because those exact words are written on our property tax letter every year. People sometimes don't realize those numbers given by the City are off because they are old. Those numbers only get updated every few years and they are based off of a general average not what your home in particular offers. Also, many people think Zillow and Trulia are accurate. I love those two sites but truth be told the sites do not have the most accurate sales info and can not adjust pricing according to what your home does or doesn't offer.

With that said, I would love to do a real, up-to-date market analysis on your home.

If your mortgage is truly $20k over today's market I can help you with your short sale. I have successfully listed and sold short sales with many lenders including Wells Fargo, Citibank, Bank of America, Chase, HSBC and GMAC.

Hopefully I when we meet I can tell you that you can sell your home without a short sale but either way I would be here to help you and get your home sold!

Jennifer Luna
Luna Listings LLC
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Sorry to hear of the issue.

What the buyer of your home is after, is a statement from the person who put up
the dry wall, whether the new wall was a show and tell.

Hence if a licensed contractor put it up, then you are covered.

If you put it up, then we get into a grey zone, that you put a dry wall to hide facts
and sadly will loose.

Inspections are great, but as they are not invasive , i.e. one does not drill a hole and drop
a fiber optic camera, as owner will generally not allow it, but inspections inspect show and tell.

A Mold inspection should have been done.

Also, if the new owner talks to your old neighbors there can be an issue if they say:

Hs and Kuhler always had water issues or we always had water issues in the nieghborhood, then you have a problem.

Good luck, may be get an attorney, or ask your agent.
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
Only licensed real estate agent can list homes for sale on Trulia. Best of luck
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Mon May 25, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Fri May 8, 2015
Robert Taylor answered:
Hello Adlbray, I'm a WI licensed real estate broker (just mentioning that to qualify myself, not trying to prospect for your business, I generally only handle my own RE investment project listings and don't work with buyers/sellers otherwise)

Now, first off my question for you would be is your home listed for sale with a licensed real estate broker or agent or is this is FSBO? (for sale by owner-and nothing against FSBO's vs using a broker, just looking for relevant background info) If you're using the services of a broker or agent, I'd certainly want to hear their opinion on this matter and either using a broker or trying a FSBO, it really comes down to where you stand as far as how long your home has been on the market, have you had any other formal offers or even just any at least fairly serious interest from other serious buyers?

That metric really determines a lot here, it tells me if your home is a home that's in demand and will likely or even very likely will find another buyer or multiple buyers in short order, or would it likely linger on the market for months or even many months and be lucky to attract even another single serious offer? If you have, had or very likely will soon have other seriously interested serious buyers, then the "ball is in your court" whereas if this buyer is and has been the only truly seriously interested buyer to come along in a fairly long or very long period of time, then its the complete opposite, the "ball is in their court" and whoever's court that proverbial ball is in is who is really in position to call the shots here.

Also, another very relevant point here is your position with needing to get this home sold. Are you in need to sell or maybe even downright desperate to get this sold, maybe due to a out of state job transfer that's coming up fast, or maybe its quite the opposite, where you have the ability to sit this one out and wait for months or even as long as it takes, people put their personal homes and other property like investment property up for sale for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it might be someone who's in no rush at all to move, but they've seen some recent and surprisingly high comparable sales right near by, so they figure why not give it a shot and put our place up for sale at a pretty high asking price and see if someone bites? If they do, we'll be more than happy to take that unexpectedly large pile of cash and move someplace else! Other sellers can be in the tough position of getting to the point of being downright desperate to sell.

So, after all of that build up, here's one more angle to add, assuming that your potential buyer has submitted a formal offer, did they include a "home inspection contingency" in their offer? Or have they submitted any formal offer yet? Here in WI when a buyer submits an offer with the home inspection contingency (VERY common to include in any offer to purchase in what we call "retail sales" (non-foreclosure, short sale or otherwise distressed home sales) ) that entitles the buyer to hire at their expense a WI licensed home inspector to come and perform a home inspection, which usually is a very thorough, top to bottom, detailed look at your home, its mechanical systems, structure, roof, windows, etc, etc within a specified period of time after acceptance of the offer and although it isn't ridiculously tough to get licensed as a WI licensed home inspector, most of them that I've dealt with are very qualified to perform inspections, although some are better than others in certain cases, such as older homes for instance where I've seen some inspectors who are incredibly well versed in older, even pre-1900s homes, while others are still generally qualified, but not experts on older homes for instance.

Well, the home inspection contingency can offer the "right to cure" or not, if the buyer allows you the seller the "right to cure", then if the inspector finds any major or relevant issues that need addressing, you have the option to have those repairs made (to a professionally acceptable standard) and whether the deal continues forward or not is up to you, the seller. If they don't offer the right to cure, then pretty much any major or even fairly serious issue found by the inspector basically instantly hands the buyer the option to cancel the whole deal right there and the seller will almost certainly have to refund the full amount of earnest money to the buyer.

So, before I write you an entire book here, what I'm saying as well as asking with my various questions here is basically who is holding the cards here? If you feel confident you'll have another buyer come along within your time frame to sell, feel free to tell them to shred their list and have a nice life! If its the opposite and this buyer is your only hope with time running out, then maybe you need to bend to their demands, or maybe its in the middle somewhere!
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Daniel Balderas answered:
It all depends on the buyer and how motivated you are to sell. With basement issues, it will narrow down the types of buyers to cash, conventional financing or a lender may require this to be repaired before closing, but there are ways to roll it into the buyers financing. Your agent should be able to explain why it is worth finishing the repairs in order to get more in return. If not this is a service I offer for free to clients. ... more
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
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