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Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
is radon problem a deal breaker when purchasing a house?
I would consult with a radon inspector and a radon mitigation company. If the home has elevated radon it can be fixed by installing a radon mitigation system. Negotiate with the selle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Home Buying in Jackson
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I have a modular home, it does not have a steel frame, it does not have any Hud Tags, the data tag says it was built to UBC code. Is it a mod. Or manu
Its a MOD, Manufactured homes under definition have a HUD tag and are on a steel frame.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in Jackson
Derek Tunison, Real Estate Pro in Clinton Township, MI
Derek Tunison answered:
is MSHDA the way to go for people with bad credit? our middle score was 623 last time we checked 5 months ago...
Kevin,

By the sound of your situation you may be able to be approved now. I am a mortgage specialist in Macomb Michigan, and work with buyers with credit scores under 580. I would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2015 Home Buying in Jackson
vandell stew…, Home Buyer in Ann Arbor, MI
vandell stewart answered:
The downtown area of Jackson has the best lay-out and the Victorian homes on First Street are amazing some date back to 1862 or earlier.
I am looking to purchase a home in Jackson and I had heard the downtown area wasn't safe. I frequent the area and it doesn't look bad to me. Thanks for your comment because it reinfor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Buying in Jackson
Derek Tunison, Real Estate Pro in Clinton Township, MI
Derek Tunison answered:
I have a 561 credit score. been building it back up. I need a home not a rental. Are there any lenders that approve?
Most lenders want to see a credit score with a minimum of 580 for FHA and 640 for Conventional. I have a lender that will work with borrowers who have 10% down of non borrowed funds wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in 49203
spoiled_rott…, Home Buyer in Jackson, MI
spoiled_rottenk answered:
There is a house i have been wanting to buy for years. Owner want a land contract i want to pay cash.
Why don't you just buy the house on the land contract that he's wanting. Pay it off in a couple months & there's nothing he can do about it. Just make sure your contract doesn't say any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Buying in 49203
Bart Gabe, Real Estate Pro in California
Bart Gabe answered:
Why wont banks or other lenders do manufactured houses? I have seen a couple very nice ones but when you tell the bank..they will run the other way.
Let's discuss your manufactured loan scenario in more detail. Contact me at 800 315 8803. My name is Bart and I have been offering manufactured loans since 1987. I am happy to answer yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in 49203
Cory Latocki, Real Estate Pro in Jackson, MI
Cory Latocki answered:
Where does one find historical prices on homes sold in a given neighborhood in zip code 49201?
Hi Ted,
You can visit the Jackson County Government website and search for deeds dating back to the 1800. You can get most of the information for free by signing on as a guest, but if ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Home Buying in 49201
Amy Aldrich, Real Estate Pro in Jackson, MI
Amy Aldrich answered:
What is the average days on market to sell in Jackson, MI for houses in range of $40,000 and $80,000?
If the home is priced correctly, we are seeing them sell with 3-4 months, maybe faster. Let me know if I can help!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Home Buying in Jackson
Amy Aldrich, Real Estate Pro in Jackson, MI
Amy Aldrich answered:
Closing with HUD
HUD takes up to 45 days to close because it may take that long to get title work and the deed prepaired and signed by HUD. Most of our HUD transactions close in 3-4 weeks if they are a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Home Buying in Jackson
Tim Creech, Real Estate Pro in Clarklake, MI
Tim Creech answered:
What happens if you have equity in a home that forecloses?
That is a great question and a little tricky to answer. Typically, but not always, a bank will "bid" what a payoff is at the time of the Sheriff sale, for collection reasons they could ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 8, 2013 Home Buying in 49201
Nathan LaZeb…, Real Estate Pro in Jackson, MI
Nathan LaZebnik answered:
3637Seymour Road
Hello Kellenberger!

Thank you for your question about home buying in Jackson. I have lived here all my life & would love to answer any questions you may have about our town.

Than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 24, 2013 Home Buying in Jackson
Maureen Fran…, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, MI
Maureen Francis answered:
If a sales agent has you mail in the deposit directly to Title co. and not the broker, how long does the title co. have to deposit the check?
This is in the Michigan section. Repost in Florida if that's what you are looking for.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 25, 2012 Home Buying in Jackson
Doug Beiswan…, Real Estate Pro in Jackson, MI
Doug Beiswanger answered:
This home is up for auction at the Sheriff's Sale in a few weeks. I am very interested in buying this home.
Lisalu,
Thank you for the question.
Yes, in some occasions a short sale can still occur on the redemption period of the seller and buyers work quickly. Price can be looked at as wel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 17, 2012 Home Buying in Jackson
Jim Wellman, Real Estate Pro in 49269
Jim Wellman answered:
made offer for exact amount,would not even onsider it unanswered calls still have my ernest money check
There is possibly another factor other than the ones others have suggested; that is: Who is the Seller? I have very recently heard that Freddy Mac (quasi bank seller) does not seem to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Buying in Jackson
Niecy, Other/Just Looking in Jackson, MI
Niecy answered:
I have put an offer in on a short sale without a buyers agent, can I add one after the fact?
I'm looking for a home that I can do on a land contract. I can;t get a loan because i have poor credit. can someone please help!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 3, 2012 Home Buying in 49201
Carlo Serafi…, Both Buyer and Seller in Brooklyn, MI
Carlo Serafini answered:
what are some of the most desired neighborhoods in Jackson for a young family?
ever think of outside of Jackson area, try Napoleon or brooklyn areas, close to Jackson but small time cozy communities with great schools. I have a house listed in Brooklyn great home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Buying in Jackson
Carlo Serafi…, Both Buyer and Seller in Brooklyn, MI
Carlo Serafini answered:
Want to buy a home in Mich. Center or E. Jackson in the $30,000-$50,000 range, ASAP. As always, I want the best for my money. Can anyone help?
i have a house for sale in brooklyn michigan area it is listed under 12048 austin road brooklyn michigan. 3 bed 2 bath let me know what you think. email carser380@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Home Buying in Jackson
Dede Erceg, Real Estate Pro in Prescott, AZ
Dede Erceg answered:
A home went up for sale yesterday we looked at it yesterday and put in a offer in on it the same day it was listed. We now have been told our offer
If the house is a bank repo...this is very normal. Many banks have a mininum 3 day waiting period to see how many offers may come in. However, if this is the case, and other offers come ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 2, 2012 Home Buying in Jackson
Ben Latocki, Real Estate Pro in Jackson, MI
Ben Latocki answered:
Where to find a house on land contract in Jackson,Michigan.?
If your looking for land contracts, we offer a free list of all land contracts available in the Jackson area. Please click here: http://www.productionrealty.com/buyers/landcontractlist ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Buying in 49201
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