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Home Buying in Crown Point : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 5, 2016
Verkeicher1 asked:
I would like to know more information about this location, including pricing and visit to view.

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Mon May 16, 2016
tav2589 asked:
Hello, I am single male (26) and renting an one bedroom apartment in Lowell (620$/month). Lately I have been thinking about buying my own place. Basic reason for this thought is, "If I can…
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Wed Feb 10, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Without more information it is tough to guess, but a listing agents job is to get the highest price for the seller. Most often when 2 or more buyers are interested in the same home and more than 1 offer is submitted, they amounts of offers will rise. ... more
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Wed Jul 23, 2014
Lisa Wozniakowski answered:
Wow, that sounds very unfortunate and a sticky mess! I would advise your sister-in-law to seek guidance from an attorney in her area. Contract law can vary from state to state, and depending what your sister-in-law had in terms of a contract (writing or verbal) can also play a part on who owns what or who has a right or interest in the property. ... more
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Tue Jul 8, 2014
Kim Gibbons answered:
HI. I am also showing that home is not listed for sale. I would love to help you find similar homes in the area that are available. Please give me a call at 219-779-8312 or email at I am an agent for Coldwell Banker. Thanks! ... more
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Sun Apr 13, 2014
Jory Mattull answered:
All Realtors are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are Realtors. Realtors must follow a strict code of ethics whether they are working with the buyer or the seller.
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Hi ruthannmurphy,

When you submit an offer on a property other offers can still be entertained as well, when the seller or sellers "accept" your offer and you have a fully executed purchase contract then you have a contract to purchase the home. If the financing or something else falls through with the contract and the contract becomes void, then the sellers can accept another offer. I hope that this helps, or at least gives you some direction. Best of luck!

Ed Stojancevich
A&M Mortgage Group
Phone: 219-973-6644
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Sat Sep 21, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
This is something that shouldn't come as a surprise as lenders are asking for some pretty ridiculous documentation these days. Some feel they have literally "crossed the line."

There is however sound reasoning behind why this request has been made. Mortgage lenders finance real property. They do not and will not finance personal property. Since the furnishing presently in the home represent personal property, they are likely seeking reassurance that their funds are being used to purchase the home and not the furniture.

This request has nothing to do with the buyer's ability to move in sooner than later....and is intended to protect the lender only!

Hope this is helpful,

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Thu May 23, 2013
Brent Wright answered:
If you are concerned about the value of your home that you currently own then I would definitely hire an appraiser. It will be $350 but it will definitely be money well spent. This way you will receive the replacement cost vs. comparable cost. I think this would definitely give you a bit of ease. ... more
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Amanda Pickett answered:
I agree, your advice so far has been sound. I would also start with speaking to the manager or broker of the agent that is creating stress for you. If you are still unhappy with the result, I would then talk to the local real estate board office and see how they can help you. As Realtors, we are bound by a code of ethics and have a responsibility to behave well and do our best for our clients. This does not sound like good behavior. Good luck! ... more
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Sun Nov 7, 2010
Marcie Wheeler answered:
Yes, there are a few currently on the market in Gentle Manor off North Street between Broadway and Main St. If you send me an email at, I will forward you the listings. ... more
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Sun Oct 17, 2010
Christine McDaniel answered:
You can view Indiana state property tax information at the state website. I've posted the link below.
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Wed Mar 17, 2010
Scott Gallagher answered:
roger, if indeed you are talking about signing a buyers contract as it seems to be suggested, then i'd highly encourage you not to go seeing any houses without signing one. I wouldn't want my selling agent to have to explain to me all my rights without going to their office and reading it all on paper first. I've been told by some teachers of mine that that really isnt optional in the first place. as for paying for literature, i cant imagine who does that.scott ... more
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Wed May 20, 2009
Gina answered:
The home is currently active and listed by Carol Sims with Home Connection. In 2000 it was sold and listed by Erin L Metzger of McColly Real Estate. Several agents have had it listed and it has expired in the past four years or so. All this info is available on the MLS. Hope this helps ... more
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Mon Jul 28, 2008
Matt Blum answered:
You can contact an agent to search the property for you. If you have the time you can search the property at the court house and find the owner. The owner may be an individual or a bank who had a lien on the house. Once you find an owner check to see if they are on the National Do Not Call List. If they are not call them, if they are send them a letter. Or call a local real estate agent and have them do the work for you. ... more
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Thu May 29, 2008
Mark Borst answered:
Stated loans are getting tough to do. A Great Loan officer i work with often is Heather Opperman of CTX Mortgage. (219) 942-9333. As far as a good offer, what are your plans for the house; are you going to live in it? or fix and sell? If the later, i would suggest no more than 75% of that132k number to be able to make something on the back end, but there are a lot of variables. Consult with a Realtor no matter if someone in my office or others. A good realtor should be able to help you with comparable homes in the area, to get a better feel for the current market as well as an estimate of where the market is headed.

Good Luck,

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