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Sat Jun 20, 2015
Chinajackson989 answered:
I am in the same boat is you were. After you painted the house. How long did it take to close and for msdha to approve funds?
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Sun May 31, 2015
Wade Eckenrod answered:
Great Question. It's actually a very simple process But it's also one of the Biggest decisions you will ever make. We always recommend sellers interview at least two agents. Why? because 99% of our business now comes from the internet, so which agents are utilizing it the most? Ask around, also Google search companies like REMAX Bay City, or bay area real estate. see who shows up. Pick a couple agents, send them an email or give them a call. When they come to your home, ask them some tough questions. Where does their company rank in Local real estate sales? Are you a Broker? How many homes did you sell in the last 2-3 years, What can you do to sell My home? How many years have you been in real estate? Always look for experience. Brokers have the training and the years of service needed to get the job done. Teams are also great way to go. They have a big advantage over single agents and it doesn't cost you a penny more to hire them. Worldwide and Lots of local exposure is what you need to sell your home for top dollar. ... more
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Sun Mar 22, 2015
Lheritier1217 asked:
Thu Dec 4, 2014
I lend down to a 500 middle score. You need to have made on time payments for at least 1 yr, have no open disputes on your credit, no judgments, collections and or liens that are NOT in a payment plan. Also, if you declared bankruptcy, you mus not have missed any payments since the discharge. Let's discuss your loan scenario in more detail. Contact me at 800 315 8803. My name is Bart and I have been offering loans since 1987. I am happy to answer your mortgage questions, 7 days a week and review your loan scenario. Until then, I look forward to hearing from you.

Bart Gabe - Lending Nationwide Since 1987

800 315 8803
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Fri Jun 20, 2014
Derek Tunison answered:
I am a mortgage Specialist in Macomb, Michigan. I would like to get a few more details regarding the credit that is being denied. I do work with lender that will look at compensating factors like assets, income, etc when deciding to lend.

Please give me a call today to discuss your options.

Derek Tunison
Sr. Mortgage Specialist
Nowland Mortgage
NMLS 162605
Cell: 586-306-8994
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Thu May 29, 2014
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
Only agents and Trulia can correct home information. I recommend contacting Trulia direct via the bottom right of any page or at 888-466-3501
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Karen Paytas answered:
What area are you asking about??


Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
Phil Rotondo answered:
It's called a mother-in-law suite. Contact a local realtor and let them know your search criteria. They'll find you a home.
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
Alain Picard answered:
Yes you can but if you are using this as a way to choose a listing agent for your property make sure you look at other things as well. Don't just pick the agent that says your property is worth the most in their CMA. Some agents will tell you a higher price in hopes of getting you to list your home with them but if you set the listing price to high in the beginning your home will just sit on the market with no offers. ... more
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
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Sat Jul 13, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Your question is reasonable, the restraints we have against answering it may not be. Let me suggest that while the commission amount is important, it's far from the most important part of choosing an agent. A great agent is worth more than whatever they charge and a bad one, or none at all will cost you more than just the commission. My strong advice is to focus on finding the best agent available first. If they charge less than someone else, good for you. If you get a "cheap" commission, but leave thousands on the table through poor preparation, marketing or negotiating you'll be far worse off than whatever "savings" you may have hoped for. ... more
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Heather answered:
You may want to look at It is another good website to get an idea of available homes and real estate agents in the area.
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Heather answered:
You may want to consider looking in the townships outside of the city for lower tax rates.
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
John Johnson answered:
You must drive all the way through the park, the home is between the park and the expressway. Please contact me if you would like more information on this or any other area properties. John Johnson, RE/MAX Results, 989-233-3000. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
TIM hit the nails on their heads,
one thing I can add is that Lease/Option (rent to own) is tenuous and dangerous in the best of circumstances. It is the ultimate of Caviat Emptors in Real Estate: You are in a desperate situation, relying on the generosity and honesty of the Seller, there is no boilerplate form, there are no protections for you, not to mention what the future may bring. ... more
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Eric Michael answered:

There's a 6 month redemption period once the sheriff's sale happens. Depending on circumstances, that should be plenty of time to get a short sale done.

However, if the foreclosure process has already been completed, the bank owns the home and you need to wait until it comes back on the market.

Contact a local real estate agent. They'll be able to better help you.
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Kazango The Great answered:
Two things. I have the perfect house for you, MLS# 211050793. West of Mt. Pleasant, 150' + nature lake frontage. Read for more details. Second, as an only child myself, we value the time we have alone. When I went to school, I would come home and busy myself in my room playing, doing homework, and generally winding down from being exposed to other kids all day. My parents were both educators, and thankfully knew the value of allowing me "me" time. I'm all growed up now :) and doing well, and still value my "me" time. Your son's room has blue carpet! ... more
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Angel Calzadilla answered:
If the property is well priced and under average price in that neighborhood and you really want it, I suggest yo to offer not less than the 95% of the current asking price without any contingencies and i am sure you will have a full executed contract with the seller, but.....let your agent do the job for you and if you do not have a realtor yet, then interview yourself 3 of them and hire one ! ... more
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Tue Oct 19, 2010
Ray Spitler answered:
Well, that sure is a loaded question...
Like Anna indicated, Realtors are not able to answer that questions without violating RESPA law.
I always defer to the local police department, or you can do a search online for any city in questions, and there is usually a link to information of every sort included the question you have presented. However, like anything else online, you should take it with a grain of salt. It may not be 100% accurate. The police department will have the most accurate and current answers for you.

Hope that helps...

Ray Spitler
Associate Broker, GRI, CDPE
Keller Williams Realty
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