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Berrien County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 4, 2017
Lenora R Popken asked:
Moving to the area in July, the bank has approved us for up to a 200,000 dollar home. We are a young couple, no kids and this will be our first home. We will only be in the area fir 3-4…
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Sat Apr 22, 2017
Moona_786 answered:
I am looking for the foreclosure single family home for sale.
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Tue Mar 28, 2017
Ali kelleci answered:
l m interesting this house this still aveilable ?
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Thu Jan 26, 2017
Paul Dumke answered:
Sorry for not answering you quicker. Trulia and Zillow have merged changing the settings on my control panel.
Land contract homes are few and far between, because in the State of Michigan, The seller cannot have a mortgage on a residential property and sell it on a land contract.

If you have a decent amount of money down and some references, a Realtor can do a search for you by financing options.

Hope this helps!

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Thu Nov 17, 2016
Maricris A answered:

I apologize we have false foreclosure information listed on our home details page. This data is provided to us from Zillow foreclosures and we currently do not have the ability to edit or remove the information that they are sending us.

Please be advised that I have created a request regarding the removal of the erroneous foreclosure information for your home on Zillow.

Once the status is removed from Zillow, it will automatically update to Trulia after 24-48 hours.


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Tue Jul 5, 2016
K-w26 asked:
Looking to lease/rent something that is 2 bedrooms and has possible space for horses near SW Michigan/ NW Indiana. Any suggestions?
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
That's the risk you take when buying a short sale. Your agent should have explained the process and how it can be a long process. And...sometimes the short sale never happens and you're out that money and the house! Talk to you agent and see if there's any way the seller (or bank) can give you some sort of credit to extend the lock on your loan. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Feb 24, 2016
MGM asked:
Now when I click on a green property that I would like to view, nothing happens.
What gives?
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
You did your mom a favor and now it's tough. We can't advise you on how to trick the system, even if we knew. An attorney in your state however would be the perfect person to advise you on how to best set this up and protect everyone's interest. Where your mom is a senior citizen there may be some tax deferral options or other ways to minimize your exposure and keep you safe & legal. ... more
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Sun Sep 27, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
rent to own favors the seller, not the buyer..I do not recommend it!!

The price is usually set at the beginning of the lease, and an upfront deposit is expected. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE if you do not buy the home for any reason. You may also be expected to pay an amount of rent OVER and above the usual rent - only that rent overage would be applied to the purchase, not the entire rent (which is what a lot of people think) ...........and........that rent overage would also be forfeited if you do not buy the home.

You will have very few homes from which to choose as most people who want to sell their homes, and CAN sell, sell now not later.
You have to hope the seller isn't upside down on their mortgage and that they stay current with their payments - otherwise say goodbye to your money.
Lots of risks!

I suggest for now you rent in the normal was while working on whatever it is that is keeping you form buying a home . Once you're ready and able to proceed, then you will have the full selection of homes from which to choose.
Sit down with a lender now, and see what you need to do in order to be able to buy a home in the future.
Best wishes......
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Mon Sep 21, 2015
670rental asked:
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Sat Jun 27, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Buying a house AS IS means that the seller is not doing any repairs. You still have the right to do an inspection and back out of the contract, if the home inspector finds something you don't want to accept or didn't expected. You can ask the seller to repair or replace it, and if sellers declines you can back out of the contract. ... more
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Fri Feb 27, 2015
Tangie Stephens answered:
Call your agent and ask them to remove the photos and replace. Also, be sure to take the plaques off the walls that contain your children's names. It gives too much info to those on the internet such as your children's name & address. ... more
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
If the bank has started the foreclosure process but not yet taken the home back, you are still obligated to make your monthly payments to your landlord. Once the bank does foreclose, you still have to be given sufficient notice to vacate.

The federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) of 2009 applies to all foreclosures of residential properties after May 20, 2009. The law states that bona fide tenants who entered into a lease agreement before the foreclosure case was filed are entitled to stay in their home until the end of the lease term.

Bona fide tenants who enter into a lease agreement after the foreclosure case was filed, including month-to-month tenants and those with oral leases, are entitled to 90 days notice before they may be evicted from the property.

However, if the purchaser of the property at foreclosure choose to use it as their primary residence, they can terminate a lease agreement by giving the tenants a 90 day notice regardless of the remaining time of the original lease.

You should notify the bank that you are a tenant in the home and provide them a copy of your lease if you have one.
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Sun Jan 25, 2015
Paul Zubrys answered:
You could use to see all listings for sale in St Joseph, including all the photos uploaded by the listing agent.
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Thu Jan 22, 2015
Simon Campbell answered:
To narrow your search, you should check out this site: It is a leading website database that contains over two million foreclosure homes, including bank foreclosures, government foreclosures like VA homes and HUD homes, distressed properties and commercial properties that are for sale all across the nation.

All of the listings have had any outstanding liens eliminated and the title is free and clear. We also update our extensive collection of listings every day. Membership opens up the listing and reveals the contact information and a detailed property description including more photos.
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