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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Bailed Mom out of foreclosure. She deeded me the house (I didn't ask for it). I've agreed to pay the remaining mortgage. I'm stuck with high taxes!!
You did your mom a favor and now it's tough. We can't advise you on how to trick the system, even if we knew. An attorney in your state however would be the perfect person to adv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 3, 2015 Investment Properties in Benton Harbor
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
how does a rent to own home works?
rent to own favors the seller, not the buyer..I do not recommend it!!

The price is usually set at the beginning of the lease, and an upfront deposit is expected. This deposit is NON- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 27, 2015 Rent vs Buy in Benton Harbor
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
I'm a first-time buyer...please explain about buying a house As Is.
Buying a house AS IS means that the seller is not doing any repairs. You still have the right to do an inspection and back out of the contract, if the home inspector finds something you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 27, 2015 Home Buying in Benton Harbor
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Im looking at a historic home in Benton Harbor on Pipestone St. Looking at street view maps and crime reports it seems a bit unstable.
You should do your own research. Check the local incident reports available from the local police department or the Internet. Do not jump to a conclusion. The incident reports are publi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Crime & Safety in 49022
Tracy Haynes, Real Estate Pro in Saint Joseph, MI
Tracy Haynes answered:
I need a low income place to afford to live there. My house burnt down March 28th and I just been here and there. If you can help me please!
I so sorry to hear about your home. I wish I could help, Rentals don't last very long in this area. Just keep checking craigslist and driving around. There are very few listed on our sy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Rentals in Benton Harbor
Tracy Haynes, Real Estate Pro in Saint Joseph, MI
Tracy Haynes answered:
How do I find fair market rental value of my home at 157 Downey Dr., Benton Harbor,MI
It is always best to go with an agent who looks out for you. Do your homework. Compare similar properties and go from there.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 Rentals in Benton Harbor
Tracy Haynes, Real Estate Pro in Saint Joseph, MI
Tracy Haynes answered:
We are interested in purchasing a home in the Fair Plain Elementary area, is this area safe for my two young children to play and walk back and forth
Your question about safety in this area obviously stems from the fact this is Benton Harbor and you have heard about that communities reputation. As the previous person answered, no pl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 17, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 49022
Paul Dumke, Real Estate Pro in Stevensville, MI
Paul Dumke answered:
2471 willson crt. saint joesph, mi.49085
2471 Wilson Ct. does not appear to be an active listing at this time.

2092 Hillandale has recently sold.

Can I help you with a search for active properties for sale?

Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 Market Conditions in Benton Harbor
Paul Dumke, Real Estate Pro in Stevensville, MI
Paul Dumke answered:
1326 Sycamore Ln Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Please call me with additional information. 269-308-1544
It appears this property is not actively for sale.

There could be a number of reasons it is on Trulia and not on the MLS. Pre Foreclosure is a possibility.

Visit www.Berri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 17, 2013 Home Buying in 49022
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
is it legal to rent your short sale property before sell or forclosure?
If you own the property, it is legal to rent it out for as long as you own it.

That said, it would be unethical, (at least) to rent it out, when you know that your tenants will be ev ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jun 16, 2012 Rentals in 49022
Danielle Cla…, Real Estate Pro in Greenwich, CT
Danielle Claroni answered:
how can i find out what bank owns a house?
You can go to Town Hall and go to the land records department. There you can see the foreclosure paperwork. If the transfer was filed, you can also see the "new owner" in th ... more
2 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 1, 2011 Home Buying in 49022
Jenny Fardel…,  in 49127
Jenny Fardello answered:
I would like to find reliable land contract homes my my area. Is there any one working in my area?
Hi Mella,

Generally when sellers are open to selling their home via land contract, they discuss this with their listing agent. The listing agent then puts all the information about ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 15, 2011 In My Neighborhood in Benton Harbor
Randy Charbo…, Real Estate Pro in Grandville, MI
Randy Charboneau answered:
is it wise to fix up property first and then find a property management company to rent out the house? or can a property management company fix it up?
If you want something done right.....

Nerissa, it has been my experience that the more control you exercise over a property, the happier you will be. When you let others make decisi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Nov 8, 2010 Rental Basics in Benton Harbor
Daniel, Both Buyer and Seller in Saint Louis, MO
Daniel answered:
Anyone know name of neighborhood on Lake Michigan by St Joeseph with large pastel Southern style houses?
PS....It is Churchill Farms. Search for a property and fill in MLS 2827295 as a search criteria and it will bring up a house. It's already under contract, but should co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2008 General Area in Benton Harbor
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