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Wed May 22, 2013
Tammy Fendt answered:
Give me a call, I have access to many rentals through our MLS. :) I can help you find exactly what your looking for based on your needs. Tammy
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Sat May 18, 2013
Rita D. Duval answered:
Wendy I am a military wife and we will be moving soon we were going to put the house for sale, but if we find a good stable tenant we can rent with a 1 year lease $1800 or 3 years lease for $1650, our house is southwest with the best school district Covington elementary, our house is pretty new 3 beds plus a loft that can be converted into a 4th bedroom since it have a closet, we have as a playroom....walk in closets, very nice master bedroom and bath with a separate shower and garden tub, hardwood floors downstairs, total 2 and half bath, wonderful outdoor stone patio really nice neighborhood..let me know I can send you pics and we can talk more about. nefertiti8309@gmail.com I send my daugther to La Petite it is about 10 minutes from here and we pay 100 a week for 2 days, and when I need to just drop in day I have this wonderful home daycare that she goes 5 minutes away that I pay 20$ a day..she does full time, part time or drop in!! ... more
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Wed May 15, 2013
Darren Schortgen answered:
Would be happy to help you.

Darren Schortgen
Broker/Owner
Schortgen Realty
260-385-7603
darren@DarrenSchortgen.com
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Fri May 3, 2013
Chip Perry answered:
Best way to accomplish your goal is to get a FHA 203k loan. I have helped other do this For more information or help with this, call, text or email to chip@chipperry.com or 260-341-5038.. ... more
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Amanda Christiansen answered:
Hi Ciara!

Amanda and I would love to help you with your home search. Feel free to call us at 260.704.0843 or email us at Amanda427@gmail.com. We can talk about your wants and needs, and also let you know what we have to offer you. Hope to hear from you soon!!

p.s. If you want to know more about us first, just google our names. We are an open book.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
colt45 asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3087168907-1301-1305-Rockhill-St-Fort-Wayne-IN-46802
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
opondomusa answered:
Your First offer should be lower than what you intend to pay to allow for some room for negotiation.This is because the seller will make a counter offer.
Your offer however should not be so low as to offend the seller and turn them off, especially if there is likely to be numerous offers on the home.
To get a good estimate of the home's value it would be prudent to get a Realtor to assist you.

Below is a link with some tips that can help you fine tune your negotiation skills.

All the best.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Jeff Vaughan answered:
Hello Tyler,
Go to www.spotcrime.com and enter your home address or neighborhood you are familiar with. Spot Crime will show you all the crimes committed in that neighborhood with easy to interpret ICONS. Then enter this 621 Huffman address and you will get a similar report. You can easily compare the two maps of icons and see the differences in the control neighborhood, compared to the subject neighborhood. You can also use www.clrsearch.com. Go to the home page and click on the Community Demographics tab. this will allow you to enter any zip code in America and it will give you chart of crimes. BUT the next thing is to compare that first zip code against another one. In the upper right hand corner of the chart you will see a box to enter a second zip code for comparison.

Crime does not have an address and you understand crime in a relative way. You are familiar and comfortable in certain areas and you can use these as the way to understand new neighborhoods.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
ok, so let me add my 2 cents...........overall - don't you think it is better to advise someone who has "credit problems" that they should work on improving that situation first before taking on added debt in the form of a home loan, even if it were possible ?

and I had to shake my head in dismay when it was pointed out that by "staying in a property rent and/or mortgage payment free", they were able to SAVE money!

So by selectively ignoring their obligation to pay one debt......they were saving up so they could borrow money and create a new debt from a new source..........sweet!
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Ken Richardson answered:
Hi Denise,

It's entirely possible that a builder's designs may contain flaws or a community may have geological issues that cause systemic foundation problems. I have more than 26 years local real estate experience and know of no foundation issues endemic to that community. You and your Realtor should subject every property you view to a fair degree of scrutiny.

If you have viewed multiple properties in that community and have documented what you feel to be repeating cases of foundation problems please share your data with me. It is important for all Realtors to stay informed and aware of trends in our market.

I am happy to share my knowledge of the Fort Wayne housing market and assist you in locating a suitable home.

Ken Richardson
Ken Richardson Realty Company
Office phone: (260) 422-1888
Cell phone: (260) 413-6058
E-mail: ken@kenrichardsonrealty.com

Visit my website: www.kenrichardsonrealty.com
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
To begin with you need to understand that all properties require maintenance and not performing it as needed only makes the final bill that much larger. If you aren't prepared to maintain your home then you should not buy one yet.

The reason people should buy in an Association is . because they want and put a value to the amenities that may be offered, (pools, gyms, running trails, community, etc) not because of maintenance. The maintenance that various associations offer (exterior, lawn care, trash pick up etc) can always be had for less than you'd be paying in HOA fees. You can hire people to mow your yard, and do other maintenance jobs for you. Some people like the community environment offered by an HOA others do not. There's no single right answer it comes down to what you like, but if cost is what you've chosen to focus on then you should avoid buying in a development that has HOA fees.
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Russ Ravary answered:
It means the sellers have an signed offer that most likely has the buyer wanting to sell their house first. So if you offer the first buyers either have to release the contingency to sell their home first or they must release the home to you the next buyer. ... more
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Russ Ravary answered:
All you can do is try. Most renters want nice carpet or a move in ready place
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Russ Ravary answered:
Wow you still have houses like that. We don't have many of them any more in Michigan
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Chip Perry answered:
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The above url gicves you three that meet your requirements or more. For more information, or real time information, call or email me & I can make sure you get the most up to date info. Things change daily. If you would like to see any of these, allso let me know & I will get you into them for a closer look.

Chip
Remax Home Connection
260-341-5038
chipperry@remax.net
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Justin Herber answered:
No long speeches from me, but I can answer all your questions. Call me. I promise you will not be disappointed. Thank you!

Justin T. Herber
Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
jherber.cbrwg.com
260 413-4942
jherber@cbrwg.com
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Ken Richardson answered:
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
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