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Home Buying in Fort Wayne : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Autumn Creek answered:
Sun May 11, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
ONLY Realtors can access the MLS, so anyone whose in the MLS is a member of the Association, and therefore a Realtor. Because Trulia takes their info from the MLS, and because Trulia says there are 1001 agents in Fort Wayne, my guess is that's your number of associated agents who have access to the Fort Wayne MLS. The best bet for finding one that's right for you is to ask people you know and TRUST for recommendations. If that doesn't work...start reviewing profiles on Truia and pay attention to what others say about them, then open a dialogue with any that appear to be a good fit. Best of luck. ... more
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
You can always put less down, borrow more and pay more down on the mortgage to leave a low balance, this should resolve your issue.
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Salman answered:
let me know if you are interested in renting a single family house

I have a house available next month. 3 br, 2 bath, 1302 sq feet, Northwest Allen County School District, $1300/month. ... more
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Jenn Tippmann answered:
HI Sherry! I am currently selling to a family looking for the same situation. We are having great luck locating them together! If you are still looking contact me for help!
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Jenn Tippmann answered:
Hello Angela, I am sorry about your on line experience! If you are looking to Rent in Fort Wayne, I might be able to help you!
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Jenn Tippmann answered:
Hi Krisinpotts82! While I do not see any rentals listed in this addition there is always the possibility of a seller who has been unable to sell traditionally and is willing to work with you on a land contract. What is your long term goal? ... more
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Chip Perry answered:
Sarah, the owners would like a one or two year rent to own contract. Does that work for you?

If you do not have your current home listed, I will be happy to do an analysis of the market you are in. This analysis will contain an estimate of how much cash you can expect to net at closing, and how quickly that should take place.
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Fri Dec 13, 2013
Blake Music answered:
Hi Floyd,

One of the parts that can cause hang-ups on the finance end is a spotty purchase agreement. If you have any questions on what to avoid when you get to that point, I would be more than happy to help.

-Blake Music
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Shannon Thomas answered:
Short sales are difficult at best to get to close. The bank doesn't have to accept your offer. The way the process works is once your offer is submitted the bank orders an appraisal or BPO. The bank then decides o if they are going to counter or accept. The listing price and the seller acceptance doesn't matter to the bank. The bank only cares about the net and won't accept an offer unless they get the required net. The net is based upon the as is appraised value and after all the expenses are paid.
You must have patience to close. It usually takes a minimum of 3 months to close and in the end you
could end up with nothing.
Also the home must appraise out for what you have offered or you would have to bring that extra money to closing or you would have to walk away.

Good luck,
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Ken Richardson answered:
Hi Kristi,

I have more than 27 years local real estate experience and will help you find a home that satisfies your interests and needs.

Please phone me for information.

Ken Richardson
Ken Richardson Realty Company
Office: (260) 422-1888
Cell: (260) 413-6058
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Mary Sherer answered:
We have an REO listed in the Historic Oakdale District on 459 Englewood. (I block over from Oakdale). Needs work but priced very nicely at $67,500. Home was purchased 6 -7 years ago for $98 K. Please check it out on the MLS.

Call or email Chip Perry at 260-341-5038 or if you have any interest in this home.
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Ken Richardson answered:
Hi Carmela, Oakhurst is in St. Joe Township. If you are interested in this area we have a great listing for you to see. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom ranch home just reduced to $89,900! Please contact me to schedule a private viewing of the home. I have more than 27 years of local real estate experience and will be happy to show you other homes in the area as well.

Ken Richardson
Ken Richardson Realty Company
Office: (260) 422-1888
Cell: (260) 413-6058
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
susan.askew.prather answered:
Good Luck! We have been in the same situation for more than a year. We have three dogs, two gsd and one pit. NOBODY wants one, much less three and both breeds are considered at risk. Many listings specifically state breeds they will not accept. Some places will allow one if a "low impact" dog with additional deposit and often additional monies added monthly to the rent. You would be better off to purchase outright but for that you need excellent credit, down payment, and patience to fill mountains of paperwork. ... more
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
Joe Leksich answered:
Dwayne, are you buying in Indiana or Illinois? As far as Indiana goes, when you get the deed it is your house. But if there is a mortgage lien against the home, it will stay with the home. Now the banks more than likely do not want these properties back otherwise they would have paid the taxes and kept it from going to tax sale and then they would foreclose on the property.
On tax sale, you get a "tax deed" that supposedly wipes the title clean, but it is NOT insurable! With a county property you will get a "quit claim deed" and it likewise is not insurable. You would have to go through the quite title process in both cases to get insurable title and make sure that the banks/mortgage companies have no claim against the home. Your other option is to hold the property for 10 years. If any of the lienholders do not make any claims in that timeframe the title will become clear and insurable.
It is very important to make sure you do your due diligence and thoroughly research the title.
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Petras4 answered:
Are you looking in Fort Wayne? My house fits the description. Very well cared for. Price range of 190,000
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Darren Schortgen answered:

Listing commissions are always negotiable. But as the others have pointed out, in real estate, you tend to get what you pay for. I recommend speaking to a Realtor, whether it be me, or someone else. It doesn't cost you anything to ask questions, and it's easier to have a direct conversation with someone.

Feel free to call or email me, and I would be happy to discuss your individual situation.

Darren Schortgen
Schortgen Realty
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
Janet Long answered:
We have a home at 5204 Hamilton Rd, Yoder, IN 46798 that is in the country. Its so peaceful out here. The property is 3 acres, 3600 sq ft home and 2 huge steel/brick buildings for sale by owner. We are having an open house today, Sunday, June 23 from 1pm to 4pm. Come on out and see what this property has to offer. We'd love to see you. ... more
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
Janet Long answered:
We have 3 acres, 3600 sq. ft. home and two steel/brick buildings forsale at 5204 Hamilton Rd, Yoder, IN 46798...and an open house today Sunday, June 23rd from 1pm to 4pm, for sale by owner if your still looking for a great place to live in the country. Its peaceful out here and its close to Indianapolis Rd, come out and see us today. ... more
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