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Sun Nov 22, 2015
Jerry Schubert answered:
First of all I am a real estate associate, and auctioneer. The normal practice is to offer the home for sale with a 10 % buyers premium , that covers cost of the auction . Attorneys fees and advertising are additional . If I am the listing agent then an additional listing fee is attached, approx. $350 to $500.That's it. you should of had a reserve on the sale , say 30 % below market .If no sale then sell by conventional means . the average buyer , and sometimes investor will start the auction 50 % below market , taking into account their 10 % buyers premium . ... more
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Hi there Elizebeth_Rose,

Unfortunately, Trulia does not deal in mobile homes and so we won't be the right people to ask.

However, I was able to do a quick Google Search and find MHVillage.com which should be helpful for you. Their search engine is not as sophisticated as ours, but you will be able to find the contact information for the mobile home park you're looking for. Then you can call them and ask them about the 1990 Shamrock you have your eye on.

Try looking here: http://www.mhvillage.com/Communities/MobileHomeParks.php?Zip=48433

Sorry we couldn't be more helpful and I wish you good luck with your search!

Andrew
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Sun May 27, 2012
Randy Carol Haney answered:
Especially if you are looking to purchase another home, now is the best time, why? Record low interest rates, low property taxes that will be capped for slower increase, availability of Bargain homes to repurchase and a substantially increased market currently due to listing inventory being down by over 30%. You couldn't pick a better time to purchase, unless you would have already purchased. There are not the bargains we saw between 2008 and 2011 now. The demand has gone up and homes are selling more now than they have in the last 6 years, only we haven't see much increase in values as of yet. I am constantly helping families get out of a home for as much as possible and finding a bargain home to improve their living situations substantially every week now. ... more
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Sun May 27, 2012
Randy Carol Haney answered:
Having lived in Flushing, MI for over 20 years and having a real estate brokerage for 30 years, I guess I would be as qualifed as anyone to answer this question. To keep it short and to the point, all the suburbs surrounding Flint and Flint have more issues than the recent fall out of real estate prices. While states like Florida, Arizona, California and Florida were doubling the value of real estate between 2001 and 2006. This area (Genesee County) only held their prices with minimum increase if any. That is due in most part to the loss of Auto-manufacturing jobs. Unless we see jobs come back to Genesee County or at least to the surrounding counties real estate values will take centuries to come back to the peak of 2005. The other challenge is while the other states begin to improve, mortgage interest rates will go up, thus causing the homes to cost more, but it will be in terms of higher property taxes and increased interest before we see actual values climb substantially. I say this based on the idea that other parts of the country will improve first, thus the interest rates will go up prior to Flushing seeing any real value increases. The interest rates will increase cost same as if the prices were to go up. So without jobs being created all of Genesee County has a huge issue. The even more detailed answer would also include geographic consideration for all of Genesee County. Even before the fall out of values, the municipalities immediately to the north west and north east, as well as to the immediate east had all been suffering major economic challenges with no growth and no new homes being constructed, while other Genesee County Communities like Grand Blanc we booming with growth. So I believe Flushing is going to have a difficult time going forward with increasing values. It's discouraging, but there is definitely more going on that is affecting the real estate values in Flushing than just the same foreclosure issues around the country. ... more
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Tue Sep 21, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Nothing in writing -- nothing binding in place. You should be fine but do suggest that if you have an attorney you run it by them as well for your own peace of mind.

Jeanne Feenick
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Tue Sep 9, 2008
Keith Sorem answered:
Debbie
My first vote would be for a financial planner. There are far too many questions and variables that are not directly related to the "real estate" question. Yours is more of a strategic financial planning question.

For example, it would seem to me that with the transaction costs being what they are, would it make sense to consider purchasing a duplex or a triplex to create some additional cash flow during your retirement years?

Good luck
Keith
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Thu Mar 27, 2008
smith3gary answered:
Breanne, Real estate companies frequently offer homes for sale and lease at the same time. I was not able to locate any this morning in the Multiple Listing Service. One home for 1500 per month was available on Realtor.com look under the rental tab.

Most leases require a credit check. I can suggest some agents working in the area.
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Sun Mar 2, 2008
Melinda J. Robison answered:
Carrie, I would really suggest you have a conversation with your agent. If it is because you are not happy, talk to the agent and maybe even the broker. See what they are willing to do for you. Best Wishes to you! ... more
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