Gerry and Nancy had a desire to take on a rehab project if they could find something with a little land that could be made into a fantastic home…perhaps a foreclosure or abandoned farmhouse? They started the hunt together with plenty of options for distressed properties, but nothing with just the right setting got them excited until the little cabin on 2 acres north of Zionsville popped into Jennifer’s email. She was familiar with it, as she’d seen it before it went through foreclosure, but now that the bank had repossessed it, there had been a significant price reduction. She knew it was dirty, but that it could be rehabbed to sparkle and that it’s creek-side location was just exactly what they’d been seeking. On July 4th, they submitted an offer, which the bank rejected. So they waited a bit, and when that same bank reduced the price again two months later to below that initial offer, they pounced for an even better deal! The ride to the closing table wasn’t easy with that short-sighted bank, but Jennifer got them through it and closed at the end of October. Rehab is under way, and it will be a stunning home AND setting when it’s finished, and Jennifer can’t wait to see it!
Danyelle & Brian were getting married in October! They’d been working hard to get their credit established and hoped that their time had come to buy their first home, but they didn’t know where to start until their lender referred them to Jennifer. What a great idea that was! Jennifer came up with a list of 10 really good possibilities within their budget, in an area close to their jobs and scheduled a morning out with them. The last one they saw was THE one, and the negotiations commenced almost immediately. A very good deal was struck that enabled Dany and Brian to buy a home with as little cash out of pocket as possible, and the couple got to close on the purchase of their first home just a few days before they flew out to Las Vegas for the big day. When they got back to Indiana, wedding gifts were piled in the family room, waiting to be opened and enjoyed. Jennifer loves the hunt with all her clients, but that joy is compounded when her clients trust her to help them start their life together on the right foot.
A mandatory job relocation in 2010 to sunny Florida left Michael’s lovely home in Westfield vacant with a sizeable mortgage to maintain. The market at that time was abysmal, and his attempts to keep it leased were no more successful. So he called Jennifer after the last tenant moved out abruptly, because the house simply had to go. Left vacant, it would devastate him financially, and his combined mortgage balance was considerably higher than the current value of the home. Selling it at fair market value was not a pretty picture either. Fortunately, Jennifer is a Certified Short Sale Specialist and knows the ins & outs of how the banks work to allow responsible sellers in his position to sell in order to avoid foreclosure. She made the calls to not one, but to the two banks holding first and second mortgages on the property. Their option was simple: cooperate for a short sale, or take it into bank inventory after a lengthy and expensive legal process. They agreed almost immediately to review offers that would facilitate a short-sale, and within a month, Jennifer had an offer to present. She was shocked that the first bank approved such a loss, and held her breath while the second bank reviewed the settlement that was offered to them. They, too, accepted it; and a closing date was set. All in all, the process took about four months from start to finish, but the stars aligned, and the closing commenced on September 22nd. And while Michael has a ding on his credit, his debt has been forgiven in a responsible manner, and he is free to rebuild without the burden of over $500,000 in debt languishing up in Westfield.
Tara had been dreaming of her first home for years. As her career evolved with a few nice promotions, the dream became an opportunity, and she and Jennifer began the hunt. Tara wanted a safe community with a pool and zero maintenance that was close to work, so Jennifer suggested Centennial in southern Westfield. Turns out they didn’t have to search long. Tara fell in love with the FIRST townhome they walked into. They looked at a couple more, just to be sure, but everything from that point on was compared to that outstanding, fashionable, brand new condo. And so, the negotiations commenced and the sale pended. The walkthrough with the builder was scheduled, lights were selected, the furniture shopping began. And on a Friday morning in April, Tara became another happy home owner, and Jennifer was reminded once again that good things come to those who wait.
Look at all this space! This functional floor plan in Oak Manor has FIVE bedrooms (luxurious master suite) plus an office, AWESOME walkout basement with bar area for even more living space. Open plan on the main floor w/ formal dining rm, office/den, dramatic great rm, mud rm, 1/2ba, 2 pantries & screened porch overlooking pond. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own 4500+ sf on a premium waterfront lot in one of Westfield’s most desirable neighborhoods!
Lookin’ for a little country livin’? Look no further! Here waits a classic, turn-of-the-century Hoosier farmhouse on 5 acres, completely renovated from top to bottom and equipped with the original red wood barn (newer tin roof & reinforcements) and a newer pole barn with utilities and finished office space. Sunlight streams into the spacious country kitchen; the enclosed porch is the perfect spot to listen to the crickets on a warm summer eve. Lovely woodwork, built-ins, custom cabinetry plus more details you will love, and master suites on both floors. Lots of options for the land use here: horses, gardens, add on or just enjoy the room to roam. Close to town, on a paved road, with great neighbors. Additional land is available.