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Home Buying in Grafton : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 27, 2013
Mark J Brunner answered:
Mark J Brunner / Broker Associate with Keller Williams

First of all the time you have is determined on the time frame that you put on the offer to purchase under the financing contingency. First of all as your representative I would talk with the lender that we are pre-approved with to see how fast we can get it done even before we write the offer.
So depending on the lender on a fast track you can get it done in less than 3 weeks if working with a local lender, the mortgage broker will need anywhere from 30-60 days. so it is always better to work with a local lender where decisions are usually made in house.
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Kim Bartolotta answered:
I wanted to see f you have found that home you were looking for, as I have one to referr you to. Let me know if you are still looking. Thank you!
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Wed Jul 27, 2011
Beth Goethel answered:
A ballpark figure would be $100/sf depending on the finishes. You could also look at comparable sales too.
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Tue Mar 1, 2011
Renae Wethered answered:
I live in Grafton on the Milwaukee river and have a holding tank. I don't find it any more problematic than paying a utility bill. I have it set up with a local hauler to empty on his route or come when I call. It comes with the territory of living on a shoreline property. It's rather common in Ozaukee county, even on Lake Michigan with the million dollar homes. BTW ~ a 5000 gallon is a nice large one, most are only 3000 - 4000 gallon. Costs vary, but you can find haulers that empty per visit (average $110 - $135) or by the gallon 3.5 - 4 cents per gallon. Make a really equitable offer, have it emptied and inspected and make your move from Brookfield. You'll surely enjoy living in here ~ it's like living in the country with great metro commute. Shopping nice, schools great, cultural diversity abundant, many medical and hospital choices nearby and with the amenities of Milwaukee 10 - 15 minutes drive tops. ... more
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Wed Oct 13, 2010
Toni Hanke answered:
I couldn't give an honest answer to that question as I am unfamiliar with Grafton,MA. I live near Grafton,WI
I hope this answers your question to the best.
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Wed Jun 25, 2008
Don Tepper answered:
I'd say "Check with a lawyer," but it's really not worth it if your expense in question is a credit report fee costing, what, maybe $50? I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice. However....

If you actually had a signed, ratified contract, and you absolutely wanted the house, you could ask the lawyer about "specific performance." If all you're after is the credit report fee and maybe a few other expenses, you might consider small claims court. Different jurisdictions have different regulations and requirements, but in many areas you don't need (and in some aren't permitted to use) a lawyer.

And if you did have a contract, the sellers may be in more difficulty than you realize. They may owe their agent the commission, even though they decided not to sell.

Further, the sellers may change their minds again. If you're really interested in the home, have your agent watch it.

Finally, realistically, don't sweat the small stuff. Reimbursement for a credit report fee, plus gas (even at $4.25 a gallon) ultimately is "small stuff."

Hope that helps.
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