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Sat Nov 16, 2013
Kathy Persha answered:
Not sure if you are looking for a list of all properties going into foreclosure in Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township or if you are looking for a list of foreclosed properties that are on the market for sale. These are two different things.

If you are looking for a list of the properties that have been sent the Notice of Default and are facing foreclosure, then you would contact the Sheriff's Dept at the Oakland County Offices. It is also possible that such a list can be purchased online from Oakland County for a fee.

If, however, you are looking for properties that are for sale that either are facing foreclosure, have been foreclosed on or are bank owned, then it would be best to work with a realtor. We have access to all these properties and can search the multi list for your criteria.

If you need more information about this or would like help in searching for a property, feel free to contact me.

Kathy Persha, Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
Derek Werenka answered:
It is fairly common for sellers to negotiate verbally. If you do not want them to do it, simply ask them to put it in writing. It is more tedious, but it will protect you better in the end.

Good Luck,

Derek Werenka
Associate Broker
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Eric Michael answered:

If you put in an expiration on your offer, then it's null and void once that date/time occurs. Do people routinely pretend to be away? No, but I'm sure it happens.

We're in a very fast market right now. Sometimes sellers want to stall a little bit to see if a better offer will come in.

Bottom line- if you want the house, make a strong offer.
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Mon Mar 29, 2010
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Ken,

Welcome to Trulia and thank you for reaching out to us about this. If your home is currently for sale, I recommend that you contact your listing agent about this. Since we pull listing information from other sources, chances are that this misinformation is originating on another site and should be corrected there as well.

If that isn't possible however, you can select the 'Report an error' link you'll find on the right side of the property details page to alert our Customer Service team about the problem. They can update listing facts like the number of bathrooms, however they won't be able to update the listing description - only your agent can do that.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns about our display of your home. Don't forget that you can always send an email to our Customer Service team via the link below - once you're on that page just select the 'Contact Us' link in the upper-right corner of the page.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Shirley Coronado answered:
Hi Jello,

Normally when you hear the term "abandonment" it does have something to do with a foreclosure. However, if you know that a property has been abandoned, it may not necessarily yet have been foreclosed upon. But no doubt, foreclosure will be on the way. In Michigan the entire foreclosure process is very lengthy. If you would like to know if this particular property has been placed on the market, please contact me.

Hope this helps!

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Sun Aug 3, 2008
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky answered:
The condo market in SE Michigan has been hit hard in the last few years.

You might have to lower your price, but not to the point of the foreclosure. Your agent might want to figure out a way to make any interested purchasers aware of that sale for 140K in the complex, since most buyer's agents will not come up with that one when looking at comps.

Ask your agent where she thinks your condo is going to transact and for an updated market analysis. Price yourself to sell quicker than your competitors in the development.

Yes, if you owe more than you accept, you have to bring money to close if you have it. If you don't you can ask for a short sale.
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Thu Jan 3, 2008
Carlo Gobba answered:
Countrywide does require a prospective purchaser making an offer on their properties to be pre-qualified with them. (They cannot make you go through them for the new loan but the will offer in many cases a free appraisal and credit report as well as a competitive rate that should meet or beat anyone els's in many cases if you do get the home and take the new loan through them.)

I am on "CW"s approved Realtor list and work with them with their REO's so I have some experience here.

They will also not "Formally Counter" your offer in many cases. The decision that you need to make is: Is it worth the list price to you or not? There are various ways to value a property. A "Buyers Agent" could have helped with that but as one other agent noted in his response (It's too late for that now.) What you can do is hire an independent appraiser of your own to appraise it in "As-Is" condition for you to feel better about the home and the final negotiated price, but in the meantime, other buyers are looking at the home and can sneak in and get an offer accepted while you are doing your due dilligence. Expect to pay anywhere between $300 & $400 for this service (Especially if its a rush.)
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