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Home Buying in 53527 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 23, 2012
Bill E answered:
Before every Realtor in the State of Wisconsin chimes in offering to help you buy this year instead of rent...let me answer your question with candor not usually found on this forum.


Short Answer: Yes, you can ask Sellers if they are willing to rent instead of sell.

Long Answer: Don't bother. You will have to wait in line behind all the people who want to buy. The real estate market pulled a U-turn sometime in March and it is a whole different ballgame now. Multiple offers, bidding wars, short days on market, mobbed open houses, difficulty scheduling inspections and closings, lenders are out of their mind...sort of like 2006.

In real life, anybody with a house to sell is likely buying another house...and needs the equity from the sale for the down payment on the new one, not a stream of rental income for a year.

Sorry.
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Sun Mar 11, 2012
Julie Flint answered:
Hi Chris,
Realty Trac will not return your calls because they are not a Broker, and they can not advertise a specific property on the web as it is illegal to advertise a property that you do not have a listing contract for. They are however a place of information on forclosures if you are willing to pay for it on a monthly basis. They do have a 7 day free trial period. I however, do not recomend you pay for information you can already get from your local agent. I am very atuned to the Cottage Grove market and would be willing to help you find a house that is right for you. There is a new forclosure in Cottage Grove that has been on the market about a month now if that is the house you are looking at. Julie Flint, Evans Properties, LLC C# 608-279-4247 OFFICE 839-9100 ... more
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