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Wed May 10, 2017
Henrybetsy asked:
Wed Dec 14, 2016
Freedom.fighter50550 answered:
Now the topic about heating and cooling the sunroom slipped and came up. I never mentioned I heated and cooled it. They mentioned that yes that woulkd increase taxes but only implied as if I opened up the doorwall permanently and installed hating and cooling vent form central furnace and AC unit. They stated if you just use a Space heater it would have no affect. I then asked them what if you used a window unit or wall unit and if it would increase taxes and the person I talked to kind of paused and hesitated and said not really. I had mentioned I always keep the doorwall there and only use it as 3 season room, even though I use it year round as an exercise room, but still keep the doorwall there and close it. In my heart, it uis part of the living space but of course I would never want to let the city know this.

Now on to my Paranoid part. Because I had called the city and mentioned my home address, could I have drawn attention to my address and could they come looking on their own time and see I have a PTAC unit installed as well as privacy curtains (none of which I got a permit for after sunroom was installed) and decide to slap more taxable value to it? Someone had mentioned it is highly unlikely because they are too busy and the person I talked to may not have anything to do with tax collector but even if they did, the odds that they remembered my call 1 hour after I hung up are almost nill. However what really is scaring me now is I remember that person mentioned they were in that same neighborhood as me when mentioned my address. Does that manh they likely will look and remember it and slap more taxable value to it?

Can someone provide assurance I have nothing to worry about and what they added $3K to taxable value is it and they are done? I can accept that, but I will not accept them adding anymore. Does anyone who knows how city of Troy, Michigan or Oakland County, Michigan in general works and if I have to be worried about anything because of the phone call especially since the person stated they live in my neighborhood even though they stated a wall or window unit not really regarding adding more taxes. I never mentioned I did anything they were just questions that slipped.
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Sat Sep 10, 2016
Mariyaluci answered:
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Wed Aug 17, 2016
Muhammad Imran Safdar answered:
Mon Jul 11, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Mgobluesports asked:
I had purchased my home 3 years ago in Troy, MI. I had thought the SEV of 2013 would be what my taxable value would reset to, but boy I was wrong as it can be confusing,

They had raised…
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Mon Mar 7, 2016
Steven.deng.gm asked:
I bought a house back at the market peak in 2004 and now it is in lease. Now the market price is similar to 2004. If the market will go down within next five years, I would sell my house…
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Wed Jan 27, 2016
Gregory Young answered:
Yes. http://www.MLSProvider.com the best source for selling your Michigan property on your own.
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Sun Jul 26, 2015
Ronald Yemmans II answered:
Hi,

I recently sold a nice home that was decorated retro. Many people that came to my open houses commented on how OLD the home looked, The home did need some updates, but I believe that the retro look added to the comments. ... more
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Fri Jul 10, 2015
James Gostomski answered:
You are not required. But it is recommended so you have someone looking out for your best interest.
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Tue Jun 30, 2015
Ronald Yemmans II answered:
Hello,

Many agents use public records when listing a home. If you believe that the information in public records is not correct it would be best to hire an appraisal company in your area. They will come out and measure your home and will provide you with an appraised value.

If you decide to sell your home and you claim that your home is larger than public records indicates then you can state a professional appraisal as your source. Be prepared to provide a hard copy to anyone wishing to place a bid on your home.

If there is a large discrepancy in the PRD v Appraised square footage I would recommend you visit your city building department. There may be a permit on file showing an addition was built and public records was not updated.

Ron Yemmans
Professional Realtor(R)
National Realty Centers Birmingham
248 840 8693
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Tue Jun 30, 2015
Ronald Yemmans II answered:
Hello,

The best way to determine the value of your home is to compare similar homes that have sold in your neighborhood to yours. This is not always easy due to the fact that many people do not know what updates may have been done on other homes. Also what concessions may have been provided by the seller. Then there is often "emotional" value placed on homes by many sellers.

This is why it is often best to have a professional Realtor(R) come over to your home and work with you. Many agents provide this service free of charge.
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Tue Jun 30, 2015
Ronald Yemmans II answered:
Hi,

Much of the sale information reported on sites such as Trulia come from public records. Agents that belong to the regional MLS are required to supply information including date of sale, price and any concessions in a timely fashion, I admit I do not know what the time frame is as I update the MLS as soon as possible. As the listing agent I then go into Trulia and manually enter the sales information myself. Not all agents provide this level of service to their clients. ... more
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Fri Jun 26, 2015
Ronald Yemmans II answered:
Hello Cary,

There are many options including seeking the advice of your attorney.

Check Several:

Mortgage Brokers
Banks/Credit Unions

I am a local Realtor and have lived in Troy for nearly 40 years. I can recommend an excellent Mortgage broker you can speak with. Give me a call if you are interested in speaking with Bob.

Ronald Yemmans
Professional Realtor (R)
National Realty Centers Birmingham
Mobile: 248 840 8693
Office: 248 724 1234
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Mon Jun 1, 2015
Ronald Yemmans II answered:
Hello,

If you have signed an addendum then you are bound by the terms.

You can ask the seller to negotiate, if they think you may walk away from the deal and give up your "earnest money deposit" they might be willing to. ... more
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Tue Apr 28, 2015
Ericka Booker answered:
Tue Apr 28, 2015
Ericka Booker answered:
Yes, I have ran into a redemption period property on the auction website Hubzu. Selling a property during the redemption period does't happen often, but you will run across these properties. ... more
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Tue Apr 28, 2015
Ericka Booker answered:
The answer to this question depends on your local markets property inventory. Oakland County, Michigan has low property inventory. With that being said; anytime is a good time to list here! ... more
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Ericka Booker answered:
The Local Listing Broker, that is responsible for Bpo's and inspections on the subject property is usually able to get you cash for keys. Get the agents contact information, call and tell them that you want to move out of the property - but you don't have the cash to pay for moving expenses, etc. They usually give $500.00 - $5,000.00. depending upon the value of the property and the situation. ... more
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