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Home Selling in Appleton : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 3, 2016
Betsybacus asked:
We are selling a house. We accepted an offer. A week later, we got 2 more offers that were better. My real estate agent sent the 48 hour bump to the buyers' agent. The buyers'…
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Tue Sep 22, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
maybe one was the listing agent and the other was the buyer's agent - both sold it, but represented different parties in the transaction
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Wed Jun 24, 2015
Vestuniq answered:
I am having a similar problem where a bank and THDA refused to issue my wife a waiver of occupancy requirement even though a written waiver request was made, They wrote that their reason was due to IRS Guidelines stating that the home could not be rented or used as investment property yet THDA will not provide her with that IRS guideline. The bank representative wrote my wife a default letter stating that she did not make a payment on her loan and the letter was dated on the 17th but the default letter was not stating the truth. The bank actually received and cashed my wife mortgage payment check on the 10th which would not have caused my wife mortgage to be in default. Then the bank intentional sent a bank representative to my wife home and performed an occupancy inspection even though the bank and THDA were told a month earlier that the property was being occupied sometimes because my wife had a second home. they told her that she had to occupy the property continuously as her primary residency or sell the home and the property could not be rented or vacant. They were told that her husband was a non conforming borrower (his wife purchased the home before they were married and the husband name was not on the deed of trust) and according to THDA guidelines THDA and the server of the loan (Bank) must work out the problem. In other words the husband do not want the home sold but wanted the property rented. He did not want to sell the property because the value of the property was lower than what was on the balance on the loan. The wife only had seven years left on the loan but the same bank will not refinance a loan less that 10 years and the bank was going to charge loan fees. my wife did not want to pay any additional cost for the loan. My wife ( the borrower) and her husband read the rider which stated that THDA may accelerate the loan if the property is not occupied as primary residence but that same rider allowed for a wavier request which she wrote for a wavier but she was refused by THDA. THDA refused to produce the documentation regarding IRS information reason they refused the wavier. After reviewing IRS web page no information is mentioned about waivers regarding a THDA Rider or any rider associated with residential mortgages. We believe that the Bank falsified a default letter that was mailed to my wife after they knew that she had written the bank and THDA a written wavier request in an attempt to discredit her. then THDA uses that same default letter a says the reason for the default letter was because the property was being rented. the default letter doesn't mention anything about the property being rented it only states that the mortgage payment was not paid and the amount that needed to be paid and the penalty. my wife and her family have lived in the property over 20 years making her mortgage payments on time each month. We also noticed that these THDA loans are made to middle to low income individuals and they are issued based on districts or specific areas or neighborhoods. We think their policies are forms of discrimination because their policies are designed to keep people from moving up and out of an area especially if you can not sell you home. question to the readers do my wife have a case against these agencies? ... more
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Wed May 14, 2014
Keith Keeping answered:
Perception is a powerful thing. For example, an expensive car in the driveway can lead to higher offers.
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Eric D Lenz answered:
There, it's done. I listed a property that I own and I listed it with another broker, too. Metro Milwaukee MLS #'s 1336605 and 1269149
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Nan Brennan answered:
The stats as stated by the agents are accurate however, if your considering selling a home in that market there are many things to consider when choosing an agent as that could mean the difference of your home selling fast or sitting on the market for a long time. If you would like to contact me I would be happy to explain to you the importance of selecting the right agent. ... more
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Thu May 10, 2012
Nan Brennan answered:
That is a question we can not or should not answer. Contact your agent. But I am curious why you are asking.
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Thu May 10, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You really should ask your agent the question, there are no typical commission splits...
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Wed Feb 1, 2012
Paul Spoerl answered:
Rich,

For houses between $400,000 and $500,000 there are currently 14 homes on the market in North and South Appleton. In the last 6 months only 4 have sold. In the last 12 months 16 have sold. This tells us that the Spring Market is really the best time to sell a home in this price range. I must also tell you that there will be many new houses that will be listed over the next few months that will be in competition for the available buyers so it is still important to price your home effectively and make it show its best!

If you have additional questions or want more specific answers contact me direct at (920)540-4708 or email me at paul.spoerl@century21.com .
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Sat Oct 29, 2011
Tom & Nancy Kuczmarski answered:
Sounds like this buyer cannot fulfill his obligations under the contract and you're wasting precious time. It's difficult to say much without knowing what kind of financing this buyer was applying for that required 60 days for a commitment. The good news is you have a bit more than 2 weeks before you can instruct the list agent to draft a cancellation agreement with this purchaser and start over. You could ask list agent to do it now and perhaps buyer would be willing to sign if he knows he can't get a loan. ... more
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Tue Mar 22, 2011
Ron Meyer, (920) 788-9608 answered:
if your mortgage/note states you must live in the home for 12 months it should also state stipulations if you sell the home prior to. Do you have a prepayment penalty? Those aren't very common anymore. I have seen with the tax credit last year that you must stay in the home for a certain period of time before selling. If you'd like to forward me a copy of your mortgage & note I will further research what your exact options are. ... more
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Sat Aug 21, 2010
Tom Werth, CRS answered:
Anything involved with a data exchange (IDX) can upload to Trulia. High-profile local websites can also be an opportunity to automatically upload, and the tried & true manual upload is always available! ... more
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Sat Jan 2, 2010
Debra Carson answered:
MARK HAD A GOOD SUGGESTION YOU SHOULD GET WITH YOUR REALTOR AND GO LOOK INSIDE AT YOUR COMPETION. ALSO DE-CLUTTER YOUR HOME, DO ANY NEEDED REPAIRS CLEANING ETC.HAVE YOUR AGENT DO OPEN HOUSES AND RUN SOME ADS IN THE REAL ESTATE MAGS THERE IS ONLY 2 REASONS A HOUSE DOESNT SELL---THAT IS IT IS UNDER MARKETED OR OVER PRICED. BUT IT DOES TAHT LONGER TO SELL ANYTHING IN THIS MARKET ... more
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