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Home Buying in 46033 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Sep 1, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Realtors cannot comment on Ethnic or Religious diversity:
It is called "STEERING" and we can get in trouble if we comment positively or negatively.

YOU have to be your own judge:
What you should be concerned with is you new neighborhood; you can perform your own survey and decide if you want to live there.
Please don't rely on other people's opinions.
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Cindy` Peyton answered:
Hi! The answer to your questions depends on your residency status and employment. I will contact you to get more details to help you!
Cindy Peyton
Keller Williams Realty
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Laura Musall answered:
I am not sure there is a bad neighborhood in Carmel. The real question is: What do you consider a great neighborhood? Are you looking for amenities? Location and ease of getting to parks or the Monon Center? A walkable neighborhood, etc. I would be happy to provide specific details on varous neighborhoods within your price range. Just let me know your criteria.

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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Melissa you should see if they require a formal appraisal or if a BPO will suffice. You could contact a local agent, perhaps the agent who sold you your house who can easily pull comps from MLS for you. ... more
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Mon Mar 7, 2016
Rob Weber answered:
Typically you can't refi so soon with the same lender because the investor (Fannie Mae in your case) paid a "servicing release premium' (Fannie Mae isn't in the "loan payment chasing" business which is what the current lender aka servicer does post-close) to your lender/servicer and they won't pay another one so soon so that's why you're having push-back right now.

Additionally, remember you're going to have to pay closing costs again on the new loan so that may negate the benefit you gain from a 0.5% lower rate now. You should carefully weigh the short term costs vs the longer term gains to see if it makes sense to refinance.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Courtney Huston Webster answered:
The Village of WestClay. Checkout my website @ and
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Wed Nov 9, 2011
Laura Musall answered:
That is unusual, most builders are offering nice upgrades to entice buyers. You really should consider working with a Realtor who has experience working with builders and knows the area
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Dallas Texas answered:
Inspectors are licensed by the State must follow the state regulations and guidelines

Have you consider a Google search ?

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Wed Feb 23, 2011
Laura Musall answered:
Property ownership is a public record, and you can find the recorded homeowner on a tax record at the Hamilton County website at Or, if you send me the address, I'll look it up for you.
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Tue Dec 21, 2010
Mary Petruzzi answered:
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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Wed Jun 16, 2010
Jeff Boller answered:
I believe this is the story...This house was started by the Couch brothers, but they split up and the one that owned it went bankrupt. The house is part of a larger real estate holding and when the court makes a final determination of asset disposition then the house will be released and most likely go into a Sheriff's Sale where if there was money lent for its buildout the lender will most likely be the highest bidder and buy it back. If you want me to keep you updated on it's status just send an email to and put 16029 Viking Lair in the subject line. ... more
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Fri Jun 4, 2010
Lola Mcintyre answered:
I bicycle through Viking Meadows when I enjoy the Monon Trail. There are beautiful homes in Viking Meadows & residents enjoy the proximity to the Monon & its quiet location.

I would be happy to help you, if you could provide an address. There are two expired listings on Viking Lair, one of which shows pictures of a home under construction. Give me a ring, & I'd be happy to do some more investing for you. The attached property web site contains my contact info.

Make it a great weekend! On Twitter: @ONtheMONON @LolaMcIntyre
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
Eric Karrfalt answered:
My first question is do you have any sort of signed buyers broker agreement with your current representation? If you do, you may be obligated to meet it's terms. In short, no agreement = you can fire your realtor. Now to address your representation...... if the agent is representing the other party, thats a limited agency relationship and should be disclosed. Have you asked him what his relationship is with that property? On the flip side, is the property he is pushing one that could meet your needs? It may be that after his examining all of what you are looking for and the time frame you want to accomplish this in, it may be in his opinion the best deal going, and thats why he is pushing it. Either way sounds like your communication and trust is not at it's best with your agent. I would suggest sitting down and laying out your concerns, including your thoughts on fireing him and looking for another agent. Short of a signed agreement, you should be at liberty to persue any property. If the agent has put in significant time and money in your commercial transaction, he may be entitled to some form of compensation. Without any signed agreement, this may be difficult to demonstrate. ... more
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Mon Sep 21, 2009
Indy KW Real Estate answered:

1614 Carrington Place sold for $384,500 on October 1, 2008. Are you interested in a home in this area? If you need any additional answers, you may contact me anytime.

Thank you,

Tony Wilson
Keller Williams Realty
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Wed Jun 10, 2009
Joe Shoemaker answered:

Great question. By most accounts, Cherry Creek Estates is a popular neighborhood. Close to a lot of amenities like shopping and entertainment and supported by top-performing schools, it has proven to be a good seller. Resale prices have been a bit flat over the last 18 months or so, but I expect that trend will end soon as the neighborhood finishes out.

Regarding promotions, Pulte routinely offers packages that might appeal to you, though I encourage you to work with an agent you trust in order to help assess the TRUE MARKET VALUE of upgrades and add-ons.

For example, the builder might offer a "free" finished basement. It costs the builder very little to finish a basement - relative to the overall price of the house. If you determine that the value of that finished basement is $15,000 but the house is OVERPRICED by $15,000, what have you actually saved? In fact, most "promotions" by builders are ways for them to help maintain their bottom line margins and are items or upgrades that have a very insignificant cost to them to add.

I have assisted numerous clients in the purchase of new construction homes and would be happy to discuss your particular wants and needs at a time that's convenient for you. Please feel free to call or email any time.

Best of everything in 2009.

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker
MacDuff Realty Group
317 413.8501
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Wed Jul 15, 2009
Nulltna smocalk answered:
Hi David, I would be happy to run a search for you that will specify which neighborhoods have neighborhood pools in your price range. You can have this information emailed to you with the homes that are available listed as a personal webpage for you to review. You can look at this information at your convenience and keep track of homes and neighborhoods that interest you. This is a good way to eliminate neighborhoods that do not fit your specific criteria. You can also narrow your search by adding very specific details that are important to your family that I could add to the search criteria. Each day you would receive updates when a new home is added in a neighborhood with your search criteria as soon as a listing is put into the system. You are not obligated to use me as Your agent to look for your new home, but I would love to help you if you find my services helpful. I am located in Carmel and I am very familiar with the local neighborhoods and could offer you information on schools and also background info on specific neighborhoods. I have lived in the Carmel area for aproximately 12 years. You can visit my website at I am with Keller Williams Realty located at 11711 N. Meridian Street Suite 100 Carmel, In 46032. My direct phone number is 317-339-6097. I hope that this information is helpful. Sincerely, Tina Smith - Keller Williams Realty ... more
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Thu Jun 12, 2008
Thomas Endicott answered:
That home is currently not on the market. Can we help you find other homes that meet the same criteria?

Thank you,
Jennifer Goodspeed
Team Endicott
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Tue Apr 22, 2008
Marita Topmiller answered:
Hello Brian and Marsha, thanks for the question. I found the square footage listed in the tax records
as 2630sf. I then checked the listing sheet and found it there as 2630sf. Call me at 513-4652 if
there is further confusion. Perhaps it was mistyped and then corrected when brought to the agent's
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
Lydia Stauder answered:
Thank you for your request.. I would love the opportunity to provide a thorough analysis of your area for free. I will help you professionally stage your home to ensure it is ready for the market. Two major things help your home sell quickly -- pricing correctly and home staging. ... more
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Sat May 10, 2008
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
Hi Jude:

I used to live in Carmel, Indiana; great place. Nice to see somebody from that location! Did not remember we had abandoned house there. :-)

The best is to find a Realtor to handle that for you.

As this is an abandoned house, you will have to first find the owner of the house, and then if the person is willing to sell, you will need somebody to really help you to make sure the person who owns the house has the correct title to sell, the purchase price is right, the inspections are done correctly (abandoned house might have a lot of problems) and the options / estimates for making repairs/upgrades are well thought of (your bottom line is at stake), the real estate regulations are followed thru and much more.

So, if you don't have a realtor already, get some referrals so you can get started.

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