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Sun Dec 18, 2016
Edelrodriguez407 answered:
Im in Midland, Texas I see questions answered below but nothing regarding typically how much is needed for closing on a VA loan ? How much should I have saved up in Savings?
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Sat May 14, 2016
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Bhopal answered:
My Cibil Transunion Score is 665 . its good or bad and how i can increase. and my personal loan score is 839 what is this .
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Mon Oct 5, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Read the link I've attched below, then go to the green bar at the top of every Trulia page to "Browse" then "Agent Directory" enter the zipcode where you're intrested in buying and you'll get a list of some of the top agents working in that area, then pick up our phone and start interviewing them.

Once you've found a buyer broker you want to work with ask them for suggestions for local Lenders to speak with. Good Luck and Happy House Hunting.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
vinay.sinha1 asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental-community/9000004017/Ravinia-4280-S-Ravinia-Dr-Greenfield-WI-53221/
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Jonathan Dalton answered:
Thinking about selling is the first part of the equation - where are they looking to move? Do the numbers make sense, where they can get something larger/newer/upgraded or otherwise more to their taste than the home they are in?

Perhaps focus more on the end rather than the means.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Cindy Lehrer answered:
The pictures online need to be very good, not "ok" , not kinda good....really really good. Its worth every effort to get good pics because 80% of the buyers are looking online first. Tip: take pics mid morning or mid to late afternoon...the natural light coming in will make the pics clearer. Another Tip: An easy way to keep the windows from blasting out your pics is to use HDR technology. Its free and easy so even if you are not techy there is no excuse to not use it. Its on all the new smart phones so find the option when using your phone camera and USE IT. ... more
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Ozziesebion answered:
Hi,

Also Australian living in Greenfield Milwaukee, just bought a Condo, 2 lge bed, 1+ bath, kitchen needs updating and for investments purposes I do not think you can beat the Market at the moment. Just in my area alone without gutting the whole condo you can buy from $46K to $95K and considered agood area, zip 53221. We sold our hhome in Cudahy 2008, arrived Oz 2009 with everything, spent a year (we did our homework but not good enough) turned arounnd and came back. Prices in Oz artificially inflated due to demand, you can get 3-4 times here as in Oz. Son living in Glebe Syd, old, old want 1.5mil.
Good Luck with decisions
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Fri May 10, 2013
Teri Van Dyke answered:
A General Warranty Deed is a type of deed where the grantor (seller) guarantees that he or she holds clear title to a piece of real estate and has a right to sell it to the grantee (buyer). The guarantee is not limited to the time the grantor owned the property—it extends back to the property's origins.

Whereas, a Special Warranty Deed, the seller (grantor) warrants or guarantees the title only against defects arising during his/her ownership of the property and not against defects existing before that time.

Perhaps you could accept the Counter Offer and Amend the Offer later, changing the type of deed -- if they'd be willing to do that. If there are other contingencies in the Offer, for example home inspection and financing, or appraisal contingency - this could buy you some time to get the legal advise you need to make a decision that best protects you.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Dave Schmidt answered:
Dave Schmidt Realty
4314 W Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53219
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Lloydprogroup answered:
Here is another thing to think about from the home insurance perspective.

Homes that have mold claims that were turned into their insurance company MAY be uninsurable in the future.


Contact your local insurance agency for questions about a specific home.

Think very carefully BEFORE buying a home with known mold issues.

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2675 Breckinridge Boulevard #100, Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 497-1200   (770) 497-8721 (Fax)‎ lloydprogroup.com
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Wes Black answered:
In most cases the most prudent thing a buyer can do is to have his/her own agent representing them from contract to close. The buyers agent is now your advocate and educator representing only you. ... more
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Fri Apr 8, 2011
Nina Kraus answered:
When it comes to short sales, I always advise my buyers to offer close to the asking price. The home is already in a deficit as far as how much is owed to the bank. Short sales are priced based on what the listing agent believes the bank will accept. I never "low ball" with short sales. ... more
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Tue Jan 11, 2011
Ginny Fuchs answered:
You ALWAYS want an agent when you're the buyer! You don't pay the agent anything. That's all done by the seller. When an agent represents the buyer the agent is able to share information with their buyer in regard to such things as impending divorce, foreclosure, or any other adverse situations going on. The bank cannot share ANY information with you and does not represent you to get the best deal possible. When you call the name listed on the For Sale sign that person ALWAYS represents the seller and their job is to get the most money possible for the seller. A buyer agent can guide you for inspections and negotiate things to get repaired/replaced and ask for a home warranty and closing costs for you. The will not do any of that for you because they are not in the real estate business. If the bank is doing the paperwork you are most likely missing out on 1000's of dollars of savings. You have no one watching out for you. Please call someone you like and trust! It will be the best phone call you can make. It costs you nothing and saves you $$$. ... more
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Mon Sep 20, 2010
Mary Skanavis answered:
The one that sold for $202,500 is a 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage ranch that is 1,218 sq. ft. on one acre & a busy street. The other one for $270,000 looks like it was a foreclosure sale. It is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath. 3.5 car garage Colonial on 1.87 acres & built in 2004. It is 3,180 sq. ft. ... more
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Tue May 18, 2010
Iris answered:
Our home was just listed last week in Greenfield, WI MLS# 1143726. When are you planning to relocate? Feel free to contact our agent when you are in town. Good luck!
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Mon Dec 14, 2009
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
When your negotiating on a property it is always about risk and reward. It appears that your getting the price you want so decided to take on the risk of the deal. As others have said this a discussion you need to have with your realtor on options and what if's. The bump clause would be a good option given the information that you have outlined in my opinion.



Keith Manson
First Weber Group
Certifed Distressed Property Expert
Metro Milwaukee
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Sun Jan 25, 2009
Debby Thompson answered:
Jeff we are seeing many homes that are on the market for a long time. Some homes because of the repairs that are needed you have to pay cash for the home. So someone that is coming into a home like this is going to want to know that the home will be worth the repair cost and have the money to work on the home. At one time FHA had a program where you could get a loan for repairs but you had to use contractors to do the work. It had to been done through a place like Home Depot. The lenders want to make sure that when it was done it was done right. You could not do the work on the home. I am not sure if there is still program like is any more. I know about it before the big shake down on the banks. You might want to talk with a loan officer and see if they still have that type of program available. They would appraise the home with the improvements that needed to be done. But the home could not have basement issues or roof issues more of an interior issue. Nothing major. ... more
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Wed Oct 22, 2008
Karen Wenzel, e-PRO answered:
Dee,
Greenfield, WI is a suburb of Milwaukee - It is located just South and West of Milwaukee ( in fact the City of Milwaukee surrounds it) Here is a link to information about the dynamics of Greenfield
http://www.city-data.com/city/Greenfield-Wisconsin.html

Here is the official City of Greenfield Website: http://www.ci.greenfield.wi.us/

You will find all age groups - there is a mix of single family homes, condos, multi-family and commercial areas. Being so close to Milwaukee you have access to all the cultural events in Milwaukee, including Milwaukee Art Museum, Entertainment Centers, Bradley Center- Milwaukee Bucks, Miller Park-Milwaukee Brewers, Summerfest - I could list forever.
Surrounding communities to Greenfield include: Franklin, Greendale, Oak Creek, West Allis, Hales Corners, Cudahy, South Milwaukee. To the North you would find Wauwatosa, to the West New Berlin, Muskego, Brookfield.

I hope this helps. We consider Greenfield as part of the Milwaukee Metro area. I think you would enjoy a visit to the area. If you decide to relocate here, there is alot to choose from.
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Thu Sep 4, 2008
ERIN answered:
do you currently own a home- you can open a home equity line of credit and use the funds for a down payment, draw from retirement funds or gift funds from immediate family....good luck
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