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Bonnie  Bens…, Real Estate Pro in Avon, OH
Sun Mar 29, 2015
Bonnie Benson answered:
Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss what you are looking for in Avon Lake.
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Pat & Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Sat Mar 16, 2013
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
I am not sure. I would not research further unless I was retained as the Seller's Agent This condo last sold on 9/19/12 for $125,000. First Federal of Lakewood makes condo loans and keeps them in its own portfolio, which resolves your issue. If need additional assistance, please contact me at 440-725-0910. Best regards, Pat Pribisko. ... more
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Carla Harbert, Real Estate Pro in Brunswick, OH
Sun Feb 10, 2013
Carla Harbert answered:
Kmez,
As a licensed real estate agent here in Lorain County, I would love to talk to you regarding options on financing. I was in mortgage banking before becoming a real estate agent with knowledge of over 300 different loan programs. FHA financing is a great choice for some, but not a perfect fit for many. I would love to share some names of local loan officers that would not charge you anything upfront for a loan consultation. Please contact me, let's talk.
Carla Harbert, Re/Max Omega
440-309-5209
email: CarlaHarbert@gmail.com
website: http:..www.LorainCountyHomesForSale.com
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Dan Malloy, Real Estate Pro in Rocky River, OH
Mon Jan 28, 2013
Dan Malloy answered:
Not any more....the banks put an end to that practice. There are other ways to make a deal like yours work though. I have represented home builders since 1993, and have helped hundreds of families make the transition into a brand new home. Depending on your situation, I may be able to help you too. Just email me if you are interested in getting more specific info.
Thanks and good luck!
dan@malloyteam.net
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Stanley Step…, Real Estate Pro in Avon Lake, OH
Thu Jun 14, 2012
Stanley Stepak answered:
There are homes in Avon Lake and the surrounding area that are in the process of going to foreclosure that easily meet your criteria. Contact an agent that you feel comfortable with that can help you weed out the right home that will: 1) Worth the investment with potential rehab work it may need and 2) has the potential to close fairly quickly, These are not easy cases to work with and require an agent with true experience in this area. Need more info? Give me a call. ... more
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Stanley Step…, Real Estate Pro in Avon Lake, OH
Thu Jun 14, 2012
Stanley Stepak answered:
Find an agent that you are comfortable working with that can represent you. They will get you into the home to look it over, help you see where you may be in setting an offer on the property and handle all the contact and paperwork involved in these transactions. Bank owned properties require expertise of an agent that can walk you through the process while taking the potential headaches/heartaches out of the situation you would face if you tried to go at it on your own. There is alot of time on the phone with these cases and you need to know who to talk to and the right terminology in getting things moving along. ... more
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Stanley Step…, Real Estate Pro in Avon Lake, OH
Thu Jun 14, 2012
Stanley Stepak answered:
Working with couples (selling their home) that are going through a divorce can be difficult deals to work through as in such cases you are working with two separate parties on the owner side that are not easily reaching an agreement. These cases are not impossible but do require alot of careful attention to the needs / intentions of the two sellers while keeping the buyer hoping for a positive outcome. In my opinion these are the most challenging cases to work with that make specialists out of many agents. ... more
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Just Looking, Other/Just Looking in Avon Lake, OH
Sun Jul 17, 2011
Just Looking answered:
.,  in Avon Lake, OH
Sat Jun 5, 2010
. answered:
Go to www.loraincounty.com/auditor and log in on the FREE link, enter the address, and you'll have the info you need. by the way, you can reference the 50 top producing REALTORS for Lorain County sales by visiting www.malloyteam.net ... more
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Greg DePalma, Real Estate Pro in Amherst, OH
Tue Feb 23, 2010
Greg DePalma answered:
This home has an offer that has been excepted by the seller as of 1/28/2010
I will keep you posted if the purchase contract falls thru.
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Paul Drury, Real Estate Pro in Elyria, OH
Tue Dec 1, 2009
Paul Drury answered:
Kudo's to Dune for providing the link. Anone interested in pursuing "deals" should know full well that it is still buyer beware, and they should still have a special relationship worked out with a real estate professional who can evaluate the opportunities. ... more
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Stanley Step…, Real Estate Pro in Avon Lake, OH
Mon Nov 30, 2009
Stanley Stepak answered:
Jeff's answer is right. Your offer shouldn't be dependent on the seller's asking price. You can get that home reasonably well below that listing price provided the realtor you go with knows the home and situation going on there. Contact a realtor in the town or area and have them look into it. I have from experience been able to work numbers down knowing the situation and what I am working with. Spec homes have to sell but you can be taken for a much higher number than you should really pay if don't have a professional in the area behind you working for you as the client. ... more
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Stanley Step…, Real Estate Pro in Avon Lake, OH
Mon Nov 30, 2009
Stanley Stepak answered:
Absolutely. There can be a number of reasons why that price is so low that can have nothing to do with the condition of the home but rather the situation for the seller. Relocation, job loss, a short sale, foreclosure, or loss in the family and the home is in a family estate... these are only a few. The best thing to do is call a local realtor in the area and have them tell to you what the situation is. Do a walk through and be aware you will have a professional inspection done as well. Yes there are real deals out there.

You can search on the site attached here for potential deals in the area
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Paul Drury, Real Estate Pro in Elyria, OH
Mon Nov 30, 2009
Paul Drury answered:
Your best bet if you are looking for a steal is to set up an automatic search engine through a real estate professional that wil send you an alert email everytime something like this is posted. Evaluating the alerts for determining what is and what is not a steal takes a whole lot more work. Hiring a professional to represent you and advise you is really the key. ... more
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Pat & Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Mon Apr 20, 2009
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
Lindsay:

This response is regarding new construction and builders in general, not Kopf Builders specifically.

I always recommend that a Buyer retain a Buyer's Agent to assist them in a home purchase, even when it is new construction. The Buyer's Agent represents the Buyer's interests in the purchase transaction at no cost to the Buyer, because the Seller pays the Buyer's Agent's commission. Builders are Sellers and they always pay a Buyer's Agent's commission - - it's factored in the base purchase price, before a Buyer adds on the cost of upgrades. The most important thing is for the Buyer to bring her/his Buyer's Agent to the first meeting with the builder, when the Buyer registers with the builder as an interested Buyer. Otherwise, the commission will go to the Builders's (Seller's) Agent or the Builders Sales Person, who is not representing the Buyer's interests. Builders are used to working with Buyer's Agents.

I am an a Realtor who covers Avon Lake. I am with Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West, in Westlake, across from the Promenade of Crocker Park. I am also an attorney, with almost 30 yrs of experience in real estate.

I would be pleased to assist you. However, if you already have a Realtor, make sure the Realtor represents you as a Buyer's Agent when working with a builder. Many new constuction home builders are offering very special financing due to the recession (much as they did in the 1980's, when we had our last housing crisis). It is important that you understand the financing being offered, so you know any pros & cons. Some of the financing can be complicated in structure, but when compared with other bank financing, it may be your best choice. You just need a real estate professional to represent you.

Good Luck!

Pat Pribisko
TEAM PRIBISKO
Cell: 440-725-0910
E-mail: patpribisko@kw.com
Web: www.AgentsWhoEarnYourTrust.com
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John Wirsing, Real Estate Pro in Pepper Pike, OH
Fri Jul 18, 2008
John Wirsing answered:
The short answer is YES!! They may sell for less. The key determinant in the bank's willingness to negotiate is the appraised value that the bank has on this property. Market conditions, length of time on the market and carrying costs enter into the equation.
Price is a very big part of an offer--BUT--IT IS NOT THE ONLY PART!!!!
How your offer is structured & presented to the Sellers is also a factor in their decision.
If I can be of any assistance to you, please give me a call, e-mail me at jwirsing@kw.com or through my website www.CallRealtorJohn.com
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John Youker,…,  in Beavercreek, OH
Fri May 9, 2008
John Youker, Broker answered:
It could be a short sale situation also, meaning we have no idea if the bank will take the deal or not.
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Jeannine Dyer, Real Estate Pro in Middleburg Heights, OH
Wed Apr 30, 2008
Jeannine Dyer answered:
Hi Lois:
I have worked with many builders and builders representatives. I would like to help you with your new construction and builder search. If you would like help, please contact me. 440 341-9100 ... more
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