Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Indianapolis- IN http://www.zillow.com/advice/Indianapolis-IN/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate First time home buyer in Indianapolis http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-home-buyer-in-Indianapolis/580927/ What is the best way to hire an real state agent buying my first home?&nbsp;<br/>Should I set up an interview? Meet over lunch? How many should I talk to and questions to ask?&nbsp;<br \><br \>10 replies Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/First-time-home-buyer-in-Indianapolis/580927/ 2015-03-30T18:47:00Z looking to nuy a condo or apartment with a lake view and beach acess http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-to-nuy-a-condo-or-apartment-with-a-lake-view-and-beach-acess/579621/ 3 replies Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-to-nuy-a-condo-or-apartment-with-a-lake-view-and-beach-acess/579621/ 2015-03-20T15:22:00Z Purchase Agreement...does it require both buyer/seller signatures? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchase-Agreement-does-it-require-both-buyer-seller-signatures/572766/ On a purchase agreement of a home in Indianapolis (rental property) does the agreement need both buyer and seller's signature? &nbsp;If the seller/buyer signature is not present, does that void the agreement? &nbsp;<br \><br \>13 replies Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchase-Agreement-does-it-require-both-buyer-seller-signatures/572766/ 2015-01-20T00:32:00Z Can I bid on 2 homes at the same time in Indiana http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-bid-on-2-homes-at-the-same-time-in-Indiana/574747/ Want to bid on a foreclosure but do I need to be released from a previous bid first.<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-bid-on-2-homes-at-the-same-time-in-Indiana/574747/ 2015-02-06T15:11:00Z Can I bid on 2 homes at the same time in Indiana http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-bid-on-2-homes-at-the-same-time-in-Indiana/574747/ Want to bid on a foreclosure but do I need to be released from a previous bid first.<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-bid-on-2-homes-at-the-same-time-in-Indiana/574747/ 2015-02-06T15:11:00Z Purchase Agreement...does it require both buyer/seller signatures? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchase-Agreement-does-it-require-both-buyer-seller-signatures/572766/ On a purchase agreement of a home in Indianapolis (rental property) does the agreement need both buyer and seller's signature? &nbsp;If the seller/buyer signature is not present, does that void the agreement? &nbsp;<br \><br \>12 replies Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchase-Agreement-does-it-require-both-buyer-seller-signatures/572766/ 2015-01-20T00:32:00Z How To Qualify For Indiana Housing Loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-To-Qualify-For-Indiana-Housing-Loan/565808/ [promotion deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 08 Nov 2014 03:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-To-Qualify-For-Indiana-Housing-Loan/565808/ 2014-11-08T03:43:00Z I http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I/569459/ <p>I am 21 years old, I have a full time job. Should I buy a house or just rent for a few years, then buy a house</p><br/><br/><br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I/569459/ 2014-12-12T21:11:00Z 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 \>8 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 possession http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/possession/561427/ <p>in the purchase agreement, possession was to be at closing and if the seller stays in the house after closing they would pay $100.00 a day until possession is given to the buyers.&nbsp; Question...the seller requested to move the closing date and stay in the house&nbsp;5 more days. Does the seller pay the buyer $100.00 a day&nbsp;for those days after closing that he is still in possession of the house after closing?</p><br \><br \>7 replies Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/possession/561427/ 2014-10-02T12:04:00Z 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 Backup offers http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Backup-offers/558041/ <p>Is it possible that an agent falsely shows a house under contract and asks for back-up offer in orders to jack up the price of a house?&nbsp; Who do we report in Indiana if we find an agent might be doing something like that?</p>&nbsp;<br \><br \>7 replies Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Backup-offers/558041/ 2014-09-05T13:02:00Z seller refinished a rusty bathtub improperly and did not disclose he did this work http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/seller-refinished-a-rusty-bathtub-improperly-and-did-not-disclose-he-did-this-work/552729/ Seller improperly refinished a rusty bathtub. We are 3 day into living in the house, the finish is peeling at a rapid rate. What can I do besides filing this on my warranty? Is there a law or lemon law to protect buyers from this? Please help.<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/seller-refinished-a-rusty-bathtub-improperly-and-did-not-disclose-he-did-this-work/552729/ 2014-08-02T12:55:00Z Offer Expiration due to Failure to Respond http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Offer-Expiration-due-to-Failure-to-Respond/551098/ We have recently had an inspection that revealed many necessary and unexpexted repairs and modifications, some of which involve hazardous substances. It also revealed water damage in several areas, which the sellers did not disclose. We gave them about 36 hours to accept our requests for repairs and submitted a few questions regarding the lack of disclosure regarding water damage and receipts for HVAC repairs by a licensed HVAC professional. They responded with "no repairs", no answers to our questions and gave us 2 hours in the evening to accept. In turn, our realtor asked for an extension explaining that we need the information to our initial questions before moving forward. The following day, both realtors exchanged information in order to move forward. The listing agent sent one last message with requested information and followed that with "as a result of failure to respond the day before within two hours, your offer has expired". My question is, can the listing agent provide a timeframe, neither accept or deny the request for an extension, then continue the transaction/negotiations and go back to claim we didn't respond in time 24 hrs prior? It would appear to me that she accepted the extension by her action of continuing moving forward with negotiations with our realtor. Ironically, she has yet to provide information from multiple requests/questions from 3-4 weeks ago, yet two hours is all we get. Thanks!<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Offer-Expiration-due-to-Failure-to-Respond/551098/ 2014-07-24T05:39:00Z How do I get utility bill history for a property that is for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-utility-bill-history-for-a-property-that-is-for-sale/531082/ 5 replies Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-utility-bill-history-for-a-property-that-is-for-sale/531082/ 2014-03-05T20:54:00Z Signed a purchase agreement with a builder but want out due to a disagreement. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Signed-a-purchase-agreement-with-a-builder-but-want-out-due-to-a-disagreement/545403/ I recently signed a purchase agreement to purchase an inventory home with a builder. The home is currently under construction. There is a disagreement between the builder and myself on how the home is constructed. After discussing the issue with the builder it is obvious that they are not willing to change or fix anything. At this point I am not interested in purchasing the home anymore. Do I have the option to get out of the purchase of this home? What do I need to consider? Thanks.<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Signed-a-purchase-agreement-with-a-builder-but-want-out-due-to-a-disagreement/545403/ 2014-06-13T18:01:00Z I have a 580 credit score and need approved please help http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-580-credit-score-and-need-approved-please-help/543771/ I can put 10 percent down if needed and wouldn't want anything more than $45,000. Located in central Indiana.<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-580-credit-score-and-need-approved-please-help/543771/ 2014-06-02T23:51:00Z (Moved): Bankruptcy a year ago, Im looking to buy now. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Bankruptcy-a-year-ago-Im-looking-to-buy-now/541739/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bankruptcy-a-year-ago-Im-looking-to-buy-now/541733/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bankruptcy-a-year-ago-Im-looking-to-buy-now/541733/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 20 May 2014 23:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Bankruptcy-a-year-ago-Im-looking-to-buy-now/541739/ 2014-05-20T23:34:00Z