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Home Buying in 53151 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Sharon Medairy answered:
This is such an easy question. Just listen carefully to your listing agent's advice, get the estimates for needed repairs and implement the strategy. Generally speaking the best prices are for houses that
are vacant and staged, painted and inspected. To begin, clean, clean, clean, paint everything.
Sharon Mediary.. 510-517-9969.
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Thu Mar 3, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
It's not essential but you'd be surprised at how bothered buyers can be by paint colors. Depending on how loud or bright they are, they can distract buyers from being able to see the bones of your house.

The condition of your paint matters too. We painted right when we moved in to our house 8 years ago. Life and small children have definitely left their marks on our walls. We're having the house painted when we move out if for nothing else, to make it look fresh and clean.
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Matthew Szymuszkiewicz answered:

I will be more than willing to send you a list of properties that are bank owned in your desired location. You can always email me at or give me a call 414-243-6531 and we can talk further. I will just need an email address and I can get that out to you. ... more
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Sun May 3, 2009
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
I hope you have a buyers agent and should follow their direction. The seller is required to let you inspect the property as outlined in the contract you submited. The time lines for the inspection and other contengentcies are tied to how the contract was prepared. Review thses time frames.

The choices that you have are:

Have your agent contact the other agent verbally to get it moving forward.

Send an ammendment indicating that if can not get in property you will place the seller on notice of defect

Send notice of defect , this notice needs to be sent prior to the expiration of time frames outlined in your contract. This will kill the deal if done withing the time frames.

Again discuss this with your agent. If the seller does not want you to inspect you need to be concerned. Your agent may have other approaches to address the issue but watch out for the time frames in the contract.

Keith Manson
First Weber Group
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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