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Joyce Tucker, Renter in Westchester, IL
Joyce Tucker asked:
Seeking rental of apartment or house in Portage area. We have friends off of Highway 6 a trailer home but couldn't find the couple, Donna and Wayne i we are a senior mom and son age 45 with cat that is declawed and neutered, son does much in painting, flooring, wallpaper and drywall. Willing to purchase within two months., hopefully a…
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Douglas D. M…, Home Buyer in Portage, IN
Douglas D. Miller asked:
Wanting to buy a home. I filed bankruptcy in 2011 after my wife passed and didn't reaffirm on my home. The bank took it back in may of 20013. Now I want to buy another home, is it possable. I live in Indiana.
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
When being a first time home buyer do we HAVE to leave a down payment on a house that cost 124,000.?
Down payment minimums are a function of the loan type used. FHA requires a minimum of 3.5% down. VA and USDA require 0% down. Conventional loans range from 5-10-15-20% down. You can alw ... more
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Jessica Klja…, Real Estate Pro in Schererville, IN
Jessica Kljajic answered:
Do I have to have a permit to build a bedroom in my mobile home that is located in a mobile home park? Also do I have to get a new title when I do?
First you have to check with the park than to building department.
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Henry, Renter in 46368
Henry answered:
is this house in good condition?
no. It is a bilevel, and it leaks in the basement. The mold is growing up the walls. The owner has no interest in fixing the problems before selling and Nipsco Red tags the dryer out ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
hows much is owed on the home,any leans on home,how much was your gas&eie. bills for winter
Since no local answers yet--any local agent can help you--contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask--or check your local prope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 25, 2010 Home Buying in Portage
Jeffrey Masi…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jeffrey Masich answered:
We have just filed bankruptcy and are considering now whether to foreclose on our current home. We would like to downsize and find a home that
Yes, you have some decisions. Rent to own could be good, but in most cases the purchase price is "undefined" so beware.

Before you consider the foreclosure, consider these ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 8, 2009 Home Buying in Portage
Fran Sakes, Real Estate Pro in Crown Point, IN
Fran Sakes answered:
I found a house that is for sale that is listed on the main MLS site for Northwest Indiana, but, it's not
Need $5,000 for CLOSING COSTS? Maybe this is the home you saw on TRULIA! this home has just been 'reduced' in PORTAGE. It's a 4 Bedroom, LOVELY split level with a two tiered CU ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2009 Home Buying in Portage
Amy, Home Seller in Indiana
Amy answered:
Where is the best place to start when looking for a compatible realtor to help us find a new home?
Hi Sharon, funny you should ask that question. I decided to try Trulia to find a realtor who will really go to work for us and sell our home in Peru,Indiana. So if anyone can suggest an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Buying in Portage
Matt Blum, Real Estate Pro in Valparaiso, IN
Matt Blum answered:
Porter County area: HOA fees

I recommend finding 1 agent you are comfortable with and work together to find the right property. An agent you can trust who is full-time and professional.

Matt Blum
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