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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Jackie asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
GTOptions answered:
Its seriously terrific that how one can buy just going through the pictures. If you are really interested in buying a house then you have to visit the house and have to see it on your own, it would be more satisfying than going through the photographs. ... more
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Ms.angelma asked:
Is it going to be hard to find a 2 to 3 bedroom in or around madison in a good neighborhood that's not extremely strict on your credit or background .
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Sun Jul 13, 2014
Julie Budrow answered:
The answer it - it depends. It depends on what type of financing you will be using and what your credit score actually is, and your budget. I am unsure what you mean by your background. There are definitely many quality neighborhoods in Madison and its surrounding communities. ... more
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Tue Oct 9, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Hypothetically, if you were still there on Monday,
I wonder how long it would take them to evict you?
Hypothetically, of course.
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Sun Nov 13, 2011
Matthew Heitmann Team answered:
I just actually posted a blog on that today!

Here is an excerpt:
Tips for Purchasing a Foreclosure

The housing slump that has affected the country over the past few years has created a large supply of foreclosed homes. This can be a good thing for buyers that take necessary precautions when looking at a home. Here are some tips for those buyers interested in buying a foreclosure.
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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Brady O'leary answered:
Hi Mary,
Please fell free to call me and discuss your question. If can help you get in touch with the right people necessary to answer your questions.

Brady O'Leary
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Sun Jun 5, 2011
Patricia Jones answered:
You can find the lender by going to the court house and locating the Attorney for the address in question. From there they can give you the asset manager of the lender and try to get them to entertain an offer, If it is backed by a the VA FHA OR RURAL DEVELOPMENT there will be some red tape.

Hope this helps,,,,,

Patty Jones
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Romano:

You have a couple choices such as leasing to own or finding a owner who will carry a loan (surprisingly called an owner-carry). There are several websites on which you can find lease-to-own properties (check google), which may be your best bet of these two options because an owner-carry requires that you convince the owner that you really are good for the payments. This may be hard if you have bad credit or little credit history.

However, you should talk to a lender. Mortgage brokers can help you figure out what you need to do to repair your credit if it is bad. If your problem is that you have a limited credit history, a lender may be able to establish that you are a good credit risk by looking into payments that would not feed into your credit score, such as utility payments, rent payments, etc.

If you do need help understanding your credit score, I would suggest you check out my blog post at:

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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Sherri Sherpy answered:
There are only 2 programs left that offer 100% financing... if you are eligible for VA or if you purchase a home in an eligible area for a USDA loan.
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Fri Aug 3, 2012
Mikey answered:
You should be able to locate selling prices here:
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Tue May 28, 2013
John Badalamenti answered:
In ANY market that you are selling, you need to know:
1-What the "market absorption rate" is for your neighborhood (3-6 mos average)
2-What the average differential (list/sold price) is for you neighborrhood (3-6 mos average)

Adjust your price below the market absorption rate to gain momentum and market interest. Also, you need a "pull all the stops" marketing approach.

Do things that other Sellers aren't. Hold a weeknight open house. make it fun. Be different. Be bold. Be SOLD!

Also, you'r home has been on the market during one of the slowest time of the year. I am sure it will pick up shortly - the pool of spring Buyers are starting to hit the market. I held an open house for one of my listings Sunday and had 13 couples (26 or more people).

I am sure you have a good agent who has your best interest in mind.

Best of luck!
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