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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
I'm wondering if I should pay off current home before purchasing vacant lot and building future home, or purchase vacant lot and keep mortgage,
You are missing vital pieces of information to answer your question (e.g. interest paid, interest earned, time, costs, etc.).
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 9, 2015 Home Buying in 48602
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Diana Hellman answered:
Are you finding a lot of homes you are interested in are already gone before you can put an offer in?
I think it's true that across the board, with the extremely cold weather up to now, we see fewer homes than usual coming to market and that creates an increase in the value of especiall ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2015 Home Buying in Saginaw
Derek Tunison, Other/Just Looking in Clinton Township, MI
Derek Tunison answered:
If I've found a house that I like online, do I need to hire a realtor from the company that is selling the home?
Megan,

You can choose to use and Realtor and Mortgage professional you like. I write mortgage's in all of Michigan and work out of Macomb Township. If you need help obtaining a pre ... more
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Ray Spitler, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Ray Spitler answered:
I need to find a good and patient real estate agent for my area.
Hi Tammy, you can start by asking your friends or family who they have used and are happy with. If they don't have any recommendations for you, perhaps doing search from Realtor's in y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Buying in 48601
Ryan Seiffer…, Real Estate Pro in Saginaw, MI
Ryan Seifferlein answered:
Which area is more desirable Golfside or Sawmill? Is Golfside considered the township or the city? Do you foresee these areas retaining their value.?
I can't say that one is more desirable than the other, it depends on what you are looking for in a neighborhood. Golfside is located in Saginaw Township but it is right at the edge of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Home Buying in Saginaw
Mark Wygent, Home Buyer in 21721
Mark Wygent answered:
As a Real Estate Agent, I would like to know as a home buyer or seller, what is the most important thing you look for when selecting an agent?
Someone who cannot disguise their interest in and commitment to matching their client's desires with the right home. Every purchaser and every sales agent is a person, and as varied as ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Buying in 48603
Melissa Rise…, Real Estate Pro in Saginaw, MI
Melissa Riselay answered:
Looking to buy in 50k region Single family home to rent out
Hello Ashling,

If you are interested in the Saginaw, MI area I could be of help! I am a local agent and would be happy to talk with you about several properties that would make for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 27, 2013 Home Buying in Saginaw
Dianna Lake, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Dianna Lake answered:
where do you go to find crime stats?
You can check the community or city website for the crime stats or you can go to the local city offices and obtain the information as well.

Kind Regards,
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 10, 2013 Home Buying in Saginaw
Margo Borkin, Real Estate Pro in West Bloomfield, MI
Margo Borkin answered:
How can I get a listing of all homes that are available for land contract in Saginaw county?
You can contact a local realtor in that area and they can set you up with a search. Land Contracts are rare though. The seller would have to have the home paid off in order to do a land ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Buying in Saginaw
Ab2530, Home Buyer in Scottsdale, AZ
Ab2530 answered:
We are buying a condo, but one of the two sellers may die before we close. What can/should the sellers do and is there anything we can do?
Thanks to everyone for their comments. We did suggest that our realtor mention to the sellers' realtor about the wife obtaining power of attorney for her ailing husband. In answer to o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 22, 2013 Home Buying in Saginaw
Ray Spitler, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Ray Spitler answered:
Is there any way to find out why a pa fell thru? or how much was offered?
The listing Agent may provide some insight as to why the deal did not close, but not always. In most cases it is due to Buyer financing and not a problem with the property. It could als ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in 48603
Anna Welchner, Real Estate Pro in Saginaw, MI
Anna Welchner answered:
What is a good rule for offering lower than the asking price?
HUD homes are hard to offer much less than asking. If its been up for 6 months though than maybe you could offer less and get it. I would check homes that have sold in that area with th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Home Buying in 48603
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
How do I find out how long a house has been on the market.?
Just as Pamala advised, a local real estate professional is your best resource.
Pamala phone number is on her Trulia profile.

There are two numbers in which you should have interest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Home Buying in 48603
Eric Michael, Real Estate Pro in Northville, MI
Eric Michael answered:
I'm in chapter 13 since 2009 I dont know my credit score
It all depends on when your bankruptcy is actually discharged. You can get a copy of your credit report for free online.

Read my blog about it below.
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Home Buying in Saginaw
Vernidia Hib…, Home Buyer in Saginaw, MI
Vernidia Hibbler answered:
1749 Bro mor st saginaw, michigan 48602
I see the homes posted the only kind I like is Ranch Style ONLY
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Home Buying in Saginaw
Eric Michael, Real Estate Pro in Northville, MI
Eric Michael answered:
How do I go about getting a realtor? I've sent emails, I havent gotten a phone call from one. Do I call or will they call me.?
Like Alan said, the best thing to do is to call them direct. If they don't get back with you in a reasonable time, call another one.

Once you get one on the phone, ask questions. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Home Buying in Saginaw
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
My ex husband wrecked my credit and my fiance and I are desperately trying to move to a better neighborhood for our children.
Good morning Nichole,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the folks ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 28, 2012 Home Buying in Saginaw
Mary, Other/Just Looking in Shawnee County, KS
Mary answered:
is the home at 2144 Nebraska Ave Saginaw Mi. 48601 ,sold or is it still for sale
Is the home on 2006 so. 10th st for sale or is it sold.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 9, 2011 Home Buying in 48601
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
I am a first time home buyer. I was pre approved for a FHA loan. My first problem I ran into was my credit score which is a 613 I submitted all of my
Wow, you are really getting a runaround! It sounds like your Loan Officer suffers from the age old "LOD" or "Loan Officer Disease." I've been a Mortgage Loan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 8, 2011 Home Buying in 48602
Ray Spitler, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Ray Spitler answered:
When I sell my house, how do I buy the next one before I close?I need the money from this house to buy the next one.how does this work?
In this market, it is difficult to make an offer on another home "subject to the sale" of your present one. It reduces your bargaining power on the new home, and if accepted, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 28, 2011 Home Buying in 48604
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