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Home Selling in Porter County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 6, 2016
Maricris A answered:

Yes you can list your property by owner! To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:


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Sat Jul 2, 2016
Kathryn asked:
I just put this home on Zillow for sale with new pictures and updated information. When will this show up on Trulia? Thanks
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Thu Mar 3, 2016 answered:
We buy homes all cash depending on where you home is located. Either that or we can show it to one of our investors. All of this would be free to you. No closing costs or Realtor fees. On top of this we love properties that need repair. Give me a call and ill give you an offer on the home if it is something we are interested in.
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Tue Oct 26, 2010
John Walin answered:
You have no obligation to divulge to the first offer that a subsequent offer came in, or notify buyer 1 that it is now a multiple offer after 2nd offer came in. Often buyers pull out if it becomes a bidding war, so you don't want to lose the first full priced offer if it is the stronger of the two offers and leave you with one written offer on the table from a buyer then who has the power. Best bet is to negotiate with 2nd offer without announcing it to the first offer Unless the first offer has a home sale contingency I would not tell them about offer number 2. Don't focus on price so much, focus on terms! A cleaner deal at the same price is better than a higher offer with more hurdles or contingencies.

I like the idea of offering backup offer to keep the winning offer in line with home inspection issues.

Assuming you have an agent, and this isn't a dual agency situation with one of the offers, follow your agents counsul.

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Mon Jul 27, 2009
Matt Evans answered:
You can go down to the county building in person and find out this information. You may need to know the month the transaction occured, or you'll have to page thru several binders to find the property transaction. It does take a while to post the county record change on the system, so I would recommend a personal visit to get the information you need. Your realtor would be able to help you get this information. House values are tricky, and in today's market some appraisers are having to go back in time to value a home. Foreclosures and short sales make the true non-distressed comps hard to find in certain areas. Let me know if I can be of more assistance. Matt Evans, Keller Williams Realty, 219-241-8401 or ... more
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
Christine McDaniel answered:
Hi Korianne,

I am not an appraiser, I am a Realtor. This is a very unique market and economy. Appraisals for homes are tough right now. You do have the option of what sort of financing you will accept. An appraisal for an FHA loan will stay on the books for 6 months. If your home does not appraise for what you want the options would be - 1.) for the buyer to come up with the difference, or 2.) you reach a point in between and both the seller and buyer contribute monies to make up the difference.
From experience on recent sales the appraiser will most likely look at homes a little further back in time and farther out in area until they come up with comparable properties. I was recently told that the homes for comparables had to be no later than 60 months old and within a half a mile.


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Thu Apr 2, 2009
Rick Yoder answered:
Any chance your clients would consider a lease or a lease with an option to purchase? I had an inquiry yesteday on my 600k home with 3 acres from someone that wanted it for hores but was not in a position to buy today. If so let me know.
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