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Fri May 12, 2017
Smithjoshua421 asked:
It has 8 windows, a barn style roof, board and batten siding, a 40 year shingle, one exterior door, one two car garage door, two offices up stairs, has to get all new electrical ran from…
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Kerrykalls86 answered:
The biggest issue you would have with all of this is timing as well as the hope and prayer that you will be able to escape from a pending foreclosure. More often than not you will have extremely advanced notice of a pending foreclosure. Months at the very least. I myself would find great pleasure in removing anything of value and replacing it with cheap items bought off of Craigslist or picked from the trash. That way you can happily remove every single kitchen cabinet, light fixture, bathroom upgrades etc etc and feel totally confident that you haven't damaged anything. In fact you took great effort to renovate your property prior to the bank taking possession of the property. Following the completed foreclosure, the bank can then allow it to sit vacant for the next two years in an effort to keep housing prices artificially inflated instead of selling it at a sensible price ... more
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Fri Apr 7, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
No you cannot keep furniture that you do not own. If you owe payments on the mobile home and need to move out, what makes you think you can keep the furniture?
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Thu May 19, 2016
Hiddentreasires answered:
Ok my had did a reverse mortgage about 2010. In 2012 she passed away. We stayed in the household. Paying on the taxes. Of all these years the mortgage people came out to the home . And put no trespassing. Can they do that .. Even tho we were paying on the taxes and keeping up the property. ... more
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Mon May 2, 2016
Yoiam410 asked:
I am needing additional funds to finish remodeling. The original loan was only 35,000, am needing 50,000 and the home was appraised at 250,000.00
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Tue Jul 14, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I think it's important to make sure that whatever you do to remodel the home is done with the intention of making it as nice as possible. I would suggest meeting with a variety of professionals and asking them all of the questions you have. That way you can get an idea of what your best options are and you'll be able to find someone that you would like to hire for the project. Hopefully all of this helps you and you're able to get all of the help you need with this project without too much trouble.
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Aaron B. Lewis answered:
Depends on area, rentlinx is useful
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Kristy Horne answered:
Yes the shed is suppose to say but I would always have your agent put it in the purchase agreement so just in case the seller does not realize. Better to be safe than sorry later.
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Kristy Horne answered:
Sometimes buyers ask for them anyway even if they are not listed. Its out of our control as agents. If its something that bugs you that much you could always counter them for a little more at list price. ... more
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Thescribners answered:
not after the sale. It's called theft after the sale. before the sale you can bulldoze the thing but after the sale, you no longer own it.
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Fri Dec 12, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
Bottom line is that the property is not yours. Find out who owns the property and get permission before trespassing. You could get arrested if you are caught inside without permission.
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Tue Oct 21, 2014
Liz Schmieder answered:
It is best to check with the building department in the local community as it will be a different answer from one community to the next.
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Thu May 15, 2014
Brian Kurtz answered:
If you are saying that the home went to sheriff sale and the bank instructed their rep at the sale to start the bidding low and it was not bid up significantly and thus here is now equity between the real value of the property and the redemption payoff....

The answer is that the 2nd mortgage company has no rights to it - unless you actually redeem the property. In which case the 2nd mortgage company becomes the 1st mortgage company.

If you are looking to sell the property, then you can negotiate a short sale of the 2nd mortgage. You can basically tell them to take $1,000 or you'll let the home go back to the 1st mortgage holder. They'll usually take something over nothing.
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
Michigan's Best Homes For Sale answered:
Hi Michael, Here are a couple of more things to consider if you are using price per square foot as a gauge for property values. Usually the more square feet the home has, the less $ per square foot it sells for. I hope this helps. Michael Warde ... more
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Michigan's Best Homes For Sale answered:
Hello, Trulia is a nationwide website. They pull data multiple different ways and is it nearly imposable to stay accurate. Have your agent log in to Trulia and make the corrections or if you are trying to sell yourself give them a call. This might take some effort. ... more
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Andy Hargreaves answered:
Well, I would suggest you say that out loud to yourself, let it resonate, and then ponder the answer to it.
Why would you think it's ok to take items that don't belong to you?
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Thu Jan 9, 2014
Ben Hendricks answered:
I have also used Superior glass Block. You can reach them at 734-354-9270. Ask for John or Mike
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Sat Aug 31, 2013
Haig Istamboulian answered:

Technically anything "attached" to the home is supposed to stay, like ceiling fans, fixtures, dishwashers, etc. But if you are going to take the ceiling fans, I would replace them with a light fixture or a cheaper ceiling fan. The appliances are not "attached" so if that is your property, then take them with you.

Also, if you can find out who the agent or company is that will be handling the property management or eventual sale of the home is, you can explain to them that you are a tenant. Tenant's have rights as well and that way the management company the bank hires, won't lock you out of the home thinking the home was abandoned.

Do what you can to find out who the home has been assigned to, the company or agent, and open a line of communication with them, it is the best thing that you can do. That way there won't be any unexpected surprises. Your sitiation is not unique and has happened to many renters the past few years.

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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Pam Bava answered:
Have a discussion with the landlord before planting and come to terms with it and put it in writing. If he or she agrees to pay for them you probably won't be able to.

Good luck
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