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In My Neighborhood in Indiana : Real Estate Advice

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Jmd1945, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Tue Nov 15, 2016
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Margie Macon, Real Estate Pro in Madison, IN
Sat Nov 5, 2016
Margie Macon asked:
When I try to unsubscribe, it gives me a message there is an error and it does not unsubscribe me.
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Mon Sep 26, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
For information such as that, it is computer generated with no specific update. Monthly? yearly? It is not like a traditional sale where an agent updates it to sold.
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Maricris A, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
Tue Jul 26, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

Please provide complete property address and I will be able to assist.

Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Sun Feb 21, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
Kathy,

Rent to owns are rare and even more rarely are they a good deal for the renter/buyer. The vast majority of rent to own renter/buyer's never end up buying the house. They are a great deal for the landlord/Seller as they get to collect large up front deposits and over market rent only to do it all over again in the same house. I consider it basically immoral and predatory in most cases.

Resolving credit issues isn't rocket science and a local mortgage lender can and often do assist buyers with this. Many things you can do yourself, others the lender can direct or assist you with.

Most people in this position are far better off renting the least expensive place they can stand to live in and save up some down payment, get on a budget and fix their credit. Once you are qualified, you can select any listed property in your price range and you've fixed the issues that hurt your credit.
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Larryandrhon…, Home Buyer in Indian Village, IN
Thu Jun 18, 2015
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Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Mon Jun 8, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
If you are not a real estate professional, I am not sure you are allowed to add photos. I know you are not allowed to list and market.
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Lesa Jones, Real Estate Pro in New Albany, IN
Wed Apr 15, 2015
Lesa Jones answered:
Ashly
I have looked for this home for you. As far as I can see it has been sold at Auction a few months ago and is off the market.
Kind Regards
Lesa
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Julie Timmons, Real Estate Pro in Columbus, IN
Sat Feb 21, 2015
Julie Timmons answered:
Dale, are you a cash investor? Many people who look at foreclosures as a great deal at the max of their price range, do not realize many will not pass home inspections. Typically the seller (bank or FNMA) will not make repairs and banks will not loan if repairs are not made. Please contact me for additional information. ... more
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Amy Blanton, Real Estate Pro in Crown Point, IN
Sat Sep 20, 2014
Amy Blanton answered:
Congrats on taking the first step in the home buying process. Feel free to reach out to me anytime, I would be more than happy to set up a time to meet with you and go over the home buying process.

Amy Blanton- Associate Broker
Century 21 Affiliated
amyblanton@c21affiliated.com
219-613-2363
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Mallorie Wil…, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Mallorie Wilson answered:
I love South Avalon! Here's a link to the neighborhood website for more specifics on this subdivision!
http://www.southavalonestates.com/

I hope this link helps you to getting a feel for the neighborhood! Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you in your move!

Mallorie Wilson
Sales Manager
Century 21 Diversified
malloriewilson.com
317-590-3434 direct
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Mallorie Wil…, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Mallorie Wilson answered:
SW:

Each rental is different as far as move-in cost. In my experience, most residential rentals charge First months rent (or a pro-rated amount depending on the day of move-in), a deposit (equal to first months rent or more), a separate non-refundable pet deposit ($300-$500) with an additional $25 per pet, per month, over the course of the lease. You asked if the deposit could be divided across two months. This would be something you would need to address with the specific management company and/or landlord as they would be the one to decide if you could divide the deposit across two months. I know the initial move-in costs can be a bit high. Apartments tend to require less down on the damage deposit. Good luck to you on your move! I hope you found this information helpful!

Mallorie Wilson
Sales Manager
Century 21 Diversified
317-590-3434 direct
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Nate Hamilton, Home Buyer in
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Nate Hamilton answered:
SWIHE (http://www.swihe.org/) is the SouthWestern Indiana Home Educators, which lists 11 groups under the "Coops and Support Groups" menu on the main page. SWIHE is open to all homeschoolers, but steering committee members share a statement of faith (linked) ... more
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feedosiah2002, Renter in Michigan City, IN
Tue Apr 29, 2014
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Thu Mar 20, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Tracey,
Thanks for the additional information. If you are on a 2 years lease, are you at the end of it or are the owners asking you to buy before the agreement indicates? I'm not an attorney, and I hope you had your agreement either prepared or at least reviewed by one. That agreement should prevent the owners from selling before the agreed upon time frame.
As to where to go, if you can't perform on this agreement, it's time to find another rental. My advice to others regarding rent-to-owns are to skip them, find the most affordable place you can and work on your credit. Credit repair and improvement can go fast, if its focused on or never happen if it's ignored.
You can do most of it on your own, but there are several lenders these days that assist buyers and can speed up the process as it's in everyone's interests. It may make sense to find a lender who does this and see what they can do to help.
Best to you and your family.
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Ryan Wohlert, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Ryan Wohlert answered:
My Company, Meridian Mortgage Solutions is a full service lender that goes down to a 600 credit score and can also help somebody fix or repair any errors on your credit that may also increase your credit scores. Please feel free to contact me at 317-968-9500

Thanks,

Ryan Wohlert
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Missy Green, Real Estate Pro in Myrtle Beach, SC
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Missy Green answered:
Lead paint was used up until 1976. It was used to provide brighter colors and to make the paint more durable. It has since been discovered that lead paint was a health hazard to children. Not that kids were eating paint chips, but the cast-off dust around windows and sills were being ingested by crawling toddlers causing learning disabilities.
There are various methods of handling the situation, from complete removal, which is very costly, or encapsulation of the lead paint, which refers to painting over lead surfaces with a specialized paint. Children are at extreme risk in a home with lead paint, but adults are hardly affected. If you are the landlord of a home that has lead paint in it, you must make full disclosure to potential renters. Sellers would need to also make full disclosure using a document called a lead-based paint disclosure statement that pertains to any home built prior to 1976. You must assume that any home built before then was at one point painted with a lead-based paint. There are kits you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes that let you test for lead-based paint. They are cheap and pretty accurate. It is worth checking into if children are involved. No doubt about it.
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