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Nathan, Home Buyer in 56367
Nathan answered:
My husband and I are looking to buy a hobby farm with around 20 acres ( /-) in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Are there buyers agents who specialize...?
Diane Ratkovich of Howard Hanna specializes in hobby farms and horse properties. She is very experienced, and I've loved working with her. She is great!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 16, 2015 Home Buying in 48105
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Average days on market?
Average time/days does vary by exact location, pricing, condition, size, etc., therefore review a market analysis with your agent, see what the data suggests and go from there...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2015 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Identical new home vs same 4 years old home on the same street
Nearly EVERYONE prefers a 'never lived in before' home. (+$40,000)
Most builder grade accessories have a 10 year life expectancy. A five year old home is at half life. (-$5,000) to (-$ ... more
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Rob Guilloz,…, Real Estate Pro in Ann Arbor, MI
Rob Guilloz, ABR, CNE, SRES answered:
In MI, can builders include an express warranty in a contract to negate the implied warranty set by law?
In Michigan, licensing law does not require a builder to offer a warranty. However, the licensing law does provide for a complaint period of 18 months, during which time a homeowner may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Home Buying in 48103
Travis Reed, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Travis Reed answered:
Modern Amenities?
In San Antonio, TX. Alot of people like to see stainless steel appliances with updated kitchens and bathrooms. Attached garages are a plus but most homes have them here, if built aft ... more
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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Was it a common practice for a realtor of buyer to charge the buyer several hundreds dollars at the closing as realtor fee?
Are you referring to a "transaction fee?" These are not fees that an agent dreams up but fees that the company or broker apply. Many are described as "junk fees!" FYI, not all companies ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in 48103
Cynthia Ceca…, Real Estate Pro in Ann Arbor, MI
Cynthia Cecala Smigielski answered:
Why did Trulia discontinue the map satellite view? It's important information about the layout of the property.
Hi, great question. Please note that you can still look up the satellite view of the property on Google maps. Please contact me if i can of any help with your Real Estate search. You ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
What type of warranty does a typical MI builder offer on new construction?
Jeff,
The problem with a builders warranty is that it's only as good as the builder behind it. Many builders go out of business or go bankrupt and leave their home owners stuck. I h ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in 48103
Derek Tunison, Real Estate Pro in Clinton Township, MI
Derek Tunison answered:
If the current SEV on a purchase is set at $ 1,038,600.00 and I purchase the same property for $8,595,000.00 will the Taxes on this homestead go up?
I am not a real estate agent, but I would assume it would. When a home is sold in general taxes usually increase. I would contact a local Real Estate agent for a direct answer. I do ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
Tom Stachler, Real Estate Pro in Ann Arbor, MI
Tom Stachler answered:
Can anyone recommend some local banks in or near Ann Arbor that offer vacant land loans?
Oh, I see I already answered this a few weeks ago? Ummm
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Home Buying in 48103
Azia Hernand…, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, MI
Azia Hernandez answered:
what is the best area for families with children and are there reasonably priced homes in the area (under $220,000)?
Good afternoon Klendes!

I’m sure you may already know this, being as you are from Ann Arbor. However, Ann Arbor is a phenomenal place to live! Extraordinary coffee shops, liv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
jon, Real Estate Pro in Ann Arbor, MI
jon answered:
What is the 'longest time' it has taken to receive an answer on a short sale offer? Anywhere in A2.
I just talked to someone yesterday who had to wait two years! But in general it is taking a lot less than that. Most of ours have taken about 3 months this year.

The best single reso ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Buying in Bryant Pattengill East
jon, Real Estate Pro in Ann Arbor, MI
jon answered:
I filed bankruptcy in 2012 getting home loan after this
Robert Hanson is correct. And it only applies to FHA loans which some lenders don't do, so make sure you speak to a lender who offers FHA loans and is active in that business.

If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
Magdi, Both Buyer and Seller in Ann Arbor, MI
Magdi answered:
i want to rent condo than sell to owner should i deduct the rent they have paid when they buy
you only need to deduct part of it to apply to the purchase as agreed with the tenant.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
Magdi, Both Buyer and Seller in Ann Arbor, MI
Magdi answered:
I am looking for an agent that will stop at nothing to find my dream home.. Any recommendations?
I can find your dream home but I can't stop at nothing !
520-481-9769
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 7, 2013 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
Missy Caulk…, Real Estate Pro in 48176
Missy Caulk and Team answered:
I am looking to buy a ranch home (one story) in Ann Arbor.....
Sue, you are correct. Let me set you up in my home search site, it is very innovative, shows the solds and under contract homes. We can detail in the search Ranch Homes, Ann Arbor, Sali ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
Magdi, Both Buyer and Seller in Ann Arbor, MI
Magdi answered:
My wife and I live in southern Ohio, and are looking to buy our first home in Ann Arbor (close to Downtown)
Many good agents in Ann arbor can help you! you just need to find one you like.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
Magdi, Both Buyer and Seller in Ann Arbor, MI
Magdi answered:
We are from out of state and considering purchasing a rental by campus. Any thoughts of what to watch out for?
Use a Professional. Homes close to Campus are old and values vary, a good agent can save you money and time.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Home Buying in 48104
Margo Borkin, Real Estate Pro in West Bloomfield, MI
Margo Borkin answered:
Responsible for 2nd Mortgage
I'm assuming you mean left to someone, as in an estate?

If the loan goes to foreclosure the bank gets the home & sells it. If there is still a deficiency after the sale, the original ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Home Buying in Ann Arbor
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