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Home Buying in Novi : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 19, 2017
UpNest answered:
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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Vinodtaware77 asked:
Like all fees, internal drive way, lawn & all that is necessary for a new house
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Wed Sep 7, 2016
Jshi3000 asked:
Low Quality of Toll Brothers Houses

Materials and craftsmanship qualities are low. A lot of warranty issues. For instance, they put a big hole on the bottom sill of a window of my new…
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Mon Aug 17, 2015
Rodger Dabish answered:
USDA Rural Development loans are a great option, but unfortunately the Novi area does not qualify for this loan according to the USDA website. You can check the boundaries for this type of loan on the USDA website. Feel free to give me a call if you'd like some help. 248-514-4465 ... more
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Wed Jul 22, 2015
GMI, (Please send Email) answered:
You should not waste any more money on fee etc on agencies. Just pay your bills on time, and score will improve in 3-6 months. Meantime, you can talk to selective 1 or lenders, don't submit appl. to more than 3, they will mark entry in your file and more queries means, further impact on your score. If you have 20% or at least 5% down payment then there are govt programs of funding, those would be helpful to you.

Search yourself the right house on these property listing websites, and contact seller, it will save your money.
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Wed Jul 22, 2015
GMI, (Please send Email) answered:
I am surprised to see that people don't spend their own time and just wait for agent to do everything for them. If people search themself and contact seller, then they can negotiate better and buy the house faster. Agent would have multiple houses in list and it is not possible for them to respond quickly and do the right follow up. they are first concerned to their service fee :-) and it is okay because they are working for it. So Buyer or Seller should spend their own time too on search, contact the listed properties directly. If they do not have any agent in between then Buyer can save 3% - 5% of the purchase price too,

Note - All agent service fee goes out form buyer's pocket... even if buyer is thinking that seller pays the commission. Total payout comes from the Buyer.
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Tue Jul 14, 2015
Scott Saults answered:
It's a good idea to have a home inspected prior to purchase even if it's a new build. Mistakes are made during construction and you need to be aware of them. Good luck!
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
John A Goetz answered:
The state of Michigan now requires we keep all records of your transaction for 7 years. Any time I meet with anyone I have to explain how agency works and you have to sign a document stating I explained this to you. We also have to keep this form for 7 years. The cost of complying with this is obviously enormous for companies that do a high volume of real estate transactions. And of course we have to keep these records if the house we sell is $5000 or $500,000. Any client is informed of the fee in writing in any agency agreement whether it's for buyers or sellers and it's not negotiable. I'd be much more concerned about an agency that has no way of complying with these rules or is willing to play games with the fee. ... more
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Sat Mar 14, 2015
Tony Grech answered:
Hi Grace
While it is impossible to know how many new listings will be coming on the market or if any will be under $200,000, I can certainly say there will be more listings coming soon. The start of spring always brings a lot of new listings. But also with that you are going to find more buyers i.e. competition for those listings.

Last summer there was more demand than supply and that caused bidding wars in a lot of areas including Novi.

My advice is that if you find a house that meets your needs, including price, go ahead and make an offer. You can play the what if game until the cows come home but when you do that you might just let a good opportunity pass you by. Just make a decision and commit to it. Don't talk yourself out of buying a great home because you're scared a better deal might come along later and you'll have buyer's remorse later on. Because in my experience when you do that, there is just as likely a chance that you pass up the best deal and wind up kicking yourself for not taking the opportunity when it was right in front of your nose!

Oh, and if you need any assistance with the financing feel free to call me. That's my area of expertise!!


Tony Grech
Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator – NMLS #977416
Luxury Mortgage Corp
29777 Telegraph Rd. Suite 2205
Southfield, MI 48034
Mobile: 313-622-7383 | Direct: 248-714-4914 | Fax: 248-415-1522
Licensed in MI,GA,DC,TX
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Aaron B. Lewis answered:
Becuase of scenarios like this
Home listed Saturday 11pm
8 Showings scheduled by Sunday 10am
4 offers by 6pm Sunday
Offer accepted Monday morning.

Buyer calls Monday evening referencing the "fresh listing" she just received an alert about. Its SOLD. She to was working with an agent.

All agents are not created equal,and if your agent simply setup an email alert for as a buyer in this Novi market, good luck.

I have additional Novi listings (in your price range) coming on the market in the coming weeks.

email me your contact information and I will add you to the pre-list blast before they hit the market.

Good luck!
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Aaron B. Lewis answered:
Jim what areas? I am interested as well with what you find.
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
realtorjoesamona answered:
I am a local Realtor. Please call me to discuss how I can help you through all of your real estate needs. I am a Certified Negotiation Expert!

Joe Samona
Real Estate One
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Keith Brandt answered:
There are currently 13 subs that allow fences... best way to find is have a realtor build a search with homes that have fences... this list can be sent to you and you can explore those subs. ... more
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Keith Brandt answered:
Tell them the SEV stands for We Are the government and we are slow so SEV stands for Several Eons ago Value
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Jeanine Gustin answered:
its a frenzy out there! If you want to sell your home now is the time! if you are intrested in buying a home position yourself the best you can. Get approved by a lender and look for homes in the middle of your price range. If you have to enter into a muliple offer situation you will have some wiggle room. Please feel free to give me a call if I can help you with anything!!! Take Care.
Jeanine Gustin
Real Estate One/Novi
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Jeanine Gustin answered:
Hi Lucretzia, It would be a pleasure to help you. There are many beautiful condos here in Novi in different price ranges. Please feel free to give me a call!
Wishing you all the best,
Jeanine Gustin
Real estate one/Novi
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Wed May 29, 2013
Jose N. Vera answered:
sellers want to move their property - in my experience it has been the seller's agent who may lag at at times.
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Russ Ravary answered:
Inspection is normally 7 days. To apply for a mortgage 5 days. To get a mortgage commitment 30 to 45 days
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