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tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, 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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Brent Wright, Real Estate Pro in Portage, IN
Brent Wright answered:
My home is in my husbands name only and he passed away, what are my options?
You should definitely contact an attorney and keep paying the mortgage as normal. The thing is in Indiana once you are married you are 1 identity. We are not a community state. Definite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Foreclosure in 46368
Brent Wright, Real Estate Pro in Portage, IN
Brent Wright answered:
Potential listing in Portage, IN (Ogden Dunes) – Interested?
If your client has listed the home with anyone I would definitely like to speak with him. I can help out with listing and selling the home. Ogden Dunes is a great area that is highly de ... more
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Jessica Klja…, Real Estate Pro in Schererville, IN
Jessica Kljajic, SFR, ASP 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.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 10, 2013 Home Buying in 46368
Brent Wright, Real Estate Pro in Portage, IN
Brent Wright answered:
I am looking for a home to buy on a land contract or rent to own deal in or around portage, indiana. can you send me more information on anything you?
I can definitely help you with that. Please send me a message with your email address and I'll send those over to you directly from the MLS.

0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Portage
Renita, Real Estate Pro in Portage, IN
Renita asked:
i am looking for apt for in portage ind. in are? 2 or 3 br /1 or2 ba
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 22, 2012 For Rent in Portage
Gayle Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Portage, IN
Gayle Roberts answered:
Is there any single house for rent available ?
We do get many inquiries about rentals. At this time of year when homes are selling quickly, the sellers are opting to sell their homes and not rent. Not to say that there aren't some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 13, 2012 Rentals in Portage
Julie Harris…, Real Estate Pro in Northwest, IN
Julie Harris Elisha answered:
Looking for a rental home in Portage, Hobart, Chesterton, IN or nearby area.

I have rentals in Portage, but nothing available at this point. Have you thought about purchasing a home? With 3.5% down and low interest rates, you could buy a home and sta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 24, 2011 For Rent in Portage
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
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Buying in Portage
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna 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
Jeff Masich, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jeff 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
Christine Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Valparaiso, IN
Christine McDaniel answered:
How can I find the actual selling price ver the listing price of homes in Portage IN 46368?
Hi Phil,

As a home buyer you do want to work with a Realtor. You do not want to be calling off signs. That agent already has a relationship with the seller. Dual agency representa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 24, 2009 Market Conditions in 46368
Jodi Smith, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Jodi Smith answered:
I am planning to move from Northwest Indiana to Southeastern Florida in the near future.
Mike, I've used Graebel (not sure if I spelled that right) and Mayflower. Both were good, but I would say Mayflower was the better of the two.

Where exactly in southeaster Flo ... more
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Jason Herten…, Real Estate Pro in Champaign, IL
Jason Hertenstein answered:
any homes for rent in Portage,In area?
Here is one that you may like.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2009 For Rent in Portage
Fran Sakes, Real Estate Pro in Indiana
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
Tami Bianco, Real Estate Pro in Chesterton, IN
Tami Bianco answered:
I am looking for property management companies for a house in Portage and Michigan City.
1st American Management in Valparaiso. The number is (219) 464-3536.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2009 Rental Basics 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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0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 9, 2009 Home Buying in Portage
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