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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Aaron Sims answered:
New home or not, ALWAYS GET A HOME INSPECTION! I can't say it enough, ALWAYS!! I had clients buying a brand new home and we had an inspection just 3 days ago on it. Nothing major was found, but a few places on the roof for instance some flashing wasn't there, or maybe there was a gap. No HUGE thing, till after 4-5 years when enough water had gotten in behind the siding/under the shingles to start causing a problem that you couldn't see. But with the inspection, the guy caught it and some other small things, pointed it out, gave us a report, we gave to the builder and bam, fixed. Inspections run around here around 350-450 depending on the size of the house and other criteria. It is WELL WORTH IT!! New home, old home, always get it inspected. If the Inspector knows what he is doing, he'll be able to tell you about the crack and if the builders fix should alleviate any issues.
Best of luck!
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Wed Mar 29, 2017
C clark answered:
Check out the BBB. I think there were 6 complaints filed in the last few years. Also check out the clerk of courts in Fairfield, Franklin, and Delaware counties to see how many lawsuits they had against them ect. Remember that their sales agent works for the builder...get everything in writing. I have seen quality of work vary from house to house with the same builder(different crews), so it is key to sometimes 'babysit' your home as it is being built. Have you viewed current homes on the market that were built by Westport homes? I always recommend that as some buyers see the fancy upgrades and the professionally staged model home and then are disappointed when their home is finally finished...others are ecstatic. I just wanted to make sure that you explored all your options as some existing houses are cheaper in price and already have the patio/deck, finished basement ect. ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
sshundy asked:
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Hi Robby,

Please feel free to contact me for a free, no obligation quote.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
ENG Lending
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Lori Swearingen answered:
Sat Feb 13, 2016
James Deskins answered:
Buyer, 5 bedroom homes are not very sought after. My guess is that most buyers would want 4 bedrooms + a loft, not 5 bedrooms. That has been my experience.
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Sat Jan 29, 2011
Lynda Long answered:
Susan, once again MLS and Auditor's site shows it sold for $163,000. Only Realist shows 54,333. Trust the auditors site and MLS. Good luck.
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Troy Marsh - Marsh Home Group answered:
All of your concerns are valid. I can tell you that our team of agents is very professional and will work hard with prospective buyers as well as other agents that show our listings to get the property sold for you. Without knowing more information about your home and seeing it I wouldn't be able to give a specific price opinion. Obviously things like powerlines and rail road tracks are not usually things that buyers are looking for, but in the Lewis Center area it is a fact of life for many neighborhoods and homes sell regularly with those challenges. There are several ways to determine the effect of those things when looking at a specific property.
I would like to help you in any way that I can and would like to set up a time to view your home so that I can give you a more specifc answer and show you how we get homes sold.

Troy Marsh

Keller Williams Capital Partners - 614-750-2144
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Linda Lorenzo answered:
250 feet sounds like a long ways away to me. 30 feet from the backyard or something like that would be a real concern. Now if you can see them from the yard then that is another matter but I am thinking you are not even seeing them. You can get instruments that measure any adverse effects to make sure there is no problem. ... more
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Fri Jan 7, 2011
Mike Malvey answered:
Hi Amy,

The best plan is for you to find a realtor who has a lot of experience working with first time home buyers and who knows lenders that also specialize with first time buyers. There might be down payment assistance programs in your area as well as 100% financing options that you might want to look at as a possibility depending on your goals and situation. In my area, I host 2 first time home buyer classes each month with a lender to help educate people on the process. Would you be interested in me referring you to a similar realtor in your area? Send me an email: ... more
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Mon Nov 3, 2014
James Deskins answered:
Hi Andyars,

Well, possibly. Homes with first-floor masters were extremely popular starting about 10 years ago. They still are, but maybe not quite as popular. Some people really like first-floor masters, some don't. What you'll find is that typically people with younger kids don't like them because they don't want to be separated from the little ones. Otherwise, some people really like them, others don't have a preference either way. I have had a lot of people buy and build first-floor master home over the years. They are still desireable IMO.

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Tue Sep 21, 2010
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Tue Jun 3, 2014
Don Bush Team answered:
If you need the answer for something coming up or curiousity: Well, based on this year's activity, no one "sell[s] a lot in ...Wilshire..." (9 are for sale, 3 pending, and; of 11 sold- it appears by 11 different people have sold them.) As far as experience, you should interview 2 or three and see who you are comfortable with, depending on your need vs. their kind of experience.. ... more
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
Voices Member answered:

Yes, there are first time homebuyer programs available to you in your area. Please email me and I will share the programs eligibility requirements....too long to list here.

Thank you,

Tino Muratore
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