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Home Buying in Livonia : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 30, 2017
Gjfriend93308 answered:
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Sun Jul 16, 2017
Adam answered:
Can I rescind my purchase of a condo that was for sale by owner but not all the Trustees signed?

We, the buyer, had no representastion; however, the seller used her realtor friend/lawyer t oact on her behalf as a friend and not i nthe officila capacityu of realtor.

My question is, since we (buyer) ,signed and only one of the three trustees signed for the seller, can i still rescind purchase BEFORE receiving a copy of purchase agreement with the other 2 trustee signatures?

The seller took the original purchase agrement with my signature and one of the sellers signature to fax to a trustee out of state, and will send me a copy monday wit hall 3 seller trustee signatures
We signed thursday afternoon at the condo we were buying, As of Sunday, I still dont have a copy of the signed purchase agreement because the sellers representative friend took it (along with the $5000 Earnest deposit check) to fax to the other trustees and give our check to the title company on Monday.

Even though it has my signature and one of the trustees, can i still rescind the contract since 1) i dont have a copy of the contract and 2) not all the trustees signed on the sellers behalf and 3) check not deposited until 3 business later on monday.

we already sent a certified return receipt letter on saturday claiming the deal is null and void and asking for return of check just 48 hours after we signed because we dont have copy of agreement with all 3 of trustee signatures.

your thoughts on us losing our $5000 check after we sent seller certified return receipt letter 48 hours after signing claiming deal is null/void for reasons stated above...
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
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Sun Jul 17, 2016
Rhondafarless asked:
I've been renting the same home for 9 years and would like to buy it, however my landlord asked me to get my own independent market analysis. He is having his realtor get one and he wants…
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Wed Apr 20, 2016
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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Theviperqueen answered:
I know this is an old post,but I think you nailed it the head yourself...Carpet is easier to care for(vacuum Vs. constant sweeping&mopping),not so prone to scratches&scuffs,feels MUCH better to the naked foot&to lay on,does'nt make rooms echo so loudly with every noise&IMHO,just looks better in most rooms. I think if you treat carpet well,it will treat you well. Many people just don't take very good care of their homes&belongings,including carpet. ... more
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
Shannon Meyer answered:
I would agree, but I would also say finding an agent and lender you trust to walk you through it all would also be very important. If you have someone to help you it makes all your concerns much easier to deal with. If you have a good lender they will let you know exactly what you can afford and how much of a deposit you will need. A good realtor will walk you through step by step. ... more
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
Shannon Meyer answered:
I have a couple lenders that are very honest, and great to work with. I would be happy to talk to you about them. Give me a call anytime. 734-634-2662
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Tue Aug 12, 2014
Rose Cook answered:

There are land contract options available in Wayne County. I'd be happy to assist you. FYI Most land contract sellers, outside of Detroit, want at least $15,000-$20,000 down.

Feel free to contact me directly with additional questions.

Rose Cook
National Realty Centers
248-838-9272 direct
248-724-1234 office
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Fri Jul 4, 2014
Robert Torrey answered:
I really believe that most buyers in the lower price range are looking for what we like to refer to as sweat equity. They can find a home that needs a little work and make it there own.Then when the time is right they will be rewarded for there hard work with there 'sweat equity". ... more
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Wed Jul 2, 2014
Robert Torrey answered:
Check out my website it is linked to the mls
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Wed Jul 2, 2014
Robert Torrey answered:
Make sure our homes are priced right, send out mailings, talk to all the neighbors and use your social networks. Or you can hire a experienced professional in your area.
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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
We'll, maybe the real question isn't whether someone can buy, but whether they should buy.

Many have no idea that home ownership is more than just paying the mortgage and taxes. There are a lot of other maintenance items that can be costly as well as time consuming.

T All of which is why counseling a buyer first is a very important service we need to offer.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Andy Hargreaves answered:
I am a Fannie listing agent, and Fannie's policy is that in order for a purchaser to be considered within the First Look period, one of the parties on the contract must reside in the property after purchase.

In your situation -- your sister would have to be on the contract with you in order for this to happen.
If you're paying cash, this is likely not a big issue.
But, if you're getting a loan, your lender may have some restrictions on credit requirements for her being on the contract with you, etc.

If she's unable to be on the contract for any number of reasons, unfortunately, you'll have to wait through the First Look period and will be able to submit on the 15th day. I believe that HUD and Freddie take the same approach.

Let me know if you need anything else!
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Pat Murphy answered:
If the home you are thinking about requires a city inspection, it would be best if you make your purchase subject to your approval of the repairs that may be required by the City, otherwise you would be signing a blank check. You should try to get the seller to pay for the inspection itself. Please feel free to contact me at 734-425-0588 or by e-mail: Good luck to you. ... more
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Fri Jun 28, 2013
Charles D Valentin answered:
Search my linkedin profile for good realtors in your area. I only link them in if they are good. If there are two realtors in the equation the standard commission would be 6% of the home price paid by the seller. 3% goes to each realtor. ... more
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Fri Jun 28, 2013
Charles D Valentin answered:
You shoudl buy a home as soon as possible as home prices are rising everyday. If you use my company, I can set you up witjh a local realtor who you can trust. You can go to my linkedin profile and search the realtors in my network. They are all very good and professional. They have very nice listings as well. Hope that helps. ... more
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
TJ Brisbois answered:
The best way to find a land contract home for sale is to contact a licensed Realtor in your area. I can recommend an agent that works in Brighton and Howell if you'd like. Another good bet is Craigslist. It has many land contract sales listed. Make sure you get title insurance and close the sale with a title company! ... more
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