We are looking @ a home in a neighborhood w/o brick or basment (in Carmel, IN). Most of the homes have some brick and small basement. Thoughts?

Asked by Carmelbuyer, Carmel, IN Tue Aug 24, 2010

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Marita Topmi…, Agent, Indianapolis, IN
Tue Dec 21, 2010
Hi Carmelbuyer,

Perhaps, you've already bought. When you do, select an experienced
Buyers' Agent with whom you get along well. Having your own agent
won't cost you any additional money and can in fact save you money
by comparing the list and sale prices of similar homes in the area.

Keep in mind that most people prefer some brick and a basement. If you prefer a home without those things, your agent will make certain you don't pay as much as a similar home with those features would cost. And your agent should only be concerned with making you happy.

Call me at 317-513-4652 if you would like my help. Otherwise, enjoy your new home!
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Tue Dec 21, 2010
It depends on personal lifestyle if you would prefer a basement as part of your home? Buyers agent is best resource provide you stat's homes sold with basements one which did not. Determine what the trend is in that given area.

Great question !

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Jennifer Ste…, Agent, Zionsville, IN
Tue Sep 7, 2010
Just following up with you to see that you have found your home with the specfic information. There are several home that have came up. If you would like help please let me know at 317-501-2103 or email: jenj@callcarpenter.com

Have a good day,

Jen J
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Joseph Kempl…, Agent, Carmel, IN
Tue Aug 24, 2010
There are many houses on slab and/or crawl space located throughout the metro area. It boils down to what are you looking for and do you think the re-sale will be as good as those that possess brick & basement. Nothing wrong with home without brick and/or basement ... does it meet your needs and is it priced accordingly?
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Mary Petruzzi, , Indianapolis, IN
Tue Aug 24, 2010
As long as your purchase price reflects the lack of these 2 items, you should be fine.
Also, if most of the homes in the same neighborhood have brick and a basement, just remember when it comes to resale, you'll always have to discount the sales price b/c you don't have these 2 features.
Good Luck!
Mary Petruzzi
Century 21 Scheetz at 96th Street
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