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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
You may wish to make a phone call and ask your question directly to the company--There may not be anyone from that particular company looking/frequenting this Q&A--since you need an answer call or e-mail the company directly--if there is a local office stop in with your documentation.

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Mon Jan 18, 2010
Jim Thomas answered:
Your question is great.

I wanted to get you some feedback sorry it took so long for someone to respond. Here is the current insight for homes in Fishers between $600K and 1 million. There are 25 homes for sale and the average days on the market are 140. None of the 25 homes are bank owned. In running my proprietary deal program I found 3 homes that were potential deals. The 3 properties have an identified square foot cost of $96 a square foot and the market is supporting $121 a square foot. The average list price in this bracket is $739,556 and no home is listed over 1 million dollars. The typical has 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom the average age for a home is 1998.

Looking back at 2009 17 homes were sold in this price bracket with the average cost of $703,641 which came to $159 a square foot. During 2009 homes took an average of 125 days to sell.
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Have your mortgage broker and CPA review all particulars with you. Without full disclosure of all matters difficult to render and opinion. Take inconsideration your short and long term goals of owning home, amount of difference between two.

Excel spread sheet could assist you compare "apples to apples"

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Sat Oct 31, 2009
Cindy "In Indy" Marchant answered:
That does seem a bit high; I know one of the Ryland reps very well so will ask him to confirm. I do know that Pulte asked for $10,000 prior to breaking ground on a deal I helped to put together recently. The cost of the home was just over $400,000.
If you lose your job, your financing would fall apart and that would release the monies you put down back to you. This does happen from time to time; those homes get completed and then are put on the market.
I recently wrote a post about using a Realtor in a new build, might be worth a read.

If you would like representation, please email me.
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Sat Oct 10, 2009
Robert Greenblatt answered:
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Sat Oct 10, 2009
Robert Greenblatt answered:
"Reasonable" is a subjective term. You may offer $149,000, and the seller might be offended. Are you buying as an investment or as an owner-occupant? If it is an investment...are you flipping? holding? long-term or short-term? What are the terms of your financing? What are the values in the neighborhood? Think about the answers to these questions and base your offer on what the property is worth to you.

Robert Greenblatt
Keller Williams
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Fri Oct 2, 2009
Elisa Kolenut answered:
Usually if the home is no longer on the consumer website of the mls service, or, it means it is under contract (pending) and/or expired. You can also call the listing agent and/or the listing office to find out if the home is still available. If a home is in attorney review, other offers can be presented & the seller can accept a new offer with no breach of contract during the attorney review period. The attorney review period is mandatory 3 days, but can last a few days longer. If the seller has a binding contract (out of attorney review), offers can still be presented & will be kept as back up offers, in case the binding contract falls through. Good luck with your house hunting!

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Mon Feb 8, 2010
Lisa Carey & Lesa Hart answered:
Hi to all - I'm so disappointed to not receive an answer to my question. Or even a nudge in the right direction as a professional courtesy. We are moving to Carmel or Fishers soon and I had hoped to find an experienced and responsive agent this way.

If anyone out there is wondering about the same stats, try going to This Indiana Board of Realtors site allows you to find lots of information on your own. I found what I needed there.
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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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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Lola Mcintyre answered:
Active & headed to closing (a year ago, it would have showed a P for pending).
If you are looking in Carmel, check this home out for $199,000:
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Fri Aug 28, 2009
Dave Woodson answered:
Talk to your agent, they can't tell you but they can guide you along and help make suggestions by what other homes have sold for and how long those home have been on the market.

The question to ask is have you been pre-approved to let them know you are serious buyer?

Dave Woodson
The Indiana FHA Expert
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Fri Jan 15, 2010
Richard Lecinski answered:
You should try and get some kind of comps. Then factor in any repairs the building will need. Once you havean idea I would ceratin offer at least 10% less and see what happens. You should also figure out the monthly costs and income. Be sure you know what it will cost to own and be sure to allow for unrented units. ... more
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Mon Mar 26, 2012
Dp2 answered:
Forget all of that. Base your offer price on the recent sold comps, and make sure your agent includes an appraisal contingency, so that your offer is contingent upon the appraisal value being greater than or equal to the offer price, and that you have to approve the results of the appraisal. ... more
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Thu Jul 2, 2009
Joe Shoemaker answered:
If you have an address, I'd be happy to search recent sales data on your behalf.


Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Ken Fisher answered:
Average Days on Market for current pending sales in 46037 is 86 ... with a low of 1 and a high of 471. The only problem is that the number 86 is nothing but a number. Apparently, some agents and companies make a practice of releasing and re-listing the same property several times within the same listing contract period. I have even seen cases where an agent has released a property, re-listed it and then sold it the same day ... it sure looks good on paper! Visit for opportunities at saving money when you sell your home. ... more
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Fri Aug 7, 2009
Marita Topmiller answered:
Yes, they sure do, Ann.

And they have some homes for sale that I have discovered and will shortly be sending along to you.

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Fri May 1, 2009
Cindy "In Indy" Marchant answered:
Hi Shelly, Fishers is known for all of their great schools so you will most likely be happy with the one that is chosen. I have a Schools Tab on my website that has three different evaluation tools so you might have a look at that at I also write a Fishers Blog that has an events and hot spots section for what is fun to do. It is also on the same website under the Blogs tab.

Welcome to Fishers!
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Mon Mar 9, 2009
Cindy "In Indy" Marchant answered:
Hi Joshua, I am a big fan of Ryland. I have had several buyers purchase Ryland homes and are very satisfied with the options in the design center, the customer service, the follow up and the construction of the home. I have not had as much experience with MI but nothing negative to say. Both builders are what I would call mid tier; Pulte being upper tier and Beazer being lower tier. Drive around the communities and spend time with their floor plans to get exactly what you want. I know that the Ryland Design Center is open to the public on Saturdays so you could get a feel for their options.

One thing to keep in mind is that the price of the floor plan will not be all that you will pay. There are prices for elevation options, flooring, cabinets, even outlets and cable jacks. You can probably plan on 8% to 10% over and above the base price.

I would love to help you with lot selection, option selection and guide you through a new build process. The builders pay us from a marketing fund and using a realtor will NOT affect the price you pay on a home. We are free to you and I do about 30% new build in my business so think I could add some value to your building process. Let me know if you would like to know more.
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Wed Jan 7, 2009
Marita Topmiller answered:
Hi Sheila, Buyers love hardwood even though we know tile is better in a kitchen. If the kitchen is open to
the dining or family room area, you should use the same floor covering for all. It will make the area seem
larger. That makes hard woods floors an even better choice because they look and feel warmer. My buyers are almost always more attracted to a home with hard wood floors than tile. Tile is a good choice for baths
and laundry areas. I hope that answers your question.
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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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