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Sun Mar 5, 2017
Robt answered:
Peggy are you still looking for land contract in Allen Park/Melvindale? If so email me at the email below, I can help. I have a huge database of homes for sale and land contract within that area.
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Tue Jul 5, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
That is the risk with this type of deal.

If the owner loses the house before you have completed the purchase, you we just a renter.

Since your contract was with the home owner and not the party that is foreclosing on the property, i don't believe you have any legal standing to prevent a foreclosure (but you can ask a lawyer). I think the only one that can pull it out of foreclosure is the home owner.

If you want to buy the property, you will have to pay in full now, and work with the foreclosing company and the home owner so that he can buy the property out of foreclosure in order to sell it to you.
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Nora Moore answered:
Getting a sump pump probably wouldn't be a bad idea. Even if it doesn't solve the problem, it sounds like there would be groundwater issues in a place like that anyway. Talking to a plumber would be a good idea, though. They would know more about the specifics of your case. ... more
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Mon Jan 5, 2015
Wellmantara answered:
We owned our previous home and did a deed in lieu of foreclosure because our mortgage was $125,000 more than what our property was worth. We needed a new leach field that was estimated to cost $15,000 at that time. The bank never had us fill out a disclosure and knew absolutely nothing about the property that they had acquired from us and was now selling. A potential buyer and his realator called my husband to get information on the house which to me is a no brainer. My husband was honest about the leach field and several other issues that needed to be addressed and next thing you know the property is off the market. ... more
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Fri Aug 29, 2014
Andy B Realtor answered:
I have some land contracts currently available We also have investors that will BUY a home of your choice and sell back on land contract depening on the area and down payment you have available. I can send you a list of what we have or talk more about having an investor buy the home of your choice. Please contact me
Andy Boryszczuk- Elite Realty
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Mon Aug 25, 2014
Gilbert Iarocci answered:
not sure about sewage backups, but many people use in basements and crawl spaces to get rid of excess water during storms. look online for people who do French drains.
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
John Reeves answered:
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Charles Farley answered:
i have a home for sale in allen park. 313-388-4343 chuck
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Carla Morris answered:
Hi Elizabeth!
I am an Agent in Allen Park and would be greatful to pull something up for you!

Email or call me at 313-769-6511 :)
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Haig Istamboulian answered:

According to the public records it looks like there are no other previous owners besides the current owner. So it looks like the current owner is the only one on current records.

Realtors do not publish the names of individual owners on a Public forum. But if you truly want to know the current owners information you can obtain it through the County Records. Try this link;

I hope this helps.

Thank you,

(248) 379-6547
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Tony Grech answered:
It sounds like this may be something for a real estate attorney to help you with. If there was no will I'm guessing this might have to go through probate? Is it being foreclosed on by a lender or for taxes??

I'm not sure a realtor would be the best to help you here since it sounds like there might be some legal issues.

Best of luck
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Michael Delaware answered:
You might also want to read up on them as well. I wrote a book available on Amazon that could help you with this. It's called Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream ... more
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Haig Istamboulian answered:

Here is everything that popped up on one of the MLS systems here in town. This is in Southgate and Allen Park. If you would like to be set up for an automated update of properties available on a Land Contract, contact me and I can set that up for you.

Click on the link below;

Thank you,

(248) 379-6547
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Michael Delaware answered:
Tom, finding a home on Land Contract can be a challenge. You are looking for a seller who fits a particular profile. One who is not only willing to extend seller financing, but also one who is not underwater with a mortgage on the house. I have a book available on Amazon in the Kindle eBook format called: Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream. You can find it here. I tried to provide a lot of the answers to questions like this in its contents, and it might also give you some new ideas. I hope this helps, ... more
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Sat Dec 1, 2012
Bob Schweiss answered:
Hi Melissa,

If you could provide me with a little more information i would be happy to help. Number of bedrooms, baths, basement and a garage. What is your ceiling on purchases and is your credit in reasonable shape.

Usually in a Land Contract the deposit is 20% for 5 years with a ballon at the end.


Bob Schweiss
Remerica Hometown One
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
David Janis answered:
This information can be found in public records.
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Madhu Oberoi answered:
please send me your email and I will send you some homes on land contract.

Madhu Oberoi
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Andy Hargreaves answered:
No, the commission paid to your agent is paid for by the seller.
Working with a buyer agent is a free service on your end.

Do yourself a favor and find ONE agent you like, sign a contract with them so they know you're a committed buyer and share your needs with them.

You'll be pleased you did :)
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Stephen Connolly answered:
I found 8 homes which have land contracts available. I am glad to see you are familiar with land contracts. You need to have a buyers agent who will properly represent you. Best Regards, Steve
248 819 6464
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Haig Istamboulian answered:

To answer your questions; First of all a Land Contract is an agreement between a buyer and a seller. The Seller of the property provides the financing on the property, not a bank or a credit union. Both parties agree on a sales price, an interest rate and a payment.

With a Land Contract the Seller retains the Title to the property, while the buyer usually takes possession of the property. All aspects of the Land Contract are negotiable, interest rate, down payment, installment payments, length of the loan, and ballon payment, to name a few.

Generally in a Land Contract, expect to pay a higher interest rate and a decent sized down payment, depending on the cost of the property. Does your credit score have to be decent? Generally the answer is no. Sellers offer Land Contracts because a lot of buyers do not qualify for conventional financing. So Land Contracts offer buyers an alternative to buying a house, especially when a Bank or Credit Union can't qualify you for a mortgage.

What does a seller get? He gets to sell his property, usually at a higher price (because of the risk), collect a higher interest rate than a bank would, collect monthly payments, sells property at a guaranteed price in the future and can take the property back in case of default, just like a bank.

A steady income of course is necessary, but not a great credit score. All aspects of a Land Contract are negotiable. I would advise you to use a Realtor to help you negotiate the contract, the Owner (Landlord) may not have your best interest at heart if you negotiate directly with them.

Contact me if you need more information, but that is the basic summary of a Land Contract.

My contact information is below,

Thank you,

Elias Realty
(248) 379-6547
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