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Caca, Home Buyer in Ann Arbor, MI
Caca asked:
Will a house with a hill behind the backyard be hard to sell? I am interested in a house in Rochester hills and it is in a very good neighborhood, however, there is a small hill right behind the backyard (i.e. the house is at the bottom of the hill).…
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L B, Home Buyer in Troy, MI
L B answered:
I wanted to buy a brand new house in Rochester Hills located at Hamlin by Livernois. However, there are only 11 lots in this new neighborhood.
There are a few listings of fairly new homes in the area.

http://www.trulia.com/property/3170970211-Covington-Place-3-1076-Rochelle-Park-Dr-Rochester-Hills-MI-48309
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 11, 2014 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Dave Walker, Real Estate Pro in 48306
Dave Walker answered:
What was the selling price at 201 Sandalwood?
Kermitt,

201 Sandalwood sold for $240,000 all cash. It closed on 10/2/14.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Derek Tunison, Real Estate Pro in Clinton Township, MI
Derek Tunison answered:
Need advice on how mortgage approval process works based on credit history and Visa status
I am a Sr. Mortgage Specialist in Macomb County, MI. I would be happy to meet with you or take a brief phone application to see if we can get you pre-approved for a home loan. See bel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Jonathon DeV…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, MI
Jonathon DeVries answered:
First Time Buyer Question
Your best option would be to look into a land contract until you can qualify for a mortgage on your own.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
The Pearson…, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
The Pearson Group answered:
New condo's in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Can we get a virtual tour of what is available as we will in Michigan in September of this year.?
William,

I see several agents have offered to assist you. I would recommend that you choose a Realtor to work exclusively with who will represent you as a Buyer's Agent. We have mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 12, 2013 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Sigrid Garri…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester Hills, MI
Sigrid Garrick answered:
Should I pay cash for a house and finance later?
Cuent290,
Cash makes for a better offer. Why would you finance later. Instead of making a mortgage payment , you can use that money for anything else you like
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 14, 2013 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Karen Paytas, Real Estate Pro in Macomb County, MI
Karen Paytas answered:
Should I pay cash for a house and finance later as I just went through a divorce as a stay at home mom and just started to work again.?
If you don't have 2 years on the job it's going to be difficult to get financing. So cash seems to be the best solution. After you've established some time on the job you could consi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 14, 2013 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
A. Charles E…, Real Estate Pro in Royal Oak, MI
A. Charles Edwards answered:
Is it possible to purchase a REO single-family home before it is officially listed on the MLS?
Ethically, no. Can it be and is it done, yes.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Rosemary Ang…, Real Estate Pro in Hastings, MI
Rosemary Anger, MCAT answered:
Property tax question for 1st time home buyer
The SEV is half the market value and yes the Taxable Value resets the next tax year to the SEV. Now...the market value is determined by the average of all good residential sales in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 16, 2013 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in 48322
Russ Ravary answered:
if i redeem my home for the sheriff sale amount will the mortgage company come after me for the remaining $70k difference? in michigan
The have the ability to do it, but do they.............not very often. However the second mortgage company may.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 10, 2013 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Nancy Duncan…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, MI
Nancy Duncanson answered:
Hello, I was wondering how much it would cost just to build a ranch style house with full basement, size of home is 2300 sf. The lot is treed.
Hi Lawrence, The best person to answer your question would, of course, be a local builder. There are so many variables that you would have to talk with someone about your specific lot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Gregory J. F…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester Hills, MI
Gregory J. Fernandez answered:
when putting an offer in on a home, how much lower than the sale price is reasonable in todays market?
It isn't how much a seller is asking its how much the home is worth. Example: Two similiar homes in the area. One is at 200K and the second one is at 175k. The second is firm becaus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Michelle Pay…, Real Estate Pro in Milford, MI
Michelle Payne answered:
Hello there, I am a serious buyer with an almost pre-approved loan. I would like to close the deal as soon as possible. Thanks, Hasnain
Hello Hasnain,

If you are still looking for a condo in Rochester Hills, I would be happy to help you. I have condos in Rochester myself and have been in most of the associations.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Michelle Pay…, Real Estate Pro in Milford, MI
Michelle Payne answered:
Average Hoax feesvforvthe area
Hi Clayton,
The HOA fees do vary, it depends on the complex. I have a condo in a complex and I pay $385 but that also includes by heat:) Read the by laws carefully before you purchas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Victoria Com…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland Township, MI
Victoria Compton answered:
Seeking Savvy Realsestate Professional
An offer is based on comparables, your desire to purchase and seller situation. I would be able to work hard for a buyer who would trust the information I provide them and then base th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 1, 2012 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Wolverine, Home Buyer in Troy, MI
Wolverine answered:
Will home prices go up much in the next 2-3 years in the Metro Detroit area?
I just heard that the government FHA is set to start selling foreclosures in bulk to investors.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11370592/2/government-set-to-sell-foreclosures-in-bulk. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 20, 2011 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Spirit Messi…, Real Estate Pro in 85718
Spirit Messingham answered:
i am new to detroit. what is the best area to buy a luxury single family house up to 600K. i like to stay close to rochester hills or Novi. A.G.
Please consider working with a local agent or Realtor to help you, most of the time as the buyer it will not cost you anything. Looks like you already have a couple of local agents wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 12, 2011 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
Edward Harris, Real Estate Pro in Rochester Hills, MI
Edward Harris answered:
What is the market/resale value like in Shelby and Rochester Hills? Can you suggest other areas comparable to Royal Oak with the same atmosphere?
As you can see the question is very broad. Sitting down with a knowledgeable agent is everything. Interview a few on the phone and choose one to help you with your decision.
Ed
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 26, 2010 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
The Pearson…, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
The Pearson Group answered:
how can I find what a seller owes on his house? I am looking at property in Oakland County MI, primarily in Rochester.
The exact amount owed by a seller can only be realized by their recent statement or by obtaining an updated pay-off from their mortgage company. However, any Realtor should be able to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 3, 2009 Home Buying in Rochester Hills
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