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Home Buying in Lafayette : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Sep 29, 2016
Ness asked:
Would eliminating 11 to 16 million people from the real estate market be healthy for the continued growth or the absolute collapse for not only are economy but also our real estate values
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Sat Jun 4, 2016
Ness answered:
Honest to goodness if you go down to the county courthouse and you talk to the assessor and ask him if he knows of anyone that sells homes on contract the county assessor in Tippecanoe County will tell you about the number of individuals that the realtor's will never tell you about and who you should talk to ... more
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Sat Jun 4, 2016
Ness answered:
Rent-to-own is one of the greatest ways to buy a home.. the thing is Lafayette West Lafayette in Tippecanoe County are booming right now I currently have a three-bedroom two-bath home on Lake Freeman in Monticello Indiana that I might consider selling rent-to-own I also have a home in the country half acre 3 bedroom 2 full bath in Rossville School District that I would consider rent to own I can guarantee you will pay below-market value with practically built in equity if interested please contact me real estate agents hate my guts for good reason you will save anywhere from 10 to 35% ... more
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Sun May 22, 2016
Lamb767 asked:
Credit report has student loan, medical bills, paid judgements, current on car loan. Looking for $130-140k home. First time home buyer. Paying $1150 in rent each month for past 18 mo.
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Sue Miller answered:
We have a ranch/brick with six acres, 3 bedrooms, 1full bath and a half, full basement not finished but dry and livable, big metal barn with three stalls, nice trees, etc...the kitchen is small and if you could remodel someday it could join up to a large dining area...working fireplace, new metal roof and if you like fancy, could use windows and doors. We are going to start showing in April if you are interested. No realtors please. Would need photo I.D. and no kids or pets at showings. Also price is firm. Five and a half miles from Tipp. mall. Call anytime and will show in late April. Thanks and best to you. Steve Miller/765-296-5080 evenings. ... more
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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Sue Miller answered:
Hello. We have a six acre place five or six miles south of Laf. for sale. We could find out if our lender would allow at least a three year deal to rent to own. It's an older home, 3/2/ one and a half bath. Wood floors in excellent shape. Barn, shed, set up for horses. Or fences could come down and you could mow or use it for crops. Nice riding area that could also be a garden. Google 5624 Newcastle Road, Laf. IN. 47905 if you want to see it from above. Our asking price is 260K...neg. Back off road at least 800 feet. Surrounded by cropland. Possible more acres available later. Would need a down payment to be negotiated, and 1500.00 a month payment. 765-296-5080 late in day if interested. ... more
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Sherry Cole answered:
Joye-
Call me if you need help selling your home.
You can see my reviews on zillow.com
I am happy to help!
Sherry Cole
Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty
765-426-9442
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Sat Mar 1, 2014
Cmarin2010 answered:
Lafayette school corporation. This isn't the best school corp. There is excessive violence, sex, and drugs. Anytime I had to pick up my daughter for an appointment there was some kid being taken out in handcuffs by police. Tippecanoe school corp is a better public school option. We took our kids out of Lafayette school corp and put them in Lafayette Catholic school system. ... more
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Sat Feb 22, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Rent to own is not a good idea, therefore fix whatever is preventing you from purchasing outright. Keep in mind that rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money, therefore do inform yourself well, and consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand. If you haven't done so yet, visit with any licensed loan officer, see if you can buy outright, or simply continue renting until a purchase can be made..... ... more
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Sun Jan 12, 2014
Carlos Bonilla answered:
Hi Peter,
I can understand where you're coming from but need to clear up some misconceptions. The "buyers" never pay a realtor for their part in handling the real estate transaction; the seller typically covers the commissions paid. Usually there are 2 agents involved and several REO properties pay a 5% commission therefore the listing agent gets 2.5% and the agent bringing the buyer gets 2.5%. Sometimes the commission can be 6% but I've never seen 7,8,9 or 10% commissions.
Now to answer your question: A realtor with foreclosure experience will be able to submit all of the necessary paperwork while meeting strict guidelines and deadlines the general public simply isn't aware exist. There are usually several hours of work involved from the time an offer is submitted, to making sure all of the necessary forms are required and properly completed, to finally arriving at the closing table for the last hour. I have had the pleasure of handling many successful closings with reputable and trusted realtors so I recommend you speak with a few and find one you feel comfortable with. If I can assist in any other way, feel free to give me a call.
Best of luck,
Carlos Bonilla
Broker associate
765-543-5726
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Sat Jan 11, 2014
Carlos Bonilla answered:
Hi Collette,
A lot of landlords are placing their homes on craigslist so that would be the first place to check out rent-to-owns. You can also try the Sunday paper as I've seen rent-to-owns there as well.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks,
Carlos Bonilla
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Carlos Bonilla answered:
Hello,
There are some "For Sale on Contract" homes on craigslist here is Tippecanoe County. You can also try calling June Palms Property Management at (765) 714-1716. They may be able to direct you as well. Good luck finding a home. If I can assist in any other way feel free to give me a call at 765-543-5726 ... more
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Lisa Rhorer answered:
I have an A-Frame home in West Lafayette. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 1.8 acres. $1300 a month. You may contact me directly at LMrhorer@gmail.com.
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Lisa Perry answered:
Have you spoken with a lender to see if you can get a loan? There are alot of options out there. I can have someone contact you if you have not.

Thank you
Lisa Perry
lisa@russellteam.com ... more
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Carlos Bonilla answered:
Agreed. Properly marketed homes on the Internet such as trulia and realtor.com help you get the most buyers interested in your home. I would be glad to help and/or assist you in any way.
Thanks,
Carlos Bonilla
Associate Broker
Prudential Indiana realty group
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Tue Sep 3, 2013
Kathy Huffer answered:
They are several condo's available let me know what area you are interested in, and your budget, and I will get a list of condo's that fit your critera.
Look forward to meeting you.


Kathy Huffer
The Lueken Group
REMAX Premier Partners
Lafayette, IN
765-409-6478
kathy@luekengroup.com
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Ness answered:
Your best bet is to check Craigslist for Contract sale or Rent to own ..I see them all the time ..Or when you see a home by owner ..Just Ask ..You will save THOUSANDS The Market is hot So Get Cracking ... more
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