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Market Conditions in 48221 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 3, 2014
Haig Istamboulian answered:

The bottom line is that the property is owned by you and ultimately it is your responsibility to make sure everything is managed correctly. Having a house vandalized is very common in Detroit and usually it is a matter of when, not if it happens.

You should take proper precautions in Detroit; such as real or fake cameras, security doors, lights and radios on a timer, a dog, or have someone stay in the home while it is being remodeled, etc.

If you hired a company to take care of the remodeling and the project was under their authority, then you should get some answers as to what happened. If you cannot come to some resolution with them then your only recourse would be to take them to court.

Ultimately that is your only recourse if you can't work it out with them. If you hire a lawyer, it may cost you more to take them to court than to just let it go and chalk it up to a learning experience. You could also take them to a small claims court on your own; file the lawsuit and represent yourself in court, that would be the least expensive route.

Just remember it will be up to you to prove negligence and/or fraud. That will be very tough in my opinion. Vandalism in Detroit homes is more common than you think. With the police spread thin in Detroit, home vandalism is not high on their list of quick response times.

Good Luck!

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Fri Jan 25, 2008
smith3gary answered:
Charles, There were no homes in either subdivision near your price range this morning.
This public version of the MLS will allow you to search for rental homes, but you will have to either enter a 1 or 2 (thousand) for the maximum price range.
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