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Home Buying in Middleton : Real Estate Advice

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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Mon Jan 25, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
You and Dad should speak with an attorney and tax consultant.
Speak with an attorney, to get to the bottom of what you're trying to accomplish and the easiest way possible.
And speak with a tax consultant to estimate the extent of taxation if in fact a taxable event will occur (which is the reason to start with the attorney).

Good luck!
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Eric Reusch, Real Estate Pro in Fitchburg, WI
Sat Jan 16, 2016
Eric Reusch answered:
Call Robert Procter at Axley Brynelson Law Office. You need an attorney, not a Realtor at this time. Good Luck, Eric
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Rich Moen, Real Estate Pro in Watertown, WI
Fri Feb 27, 2015
Rich Moen answered:
There is one lot but it has an accepted offer. Also 3 homes that are not already under contract.
If you would like more details pop me an email at Also let me know what price range and criteria for your new home such as size, bedrooms, etc. ... more
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Judy Kalsche…, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Wed Oct 22, 2014
Judy Kalscheur answered:
Sure as long as the floor plan still makes sense and flows. If the room has a closet, like a bedroom would, it may be a little odd calling it a dining room. Also consider whether you are better off calling it a bedroom, depending on the number of bedrooms the house has, it may be better to have an additional bedroom vs. a dining room. ... more
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dnathanson, Home Owner in Middleton, WI
Mon Oct 6, 2014
dnathanson answered:
yes, my home has a pool and have owned pools in Wi for over 30 years.
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Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Thu May 8, 2014
Michelle Yoo answered:
For any other prospective buyers who are perusing this thread, Kathleen is correct, that if you're working with a Realtor to find a home that it should be free. I'm not sure about other agents, but I will set up a search for any possible buyer without them needing to sign a contract or be obligated to me in any way. Hopefully, this reduces the stress of looking for a new home. ... more
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Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Thu May 8, 2014
Michelle Yoo answered:
Old thread, but still a relevant question for future homeowners. All answers are spot on. The one thing that hasn't been pointed out is that each has their own level of tolerance. If you're already starting out thinking that the noise/traffic/activity is even a little bit annoying, think about how you would feel five years down the line.
But if you're the type that loves the hustle and bustle of a neighborhood or central activity area, living across from a high school would most likely be fine.
Bottom line, try to predict how you feel about a place a few years into the future.
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Tue May 6, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
Your best bet is to "Flag" the listing as being a scam. Nobody here has control over who posts what. There are many scammers out there, and they are here on Trulia as well. Not much Trulia can do about it. I just takes users like us to spot the fake listings and flag them for removal. ... more
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Larissa Pert…, Real Estate Pro in Middleton, WI
Sun Dec 22, 2013
Larissa Pertzborn answered:

I would be happy to help you. What is the address of the condo you are referring to? Larissa Pertzborn, Sam Simon Real Estate LLC
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jlravenscroft, Home Buyer in Middleton, WI
Fri Apr 12, 2013
jlravenscroft answered:
Thanks Eric! I'll give Hellebrand Water a call!
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Katie, Other/Just Looking in Middleton, WI
Wed Mar 13, 2013
Katie answered:
This is an old thread so it's probably not even relevant anymore, but I feel like the question still needs to be answered appropriately. My parents home is one of the houses being sold on Enchanted Valley. I am familiar with their situation and the situations of most of the neighbors also selling their houses. The ATP power line has NOTHING to do with the fact that they and the others are moving, not even remotely. It has everything to do with life circumstance (as one of the posters already mentioned). My parents have lived in their home for 10 years, they don't want to leave. Sadly, work is taking them out of state. The area is stunning and so is my parents home, and the other homes for sale. ... more
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 Paul, Real Estate Pro in Town of Dane, WI
Fri Oct 26, 2012
Paul answered:
Hello, Amruta

Please call or email me for the answer to your question. I have done the basic research and can send you the information.

Thank you,

Paul Anderson
Madison Buyer Agency
(608) 213.1352

PAnderson@MadisonBuyerAgency dot com
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johnjohn, Home Buyer in Middleton, WI
Sat Oct 20, 2012
johnjohn answered:
The Meadows neighborhood (east of Park St and the downtown area) also offers a relatively affordable area with mature tree settings, walkable to schools, downtown, shops, parks, and is easily accessible to both University Ave (to go downtown), Park St (to go south) and to the 12/18 highway. Many residents are aging out and the area is already showing signs of revival. ... more
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Ginny Damman, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Sun Jun 10, 2012
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Jon and Donna…, Real Estate Pro in Middleton, WI
Mon Oct 18, 2010
Jon and Donna Birschbach answered:
We do have shortsales and foreclosures in the area but they are not stagnating our economy. Only buyers with interest chase the foreclosures and, depending on the banks involved you may or may not have a long road ahead of you. First and foremost, all buyers and sellers need to understand the pros and cons of the REO application. Confirm the insurability of the title, look at the options and move forward or pass. If you don't have experience in REOs get help or refer to a professional.

The Birschbach Team
Keller Williams
Madison, WI 53719
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Tyler Brown, Real Estate Pro in Cardiff, CA
Tue Oct 12, 2010
Tyler Brown answered:
In CA the sellers have to give you a "notice to perform". The standard CA contract calls for a 48 hour notice to perfom, but there is room to negotiate the notice to perfom timeframe. I'm not sure if your state has a notice to perfom period or if your contract called for it, but I may suggest you ask a licensed professional about that.

Good luck.
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Jon and Donna…, Real Estate Pro in Middleton, WI
Sat Sep 11, 2010
Jon and Donna Birschbach answered:
Hi Sudonihm,

Hidden Oaks is a wonderful subdivision. You may also want to look at Middleton Ridge. The price points are similar. I believe this subdivision is located better for resale in the future (it also has a variety of homes in higher price pts). I have a client that is closing on a home on Belle Fontaine Lane and very excited. Many of the neighbors vary in age and profession with a variety of children. The Northside elementry is just up the road and the middle school is blocks away. This is a wonderful subdivision with a children's park and a bike path intended for the future. Overall, the more appealing consideration with this neighborhood is the ability to choose a lot and a builder or just purchase a home move-in ready. If you have interest in designing a home with the finishes of your choosing this may be a more appealing home purchase route. I am in direct contact with a variety of builders and could easily send you some plan options or set up a time for you meet with a builders with current specs available......not surprising this neighborhood is selling fast. Please call me if you have further interest.

Donna Birschbach
Associate Broker
Keller Williams-West
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Dave From Mi…, Renter in Middleton, WI
Sat Jul 24, 2010
Dave From Michigan asked:
in the $1500-$3000. If anyone has any rentals available let me know. Need to be in by 9-1-10 or sooner. Thanks. Dave
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Nick Simon, Real Estate Pro in Middleton, WI
Tue Feb 16, 2010
Nick Simon answered:
Hello Andy-
Welcome to Middleton!! It is a fantastic city to live in. To answer your question, you are much better off purchasing a home that has already been built. Generally it is more expensive to build a home than to buy one that is already existing. Spec homes in particular seem to be a nice buy and present good value in most cases. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

Nick Simon
Sam Simon Real Estate LLC
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Tom Meyer, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Thu Oct 8, 2009
Tom Meyer answered:
Kelli--If I am reading the question correctly, you are asking if you should buy in Middleton in 2-3 years from now. Correct? I think the answer depends on more than what we know about you from this question. Owning a home is smart for many people at some time but may not be the right decision for everyone all the time. This is what I know--In 2-3 years Middleton will be continue to be a great place to live. When it comes time to make a decision on renting or owning, let's look at the world from your point of view and you can decide what is best for you. Take care.
Tom Meyer
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