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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Joe Shoemaker answered:
NurseMeyer:

I'd love to help. As a Buyer's Agent, my duty would be to work exclusively in the interest of your daughter. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Thanks!

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
http://www.facebook.com/joeshoe
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Joe Shoemaker answered:
Thanks for the request. This home is actually under contract and accepting backup offers.

If I can help you find something suitable to you, I'd be glad to help.

Good luck!

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
http://www.facebook.com/joeshoe
http://twitter.com/#!/jojosmojo
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
It is one thing to ask if there is crime;
It is quite another thing to ask us WHY?

Realtors cannot comment on crime, in either case;
Just like Religion and Race, if we commented, positively or negatively, it could be called "Steering" and a Realtor could be sanctioned for it.

Use your GOOGLE and research the crime yourself..
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Derek Crager answered:
Send me a text or give me a call to answer some preliminary questions and I'll give you some answers. They may not be the answers you want to hear, (50:50), but at least you'll know where to begin & the best alternatives.

Derek B Crager
317.796.9825 cell/text
http://BuyIndyNow.com
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
No there is not and you also don't pay anything unless it does sell. How can you beat that? We work for free if it does not sell.
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Pat Haddad answered:
North, South and West Harbours, Oakmont, Mill Grove, The Meadows, Hazel Dell Woods, Roudebush Woods, Country Lake Estates, Lakeside Estates, Prairieview, the Wellingtons, Sommerwood, Pebblebrook and probably some I have missed including historical, downtown Noblesville. I actually live in Noblesville. Please feel free to contact me! Pat Haddad, www.HaddadTeam.com . ... more
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Wed Aug 8, 2012
Marita Topmiller answered:
Hi Gary,

I don't know why, but many of the homes listed on sites like Trulia
and others, don't carry correct information about homes that are
not on the market. I have no complaints about the information
they provide about homes that are currently listed because they
pull that information straight from the brokers. But homes they
show just for neighborhood information, often contain errors.

If you need information about a home, feel free to phone.

Thanks,

Marita
Assoc Broker
Prudential Indiana Realty Group
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Tgd71,

If you are considering purchasing a newly constructed home in a PUD, planned unit development it's unlikely that you'll be able to find a builder that is willing to discount their product. Since they ave a commitment to those people that have bought previously to not devalue their homes by discounting more recent construction. Many builders will offer other incentives to attract buyers without angering other owners. Lease backs, favorable interest rated, discounted or free upgrades etc. help new buyers by offering them more for less in this way.

We recommend that before making a commitment, you visit, collect information and stuty all of the builders offerings in your location. In this way you'll be able to compare the products and be prepared to negotiate based on your accurate knowledge background.

AND, you will find yourself in a much better position by working via your own personal agent, as opposed to the builder's sales representative.

Good luck,

Bill
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Joe Shoemaker answered:
Mindy:

Sure! Centex builds a very fine home.

I would encourage you to have REALTOR® representation when you first visit the model. The staff at model homes tend to be very nice, but they're not your advocate and serve only the Builder's interest.

Here's a link to a podcast I did a while back explaining the process a little. I hope it helps.

http://bit.ly/N9reQF

Good luck!

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
http://www.facebook.com/joeshoe
http://twitter.com/#!/jojosmojo
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Frederick Catron answered:
HI Amy,
I would be happy to help you. I could set you up with a search to let you know of homes for rent as they come on the market. If you would like you can send me an e-mail with your price range and time frame to move in and I will find you a home to rent, possible rent to own.

f.adamcatron@gmail.com
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Sophia Mason answered:
What area are you looking at?
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Laura Musall answered:
This begs the question of: What's not outreageously expensive?
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Joe Shoemaker answered:
Newfamily:

Great question. I recommend engaging your Buyer's Agent very early on in the process.

Some things to remember: the model rep is not your friend. They work for the builder, and their loyalty lies with the Builder. They have no legal or ethical obligation to protect you or your interest.

Here's a podcast I did a while back that might help you make the best decisions you can for your family: http://joeshoe.podbean.com/2011/11/17/thinking-of-building-a-new-home/

If I can serve as your Buyer's Agent, it would be my pleasure.

Good luck!

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501
joe@joeshoe.com
http://www.facebook.com/joeshoe
http://twitter.com/#!/jojosmojo
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Wed Jul 13, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Huh? Your question makes no sense.

The reasonable percent of listed price is whatever it takes to adjust the price so it's competitive with other houses. And in line with what's recently sold. It could be 0%; it could be 25%. Point is: You need to know the comps. Then you make your offer based on that, not based on some percent--reasonable or not--of the listing price.

So what if it's $30 per square feet more expensive than other homes. You say "comparable." But does that take into consideration all the factors going into a comp? Not just bedrooms and bathrooms. Not just overall square footage, or size of the lot. Not just the age or the condition of the property. Not just whether the property's near a highway, underneath a flight path, or something else. Unless you're a builder, forget price per square foot. (Some here will disagree with me on that, but there are way too many factors affecting price that aren't reflected in price per square foot.)


You've overcomplicating things. Forget some set price reduction. Forget price per square foot. Determine what the house is worth, based on comps. Then pay no more than that. Probably offer less. Your Realtor can help you with that strategy.

Hope that helps.
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Joe, here in NJ we have a period of "attorney review" when either party can withdraw from the transaction without recourse. Once that period is over, the deal is "under contract". At that point, the buyer is protected by the contingencies written into the contract - generally that includes an inspection contingency and a mortgage contingency. If the parties cannot reach an agreement regarding inspection, the deal can be terminated. If the buyer is unable to secure the financing, the deal can fall apart under the mortgage contingency.

An attorney I work with a good bit put it very well - he advised to think of being under contract as entering a room with 2 doors for exit - one the inspection contingency door and the other the mortgage contingency door. Exiting a deal through either of those two deals can happen. But trying to leave the room in other ways, like jumping out of a window, ie, just wanting out because of a change of heart, can be trickier. In the later case, the seller may argue for some of the deposit monies. After all, he has taken his home off the market and lost time and in a declining market, the passage of time generally is not kind.

Whatever the case, unwinding a contract is best handled by a real estate attorney - please talk with yours to get good advise on how to proceed.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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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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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.

Anna
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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 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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