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Jeff Gushman, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Jeff Gushman answered:
Why would a rental be listed two months in a row?
Hi there,

That is not very unusual. There are lots of variables that could affect why it didn't get leased in the first month.

If you'd like me to run it through the MLS ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rentals in 48186
Jeff Gushman, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Jeff Gushman answered:
Why is it real estate agents dont respond/call back/acknowledge to full price offers?
Hi there,

I believe this house is contingent, which means it has an accepted offer on it. If you drop me an email at JeffGushman@gmail.com, I'll let you know if it comes back on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Westland
A. Charles E…, Real Estate Pro in Royal Oak, MI
A. Charles Edwards answered:
Filed bankruptcy in 2011. My husband worked but i did not in 2012 because i was in school so we have had late payments. we haven't been late in
Yes. 12 months on time payment history is very beneficial. Given you were in school can further strengthens your cause.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Westland
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in Commerce Township, MI
Russ Ravary answered:
I'm looking for a house to rent around 700-850 per month in the plymouth,livonia,or westland areas.Must be in a safe area and clean.Any ideas?
Unfortunately your are most likely going to be renting an apartment. Most houses start in the 900+ range. There are some smaller 900 square foot houses without garage or basement that ... more
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Karen Paytas, Real Estate Pro in Macomb County, MI
Karen Paytas answered:
Do we have any legal recourse on a home purchase that was financed with a Homepath loan without an appraisal? It was purchased in MI.
Good Afternoon,

When financing with a Homepath loan an appraisal isn't required because one has already been done. You should have been given a copy of the appraisal when you close ... more
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Andy Hargrea…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Andy Hargreaves answered:
Currently, in many communities where there are more buyers than houses, why do so many still think they should get a STEAL & not just a DEAL?
Because people hear what they want to hear and always know someone who got this amazing deal once upon a time (but can never seem to substantiate the info or address to verify).

Ther ... more
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Carlos Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Carlos Hernandez Team answered:
Could we buy the home paying cash and not have to worry about a credit check? or Could we buy the home if we filed bankruptcy with a down payment?
To purchase a home with cash, you only need to provide proof of funds. No credit is checked. You can purchase a home after bankruptcy, but there is a waiting period. You would need t ... more
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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
how long does a short sale take if you are paying cash?
The main driver on the time frame for a short sale is the lender approval process. That can take anywhere from a quick 1-2 months up to a year or more. After the approval, you can clo ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
House on our street has a "sheriff's deed" as of July & homeowners have moved out--does this mean it's been auctioned?
Chances are it did go through a foreclsoure sale. You can check with your town/city halls assessors office and look up the tax card to see who the owner is. Some do update sooner than o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Foreclosure in 48185
Garett Hyman, Real Estate Pro in Ann Arbor, MI
Garett Hyman answered:
Found out that neighbors house was forclosed & "sheriff's deed" issued several months ago. Does this mean that the house has?
You can check with a local realtor to see if the house has been sold in a sheriffs sale. If it has not your realtor can find out what the lenders conditions are to purchase the home. Mo ... more
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Robin Kay Co…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Robin Kay Cooke answered:
I do not have money for a down payment for a home. Is there still hope for me? I am currently renting & I have a job.
Hello, VA loans require no downpayment but there are some closing costs. MSHDA also provides up to $7,500 in downpayment assistance in certain circumstances. In both cases, we'd try t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in 48185
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Hi- My mother in law is looking for a home to buy on land contract...she has a substantial down payment, and is looking to buy westland/garden city
Why does it have to be on a land contract? Getting a loan is not too hard with a substantial down payment, but most sellers are not able or wish to sell on a land contract since they co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 13, 2013 Home Buying in 48185
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I am looking for a one bedroom apartment in the Westland area and need it immediately due to relocation. Any suggestions?
Hi Jeanne,

Lots of options available, take a look here: http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Westland,MI/#for_rent/Westland,MI/0p_beds/

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Rentals in Westland
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Westland, Belleville or Ypsilanti Lease Option or Short Term Land Contract
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in 48185
Haig Istambo…, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Haig Istamboulian answered:
First time home buyer
Hello,

The Bank usually will NOT fix anything on a Bank Owned home, so don't waste your time there. I would call your lender and see if you can swicth the loan to an FHA 203K or a 20 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Home Buying in Westland
Jeff Gushman, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Jeff Gushman answered:
interested in a Brownstone Condo property in Westland. There seems 2 b several "just like new" condo/townhomes. R these neighborhoods mostly vacant?
Hi there,

I believe I know which development you are talking about, near Warren and Central City.

Please email me at JeffGushman@gmail.com and I can send you any properties that a ... more
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Jeff Gushman, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Jeff Gushman answered:
I am searching for a 2 bd room house in westland ,garden city, wayne. I have a section 8 vouchure and have a dog that is roughly 50lbs
Hi Patricia,

Please send me an email at JeffGushman@gmail.com I would be happy to find some homes that might fit your criteria in Westland, Garden City, or Wayne and pass them on to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 24, 2012 Rentals in Westland
George, Both Buyer and Seller in Canton, MI
George answered:
Do You Accept Section 8 housing vouchures?
How does section 8 voucher work?,
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 8, 2012 Rentals in Westland
Patrick Fiel…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Patrick Fields answered:
After 90 days, the short sale I'm trying to buy was approved! I've run into a major snag though - it appraised for way less than the agreed
With the appraisal, reconsideration in favor of the reduced sales price is likely. The basis of a short sales first requires a qualifying hardship on behalf of the seller, and an inabli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in 48185
Andy Hargrea…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Andy Hargreaves answered:
Have home prices improved any in Westland?
Your best bet is to do some research and pick an agent whom you feel is trustworthy and meets your needs.

If you're wondering if this land is splittable, you may have to check with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Home Selling in Westland
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