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Old August 2nd, 2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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ok guys and select females or great lakes.....

im looking at buying a house asap.

what im looking for is a site or info on where to find foreclosures in the tri cities area that i dont need to register for some website that wants me credit card number. i read the reviews on alot of these sites and found nothing but bad things.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 08:20 PM   #2
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i found my house on realtor.com. Also, GET A FUCKING REALTOR. That would probably help you out! Until you sign a contract you dont owe them anything. I found a few but my realtor found more than i ever could. Plus the info i found was inaccurate most of the time compared to her real info.
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The Tri-Cities does not want you. You cannot park a Semi tractor in any residential property here. This includes Saginaw, Freeland, Bay city, Midland, Auburn, Buena Vista, Bridgeport, Birch Run, Burt, Thomas Township, or any of the surrounding communities. You also cannot have a personal dumpster, you cannot leave junk ass car parts laying around your property either. Look elsewhere, I suggest Kentucky.
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im not kodiak...... so thanks zook
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zillow.com, I'm not sure if they list foreclosures though.

Do realtors actually do anything besides walk you through a house you already found on your own? Probably not, they seem like car salesman, if you already know what you want and found what you want it seems like a useless formality.
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Sorry, forgot who I was barking at, I saw his name and shut down my brain, you gotta do that with him...
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this is true but he hasnt posted in here.... haha
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Yer right again, I saw the 450r, and got all sweaty. what kind of money are you looking to spend?

What type of surroundings? Urban? Rural? Agriculture? Trailer park? My friend works for a Real estate company that works with FSBO, Short sales, and Repo's. He specializes in $70k and less listings. Worth the money to have someone else on the line for making sure paperwork is all filled out correctly, and filed properly when working with foreclosures.

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I don't know if they are still in business or not, but all-star used to have a ton of the foreclosure listings a few years ago. Oh and I'm not coming home any time soon, I guess my family is coming to see us for a change. If that changes I'll let you know.
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Just about any house with a for sale sign is probably a foreclosure. Look for the orange or green sticker on the front door
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well..

1. get pre qualified.
2 have ready cash for down payment.
3 realtor is a nice touch, it helps to get a look at some homes

one tip I have is to check bank sites directly. they have hundreds of listings you don't see.

https://citimortgage.res.net/

http://reo.wellsfargo.com/WBREOHome.aspx

also fanny mae www.homepath.com
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zillow.com, I'm not sure if they list foreclosures though.

that site is ok for estimating a rough net value its not good for much else

http://www.realtytrac.com/pub/landin...l=&accnt=12494

you have to register to use this site but its not bad. it also send you alerts

http://www.remax-michigan.com/remaxm...ed=foreclosure

I like this one for the map. you can search by zip or just leave your search open to to use the filters that are built in.
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get a realtor. Plain and simple. We just bought a house and when you are first getting into it, yeah, you think you know what you like. So, do just that; find a few houses on craigslist and in the paper and what not that you like. then go to a realtor and get whats called a "buyers agent". Show them the houses you like and they will match you up with many more houses similar to those you liked. Your buyers agent gets paid out of the sellers fee. IT COSTS YOU NOTHING AS THE BUYER. As far as the foreclosed homes go, they are slow, slow sales and can turn up many problems. a lot of paperwork involved (more than normal) and DONT SKIP ON THE INSPECTIONS!! Also, GET A REALTOR!!!!
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get a realtor. Plain and simple. We just bought a house and when you are first getting into it, yeah, you think you know what you like. So, do just that; find a few houses on craigslist and in the paper and what not that you like. then go to a realtor and get whats called a "buyers agent". Show them the houses you like and they will match you up with many more houses similar to those you liked. Your buyers agent gets paid out of the sellers fee. IT COSTS YOU NOTHING AS THE BUYER. As far as the foreclosed homes go, they are slow, slow sales and can turn up many problems. a lot of paperwork involved (more than normal) and DONT SKIP ON THE INSPECTIONS!! Also, GET A REALTOR!!!!
A buyer's agent doesn't cost you anything? Bullshit. The seller has to pay for that agent out of their side of the deal. That just simply means that they won't take a lower price. So, never think that you get a realtor for free. You ALWAYS pay for their services. It just may not be paid directly from you to them, but you most definitely pay for them. If you spend a little bit of time on your own, you can do ANYTHING a realtor can do. Any decent lawyer will review your contract for a few hundred bucks. WAY cheaper than paying 3-6% commission to an agent. Don't fall for the NAR's advertising lies. Their intent is to make every person on the planet think that real estate is so crazy complex that you have to hire a realtor. It isn't rocket science. Consider how a realtor gets paid. The MORE you pay, the MORE they make. Sounds like a conflict of interest to me. If you are hiring someone to get you a better deal on a house, they should be rewarded for getting you the lowest price, not the highest....
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HALF of the commission is to the Listing agent who is selling the house. They work for the seller, these are usually the agents listed outside on the signs...if you buy from them they get double commission. This is why you want a real estate agent that works for you, yes they do make money on the sale but only if you buy a house and if you walk they get nothing, So they want to help you out.
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Speaking of a little research...do some. The commission % is set by the listing agent when a seller lists a house. Anywhere from 3%-9% and at that time is negotiated by the seller and their agent as how to pay the buyers agent. Usually one of two ways: 1. the selling agent and buying agent split the commission. or 2. The selling agents broker (the company they work for) will simply pay a finders fee of $xxx to the buyers agent.

In the end, if you break it down, yes, you are paying through the purchase price of the home, the buyers agents fees. But it is not as if you show up with a buyers agent and now the house costs more.

Oh and with a little research, anyone can do anything, but I still have clients that hire me as their accountant, and I still hire Mechanics to work on my transmission and Papi Grande to close for the tigers.





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