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BeachandBeyo…, Home Buyer in Beach, VA
BeachandBeyond CarpetCare answered:
How much does mold remediation cost?
Make sure the humidity in doors is below 60%, with and ideal percentage being between 30-50.
Any wet damp spots need to be cleaned and dried within 48 Hours.
HVAC inspections ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2014 Foreclosure in 48154
Derrick Sly, Home Buyer in Albuquerque, NM
Derrick Sly answered:
What is your opinion about "We Buy Houses" signs posted around town?
I think that signs in general are fine. If they're not offensive, of course. I think they're a nice, low-tech way of getting the word out. They also give you a real world presence which ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 2, 2014 Home Selling in 48154
Robert Torrey, Real Estate Pro in Waterford, MI
Robert Torrey answered:
Would a 4-bedroom, 1340-square foot house in western Livonia sell for more money with 3 full baths, rather than 2.5 baths?
In most cases yes.I would weigh the cost to gain ratio out before i did it though. There might not be enough return in it to make it worth it.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 Home Selling in 48154
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
If a house backs up to a park, is that generally a good or bad thing?
It depends. First and foremost the location of both the house and the park are important factors. How safe and noisy is the park? If it is located in a great neighbor, safe park and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Selling in 48154
Andy Hargrea…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Andy Hargreaves answered:
Buying FMFM short sale requirements.
I am a Fannie listing agent, and Fannie's policy is that in order for a purchaser to be considered within the First Look period, one of the parties on the contract must reside in the pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Buying in 48154
TJ Brisbois, Real Estate Pro in 48185
TJ Brisbois answered:
Does anyone ever get solicitation calls from Global Media?
Thankfully, they've only called me once. I think if they continue to call I will request a supervisor...if you get them to stop calling you post again and let us know how you did it!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 20, 2013 Agent2Agent in 48154
Stephen Conn…, Real Estate Pro in 48072
Stephen Connolly answered:
Short sale- Seller backing out a day before closing
Your agent received an occupancy letter and had you signed something like that and your agent sent it back to the sellers agent? WOW. It is possible that you may have to evict the sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 12, 2012 Home Buying in 48154
Scott Hulen, Real Estate Pro in 64068
Scott Hulen answered:
Getting a house built and FHA appraisal will be needed, what happens if the appraisal price is lower than sellers cost
This is a fairly typical clause in the builder’s contract nowadays. The reason for this is if you choose many “nonstandard upgrades” then there is a chance the home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 48154
Bob Jakowini…, Real Estate Pro in 48152
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
I will be graduating from high school this spring, and I want to become a realtor.
Jordanna, it might be a real good idea to speak with a few different companies and see what they will do for you. When just starting out I think it would be to your best advantage to c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 48154
Bob Jakowini…, Real Estate Pro in 48152
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
Why aren't all subdivisions marked with signs?
Jeff, I would agree with you on that with the subdivisions. I think some of the subs with big (named) parks in them might still have a big name following but other than that you are ri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 48154
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
Do home buyers prefer gas or electric ranges?
Yes, a matter of personal preference, but in my experience, and in my market, "gas" wins, hands down.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
A voice from New Jersey!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Buying in 48154
Bob Jakowini…, Real Estate Pro in 48152
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
Can I get an FHA loan with credit under 600, is there anyone still doing these?... 597 actually.
Sounds like you have a good option below of a lender to call. The lender will inform you of what you can and can't do overall. They usually will also help guide you to raise your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 12, 2011 Home Buying in 48154
Bob Jakowini…, Real Estate Pro in 48152
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
Looking to rent or get a mortgage within 48154 what do you recommend?
Find yourself a local real estate agent is good advice in my opinion. You can work with that agent and go over all is needed.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 11, 2011 Rent vs Buy in 48154
Bob Jakowini…, Real Estate Pro in 48152
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
I have a signed purchase agreement to buy a home that is in probate. Shouldn't I have been notified if this was going to be handled like an
Sounds like legal problems may be happening in this situation, if that is the case then you need to speak with an attorney. There are so many variables that could be taking place that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 11, 2011 Home Buying in 48154
Bob Jakowini…, Real Estate Pro in 48152
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
Given a choice, would most home buyers in Livonia prefer a 2-car detached garage or a 1-car attached?
All other things considered equal more than likely a bigger garage is better in my opinion. In doing this everyday I have seen many one car attached garage homes sell very nicely
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 11, 2011 Home Buying in 48154
Bob Jakowini…, Real Estate Pro in 48152
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
IF I MAKE PURCHASE OFFER ON A HOUSE WHICH IS OFFERED WITH A HOME WARRANTY IN THE REAL ESTATE LISTING AND MY OFFER IS BELOW THE LISTED OFFERING PRICE,
While we are not attorney's my advice as a real estate agent is always get it in writing. Too much can come up to cloud things up otherwise
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 11, 2011 Home Buying in 48154
Tim Krukowski, Real Estate Pro in Northville, MI
Tim Krukowski answered:
We want to buy a home in michigan that is a short sale, anyone know a lender that will mortgage $30000.00 or less?
Just wanted to make sure Dudeman (the home buyer) understands:

We own a mortgage company. We can do loans in the $20-50k range.

Tim Krukowski
Manager. Elias Realty
734-377-512 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 21, 2011 Financing in 48154
Karen Paytas, Real Estate Pro in Macomb County, MI
Karen Paytas answered:
i lost my home to a forclosure while i was waiting to get approved for social security due to a disability. any programs for this situation.?
Dinalynn,

Unfortunately you won't qualify to purchase a home with a mortgage for at least 3 years. If however, you do get a lump some payment from social security you can inves ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 15, 2011 Foreclosure in 48154
Yolanda Dean, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Yolanda Dean answered:
As a newly licensed salesperson, any tips on getting listings for FSBO properties?
Team up with a homestager, who can educate them, and help build your business. Get ahead of the competition.
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2011 Home Selling in 48154
Andy Hargrea…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Andy Hargreaves answered:
Is there any way of knowing exactly when a bank will list one of their many foreclosed homes they have in inventory?
You can also go to Homepath.com and look for Fannie Mae homes that are about to come on market.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 19, 2011 Home Buying in 48154
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