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Beth Borson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Beth Borson answered:
Can anyone tell me how fast a home sell there?
I recently sold a home in Birmingham, and we had a multiple offer situation and we sold it during the winter. If you price way too high you will not have any showings, if you price to l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 15, 2015 Home Buying in 48009
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Why is the information I input regarding # of bedrooms and square footage not being reflected in my profile?
Is your home listed for sale with a Realtor? Or is it a rental listing? Or are you trying to list a home for sale by owner?? Or are you looking at the public records info for your pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Buying in 48009
Robert Visin…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Woods, MI
Robert Visingardi answered:
Does Trulia list the same properties that are on the MLS? Or does a buyer have more to choose from if they are working with an agent?
It depends on the agent Kenny. Is the agent part-time or full-time? Do the specialize in the area or across Oakland, Wayne, & Macomb counties? Some agent set buyers up on an automated ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 16, 2014 Home Buying in Birmingham
Andy Hargrea…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Andy Hargreaves answered:
I want to buy a home that I saw before a realtor showed it to me. I don't have a Buyers agency contract with this realtor can I use another
To determine this question in its entirety, simply showing a home doesn't entail cause procurement. In simple terms, as agent needs to demonstrate consistent contact and service to you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 8, 2014 Home Buying in Birmingham
Andy Hargrea…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Andy Hargreaves answered:
Are mortgage brokers held to any accountability when it comes to not meeting closing dates?
Unfortunately, no.
Nor are any dates on a purchase agreement deemed to be binding.
As long as a reasonable attempt is made to meet closing deadline, past rulings have stated that unle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Home Buying in 48009
Keith Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Northville, MI
Keith Brandt answered:
Looking in Birmingham MI, for a condo or home. Anyone know how I can get access to a list of bank owned homes in the area? LW
Last bank owned property in Birmingham was in Alabama... not Michigan.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Home Buying in Birmingham
eugene penni…, Real Estate Pro in Troy, MI
eugene pennington answered:
made an offer on a short sale. Was accepted two months ago. No progress report. Called the listing agent and she has refused to speak with us .
Call her broker tomorrow morning. Her broker should know that she is ignoring you, Her client!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 17, 2012 Home Buying in Birmingham
Jon Boyd, Real Estate Pro in Ann Arbor, MI
Jon Boyd answered:
How do you present an offer to a seller?
A quick correction to a mistake in a previous answer.

Exclusive buyer agency is when a real estate office represents buyers only. They never represent sellers and never take listings ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 10, 2011 Home Buying in 48009
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick answered:
It looks like this property was sold in 2003 then again in 2009. How do I find out if anything is wrong with it--or with the neighbors/neighborhood?
Maureen is spot on - I would not read in to the timeframe of the purchase and sale....very likely just life taking the seller in another direction. You should always request the Seller ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 29, 2010 Home Buying in Birmingham
smith3gary, Real Estate Pro in White Lake, MI
smith3gary answered:
How close to listing price are homes in Birmingham (48009) selling for on average?
Ajz,

Trulia does provide some information http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/48009-Birmingham/ please read their disclaimers about accuracy. Keep in mind, Trulia may include sherif ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2009 Home Buying in Birmingham
smith3gary, Real Estate Pro in White Lake, MI
smith3gary answered:
What is the average price per square foot of new constructions in Oakland County, specifically for a duplex?
Scott,

Since most Realtors(R) are not also builders we tend to use website tools to provide rough estimates for our clients until they are able to contact someone from that trade. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2009 Home Buying in Birmingham
Xy9094, Home Buyer in Novi, MI
Xy9094 answered:
Buyer Agents wanted on a fixed price basis.
Please let me know if you could recommend any of such buyer's agent. I am in market for new house.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2008 Home Buying in 48009
smith3gary, Real Estate Pro in White Lake, MI
smith3gary answered:
I'm looking to buy a home for cash in Oakland county. What city would give me the maximum return on my?
Bill,

I suggest speaking with a financial planner before purchasing one home for cash. They may be able to show you how to leverage your cash to purchase more than one property. I ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2008 Home Buying in 48009
;,  in Riverhead, NY
; answered:
Cash back from buyer's agent
Eric, no problem. Deborah, the DOJ website is the authority on rebates- it should be required reading for those states that permit it. New Jersey does not yet.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2008 Home Buying in 48009
Carlo Gobba, Real Estate Pro in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Carlo Gobba answered:
Is it possible to find new construction in Birmingham?
Yes... What your budget is should be the real question here.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 3, 2008 Home Buying in Birmingham
Carlo Gobba, Real Estate Pro in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Carlo Gobba answered:
Is now a good time to invest in a home in the Birmingham area?
YES. While many of the surrounding areas have seen a major decrease in value, Birmingham has held it's own.

When would you prefer to buy a stock (On it's way up or down?) Of course ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 3, 2008 Home Buying in Birmingham
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