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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:

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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Sat Feb 8, 2014
Ginny Deppstanton answered:
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? 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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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! ... 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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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.

Michael Collins, SFR BPOR
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Tue Apr 13, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Could be. If you signed a buyer's agreement with your Realtor--and if it provides for a commission if you buy regardless of whether you or he locates the property--then you owe it.

I don't know how to politely say this, but: It's very important to READ and UNDERSTAND anything you sign. I see a lot of questions here on Trulia. In some cases, the people admit they didn't read the documents. Or they didn't understand them. Or--as in your case--there isn't a mention of whether there were documents.

Sorry, but if someone signs an agreement promising to do something, then they've got to do it.

Again, I don't know if that's your situation. Now, if you didn't sign anything with the Realtor, then no, you don't owe him anything.

So: Read anything you may have signed and proceed accordingly. And if you didn't sign anything, speak to the agent's broker.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Robert Pratt answered:
FB -

The laws are very clear in this regard, your offer must be accepted by April 30th and closed by June 30th of this year. There are no exceptions announced or in the works as of right now. Hopefully you have an agent that is willing to call the bank EVERY DAY to make sure the ball is rolling. No news is not necessarily good news when it comes to Short Sales and someone must be constantly vigilant if you want it to happen in an efficient manor.

Good luck!
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