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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Cindy "In Indy" Marchant answered:
Hi Sherri, my name is Cindy. The system REALTORS use to search for homes has categories for low maintenance homes (indicating a retirement community). In addition it allows us to put in wheelchair accessible (we just sold one in the Fort Ben area where had it labeled as such). A popular area in Fishers is the Del Webb community by Pulte east of Olio. I think your best bet is to connect with a REALTOR you like and have them use the search system to find a home that meets your needs. I would be happy to get you started if you would like. You can reach me at 317-441-4001. Best of luck in your search. ... more
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Laura Musall asked:
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Thu Jun 12, 2014
Joe Shoemaker answered:
Subarunubaru:

Great question. If your interpretation of the tax credit is accurate (talk to your accountant to determine your specific eligibility), the dollar amount which will be used to determine your profit (or loss) will be the NET proceeds from the sale: sales price minus all fees, commissions, tax prorations, etc.

Using your outline above, a $170k sale with $10k in fees results in a $160k net.

Hope that helps!

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
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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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Mon Jul 19, 2010
Joe Shoemaker answered:
Sameh:

Thanks for the question.

12628 Stanwich Place is currently for sale. It's listed for $199,900.

You can see the full listing sheet here: http://mibor.ws.marketlinx.com/SiteContent/PropDetail.aspx?N=0&S=INR&Id=9988050

Good luck in your search!

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
It is impossible to know if a seller would be insulted by an offer. I'm not sure of your situation, but often including a personal letter from the buyer can help. Let them know your situation, perhaps this is the most you can afford, perhaps you feel the home is worth less for a particular reason, etc. As a general rule, be kind and positive when submitting an offer. Let them know what you like about the home. ... more
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Tue Jul 13, 2010
Laura Musall answered:
That is a big move. I working with a family now who is moving from the Indianapolis out of the country. To answer your first question: Yes, it's possible to do a rent with an option, although it's not as easy to do, because most homesellers really don't want to worry about whether the deal is going to work out, so they are reluctant to do that. I understand not wanting to move twice.

My advice is to get educated on the area and work with someone who is very familiar with Indianapolis and the suburbs. Brownsburg and Avon definately feel much differently than Carmel and Fishers, altough I think all of Indianapolis is pretty laid back. When I work with families moving from out-of-town, I typically ask them a ton of questions about what's most important, how you live, how you spend your free time, what you do on weekends and after work, because that can make a real difference on where you want to live. I don't know whether schools are an issue, but if you have children, you're going to want to get stats from the various schools to compare class sizes, test scores, extra curriculars, etc.

If you'd like this information, I'd be happy to provide it to you. You can send me your address or your email at Laura@TalktoTucker.com, or call me directly at 317.702.0058.

Best of luck.
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Fri Jun 11, 2010
Joe Shoemaker answered:
Your best resource for that information is going to be your Real Estate agent. If you don't have an agent you trust, I'd be happy to chat about assisting you.

Good luck!

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
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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 jeff.boller@coldwellbanker.com 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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Sun Jun 3, 2012
Ken Fisher answered:
We have a very well maintained, never before rented 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch available about July 5th in the $1,250 range. We will start showing the first week of June.
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Sun May 5, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
Try http://www.rentometer.com

I'd plug in your data, but you didn't provide number of bedrooms or the specific location. However, in general for Carmel, that may be a bit high.

Best way, really, to know, is to contact a Realtor who can see what comparable properties are renting for.

Hope that helps.
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Fri Apr 16, 2010
Jake Sims answered:
No, Most Builders/Developers will alow you to bring a Realtor in at any time of the process as long as you havent committed in writting before hand.

My advice however is to start with a realtor at the begining so you get started off in the right direction.

If you have any further questions please dont hesitate to contact me directly.

Thank you!

Jacob L. Sims (Jake)
REALTOR
Fishers Office
F.C. Tucker Company, Inc.
12692 East 116th St.
Fishers, IN 46037
317-496-1672 Direct
317-493-2550 Fax
317-560-4466 Google Voice (your vm will be emailed to my Blackberry)
jakesims@talktotucker.com
www.talktotucker.com/jake.sims
www.linkedin.com/in/jacobsims
"Do what you do so well that they will want
to see it again and bring their friends."
— Walt Disney
Your referrals are my business. If somebody you know is thinking of buying or selling real estate, your referral would be an honor.
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Sat Apr 3, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Any local agent can help you--contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask.
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Yes, any local agent is your best source of information--contact any realty office(s) and inquire, or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask--you may want to consider interviewing a few agents and choosing the one you like best to help with your search. ... more
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Fri Mar 12, 2010
Joe Shoemaker answered:
M:

There's nothing new to report at this time. There has been no activity on the local multiple listing service since it expired in August of 2008.

Once it makes its way through foreclosure it ought to reappear in the MIBOR search database.

Good luck!

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
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Mon Mar 1, 2010
Mary Petruzzi answered:
Hi,
It looks like the house pended on February 3rd and is set to close on March 10th.

Mary Petruzzi
Century 21 Scheetz
mpetruzzi@c21scheetz.com
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Sat Feb 20, 2010
Joe Shoemaker answered:
Time to call your favorite real estate attorney.

Good luck.

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
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Sat Feb 20, 2010
Joe Shoemaker answered:
Jackie:

Changing the details of your listing is the job of the real estate agent who has your house listed. I encourage you to contact them directly to make that edit. Nobody at Truila can change it (nor do they monitor these kinds of issues) and neither can another agent.

The MIBOR database shows that the property has 3 full baths and 1 half bath. If that is incorrect, then the change needs to be made there first.

Good luck.

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
Eric Karrfalt answered:
Kate,
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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