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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 Sammamish, 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
Deb Young, Real Estate Pro in Plainwell, MI
Deb Young answered:
im looking for a home on the outside of Kalamazoo, Mi can you help?
Good morning! I would be happy to assist you in finding your new home. Please visit my website at www.debyoungrealtor.com. Thank you, Deb
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Home Buying in Kalamazoo
Bev West, Real Estate Pro in 80634
Bev West answered:
To whom it may concern, I am a real estate investor. I am looking for multi-family units where the seller is willing to do seller financing.
If you find a seller that is willing to do that, I recommend getting an attorney to write up the contract.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Investment Properties in Kalamazoo
Pamala  Bava,…, Real Estate Pro in Macomb, MI
Pamala Bava, SRES answered:
My home is listed for 149,900 in Kalamazoo County/Otsego Schools. Is the market slow for everyone in our area? Are buyers just slow to make offers?
Are you getting any feedback from the agents that have shown your home. Ask your agent, to review that with you.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 31, 2013 Home Selling in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo Mortgage answered:
My house was built in 1960, empty for four years, been back for two. I live in Milwood, have put in new carpet, windows, roof, partial fence,
Selling should be the last thing to consider without finding the exact cost of the problem. Distressed properties are not only difficult to finance, but also will cost your family mone ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 20, 2013 Home Buying in Kalamazoo
Holly Woodha…, Real Estate Pro in Kalamazoo, MI
Holly Woodhams answered:
How close is this neighborhood to ThermoFisher Scientific?
This neighborhood is nearby - about 4 miles. With traffic I would say about a 10 minute commute. I would love to help you find that perfect home if you are relocating. I have huge succe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 18, 2013 Home Buying in Westwood
Nancy Whitney, Real Estate Pro in Plainwell, MI
Nancy Whitney asked:
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 16, 2013 Market Conditions in Eastside
Joshua Richm…, Real Estate Pro in Kalamazoo, MI
Joshua Richmond answered:
How is the area in 49009? What kind of neiborhood lives in this area? How safe it's? I'm looking for a home 3BR 2 Bath not too far from WMU.
I too live in 49009 and love the location. You can find the crime stats on Trulia to better help you make up your mind if this is a safe location. I live in Texas TWP and we have a fire ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 49009
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