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Home Buying in 46806 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Justin Herber answered:
Give me a call and we can talk what price range you are looking in, because that is the key. They do exist, and I can help you find them. Not to mention any other criteria you are looking for. I can also help you find ones that are not for sale, and we can maybe ask them if they are willing to sell! Just call me and we can talk about it.
Justin Herber
Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Sue Teasdale answered:
Hi Steve and Pamela,

"Contingent Offer with 24 Hr. 1st right of Refusal" means that the owners of this property have already accepted an offer from another buyer. BUT, those buyers have a home to sell before they can proceed with the purchase.

If the sellers get ANOTHER offer, they have to give the 1st buyers 24 hours notice before they can accept the 2nd offer. This USUALLY means that the 1st buyer will have to proceed with the buy before they sell their own home. That is something buyer 1 may or may not be able to do.
I would be very happy to answer any other questions you may have and/or to show you some homes!

Take care,
Sue Teasdale, REALTOR®

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Sun Jun 23, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Don't buy in an HOA!
very simple.
Having never been a fan of HOA's, that is very easy for me to say.
If you think the advantages outweight the restrictions; go for it!
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Brian Loney answered:
Hi kehen,

Association dues can vary dramatically, up to several hundred dollars a month for high end condominiums. There are also a few companies in Fort Wayne that will service a single family home, making it "maintenance free living" for a monthly fee, allowing you to buy a home, not a condo, without the maintenance. ... more
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
United Executive Group answered:
Happy to help. You can call/text me at 260-579-1516. I can be found on the Web at I have mortgage contacts that can help. You will definitely want to get pre approved first. Lots of great deals to be had in our market at your price point. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Kevin Fry answered:
With todays interest rates and lower home prices, I think you would be safe buying a home and expecting to not lose money on it. The longer you keep it the better off you will be though. Call me for more details. Kevin Fry, Century 21 Bradley Realty, 260-414-9300. ... more
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
United Executive Group answered:

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Michael Archbold
RE/MAX Results
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
As far as value, a good local buyer agent can easily assess what the home is worth as is. FNMA is not always the easiest place to buy a home from, teh paperwork is strict and it takes a long time for answers and signatures. Having an agent who is familiar with them sure can help. ... more
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Rhonda Bandor answered:
It's owned by an investment co and there is no homestead exemption on it. It would be less if the exemptions were there.
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Ben Craver answered:
There shouldn't be a fee to view listings, if you see there is then the website is a scam. Go to to view every home available for sale in the Fort Wayne area. You can contact me through that site or at with any and all questions you may have. ... more
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Elizabeth Larson answered:
It doesn't look like it on the FEMA map but it is close so I would check with an insurance company to see if it would need flood insurance. By the way, this house does have a contingent offer on it waiting for bank approval. Let me know if you need anything else.

Elizabeth Larson
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
J. Kyle Ness answered:
What land are you talking about?
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
United Executive Group answered:
Only found one in Allen co. Check out 201204344.

You might be able to negotiate others below 5.
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Joe Leksich answered:
Have your agent contact me. I am a HUD listing agent. I can see what I can find out for them.
You cannot renegotiate the price without canceling your existing contract.
More than likely if they found a lien that was missed during the foreclosure they will have to do a strict foreclosure to clear the title. It can take as little as 3 months but I have see up to 2 years!
Joe Leksich
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Understand that the LISTING PRICE has one primary objective, to attract attention: It is not intended to be set in stone, and in many cases it is not even a good guideline toward the SELLING PRICE.

Some Sellers believe that by setting the LISTING PRICE high, they can always come down, and people will make an offer anyway: WRONG! Buyers will just bypass the property and look at houses that are within their price range. And six months from now, the Seller will slowly start lowering the PRICE, (this is called “chasing the curve”) and Buyers will be asking the question; “What’s wrong with that house?” and “Why has it been on the Market so long?”

Other Sellers set the LISTING PRICE low, to attract multiple offers. (The correct strategy.) We are asked; “Aren’t you obligated to sell at this price if someone offers it?” The answer is probably not; for that to happen, you would first have to have only one offer, and secondly, the offer would have be exactly the same, down to the smallest detail, (please discuss this with your Realtor).
Another thought; Buyer will search for potential properties by groups; for example, $400,000 to $450,000, and $250,000 to $300,000. If your house is priced at $460,000 or $310,000, the Buyers will never see it. (something else to discuss with your Agent.)

Different Banks have different philosophies about pricing their properties: You cannot draw any conclusions without a good analysis.

Have your Realtor do a CMA, (Comparative Market Analysis) to help you determine your Offering Price. It is the surest way to determine the Market Value of the property.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sat Jan 7, 2012
Rhonda Bandor answered:
Send me a private message. I have a lender friend that can work miracles.
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Fri Feb 10, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You really should consider working with an agent of your own; and before purchasing any property, a home inspection conducted by a licensed professional is highly recommended. Since there was no executed contract, signed by all parties, the seller is free to do as he/she pleases....again, work with an agent... ... more
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Thu Sep 1, 2011
Vicki Marsh answered:
You may be able to obtain a mortgage, depending on several factors...
1) If your bankruptcy has been discharged
2) Your credit score is high enough
3) You do not have any additional judgements/charge offs/etc.

You should contact a local lender, and let them run your credit through the 3 credit reporting agencies to give you the green light on purchasing and to give you the price point you are able to purchase.

Good luck!
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Tue Jun 21, 2011
Brian Loney answered:
Hi Mr. Lewis,

There are a lot of good agents in our area. The listing agent may very well be one of them. The only thing to be aware of is that the listing agent has an obligation to represent the interests of the seller. That doesn't mean he or she can't help you too, but it might be a good idea to have your own representation. Since the seller normally pays brokerage fees in a transaction, it wouldn't cost you anything to have your own agent.

Hope that helps!

Brian Loney, owner/broker
Move in Motion - Modern Real Estate
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