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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Michelle Marking answered:
I have done numerous short sales and foreclosures. My clients rely on me to treat them like family. Know that I would do my best to help them through the short sale process. You can reach me at 608-277-2734 or Thank you. ... more
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
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Sat Sep 8, 2012
Seth Peterson answered:
In Wisconsin, it is typical that a Buyer does not pay the Buyer's Agent commission. So I don't think you need to work out a contract like you are talking about. Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss buyer agency further. ... more
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Bill E answered:
What does your Realtor's research indicate?

If you don't have one, this is why you need one. Preferably YOUR realtor is YOUR Realtor and not the Listing Agent.

Sure, the average list-to-sale ratio overall is 95%...but what if the house you *really want* after scouring the marketplace for weeks just underwent a significant price reduction?

Do you want to lose the best house you have been able to find over a relatively small amount of money?
In real life, it doesn't matter what you Offer, it matters what the Seller will accept. They may have a payoff, need a certain amount of equity to buy their next place, a 'bottom line' as it were. If this is the best house for the money, make the best offer you can. The market is efficient...the best values go quickly and for close to list or over. The scratch & dent items take longer to sell and don't command top dollar. You should be able to tell the difference after diligently evaluating all the alternatives available.

Balance how disappointed you will be if someone else buys it with how confident you are that there is another house just as good or better for the same or less money.

If you have done you "Home Work", the answer will be obvious.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Eric Reusch answered:
Hi Jocelyn, great question. We beak down the Madison market into smaller areas than that, If you give me a little more info on what you really want, I'll send you all the data you need - pardon any syntax errors, on my mobiile Eric Reusch . ... more
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Mark Gladue answered:

Downtown Madison is a great place! When choosing a condo it will be important to know what the rental policy is that has been created by the Association. Rentals are extremely popular and I get at least 5 inquiries each week for a Downtown condo rental. Depending upon the building and the size of the unit you could expect between $1100 for smaller units up to over $3000 for penthouse units.

Feel free to call or e-mail me with specific questions on the building you are interested in and I can help you find the average rental prices and rental policies.

Have a good evening.

Mark Gladue
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask people you may know for broker recommendations, or contact and interview in person a few local agents from different realty companies, then choose the one you like best and who has the most to offer; choose your agent with care.... ... more
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Matthew Heitmann Team answered:
Dear Ms. Winberry,

There is one home that matches that criteria. Visit the link below for further information. Let me know if I can assist you further!
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Brent Dorner answered:
Hi Jake,

If your asking for a Realtor's opinion we are not allowed to answer such questions. I would contact the local police department and see what they think, ask them how many and what type of calls they get in that neighborhood. I would also drive around the area during different times of the day and different days of the week and feel the place out.

Good Luck,
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
John & Vicky Schroeder answered:
Many of the condo association's approvals have expired for the Middleton area, but there are currently 3 listed that are in an approved association. Priced around $110,000 to $125,000. What range are you looking in? Are you already working with a Realtor? If not email me at
Vicky Schroeder
Restaino & associates
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Mon May 7, 2012
Tom Mikel answered:
Patricia, I would be happy to help you. My number is 608-630-7692. Give me a call and I'll see what I can find for you.
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Wed Mar 6, 2013
Alex Saloutos answered:
There are seven home with four bedrooms currently listed for sale in Dane County that offer a land contract. If you would like me to e-mail you information on these homes, please let me know by calling my cell phone at 608/345-9009 or sending me an e-mail at ... more
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Robert Lange answered:
Are you an agent. If you want to list your home I can help you get it up on the market. I am with Our House Realty
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Judy Braund answered:
Hi Amy, The price you offer for a REO home depends on a number of things - the location, quality of the home, size, how long it has been on the market, etc. I like to do a Comparative Market Survey. That gives us homes of similiar size, etc. that are comparable to the REO. That should show you the value when it is in good repair. I don't know if there is any way to determine if the school district will be redirected. A call to the city of Middleton planning and zoning may be a good start.
If you are not working with a Realtor, I would love to work with you and answer all your concerns,
feel free to call or email me. Regards, Judy Braund, Keller Williams, 608-235-0431
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Wed May 16, 2012
Donna Panico answered:
No, but if the offers mirrors your intent of the terms of the listing agreement you may owe the listing agent a commission because he produced / procured a buyer at your terms.
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
Paul answered:
Good Morning~

Are you looking to purchase or rent?

Paul Anderson
Madison Buyer Agency
(608) 213.1352
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
Bill E answered:
615 W Randolph Chicago IL 60661

Is this a trick question?
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Paul answered:
Are there specific questions you have?

I would be happy to set up a showing appointment, review the property and conduct the due diligence required when considering the purchase of a condo in today's market.

Please feel free to give me a call at (608) 213.1352

Paul Anderson
Madison Buyer Agency

helping Buyers make the best decision possible
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Oggi Kashi answered:
Your best option is to only look at homes that have sold within the past 6 or 12 months. Active listing prices may not reflect the real market value regardless of how long they've been sitting on the market.

Also, think of this as a business decision - include the comps you use with your offer to show the seller you are not trying to lowball.

Best of luck,

Oggi Kashi
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group CA DRE 01844627
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