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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Renita asked:
Sun May 13, 2012
Gayle Roberts answered:
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 out there, but not as many. It would be my pleasure to try to help you find a rental. You can contact me at 219-588-4897 so we can discuss the particulars.
You can also visit McColly's web site at and click on the rental icon.

Call, text or email me at any time.

Thank you
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Brent Wright answered:
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.
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Thu Mar 24, 2011
Julie Elisha answered:

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 stay within your budget. Otherwise, check the local papers (NWI Times or Post Tribune). They advertise online as well as the physical paper. If you have any questions, please feel free to call.

Good Luck!

Julie Elisha
Prudential Real Estate
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Sun Apr 25, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
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 property records departments and see if any leins exist--as far as the utilities--it really depends on usage, size of the property, etc. and again any agent can help you with some guess estimates. ... more
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Manuel Couto answered:
I am a litle biased, but a good local realtor can help you find the house you need, or an apt you like. You will also need some support documentation to give any new landlord since most landlord run credit reports on their tenants. Bankrupcy is a big step, and hopefully you consulted with an attorney as well as an accountant. Both can give you the pros and cons, to help you make the best decision for your future. Doing it "on your own" will just add time and with the circumstances your mentioned, stress to your life. Now is the time to get together the team to better chart you future. Work with a local realtor, a good attorney and a good accountant so that your financial future can be better secured. ... more
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Thu Aug 27, 2009
Linda Zyla answered:
Welcome to Northwest Indiana! reliable & honest long distance movers are a challenge. The other challenge is comparing apples to apples on rate quotes. What happens if they underestimate the size truck you need on moving day. Make sure whom ever gives you quotes actually physically visits your home prior to quoting your move. Best regards, Linda M. Zyla ... more
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Fri Jul 31, 2009
Gayle Roberts answered:
Good Morning,
I have noticed that some sellers will offer buyers the option to rent with option to buy. For just rental homes, the best bet to find one is still the newspaper.
If you would like to explore a rent to purchase option, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Jody Jones answered:
As far as I know, the agent for this home would need to upload it to the Trulia site, if they wanted it featured here. The only website that I know for sure has all MLS listings is, which is owned by the Multiple Listing Services across the country. The listing agent is shown on that link that you sent us, why dont you just contact her and tell her you would be interested in more information on the property? Good Luck! ... more
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Wed Jun 17, 2009
Gayle Roberts answered:
Good Morning,

I know of a property managment office that I can direct you to in Portage.

Please call me for additional information.

Thank you

Gayle Roberts
Prudential Executive Group
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Wed May 27, 2009
Debra Rasala answered:
Right here! You want someone who represents YOU,not the seller. I have a wonderful buyer's agent,Maryann that is absolutely the best for excellent representation for buyers. She is all about you,the buyer and will do her best to get you the most and steadfastedly fight for you in negotiating once you find the home of your dreams. Please give me a call and we will take care of you. I will need to have her contact you and get the ball rolling,she will be asking you pertinent questions in order to help you. My cell is 219-508-8025.
Thank you for question.
Deb Rasala
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Fri Feb 11, 2011
Gayle Roberts answered:
The property address did not come through with your request. Please email me at

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Fri Jan 9, 2009
Jim Meeks answered:

Or you could simply have an agent do the search for you for what you are looking for. Then the agent could weed out the ones with a HOA/POA and then provide you with a list with the ones that meet your needs.

Provide me with what you are looking for: price, style, bedrooms, baths, area, etc and your email address. I will do a search and provide you with the homes that match.

Jim Meeks
Boulder Bay Realty Group
Cell 219-405-0100
Office 219-531-6683
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Thu Sep 24, 2009
John Olmstead answered:
Phil -

The easiest method of finding this information is to contact your Realtor and ask them to provide you with sold data for the addresses in question. You should also be able to check your county website to ascertain the sales price. In some states/ counties you may not be able to procure as much information as in others.

I would highly advise finding a buyer's agent to assist in your purchase. Some might argue that the benefit of using a buyer's agent increases as the market slows down. As a current Realtor and a former home buyer, a good buyer's agent is worth their weight in gold.

Good luck -
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