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Home Buying in Traverse City : Real Estate Advice

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Sat May 27, 2017
Carollwakeley asked:
Thu Feb 18, 2016
Laura Thayer asked:
My husband and I are planning on buying our first home. We are both disabled and live on a fixed income of Social Security. Are there any special loan programs available in Michigan for…
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Sun Nov 29, 2015
Alysse Musgrave answered:
You can raise the sales price anytime you want, but keep in mind that the house has to appraise in order for the buyer to obtain their financing.

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Sun Nov 29, 2015
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Tue Oct 20, 2015
Glen Scharer answered:
Tanya, I think your question was not understood by the replies. There are a few Private Lenders in the area but there is a need for several more. They are not found in the ph. book or online. I am planning on starting a Real Estate Investor Network where these people can be located and network with properties and people with all types of needs. You can contact me at for further info. ... more
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Fri Oct 2, 2015
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Tue May 26, 2015
Tony Grech answered:
As long as we can properly document income, assets, and credit it shouldn't be a problem. Feel free to email me or call me and we can discuss your situation in more detail
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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Jim Hoffman answered:
Lefty, I have a 750 sq.Ft. Condo in Traverse City, On the Crown Golf Course. $80,000 2 Bdrm. one Bath. Much more. Pretty nice. call me if interested in Buying. Jim 231-421-5220
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Mon Jun 23, 2014
Luke Cotturone answered:
I'm a Realtor and I have a rental coming available in Aug. Its in Kingsley which is about 20 min to the Airport ( to give you a reference) 2400 SQ FT 4 Bed 3 Bath no garage, but storage sheds. 2.5 ACRES

$1,300 a month. If your interested you can send me an email : or call on my cell: 231-590-1415
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Dewayne Kirkman answered:
Mark, If you want it located on Trulia, and all the other websites you will need to list your property with a realtor. That is part of what we do! We spend lots of money every year to make sure your property gets the advertising it deserves. Call me if you would like to discuss it more 231-392-6534. ... more
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Tue Aug 27, 2013
Mike Cummings answered:
To reiterate... A list price is not an offer to buy nor is a seller contractually obligated to sell at any price. Basically you should not have mentioned anything to the seller in person. There are also ways of making a buyer anonymous prior to a written acceptance on the part of the seller. ... more
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Tue Aug 27, 2013
Mike Cummings answered:
There are very, very few "rent to own" or lease option homes out there. Generally a contract like this is not going to any less on a monthly basis than a standard lease... You just have a predetermined exclusive right to buy the house. We know that the rental market in the area is very tight. Affordable housing is a concern. Qualifying for a mortgage will give you the most number of options. ... more
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
jbischoff01 answered:
Hi Have you found a place yet, if not get back I maybe able to help.Let me know what you are looking for ?Thanks, Jim (
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Felicia Randall answered:
If you had a foreclosure over 3 years ago you may be eligable to purchase a new home IF you've been current on you other payments AND you have the income to cover your current debt as well as a house payment and taxes and insurance. If you haven't owned a home in the past 3 years you may be eligable for $3,000 to help pay your closing costs as well although that money is first come first serve. ... more
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Maria Cipollone answered:
Your best option will be to consult an attorney specializing in bancruptcy and ask all the questions and concerns that you have on your first meeting, before you decided.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Skipsmall answered:
Hi Katie, Someone dropped the ball here somewhere. Call your lender or have your Realtor call the lender. Lenders don't want upset Realtors just as much as their buyers. We talk and let all the other Realtors know what's going on in our area. Your Realtor may have a little more pull due to the fact we work with these lenders on a day to day basis. Good Luck! ... more
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