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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Gosh, she shouldn't be giving her opinion, particularly when it is pointing out things that are wrong with the place.
If she can't concentrate on the positive, she should not say anything.

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Egr answered:
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Egr answered:
I have a new house that one can buy with no money down. Call 920 242 2734 or email egr@netzero.net
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Fri Sep 30, 2011
Mark Cherney answered:
Although Green Bay really have few neighborhoods that would be considered undesireable, 811 S Irwin is located in a popular area known as Astor Park. This location is convenient because it is neaer both a East-West main corridor ( Mason Street and a North-South corridor ( Webster Ave) and you and drive to most parts of the metro area in 15 minutes or less. Astor park consists of affordable homes in neighborhoods that are primarily made up of Owner Occupied homes. ... more
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Thu May 30, 2013
Brian Rayl answered:
I am not in the GB/NE area, but if you are interested in doing the same thing in the Dallas area, I would love to talk to you.

It's more than real estate. it's RAYL-Estate!

Brian Rayl
Keller Williams Elite - Dallas, TX
972-949-4222
Brian@Rayl-Estate.com
http://BrianRayl.com
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Tue Jun 14, 2011
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Sun Apr 3, 2011
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Robins and Lloyd is an excellent school and they prepare you very well for the State exam. They are located on Silverspring in Milwaukee, but they have distant learning as well. I don't know what is available in Green Bay, but I would strongly advise that you have some kind of live training. You really get much more out of live class. The other way is to go directly through Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing. They also have an online class and I believe it is less expensive.

You will definitely want to hook up with a company when beginning to work as an agent. A small company that is willing to take on an inexperienced agent and willing to train and show you the ropes would be best.

Hope this helps.
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Mon May 5, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Much will depend on just how poor your credit is, and your overall finances--therefore do consider visiting with any qualified loan officer(s) first; after reviewing your overall financial information, your loan officer can make a determination on qualification--the type of loan, how much, necessary downpayment, etc.; if for some reason you don't yet qualify, your loan officer may offer great suggestions as to what needs to be done in order to qualify in the near future. ... more
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Steven D Arendt answered:
Yes, Wells Fargo on University has several Spanish speaking employees and lenders.
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Karina asked:
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Karina,

Try this link.

www.wheda.com/root/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id

copy and past in url and hit enter
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Mon Jun 7, 2010
Stacy Carter answered:
Choua,
Successful real estate investors have a team of professionals they rely on. A Realtor, a lender, a closing attoney and a good contractor. Assemble a great team and you'll have the winning combination.

Don't forget that there are lender programs that allow you to borrow funds for renovations!

Good luck,
Stacy Carter
Home Appreciators Real Estate & Renovations
at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers
678-641-6631
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Tue May 25, 2010
Colleen McMahon answered:
Scoobynomics,
You can call a local real estate office. Many of us do know some agents that only handle BPO's.

Good Luck!

Colleen
Century 21 Crest
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-646-7419

Go Packers!
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Tue Nov 23, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
A buyers agents job is to get the best deal for the buyer. Many agents thrive on getting that best deal.

An agent does get a percentage of the final sale price, however, the difference in sale price would have to be quite a bit to make a large difference in the commission the agent will receive. An agent could save you tens of thousands in sale price and it would only be a few hundred dollars to the agent. ... more
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Thu Apr 1, 2010
Nan Brennan answered:
Jules
Anything is possible with a short sale. It seems you are having some concerns or issues with your real estate transaction. I would highly suggest you consult either a real estate agent who specializes in short sales in Green Bay or a real estate atty. If you already are working with a realtor, I would suggest talking with them regarding your concerns. Each bank involved in a short sale does things differently and no one short sale is alike.
Nan Brennan
Century 21 First Realty
Appleton
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Fri May 31, 2013
Gerard Dunn answered:
You can find someone on Trulia - or you can get a local recommendation from a friend or family member.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Nan Brennan answered:
Contact Bob Lynett with Professional Inpections out of DePere 920-544-1541 I have used him before and he does a great job. Good luck

Nan Brennan
Century 21 First Realty
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Dianne Hicks answered:
Jules
Chances are no matter what a Realtor is going to get paid. Why would you not one that has your best interest in the process. A Realtor representing seller is obligated to represent the seller and their best interest.

Good Luck!!!
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Mon Dec 21, 2009
Al Akerman answered:
A high percentage of the country is in a declining market which causes appraisals to come in low.

I have seen it in NY and NJ plenty of times.

You are correct that you (as the seller ) will not be protected if the appraisal comes in low.

As a precaution, you can ask your Realtor to make sure there are supportive comps for the sales price of your home, but it is not always a guarantee that an appraiser would accept them. There are many reasons why an appraiser will use some comps over others.

Having said that, there won't be any extra costs to you if the buyer gets an FHA loan. The buyer might also have an easier time obtaining an FHA loan because of various factors related to their income, assets and credit.

What you could do is delay signing the ammendatory clause until after the appraisal is done. Most lenders don't require it in order to start the loan. They could even issue a committment to the buyer and condition that the ammendatory be signed sometime before closing.

This way, by contract, the buyer might still tied to obtaining conventional financing.

Please run this idea by your attorney.

Hope this was helpful.

Good luck.
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Fri Sep 11, 2009
Debi Prosek answered:
The area median income (AMI) is a statistic generated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for purposes of determining the eligibility of applicants for certain federal housing programs. HUD determines AMI on an annual basis for each metropolitan area and non-metropolitan county, making adjustments for household size and other factors. Different housing programs use different percentages of AMI – such as 30 percent of AMI or 80 percent of AMI – as maximum income limits for admission. Many state and localities have adopted HUD’s income limits for their own programs, or use a variation on the HUD limits – for example, 120 percent of AMI.

Click on the link below for more details from HUD.
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