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Sat May 13, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, I agree with Sally's reply. Sellers who use "We buy homes" or "Sell your home for cash" are typically having their home foreclosed on and they typically defaulted on their mortgage loan OR they defaulted on property taxes. Either the seller lost their job, had a medical crisis, etc. Bottom line - if you are up to date with all your payments, do NOT use "Sell your home for cash". These people are cash investors and they want homes for cheap prices, so they can fix it up and make a nice profit when they sell it.

The best way to sell your home quickly is thru a realtor. Contact 3 - 5 local realtors and interview them carefully. Sleep on it - do NOT sign anything during the interview. They will try to have you sign immediately. You are NOT going to do this.

As for your new home (the estate), you need to speak with a lender and have them pull your credit. You need to get their opinion of whether you will be approved for financing or not. Do NOT assume once you sell your home, you can buy your new home. Only if you pay 100% cash and have the money in the bank, then you can afford this new home.
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
Katie Gault answered:
I would be happy to tell you what we have available just give me a ring!
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Someone has to do the legwork. If you don't do it, you can probably find an attorney to charge you $200 or more per hour and pass it off to a paralegal or assistant and pay the $40 per hour. We can't do much more for you here other than to point you to the professionals who should be looking out for you. If CB used their Title & Escrow and screwed up, it sounds like a juicy lawsuit for someone.
If the attorney you spoke to isn't up to it, find one who is. If you were in my state I could refer you to someone, but I don't have anyone in IN.
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Lutrell Kirk answered:

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Thu May 23, 2013
Brent Wright answered:
First you will want to speak with your personal bank. You will need 20% down unless you can find a builder that is building in the neighborhood and has the style you want in there plans. Then you can work out deals to buy with as little as 3.5% down. It really depends on the situation though. If you are going to just buy some land and have your own builder build definitely 20% down. You'll do a contractors loan and then close once the home is completed. So you will be paying interest only or P&I payments while it is being built. If you have any more questions feel free to give me a call (219)406-7195 ... more
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Jessica Kljajic answered:
If you like I can find similar properties in the area.
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Jessica Kljajic answered:
Hi. Answer number 1 - yes. Number 2 - yes if you prequalify. For more info email me
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Sun Feb 6, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
You both would be required to have 2 years employment debt/income in check approx. 3.5% or more downpayment

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Mon Dec 27, 2010
Vivian Jankauskis answered:
Hi Susan,

Let me know your price range, and preferences such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Please email me at and I'll see what I can find for you.

Thanks Vivian

Partners Real Estate
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Mon Dec 27, 2010
Holly Futrell answered:
The best place to look is Craigslist. If you check the Chicago area you will find a Northwest Indiana section.
What is your budget? I am able to check the MLS for you as well.
Holly Futrell
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Fri Nov 6, 2009
Paul Boyter answered:
Hi Amy
I own a rental property that is now available for rent:
342 E. Beam Street
Porter, IN
3 bedrooms, 1 bath
Detached Garage
Very good condition.
$1,000 per month
Paul Boyter
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Thu Apr 9, 2009
No name answered:
It's OK to see the house at night but do not make a decision until after you've seen it in the daylight. After seeing it at night, you may decide that it was not quite what you expected. A second look is always recommended before signing an offer. Problems are easier to miss after dark.

Irene Tron
Real Estate in Valparaiso, IN, Porter County
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Thu Mar 26, 2009
Gina answered:
If the home is being offered for sale, a cash offer will help the process go faster, because there is no waiting for the financing to go through as long as buyer and seller are in agreement. You would still want to consider having the home inspected and also the title company will run a title search to make sure there are no liens or judgments on the property. You will also want to consider having the home insured. With that it could take about 2 - 3 weeks to close on the home considering everything goes smooth. ... more
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