Since you are in the due diligence period, you need to visit or contact the tax Assessor's office or buildings department for the county or town and verify the property card or what the local officials have on file. Does the county show this home as 5 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms?
As a former realtor, I have seen home's advertised as 5 bedrooms where the 5th bedroom was in the basement and it turned out the owner was using the 5th bedroom illegally. Owners will use basement space as a bedroom to save money on buying a larger home AND save money by not paying higher property taxes because as long as the county doesn't know it (it's a secret), the owners get away with it - UNTIL it's time to sell. Then the owners pray the buyer is a sucker and won't do their research.
Don't be the guinea pig - do your homework! Also, don't trust realtors. Remember, all they are interested in is making sure you sign the closing documents and move in so they can collect their commission check. Once you move in, they don't care about you anymore unless you're selling or buying.... more
An inspection is really for your benefit, so it's up to you. It's not like you get an inspection on a house and it's "good for" a certain amount of time. If a month goes by, you'd think it would be fine. Use your common sense. If there's a big hail storm or flood, then you probably want to get it inspected again!... more
513 Broadway St South Haven, MI
I would start by asking your lender if they are the one that holds the lien on the property. Or it could be A legal question.
Paula Peterson, REALTOR
Jaqua Realtors... more
I did a quick search for this property, and the condos at this location list in the 300k to 400k range. I'll dig deeper for a foreclosure there, but it's not likely.
Paula Peterson REALTOR
South Haven MI.... more