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Quality of Life in 48205 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 14, 2014
Tonia Williams answered:
There are several great communities,in the city of Detroit, as well as outside of the city. If you would like to view a select set of properties, based on your specific criteria sent to you, I would be more than happy to do so.

Tonia C. Williams
Real Estate Consultant
Bowers Realty & Investments
313-915-7410 Direct US Line
tcw1350@aol.com Direct email
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Pam Bava answered:
Karin,

You should get it touch with the Detroit Police department. They will be able to give you updated info.

I know they just opened a 48 million dollar school. I'm sure it is state of the art.


Good luck
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Sun Jul 3, 2011
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Hello ma'am,

The Federal Fair Housing Act enacted an amendment in 1988 that bars discrimination based on handicap of the renter or of a buyer. The landlord must allow the tenants to make reasonable modifications of existing premises at the tenant's expense and in SOME cases the changes must be returned back to their original state also at the tenants expense. Some modifications may remain in place. There are also some other rules listed under that amendment for the handicap. The law is enforced by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

I would suggest going to HUD's website for more information and to find out what all of his rights are under that law. He is very lucky to have parents like you and his dad that are still there for him.

Good luck to you.
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Sun Jun 7, 2009
Andy Hargreaves answered:
Great topic.
I've fired a few clients recently for the same thought process...
I'm not willing to compromise my time nor my sanity at the drop of a hat for anyone that can't afford me a simple convenience.

My favorite part is how I don't think I ask too much -- just give me 24 hour notice to set up a showing to make arrangements, call the listing, move other clients around, etc. Then, heaven forbid I can't show a house on 15 minute notice, I'm a bad guy and they'll call the listing agent to view it. Then, the listing agent in many cases tries to solicit their business away from me, even when they're under contract...argh.

I still find that some people aren't quite "getting it" when it comes to pricing a listing. They'll bounce between 3-4 agents. They'll blame the agent for the lack of showings, when in reality, consumers have any given number of outlets to research prices, other listings, etc. If you, as a seller AREN'T getting showings -- you're overpriced. Simply put.

I think that in addition to all that, clients think all agents are the same. Many don't understand that having the listing agent show a home isn't always a good thing. Or, that we don't get paid until the deal closes...so showing 30-50 homes which may be no big deal to someone is a huge deal to us IF we don't close.

Other than that, I love this job. I've found that sitting down and talking with people and a few minute education to our job goes a long, long way.
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