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Sunnie Zemaj, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Tue Sep 11, 2012
Sunnie Zemaj answered:
It depends on your terms you agreed upon,but don't forget,landlord may charge either interest rate ,or higher monthly payment to make it worth his while.Have you looked into getting a mortgage through a lender? ... more
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Maureen Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Twin Lakes, WI
Sat Jul 21, 2012
Maureen Boyle answered:
Having lived in Illinois I can tell you that the state income tax is now about the same (with the recent tax hike in Illinois), depending on where in Lake County you live, property taxes will most likely be higher. Lake County has a food tax where Kenosha county does not. I'm not sure, but the utilities may be a little higher in Lake County. At one time Lake County was much more expensive to live in than Kenosha County, but they are about the same with Illinois being slightly higher in my opinion. If it's possible to live just over the line in Wisconsin, you may be better off. If you are planning on living in southern Lake County, you could be closer to your workplace and you would save time in the commute. But...gas is less expensive in Wisconsin so it may be a wash. ... more
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Michelle  Ba…, Real Estate Pro in Winthrop Harbor, IL
Tue Jun 12, 2012
Michelle Battisfore answered:

Active with offer = activeWO. It's a realtors way of telling everyone that there is an accepted offer on this property, but for varies reasons such as short sale or home sale contingencies the owner wishes to continue to market the property and possibly result in a "back up offer" if the 1st deal doesn't work out. Hope this helps ... more
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Michelle  Ba…, Real Estate Pro in Winthrop Harbor, IL
Thu May 31, 2012
Michelle Battisfore answered:
Hello Lisa,

It's been awhile since you posted on this blog but I thought I would check and see if you had found a place to call home or are still looking.

Pleasant Prairie is a beautiful area. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you the steps in buying a home and helping you find the right house to make a home. I am licensed in Wisconsin & Illinois and located on state line 1 mile from Pleasant Prairie.

I also offer my first time buyers a 1 year home warranty with the purchase of a home.
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Diana Dahlbe…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Prairie, WI
Fri May 11, 2012
Diana Dahlberg answered:
Hello Baker:

Thank you for your question about Rentals in Kenosha. For the most part, when a Landlord has put a dollar figure amount for Renting his house or rental unit ... he/she has usually done their due dilience "research" for the going rents in the area and it is unlikely that the rental amount will be reduced just because the unit has not been rented right away.

The Landlord also has to take into consideration what their monthly costs are for mortgage, insurance, taxes, and deferred maintenance and repairs ,,, thus they must be careful to price their rental so that they are able to make their monthly payments. If they were to lower the rent it could put them upside-down. Another consideration for the Landlord is to make sure the right tenant is chosen for the property

Of course, every situation is different, so it cannot hurt to ask the Homeowner/Landlord if they are firm on their rental amount or if there is room. Sonetimes there can be some negotiations agreed to for caretaker-type services of the tenant ... yard maintenance, show removal, painting, minor repairs, etc.

Hope this helps.

Diana & Ron Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Serving SE Wisconsin since 1994
(262) 657-1171 OR (262) 697-6008 home/office (262) 308-3563 cell phone
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Raquel, Home Buyer in Kenosha, WI
Sun Apr 1, 2012
Raquel answered:
price you pay for keeping your wheels attached to your home, rent to have your mobile home
set in one place
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Theresa Olson, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Theresa Olson answered:
The factors are his credit score and debit to income ratio. I have some great lenders if you need help in the 53144 zip code. This is the best time to buy a house, so it's really important to see where you are credit wise. If for some reason he is not ready, there is always credit repair programs. I have a few great contacts for that as well. ... more
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Diana Dahlbe…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Prairie, WI
Sun Jan 1, 2012
Diana Dahlberg answered:

As I stated on my earlier post ... the square footage of 1012 SF was taken from the city and county assessor's office ... that is probably why it's listed in the MLS with that amount. Unless there was an error by the Assessor's office ... the best thing is to go to the property and check it out! Wishing you the best. Let me know if you would like a private showing. I'll be happy to help you.

Happy New Year!

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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Thu Oct 14, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
Most selling incentives are pointed in the wrong direction to get the response desired......since they attract agents interest instead of buyers, in most cases they fall far short of their intended outcome.

Our recommendation is use any incentive available to redue the "asking price" something the buyer sees and will get their attention.

Keep it real,

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Adam Coleman, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Sun Sep 26, 2010
Adam Coleman answered:
If you haven't already purchased or aren't working with a realor call or email me..I am a local REO/Foreclosure property specialist. Thank you.
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Tim Wright,  in Kenosha County, WI
Thu Jul 1, 2010
Tim Wright answered:
I agree with the other posts the first place to start is with a lender. I also work with a lender and a company that restores credit. We have a seminar coming up on July 15th. If you would like the information email me at ... more
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Andrew Calla…, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Mon Jun 21, 2010
Andrew Callahan answered:
Buyer from Kansas. I would agree with what Rose has said, and can attest to first hand. I have grown up and currently live in the Allendale area. Sometimes, low amount of homes for sale can be attributed to the popularity or desire for an area. Many home owners in this area live here for most of their lives or even pass it on to family with a sale or other sale "by word of mouth". It has had a very good sales record in terms of value and time on the market. I have and do enjoy the area. It is minutes from the lake, parks, museums and downtown. The downtown area offers a growing number of restaurants, pubs, and shops over the recent years. In the summer months there is also an outdoor market on Saturdays. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or I may be of any help. Thanks and good luck! ... more
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Mini Samuel, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Wed May 12, 2010
Mini Samuel answered:
Re: your recent answer.. That's really good to know that you prefer to work with an agent and that you are willing to help him/her out.. I would think that most agents in this business would be open minded and flexible.. but from your comments, maybe not? ... more
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Dwayne Carr,  in Kenosha, WI
Wed Feb 17, 2010
Dwayne Carr answered:
Hello Diana and Ron, from what I am hearing and seeing, the market has not yet bottomed out. According latest data, there will be another 4 million homes going into foreclosure this year of 2010. We will see the market decline more after the tax credit ends. With the announcement from the FDIC, after June the Government will not be buying down interest’s rates, so interests rates are going to go up. In return, fewer buyers will be qualifying for loans.

Home prices are expected to fall another 12 to 20 percents nationwide. I believe we will be in this type of market for at least 5 more years, because of short sales and foreclosures, this will continue to drive down home prices. Great time to be a buyer!
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Diana Dahlbe…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Prairie, WI
Mon Dec 14, 2009
Diana Dahlberg answered:
Hello Dave:

Thanks for your question about Wisconsin Referral Forms. I agree with the last two Realtor's responses. We do not have a Wisconsin Approved Referral Form, however as Brokers we can write up our own and we keep it very simple.

We document the Referral is for:
_____ Listing prospect referred to my office
_____ Buying prospect referred to my office
_____ Listing prospect referred to your office
_____ Buying prospect referred to your office

and then we document the Referral Fee:
_____ Your office to receive _____% of our office listing commission
_____ Your office to receive _____% of our office buying commission
_____ Our office to receive ______% of you office listing commission
_____ Our office to receive ______% of your office buying commission

Once all signatures are procured, acknowledging the Referral Agreement, we exchange prospect name, phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses, etc.

Hope this helps?
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Sid Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Eureka, CA
Tue Jul 7, 2009
Sid Anderson answered:
Only with that agents 'Brokers' permission, or if the agent did not perform theri duties.
If you have a valid listing contract, you are bound to that unless the agent did not fullfill their duties as written in the contract or the broker releases you from that contract. Some agencies will not cancel the contract under any circumstances, except under a court order.
We have a written guarantee that if a client is not happy with our services we will cancel the contract. After all, we provide a service to a client and that service should be top notch at all times.
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Aschemy04, Home Buyer in Kenosha, WI
Tue Jun 9, 2009
Aschemy04 asked:
The auction company had my put down $7,000 and told me we would know if Fannie Mae would accept my winning bid or not in 15 days. What is the 15 days for? What are my chances of actually…
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Rose Bogosian, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Mon May 18, 2009
Rose Bogosian answered:
Hi Gramps,
The home located at 7929 15th Ave. Kenosha,WI is listed at $195,000. It was built in 1960, has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths located on .26 acres, with a 2 car attached garage. Let me know if you would like more details, you can email me directly at ... more
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Gramps, Other/Just Looking in Kenosha, WI
Sun May 17, 2009
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Mike Herman, Real Estate Pro in Kenosha, WI
Sun May 17, 2009
Mike Herman answered:
Thank You very much for noticing this. We have changed it.

Yours for better service,

Mike Herman
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