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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Ben Ekdahl asked:

Thanks for the response,We must confess that We are very new in this landlord business .However My name is Rev Mr & Mrs B Milicevic , We own the house located at (114 Pilgrim…
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
You really should consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate and have all paperwork reviewed. Rent to own is really not a good idea, it is risky and you could stand to lose money. ... more
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Wed May 7, 2014
Michelle Yoo answered:
Yet another reason why in a survey Realtors were second from the bottom in the "Most Respected Profession" list!
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Rustam asked:
I also sent message to But maybe someone have any info?
Thank you =)
From Russia with respect…
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Sun Mar 2, 2014
Andres- Kruger Team answered:
Rudy. ...I believe the sale comes from the proper marketing. Often times we see that print ads are not as effective as online advertisement. If you are not a Real Estate Professional, reach out to an area specialist for advice to see where they draw their pool of buyers. Recent research shows that most buyers ( up to 80% ) search on line to find that perfect home. You will need to cater to the consumer and where they shop for their real estate. This is the best practice to ensure you are always doing what is best for the seller; in this case it may be yourself....If you need any further help, I would be glad to assist you. We cover The Dells area, and syndicate to over 600 e-commerce sites. Please feel free to contact our team should you need any further assistance. Linda Kruger( Andres- Kruger Team) /United Country Hamele Auction and Realty ( Portage) 262-206-5855 Take care and good luck! ... more
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Steven Schuster answered:
There are no laws requiring that part of your rent needs to be credited towards a down payment. If it was agreed to in your lease that would be a different story. I've been involved w/a couple similar situations and we did set it up that way because the intent was to purchase all along. We actually did an offer to purchase up front w/a closing date set down the road. The purchase price & rent are agreed upon up front along w/the amount credited per month of each month of rent paid. That keeps the price from unexpectedly changing by either party & each party has some skin in the game to keep the deal glued together. ... more
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Lorre Deppe answered:
You have not stated where you are, but I am sure you can get to the Walmart in Lake Delton off of exit 89 within 10 mintes from downtown Dells. I hope that helps.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Terry Farnsworth answered:
Too many variables to be considered here. On the surface - no, 90-92% of list as an initial offer would generally not be considered a "low ball". What we don't know is:

1. How much the seller owes on the property. It's possible they are at their "breakeven" point and can't afford to bring money to closing to cover the balance as stated below.

2. How motivated is the seller? If it's been on the market 400 days, and they've only dropped the price once - it doesn't seem like they are in a huge hurry to dispose of the property.

3. What do the comparables say? Is the house overpriced at $117,900? Underpriced? Is $107,900 overpaying for the property?

The comparables will tell you what kind of offer $107,900 is, and you'll have justification to back up any offer you submit. The question is - where is the seller getting their number from - and do they have justification for "why" the property should sell for where they have it priced?
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Melissa Kirk answered:
Hi Ray, Rent to owns are sometimes a challange to find and usually the terms are not that appealing to the buyer/renter. There are a few rent to owns in Portage that I am aware of. Another option is to work with an investor who purchases the home and sells it back to you on land contract. I work with a few investors in this market that do this however they will require a down payment. Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss more. Thanks. 608-617-0413 ... more
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Thu Dec 31, 2009
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
The way to get "genuine" links is to provide insightful, useful and somewhat unique information...
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Thu May 7, 2009
Mark Niedziejko answered:
I totally agree with Nancy. It is always better to error on the side of caution and disclose.
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Tue Apr 1, 2008
Rudolph McCormick asked:
I am doing web marketing and want to learn more about you, my clients.
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