Profile picture for Michael McClinton

Michael McClinton's Advice

Contributions are sorted newest to oldest.

  • 8 Contributions
  • 0 Best Answers
  • 0 Helpful

Michael McClinton wrote:

Will I get my money back if the home that we made an offer on appraises lower than the price agreed.

Answer
The answer to this question depends on if you have appraisal contingency language in your contract.  If so, your attorney should be able to cancel the deal pursuant to that contingency.  Thus allowing you to get your money back.  I would recommend speaking with your legal counsel.
August 14 2013
(0)

I have two late payment dings (30 and 60) even though I made my monthly payments on the first of eve

Answer
I would recommend reaching out to the financial institution to determine what the issue could be.  If that does not work view your credit report and submit a dispute stating the information is incorrect.  Once done the credit bureau will reach out to the financial institution and investigate.   
August 13 2013
(0)

I need a home inspector referral, in Chicago. Property located on southside!

Answer
I am not sure if Zillow will allow me to provide you with specific inspector names but you can visit: www.ashi.org The American Society of Home Inspectors and search for a list of qualified home inspectors in your desired area.  Your Realtor should be able to assist you as well. 
August 13 2013
(0)

How do i get my phone # to show where it has contact an agent

Answer
The number you currently see is a Zillow call forwarding number that is used to forward calls to the number you have provided in your profile.  Instead of using your exact number, Zillow sets up another number to display in the contact an agent area.  When a potential lead dials that Zillow number it is automatically forwarded to the number you have provided.  The Zillow number allows the company to track and provide analytics on how effective their lead generation system is. 
August 13 2013
(0)

where is my listing

Answer
I just tried searching it as well and do not see it listed for rent.  Depending on when you setup the listing it could just be a timing issue.  I remember having this issue before and it was just a delay issue and appeared a few hours later.   
August 13 2013
(0)

why is my home not coming up when I do a search

Answer
There are quite a few ways to search for your home online.  If you are unable to find your home it could be a result of several issues.  Without knowing your address I can not say for sure.  One issue could be the criteria for which you are searching which includes price, area, size, number of bedrooms, etc....  If your home is listed for same the information could have been listed with incorrect information.  Timing could have caused your home not to appear in a search.  For example, if you just spoke with a real estate professional to list your home for sale and they haven't yet submitted listing information to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).  Without knowing the type of search you are doing it is hard to pinpoint the specific cause.   
August 13 2013
(0)

How do I make an offer on a foreclosure

Answer
Foreclosed properties are typically bought directly from the lender.  The process of buying a foreclosed home should start the same way as if you were purchasing a home that is not a foreclosure.  Find a real estate professional (Realtor) in your area that is familiar with this type of transaction.  Your Realtor would be able to prepare a purchase contract offer for you and submit that offer to the lender.
August 13 2013
(0)

How can I purchase Foreclosure home?

Answer
Hello, Foreclosed properties are typically bought directly from the lender.  The process of buying a foreclosed home should start the same way as if you were purchasing a home that is not a foreclosure.  First, find a real estate professional (Realtor) in your area that is familiar with this type of transaction.  Secondly, make sure your finances are in order, which appears you have already done :-).  Thirdly, identify the property and have your Realtor request a showing so you can view.  Fourth, have your Realtor prepare purchase contract information and submit offer.  Fifth, remain patient and be prepared to close quickly when offer is accepted. Also note that the process does change depending on specific situations. For example, if you are purchasing this property as your personal residence versus for investment purposes. Thank you for your question and I hope this helps.  Kind regards, Michael B. McClinton, CNE, ADPRManaging BrokerMcClinton Group at Panthera Real Estate
August 09 2013
(0)