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Fri May 17, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Good morning Brittany,

First steps:

Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for. The Mortgage Banker can review your credit and give you a clear estimate of where you stand on your credit today.

If your credit is less then outstanding here are some steps to help fix your credit:

First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website.

Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE.

The best way to buy a home is to have a decent credit history combined with sufficient Income and Assets for a home purchase.

The best way to have a decent credit history is to settle negative outstanding obligations and pay all your bills on time for at least two years.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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Thu Mar 14, 2013
rhoffman05 asked:
I need a 3 month lease and only have the company websites and phone calls to go by. Any in particular I should stay away from?
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
millissaheilman asked:
I am looking for a house with 2-3 bedroom and a garage. I am looking for a price range of 600-750 a month. Also consideing rent to own options.
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Juan Carlos Carrasquel, Expert answered:
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Ryan Cassidy Group answered:
I would recommend contacting an agent in the area, I'm sure they'd be happy to help!

Here's a link of the agents listed through Trulia in Columbus: ... more
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Burchyett Realty Group answered:
Very sorry to hear you were displaced! I would be happy to help. Please email me information on what price range you need & I will send back options. My email is FYI I am on the Relocation Team with Prudential Indiana Realty. I can also be reached via cell @ 812-350-3365. ... more
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Mark Syberg answered:
This far out is going to be tuff to find a house that is coming open in the middle of the month or most homes on the market now will be gone by then. if you want to send me an email i can send you some of the current listings. ... more
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Jeff Finke answered:
Ms. Pavone,
We do not have this property listed. Would you please let us know where you found the information so that we can check into this and figure out why it is posted? Thank you.
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Marg DeGlandon, Brown County Expert answered:
I can assist you in finding foreclosed homes. My advise is to call Ryan Hufty 317-417-2233 which can assist you in obtaining a FHA loan.
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should start by meeting with a local and trusted loan officer who can look at your credit and financials and see if you quailify for a construction loan. Although the scope of building is a big part of it, qailifying for it is a must these days and where you need to start, ... more
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Carrie Abfall answered:
Can you provide more info about what you mean by turnaround time? Are you talking about USDA loans?
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
ljparris03 answered:
Columbus village does month/month leases but they are $100 more than original rent.
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Fri May 4, 2012
Kylie Sullivan answered:
We are not able to rent at this time. If you are interested in purchasing it let me know and we can schedule a showing.

Kylie Sullivan
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Fri May 4, 2012
Martin Dorgan answered:
If you are looking for a home to rent in the Columbus Indiana area, I always recommend checking out the Republic newspaper, as that is generally the best source that I've found to locate homes for rent.
They have an online version at

But as an alternative, you could utilize the benefits of a smart phone if you have one? By downloading an application like Prudential Indiana Realty new app that gives Closest Rentals available to you through the phone and they are geo located to where you are.
TEXT 8BA to 87778 Today and download the app!

Or you could try calling 1-904-891-5624 there are two homes available through that phone number, 3076 Hawcreek Blvd. and 1912 Timbercrest.
I did see one more for rent sign on Rocky Ford Rd south side between Middle Rd and Marr Rd.(Friday)

I hope this information helps you! If you still need assistance, try sending me an email and i will try to help you further. Have a great Easter weekend.
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Sun Sep 1, 2013
Joe Shoemaker answered:

I highly recommend that you connect with an experienced agent in Columbus to help in your search. I'm happy to refer to you to a professional in the area if you don't know someone.

Good luck!


Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
317 413.8501!/jojosmojo
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Fri May 4, 2012
Burchyett Realty Group answered:
Hi ,
Please drop me a call on my cell @ (812)350-3365 or email me directly. We have a property manager who works in our office. I have a couple of leads on individual properties that may fit your needs.
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
Jim Manning answered:
YES! I am not in Columbus or I would love to help you.
You need to find a foreclosure agent through an asset management company.
Equator has a program but its not that great. REO PREP has a nice program that gets me stuff here so I would suggest them. ... more
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