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Wed Jun 13, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
Below is a link to the Michigan State Real Estate Commission whom you contact if you believe you are not being treated fairly. If you are working with a buyer broker they should contact the Broker in Charge of the lsiting company (or have their broker in charge make the call) and have them address your concerns. It is perfectly reasonable to demand that the Seller write "I have reviewed this offer with my agent" on the first page of the offer and have them sign and date it so you know it was presented. ... more
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Marge Bennett answered:
You can file an ethics complaint with the local association of REALTORS or file a complaint with your state I division of real estate. You will need some sort of proof.
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Mon May 7, 2012
Kristy Dunnigan answered:
Missy, Are you looking for information regarding recently sold homes?
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Tue May 15, 2012
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
Short Sale and foreclosure are hard to understand.
It would be crazy to say HOW can banks do this.....but it wierd and tey do it.

Banks may have made a mistake initially ???

Send me an email and I will shoot you an article that explains the
whole shortsale process.

Good Luck.
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
You need to contact a Realtor that deals with properties in Detroit and go from there.
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Marge Bennett answered:
Wed Mar 28, 2012
Karen Paytas answered:

Good Afternoon!! I can't answer for all agents but personally I hope not. That would be a direct violation of ethics.

Good Luck,

Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS

Real Living Kee Realty
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Mon Apr 19, 2010
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
Appraisals are a huge reality check that sellers are having to deal with these days.
No, it isn't bad to hope that a house appraises for less than your offer.
The only issue would be if the sellers refused to come down in price and there would be other buyers that are willing to pay the difference.
It sounds like you are realistic about this house and if you don't want to buy it for more than its worth, then it will give you an opportunity to walk away if the sellers do not wish to come down in price.
You just have to be prepared to walk away. Not always an easy thing if you have already fallen in love with it.
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Tue May 15, 2012
Gerard Dunn answered:
I suspect it will take the bank some time to review all the offers to determine which makes the most sense for them.

Why not call the listing agent to find out?
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Sat Jan 16, 2010
Cicely Brookover answered:
It should not affect your purchase. If a trust is selling the property, the title company should see the trust to make sure the proper person is signing off. Good title is your goal. No disclosures - just inspect to your satisfaction. ... more
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Staci Eddy, Real Estate Consutant answered: is great, but I find that it can often be incorrect as to the status of a property. When my business was primarily listings, I had auto-post my listings when I entered them into the MLS, but that never meant that it would auto-update or necessarily go inactive until the property was sold (even though a house may be in escrow, it is still marketed on

hope that helps!


Staci Eddy
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Mon Apr 6, 2009
Howard Novetsky answered:
I just got off the phone with them. They were very helpfull. Like most associations, they can be difficult at times. They ave been around a long timke ad manage many different properties. My overall experience has been favorable. I have been selling hom,es and condos for 22 years and think they are as good or better than most. Please visit my web page for more information ... more
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Deborah Madey answered:
I would not recommend that you close on a property prior to finding out what enforcement actions the town might take. I have seen towns requrie the complete removal of decks, sidewalks (with very expensive pavers) and more. I have also seen towns simply send out an inpector and pass the completed work.

I am not in Michigan, so I am unfamiliar with permit requirments for occupancy for resales. In locations where no certificate of occupancy is requried, I have seen buyers take title and possession without any problems. Where it becomes an issue is when those same people become the seller in the next transfer and those buyers discover a lack of permit. So, even if you are able to achieve a short term resolution, be aware complications could further arise.

If you want to add a bathroom, you could hire a plumber who files for permits and triggers the town's awareness of prior missing permits.

Visit the town, see what is needed to correct past oversights and enter into a contract knowing what the procedures are to right everything. If you proceed without knowing, this might end up being a much bigger expense than you budgeted for.
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