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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
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 29, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
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
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 29, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
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
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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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Ceolstan, Other/Just Looking in Bloomington, IN
Ceolstan answered:
How close is it to city bus stop?
I know this has been sitting unanswered for several months, but that location is still up for sale at this time, and proximity to Indiana University and public transportation are real p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Bloomington
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 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
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Tonipowell55, Home Buyer in Ypsilanti, MI
Tonipowell55 asked:
Any mass transit from Basswood to Boston Scientific in Spencer, IN? This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental-community/9000023436/Basswood-Apartments-1000-S-Basswood-Cir-Bloomington-IN-47403/
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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
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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
Jim Sprague, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Jim Sprague answered:
What impact will I-69 have on the real estate marke in and around Bloomington? More specifically, on the west side of Lake Monroe and in Elletsville?
In my opinion, while it's being constructed I-69 will have a negative effect on residential real estate within audible distance of the highway. After construction is complete I believe ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Market Conditions in Bloomington
Amanda Richa…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IN
Amanda Richardson E-PRO GRI answered:
Where is the best location to look in Bloomington, IN for young professionals/non-students?
The best way to find an area you want to live in is to tour with a Realtor, to get your feet wet. I am a Bloomington native, and have 10+ years experience as a Realtor. You are welcome ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Rentals 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 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
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