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Thu Mar 21, 2013
John Riesterer answered:
There are currently 11 properties being marketed in the Village and Town of Back Creek through the Multiple Listing Service. In the past year there were 15 that were sold. This translates into 268 average days on market. ... more
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
John Riesterer answered:
New construction in the City of Menasha that were marketed through the Multiple Listing Service for the past year averaged 95 days on market.
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
John Riesterer answered:
The ones in Outagamie County are held at the Outagamie County Municipal Building to the north of the courthouse in Appleton.
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Sat Oct 6, 2012
Nan Brennan answered:
I Matt,

The best way to get updates on Foreclosed properties is to contact a local real estate agent, it costs you nothing to work with an agent as their commission is paid by the seller. Also,m when looking for an agent get recommendations from friends, family or coworkers dont just pull one off the internet.

Best wishes.
Nan
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Nan Brennan answered:
Tracy,
Your realtor can ask but its doubtful a bank will pay much at all in closing costs, it all depends on the bank. I just had one that paid 1% of the sale price but that was a national bank.

Good luck
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Paul Spoerl answered:
In the last 6 months 61 homes have sold between $95,000 and $110,000. The average home sold for 96% of its asking price. 13 of these homes sold at or above asking price. The average Days on Market was 161 days from the current listing date.

Currently there are 91 homes on the market in this same price range. Last year, another 46 homes sold between 8-19-11 and 2-19-12. With this years market being substantially above lastt years sales you could expect another 60 homes to sell in the same time period this year.

As with any segment of of the Real Estate market, The best of the best sell quickly and at a good price. The rest drag the market down and don't sell or will sell at a reduced price.

I guess you could say that the Real Estate market is alive and well in Appleton!

Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions: (920)540-4708 or paul.spoerl@century21.com
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Thu Aug 16, 2012
Jacci Konkle answered:
I know of quite a few! The ones I can get you into are between the price ranges of $75k to $350k... Please give me a call so we can discuss your exact needs and finances without having it typed out publicly. There's a lot more available than most people realize :0)

You can contact me directly at 920-740-3599 or my email at jaccikonkle@gmail.com .

Take Care,
Jacci
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Brett Bolzenthal answered:
It would appear that you are looking at 148 day average right now in this area. Staging is a major benefit here
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Mon May 21, 2012
Nan Brennan answered:
Kim,

There are many condos in the Fox Valley under $150,000. If you would like me to set up a listing cart for you that will add them for you to review, let me know.

Mam
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Thu May 10, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You really should ask your agent the question, there are no typical commission splits...
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Thu May 10, 2012
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
There are no "typical" commission splits and it is illegal to discuss it. The best way to check on what each agent charges is to interview them and ask them not only how much they charge, but also what they do for you. ... more
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Mon May 7, 2012
Greg Busha answered:
It really depends on the house. The best indicator of the value of real estate is based on recent sales of comparable properties. Do you have an Agent? A REALTOR can help you to answer these questions. Some other things to take into consideration: How old is the appraisal? When was the last time the municipality assessed the Property? Hope this helps! ... more
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Wed May 2, 2012
Paul Spoerl answered:
That is a very good question but difficult to answer. Home values are adjusting all the time and the price range a home is in may go up or down differently than homes in other price ranges. This is no different than a stock.

What I can tell you is that the median home price March for all single family homes sold in Outagamie County is down 4.08% over the same time last year. The number of home sales is actually up 46.6%. If you are buying, don't delay. If you are selling, price it right and it shouldn't last long.

If I can assist you in any way please feel free to contact me at (920)540-4708 or email me at paul.spoerl@century21.com

Paul
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Wed Feb 1, 2012
Paul Spoerl answered:
Rich,

The housing market is looking up! From what I see right now buyers are quite active. It could be a sign of a turn in the market or a result of a very mild winter but I have never been as busy as I have been since Jan 1st. If you would like more specific information on homes like yours feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to help out! ... more
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Fri Jan 6, 2012
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
Read your lease. It's in there!
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Sat Oct 29, 2011
Tom & Nancy Kuczmarski answered:
Sounds like this buyer cannot fulfill his obligations under the contract and you're wasting precious time. It's difficult to say much without knowing what kind of financing this buyer was applying for that required 60 days for a commitment. The good news is you have a bit more than 2 weeks before you can instruct the list agent to draft a cancellation agreement with this purchaser and start over. You could ask list agent to do it now and perhaps buyer would be willing to sign if he knows he can't get a loan. ... more
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Tue Aug 9, 2011
Debby Thompson answered:
I depends what type of loan you are getting. I would talk with your lender. Better be safe then sorry. You could take a picture if your lender can't go to the home for you.
Debby Homestead realty Inc
www.debbyrealtor.com
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Steven D Arendt answered:
I think you have some options even though your credit score might not be the best. First, I would keep working on getting your credit score back into acceptable levels so you can finance in the future. Having the capability to acquire lines of credit or just conventional/commercial financing is critical to any investor. Right now or at any time I would not advise paying high interest rates to acquire cash. I would rather obtain some sort of creative financing like a land contract. Sellers that have investment property usually prefer land contracts because they can defer high capital gains costs. Buyers like it because it will offer them the same opportunity that a bank can offer but with more flexibility. Usually the buyer and seller along with their agent will structure the agreement to include down payment, term and interest rate. The closing process is the same as any other loan. The great thing about these loans is that you can close in a matter of weeks and there are no limitations on how many properties you can close. Your down payment funds could probably be structured from your current properties that are already paid for. You would probably have to pay for an appraisal on your current properties and re-finance to draw a percentage of money to use for down payment on future properties. This is a really good way to acquire more properties and not use direct funds in order to buy. If your credit scores are an issue for a re-finance you might be able to include another investor. When your credit score is at an acceptable level you can re-finance your land contract into a commercial loan or sell your property and make a profit before the land contract expires. You really have many options to acquire property or to make a profit on the sale. Think outside the box and think about ways to obtain financing in a creative way. Stay away from high interest rates to obtain cash. ... more
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Tue Aug 1, 2017
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Raj,

The commission is paid by the seller. The seller contracts with an agent for a certain amount and part of that amount is offered as a "co-broke". The co-broke is the agent who brings the buyer. Your best bet is to interview a minimum of three agents and find a good fit for your needs and personality. If this is your first home, you will want someone who specialized in first-time home buyers. There are many challenges that arise with first-time home buyers and you will need an agent that is both knowledgeable and patient in this area.

Once you choose an agent, don't be afraid to sign a buyer agency. This will ensure that you are committed to that agent and therefore they will be committed to you.
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Mon Oct 19, 2015
Julia answered:
No, Just use a buyers agent. It is a free service and that assures you that the agent is working for you and not the sellers. If you would like help please contact me @ 920-716-8322. I would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect home. : )
Julie
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