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Home Buying in Wisconsin : Real Estate Advice

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Elise ray asked:
After finding some issues with the basement/foundation on our home inspection, our realtor created an amendment stating the inspection contingency would be waived if the seller can provide…
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Sat Jul 22, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
First call a Title company for your local area and explain your situation. They should help you or point you in the right direction. You can Google this for your area. Then you will need to contact a real estate attorney and explain the situation to them. Between the Title company and lawyer, you should be on the right path.

One major question that will be asked: Do you have the cash to pay the $15,000. in back taxes? Once the title transfers to you, don't expect your boyfriend to pay anything towards the back taxes or maintenance. Everything will be your responsibility.

As an older adult, I do have some advice for you. Since he owns this house, his credit has suffered with the bankruptcy and back taxes. Don't let your credit suffer. If you can get the title or deed to transfer to your name, the best option is to sell the home and walk away with whatever profit you can get. You spent money maintaining the home, so hopefully it can sell at a fair price - not a foreclosed price. If you do sell the home, then find a home that is AFFORDABLE where you won't need to claim bankruptcy. I would also consider dumping your boyfriend. There are men out there with better finances.
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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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Sun Jul 9, 2017
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
AJ Hernandez answered:
In my experience calling other agents to sell your home when you have already listed your home with another agent can send the wrong signal, and perhaps offend the others agents while stepping on your agents toes, I would not use this strategy. I would however ask your agent to post to their social media if they have not already then ask your friends, family and co-workers to like and share the post on their social media. Ask your agent to print some flyers then pass them out around your neighborhood, ask local stores and restaurants if they would allow you to post or leave flyers in their place of business. I am NOT a Realtor and only offer loans in Florida so I suggest you discuss this topic with your Realtor in more detail. Hope this helps, God bless! Psalm 20:4 ... more
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Bob Martin answered:
I work with Fairway Mortgage, and have been doing USDA loans since they started back in the late 1990s.....608-575-1978 or
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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Buyers should not be paying a fee to their realtor. Realtors working with buyers are paid from the proceeds of a sale when a home is sold - by the seller. I am noticing that realtors are starting to charge fees to buyers to compensate then for expenses they already spent with other clients. To me this spells GREED. Tell your realtor that you refuse to pay the fee and to waive it. For realtors that refuse to work with buyers because they don't want to pay the fee deserve to have negative reviews written online. ... more
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Wed Jun 21, 2017
Riverwader asked:
He and his family is living in the house. His wife is concerned about what will happen to the house if something happens to me. I have cancer but no symptoms at this time.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Maturner2 answered:
I make 18,000 a year am I qualified for a loan to buy a 150000 house in Columbia sc ?
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Mon Jun 19, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends what the contingency is. If the buyer has a home to sell, yes 48-72 hour first right of refusals can often be bumped. However if it is a mortgage or inspection contingency, then the contract has to run its course and often buyers will not be shown that home as the sale is most likely to go through. I would search for homes not under contract and jump on the new listings as they come on the market ... more
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Sun Jun 18, 2017
John Burke answered:
Hi Mmedina1973,

Yes, the VA will automatically waive the VA Funding Fee as long as you have a service connected disability rating of 10% or more.

Some states will even waive your property taxes if you're a 100% disabled Veteran.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

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Wed Jun 7, 2017
Mary answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Tue Jun 6, 2017
Tfrankie5 asked:
Septic system is sized for a 2 bedroom, seller is showing as a 3 bedroom. What % of the home price is each bedroom valued at?
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Thu May 11, 2017
Pvrushali8 answered:
I just have a question.. I am interested making an offer on a property which was recently treated for water intrusion issues in the basement. I want to conduct a pre- offer inspection but the seller refused. Does this mean there is something fishy about the property? Are pre- offer inspections common in MN? ... more
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 asked:
I have a balance on some credit cards that I could get down before the approval and 110k in income when added to my wife's. Paid off 13 2 years early but have a few late payments on credit…
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
svenbrendel answered:
Probably, but you will pay higher interest and won't get a big loan - but probably enough to buy something decent in IA.
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Lsylovecarol asked:
Hello, I want to purchase a condo/apartment in Madison as a F-1 Visa holder for personal use (I have no credit card so I assume there's no credit history). I spoke to a mortgage consultant…
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