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Home Buying in Jeffersonville : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Eddy answered:
Hey congratulations on your new child! Buying your first home is important, finding the perfect home for your family can be a struggle especially for the right price. To ensure this process goes smoothly I recommend finding the realtor for the job. Check out you can pick and compare the top realtors in your desired area. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
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Wed Mar 26, 2014
Dennis Evans answered:
I hope this helps....
Go to wherever you do your banking or a credit Union that you may do business with and explain exactly what you have in mind... They can set you on the right path... maybe the credit score is incorrect or maybe you have so work to do... But getting everything fixed up and moving forward will make you very happy and then you wont have to worry and get the place of your dreams... best of luck on your search ... more
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Fri Jan 17, 2014
Karen Wilson answered:
Under Contract means it has an accepted offer. Have your realtor check as the seller may be willing to accept back up offers if the first offer falls through.
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Simon Campbell answered:
You can legally get an appraisal on a property - but it will be out of your pocket. You could do this without the seller's permission by only ordering a drive-by appraisal. It is the cheapest but also can be the most inaccurate since the appraiser does not get to see inside. A full appraisal will need to have the seller's permission and they will probably want an offer to back it up.

Another option is to get a Broker's Price Opinion from a local, experienced and licensed real estate agent. They would accompany you to the inspection and get an idea of the property condition and size. As a show of good faith, you would want to submit your offer through this agent - which will not cost you anything as the seller pays their commission.

In my opinion, I would submit an offer but make it contingent on a satisfactory appraisal value. In this way, you lock in your right to buy the home but you can back out if it does not appraise well enough (but you will still have to pay for the appraisal).
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Karen Wilson answered:
Are you asking about the assessed value or the appraised value? The assessed value is for tax purposes and is almost always less than the actual value of the home (which you want this value low to keep taxes lower). An appraisal is done by a licensed appraiser. The appraised value of the home should be in line with the actual value of the home. The appraiser takes into consideration homes in the area that are similar to the home being appraised along with the condition of the home and
other factors.
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Fri Feb 19, 2010
Matthias Ferlic asked:
i am looking for a house with a rent to buy option in Jeffersonville, Indiana. I have money for a down payment and looking for a house to move in the next month - by the end of March. If…
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Mon Sep 28, 2009
Leasing To Own Solutions answered:
Hey there Matthias,

Since I'm kinda the Lease-to-Own guy here on Trulia, maybe I can help you.

To be able to find/move into a lease-to-own house, you'll need at least 3-5% upfront. If you decide to purchase the house, the 3-5% (or whatever the seller will need from you) will be credited towards the purchase price when you buy BUT if you decide NOT to buy the house, the 3-5% us non-refundable. I may be able to even offer you Rent Credits.

If your serious about finding a house and have AT LEAST 3-5% upfront (I DO NOT WORK WITH TIREKICKERS), shoot me an email with what considerations you have for your new house (ie...3 bed, 2bath, no garage, etc and what you can comfortably afford for a monthly lease payment & purchase price) and i'll start looking to acquire a house for you.

Best Wishes,
Lease-to-Own Professional and Independent Consultant
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