Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Investing,IN http://www.zillow.com/advice/IN/home-buying-investing/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Looking for a good contractor for some upcoming fix and flip projects http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-good-contractor-for-some-upcoming-fix-and-flip-projects/554428/ I am looking for a good contractor to do work for some upcoming flips. I am also looking for a realtor that is savvy and works with investors and knows how to source these deals and that can help me sell the rehabbed properties.<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-good-contractor-for-some-upcoming-fix-and-flip-projects/554428/ 2014-08-12T18:26:00Z Looking to buy a duplex http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-buy-a-duplex/557043/ Hi, I'm looking to buy a duplex in Indy between 100-150k. Having a hard time finding them on Trulia. Where can I look for some off market deals perhaps? Thanks!<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-buy-a-duplex/557043/ 2014-08-29T01:07:00Z can I buy my dream house now or wait. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-buy-my-dream-house-now-or-wait/558764/ Im 27 yrs old. Married with two kids. Have 300k in savings. Own 4 properties worth about 60k each and rent 3 of those for about 2000 in income. And found a house I love it is a foreclosure around 150k. Plan on paying cash. Any advice should I buy it or wait? I dont know if it is a good idea to spend half of my savings on a house. Any advice is apreciated.<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-buy-my-dream-house-now-or-wait/558764/ 2014-09-10T20:50:00Z Why have home sales been so slow in griffith indiana lately are they projected to pick up http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-have-home-sales-been-so-slow-in-griffith-indiana-lately-are-they-projected-to-pick-up/540068/ When are sales going to pick up.<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 09 May 2014 20:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-have-home-sales-been-so-slow-in-griffith-indiana-lately-are-they-projected-to-pick-up/540068/ 2014-05-09T20:21:00Z Would buying a duplex be a good investment for a first time real estate investor? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-buying-a-duplex-be-a-good-investment-for-a-first-time-real-estate-investor/213288/ <p>I would be a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/learnmore/what-zillow-offers-buyers.htm">first time home buyer</a>, in addition to <a href="http://www.zillow.com">real estate</a> investor. My plan is to move into one of the empty units when avalible. I would like to hear the pro's and con's of this plan.</p><br \><br \>38 replies Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-buying-a-duplex-be-a-good-investment-for-a-first-time-real-estate-investor/213288/ 2009-03-21T15:30:00Z are homes selling in gary in http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-homes-selling-in-gary-in/501978/ 2 replies Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-homes-selling-in-gary-in/501978/ 2013-07-15T14:41:00Z What is the best area to buy a cheap home for investment in? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-area-to-buy-a-cheap-home-for-investment-in/481832/ 4 replies Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-area-to-buy-a-cheap-home-for-investment-in/481832/ 2013-03-08T01:30:00Z Does this house have a offer on it. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-this-house-have-a-offer-on-it/499583/ <p>9847 Delaware Pl Highland, IN</p><br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-this-house-have-a-offer-on-it/499583/ 2013-06-29T13:23:00Z We are purchasing a home from a personal friend for the purpose of a rental home (investment). http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-purchasing-a-home-from-a-personal-friend-for-the-purpose-of-a-rental-home-investment/499350/ The purchase price is $4,000.00 which we will pay cash.&nbsp; It is a fixer upper.&nbsp; My question is, how do we go about the transaction?&nbsp; Is it necessary to retain an attorney and a title company? We have purchased and sold fsbo but a mortgage has always been involved.&nbsp; What is the best way to proceed?<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-purchasing-a-home-from-a-personal-friend-for-the-purpose-of-a-rental-home-investment/499350/ 2013-06-27T21:25:00Z Do you have a sight that we can look a for Caribbean listings? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-have-a-sight-that-we-can-look-a-for-Caribbean-listings/491803/ 3 replies Sat, 11 May 2013 13:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-have-a-sight-that-we-can-look-a-for-Caribbean-listings/491803/ 2013-05-11T13:47:00Z Purchasing a family members home for what they owe http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchasing-a-family-members-home-for-what-they-owe/480015/ I am interested in purchasing my mother's home for the amount she owes on the mortgage (~20k). The house would only sell at max 30k in the Indiana market and is valued probably no more than 45k for tax purposes.<br/>We want to buy the house using cash that we have saved up so that we would own the property completely and rent it out. (We already own a primary house w/mortgage)<br/>We have looked at the possibility of quitclaim deeds and have also thought of gifting her the 20k to pay off the mortgage herself. We want to ensure that she uses the cash to pay off the debt to the house. (She is enthusiastic about selling the property but is kind of a nitwit when it comes to financial transactions...sorry mom!)<br/>&nbsp;Since the property is so cheap we want to avoid fees that would be a percentage of the overall price. Any thoughts on a method that would be simple for her yet legally sound for us? We don't want to make the IRS or the state of Indiana mad at us!;)<br/><br/><br \><br \>7 replies Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchasing-a-family-members-home-for-what-they-owe/480015/ 2013-02-24T15:01:00Z House values http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/House-values/475990/ On your map is list numbers like $157k on a house. I bought my home for $152k last year and am wondering where you get your numbers from. I am looking to invest in properties and want to be sure that I can count on your number to give me accurate&nbsp;comparables.<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/House-values/475990/ 2013-01-26T18:44:00Z FIRST TIME BUYER http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FIRST-TIME-BUYER/416407/ HI &nbsp;I am a physician and new to this area , just wanted to find out that &nbsp;I am looking for a property in 100-150000 range condo/town house for investment( I will rent it out ) but unsure of &nbsp;real estate trends in carmel and future outlook , plz help me and I will app a call&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FIRST-TIME-BUYER/416407/ 2011-09-21T04:07:00Z I'm a UK based investor looking at Michigan City, whats rental market like? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-a-UK-based-investor-looking-at-Michigan-City-whats-rental-market-like/423794/ Know the City a little through spending time with in-laws nearby, just don't know what rental demand is like? Any advice welcome.<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-a-UK-based-investor-looking-at-Michigan-City-whats-rental-market-like/423794/ 2011-11-23T14:04:00Z Can anyone tell me with a best place/city In USA to find a rental investment property under 200K ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-tell-me-with-a-best-place-city-In-USA-to-find-a-rental-investment-property-under-200K/356579/ Can anyone tell me with a best place/city In USA to find a rental investment property under 200K with the ,maximun positive cash flow , Is&nbsp;Indianpolis one of the area ? Can someone advice on the local market ?<br \><br \>29 replies Tue, 06 Jul 2010 00:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-anyone-tell-me-with-a-best-place-city-In-USA-to-find-a-rental-investment-property-under-200K/356579/ 2010-07-06T00:55:00Z I'm thinking about buying a duplex for extra income to round out retirement. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-thinking-about-buying-a-duplex-for-extra-income-to-round-out-retirement/408639/ Looking for folks with experience in this area for advice, discussion<br \><br \>14 replies Sat, 23 Jul 2011 13:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-thinking-about-buying-a-duplex-for-extra-income-to-round-out-retirement/408639/ 2011-07-23T13:38:00Z South Bend Indiana Awesome ROI http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/South-Bend-Indiana-Awesome-ROI/381039/ 0 replies Sun, 16 Jan 2011 02:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/South-Bend-Indiana-Awesome-ROI/381039/ 2011-01-16T02:02:00Z What is the Price/Annual ratio are you looking for? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-Price-Annual-ratio-are-you-looking-for/375095/ I am considering a duplex. The price is $85000 and the annual rent is about $14500. <br/><br/>What do you think about the ratio? What is the ratio are you looking for?<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 16 Nov 2010 08:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-Price-Annual-ratio-are-you-looking-for/375095/ 2010-11-16T08:40:00Z Any thoughts on buying a house that is in a tax sale on the west side of indianapolis? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-thoughts-on-buying-a-house-that-is-in-a-tax-sale-on-the-west-side-of-indianapolis/234367/ I am able to pick these rental houses up for 3000 a piece on the west side of indianapolis, off of west michigan st., just past white river. They will continue to be rentals and I am trying to figure out the major downside to doing this.They are already rented and they are properties that my dad has owned. Apparently the maintenance is up to date, even though they are kind of shabby on the outside.<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 13 May 2009 13:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-thoughts-on-buying-a-house-that-is-in-a-tax-sale-on-the-west-side-of-indianapolis/234367/ 2009-05-13T13:47:00Z Is there an agent that I can work with that has access to the MLS? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-an-agent-that-I-can-work-with-that-has-access-to-the-MLS/351327/ I'm a real estate investor and I'm looking for an agent that has access to the MLS that can pull a couple reports for me.<br/><br/><br/>P.S. I'm willing to pay.<br/>Thanks.<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 24 May 2010 21:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-an-agent-that-I-can-work-with-that-has-access-to-the-MLS/351327/ 2010-05-24T21:38:00Z