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Monica, Home Buyer in North Carolina

I Would like to live in or around Troy MI How do I look for good schools and good houses?

Asked by Monica, North Carolina Tue May 13, 2008

I am looking for a bargan home how do I go around looking for it?

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Good morning, the easiest thing would be to get in touch with a realtor in the area. We have a very good MLS here in south east Michigan. Once you let us know what your needs are we can setup an automatic search for you. It will come direct to your email and you can open the list and see what fits. One of the really good things about doing it this way is that you get first look at all the new listings that come in everyday. Best time to look is in the morning they load them in overnite.

Roger Smith
email: rogersmith@kw.com
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Find the good school . Look for houses around the good school.
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Monica, I would agree with Maureen the http://schoolmatters website allows you to compare up to 4 districts. You can also go to the State of Michigan website and find lots of information about different areas. http://michigan.gov or http://michigan.com/mde for the state Department of Education.

Troy is located near the boarder of two Multiple Listing Services. The larger has a public website http://moveinmichigan.com that will have "bargain" homes in with the search. In Michigan, Buyers are only reprisented by a real estate professional under a Buyer's Agency Agreement, A sample is available on the website below.
Web Reference: http://mi-living.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008
Make sure that you research the school district the home is in before you buy. I would go as far as calling the school district and asking if your home really is in their attendance area, because there is a big difference between the many school districts that serve Troy. If you are looking at homes that are comparable, it is fair to say that you will pay more for a home served by Birmingham or Bloomfield Hills schools, as they are superior in terms of standardized testing scores, per pupil spending and parent satisfaction. The Troy school district serves the majority of the city and is also of good quality and has a thriving and diverse student body. Warren Consolidated and Royal Oak schools also serve small parts of the city of Troy, near its southeast and southwest borders respectively and those districts do not have the same standardized testing scores and parent satisfaction, so keep that in mind as you are making a home purchase in Troy.
Web Reference: http://www.greatschools.net
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Monica, In searching for homes and infomation about schools, it is advisable to talk to a real estate agent who works in your area of interest. They will be knowledgeable about the local housing market and school system. Before talking with an agent, take time to review your priorities in terms of neighborhood features, house design and style, age, updates, proximity to work, shopping, church, schools etc. Also, it is a good idea to talk to a qualified lender to get advice on what you can afford to pay toward a mortgage, insurance and taxes. You may be able to get "pre approved" for a loan. This will help in the negotiation process when purchasing a house. Check out the website below for school information in Michigan. Good luck in your search. I would be happy to answer any other questions you may have.
Web Reference: http://www.greatschools.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
Welcome to Michigan! If you are new to the area, Troy is located in Oakland county and a great site for schools is http://www.oakland.k12.mi.us Also, nearby and a few miles away is Macomb County the site for them is http://www.misd.net . Each site will show you the county and where the schools are located.

Depending on where you will be working and how far you would like to drive, you can find a nice deal in both Counties. Prices are great but be sure you check out the property taxes of each county. We have all the cities and townships listed at http://Millrates.edandcindyknight.com.

Below is a great site to find homes in both counties to do some comparision shopping.

Cindy Knight
Realty Executives e-Group
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Without knowing what price you are shopping I wil take a stab at giving you a website you can search for school info PLUS see the great deal that is being offered on this specific home in Troy Estates Sub. http://www.3654Boulder.com *The bank owns it for over $300,000 and are willing to go very close to $200,000 for it.

This is just one of many that I represent which are below value.
Web Reference: http://www.3654Boulder.com
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There some great places in and around Troy that are well priced and in a great school system. I have friends that within the last 3 years have relocated there an are very happy with their community. Their children just started school and have an abundance of friends within close range of their home. I would be more than happy to do a search for you and help highlight areas that fit your needs as well as give you an overview of the area. Having grown up in the Metro Detroit area and having attended highschool in the Birmingham, MI area I can help you get adjusted to your new area.

Please feel free to call me anytime @ 313-617-2699 or email me at lt@lizindetroit.com
Elizabeth Tintinalli
Real Estate One
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I can help you. I work in Troy.

Check out schools at http://schoolmatters.com

Troy is actually served by more than one school district, so the school district (Birmingham, Bloomfield, Troy, and Lamphere) you chose and the price range you are in will determine where you will end up buying.
Web Reference: http://mitroy.com
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