I'm only assuming that you're talking about renting since a non-financial background check wouldn't matter to a mortgage lender. What I do know is that Madison is very tenant friendly even despite some changes made to landlord-tenant laws by the state.
There are multiple resources in print and online that will show you what's available for rent. "Good neighborhood" means different things to different people. Typically, I like to ask a beat cop about certain neighborhoods since they are nowhere near bound to restrain their opinions about areas as Realtors are. Good luck.... more
This solution is not for everybody, it's just another angle to look at your situation. I had a friend that bought a run-down, distressed property and during the few years she lived there, she slowly fixed and updated the majority of the house. The updates/repairs/improvements were so vast that she was able to re-sell in a few short years at a profit.
Again, I stress that this is not always an option. Many factors go into whether a house is a viable candidate for a medium term flip and sell. Please conduct more research if you are interested in this option. Good luck.... more
Can you elaborate? It depends. Your mortgage monthly payment is usually only principle and interest. However, property taxes and insurance can be collected by you monthly and paid on your behalf in your monthly mortgage billing.... more
You're right! It is always helpful to have pictures. Most listings do have pictures, but sometimes there are circumstances where they haven't been posted, yet. Let me know if I can help you out. I would be glad to take some pictures for you or track them down if they exist.... more
Hi Dave! I don't see a broker logo on your account but you can edit your Profile as follows:
1. Log into your Trulia account with your primary email address and password.
2. Hover your mouse indicator over your name in the top right hand corner of the page and click on "Profile" from the drop down menu that appears.
3. Click on the big orange button on the left side of the page that says "Edit Profile".
4. Click on the title (Email Addresses and Facebook Connect, Change Password, Personal Information, etc) for each section you would like to update. (profile photo can be uploaded with the link under the photo)
5. Be sure to save your changes at the bottom of each section when your update is complete.
If you have additional questions, please contact us at http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/ or call Customer Service at 1-888-466-3501.... more
Hi, There is 1 home that is active at 536 S Blackhawk in Janesville listed for $100,000. The kitchen does not appear to be updated but in good condition. I would be happy to send you the MLS sheet with photos so you can take a look at. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Vickie... more
First, you need to understand your loan to value ratio. The LTV is the difference between the amount of your loan and your home's value. It is easy to calculate your LTV. Simply divide your loan amount by the value. For example, if you borrow $135,000 for a house value at $150,000 , your LTV will be 0.9 or 90 percent.
Also remember, that you will have some expenses during this process. Talk to a mortgage broker that can review your documents and advice you properly.