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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Jessica Kljajic answered:
What is the address for the property ?
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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Nic Winder answered:
Valparaiso itself is not a rural city. However, there is plenty of rural area surrounding Valpo especially south and east.
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Jessica Kljajic answered:
What are you looking at ? Bedrooms ? Baths? Sq. ft ? Garage? Basement ? Yard ?
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Sat Jul 1, 2017
Jolie Muss answered:
Zach, looks like you might need your OWN local real estate lawyer who also has experience with trusts, to help you work this out.
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
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Wed Feb 8, 2012
Mitzi Wingenroth answered:
I'm sure there are lots of them; however I don't personally have any listings in that area at the moment. You should probably contact a Lake County realtor.

Thank you for your interest.

Mitzi Wingenroth
Prudential Executive Group Real Estate
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Stolpe Dean answered:
You can Appeal it through the Assessors office. Go on and follow the procedures for filing an Appeal. Some people pay an appraiser to handle it for them and others have a Realtor assist them.
I hope this helps.
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Michael Emery answered:
Because the agent and the owner probably under priced the property (their opinion) in hopes of receiving offers above the list price. If someone has been transferred, there's a chance that perhaps they didn't own that house for very long and are therefore selling it (or trying to) for less than what they paid.

Have your agent check to see what the most recent sale price was to determine if this is the case.

In any event, countering above asking price tells me the seller isn't as motivated as the listing agent would have you believe.
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider contacting any local realty offices and ask about available area rentals, also check local print media for by owner rentals, word of mouth, etc....
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Linda Zyla answered:
you want to buy property for 20-25k???
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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Firstimebuyer answered:
South Haven is a decent community, as long as you are ok with the Portage School System. I recently looked at a few houses in South Haven, for the same reason you are, it seems as if you get a decent deal. After looking at a few, we looked at a few more in Salt Creek Commons. The average home price is about the same as South Haven, well maybe slightly higher, but not much, but they have the Union Township School system. Long story short, I just bought a house in Salt Creek Commons, and will close on May 10, after much thinking, if I am still in this house a few years down the road, I would rather my son go to Union Township then Portage. ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
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Tue May 8, 2012
Rick Yoder answered:
Hi Matt!
The reason they stated was that it was a use tax designed to make those that use the information most frequently pay the cost. Supposedly GNIAR is negotiating with the county to give us log in ids and passwords like we have for Lake County's Assessor's site. Fortunately my use has not exceeded the page limit forcing me to start paying. Good luck.
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Wed Jan 20, 2010
Linda Zyla answered:
Rose, this home was not on the market previously, there is a home near by (similar looking) that has been on and off the market for about 3 years at 68 S 500 W . Best regards, Linda Zyla ... more
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Mon Jul 27, 2009
Gina answered:

This site is not controlled by the County. This is an independent site that is for informational purposes only. Also, this is not a good website to find comps. If you are trying to sell your home "by owner" you many want to have your home appraised by a professional appraiser. This will be a valuable asset when pricing your home. If you are listed wit an agent they can provide you with the information you need. ... more
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Wed Oct 14, 2009
Bobandjackie answered:
Yes. On a wooded lot with 40 acres of land in Union Township. House is secluded from street. My number is 219-628-6650 or 219-308-5664. Bob or Jackie
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
Jody Jones answered:

Unfortunately, in today's market 13mos ago might as well be 13 yrs ago. I am not an appraiser, but according to those I hear from locally, they are looking for data no more than 90 days, more preferrably 60 days old in this market. if you look at the Indiana Association of Realtor statistics for May, you will see the prices are still falling, quite dramatically in some areas. Heres the link to my blog post with the links: If you paste the last link into your browser it will take you to the county by county breakdown and you can see where your area is currently.

The old cliches "price price price and location location location" hold true in most cases. Sometimes the best thing you can do is start to drop your price in $2,000 increments until you start getting showings. When you do that you will quickly find out what the current market for your house is looking for. If you were my client I would at least start at $249,900, that way you will be in another price category on allot of the search engines.

Also you didn't mention how and where your house is being marketed, but if its not plastered all over the internet, it should be, as that is where 87% of the buyers today start looking.

I think its time you have some serious dialogue with your agent and hammer out where you go from here.
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Tue May 26, 2009
Dave Woodson answered:
$1, No, wait, $1000 maybe even $100,000 up to $1,000,000. I am sorry, but it is all location location location. An acre near Chesterton could be $10,000 an acre while around Valpo could be $15,000. Your question is hard to answer cause it all depends on where it is. An acre on 30 could be worth more than an acre on 450N!

I would suggest to contact a local agent and tell them what you are looking for and they will be more than glad to help point you in the right area. Or, if you are looking for what someone sold an acre for go to the court house it is public record most of the time.
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Fri May 8, 2009
Matt Evans answered:
Here is what the county assessor has on file:

Parcel Number: 64-13-09-300-005.000-008
TaxID: 18-000122673
Property Address: 187 S 325 E
Neighborhood Name: RURAL/AG
Number: / Factor: 1811 / 1.01
Legal Description:
E339.05 W1562.91 N280 S885 S1/2 9-34-5 2.179A DITCH
Property Class: 511 1 Family Dwell - Unplatted (0 to 9.99 Acres)
Taxing District: MORGAN TOWNSHIP

Bldgs Grade YrConst EffYear Cond Size
Select Standard Mobile/Mfg Home1 C 2002 2002 A 1836sf
Select Detached Garage1 C 2002 2002 A 576sf

--Matt Evans
Keller Williams Realty Leaders
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