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Wisconsin Dells : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 19, 2015
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Barbara Drolson answered:
Check with your Dells employer to see if they have housing available. Good Luck.
Barb Drolson
Wisconsin Dells Realty
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Mon Dec 17, 2012
Lorre Deppe answered:
I would suggest you do a counter offer and see where this takes you. In this "buyers market, everyone is looking for a deal and a lot of transactions are beginning very low. Go down a bit and see what they counter at if at all. This will tell you where they are heading and if they are serious.

I hope that helps in some way.

I wish you the best and work with an experienced realtor to assist you if possible

Lorre Deppe, Realtor
First Weber Group, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton
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Sat Sep 1, 2012
Lorre Deppe answered:
I agree with Kent, do your research on the your own by driving by at different times of day and night and chat with the neighbors. Go to the local police department and see about crime statistics etc.

Be pro-active on your own and get to know the neighborhood you are about to move into.

I hope that helps and good luck on your new home :)
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Sat Sep 1, 2012
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Wed May 2, 2012
Lorre Deppe answered:
Yes there is a Condo/Townhome community called Lake in the Dells on Rt. 13 about 10 minutes North of downtown dells.
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Sun Oct 31, 2010
Debby Thompson answered:
I would take the contract to an lawyer and ask the questions to him or her. Without writing the contract it would be hard to advise you on anything in the contract. Did you have a real estate agent write it for you? If so I would contact that agent and have them go over what you have signed. If you still have questions and they have not answered them for you, I would find a real estate attorney.
Debby Homestead Realty INC
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Sat Oct 30, 2010
Beth Goethel answered:

I think you've probably already gotten your answer but I was going to say that based on the information given, you should contact a lender to explore your options. There are a lot of great programs out there that you may qualify for.

Good Luck!

Beth Goethel, Realtor
Bunbury & Associates
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Mon Oct 18, 2010
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
I thank all of you who responded. It is my hope to help otherwise renters to be home owners and try to educate them on the process of home buying.

In response to FSBO success. I understand you're feeling a bit perturbed about this question. So let me ask you another. Wouldn't you rather pay a small percentage of your sale to get it sold than to sit on it for a year or more. Agents like myself spend a lot of time and money promoting our services to find buyers for your home. Don't you think we should get paid for that service?

On the flip side....I have brought buyers to FSBO homes or homes for sale by limited service companies and ended up doing all of the work for both sides of the transaction. And usually when it is a For Sale By Owner that is exactly what happens because the seller, in most cases, has no clue how to move forward to closing. I do not mean any disrespect to you, however, as I know that there are a few home owners who have actually done their homework and are a joy to work with..............but that is extremely rare.

So back to your comment. Why would a seller expect a hard working agent to bring a buyer to their property and do most of the work in getting it closed but not get paid?? You think that the buyer should pay a commission to sell YOUR house? Hmmmm...........
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Sun Sep 5, 2010
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Yes, I was watching that. I don't understand many things that happen on Trulia.

Thanks for the invite. I'll check it out.

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Sun Aug 15, 2010
Linda Lorenzo answered:
What do you mean by a quick sale? If you are talking about pricing a home well so it sells quickly that has no effect on your credit. If as I suspect you are talking about a short sale (where you sell for less than your loan balance) then yes that can effect your credit. Check with a local lender and ask them the ramifications, they can usually give you an idea of how many points it will cost on your FICO score. ... more
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Brent Dorner answered:
It is best to give a price range because that will likely change the answer. Also you probably would only be concerned about a certain price range. As price range increases, days on the market also increase. ... more
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Wed Apr 14, 2010
Emelia Sanchez answered:
Great question, I would argue that the Mortgage Holders are not a party to the contract and you already have one between the buyer and seller but as Eric said below contact the IRS and let us know what they advised. ... more
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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
As a further clarification, if you file an amended 2009 tax return to claim your credit, rather than wait until the 2010 filing, and you have already paid your 2009 taxes in full................Uncle Sam, great fellow that he is, will send you a check for the full $8000 (assuming you qualify!). ... more
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Mon Jun 8, 2009
Misty Renfrow answered:
I apologize for the lengthy answer, but this is good information from the National Assoc. of Home Builders:

Some people have thought first time buyer means that you have never had a mortgage, this is not correct. The $8,000 tax credit is for first time home buyers. Regardless the type of home, you cannot have had your name on the deed of a property for the past 3 years, from the date of purchase.
The law defines "first-time home buyer" as a buyer who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase. For married taxpayers, the law tests the homeownership history of both the home buyer and his/her spouse.

For example, if you have not owned a home in the past three years but your spouse has owned a principal residence, neither you nor your spouse qualifies for the first-time home buyer tax credit. However, unmarried joint purchasers may allocate the credit amount to any buyer who qualifies as a first-time buyer, such as may occur if a parent jointly purchases a home with a son or daughter. Ownership of a vacation home or rental property not used as a principal residence does not disqualify a buyer as a first-time home buyer.

Any home that will be used as a principal residence will qualify for the credit. This includes single-family detached homes, attached homes like townhouses and condominiums, manufactured homes (also known as mobile homes) and houseboats. The definition of principal residence is identical to the one used to determine whether you may qualify for the $250,000 / $500,000 capital gain tax exclusion for principal residences.
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Wed Dec 31, 2008
David Wakeman answered:
This is really decided by your States real estate law. I would talk with your Broker and your board about the best way to handle this issue.
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