This house has been on the market for 38 days! I hope this information helps! If you are not working with a buyers agent and would like to see this please let me know. I would be happy to show it to you! Thanks! Melinda Robison - City2Shore Real Estate 616-648-0151... more
Buying a home on a land contract can be a very good way to own a home if you have bad credit. One of the main difficulties here is that property owners will no doubt do a credit check to see how risky you are.
My suggestion is this. First, make sure that you make all of your payments on time for at least 6 months. Meanwhile, try to save as much as possible to put as a down payment on a land contract.
Most land contracts only require a small down payment ($1,000 +/-) but if you can put down more then you show the owner that you are serious. Probably your biggest challenge, however, will be in locating a seller who will accept a land contract. Start by asking owners of homes that are available for rent. Another option which is similar to a land contract is a rent to own... but that is another discussion.... more
It varies throughout the year and throughout the zip code. For the best information, go to http://www.crimemapping.com/ or contact the GR Police Department -- Captain Daniel Savage 456-387. He is the officer in charge of the area.... more
It means what it says. The house went into forclosure due to failure to pay by the owner and the bank owns it now. So if you see a property that is a fore closure and is bank owned you can place an offer in it.... more
I don't believe FHA offers any construction loan options, but I could be wrong. If you would like, I could put you in touch with somebody who could answer all of your financing questions. Just let me know.... more
Yes, life is unfair. First of all, how would you substantiate the difference in cost to repair the sidewalk if it had been repaired 12 years ago when you moved in? Second, by the time you're done chasing your tail to sue someone, it'll end up costing you more than the $1600 the city is charging you for current repairs. Third...after 12 years, how can you be so sure there wasn't one done? That's a long time, and records are not always kept as well as they should be (especially since that was probably before such records were kept on modern computer platforms). I'm afraid this is one of those bitter pills that you're better off just swallowing and trying to forget about. Best of luck with your move...... more
The mortgage company you use will need to be licensed in the state that you are planning on purchasing in. If you would like some names i would be glad to supply them for you. 616-264-3606. Jchurchill@remax.net.... more
It is easy. You can get the information one of two ways. First, check and see if the township/city is online and if you can access property information. Most are online. The information sheet that the realtor gave you should have the owner's name, address and/or the parcel number. You can search for properties using those criteria.
Once you locate the property, check the legal description. If there are other parcels attached with this property, it will either show it in the legal description (i.e. parcel #1 etc) or it will list lot or plot numbers. Sometimes those property records are even connected to maps to show you exactly where the parcels are located.
Another option is to go down to the city/township or county offices and ask them to help you get information on the parcel. It may take a little time but you will probably get more information and you will know that you have the correct property. Just make sure to bring the listing sheet with you.
Good luck - and I hope it has lake access!... more
Hi Jim, Did you receive the counter offer in writing from the Seller and Listing Agent? Or, is the question in reference to you placing a bid and then being told there are multiple offers? If you are being told there are multiple offers and you have doubt, ask who wrote the other offers.... more
Yes you shouldn't have any issues unless there are open collections on your credit (which would need to be paid). There are many lenders that will finance above 620 scores. I would suggest contacting a local mortgage broker that has many options. That way you don't get your credit pulled by many banks trying to find a home and then your credit drops.... more
Kayla, Unfortunately that is up to each individual landlord so for the most part you'll just have to check with each one of them as you call checking on their units. I know Westgate does not allow pets at all and I know with having larger dogs it will be a little more difficult. Good luck with your search.... more
Hello - Yes, I am able to finance people with as low as a 600 middle score. Please give me a call and I will get you pre-qualified!
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The taxes are based on the state taxable value which is approximately 50o/o of the value of the property. This is then multiple by the taxable rate per community per $1000. For example a $200,000 house taxable value would be
$100,000 tax bill would be grand Rapids home stead rate would be approx, 28. So your tax would 100 x28 or $2800 per year.. These are approx. Taxes are levied I July and September.
Let me know you're moving to. I chicane. Would I've to help you!... more