Because the agent and the owner probably under priced the property (their opinion) in hopes of receiving offers above the list price. If someone has been transferred, there's a chance that perhaps they didn't own that house for very long and are therefore selling it (or trying to) for less than what they paid.
Have your agent check to see what the most recent sale price was to determine if this is the case.
In any event, countering above asking price tells me the seller isn't as motivated as the listing agent would have you believe.... more
South Haven is a decent community, as long as you are ok with the Portage School System. I recently looked at a few houses in South Haven, for the same reason you are, it seems as if you get a decent deal. After looking at a few, we looked at a few more in Salt Creek Commons. The average home price is about the same as South Haven, well maybe slightly higher, but not much, but they have the Union Township School system. Long story short, I just bought a house in Salt Creek Commons, and will close on May 10, after much thinking, if I am still in this house a few years down the road, I would rather my son go to Union Township then Portage.... more
$1, No, wait, $1000 maybe even $100,000 up to $1,000,000. I am sorry, but it is all location location location. An acre near Chesterton could be $10,000 an acre while around Valpo could be $15,000. Your question is hard to answer cause it all depends on where it is. An acre on 30 could be worth more than an acre on 450N!
I would suggest to contact a local agent and tell them what you are looking for and they will be more than glad to help point you in the right area. Or, if you are looking for what someone sold an acre for go to the court house it is public record most of the time.... more
Alot of the newer homes have an open concept which is easier to move about with a walker or wheelchair. I would suggest you look for a newer ranch. If you'd like me to email you homes, drop me a note. I'd love to help you find a home and help you sell yours.
McColly Real Estate
2107 Calumet Ave.
Valparaiso, IN 46383