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Sat Apr 4, 2015
Gwendolyn West-Gonzalez answered:
Hello Pedro -

I would love to list your home on over 20,000 websites and give you the most visibility to sell your home faster. I also work with investors that are looking to invest in Detroit homes. If you would like to know more about my marketing plan that I use with other sellers please email me at Also feel free to visit my website at ... more
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Aaron B. Lewis answered:

Have you gotten any benchmark numbers?
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Bea answered:
Thanks everyone for your answers. The house I was looking at that was for sale by owner turned out to be a dud anyway. I am still looking, and thanks to your advice I will get a buyers agent. ... more
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Karen Paytas answered:
In Michigan taxes are paid in advance. You would be reimbursing the seller for the portion of taxes from the date of closing to the next tax bill but the taxes would still be paid at the county. If you are financing the purchase and escrowing for taxes and insurance they will set up and escrow account and pay the next tax bill when it becomes due. If you're paying cash you won't owe taxes until the next tax bill usually July 1st and then December.

I hope this helps.

Karen Paytas, Realtor
Real Living Kee Realty
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Robert Visingardi answered:
Go to the county register of deeds to find out who owns it, and the treasurer's for back taxes. They will have the most accurate info. I would not rely on the Internet.
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Teddybear1234 answered:
i dont know right ask me in 13212423 years lol
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Teddybear1234 answered:
i dont know but i hope your son has a nice time moving
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Fri Apr 1, 2011
Donald Stevens answered:
Tenant occupied condo's are hard to get insurance quotes in any state for out of state investors. The reason I know this is because we are usually found after a very exhaustive search by the investor. We write tenant occupied condos even when they are in Detroit for out of state investors and in state investors. Give us a call at 888-438-4544 or visit our website to request a quote.

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Mon Nov 1, 2010
Letitia Patterson answered:
In the past 6 months, 2 three-bed properties have been sold from the mls in that immediate area for lease:

15000 block of Eastwood- 1100 sq. ft- $675/month
15000 block of Faircrest- 1200 sq. ft.- $800/month

Both properties are brick and fairly large. You did not mention whether your home was brick or frame and the square footage- this makes a difference in desirability. Another issue is the property condition- is it painted well, updated kitchen/baths, etc.

Here are a few more questions:

1. Was the home listed? That's your best chance of getting the most exposure
2. Where else did you market online besides craigs? Craigs is best done with consistency everyday, but there are
3. Do you have local or street signs?

The newspaper is good, but can get expensive unless you order the package with the Internet listing for 7-30 days.

Remember, people start looking online first so reach them using multiple online methods- compliment your online with offline marketing.
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Mon Apr 19, 2010
Pam Bava answered:
Hi Annie, why don't you call me on this house on State Fair. I had the house listed.

Pam Bava, Realtor
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Tue May 12, 2009
Andy Hargreaves answered:
My best thing to recommend is this:

Know your client base of who is going to buy it.

If you're in a price range that is likely to bring in younger couples/young families, then stick with the tub. Where would they give their kids a bath?

Having a young family = necessary bathtub.

Just my two cents.
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Fri Feb 1, 2008
Kim Marcus answered:
She may be looking for a definition of home owner, agent and seller vs. a specific person.
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Wed Dec 12, 2007
smith3gary answered:
Latia, yes, the home went to sheriff auction on August 22nd. There is a 180 day redemption period for the owners to repurchase.
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