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Hank Paterson, Real Estate Pro in Beaverton, OR
Hank Paterson answered:
Arbor oaks new home buyer, negotiation of price.
It's new construction in Bethany so there generally is no room to negotiate. There are so few of them they won't budge.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 9, 2013 Home Buying in 97229
Kevin Sucher, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Kevin Sucher answered:
Just starting to consider buying a home for the first time, what can I expect given good rental history, good work history, poor-fair credit?
Hi Ethan,

Like the other comments check with a good mortgage officer first, if you want contact for one let me know. If that outcome is not favorable don’t overlook seller fin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Buying in 97229
amber02, Home Owner in Portland, OR
amber02 answered:
Maple leaf timberland VS Arbor Oak
Not Arbor anything Arbor is terrible quality and will tell you anything to sell a house, whether or not it's the truth.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in 97229
Paul Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Paul Johnson answered:
How much can I negotiate with new home builder?
Hi Kris,

Every scenario is different, but as a general rule, with inventory at 3 months, most sellers (especially builder's) will not come off their price much. You may want to cons ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Home Buying in 97229
Tom Eilers, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Tom Eilers answered:
Better to buy in Vancouver WA or Portland Or?
Hi. I'm licensed in both states and work Portland and Vancouver about 50/50. I've been in the business for 30 years and know all the areas very well. If you'd like to contact me and l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 6, 2013 Home Buying in 97229
Manisha Jain,…, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Manisha Jain, Broker, Realtor answered:
Anyone know if any construction is planned on a vacant land by laidlaw & 133rd/130th ave in Portland, OR by the Arbor Heights? Thanks.
Hello Portlander,
I know exactly which lot you are talking about. I can send you the info directly and can help you find more similar lots. Call me or email me and I will be happy to d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 22, 2011 Home Buying in 97229
Nathan Neuba…, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Nathan Neubauer answered:
Bauer highlands neighbourhood
While I know this is an old question, Bauer Highlands still seems to be one of those pocket areas that have only seen slight declines in values due to its popularity. I agree with most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 15, 2011 Home Buying in 97229
Rochelle, Real Estate Pro in Beaverton, OR
Rochelle answered:
If a Motor Home or Luxury Boat has a Bedroom it Qualifies as a Home. Having said that could the purchase of a Motor Home or Bus with a Bedroom
Hi,

Looks like you already received some good information, but I want to make sure you know that the credit is only available for the purchase of a primary residence. If you are n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 19, 2010 Home Buying in 97229
Jolynne Ash,…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Jolynne Ash, Buyers Agent answered:
I a first time home buyer & looking at the arbor heights. Any suggestions on negotiations and HOA reduction;?
Great point on having six (or however many) months paid by the Seller. BUT you would still need to work with your Lender on how to structure it. Depending on the type of loan, you may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 9, 2009 Home Buying in 97229
Steve Roesch, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Steve Roesch answered:
question about don morissett homes
The answer is simple. Quality, and what is included in the price. 2 builders, 2 approaches to a business model. Arbor's approach has been nicer standard features. Sure like every bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2009 Home Buying in 97229
A R Rao, Real Estate Pro in Beaverton, OR
A R Rao answered:
Don Morrisette Homes - Bannister creek, NW PortlandWhat is a good price per sq ft
Rajval,

Rao here, I've been a Realtor here in town for 20 years and have sold Don Morisette homes. He offers a lot of square feet for your dollar but aesthetically outside his plans ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2009 Home Buying in 97229
June Lizotte,…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
June Lizotte, Retired Broker answered:
Is it illegal in OR to contact seller's agent directly to have a question answered?
Hello Rr,

Completion of repair work should always have had a date attached to it initially on your addendum for repairs. Check and see, otherwise, it is required that the repair ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri May 22, 2009 Home Buying in 97229
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Voices Member answered:
How good are don morissette homes in bannister creek, quality wise?
Don Morissette is a local builder, and I would suggest you research any builder/contractor on the Oregon Contractors Constuction Board. http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/

I've been to some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 23, 2009 Home Buying in 97229
Aaron Majors, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Aaron Majors answered:
Does anyone have any opinion of Arbor Parc Townhomes in Bethany Area (97229) in Portland, OR? I'm a first
Hi,
Well I would check for the deals at Portland Home Auction. Foreclosures, short sales, and auctions. Deals galore!

Happy Hunting =)
Aaron
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2009 Home Buying in 97229
Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janeese Jackson answered:
I'm interested in buying an acerage property in Forest Heights but what my schools to fall in the beaverton
You might consider the adjacent areas to the actual "Forest Heights Planned Development" that might offer some acerage, such as parcels off Skyline Blvd. However, you would still have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2008 Home Buying in 97229
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
(First-time home buyer) Would appreciate any opinions on Arbor Oaks in the bethany area
Vk, an up date on Arbor Homes. They have a promotion going right now that you can get up to about $7500 off the list price or they will do a buy down on the interest rate or your can ge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 20, 2008 Home Buying in 97229
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