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Home Buying in 49424 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Dec 15, 2016
asgj1978 answered:
A listing price is just that, it is not a set-in-stone contract price. An agent can change the price at any time in either direction.
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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Andy Smith answered:
Barbdave49341,

I can set up a custom search for you directly from the MLS that will email you when new properties are listed. Give me a call and we can set something up for you. This is all complimentary.

616-218-0676
andysmithgroup@grar.com

-Andy
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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Andy Smith answered:
nikk032002,

Give me a ring. The process will depend on your specific land contract. I would be happy to look it over for you.

616-218-0676
andysmithgroup@grar.com

-Andy
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Alan May answered:
It's not an unreasonable fee for the service provided.

Most Realtors, however, will provide that service at no charge, in the hopes that you will list your property with them, when you're ready to sell. ... more
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Mon Jan 25, 2016
Sandee51960 answered:
I bought a Fannie Mae... Bank wanted 115...realtor said its not worth it...I offered 105...I qualified.. All my paperwork in order but appraisal came back @ 97. Realtor thought bank wouldn't go that low....guess what?? I bought it for 97)! Now 4 YRS later its worth 175....go for it! Try!!! ... more
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Aliciaca21 asked:
them. Has anyone heard of these programs? I owe $27,000 on my mobile home and would like to purchase a home.
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
David Arnoldink answered:
3508 Paige is not currently on the market. The property taxes during 2010 were approx. $1,900 for the year. There are a few homes active on the market in that area, if you are interested in that location. ... more
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
A. Edwards answered:
Good advise provided thus far. My experience has shown cash, which goes hand n hand with fast closing timeframe (the next most attractive thing for seller), definitely gives you the upper hand. When securing a mortgage the seller knowing you are 100% pre-approved and no issues are going to arise that will kill the deal is also key; finding a loan officer/mortgage company that issues pre-approvals with certainty is not easy. Realtors that work me know I take my pre-approvals very seriously, so much so that I guarantee a closed loan. Other than that, as already stated, offers can be structured many different ways and the seller usually only cares their net profit. ... more
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Deb Meurer answered:
Yes, there sure are, but of course it depends on the duplex..the location condition, the possibility of renting it. Tuan, I've been in your duplex!! I actually assisted some folks who rented from you a little over a year ago.
Now, YOUR duplex would be entertaining to buyers. You need the exposure listing can provide to bring in the right buyer...and representation to promote your best interests. I can help you with that.
I'd could do a market analysis for you and a net sheet to show you what numbers you could be looking at. You need knowledge to make an educated decision.
Deb Meurer, Realtor,ABR debber917@yahoo.com
616 218 0800
Five Star - Lakeshore
76 S. River
Holland, MI 49423
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Susan Compagner answered:
Hard to find, check the Holland Sentinel newspaper daily for opportunities. That is our main publication for properties for rent or rent to own. Why can't you just buy? there are such great deals. It would be much cheaper in the long run. ... more
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Sun Jan 2, 2011
Mike Slager answered:
Hi Again Amy!

It is possible, but there are a TON of factors that go into it. When you say NO credit, do you mean no loans or credit cards ever? Any utilities in your name, or cell phone. Do you have a checking account? Do you currently rent a home? These can all help you get a mortgage.

As previously mentioned, you will need a down payment. If you qualify for an FHA loan you would need at least 3.5% towards a downpayment, and there would be other out of pocket expenses you will need to have cash on hand for (home inspection, appraisal, etc).

Best place to start is to talk to a good home loan specialist. There are a number of good ones I work with regularly.

Hope that helps! Again, feel free to email me with any more questions (promise not to spam you!)

Mike
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Sun Jan 2, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Qualifying for a mortgage is more than credit score--are you employed, do you have a downpayment and cash reserves, can you afford a mortgage, any possible maintenance, etc., consider a visit to any qualified loan officer(s), if you don't yet qualify, he/she can offer great suggestions as to what needs to be done in order to qualify in the very near future. ... more
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Mon Nov 22, 2010
Glenn Pruitt answered:
HI Amanda

Land contracts are few ,sometimes they can not get a mortgage but they are out their. Land contract are done many ways on terms from,years,options,interest rate,etc. I';ve been writing them for over 30 years please let me know if I can help.

Glenn Pruitt
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