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Home Buying in Royal Oak : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Dimplez_0 asked:
I am buying a new build construction. At closing I will be paying taxes for a year that are assessed at the old house values (much less).
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Wed May 11, 2016
Armaghan300 asked:
5% down for condo in michigan: reason for non warrantable is not fully built community by the time purchase. ( around 67% built at the time). price is 300K max. Any lenders for this specification?
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Tue Mar 22, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent to represent you, not a regular buyer's agent. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit for a referral.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.

Alysse Musgrave
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Sfitzpa2 asked:
I have researched and do not show this property to be bank owned foreclosure. The deed shows John Wilson. Why is this showing up if it is really foreclosed, as your site indicates. If…
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Fri Sep 25, 2015
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Derek Tunison answered:

That is not the case, you just need to find a lender that will switch the taxes from non homestead to homestead before you close. I am a mortgage specialist in Macomb, Michigan, and I work with multiple lenders that will change the taxes for you.

If you are interested in obtaining a pre-approval please give me a call, I am available at any time.

Derek Tunison
Sr. Loan Officer
Nowland Mortgage LLC
4195 Hayes Rd
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
Cell: 586-306-8995
Fax: 586-601-2798
NMLS 162605
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
Javier Montiel answered:
You can unsubscribe on the bottom of the emails .... if that doesn't work I would contact Trulia customer service.

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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Andrea asked:
Mon Mar 16, 2015
John A Goetz answered:
I used the website below to answer your question as best I could. According to the data, Over 83% of Royal Oak homes were built before 1970. Housing data tends to coincide with the census, thus is breaks into decades. 1940 was really the first time this issue was addressed. This is typical in Michigan for many communities, the great migration and post-war boom accounts for most of the home construction. Let me know if you have any other questions, John ... more
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Rex Berkeley answered:
Condos in that area are rented for $1900 and above. You are welcome to contact me for a list of available rentals there.

Rex Berkeley
Keller Williams Realty
304 W Fourth St, Royal Oak
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Rex Berkeley answered:
Royal Oak has been a hot market for a while. Many people choose to live there due to the fact it has an exciting Downtown and is close distance to Detroit and the Woodward Corridor.
Most of the good rentals there last on the market for a few days. You will need a Realtor at your side, that way you will have a better chance in grabbing the rental you want before anyone else does.

Call me anytime and I will help you in navigating through these steps.

Rex Berkeley
Keller Williams Realty
304 W Fourth St, Royal Oak
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Rex Berkeley answered:
I live in Royal Oak and my office is located in Downtown Royal Oak. You are welcome to contact me if you ever need help in finding your dream home.

Rex Berkeley
Keller Williams Realty
304 W Fourth St, Royal Oak 48067
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Wed Jul 9, 2014
Rex Berkeley answered:
Hi Matt,

I am very familiar with Royal Oak condos and this price seems to be right. I have seen some other units with higher fees.

Good luck with your purchase!

Rex Berkeley
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri May 30, 2014
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
if you signed a Buyer's Agency Agreement with the first agent and then look at the property with a second agent you would be liable. for the commission to the first agent if you purchase the home with the second agent. Why would you want to look at the house with another agent? Were you dissatisfied with the first agent? In any case you need to have a conversation with the first agent.. ... more
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Sun May 11, 2014
autumnschild531 answered:
Royal Oak Township has nothing to do with Royal Oak other than the township changed their name to that a while back. They are as different as night and day.
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Sat Feb 22, 2014
Nancy Robinson answered:
The trains, both passenger and freight pass through altogether about 5-6 times per day during the week. Less on weekends. They start at about 6 AM and finalizing about 10 PM.
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
Tahj Shand answered:
To get a ball park number (which is never 100% accurate) You can estimate using a mortgage calculator like:

That will only get you in the ball park because you will have to make many assumptions. Your best bet is going to a lender to know the exact numbers. It will vary from person to person.

You can find the current base interest rates via a search.
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
LeAnne Smits answered:
It all depends on what you are seeking. If you are looking for the night life, etc, then, yes, those downtown spots are most sought. If you are seeking a balance between children at school and easy access to more communities, then the choice would be different. Most importantly, pick an agent that knows the area and pays attention to what you are looking for. Trends change. I have been an agent in the area nearly 20 years and grew up here. Some neighborhoods have been consistent and others have changed, so make sure you buy based on what your plan is. I would be very happy to help you in the search! ... more
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Chuck Silva answered:
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
Dana Lindberg answered:
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