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Julian Pine, Home Seller in Niwot, CO
Julian Pine asked:
I need to find property in an area I don't know. Why are the Trulia maps messed up now? Why can't I zoom out to see the whole area,? roads, etc. I have used Trulia for years and loved the maps that showed me everything I needed to know about location. Why don't they work anymore (to zoom out and see the whole area,…
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Moving to Albany and want to buy a home. First time or VA buyer. How will my having to get a job out there affect any of that? I've been at my
You'll need a job in order to qualify for a mortgage. So...you should probably figure out the job situation first. You should talk to a local lender and start the pre-approval process a ... more
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Kristin Mont…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Kristin Montoya answered:
Are Mobile Homes A Worthy Rental Investment?
i would stay away. mobile homes are hard to sell. all your rental profit would go to the depreciation.
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K9lvr, Home Buyer in Gresham, OR
K9lvr asked:
2980 NE Division St. #49 Gresham, OR 97030 THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE, PLEASE DELETE LISTING This mobile home at 2980 NE Division St. SP#49 Gresham, OR 97030 was SOLD in October of 2014. Please update your records to reflect this fact. Too many people are stopping by to ask about…
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scottnally, Renter in Portland, OR
scottnally asked:
Just bought HUD home but have to wait for HUD to complete something b4 its really ours..?We signed Thurs but now it won't "close"for days? Is that ok? We paid prepaid and insurance and everything based on the day WE signed but we aren't actually able to take possession of the house until HUD decides to do their part,…
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Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Buying a home with less than perfect credit and no down payment
Hi Salvador,

Yup, you can purchase a home with USDA Rural Housing financing which is 100% financing. You don't need perfect credit, but most lenders are looking for a 640 score. FH ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 21, 2016 Home Buying in 97463
Ellievdavis55, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Ellievdavis55 answered:
What are the risks associated with asbestos siding?
Asbestos in general is something you want to avoid. It has caused a lot of diseases over the years, and it can be very difficult in the long run to make sure that you're safe when you h ... more
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Phyl4u7048, Home Buyer in Alvadore, OR
Phyl4u7048 asked:
do you have anyone in that area that does deck and patios? misplaced the name of guy from Alvadore that helped a 78 year old disabled person last summer fixing a deck and need to find him again please.. email address Phyl4u7048@aol.com
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Yousra , Home Buyer in Madison, AL
Yousra answered:
We purchased our home this last July (2015). We paid 10% down out of my husbands 401k. Our fixed rate is 4.75, pretty high.

I would look into refinancing once you have 20% equity in your home and if you include just $50.00 additional dollars in with your monthly payment you can cut your time almost in ... more
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Melinda J Le…, Both Buyer and Seller in Albuquerque, NM
Melinda J Lewis answered:
I'll be 63 in March, Im on SSDI and I'm looking to buy a small home in Oregon. Being disabled it's near impossible to come up with any
Call your local Public Housing Authority (ask about HUD Section 8 Homeownership Voucher) and also try Habitat for Humanity. Search the term "help buying home with disability" and you ma ... more
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Cutlerirvin, Home Buyer in Reno, NV
Cutlerirvin answered:
Looking for a Buyers Broker in the 97601 (Kalmath Falls) area who is familiar with VA loans.
I've a question. I'm looking to buy in K-Falls also but this question program kept saying no such town. How did you get in it using Klamath Falls? Sorry I don't have help ... more
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Salvador, Other/Just Looking in Lane County, OR
Salvador asked:
Buying a home with less than perfect credit I'd like to know if it's possible to buy a home with out a down payment with less than perfect credit
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 21, 2016 Home Buying in 97463
Jessica Tayl…, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Jessica Taylor answered:
From what I can see, the agents all have 5 star ratings. Do the agents pay you to be listed here? Do they get to decide what reviews are posted?
We have the option to ask our clients for reviews. That's how we get so many. Of course we would only send them out to our clients we were sure were fully satisfied. I have a 1 star rev ... more
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Steve Ge, Both Buyer and Seller in Portland, OR
Steve Ge asked:
Can I use the profit from the sale of my primary residence to purchase a new home for cash? I have owned (mortgage) my current home for a little over a year. I want to sale, pay off the mortgage and purchase another home in a lower priced market for cash from the profit of the…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2016 Home Buying in 97266
Heather Wrig…, Real Estate Pro in The Dalles, OR
Heather Wright answered:
How do I know the price I'm paying for my new home is a reasonable price for location, square footage, appliances, utilities, style etc?
Have your real estate agent provide you recent comparables. Make sure that the sold listings are recent and not to dated. Also, if your getting financing, they require an apprai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
John Gray, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
John Gray answered:
What is the "Association" in Laughing Waters and Who are the members ???
Laughing Waters is a home owners association. It's members consist of all of the owners of cabins in the Laughing Waters riverfront development on North Bank Rd in McKenzie Bridge. Al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 12, 2015 Home Buying in McKenzie Bridge
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