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Sat Oct 7, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Trulia, Zillow and other real estate websites want to have a "page" for ALL homes - whether they are for sale or not. Homes that are not for sale or rent are given the "Off Market" title up front. You need to know that Zillow, Trulia and other websites pay 3rd party vendors to copy property records from counties across the U.S. There are some states / counties that do not disclose such information but most do.

Your issue is even if you find out the owner's name thru the county tax assessor's office, that owner is NOT selling or renting. Just because a "listing" on Trulia says "Off Market - Public Records" does NOT mean you can ring their doorbell, call them, email them or contact them in any way to find out more information about their home.

You will be considered trespassing on their property and yes, owners can call the police and have you ARRESTED! Many owners have complained about people like you and they are entitled to call the local police. You need to only look at homes that are for sale.
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Thu Jun 1, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Do you have a plan to transfer the title or deed in a few years when payment is complete? I would advise contacting a real estate attorney to make sure everything is legal.
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Tue Oct 25, 2016
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Tue Aug 9, 2016
Lstp1930 asked:
Would I still be able to purchase a home without a down payment?
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Sun Jun 12, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Only speculative thoughts...

Sometimes short sales are priced under market to gain a lot of attention and as such multiple offers. Provided the house has value at $150,000 - he or she is hoping for you to be the "best" and not get bogged down in a multiple counter offer scenario, aka bidding war.

Ask your agent why they've chosen $150K. He or she is the best person to answer knowing the property, your market values, and competition.

Good luck!
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Thu Jun 11, 2015
Alexiskanee answered:
You will have closing costs which they call "settlement cost", they will be minimal because you do not have a loan. By paying cash you will save $$ in many ways. You will not have to pay the fees and charges that are associated with obtaining a loan but all other charges and fees will apply.

Reference Link: http://titlecompanies.net/
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
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Tue Jun 17, 2014
Yvonne Tonay asked:
My brother in law passed away suddenly and my sister has been left alone in an unfamiliar area. She needs a small dog friendly home and can pay several month of rent in advance. She will…
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Fri May 2, 2014
avonandtammy answered:
I don't know I wish there was one we are looking for a land contract home in Marion Ohio
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Cody Higley answered:
Hi Keely!

My recommendation would be for you to contact a reputable realtor. He or she can reference the Marion MLS to locate properties within Pleasant School District.

As a local mortgage lender here in Marion, I can tell you that there are a good number of homes on the market--both foreclosures and private seller listings--that are great values.

If you are interested in obtaining a preapproval letter or discussing your financing options, feel free to give me a call at 740-383-5281 EXT 5659 or stop by one of the branches (Marion East--located in front of Wal-Mart on Route 95 and Marion-West--located on Campell Road near the Whirlpool plant).

Goood luck in your search!

Cody Higley
NMLS #49332
Mortgage Loan Originator
United Federal Credit Union
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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Amy McDonald answered:
Hello Mary, I would love to assist you in finding your new home. We can meet so I can get to know you a little better and find out exactly what you are looking for in your new home. This will help me so I will be able to narrow down the search and only take you to homes that should interest you! I was born and raised in Marion so I am very familiar with the area. Please feel free to contact me anytime on my cell phone at 740-262-6987. Thank you in advance, Amy ... more
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Cody Higley answered:
I would be more than happy to assist you if you are still looking to buy a home.

We have two convenient locations in the Marion area: one in front of Wal-Mart on Route 95 and one on Campbell Road near Whirlpool.

Stop by or give me a call.

Cody Higley
Mortgage Loan Originator
United Federal Credit Union
Marion, OH
NMLS #493332
(740) 383-5281 ext 5659
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Cody Higley answered:
Hi Jerzeegurl69!

If you're still interested in purchasing a home, please feel free to stop by my office (on Route 95 in Marion, just in front of Wal-Mart). We can go over your options and hopefully be able to get you pre-approved.

As a credit union and a full-service lender, we can do things that mortgage brokers cannot. If there's a way, we will help you figure it out.

Cody Higley
NMLS #493332
United Federal Credit Union
Marion, OH
740-383-5281 Ext 5659
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Cody Higley answered:
Although there are great homes all around Marion, the area with the best resale value would have to be SE Marion city and the eastern and southern parts of Marion County.

Marion has had its fair share of foreclosures. But what city hasn't?

If you focus your search in the above areas, you should be able to find a great home for an even better price.
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Matt Helpling answered:
I work on the Mortgage side of the business and know a great realtor in your area. I could refer you to him.

If you are not currently pre-approved for a mortgage and plan to finance the home it would be a good idea to obtain a pre approval letter to submit with bids. feel free to contact me MHelpling@rapiddayton.com ... more
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Bruce Blankenship asked:
Looking to rent. till we sell our house. thanks.
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
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Tue Mar 27, 2012
Brenda & David Wakeman answered:
You need a contact management system to track your activity and I would suggest that you use Quicken Business to track your expenses.

Build a list of needed documents for both listing packages and purchase packages and then build 6 or so of each type.

I hope this helps.

David
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