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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
i put an offer on a foreclosure it was excepted. And now they find out that part of the land with it was bought on a land contract. i have been
Without knowing all the details--Depends--what does the land contract state--what is your agent suggesting--if you don't have an agent you may wish to consult with an attorney spec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 25, 2010 Home Buying in 49534
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
What do you think the 100-150k house market will do in the next 12 months after the tax credit expires?
The $8k is more important in the lower priced houses. Many used it as a down payment. (Thanks for the loan err, gift uncle Fred)

The federal reserve is going to stop buying Mortgage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 21, 2010 Home Selling in Grand Rapids
kl, Other/Just Looking in Grand Rapids, MI
kl answered:
how can i find a land contract in clare mi?
Your realtor should be able to search for current homes which are offered for sale on land contract. My question to you though is, why would you want to purchase on Land Contract? Int ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 22, 2013 Home Buying in 49508
Suzie Reinbo…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Suzie Reinbold answered:
Are bank short sales driving the real estate market in Grand Rapids?
Short sales have become more prevalent in the Grand Rapids market. Foreclosures still weigh in heavily. A quick look at the market using 'sold, Kent Co., time frame from Nov. 1, 20 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 4, 2012 Foreclosure in Grand Rapids
Anthony Bird, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Anthony Bird answered:
Is there any banks doing $30,000.00 mortgages in Grand Rapids, MI?
I am not sure if many banks are doing loans this small. The problem falls with section 32 financing (the red tape of the industry) - The goverment regulates fees as a percentage of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Financing in 49508
Gary Bottoml…,  in 49601
Gary Bottomley answered:
I have a 4 bed (2 up, 2 ground) 3 bath (one full on each floor) home. Thinking about taking over up bath to make master suite. Home value affect?
My advice would be to plan the remodeling of the master suite to allow access from the 2nd floor hallway as well as the master bedroom. This would allow occupants of the 2nd upstairs be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 20, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 49506
Erin  Fester, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Erin Fester answered:
We are relocating from Dallas to Grand Rapids. Who has lease listings, or lease opts. available.
You actually may use a local Realtor to find a lease listing. Many sellers have their homes dual listed and our MLS has both for SALE and for LEASE sections. In addition, many Realtors ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 26, 2009 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Audra Pratt,  in Grand Rapids, MI
Audra Pratt answered:
how much did 1939 hall st, east grand rapids, michigan sell for and when?
It is currently on the market for $199,900. The last time it sold was in 03.

Audra Pratt
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 16, 2009 Home Buying in 49506
Stacey Wyatt, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Stacey Wyatt answered:
is it illiegal for the seller to have us do some work on the house and than sell it to somebody other than us?

What is your relationship to the Seller? Are you renting the property? Do you or did you have a Contract on the home? I am assuming by the way you asked the question, you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 28, 2009 Home Buying in 49508
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, OH
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Interesting price - what's the catch? I'm a serious buyer from out of state, have full cash, but the price raises a big flag with me - why
Stephen if you would post a link to the property someone could give an answer to your question.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 17, 2015 Home Buying in Fuller Avenue
Dee, Home Buyer in 49518
Dee answered:
Thanks for the advice!
it's Dee sending an update on what's going on with my short sale. Well every week since this post everything was pretty stagnant until just this past Friday. Well m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 18, 2009 Home Buying in 49507
Thank you Thank you again, much appreciated.! Keep you posted on how the purchase is going.Again, thank you,Dee
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2009 Home Buying in 49507
Derek Bauer…, Real Estate Pro in South Lyon, MI
Derek Bauer Door to Dreams Team answered:
Short Sale advice

Lots of questions here, but in short:

1. Countrywide/BOA is THE most challenging and frustrating to work with on short sales.
2. Phase III is a good thing, so barring any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 8, 2009 Home Buying in 49507
Victoria Pan…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Victoria Pando answered:
The house we recently put an offer on and was accepted can back from the FHA appraiser to be $2500 less.
It depends of your contract, in many States your offer also depends of the apprasal value and has the contingents so you can negociate a new price with the seller or get out of the cont ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 31, 2009 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Dave V'Dovick, Real Estate Pro in Hudsonville, MI
Dave V'Dovick answered:
Should we help daughter buy a house with our HELOC, or co-sign an FHA Loan? She wants to qualify for the FTHBC
I have lots of mortgage experience and can help answer your question. It depends on how much and a few other factors that I need to discuss with you. Please call Dave VDovick @ 616-89 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 18, 2009 Financing in 49546
Dave V'Dovick, Real Estate Pro in Hudsonville, MI
Dave V'Dovick answered:
I have never owned a home and have horrible credit. At this point my only option is land contract/ rent to
Please give Dave a call, he knows some people that work in restoring credit and can pass along thier information.

Dave VDovick - cell: 616-893-3287

Thanks, have a great day!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 3, 2009 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Mainvest, Both Buyer and Seller in San Antonio, TX
Mainvest answered:
I am looking to buy a house, I recently found out I am expecting and my boyfriend and I want to get out of
I have Owner Finance Options for bruised credit and no credit clients. Please call me and we can discuss down payment needs. 210-724-3549
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 11, 2009 Home Buying in 49525
Keane Ng, Real Estate Pro in Tukwila, WA
Keane Ng answered:
We have a low FICO score, is there hope in buying a home?
Co-signors do help on FHA loans. You probably need to be at least a 620 but you're close. I would work on building your credit and seeing if you can get to 620.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 9, 2010 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Robb Breen, Real Estate Pro in Newaygo, MI
Robb Breen answered:
i want to clean foreeclosed house in my area and do not have the money to start and i want to know how to do
Couldn't agree more. Start by contacting Realtors that may have foreclosed homes in there inventory. We are always looking for responsible people to clean up foreclosed homes. I wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2009 Foreclosure in Grand Rapids
Ben DeHaan, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Ben DeHaan answered:
What would be the closing costs on a house $42,750? How much would it cost for a well and septic system check?
Hey Dan,

Closing costs can vary depending on what type of loan program you are using to purchase the property. With a little more info I can get you a good answer to your question. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2009 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
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