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Tue Sep 22, 2015
Nan Brennan answered:
Hi Sarah,
One question, do you have a down payment? The larger the down payment the more likely you will be able to find someone to do a rent to own.
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
Dianne Andrews answered:
You should look at a lot of homes and start asking questions about how old is this , that, pest report, look at the general condition of homes, and evaluate each home and its price, like on an excel spread sheet. You will eventually find that you can pinpoint which top 3 homes provide you the most value. Once you have narrowed it down to the house you like, ACT FAST, aggressively, then order a home inspection report, this will tell you everything wrong about the property, and a pest report if the house does not have one already. If there is significant work to be done, get estimates from contractors , then you should try to negotiate the price down, or have the seller get the work done, preferably you do the work, so there is no problem of quality of work done. Information is power, go compare houses! ... more
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Nan Brennan answered:
Condo fees are $218 mo. If you would like me to send you the full MLS sheet feel free to send me an email.
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Marina Solo asked:
Intead buying first home, buy a DUPLEX w/3.5% down, FHA. 2 yrs later, buy a 1st home. Collect $900/mo CF f/duplex, pay for yr house ($900/mo approx will cover $120k loan)
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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Justin C. Scott answered:
Are you currently looking to rent or to buy?

If you are looking to buy
-How is your credit?
-Job history?

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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Shane Renard answered:
Any finance institute is going to look at credit score. To purchase a home you need a 680. He will have to get a loan to cover the majority of this land contract.
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Dan Simon answered:
This would be a good question for a local Realtor. The contract should allow for an inspection period. A good "buyer's agent" should be able to add a contingency to the contract that would protect you and let you retain your earnest money deposit if the inspection results are not to your complete satisfaction. The only out of pocket expense you would incur would be the cost of the home inspection. ... more
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
The drawback I can see from waiting is losing out on the historical low interest rate. Who knows what the interest rate would be next year. Right now it is below 4 percent- usually for creditworthy mortgage applicants.

Will it be the same next year? Who knows? The next favorable condition is that the prices of the houses have not spiked yet. Will it be higher next year? Maybe, as we are seeing inventories getting low.

Best of Luck.
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Jeff Jansen answered:
Hi, Currently I do not have any 4 or 5 bedroom homes available. Also, I do not offer rent-to-own leases. Good luck in your search.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Alisa,

You need to contact an attorney and have all your rental/lease paperwork available.

As for continuing to pay the rent - if you are living there, you need to pay rent or you are trespassing/squatting which is illegal. If you don't want to pay the rent, you should move out.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Divya answered:
Hi Blog,

Which home are you referring to? Please include the link, now I am curious :)

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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Marina Solo answered:
We handle RENTAL as well as SALES. Please call my agent, Marilynn 920-471-2753, she will help you. Marina Solo, Green Bay Real Estate
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Fri May 31, 2013
Shane Renard answered:
Did you find a rental yet? My investors have many for rent. Mostly homes.
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Wed Aug 29, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
A Property's WORTH is temporarily determined when someone spends their money to buy it:
At that moment in time; the TRUE WORTH is set.

In the absence of a SALE; we use an Appraisal to determine Market Value.

In the Absence of an Appraisal; we use a CMA, (comparative market analysis) to determine value.

I hope that answers your question.
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Fri May 31, 2013
Millie Lumpkin answered:
Are you working with an agent? Make sure that you are appropriately priced for your area. Review your agent's marketing plan including the listing. Your agent should be getting feedback from agents showing your house. ... more
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Alex Roup answered:
Follow link below to available homes.
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Wed Aug 29, 2012
Brett Bolzenthal answered:

Rentals can be a great asset right now. I am very familiar with the area as I was born and raised there. You can email me if you would like brettb I would like to find out more about your situation and what you are looking for. Price range, Side by Side duplex, single family homes?

Thank you
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Bennett Notz answered:
Are you questioning the financing of the condo or suggestions on where and what's available. I a friend of mine has a nice condo listed on alpine drive, which is direct access to the highway and 5 minutes from UWGB. ... more
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Tim Page answered:
If you are working with your Realtor, you’ll want to ask her/him to review all sales within ½ mile from city homes, 1 mile from suburban and 5 miles for homes on larger lots and/or country homes.
Look at listings, closed sales and pending sales.

Place most of the emphases on the closed sales that are most like the property you would like to buy. If you are not using a Realtor, hire an appraiser to complete an appraisal.

If you understand how to select comparable sales, ask a realtor to provide all comps in the area. Many of them will do this for you at no cost. Some may charge a small fee, but it will be worth it.

My website will teach you how to select comparable sales and what to look for when buying.
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Divya answered:
Hi Annie,

I love ranch homes! Take a look at the directory of listings here:,WI/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type/

Hope that helps you.

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