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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Im a first time home buyer, should I buy now or wait for prices to come down?
If you wait, you could be waiting a while. And by then...where do you think mortgage rates will be?? Probably higher. It's impossible to "time" the real estate market, just like it's i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 17, 2016 Home Buying in 48197
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can I qualify for a mortgage with a 490 credit score? I also have a recent chapter 13 bankruptcy in the last 3-4 years.
Probably not. The minimum score some lenders will go down to is 580. With your chapter 13 there are steps you'll need to take to both re-establish good credit and improve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Home Buying in 48197
Rollin Gosney, Real Estate Pro in Youngstown, OH
Rollin Gosney answered:
If a home says it is eligible for Homepath financing, can I use FHA to purchase the home? Don't know if it matters, but I am in Michigan.
Homepath financing has many benefits you should consider prior to choosing fha. First is that fha has pmi if you do not have 20% down, Homepath has no PMI. 3% down on Homepath, min 3.5 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 Financing in 48197
Rodion Stoly…, Real Estate Pro in Novi, MI
Rodion Stolyar answered:
Can you legally rent out your home in a township that requires a landlord license and inspection? Ypsilanti Township, MI
I agree with Margo. Usually the township will require inspections for safety of the tenants.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Investment Properties in 48197
Pat Mueller, Real Estate Pro in Ann Arbor, MI
Pat Mueller answered:
I need an agent that knows the Ypsilanti, Mi market and is willing to work with a first time buyer!!! HELP,
I understand that some agents are unwilling to work with a first time buyer because the price point is normally lower than the average sale price. Agents work on a straight commission w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 23, 2013 Home Buying in 48197
Karen Paytas, Real Estate Pro in Clinton Twp, MI
Karen Paytas answered:
What does Active-CTS mean? Does that mean it has a offer on the property.?
In our MLS active means the listing is still active. If it's listed as CCS or CTS it means there is an offer but they are continuing to show or contingent continue to show and will acc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 24, 2013 Home Buying in 48197
Katey Crampt…, Renter in Ypsilanti, MI
Katey Crampton answered:
How is it that houses are available for single-family dwellings but they do not have garages. (I refer to the 49187 zip code area.)
A single family home by definition means that it "stands alone". Meaning that you don't share common walls with someone else such as in a duplex, condo, townhome, or apartment complex. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 27, 2012 General Area in 48197
Eric Michael, Real Estate Pro in Northville, MI
Eric Michael answered:
rent to option to buy is that good to do

There are very few true good opportunities to rent with the option to buy.

Read the blog I wrote about this at the link below.

All of my contact info is in the blog, i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 Rent vs Buy in 48197
Brian and Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Ann Arbor, MI
Brian and Mary Bundesen answered:
Was wondering, are their any houses in Washtenaw county that are selling via a land contract or rent to own?
In my experience, these are somewhat of a gray area, as typically, while there is a Land Contract data field in the MLS, not all sellers have their realtors activate the op ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 General Area in 48197
Djacks24, Home Owner in 48197
Djacks24 answered:
fha streamline refinance without a co borrower
Thanks John for your time and advice. Also, thank you Deborah for sharing the encouraging new information. I now know that our one borrower with her income and our lack of equity will n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 25, 2012 Financing in 48197
Felicia, Home Buyer in Canton, MI
Felicia answered:
Rural Development Loan Options
the property is covered. I checked on the site already. I guess I will have to decide if I want to put an offer on it with FHA 203K. The house doesn't have a furnace which would make ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2008 Home Buying in 48197
smith3gary, Real Estate Pro in White Lake, MI
smith3gary answered:
Clubview South subdivision, Ypsilanti Twp., MI
Jim, In case you have any doubts. I would recommend either Missy or Kathy's Teams to work with. Both are very experienced.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2008 Quality of Life in 48197
smith3gary, Real Estate Pro in White Lake, MI
smith3gary answered:
I know of 6 foreclosures in my subdivision (Pittsfield Twp.) that came on the market in 2006 and finally sold
Pam, I would have to agree with Michelle, most likely you are in a declining area which may make it more difficult for buyers to qualify for a loan.

Here are three reasons to sell yo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Feb 28, 2008 Market Conditions in 48197
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