I work with Brandon Redding at Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation in Grandville they have a certain program that will take as low as a 600 credit score. Also getting in touch with a credit professional would be a good way to get you score up fast and safely with the insight they will be able to provide.... more
In looking for an agent the most important thing is knowing who the agent represents. The best type of agent is an Exclusive Buyer Agent. This means they focus all of their efforts on you, the buyer. They never list properties for sale and do not work for a broker that lists properties for sale.
Our firm, Turning Point Buyers Realty, is the only such company in West Michigan. With us you never have to worry about representation, or ending up in a dual agency situation.
We would love to have the opportunity to help you and your husband find the investment that best fits your needs and desires. We can be reached anytime at 616-458-5000 or toll free at 866-543-3118.
It depends on what has been done to the home since 1985. You must spend good money to get good money back. What does that mean. There are certain renovations that will bring you more money back than others. Getting rid of wallpaper and old paint jobs always cost less than what is in the mind of a buyer, therefore that should be done. Newer appliances help. Getting rid of the old shag carpet is a must. Connect with your favorite Realtor, ask them for advice on what you need to do, and even a recommendation for their contractor, get estimates and go for it!.
If it is fine looking as you say you might not have to spend much. If you need more work it can be expensive.
A new full bathroom could be $10,000. A kitchen can be replaced for $25,000 to $70,000 or more depending on what you choose to put in there. If you are selling, no need to put Wolf appliances.... more