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Jan Benger, Both Buyer and Seller in Kalamazoo, MI
Jan Benger asked:
Should I add an extra half bath? I have a 3 bedroom 1 bath home I can take the third bedroom and make a 3 by 6 half bath In the third bedroom Which will make a good Jan at the size of 8 by 10Also on the backside of the…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Kalamazoo
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
Can I change the picture of our house on your site?
All listings featured on Trulia were originally posted by the Realtor who input the data into their respective MLS data base. Contact your Realtor and make the correction there; Trulia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Buying in 49009
tiffanyroush, Other/Just Looking in Kalamazoo, MI
tiffanyroush asked:
Wondering if buying a three bedroom home in Kalamazoo is a good investment? What is the market like there? I have a son who will be attending med school for 4 years . . .wondering if the resale market will be strong . . .are the homes appreciating?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 27, 2015 Market Conditions in Kalamazoo
Dennis Lesko…, Home Owner in Kalamazoo, MI
Dennis Leskowski asked:
Does Trulia update from the MLS? My home has been on the market since Thursday and it's not listed as For Sale on Trulia. My House:
6159 Pheasant Lane, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
MLS# 15015817
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Selling in 49009
alicerayne, Both Buyer and Seller in Manning, SC
alicerayne answered:
Cancelling a Purchase Agreement Before Closing
I do not know it could very from state to state. but if you sign a contract to buy a house than not buy it. you would lose the money you put down or had up for the house you were trying ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 9, 2015 Home Buying in Kalamazoo
Babygirlfor.…, Home Buyer in Romulus, MI
Babygirlfor.life24 asked:
Does anyone have or know any privitely owned houses in kalamazoo michigan me and my wife and our 5 childeren are looking to move asap? We need a 4 or 5 bed room house for no more then 800.00 a month and it has to be in kalamazoo mi or parchment mi plz let me know thanks
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Moving in Kalamazoo
Derek Tunison, Real Estate Pro in Clinton Township, MI
Derek Tunison answered:
I have a garnishment taken out of my paycheck each week, would I be able to get a mortgage?
If you were able to qualify with the garnishment including in your DTI then you may be able to still obtain a mortgage.

I am a mortgage specialist in Macomb Michigan. I would be hap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 14, 2015 Home Buying in Kalamazoo
L., Home Buyer in Kalamazoo, MI
L. answered:
Are the schools really that bad?
One or two anecdotal stories about happy parents does not give the overall big picture. Look at the stats. Kalamazoo Public Schools are failing, not to mention unsafe. If your school ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 31, 2014 Market Conditions in Kalamazoo
Tyler Wright, Renter in 49006
Tyler Wright asked:
Do you offer garages?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Rentals in Westwood
ben vorspan, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
ben vorspan answered:
I have been in an apartment for 5 yrs. I am over 60 and would like to have small house. Should I rent or buy? Not many rental houses in my area.
If you plan on staying in the same house for more than 5 years, it's usually going to make more financial sense to buy.

Contact a local mortgage broker and ask for some details abo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Eastside
Siberian Hus…, Home Buyer in Munising, MI
Siberian Huskies answered:
We're thinking about relocating to a new city and will be visiting it soon. Should we contact a realtor then or wait until we know we're moving ?
Please read online. Research at the library? There is a huge "student ghetto" in this town with lack of respect, a sheer level of volume and parties that may surprise some new neighbor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in Eastside
Jason Newton, Home Buyer in 49006
Jason Newton answered:
Are there still people/companies who "Will pay cash for your home."? Live in 49006 neighborhood.
I do and I work in the 49006 and 49007 zipcodes. Please give me a call if you are still trying to move the house. Jay 269-217-1778
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2014 Home Selling in 49006
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
If the 9 adjusted comparable sales that the appraiser used average $136,500, then why did he appraise the house at $126,000?
Seth,
Appraisers use comps, make adjustments based on the differences between the comparable sales and the subject property and arrive at a "sales approach" valuation. Every appraisa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Home Buying in 49008
gace cook, Other/Just Looking in Kalamazoo, MI
gace cook answered:
Looking to rent a 2 bedroom 1 bath in Kalamazoo for less than $800. Would need to rent from mid august to May.?
have the same as a single family home and the rent would be $750 + utilities. home in the same 49001 zip.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 General Area in Kalamazoo
Jeremy Drobe…, Real Estate Pro in Kalamazoo, MI
Jeremy Drobeck answered:
FSBO in 49009 - buyer's agent commissions and closing paperwork
I agree with most of what everyone says. 3% to a buyers agent is fair.

If you have a buyer that needs help financing the purchase of your home I would be happy to assist with all th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Selling in 49009
Richard Stew…, Real Estate Pro in 49001
Richard Stewart answered:
Why is your crimes in the orange.?
Crime statistics/reports can be very misleading. When a motorist gets arrested for a dui, it adds to the crime rate for that block. If a woman gets arrested for non payment of child sup ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 4, 2014 Crime & Safety in Central Business District
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