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Pete Bruinsma, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Pete Bruinsma answered:
Land Contract Homes
I can help. Email fsbo@GRAR.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 20, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Brek Schutten, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Brek Schutten answered:
Im looking for a starter house for $30K, I have the cash to buy it out, and I want to get out of the ny city, but i need help any suggestions please
Feel free to contact me directly to see how I can assist you. Thanks!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Brek Schutten, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Brek Schutten answered:
Hello I am looking to get a land contract home but I have no idea how to start anything..
Feel free to contact me and I'll set up a search specifically for Land Contract homes that might fit what you are looking for. Thanks!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 2, 2012 Home Buying in 49525
Haig Istambo…, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Haig Istamboulian answered:
how can i find land contract or rent to own options in michigan..near clarkston ,oxford,fenton grand blanc,.lapeer something south of flint.....
Hello,

I did a search for EVERY Land Contract available in all of the cities that you mentioned above. Click on the link and it will take you to a site with all of the properties. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 4, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I want to find out if the house next to me is in forclouser or up for sale, how do i do this ?
First see if there is an emergency contact number and call it. if not place a note and tape it to the door you are interested for them to contact you. You could then go to the assessors ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 23, 2012 Foreclosure in Grand Rapids
Stephen Conn…, Real Estate Pro in 48072
Stephen Connolly answered:
Looking for an agent that has a lot of bank owned homes listed for my buyers
What area are you looking in ? We are in south eastern Mi. Primarily Oakland County.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 4, 2012 Home Buying in Westside Connection
Brek Schutten, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Brek Schutten answered:
Do you think it is extreme to pay $1500 for a paint stain the size of a lid on a quart of paint?. What is fair?
Again, the legal issues are better suited for a real estate attorney. What is fair is determined by a reasonable price that both parties can agree upon. They are probably asking for $ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Selling in Grand Rapids
Brek Schutten, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Brek Schutten answered:
Should I disclose a paint stain on carpet the size of a lid of a quart of paint. Can they sue me for this stain in the basement.?
Whether or not you can be sued for something like this is a question better suited for your lawyer. As a human beng (not just a Realtor) I would recommend that you disclose this inform ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 16, 2012 Home Selling in Grand Rapids
- Suzie Rein…, Real Estate Pro in Lowell, MI
- Suzie Reinbold - answered:
Can you help us find a 2 or 3 bedroom home to rent near the East Grand Rapids school district? We also have small dogs and require a fenced yard.
Laura,
Yes, REALTORS (R) can help you find a rental. Some are more inclined to work with rental clients than others. Call us and ask.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 20, 2012 Rentals in Grand Rapids
Haig Istambo…, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Haig Istamboulian answered:
if i buy a house that last sold for $170,000 and has an assessed value of $84,000 and for only $60,000 will my taxes drop?
Hello,

To answer your question, your taxes will not drop to reflect the $60,000.00 price that you paid. The new SEV will reflect the taxable amount. That amount is distinguished by o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 7, 2011 Home Buying in 49548
Brice Bossar…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Brice Bossardet answered:
My question is this..I am going to file bankruptcy in January and I want to purchase my own home. what steps should I take or lease with option?
Hi Mrs Goree- If I were you I would search for a lease with option to buy, or a two year land contract. Before you do anything, consult your bankruptcy attorney though. I have a few la ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Alex Bowers…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Alex Bowers Gezon answered:
Is this a safe area to walk a small dog at night?
In short I would say No.

The Belknap area has a wide range of property values, from ~million dollar homes to 10k homes. There are some parts that are better than others. Accesskent ... more
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Karl Roelofs, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Karl Roelofs answered:
mcarthur,ohio land contracts i am looking to buy a house on land contract for me and my family we are paying to much rent i wouldn't mine if i
Please contact me at kroelofs@grar.com. I should be able to help you.

Thanks

Karl
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 14, 2011 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Jon Porrey, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Jon Porrey answered:
I am a recent divorcée, Looking for a land contract home in the Grand Rapids area. 5000.00 down up to 1500 monthly, up to 200,000 on purchase
You would probably have to find a private party to work a LC like that. Realtors will expect a commission and they would need 12K just to cover that. In that range of price if a LC was ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 4, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Jordan Paint…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Jordan Painter answered:
looking at buying an investment property, fixer upper, 10-25k, cash offer, need help with location and good deals in safe neighborhood & good
I am a HUD listing agent specializing in foreclosures and would be happy to help you locate an investment property. Call me at 616-299-8470 or email me at Jordan@chilhomes.com to discu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 31, 2011 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Lloyd Reed, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Lloyd Reed answered:
Are there any options for purchasing a home with a credit score of 580 and 5-7k down?
Chelsea, there are options out there for you. Many lenders have minimum scores for FHA mortgages of 620 but others go as low as 550 or less depending on your circumstances. I would enco ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 5, 2012 Financing in Westside Connection
Jordan Paint…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Jordan Painter answered:
Any agents in Grand Rapids have enough foresight to offer 1.5% buyers rebate. If so email me or post and I will contact you. I am looking for investmn
The rules are clear as to the the maximum allowable amount of money a Realtor is allowed to give to their client after a sale is closed. This amount is $50's. You must find an a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 27, 2011 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Michelle Gor…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Michelle Gordon answered:
I want to lease a home or town home in Grand Rapids - Forest Hills Northern dist. for around $900. But I cannot find anything! Do RA's help w.?
Hi Anne,

Yes Real Estate Agents can help, but the price range you are looking for in this area, is very low. Rental demands are up and supply is low - therefore driving the values up ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 2, 2012 Rentals in Grand Rapids
Karl Roelofs, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Karl Roelofs answered:
I live in Michigan and am hoping to buy a home in the near future. My credit score is only 637. What would be the best option and is it possible?
Please contact me at 616 308 2631or email me at kroelofs@grar.com. I know of a company that will be able to give you the help you need.

Thanks!!

Karl Roelofs
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 5, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Dave V'Dovick, Real Estate Pro in Belmont, MI
Dave V'Dovick answered:
Does the Veterans Loan program work with poor credit? and what would be a suitable credit score for a home loan with that program?
Give Dave a call at 616-866-5974 and he can advise you. He is licensed in the state of Michigan for title insurance and has previous loan officer experience so he can help you if you h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 27, 2011 Home Buying in 49505
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