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Home Buying in Wisconsin : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 5, 2015
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Dear Granny,

I'm assuming you mean credit union? I would suggest that something is wrong here. It is almost unheard of to put an offer on a home without a pre-approval and in some cases, it is not allowed. Well.... let me elaborate on this. The term "pre-approval" is so often used when, in fact, what we mean is a pre-qualification. However, either way, I think you need to talk with the supervisor. I personally do not know of any agent that will spend time with a buyer without knowing whether or not they can actually afford to buy the home.

Your lender should be able to give you a preliminary pre-qualification or pre-approval based on credit scores and what you tell them. Then this document will sometimes qualify with certain conditions that need to be met. If you need a good lender, I work with several honest hardworking lenders that would be happy to do this for you.

If you are interested, email me and I'll forward their information on to you.

Best of luck in your house hunting.
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Malinda Trimberger answered:
Hello Melissa,
The home you inquired about is for sale and not for rent. Our company does not facilitate rentals, however, I can post what you are searching for in my office. Do you have specific # bedrooms and price? Do you have pets? You may also want to check craigslist and the Green Bay Press Gazette ~ they are a great resource for rental properties in the area. Thank you, Malinda Trimberger ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Rich Moen answered:
The fee is $300/mo.
Condo fee covers: Common Area Insur.; Trash Collection; Common Area Maint.; Pool Service; Sewer; Water.

I will check on yard and snow removal.
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Connie Fitzgerald answered:
This is a great question. Has your home already gone to foreclosure? If it has, it would be difficult getting a loan so you would have to attempt paying in CASH as your credit would have been hurt during the process (late payments and so forth). ... 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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Sat Jan 18, 2014
Eric D Lenz answered:
If you have enough equity in the land, that can be your down payment. Good luck!
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Sunnie Zemaj answered:
I live in that same area myself.......There are many conflicting points of view.I focus on the ease of transportation,hospitals nearby,shopping,great schools.As far as the casino goes,it is still in negotiations.If you have more questions,swing me an e-mail.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Judy Braund answered:
Are you the Realtor, friend, neighbor of the owner of the property? If you are the realtor, always be honest. If I was the Buyer, I would want to know. You may have to prove how you know of these defects, are they from reliable sources?. Judy Braund
Keller Williams Crossroads, Madison, WI
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Regret to hear of your situation.

You are not likely to get sued, but more likely to loose your Earnest
deposit, in the event you have removed all your contingencies.
If you have not done so, then you have a great chance of backing out
of the contract.

You may also want to check with your partner's employer if they can
keep him on the job till you close the deal. As to get a Home Loan you
need to have a Job, to qualify.

Good luck.
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Nan Brennan answered:
Its hard to determine without seeing the home and doing a market analysis. If this is your home Id be happy to do a free analysis.
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Gary Haffeman answered:
Lake Winnebago frontage is about $ 2200/ ft.. The frontage on Lake Butte des Morts maybe a bit higher I.e. $2500/ ft..
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Nan Brennan answered:
Im not sure what your asking? Could you give me more information?
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
None answered:
Hi Peggy,

Yes, you can submit an offer to purchase on that condo subject to the sale and closing of your house. However, until you remove that contingency, you could be bumped off as the primary offer by another buyer. This means that you might have spent money on home inspections, testing and loan applications that, if bumped, you will not get back.

Usually, sellers prefer to see non-contingent offers and might want a higher price from you than if you didn't need to sell, first, especially if your home is not yet on the market.

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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Mike Richgels Team answered:
Yes, there is an accepted offer on this property.
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
George Raymondo answered:

The assessed value and the appraised value don't always match. Myself, I would contact a local appraiser and have them review the other appraiser's findings and see what they say. But what can make the appraisal carry little more weight is the type of license that the appraiser holds. There are three types of Appraisers in your state.

1.) Licensed Appraiser that requires the least amount of education.
2.) Certified Residential Appraiser, which require more education.
3.) Certified General which requires double the education requirements as first one I listed.

Best of Luck!
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Patrick Monaghan asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Janelle,

You can always ask the seller to complete the repairs (in writing) but they don't have to. Talk to your Realtor about requesting repairs. If you ask and the seller says 'no', you can do them yourself (if allowed by your lender) or cancel contract. However, if the seller won't do them think really hard if you want a house with safety issues and mold.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Rich Moen answered:
Not nessesarily. Many times the Seller looks at it as an uneeded expense. You can offer to pay for it as the buyer.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
David Mays answered:

Utilities (gas & electric) and water all depend on usage, but if you're one person as opposed to a 5-member family, a good estimate for those would be $150/month. Add in phone, internet and TV and that's probably another $80-$125. The utilities are public so if before you purchase a house, I would check those out. The other items can be bundled to save money but they're still a sizable cost to monthly housing, even if you ditch the landline for cellular ... more
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