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Home Buying in 54729 : Real Estate Advice

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Lori Koschnck,  in Manitowoc, WI
Wed Oct 23, 2013
Lori Koschnck answered:
Though "possible," painting a home before the property is transferred into your name is unwise for both Buyer and Seller. As an Accredited Buyer's Rep, the first thing that comes to mind are all the "what ifs" that could happen to my buyer-client and/or the property during this time and the "what ifs" something happens to the transaction in the final hours and it doesn't close and my buyer just painted the Seller's house for free. Working for the seller, I would advise against a buyer painting or cleaning or moving furniture in or mowing the lawn...ect...prior to closing due to liability to Seller if the buyer is injured while on the property . . . and the "what ifs" of accidental damage to the property that could occur.

It's a dangerous situation for Buyer and Seller. Though you are understandably excited and anxious to move into your new home, it's wise to wait until ownership of the property is officially transferred to you before you begin painting.
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Mary Jo Bowe, Real Estate Pro in Eau Claire, WI
Tue May 8, 2012
Mary Jo Bowe answered:
we would base the price of a home on square footage of home, square footage of lot, location, outbuildings, and condition year built. However if a home was being built or replacement of driveway, septic and well those items would help the homen sell but not add actual value.

Please let me know if that was helpful information or if you have any additional questions
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Mary Jo Bowe, Real Estate Pro in Eau Claire, WI
Mon Feb 20, 2012
Mary Jo Bowe answered:
The average...or basic price per square foot range is $110 for upper level...less for below grade finished, however there will be a lot of variables that will play into your bid...allowances for your features you choose will be something you will have to talk to a contractor about.

Generally a modular will be cheaper than a stick built, however depending on the type of modular home your equity and resale value would also be less in a modular.
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