Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Buying Process,Detroit- MI http://www.zillow.com/advice/Detroit-MI/home-buying-buying-process/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate industry policy http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/industry-policy/555253/ out of state investor, found a high ranked agent on famous website. Signed a contract to pay at least $1250 commission fee, promised has the contractor and property management. Bought a FHA house which may be a little high (Not really complain about this). I need to pay retainer fee for each onsite house checking. Not happy with the contractor from agent. Then the agent doesn't like to negotiate with the contractor for me. &nbsp;Charged me $150/each for contractor retainer fee and asked overnight cashier check. I never heard of those industry policy.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Right now, I am in the middle of nowhere. Try to get rid of the agent, but the key still in agent's hand. &nbsp;<br/><br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/industry-policy/555253/ 2014-08-18T12:58:00Z Foreigner looking to buy property in Detroit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Foreigner-looking-to-buy-property-in-Detroit/539466/ Looking to buy at lease 2 rented out units. I understand I need to set up a company (LLC) to buy property in US. Need help with that.<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 06 May 2014 06:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Foreigner-looking-to-buy-property-in-Detroit/539466/ 2014-05-06T06:40:00Z what kind of disabled veteran buying assistance programs available http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-kind-of-disabled-veteran-buying-assistance-programs-available/528519/ 5 replies Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-kind-of-disabled-veteran-buying-assistance-programs-available/528519/ 2014-02-14T22:41:00Z How is Jefferson Chalmers? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-Jefferson-Chalmers/540430/ Hello, my wife and I are considering buying our first home in Detroit. We moved to the city a month ago from New York and we're currently renting in Jefferson Chalmers. We like the location, mellow vibe and equidistance to downtown and Grosse Pointe.<br/><br/>Last weekend we got a chance to walk around our neighborhood (yay good weather!) and although it's obviously not the most upscale, it seemed quaint and the houses of interesting architecture from the early 20th century.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Looking around it seems places go from around $50-100k (which honestly seems pretty inexpensive) and we've arranged to start looking at a few.<br/><br/>I would love to get more perspective on the neighborhood though. We're currently in a gated apartment complex with 24 hr security but regardless, everything feels pretty safe. There doesn't seem to be a lot of commercial activity but seems like there could be some potential along the Jefferson corridor.<br/>&nbsp;<br/>Do any of you Detroit natives (or long timers) have thoughts on this region of your cool city? Thanks in advance.<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 12 May 2014 21:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-Jefferson-Chalmers/540430/ 2014-05-12T21:28:00Z Is there a way to avoid the City of Detroit inspection & cert of occupancy? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-avoid-the-City-of-Detroit-inspection-cert-of-occupancy/463800/ I am looking at buying an older home that has had 1 owner for over 50 years.&nbsp; I would be an owner-occupant, buying without mortgage, not concerned with resale or renting. &nbsp; The house is functional for my needs but mostly not updated.&nbsp; I can't afford 2 places at once nor can I afford to make a long list of repairs immediately or within 6 months (from what I can gather I would basically have to bring this house up to modern code as if it were a new build?).&nbsp; Ideally I would like to slowly update the house while I live in it.&nbsp; Please help me!&nbsp; Thanks<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-avoid-the-City-of-Detroit-inspection-cert-of-occupancy/463800/ 2012-10-12T15:50:00Z Foreign Investor questions http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Foreign-Investor-questions/527905/ I am looking at investing and my questions are:<br/><br/>1. what are the ongoing fees for an investment property in US<br/>2. what are the other fees during the stage of purchasing other than the selling price<br/>3. when purchasing, does it have to be onshore or can we organise the paperwork by post or email<br/><br/>I will appreciate if you can give me an insight.&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Foreign-Investor-questions/527905/ 2014-02-10T11:35:00Z What's up with real estate agents requiring a retainer fee and contract to help me find a $15K home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-up-with-real-estate-agents-requiring-a-retainer-fee-and-contract-to-help-me-find-a-15K-home/394316/ 25 replies Sat, 09 Apr 2011 14:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-up-with-real-estate-agents-requiring-a-retainer-fee-and-contract-to-help-me-find-a-15K-home/394316/ 2011-04-09T14:44:00Z Why doesnt the company selling a house respond by email or telephone. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-doesnt-the-company-selling-a-house-respond-by-email-or-telephone/509335/ I have found a property in zip 48228.&nbsp; Ready to see and buy.&nbsp; All over web property is offered by BarginNet.Com.&nbsp; They are&nbsp;unreachable.&nbsp; Can someone else sell their property.&nbsp; Property is for sale by owner.&nbsp; Taxs in name of Asset Management, Inc.&nbsp; No one responds.&nbsp; Can I get past this?<br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-doesnt-the-company-selling-a-house-respond-by-email-or-telephone/509335/ 2013-08-30T20:48:00Z 60 DAY LATE PAYMENT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/60-DAY-LATE-PAYMENT/508041/ I have 1 60 day late payment on my care note in the last 2yrs my credit score is still above 580. My question is will this hurt my chances in getting financed for fha&nbsp; home loan.<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/60-DAY-LATE-PAYMENT/508041/ 2013-08-22T00:32:00Z does detroit have waterfront property for sell/ locations & prices http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-detroit-have-waterfront-property-for-sell-locations-prices/503633/ I am looking for waterfront property for sell/IN DETROIT MI<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/does-detroit-have-waterfront-property-for-sell-locations-prices/503633/ 2013-07-25T20:56:00Z (Moved): What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-LTRRBRW? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-LTRRBRW/500647/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-LTRRBRW/500644/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-LTRRBRW/500644/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 07 Jul 2013 02:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-LTRRBRW/500647/ 2013-07-07T02:22:00Z How do i find out about actual barns for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-find-out-about-actual-barns-for-sale/493294/ I just want something simple and fix up-able. I'd like a piece of property with a barn on it, house is a bonus, but i'd like to fix up barn and plant large flower gardens.<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 21 May 2013 17:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-find-out-about-actual-barns-for-sale/493294/ 2013-05-21T17:43:00Z quitclaim deed http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/quitclaim-deed/399694/ <p>i bought a home on quit claim deed,the house is&nbsp;located in wayne county detroit,how do i file this deed with the county,or do i get a title company to do it,im from south carolina,do i have to go to michigan,or can i get a title company in south carolina</p><br \><br \>11 replies Thu, 19 May 2011 19:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/quitclaim-deed/399694/ 2011-05-19T19:48:00Z If I am a renter of a home and the owner wants to sell the home can I buy if back taxes are owed http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-am-a-renter-of-a-home-and-the-owner-wants-to-sell-the-home-can-I-buy-if-back-taxes-are-owed/482235/ 2 replies Mon, 11 Mar 2013 02:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-am-a-renter-of-a-home-and-the-owner-wants-to-sell-the-home-can-I-buy-if-back-taxes-are-owed/482235/ 2013-03-11T02:16:00Z I am trying to use a Homepath loan to purchase a co-op in detroit using a trust. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-use-a-Homepath-loan-to-purchase-a-co-op-in-detroit-using-a-trust/477433/ &nbsp;Need co-op&nbsp;procedural&nbsp;advice and resources, I don't seem to be able to find any information.&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-use-a-Homepath-loan-to-purchase-a-co-op-in-detroit-using-a-trust/477433/ 2013-02-05T22:21:00Z Can I get a mortgage loan with little to no credit history? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-a-mortgage-loan-with-little-to-no-credit-history/466687/ 6 replies Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-a-mortgage-loan-with-little-to-no-credit-history/466687/ 2012-10-31T16:15:00Z How do i find out if taxes are owed on a home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-find-out-if-taxes-are-owed-on-a-home/436353/ 3 replies Fri, 23 Mar 2012 14:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-find-out-if-taxes-are-owed-on-a-home/436353/ 2012-03-23T14:46:00Z Closing Fees? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Closing-Fees/433925/ If there is an all cash sale, the seller has stated there is a $399 closing fee, is there anymore costs the buyer should be aware of?<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 04 Mar 2012 17:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Closing-Fees/433925/ 2012-03-04T17:58:00Z novice uk buyer. what price to buy in Detroit, Michigan. pitfalls etc. please reply http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/novice-uk-buyer-what-price-to-buy-in-Detroit-Michigan-pitfalls-etc-please-reply/416611/ 7 replies Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/novice-uk-buyer-what-price-to-buy-in-Detroit-Michigan-pitfalls-etc-please-reply/416611/ 2011-09-22T11:57:00Z 18458 westphalia st.detroit michigan http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/18458-westphalia-st-detroit-michigan/384460/ can anybody help me with trying to locate the true owners of this property,i think i have been dealing with an imposter..i sent them money..??<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/18458-westphalia-st-detroit-michigan/384460/ 2011-02-03T22:43:00Z