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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
What's the best way to improve my credit score and get pre approved to buy my first home?
Start by thinking of credit as a muscle. Use it regularly, exercise it, but don't over use or abuse it. Pay your bills on time or early. Keep your credit balances low, 1/3 or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Credit Score in 48161
Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Simon Campbell answered:
Do I have to get farmland rezoned to build a house on it?
In my experience, a farmland zoning will allow a single family residence to be on the property. Most farmland zoning have minimum size requirements as their main feature. The best answe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 22, 2013 Home Selling in 48161
Terry Farnsw…, Real Estate Pro in Lisle, IL
Terry Farnsworth answered:
Whats next after you paid off all your debt but still have a low score and have new cards in good standing? Only good debt left...
Hi Jess,

The two key factors that are going to determine improvement in your credit score are really two things:

Time and overall utilization

Negative information can stay on y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 27, 2013 Home Buying in 48161
Doug Wellman, Real Estate Pro in Monroe, MI
Doug Wellman answered:
My credit score is 588 -- and we are looking at two different houses in 48161 -- we have never had a mortgage or a house -- do we even QUALIFY to buy?
Hi Lorrie,

I'm a local Realtor here in Monroe and would be more than glad to talk to you about your options. You can call me anytime at 734-625-3316.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Buying in 48161
Nancy Lambrix, Real Estate Pro in Monroe, LA
Nancy Lambrix answered:
Who do I call to see a house?
You can call or text me at 734-735-8684 or E-mail me at nancylambrix@howardhanna.com I can help you with the pre-qualification process and steps in finding you the right home. Thanks, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in 48161
Pam Bava, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, MI
Pam Bava answered:
If I put an offer on a Hud home thats 3000 over and is a cash deal are the chances of the gov. accepting my bid good?
Molee, your chances are good but then again so are everyone else's. Because you have no idea what offers are. As your agent may have told you they looking for highest and best. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 28, 2011 Home Buying in 48161
Karen Paytas, Real Estate Pro in Clinton Twp, MI
Karen Paytas answered:
IM A renter and want to find out if he house i live in is up for taxes and if its taken for taxes do i have to pay rent
You can contact the City in which you live and inquire if the taxes have been paid. Most cities require taxes to go unpaid for 3 years before they foreclose on the property for back ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 30, 2011 Rental Basics in 48161
Steve McHugh, Real Estate Pro in S Pasadena, FL
Steve McHugh answered:
I owe more on my small home that it's worth and have horrible credit. My parents want me to buy their home, and their payments are less than
You should speak with a real estate attorney to explore options on your home. An initial consult should be free.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 15, 2010 Home Buying in 48161
gabriel palo…, Real Estate Pro in Pompano Beach, FL
gabriel palotas answered:
what is normal in michigan,southeast to ask for as far as contingencies,most common?
adding to the list if it applies:
Contingencies regarding examination of leases and verification of deposits.
This goes without mentioning assuring the rights of a tenant and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 10, 2010 Foreclosure in 48161
Derek Bauer, Real Estate Pro in South Lyon, MI
Derek Bauer answered:
what are the benefits and the draw backs of a land contract?
PROS - a buyer may be able to, "purchase," a property that would otherwise not be possible through the conventional channels, as that buyer is likely not able to get approved ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 31, 2009 Home Buying in 48161
Voices Member,  in Benton County, OR
Voices Member answered:
how do you apply for tax credit?

Here's a link to the IRS info on the Tax Credit...http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=187935,00.html

Here's a link to the Tax Form for the Credit...http://w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 28, 2009 Home Buying in 48161
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