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Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information on what we do, how we do it, and why? You’re in the right place! Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about as-is, all-cash home sales. 

If you have a question that’s not answered below, don’t hesitate to reach out! You can text or call us at (616) 379-3099 or contact us online.

An as-is sale isn’t for everyone — but for the right person, it can be the most convenient and rewarding choice. It helps you sell your home faster (in as little as a week), puts money in your pocket right away, and doesn’t require you to spend time, energy, or money on repairs and staging. 

Anyone can choose to do an as-is home sale, but the homeowners who get the most benefits from them find themselves in circumstances like:

Our home buying process (your selling process!) is incredibly straightforward and simple. It consists of just four steps that can be completed in as little as five days. Basically, we ask for information about your property, then provide you with a fair cash offer in just 24 hours. If you accept the offer, we can set a closing date that works for you and hand over the cash. 

For a closer look at our process, head to this page.

We’re not here to trick you or cheat you. We spend a lot of time driving around, walking through homes, and calculating offers. We don’t want to waste your time or ours. 

Our real estate experts look into current market values for your city and neighborhood, then pull comparisons for houses similar to yours. Once we have a value estimate, we factor in the amount of repairs needed for your house. That’s how we get our offer price.

No, you are not required to accept our offer. You will receive no penalties. Worst case, you walk away knowing how much we’d offer you with no money lost. You can request an offer even if you aren’t sure if you’re ready to sell your house yet.

A real estate agent simply lists your home and tries to find buyers. As a real estate investment company, we are the actual buyer of your house

If you choose to sell your home to us, you won’t need a real estate agent. You also won’t pay commission or other fees that you’d have to pay when working with a real estate agent.

While the choice isn’t for everyone, there are a number of benefits that can come with selling your home to a real estate investor. These are the main three:

  • We Buy As-Is. We’re not frightened by older, outdated homes — no matter how many repairs or renovations they need. Traditional real estate agents and buyers normally want a house that’s move-in ready, which means your house could sit on the market for months if it’s not up to par with the others that are for sale.
  • We Offer Flexible Close Dates. You close when it works best for you. Traditional buyers often get financing and must wait for their lender to complete paperwork and other requirements. We’ll have cash on hand and can close as quickly as you need us to, or we can wait until you find another place to live. It’s on your terms.
  • It’s Convenient & Hassle-Free. You don’t need to make any repairs to pass an inspection, or even pass code. You don’t need to clean or stage your home. We make the purchase and do the work ourselves afterwards. You’ll save time, energy, and money, and you’ll be on your way to your next adventure quickly.

Yes, you can sell your house if you still owe mortgage payments. In fact, it’s pretty common that homes are sold before the mortgage is completely paid off. The sale of your home should pay off the remainder of your mortgage and hopefully leave youw ith some profit to make a down payment on your next one.

Even if you have a mortgage and are behind on payments, you can sell your home. At Hometown Development, we’ll buy your home for cash so you can have quick money on hand and get back on your feet.

Yes, you can sell your house to us, even if your house is at risk of foreclosure. Whether it’s mortgage foreclosure or property tax foreclosure you’re dealing with, we’re here to help you move on from your troublesome home and onto something new. Our cash offer can help you pay back what you owe. 

Yes. We buy homes as-is, in any condition — no repairs, cleaning, or staging necessary. You sell the home to us, then we handle all the work to fix it. No matter if it’s foundation damage, water damage, mold, etc., we’ll take care of it so you don’t have to.

Yes, you can sell a Michigan house even if you live out of state. Many times, this happens when a person inherits a property or when a homeowner buys an out-of state home before selling their current one. 

We’ve purchased properties from many out-of-state owners. We’ll work with our title agency to prepare paperwork, then they’ll send a mobile notary to meet you wherever you are to sign closing documents. Once signed, our title agency will overnight your proceeds check to you or send you a wire transfer — your choice.

A traditional home sale in West Michigan can take weeks, if not months. However, because we’re all-cash buyers, we can buy your house in as little as five days.

We’ve purchased many properties, and know the routine well. We’ll take care of the paperwork and get everything ready in less than a week for closing. If you’d like more time, we can also be flexible and wait until you’re ready to move out.

We’re a professional all-cash buyer. We have money readily available to purchase properties as the become available throughout West Michigan. It’s our business, which is why you can trust us to complete the transaction of your home in a timely manner and with less stress.

Once we’ve visited your home and have the information we need to make a cash offer, we guarantee that offer will come to you within 24 hours. If we fail to meet that guarantee, we’ll pay you $100.

Need More Info Before You Sell Your Home? We Can Help!

We’ve published various articles and guides that answer the most common real estate questions we receive. Click the links to explore.

Download our guide to a traditional vs. as-is sale

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All closings performed by Bell Title
Meghan Vandenhout 616-942-8955

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