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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Does anyone know of an afforadable handyman service in Detroit, MI that I could call on for repairs?
I'm trying to find someone as well. I'll have to look into the ones that were suggested. Who did you end up getting? Were they able to complete all the repairs you needed? I have so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Dose anyone know a good contracter in 48235 area. ELECTRICAL, STUCTURAL,PLUMBING. STORAIN09@AOL.COM
Ask people you may know for referrals, perhaps check your local Chamber of Commerce...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
Ashley Hamil…, Real Estate Pro in Detroit, MI
Ashley Hamilton answered:
Hi all! I need a general contractor to do some rehab work on houses in the detroit metro area. Is there someone you could recommand? Thank you
If you need a Realtor I will be more than happy to work with you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 48221
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
What's a mother /daughter property ?
this may have different meanings depending on where you are in the country, but generally, a "mother/daughter" means there are separate living quarters with a bedroom, bath and possibly ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
Haig Istambo…, Real Estate Pro in Madison Heights, MI
Haig Istamboulian answered:
Can anybody put me in the rigth diretsion hawe to go abaut eviction. Thanks regard Leif

Actually it is very easy to do it yourself if you want. You have to go to the local courthouse, where the property is located, and get the documents that you will need in orde ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
kimik clark, Real Estate Pro in SOUTHGATE, MI
kimik clark answered:
I need to renovate my investment property in Detroit, MI in order to rent or sell it, Can I get a home improvement loan with a credit score of 568?
Hi Tammy,

I am unsure if you will be able to obtain a loan with that credit score. However I can provide you with a contact person that may be able to assit you.

Melissa Thoma @ ( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 2, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
Karen Paytas, Real Estate Pro in Clinton Twp, MI
Karen Paytas answered:
What is the fist step in turning a single family house in to a two family flat?

Good Evening!! You have to check with the City to see if it's allowed first of all and then you would need to get the required inspecitons and permits.

Good Luck,

K ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 8, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
Michael Emery,  in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
How much will it cost to have a central air unit install in a home approx. 926 sq ft that already has a forced air system in place
That would be difficult to say as there are many factors involved in pricing out installation of A/C within an existing forced air system. If there isn't enough room in the duct wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 9, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 48215
Tom Lipinski, Real Estate Pro in Shelby Township, MI
Tom Lipinski answered:
I am purchasing this home, the mortgage company has not paid 2008 taxes and water bill. I want to walk away. More than I expected owning a home. ?
Hello Betty,

Back and current taxes are usually addressed on the purchase agreement. It is typical for the seller to pay all delinquent taxes and the buyer to reimburse the unused po ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 15, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
FSBOsuccess, Home Seller in 28590
FSBOsuccess answered:
I am currently purchasing my first home, it needs work and back taxes. Are there any sources that can help financially?
If you can't afford to pay for repairs and any back taxes, you should not be buying this home!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 15, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, OH
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
i just bought a home from ebay auction. i want to renovate and rent the home. i am outside usa and donno how to proceed.pls advice
Worst case I can think of quickly is the property is a brown field and you get stuck with the EPA fees.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 4, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 48219
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
anyone have information on fannie mae home style program?
I know some details of the program, however not sure if any lenders in Michigan are offering it. I know we used to but stopped doing them here. Probably because the typical loan size ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 19, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
smith3gary, Real Estate Pro in White Lake, MI
smith3gary answered:
is it better to have contractors bid on a project or go with a referal?

I would agree that you should verify that the bids you receive are comparing "apples to apples" when comparing bids. In another profession, it was typical for contractors t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 22, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in 48224
Will,  in Atlanta, GA
Will answered:
Are there any public funds available to a homeowner of a foreclosed property for the purpose of repairs?
Absolutely Damon! We can offer you a renovation loan that would allow you finish the home renovation. I am a renovation specialist with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

Will Addo
Wells ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 6, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
smith3gary, Real Estate Pro in White Lake, MI
smith3gary answered:
How can I find reliable, honest person to do restoration on some of the houses I have purchased?

Yes, glad you understand our conserns as well, if we recommend someone and they steal from you, then we become liable.

You might try Angies List. The site allows consumers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
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