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Mon Jul 10, 2017
I*******0 asked:
Can I contact the owner of such a place on your site with "Contact for Estimate" button? Thanks.
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Thu Mar 9, 2017
Rmitchell asked:
We see other area lenders as contacts on certain properties. I would like information on how I (Marketing Director) could get my mortgage experts involved. Thank you!
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Tue May 31, 2016
Scotchsdad asked:
Would you please give me some information as to who to contact for a showing? I would like to get something going on this property before someone else jumps at it. Thank you
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Mon Feb 22, 2016
Jkwitucki asked:
I've built my credit back up to 680, but my fiancé has a foreclosure and his score is still around 580. HELP! I need to be able to count his income.
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Tue Jan 5, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
Jkwituki,

Rent to owns are rare and even more rarely are they a good deal for the renter/buyer. The vast majority of rent to own renter/buyer's never end up buying the house. They are a great deal for the landlord/Seller as they get to collect large up front deposits and over market rent only to do it all over again in the same house. I consider it basically immoral and predatory in most cases.

Resolving credit issues isn't rocket science and a local mortgage lender can and often do assist buyers with this. Many things you can do yourself, others the lender can direct or assist you with.

Most people in this position are far better off renting the least expensive place they can stand to live in and save up some down payment, get on a budget and fix their credit. Once you are qualified, you can select any listed property in your price range and you've fixed the issues that hurt your credit.
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Terry Ault answered:
The taxes are less than 3k. I can show you this property if you would like. Click on my picture for profile information if you are interested.

Terry
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Sat Feb 8, 2014
Ginny Deppstanton answered:
www.zillow.com
Enter the property address including zip code.
Go to website for Jefferson County Assessor
and go to www.jeffersoncountyrecorderofdeeds.
Any luck? If not, do a search on Google for Jefferson County, WI
Within the last 4 years, the property changed ownership.
Jefferson Township or Jefferson Village (Yes, there is one of each.) will have some information.
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Mitzie Carey Carey Realty asked:
would like to rent a dock for summer of 2014 on lake mills for a 20ft. pontoon who do i contact? jcarey949@gmail.com or mitzie 815-7428318
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Sun Dec 8, 2013
La Verne Behrens answered:
Assessments are a snapshot in time.
The market continues to change, sometimes daily.
So while market values change frequently, the assessment only changes when something has happened to the property that the assessor comes and looks at it. For Instance, you remodel or add on to your house. Maybe build a garage or pole building. Or perhaps buildings have been removed or destroyed. Another reason might be that the municipality orders a reassessment of all the property in its borders.
Assessments are only helpful to a very limited degree because they are a snapshot in time. they have some value only if you are familiar with the property or understand the market the property is located in.
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Sat Aug 31, 2013
Sheryl Robinson Gilberg asked:
Recently updated, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths on a double lot. All at an affordable price!
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Sun Jun 9, 2013
Tom Jaggers answered:
The road is used by all types of vehicles but generally is not a busy highway. I grew up in Lake Mills not for from there.
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Matthew Heitmann Team answered:
Just an FYI. This question was posted back in 2011.

Best of Luck!
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR

Feel free to leave a comment at my Trulia Blog as well!
http://www.trulia.com/blog/RockRealty/ ... more
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Kathy Knight answered:
I would love to answer your question however it's difficult to know the representation here. Was the agent working as a buyer or seller agent. Every state handles agency different. Did you write an offer or already purchase the home? Not sure what you mean by spent a month on this home? Most of the concerns you have are addressed by home inspections and specialists. An agent may not know any of your concerns and can only disclose information given to them by the seller or seller agent which may not be truthful. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Cindy Gerard answered:
Hi Cindy, how well do you know your neighbors? Is it possible that they are elderly and not able to keep up with the proper care of their yard...you could approach them with a list of contractors who do yard maintenance and just explain your concerns. It might not be an easy solution but sometimes people get so busy with their own lives that they don't realize their neglectful behaviors are having an impact on the neighborhood. Another option is to offer to hire a few high school students or a church youth group to give them a hand or even have one of these groups approach the neighbor and offer to clean up the yard as a fundraising effort. ... more
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Matthew Heitmann Team answered:
It also can depend on your neighborhood. If your neighborhood is attractive to older 'empty-nester' home buyers, they may prefer to have less bedrooms and a larger master suite.

In general though, most people are looking for that extra bedroom, even if it is just going to be used as an office or craft room.

Best of Luck!
Michael Collins- SFR, BPOR
Broker - Rock Realty
608-921-8536
Ask me about our Home Buyer Discounts!

My Trulia Blog:
http://www.trulia.com/blog/RockRealty/
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
La Verne Behrens answered:
Time to sit down with your agent and ask some questions. Marketing is everything.
It is so important to understand what your agent is going to do or has done to expose your house to the market place. I have found accasionally the listing is there and due to some glitch in the system it does come up unless you have specfic information for the software to look for it. (adress, MLS number, parcel no) So talk it over with you agent and see what can be done to make it easy to find. He/she may not be aware the it isn't coming up.
You have hired that person to do this for you. Its what we get paid the "big bucks" for. :)
You shouldn't have to make it happen unless you are trying to market yourself.
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Matthew Heitmann Team answered:
Hi there,

The link below should point you to the details of the Find Your Path program.

Thanks,
Michael Collins, SFR BPOR
608-921-8536

http://www.waterloowi.us/municipal/municipal_fit.php?page=home ... more
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