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Ryan, Other/Just Looking in
Ryan asked:
Home or townhome needed by Feb. 1st I'm a mature male looking to RENT a 2 bed home or townhome in Chesterton or nearby area. I have a small 13-year old beagle mix who would love a fenced yard. I've looked at rentals…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 26, 2013 Home Buying in 46304
Cole Haynes, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Cole Haynes answered:
I am looking for rent to own homes in Porter County for around $800 per month, any availiable?
You should be able to find some here: http://www.rentuntilyouown.com/indiana
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 1, 2013 Home Buying in 46304
Alliekatz, Home Buyer in Chesterton, IN
Alliekatz answered:
Is there any reasons why a seller would not want to accept a VA loan from a mortgage lender?
Our experience with a Buyer getting a VA loan was a nightmare! First of all, it takes forever to get the home inspection and the appraisal was almost 4 weeks after that. Anyone consid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in 46304
Michelle Big…, Renter in Chesterton, IN
Michelle Biggs answered:
Quiet computer couple needs three or four bedroom home with one and a half or more baths. Looking to rent for a few years.
Since it seems like a bit too late to phone anyone, I will leave my email - annachenoa@gmail.com. Besides from what I've already said, I also want a yard and a fireplace would be lovel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Rentals in 46304
Dan Woods, Real Estate Pro in Williamsville, NY
Dan Woods answered:
we saw a 4.05 acre for sale & tried sending msg to the listing agent.havent heard fr.him.if we pay in cash,how long is the process & what we need?
I would certainly encourage you to find the appropriate professionals to help you through the process both legal and real estate. Without knowing more about the property and it's curre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 31, 2013 Home Buying in 46304
Ted Esquibel, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ted Esquibel answered:
how to purchase an HUD property?ive seen 1 here & we are interested with the property BUT....
We finance distressed properties and offer a no credit/no employment verification home loan for Indiana Owner Occupiers. We do require 35% down, so if that's something that would work ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Home Buying in 46304
Christine Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Valparaiso, IN
Christine McDaniel answered:
Who do experienced realtors recommend as trustworthy lenders/brokers for VA loans in NW Indiana?
Hi Icehouse,

I would recommend the following:

Mike Forrest and Jim Forrest with Real Estate Resource - Valparaiso (219) 488-0322
These guys have done VA and USDA loans for my cli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Buying in 46304
Jeff Piggot, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Jeff Piggot answered:
What money can be used to pay for closing costs etc. when purchasing a house?
You can absolutely use those funds. Just remember to keep a paper trail (all written evidence), of all of those funds. You need to have verifiable proof of where the funds came from a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in 46304
Christine Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Valparaiso, IN
Christine McDaniel answered:
I live in Indiana. What are a couple of VA home loan Lending institutions/banks that are VA approved with (Lapp) and offer the best rates/fees etc.?
Hi Icehouse,

I'd like to recommend the following:

Mike Forrest, Real Estate Resource, Valparaiso 708-268-9411. He works with 40 different banks and can get the best rate.

T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Home Buying in 46304
Bill & Rachel…, Real Estate Pro in Munster, IN
Bill & Rachel Port answered:
I am married in Indiana. Can I purchase a house in only my name and using only my credit?
You sure can. Let me know where you are looking and I'll be glad to help you find a good lender or agent in your area.
Bill Port
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 6, 2013 Home Buying in 46304
fliphouses, Both Buyer and Seller in Merrillville, IN
fliphouses answered:
Listing broker trying to avoid outside agents clients offers. How to get this fixed?
I suggest you contact the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency about the listing broker, people like that do not need to have a real estate license.

goto http://www.in.gov/pla/3171. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 12, 2012 Home Buying in 46304
Christine Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Valparaiso, IN
Christine McDaniel answered:
Is property 411 Sunnybrooke Court, Chesterton IN 46304. still available to tour?
Hi Unclebob,

The home sold for $295,000. There are a few similar homes in Chesterton one on Windridge, a couple on Pinehurst, one on Birdie Way and one on Westwood. If you'd l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 13, 2011 Foreclosure in 46304
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
If I get a full price offer on my property , can I accept a higher offer from someone else? thanks
You have no obligation to divulge to the first offer that a subsequent offer came in, or notify buyer 1 that it is now a multiple offer after 2nd offer came in. Often buyers pull out i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 26, 2010 Home Selling in 46304
Dave Casbon, Real Estate Pro in Chesterton, IN
Dave Casbon answered:
We are looking for REOs in Chesterton, IN. We've tried using some internet services (like Realty Trac), but
Call me. Ive been working with 3 "rehabbers" looking for the same.
Dave Casbon
Coldwell Banker Residential
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 22, 2010 Foreclosure in 46304
Al Akerman, Real Estate Pro in Lakewood, NJ
Al Akerman answered:
In the new tax bill, does a homeowner have to buy a home of equal or greater value to qualify for the $6,500?
Erik, here is a direct link for the IRS' website regarding the credit.
1 vote Share Flag Sat Dec 19, 2009 Home Buying in 46304
Tami Bianco, Real Estate Pro in Chesterton, IN
Tami Bianco answered:
I recently paid a whopping increase in real estate taxes for a home in Dune Acres. Both the assessed value
My own personal home was assessed at $75,000 more than the prior year, so I understand your frustration. You have the right to appeal however, I believe the deadline was April 13th, 200 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 2, 2009 Market Conditions in 46304
Erik Armstro…,  in 47802
Erik Armstrong answered:
Can a homeowner that is under contract refuse to show their home because they are having second thoughts?
As far as “not being able to view the home” I don't believe you will find recourse, but if you wish to pursue you could consult an attorney that specializes in real estate l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2009 Home Buying in Burns Harbor
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
We made a full price offer on a bank owned house. We were first in line AND we gave earnest money. Our
It doesnt matter if you are first or last. what matters to the banks is terms and then price. they want their offers with no contingincies, they want to see it closed within 30 days. a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2008 Home Buying in 46304
Bridgette Ko…,  in Florida
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
What $ to offer on an old house? I came across an old house for sale. The house is over 100 years old. The
I am in FL, but do specialize in historic/vintage homes. The biggest question here is are historic homes generally valued in this particular neighborhood (since an investor p ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Nov 15, 2007 Home Buying in 46304
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