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Jennysue, Other/Just Looking in Indiana
Jennysue asked:
Have not much money but need to find a home to buy that is in county. Its okay if it is fixer upper just as long as the plumbing and electric work. Does anyone have any idea where someone could find a home in county for sale that is fixer upper with no or very low down payment. But has electric and plumbing working In it.
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Justin Bell, Home Buyer in Bloomington, IN
Justin Bell asked:
house shares via email hasn't been working for me recently I have been trying to share listings with my wife and I get no email notification and neither does she
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in 47403
Deb Tomaro, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Deb Tomaro answered:
New Construction: How to choose a good construction company and spot bad ones?
Two suggestions - one would be to see if you can find a Realtor with extensive experience (ie someone who has been around a while) and get their opinion. They would know first hand the ... more
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Deb Tomaro, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Deb Tomaro answered:
Should I buy a small house (and probably a fixer upper with 20% down) vs a move in ready that requires PMI?
Joan, did you know that if you have good credit, there are some loan programs where you can pay upfront PMI in a lump sum just one time at closing, instead of paying every month? When y ... more
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Deb Tomaro, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Deb Tomaro answered:
Is there really a difference in buying in Bloomington vs. in Ellettsville besides the commute time?
Some of the answer depends on even more local than Ellettsville versus Bloomington. If you are comparing Ellettsville to the east side of Bloomington, there is usually a meaningful diff ... more
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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Should I buy a house next to a trailer park?
I'm sure you're right about why the price dropped. This doesn't mean it's not a decent home but having a trailer park in your backyard is always going to limit the resale value and the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can I make the seller drop at least 10k of his asking by letting him know that there is another house, with more updates available?
You can ask but may not be able to make the seller do anything. Their listing agent should have already gone over what is available for sale in their area. You should start by making an ... more
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William Morr…, Real Estate Pro in Shiremanstown, PA
William Morrow answered:
Is home inspector liable for missing major defect?
ASHI and ANSI Inspectors offer disclaimers at time of engagement and in their reports that there may be defects that are non-detectable due to circumstances beyond their control. A defe ... more
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Juan Carlos…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Juan Carlos Carrasquel-Realtor answered:
What is the resale market like in Bloomington over the past few years for townhomes.?
It depends on location and condition. If you want to be more specific (i.e. a specific neighborhood), I will need more info. I will be happy to help
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
Sally Baird, Real Estate Pro in 47401
Sally Baird answered:
Non-student condo,home or apartment rentals potentially need in the next month. Or first time home buyer with no down payment possibilities?
USDA offers a zero down payment loan option but the house has to be within a certain area (usually more rural) to qualify. Here's a link to the USDA website: http://eligibility.sc.ego ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
Aaron Steele, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Aaron Steele answered:
I'm looking for a house and plan to be in Btown for 3-4 more years and then would like to sell or rent out. How is resale in Ellettsville?
It's OK depending where you are in Ellettsville. It doesn't have as strong of market when compared to certain zip codes or school districts in Bloomington but it has a healthy market. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 2, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
Aaron Steele, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Aaron Steele answered:
looking for a townhome, 1500 sq ft. 2 bd 2 bath
I'd be happy to help you with your search. Please send me an email to realestatebysteele@gmail.com so I can get your address, and I'll start sending you some options.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 2, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Looking to purchase an investment home close to campus so I can rent to students. Is this a good time to buy? Is a condo or house a better idea?
Houses are going to make more sense as the HOA fees associated with a condo plus the fact that many HOA's will not permit rentals; generally make condos and/or town homes a poor investm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 26, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
Juan Carlos…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Juan Carlos Carrasquel-Realtor answered:
What is the average price/sq. ft. of finished living space in Bloomington, IN?
Jeremy,
I have detailed stats for Bloomington. I will be happy to share those with you. Stats are important to validate property values. I recommend you look at Median prices vs Ave ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 25, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
Jeff Franklin, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Jeff Franklin answered:
Hi, we are going to tear down our old house. Wonder if there are any organizations that are willing to do the
Certainly speak with Habitat for Humanity.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Home Buying in 47408
Juan Carlos…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Juan Carlos Carrasquel-Realtor answered:
Should I buy or lease in Bloomington?
Yes, it's a good idea.
What's is your price range or monthly budget? I'll be happy to send you all available options and also keep you informed on upcoming new listings.
What lifestyl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 22, 2013 Home Buying in 47401
Cape Cod Real…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Cape Cod Real Estate for Sale answered:
Considering buy a condo as our daughter will be attending IU to get her doctorate. Would it be better to purchase a 3 bed 2 bath or 2 b 2 ba?
I remember my parents faced the same dilemma. Usually with resale it is always a better selling point to have a 3 bedroom. It is best to do some homework and speak with a real estate a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 22, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
Theresa Sici…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Theresa Sicinski answered:
Is there houses for sale in BLOOMINGTON,INDIANA under $10,000 dollars?
Currently there are 2 Properties available for sale in Monroe County that are listed under 30k. 1 for 15k and 1 for 24.5k. That's about as close as you will get to your 10k mark. Unfort ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 11, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
Theresa Sici…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Theresa Sicinski answered:
I'm looking for someone with 203k mortgage experience, anyone out there want to describe it in more detail for me?
John LaBella at Gallery Group Does a great job managing the 203k process.

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 11, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
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