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Home Selling in Westland : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 13, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you are getting a mortgage the bank will make lenders title insurance mandatory if you are putting down less than 20%. Now as a buyer, for the small cost of owners insurance, it is money well spent ... more
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Chad Jishi answered:
Yes. Located around 48185. Licensed and insured. Precision Power 734-299-1850.
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Andy Hargreaves answered:
I actually am about to list one that's 4 bedrooms with Livonia schools in the middle of the week, probably on Wednesday.

Let me know if you want details.
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Guy Gimenez answered:
Here are some options to move the home fast.

1. price it below market

2. consider owner financing it (email me if this is an option you wish to consider and I'll explain more)


3. sell it to an investor (email me if this is an option you wish to consider and I'll explain more)
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Syer answered:
Thank you all for your answers and helpful information =)


Side note to Andy - I contacted the city a few years back and he told me my property was large enough to split, though it would be larger then the lot sizes they require when split. He said he did not see spliting as a problem, though he commented about the lot size being bigger once split. Not sure if that would cause an issue. I can not see why it would and for some reason he pointed out that I am one of the last remaining parcels, like I have, on 2 streets. Not sure why that and a larger lot size split would make a difference. Things have prob changed since then with my luck. ... more
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Thu Oct 27, 2011
Billy Torni answered:
I can tell you from experience and from closings you do not have to go delinquent to get a short sale also it does not have to affect your credit. I just closed a deal in which my client made her payments till the day she closed and then bought a new home and closed 3 weeks later. Short sales are a case by case situation so any bank or agent who tells you it will always affect your credit or you must go delinquent is wrong. An agent can initiate the process with your bank and find out what they will allow and offer you with out you damaging your credit in any way. If you need more help with this feel free to contact me I do close many short sales successfully and do not charge anything extra, I only get paid when you close and by the bank no out of pocket fees. ... more
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
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Sat Sep 20, 2008
Ed & Cindy Knight answered:
April being from Michigan I can tell you this you have to be priced Below the market to get your home sold. We have sold many of our sellers homes this year but only the ones that listen. If they can not come down to meet the market we can not help them. You did not mention when you bought so here's a little history.

Michigan was in a heavy sellers market from 95 - 01 which drove the prices way up. Then we switched to a buyers market in June of 01 where prices started to level off and go up a little a year. But in 04-05 we started to see the market go down and since then it has been coming down fast. The bank owned homes and short sale have ruined the values. Now we do not service Westland but work Macomb County, so it's probably the same.

By what we are seeing out there we would say we are feeling the signs of the market leveling off again. But the changes made this week on Wall Street will either help or hurt it. So turn around is a crystal ball question.
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Wed Feb 13, 2008
Diane Menard answered:
Nicole,

Yes, that is strange. Well it sounds like you are in good hands, but if you need anything else please let me know.
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Fri Jan 4, 2008
Carlo Gobba answered:
If you are buying up, you will be just fine, I'm sure of it. You may take a little nick on your home sale but nothing compared to teh nick you will take out of a seller when you buy up. (It should more than offset any loss of expected equity that you had.)

Be prepared however. Have a good agent on your side!
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Fri Oct 5, 2007
ian cockburn answered:
As one of the Realtors said below is 100% correct...it is not what you owe, nor what you percieve as the value...right now the value / sold price is determined by the market...and the market says it is not low enough yet.

You need to drop the price about 10% below what the average last 3 comparative houses that SOLD, not ones sitting on the market.
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Fri Aug 10, 2007
Eric Pointer answered:
Laurie,

Repeat after me: There isn't a direct coorelation between "no showings" and no buyers. The fact is that there are plenty of buyers hovering around your properties just waiting for the price to reach a tipping point.

The faster you get it to that point the quicker a sale.
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