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Mon Oct 24, 2016
Maricris A answered:

To remove a home from your saved homes, please follow these steps:

1. Hover your mouse over your screen name at the top right and click 'My Boards'.

2. Click the 'Saved Homes' tab. A list of your saved homes appears. Find the home you want to delete.

3. At the bottom right of the saved home, you will see a bubble with 3 dots. Click this. A gray pop up will appear with the option to delete.

4. Click delete.


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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Kristy Horne answered:
There are not very many land contracts out there. They want a very large down payment and they also charge a bigger interest rate. Getting a mortgage is always your best bet. Then you actually get to pick out the home you like instead of just picking out of 3 land contract homes. ... more
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Fri May 17, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Sat May 11, 2013
CONNIE J HITCH answered:
The best and easiest way to find Land Contract Homes in Garden City and the surrounding area would be to work with a Realtor. A Realtor has access to a database that has Land Contract homes in it. I would be glad to help you find a house that is a Land Contract home in the areas that you want. Also, if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me. ... more
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Sun Sep 16, 2012
Paolo answered:
check out MSHDA or HUD website, or michigan housing locator,
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Jsedwards answered:
Four months!! Homepath Homes require pre approvals before placing a bid. Perhaps the Agent has a list of Investors they work with and are ignoring you and other single families buyers. Just a thought. ... more
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Sun Nov 28, 2010
Craig Snead answered:
you can search on craigs list. go to Look in the Detroit are under apt/housing. In the search box, type in secton 8, Garden City. You will find some listings there to contact. If they don't have something available, they may know someone else that does. ... more
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Fri Aug 28, 2009
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky answered:
Who do you want to borrow from? It might be hard to refinance with a bank now.

Banks have 7 years to pursue a deficiency. We have seen them selling off the uncollected debt to third parties who purse the deficiency vigorously.

A short sale might allow you to get them to agree not to pursue the deficiency.
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Mon Jul 27, 2009
Sam Bugeja answered:
There are currently 3 homes for sale on a land contract at this time.
Like Andy said, your Buyers Agent can hep you find them.
Give me a call if you need some help.
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Saundra Allman answered:
Hi Jih: Your property tax base is based on the accepted ratified offer price negotiated once you close escrow and record sale recorded from successful close of escrow. If your transaction successfully closed for the agreed buyer/seller purchase value of $345,000. That would be your property tax base. The property must appraise for the full value of the agreed accepted offer price. I believe even if a foreclosure and the lender owns the property, or it is a short sale and the lender is accepting offers, it is the same as if the owner is selling in a reagular transaction. If appraisal comes in lower, then, that may open opportunity to negotiate down the agreed value of the property sale amount. You may be back to the negotiating table. Once agreed and then you close escrow successfully and record the new sale in new buyers name, that is the amount of the new tax base different than the tax base that the seller's properties taxes were based on. Because his tax base is based on his long time ago purchase price way back when he/she purchased originally. Best of Luck on your new investment! Saundra ... more
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Thu Oct 23, 2008
smith3gary answered:

I would like to commend you for thinking ahead. A combination of correctly choosing your tenant and a contract protecting you would be the most logical choices. A local real estate attorney would be suggested no matter what the costs.

You can also find out more about being a landlord from this State of Michigan publication
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Sun Mar 23, 2008
Janet McAllister answered:
One thing to check is are they homestead? For example, new construction on a completed home will be non-homestead so much higher. This can also be true if the home owner has another primary residence. You may want to ask your agent to verify this. Also, I always recommend calling the assesors office yourself. I have had clients fight the SEV and a few have been successful. Never a guarantee. ... more
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Sun Mar 2, 2008
Roberta Murphy answered:
Dom: If your home is in California, your property tax will be based on what you paid for the property. The rate here is one percent per annum plus special assessments.
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