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Heather Wrig…, Real Estate Pro in The Dalles, OR
Heather Wright answered:
We are looking to buy/ rent a home in Portland. Don't know the date exactly, but within the next 9 months. What areas are decent, but lower in price?
It really depends upon what your looking for. Their is a lot to consider. Lifestyle is a biggie. Kids and school districts. I think that a great low priced area in Portland is the SE ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in 97211
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Tom Inglesby answered:
how much is the property tax in portland oregon the house cost aboit 100.000 dollars thank maria
The City of Portland the taxes are about $23 per $1,000 assessed value homes are never assessed at full value usually 75%. If a house has not been sold in since about 1990 taxes will be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in 97211
Adriana Focke, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Adriana Focke answered:
Interested in Portland Neighborhoods. Want nice home under $350K. Walk to shops and restaurants. We are retired, have a big dog.
My suggestion would be SW Portland, either Hillsdale or Multnomah village neighborhoods. SW Portland is more affordable right now, so you can find larger homes for that price range. Oth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in 97211
Manisha Jain, Real Estate Pro in Beaverton, OR
Manisha Jain answered:
I'm buying a house and the property taxes were advertised at about $1,125. At closing, they are about $3,000. How is that possible?
Property taxes are set by county based on value assessed. Property taxes are set for 1 year so it doesn't make lots of sense for these taxes to jump at closing.

You can always ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Home Buying in 97211
Steve Sanz, Real Estate Pro in Oregon, OR
Steve Sanz answered:
Is it a bad idea to buy a house, possibly to become an investment property, when possibly moving in 2 years?
Hi Kevin, right now we are in a buyers market. You can get great properties at prices comparable to 2003 or earlier and rates will never be better. But the investment question is a r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 18, 2010 Home Buying in 97211
Bobby Taylor,  in Portland, OR
Bobby Taylor answered:
How can I find out if a house just listed for foreclosure still has a realtor listing?
If you have the RMLS number of the listing, you can go to www.rmls.com and search. The RMLS will know if the property is active/pending/sold or off-market. That is the easiest way of ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 21, 2009 Foreclosure in 97211
Wa Macdonald, Other/Just Looking in Pittsburgh, PA
Wa Macdonald answered:
hello - we have a credit from the seller for closing costs.
If it appears that the closing costs will not come to the total seller concession, ask the lender to "buy the rate down" with a point or so, to eat up the "lost" clo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2009 Home Buying in 97211
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