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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
Start by researching on your own. There are so many online real estate resources these days.

Once you get an idea of what is out there and perhaps what price range, house specifics (how many beds/baths, how much property, how much square footage, neighborhood, etc.), then start interviewing agents. Your question is bound to attract a lot of agents who will tell you to contact them. Instead, interview as many agents in person as it takes until you feel comfortable with one who has the knowledge, personality, patience and an obvious interest in what you need/want. Do not settle or get pushed into anything that is uncomfortable for you.

All cash is great but leave room for other costs associated with buying a home (inspection and title search are important) as well as a comfortable cushion for the normal (and not always so normal) house expenses that crop up.
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Thu Jul 1, 2010
Mini Samuel answered:
Hi...I can put you in touch with a local loan oficer who will be able to answer any and all of your questions..That would be your best place to start...
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Sun Sep 26, 2010
Dp2 answered:
Besides working with agents, you might also consider working with other investors (especially wholesalers).
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
As the seller you have the option to accept or reject or counter the offer. My suggestion is to see how much activity you get at your asking price. If there isn't enough activity or if you are only getting low offers you may want to consider reducing your asking price. It really depends on how motivated you are to sell. ... more
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Wed May 12, 2010
Dp2 answered:
I hope this thread doesn't degenerate into yet another "you really should use an agent to sell" diatribe.

As an investor, sometimes it's easier to sell properties via an agent, and other times it's easier to sell them as FSBOs. In the cases where I opt for FSBO, the commission has absolutely NO influence in my decision making. I've already accounted for the selling-side commission related costs when I purchased the property, so the commissions are a non-issue. The primary reason I'd opt to not use an agent for selling properties is that I didn't find one who was flexible enough to with me. In other words, if I sense that most agents in an area aren't comfortable working on deals with creative financing, then I most likely won't work with them--even for cash-only deals. I'm deeply concerned about the relationship for the long-term. I want to work with someone who's flexible and open-minded. ... more
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
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Wed Jul 8, 2009
Anne Nelson answered:
Please review the fine print of your contract. There should not be any fees involved but there needs to be some form of notification that you want to cancel your listing and a form that needs to be signed by you. ... more
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Mon Jun 21, 2010
Rose Bogosian answered:
Hi Buyer from Kansas, Yes Allendale is a stable neighborhood, Historical with some prestigious homes in area, near Lake Michigan, quant neighborhood. Southeast side of Kenosha. Desirable area. Homes generally sell quickly in normal market, with some on the market a very short time.
Let me know if you need anything else.
Sincerely,
Rose Bogosian
Gonnering Realty Inc.
Rose@GonneringRealty.com
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Tue Jun 9, 2009
Aschemy04 asked:
The auction company had my put down $7,000 and told me we would know if Fannie Mae would accept my winning bid or not in 15 days. What is the 15 days for? What are my chances of actual...
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Sun May 17, 2009
Gramps asked:
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Mon May 18, 2009
Rose Bogosian answered:
Hi Gramps,
The home located at 7929 15th Ave. Kenosha,WI is listed at $195,000. It was built in 1960, has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths located on .26 acres, with a 2 car attached garage. Let me know if you would like more details, you can email me directly at Rose@GonneringRealty.com ... more
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Fri May 1, 2009
Mary Lockman answered:
If you would like to work with a highly skilled real estate professional in your area, I would be delighted to recommend someone to you. You see agents in the profession know what to look for in an outstanding agent. What is their Internet presence, do they make custom flyers, do circle mailings around your home, syndicate you to 50 or more websites, what is their presence in Google, do they do broker opens for you, and what are their real estate certifications? These are just some of the concerns, but the bottom line is that your agent may have done all this and more for you already. The market is tough but you will need every opportunity to sell a home that is not at the current market price. Remember though price will be your number one factor in whether you can sell a home or not, and also remember that this is a historic buyers market. ... more
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Fri Nov 7, 2008
Lawrence&Sheila Agranoff answered:
Never heard of not mentioning a bathroom if it's in a basement. Call your board of realtors in the area you live and ask them. We agree that listing 2 baths, instead of 1 is a bigger incentive to buyers. Maybe you need a CO in your area and that is what your realtor is concerned about. In any event, ask him exactly why it is not permitted. ... more
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Sun May 17, 2009
Mike Herman answered:
Thank You very much for noticing this. We have changed it.

Yours for better service,

Mike Herman
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
The Hagley Group answered:
This is the site I use....click in the lower right hand corner.
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Sat Apr 11, 2009
Ben Aughenbaugh answered:
Joanna,

As you know, there are many factors that determine market value within a certain location. What I can tell you however, are the statistics that can help you identify whether or not the real estate you are about to purchase for investment is in line with the estimated values of surrounding properties.

In Outagamie county, for example:

Estimated median house/condo value - $147,185
Wisconsin - $152,600

In fact, another great resource are the Trulia Heat Maps, which will help you visually compare prices & popularity by state, county, city or neighborhood. These maps can be a great indicator of whether or not there is strong interest for people seeking homes in a given area.

I have included the link below, and wish you luck on your investment.
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