I think the more important question may be, "Can you help me find the right house?" If you have a specific need for a particuloar kind of home in a specific are at a given price range, you may do well to seek out an agent to assist you as a "Buyer's agent"!
To that end you should be looking for an agent to do just that for you, rather than finding an agent with a specific listing. Keep in mind the agent with the property listing is representing the seller, not the Buyer.
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ah you know where you are going! I think "then" or "now" depends on you and your home. In the last few weeks at Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel I have seen numerous homes priced right and in great shape sell within a week at asking price or above. If you fit that scenario, I'd wait until after the first of the year. Of course stay in close contact with your builder to make sure that 4/15 date continues to work. Still waiting to move to our "new" Coldwell Banker office - think "fall" has become mid Dec. now.... more
I am so sorry to hear about your misfortune with these agents. I would go to the manager/broker of the office and lodge your complaint. Real estate agents rely heavily on referrals so a bad referral can really hurt their business. With no business they are out of business. In the future ask around for an agent that someone who you know has used and been happy with. This lessens the chance of things going wrong.
The homewner can do anything they want and how they want to do it prior to the confirmation of the foreclosure sale. Just because it went to foreclosure sale does not mean that the mortgagor was under water, there are foreclosures where there is equity and the owner just lets it go to foreclosure sale for what ever reason.
If you want the house, just make sure you have a buyers agent and that you have dear title and you understand the issues with the condition of the property. Also make sure you close before the confirmation of the foreclosure or you will have other issues to deal with.
Ot wait until it goes to foreclosure sale and bid with the other people looking to purchase it after foreclosure.
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Since you didn't get a reply from a local agent yet--why not contact any realty office(s) and ask or contact any local Trulia contributor--taxes will vary depending on location, property size, etc.... more
APPLICAATION CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM REALCOMP BY SELLING AGENT, AND CAN BE SEND IT TO LISTING AGENT,
BUT IF I AM A LISTING AGENT i LIKE TO FILL OUT LEASE FORM TO PROTECT Y SELLER,AFTER IT IS ACCEPTED BY SELLER
REALCOMP HAS STANDARD LEASING FORMS, BUT SOME OF THE DETAILS HAVE TO BE FILLED OUT TO SPELL OUT MORE DETAILS LIKE HOW MUCH LATE FEE CHARGES,ETC ETC
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Before you start calling Hard Money lenders....you may want to look for Private Money. These are people who have money sitting in their 401K's and IRA's. There are a lot of people out there who have Self Directed IRA's who are looking for projects and deals to put their money to work instead of keeping it in the stock market.
If you need to learn a little bit more about Self Directed IRA's you may want to check out www.trustetc.com. They are one of the great companies who provide great help and info.
I believe that if you search Youtube that you'll find a good video which describes the company and how to find Private Money instead of Hard Money Lenders.
***It also depends on how much you need and how fast you need it.
Short answer, ranch homes sell well when they are priced right and marketed by a competent sales professional. Unless you have a compelling reason to move you should wait at least 2-3 years until the market recovery begins.
There is a buyer for every home. The question is whether you need to move badly enough to make sure you find that buyer. Ranch-style homes, whether contemporary or not, appeal to a wide group of people. My main concern would be your motivation for selling. Sherry this isn't a market for casual selling. Unless you have a strong need to move, a job relocation or family issue for example, I wouldn't even consider selling. Property values in north Oakland County have dropped over 20% - and they haven't stopped going down. It's a wonderful opportunity for first-time buyers or people who want to move up but it's very, very difficult for sellers. Nearly all the closed sales in our area involve some kind of distress on the part of the seller - they're either foreclosures, short sales or the seller is bringing money to closing to "buy their way out" of the home. Clearly these sellers didn't want to "give their homes away" either, but in the end they had no choice.
Now that I've gotten that negative stuff out of the way let's look at the positive. If you listed to the media you think that homes aren't selling. On the contrary, homes are selling at nearly the same rate they were in 2003. Homes are still selling and buyers are still buying - just at reduced prices. In fact we've seen an increase in activity this spring over all, our office sales are up and even my web traffic is up. So, while it still will take us 5-7 years to fully recover from this slow market, there are still positive signs.
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Joyce, The best place to search for a foreclosure would be on Trulia. In the home search foreclosure is a choice. Another good site is http://topix.com look under real estate. Even homes with Notices (pre-foreclosure) are available.
I strongly agree with Melinda's first answer. Take some time to research foreclosures. If you have the required skills this may be an option. Another choice might be "short sale" properties. Most will have less damage. Expect months of negotiating and waiting for either.... more