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Home Buying in Grand Rapids : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Michelle Gordon answered:
Yes you can - but the home needs to be insurable - meaning in "livable condition" otherwise you would have to use a renovation loan. If you have a specific home in mind I can look it up and let you know. ... more
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Tue Nov 8, 2016
Maricris A answered:

At this time, unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.


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Thu Sep 8, 2016
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Sun Aug 21, 2016
Invstnlfp answered:
I am licensed to write mortgages in 31 states, I work for a direct lender in the mortgage industry who offers conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans. We keep your info private not broker it out and we go down to a 550 credit score. Are lowest score we accept for government loans are 550 when most lenders require a 620 and brokers a 580. You have to have two years of income with a score over 550 with bankruptcies discharge date 2 years and over. We have basic guidelines and a pretty easy process. Feel free to text me or call me anytime up to 10:00pm Eastern with any questions.
Brian Young 214-797-3479
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Pete Bruinsma answered:
You're rubbing them the wrong way but there is no contract so you are not liable. These types of situations are why it pays to have a professional involved. Luckily, you have a professional on your side and the seller doesnt. Good for you! ... more
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Fri Jun 17, 2016
Five Stars answered:
As long as your loan amount is under $1,000,00 , you can finance up to 95% - 5% down. Must have a 700 credit score, and strong finances. No pmi, fix or arm.

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Wed May 25, 2016
Ijhenderson asked:
BK August 2012
Foreclosure Dec 2014
Home was in Bk from 2012
LTV 95%
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Wed May 25, 2016
Ijhenderson asked:
BK August 2012
Foreclosure Dec 2014
Home was in Bk from 2012
LTV 95%
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Thepixiecat asked:
Hi. I'm looking at a foreclosure (owned by 5/3) in a very rural area that has been on the market over 90 days. In fact, the listing expired the day before I put my offer in and they…
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Tue Jan 26, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent to represent you. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit for a referral.

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Alysse Musgrave
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Sun Jan 24, 2016
Lockdev117 answered:
Depends on what you mean. The general consensus is that East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, and Ada are the "best" if you go by how much people are paying. But, there are varying opinions.
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Thu Jan 14, 2016
Ashayota answered:

I would be more than happy to take a look at everything for you. As Karen stated, luckily it isn't based on the buyers total debt, just the monthly debts. I have clients with much larger student loans get approved. Contact me anytime and we can see if anything makes sense. E: P: 248.556.5346 ... more
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Wed Oct 28, 2015
Bishopgoodluck01 answered:

Thanks for your response,

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Fri Jul 17, 2015
Digithelper answered:
I'm the owner and Realtor for 1209 Fisk. I purchased this foreclosure because I like the area and old homes. The variation in price is due to investors such as myself purchasing foreclosures at lower than average cost. This is a transitional area. I know in the immediate area around my house there are older residents who will probably be making a housing change soon. There are homes with young children, college students and rentals .Parks, private school and new walkable business' are also contributing to the diversity. Often people are hesitant to invest in transitional areas and the average purchase prices show lower because the foreclosure prices haven't caught up. ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2015
npurrr asked:
We are considering to purchase a home and the inspector noticed that the water meter has been bypassed to avoid water bills. The inspector said that we the buyers probably would not be responsible…
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
I have always felt tha school reports as shown on these sites are at best..inaccurate. Problem also lies within the schools themselves. For example, here in NC, schools are on county systems. If you go into the Wake County school district where I live, they tell you right on line that reports are as much as two years old and to contact each school being considered for additional info. Very hard to get accurate data on individual schools. ... more
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Sat Jan 17, 2015
Jame Perry answered:
I am sure it's a bit to late for you....but I think there are a couple programs out there for Pharmacists as well. Give me a call (616-835-8454) or email ( and I will see if I can get you in touch with them. ... more
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Sun Dec 28, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
If the agent either has direct knowledge or could reasonably be expected to have this knowledge then they are responsible to disclose it. If you are looking at a bank owned property they may or may not have knowledge. Buyers should not expect anyone other than themselves to ultimately be responsible for discovering any defects in a home. This is the very meaning of the legal precept, "Let the Buyer beware"
It's also why buyers are given a period of time to inspect a home in any manner they choose, to have an attorney or title company investigate the home and if you have reason to suspect the home may have been a former drug house you should take it upon yourself to contact the locat police department and ask the question.
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