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Dubuque : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Nathan Boyes answered:
Angelique, did you ever make your move back to Dubuque? Just wondering how that went and if you had a good experience if you did.
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Sat Jan 21, 2012
Christopher Lefebvre answered:

You are correct. The more cash you put down on a home purchase the lower you mortgage will be and the lower your payment as long as you are at the same interest rate and fees. ... more
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Fri Nov 11, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible, directly contact the listing office/agent, or any local agent/realty office can also help.
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Thu Feb 3, 2011
Rob Cook CRS & GRI answered:
Just as a quick FYI Reandrea, 584 West 11th in Dubuque reduced to $169,950 today. Again, given that it's a bank-owned property it does pose a different kind of buying proposition compared to standard existing home sales, there may be a pretty good opportunity to get a good deal on a home that sold for roughly $200,000 more only 3 1/2 years ago. If you're interested please contact me...

Rob Cook - CRS & GRI Certified
Iowa & Illinois Licensed Realtor

Mobile: (563) 542-7278

Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors
4840 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52002
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Thu Jan 13, 2011
Dave Griswold/ Lisa Payne-Griswold answered:
Hi Ratandrea, As said below there are many legitimate reasons.
We've taken pictures of homes and decided not to post them, not because the house in poor condition but because in some of the cases the Owners furniture did not do the room justice, or there was too much furniture in the room for a good pic. In addition pictures can look alot better or worse than the actual property is worth.

All the Best
Dave & Lisa
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Thu Jan 13, 2011
Thomas Schrobilgen answered:
I would be more than happy to assist you with any questions. I do have experience in land sales in the area and in dealing with the proper authorities to accomplish a successful sale. The first and foremost thing to do is determine the market value of your land and price it accordingly. The market price with a great location should result in a quick sale. ... more
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Tue Feb 16, 2010
Rob Cook CRS & GRI answered:
Hi Deberry, the home at 695 Roberts was most recently sold at the sheriff's foreclosure auction for a whopping $122,140.00 on July 30th!!! At some point in the future, Fannie Mae will be putting it back on the open market, probably for about half that much. And some people wonder why the banks and federal government have been in financial trouble... ... more
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Wed Jul 29, 2009
James Patterson answered:
You can go down to the county assesers office in the court house, and get a list from there. Once a home has gone into forclosure proceeding it becomes public record. You can also go to and search the Dubuque Area there, but your best option would be to go downtown to the court house, as charges a fee for there services. ... more
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Sun May 10, 2009
Eric Rechtenbach answered:
Not sure which home you are looking at - I live in Dubuque and am trying to sell a home and I think I know which one you are looking at - I work at a credit union that does a lot of lending - infact one of the highest volumes in Dubuque - if you need information regarding a contact let me know. ... more
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Mon Aug 11, 2008
Rob Cook CRS & GRI answered:
Sara, occasionally one of the local banks will put on a first-time homebuyers seminar. If you're still interested in finding one let me know. I don't know of any scheduled right now, perhaps because we're heading into the fall season now.

I do have a short DVD you can borrow that gives you some basic information about the buying process and some of the best practice methods that will ensure you do things the right way and protect your best interests...Rob
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Mon Aug 11, 2008
Daniel answered:
ask any agent to run a mls search for "bank owned" or REO properties
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